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The team at jācapps is immersed in the mobile world all day, every day. And we all have our own insights into how to make your mobile strategy work better. Be sure to stop by our blog each week for some interesting thought starters.

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    Giving through Mobile

    'Tis the season to be giving, and what better way to give back than by donating to your favorite charities? With mobile technology, it is extremely easy to donate to any organization or charity. According to this article by PYMNTS.com, donating via mobile is showing results that people are donating...
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    Mobile Payment - Who Will Come out on Top?

    More and more companies are deciding to jump on the mobile payment bandwagon. This new phenomenon is not only beneficial for companies, but also for consumers. Mobile payment makes transactions easy and fast, therefore making lines move faster and more efficiently. You also won't have to worry about fumbling around...
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    How Technology Affects Media

    According to the Buzzfeed Insights Report, social, mobile, and online video are three technologies that are drastically changing media. Social media usage has grown and will not stop growing any time soon. Instead of watching television, reading a newspaper, or even going directly to a company website, people are beginning...
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    Mobile Apps Vs. Mobile Web

    Although app and mobile web usage is pretty much neck and neck, app usage seems to be creeping its way ahead. As of right now, both app and mobile web coexist. There are still a good amount of people who use mobile web, but more and more companies are building...
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    Mobile Usage is on the Rise...

    ...and it won't be slowing down anytime soon. From basic observation, it is easy to see that the use of digital media has increased in the past few years, and usage is still steadily moving upward. According to a report by eMarketer, American adults spend more time on digital media...
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    Mobile Stocking Stuffers!

    The holidays are a crucial time for mobile. So many people purchase new devices that the week after Christmas has become known as one of the biggest weeks of the year for the iPhone and Android App stores. So you should make sure your app is ready. Here are some...
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    The Power of Paper

    Disposable battery packs are not a new concept, but this battery pack – the Mini Power, is of a different breed. Most external battery packs are built with lithium ion, while the Mini Power is built with paper. That’s right, a PAPER battery! Unlike a regular external battery, it is...
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    Is There an Echo in Here?

    Amazon has recently come out with a new product titled the Amazon Echo, and it is definitely creating a buzz! So what is this Amazon Echo, and what does it do? For starters, it is voice controlled and it is always on. You can ask for music, weather, news, or...
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    3 Dos and 3 Don'ts for Your Mobile Strategy

    If your station has joined the mobile revolution, congratulations. Your brand is now part of the biggest, most transformative technology trend in the world since TV. But just because you have an app doesn’t mean the work is done. Here are some things you should do (and not do) to...
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    App Glut(tons)

    The mobile trades this week are abuzz about whether or not we’re in an “app glut.” The catalyst for this is a comScore report that 65.5 percent of us didn’t download an app last month. At first, this might seem alarming to people (like me) who make apps for a...
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    Be Disruptive

    Digital disruption. You’ve probably noticed that it’s everywhere. The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided the case of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v Aereo. Aereo is the new technology that for just $8/month will let you use a tiny antenna to capture and record over-the-air programming to watch on your TV,...
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    Nice Platforms!

    No, I’m not talking about shoes. But the way some media companies think about new media platforms, you’d think they were living in the 70’s. Name one successful media company that is entirely focused on one platform or delivery channel. You can’t do it. It doesn’t exist. From TV networks,...
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    Location, Location, Location

    The mobile space, lately, is sounding a lot like the real estate business. Remember the worldwide web? Having conquered the world and made it a little smaller, digital technology is getting a lot closer to home. Having all the world’s information in your pocket is really cool, but sometimes it’s...
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    Millennials in Motion

    Last month as I sat on Woodward Avenue in Detroit watching 30,000 examples of Detroit’s (and the world’s) four-wheeled finest roll by, I was struck by something – the drivers of these cars were mostly … okay, I’ll just say it ... old. My sister said, “these cars are so...
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    Have You Made The Top 30?

    With seemingly infinite media choices facing the consumer wherever she goes – online, music streaming services, the “center stack,” and of course, radio stations – only so many brands break through. This is becoming even more problematic as the options multiply. Thinking about the challenge of the “connected car,” drivers...
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    The Single Bullet Theory

    Reddit recently released an app for their highly popular Ask Me Anything feature (AMA). If you’re not familiar with it, Reddit gets notable people to sit down for a session with their users where those users can, as the title suggests, ask the person anything. The concept has led to...