Resources: Additional reading
This page lists a selection of articles and resources from other sources that readers interested in learning more about smartphones and mobile news publishing should find interesting. If you know of additional articles that we should link to here, please add them in the comments below!
- Mobile Media blog – Poynter.org, Poynter Institute.
Ongoing coverage of mobile-media developments, especially regarding news, by Poynter’s Damon Kiesow.
Articles and reports
- Location-Based Web Services Will Devastate Local Media Scene – Morgan, Dave. Online Spin / MediaPost. August 5, 2010.
If local media thought Craigslist was bad news for them, decimating their classifieds revenues, “To the incumbent companies, these new (mobile location-based) services will be like Craigslist on steroids,” says Morgan.
- A Look Back at the Last 5 Years in Mobile – Warren, Christina. Mashable.com. July 27, 2010
Five years ago, the mobile landscape was in many ways, a world apart from where we are now. …
- Are Location-Based Services All Hype? – Perez, Sarah. ReadWriteWeb.com. July 27, 2010.
Are location-based mobile applications like Foursquare, Loopt and Gowalla just hype? That’s the potential, at-a-glance takeaway from a new study released today by Forrester Research.
- iPhone And Android Are Cool, But These “Dumb” Messaging Phones Are Still Selling Like Crazy – Fusfeld, Adam. Business Insider. July 23, 2010.
While smartphones take off, mobile-phone makers are still selling hundreds of millions of “dumb” phones each year.
- Mobile Access 2010 – Smith, Aaron. Pew Internet & American Life Project. July 7, 2010.
Cell phone and wireless laptop Internet use trends.
- Android and iPhone OS Pave the Way for Huge Smartphone Growth [STATS] – Schroeder, Stan. Mashable.com. May 19, 2010.
Research and advisory company Gartner has released its analysis of worldwide mobile phone sales for the first quarter of 2010, and when it comes to smartphones, the numbers look really good for Apple and Google.
- Your phone and your location… – Finlayson, Andrew. A Digital Journalist. April 27, 2010.
How smartphone geo-location capabilities will be deployed and change journalism.
- Teens and Mobile Phones – Lenhart, Amanda; et al. Pew Internet & American Life Project. April 20, 2010.
Trends in usage of mobile phones by American teenagers.
- Gesture-ready smartphones on the way – Nuttall, Chris. Financial Times. February 10, 2010.
How future smartphones will respond to hand gestures without the user touching the screen.
- News organizations need mobile-first strategy – Butty, Steve. Pursuing the Complete Community Connection. November 20, 2009.
“I am increasingly coming to believe that ‘web first’ is what the military would call fighting the last war. News organizations need a mobile-first strategy.”
- Times Techie Envisions the Future of News – Singel, Ryan. Wired. March 10, 2009.
“Nick Bilton is thinking of a world where traditional news stories show up on little mobile screens, laptops, e-book readers, and television screens. ‘If I start reading something on my laptop, why should I see it on my phone if I’ve already read it?’ And what if the accelerometer and cell site data indicate he’s going 60 mph? Well, then the Times mobile app on his cell phone should read the news aloud.