Mobile Alchemy Makes 20

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich It was good to see the announcement in Austin’s paper of record, the Statesman, today about the launch of Catapult Systems‘ mobile business. Last Thursday, at the Austin Tech Happy Hour, I caught up with founder and CEO Sam Goodner for a few minutes and he talked about Mobile Alchemy [...]

The ABCs of Mobile PCI

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich One of the things that they teach you in B-school strategy class is SWOT analysis. SWOT (pronounced “swat”) is an acronym standing for Strengths – Weaknesses – Opportunities – Threats. One of the things you learn relatively early is that externalities like government regulations and industry certifications are often threats [...]

Without Chips, Mobile Is Nothing

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich As I was on my way to pick up my Monday morning coffee at 6am, I had an audio double-take when I heard this exchange on the morning news report between the KUT anchor and a reporter from the Austin Business Journal about chipmaker Altera Corp’s announced intentions to move [...]

Have I Got a Pizza for You! An Unscientific Survey of Austin Mobile Deals

mobileTech Tuesday by Steve Guengerich As the supremacy of the freemium app and appcommerce business models over the fee-based, paid apps becomes more evident every month, deals have become among the most hotly contested mobile app categories. Given the heat of competition and that one of the hotter Austin-headquartered ventures WhaleShark Media is a deals-oriented [...]

Margaret Mead and Mobile

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich It’s Wednesday, not Tuesday (the holiday through me off) and this is a bit more of a pure editorial piece than my normal contribution, but bear with me.  There was as good article in a recent edition of the Sunday Statesman by Brian Gaar on the greater Austin mobile scene.  What [...]

Access: Mobile

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich – Special Edition What if you could increase the addressable user base in the US of your mobile app by up to 10%? Or what if you could increase the total addressable size of the US market that you can sell your app to by up to 20%? And, finally, [...]

Super Bowls and Scenes

mobileTech Tuesday by Steve Guengerich The University of Texas and the other great public and private universities in Texas – from my alma mater Texas A&M in College Station, to Rice University in Houston, and many more – serve to educate each new generation’s youth with the skills and knowledge to make their mark in [...]

Mobile is Global

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich This week’s article is cross-posted from its original in The Appconomy. Intellectually, most people “get” that the market for mobile technology and apps is a global one. But, sometimes, we lose sight of the examples that remind us the pros and cons of this reality. Pros, in the sense of [...]

Where the Mobile Things Are

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich Dug out from Southby 2011 yet? After a week, I’m finally feeling a little recovered and in a position to look ahead. And, for me, what lies ahead falls into the spirit of the infamous Monty Python catchphrase: “…and now, for something completely different!” Because as awesome as it was [...]

A Sampling of SXSMobile and Beyond

mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich My apologies for the tardiness of our post this week. But, to paraphrase a line from one of the more memorable #SXSW tweets I saw this past week, “am covered in sweat after 3 hours of scheduling and have only gotten through Sunday!” Yes, no doubt that the depth and [...]