Thanks to the rapid changes mobile devices have been undergoing, mobile games have become one of today’s most profitable niches and also hold much promise in the future. According to data collected by Forbes y Garnet, the mobile game industry represents one of the largest growing segments in today’s market . Between the launch of Tetris from Hagenuk MT 2000 and Snake from Nokia 6110, loads of changes have taken place in regards to mobile game development and many more are expected to come (Click here to learn about the History of Mobile Games).
For starters, the mobile gaming market has always favoured three important trends: the preference for mobile devices, the continuous fall in prices for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, and the high percentage of consumed video games on mobile devices. These factors show us that there are millions of new potential users to be gained.
For many people, Istanbul is a “bridge-city” between the past and the future. Both physically and culturally.
In Istanbul, you can sleep in a neighborhood of 1000′s of years full of Greek, Latin, Italian and Ottoman buildings. The next day, you can wake up and make your breakfast in one of the luxurious streets under the skyscrapers of tomorrow.
It is a city with millions of people living in one continent and working in the other. It is a city where people are travelling to the Princes’ Islands with boats inside the city for their weekend holidays.
So, it is a city of mass transportation with a population of 14 million people!
Mass transportation with Cars, Mini Buses, Buses, Metro, Railways, Trams, ships and … ferries.
2.5 million people are using “ferries” to reach the Princes’ Islands in Istanbul every year. They usually have to buy their tickets with cash from the box office at thePiers.
Not anymore, thanks to Onebip by Neomobile.
Starting from today, Turkcell customers can text “MARMARA” and send it to “3444” to buy and receive their mobile tickets for Istanbul Ferries. And thanks to automatic gateways deployed at the piers, they can easily validate their mobile tickets by just showing the screen of their phone to the cameras.
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Mobile Internet Subscriptions to Reach 6.4 Billion by 2019
Mobile internet access continues to become more and more common across the globe. Ericsson predicts that the number of mobile internet subscriptions via smartphone, tablet or any other device with a cellular connection will grow from 2.2 billion this year to 6.4 billion by 2019.
Image conveys thousand words, but movement is the one that grabs your attention; when you talk about the music the movement is inevitable. We had so much fun working on our recent infographic on the history of music listening and we felt it misses a bit of rhythm and sound. So we’ve transformed it into a brand new videographics.
Discover the evolution of the music listening devices, from the phonograph up until the digital music and Apps.
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The IT has become one of the main weapons against natural disasters, both as prevention and recovery tool. Discover some of the Hi-Tech projects used during the recent typhoon in the Philippines and the new ones to come, such as Google Loon
In the recent years internet technology is helping substantially in resolving the global problems such as illiteracy, education and diseases prevention, but also during the political crises (the recent Arab Spring for example). Its role has also become crucial in disaster response, whether as communication tool (especially through the social media), people locator or internet provider.
Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines on November 7, 2013 (Source Wikipedia)
The latest example can be found in the Philippines, during the super typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded that stroked this Pacific island with gusts of up to 200mph (320km/h). The central islands were hit mostly: Leyte, Samar and Cebu and the city of Tacloban was one of the most devastated. The aftermath was tragical: 5000 victims, more than 20.000 injured, 4 million displaced and still 1.600 people are missing. The technology response was immediate: some of the most used tools in the hours following the disaster were missing people finders, for example Google Person finder, that matches the name and available details of the person you are looking for with the data already in the system, or the survivors list put up by The Phillipines Red Cross and the Sunstar.com.ph.