This week was a bit slow.
- Special considerations for designing for mobile. Useful overview; especially the forms part.
- Finally found a good description (PDF) of Kenya’s revolutionary M-PESA mobile banking technology.
- Why M-PESA doesn’t work so well in neighbouring Tanzania, and
is iffy in South Africa.
- How getting a BlackBerry helps your productivity. A simple Nigerian mobile story.
- Jailbreaking Windows Phone 7? Microsoft is cool with that.
- Some predictions for 2011 by mobile movers and shakers:
- Who will be mobile’s most open player? Google. (Not sure I agree, but I’m only reporting here.)
- Apps vs. mobile web? Roughly even money between continued app domination and a more relevant mobile web.
- Mobile come-back story of the year: Microsoft.
- Who’ll have the strongest position in mobile payments? Credit card companies first, operators second. (I hope the two will reverse, but I’ll probably have to wait for 2012.)
- BlackBerry’s PlayBook tablet will become a success because it has something the iPad and the various Androids don’t: IT-department-friendliness. We’ll see, but this won’t be an argument for consumers. Then again, enterprises could buy a lot of tablets once they’re convinced of their usefulness.
- HTML5 Security Cheat Sheet. Because you’re going to need it.
- And the Oatmeal’s State of the Web, Winter 2010.
- Have a tip for next week?