This week’s edition of The Fonecast includes a report from Apps World, which took place in London on 30th November and 1st December. As the name suggests, the event was all about mobile applications, their development, the technology that’s used and the ways that apps are marketed.
Iain, James and Mark provide an entertaining and informative look at the week's mobile industry news. The Google Nexus S, Three UK's iPad deal, Truphone and giffgaff all hit the headlines this week... and there's also a look back at last week's Apps World event in London.
Visa Inc. and Visa Europe have announced the commercial availability of mobile contactless payments. This is the first time in Visa’s history that a mobile contactless payment solution has been included in its list of products available for commercial deployment.
Ofcom has just published its fifth annual Consumer Experience Report, which reveals how the UK communications market has developed in recent years.
91% of the UK population now has a mobile phone, compared to 80% in 2006.
Mobile billing and analytics company Bango says in-app billing – selling additional features or services from within a mobile application – hasn’t been as popular as expected this year. Less than 5% of payments billed through its mobile payments platform in 2010 were for in-app billing.