Half a billion people worldwide will use their mobile devices as travel tickets on metros, subways and buses by 2015, according to new forecasts from Juniper Research. This is over five times the number generated last year, but crucially Juniper is expecting usage to spread widely from the current concentration in Japan and several European countries. Outside Japan, systems in operation typically use SMS or bar codes.
NFC creates momentum
SK Telecom announced that it will establish a cooperative relationship with China's biggest telecommunications company, China Mobile, in areas of mobile games and M2M.
SK Telecom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Mobile Jiangsu on April 8 in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. The two companies agreed to jointly develop content and platforms in areas of mobile games and M2M (Machine-to-Machine). China Mobile Jiangsu is a branch of China Mobile that is responsible for the company's overall games business.
Mobile donations, also known as text giving, are a growing piece of the mobile payments ecosystem, according to Jenifer Snyder of the mGive Foundation. The mGive Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established to make it easy for non‐profits to quickly execute effective mobile giving campaigns and for mobile operators to support them. The foundation has partnered with more than 60 of the nation’s leading mobile carriers and has supported more than 7,000 mobile giving campaigns for more than 500 nonprofit clients and processes around 85 percent of all mobile donations made today.
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aisle411, the mobile retail navigation service that helps shoppers find what they are looking for and get rewarded for it, and Location Labs, provider of mobile location-as-a-service, yesterday announced that aisle411’s industry first retail navigation solution will integrate Geofencing, powered by the Location Labs’ Sparkle Platform to enable users to receive real-time alerts on available coupons and access to store navigation when approaching a store in the aisle411 system. aisle411 showcased its solution at CTIA Wireless Showstoppers in Orlando, Florida, last week.
appMobi, which provides integrated cloud-based tools and services for supporting large-scale developer communities, yesterday announced the addition of four mobile Web services to its comprehensive Platform as a Service (PaaS) mobile app ecosystem solution at the International CTIA Wireless 2001 conference in Orlando, Florida. Through its free cross-platform developer toolkit, the appMobi XDK, appMobi now provides mobile application and Web developers a comprehensive integrated set of hosted tools and services.