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Archive for the ‘Products & Solutions’ Category

Topic for this week: QR-Codes

Posted by TeamITI on October 25, 2010

This week we at the ITI Marketing Team worked a lot with QR-Codes.

But what exactly are QR-Codes ? Why and what for do we use them?

Wikipedia teaches us that:  “A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.”

Good to know! But why should we use this little square and how does it help us?

This is quit simple answered: The QR Code makes it easier for us to enter a certain website.  You don’t have to enter a long URL anymore, just take a picture of this matrix barcode and you will be forwarded to the website you want to go to. You don’t believe it? Try to take a picture of this  QR Code and see where it takes you!

If you want to find out more about the who to’s read this article: “How To Use QR Codes In Social Media”

Still not certain about OR Codes and their usage?

Read the whole article Tech Corner: QR-Codes

Let us know what you think of QR Codes  and your experience!

Corina Melzer
Marketing Project Manager
ITI Marketing

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Distimo: 60% Of Android Apps Are Free Vs. 29% Of iOS Apps, Prices Continue To Rise

Posted by TeamITI on September 30, 2010

Distimo, a startup focused on providing app store analytics, has published its latest report detailing the mobile app ecosystem across the Apple App Store for iPad and iPhone, BlackBerry’s App World, the Android Market, Nokia’s Ovi Store, Palm’s App Catalog and the Windows Marketplace for Mobile for July 2010 in the United States.

Similar to previous reports, Distimo primarily looked at pricing characteristics across all major app stores to determine the proportion of free vs. paid apps and the average cost of which, which continue to rise.  The Android Market continues to have the largest share of free apps compared to the others, with 60% of the total, compared to just 29% for Apple’s App Store for iPhone and 26% for the iPad App Store.  Android has more than double the amount of free apps than any of the other six App Stores in the report.

In terms of pricing, the report states the average price of the 100 most popular apps in the Android Market and Palm’s App Catalog is higher than the average price of the entire catalogue of applications.  While the average price of all apps is only 16% higher in the App Store for iPad over the App Store for iPhone, the average price of the 100 most popular applications is nearly three times as high for iPad apps.  Over 60% of apps are priced below or equal to $2 in the App Store for iPhone, Android Market, Nokia’s Ovi Store and Palm’s App Catalog, while the proportion of apps priced below or equal to $2 is much lower in the App Store for iPad and Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

As usual, you can find much more info, data points and graphics in the actual report, available for download here.

This article is published by Mobile Marketing Watch, click here to read the original article.

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Google’s New Mobile Ads Take Users From Search To Store

Posted by TeamITI on September 30, 2010

Earlier this summer Google rolled out Expandable Map Ads for mobile devices. These ads appear on the mobile web and in apps. To participate advertisers must enable location extensions and be opted in to the content network for mobile.

They begin as a banner that expands when clicked into a map with the option to get directions or call a business. Here’s what those ads look like:

This article is published by Search Engine Land, click here to read the full article.

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PayPal On Track To Process Over $500 Million In Mobile Payments During 2010

Posted by TeamITI on September 28, 2010

In a guest post on Mashable today, Bill Zielke, senior director of Merchant Services at PayPal, divulged some interesting statistics in relation to his company’s mobile commerce and payments position.

PayPal has made a lot of progress recently on the mobile front, including integrating its ubiquitous payment technology in numerous apps and mobile services.  The company was one of the first to dive into mobile payments in a big way.  Because of it, PayPal is on track to process more than $500 million in mobile payments in 2010.  This is following dramatic growth, increasing nearly six-fold from $25 million in 2008 to $141 million in 2009.

Zielke said more than 5 million members regularly use PayPal from a mobile device, with those numbers rising substantially as their respective mobile apps have matured overtime.  This is in line with estimates that peg consumer spending via mobile devices at $119 billion by 2015, accounting for roughly 8% of all e-commerce activity.

This article is published by Mobile Marketing Watch, click here to read the original article.

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