Smart Chimps Hot Topics
As the world of mobile is so vast, each month Smart Chimps focuses on a hot topic so our readers can gain valuable insight into specific areas that are driving this fast moving ecosystem.
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2013 Trends and Challenges
This month we look ahead at 2013 to see what is in store for the mobile world, what the big trends are going to be across all of our hot topics, and what those in the know are forecasting.
Near Field Communications
We take a close look at NFC, looking into how this technology has moved on since last year. We investigate how and why this revolutionary technology is evolving, and what we can expect to see over coming months.
Mobile World Congress
This month we look at who Smart Chimps spoke to in Barcelona, the hot news and trends, and further analysis of this annual barometer of the mobile market.
Developer Close Up: Apps
Every six months we look at the developer community in our Developer Close Up. Kicking us off this year is a view on mobile developers working in the app space, covering the challenges, trends and the future.
2013 is a big year for mobile networks as 4G services come into the mainstream. Here we take a look at who’s who around the world, what’s going on and how it’s being received.
Location Based Services and Marketing
All areas of mobile are now interrelated; there are few subjects in this industry that truly stand alone. LBS and marketing are an example of service and technology now married for life. We look at the synergy between these two subjects, and what’s happening in this area.
Mobile Operating Systems
Always a feisty topic, this month we see how the major operating systems are faring, how this area is developing, and how we can expect it to move forward.
Vertical markets are extremely exciting, as you all know, and mobile verticals are no exception. This month we look at the likes of mobile health, mobile in the enterprise, mobile in the publishing industry, and anything else you can think of.
Money, money, money! 2013 is the year of the mobile wallet. Here we see how mobile money in both developed and developing countries is taking the world by storm.
Developer Close Up: Gaming
In our second Developer Close Up for 2012, Smart Chimps catches up with the developer community again, looking at what’s hot and what’s hard in the world of gaming.
Mobile security is a huge area, and one that is continuing to grow in significance as more and more information is transferred onto our pocket-sized computers. We delve into its deepest pits to see what is going on.
Smartphones and Tablets
Mobile devices are hot hot hot! Especially at this time of year when the winter holidays increase sales, and as manufacturers look ahead to Mobile World Congress 2014. We don’t do indepth reviews here at Smart Chimps, but we will be delving into the technologies and trends in the smartphone and tablet space to see what these sexy little gadgets are driving in the mobile channel.