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Mobile Web vs Native Apps: An Evening With Walmart Labs

December 7th, 2012 by

Whether it’s “Mobile Web is Dead” or “Mobile Apps Will Soon be Dead“, the last two years have seen some sensationalist opinions by journalists on both sides of the web versus apps debate. And the argument erupted earlier this year after Mark Zuckerberg made a searing statement claiming HTML5 to be Facebook’s biggest mistake.

This past Tuesday evening the battle raged on, albeit in a less apocalyptic tone, as I had the pleasure of attending a good old fashioned mobile web vs apps debate hosted by Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer from Walmart Labs (@WalmartLabs).

Sidenote: I’ve seen Ben and Dion (former key WebOS team members at Palm) present a couple different times over the years and they do a great job in making things interesting and bringing a lot of history into the discussion—Tuesday’s meetup was no different.

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Whether it’s “Mobile Web is Dead” or “Mobile Apps Will Soon be Dead“, the last two years have seen some sensationalist opinions by journalists on both sides of the web versus apps debate. And the argument erupted earlier this year ... Read More


Holiday Shopping: Mobile Style

November 29th, 2012 by

Shopping season, aka the holiday season, is once again upon us and we are all enjoying the barrage of promotional emails flooding our mailboxes. Like many travelers during the Thanksgiving week, I only carried my phone and tablet—no laptop. As such, I was forced to consume the content retailers were sending my way mobile style.

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Shopping season, aka the holiday season, is once again upon us and we are all enjoying the barrage of promotional emails flooding our mailboxes. Like many travelers during the Thanksgiving week, I only carried my phone and tablet—no laptop. As ... Read More


Bringing Mobile Web to 2012

October 1st, 2012 by

Breaking Development ConferenceFresh off the plane, coming back from Breaking Development conference (@bdconf) in Dallas, packed with 3 days of stimulating presentations and discussions with such Web thought leaders like Brad Frost (@brad_frost), Lyza Gardner (@lyzadanger) and Luke Wroblewski (@lukew) to name a few. Right off the bat, 2 points were clear to me. First, how far Web technologies have come in the past couple of years and second, how hard we still need to work to bring mobile Websites to 2012.

What do I mean by bringing mobile Websites to 2012 you ask?

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Fresh off the plane, coming back from Breaking Development conference (@bdconf) in Dallas, packed with 3 days of stimulating presentations and discussions with such Web thought leaders like Brad Frost (@brad_frost), Lyza Gardner (@lyzadanger) and Luke Wroblewski (@lukew) to name ... Read More


Look! Trilibis is on TV!

September 14th, 2012 by

Yesterday brought quite the commotion to our office in San Mateo! As part of NBC Bay Area coverage on the release of the iPhone 5, Scott Budman, the Tech and Business reporter for NBC,  stopped by the office to get our opinion on what the additional half inch of screen real estate means for developers and brands.

Expanding the smartphone screen area is not a new trend for mobile device makers. In Apple’s case, even half an inch in screen length presents a big opportunity for developers to incorporate additional functionality and content for their users and ultimately create better engagement. Likewise, others might take advantage of the extra space through advertising, making them less intrusive given that there is more room to display content. Monetization on mobile is something that many companies are struggling to keep up with (i.e. Facebook). A tiny increase in screen might be just the answer they are looking for.

You can check out the full segment below.

Let us know what you think of the updated 4in screen in the comments or on Twitter @TrilibisMobile.

Yesterday brought quite the commotion to our office in San Mateo! As part of NBC Bay Area coverage on the release of the iPhone 5, Scott Budman, the Tech and Business reporter for NBC,  stopped by the office to get our opinion ... Read More


The Mobile Majority

September 4th, 2012 by

If you own a Smartphone, you’re not alone. In the U.S., smartphones account for half of all mobiles and that number is expected to rise to 70-percent in 2013. By 2015, IDC predicts that more people will be accessing the Internet via their mobile than on their PC.

Welcome to The Mobile Majority

The rise in smartphone use is fundamentally changing the way people search for things online. Innovations in smartphone technology are giving users the same (if not better) online experience on their mobile devices compared to their PCs. Many people actually prefer to use their smartphone as opposed to their PC because of the ability and convenience to search on the go, anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

Google reports that in 2011, 79% of smartphone owners used their mobile to help with shopping and 74% made a purchase as a result. This trend is expected to continue to grow. Juniper Research predicts that mobile payments will quadruple to $630 billion by 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

If you own a Smartphone, you’re not alone. In the U.S., smartphones account for half of all mobiles and that number is expected to rise to 70-percent in 2013. By 2015, IDC predicts that more people will be accessing the ... Read More