apps

How UX makes Cookpad’s app the best antidote to Instagram for foodies

Recipe sharing has come a long way from hand-me-down cookbooks. Now, you can find out how to make anything from roast beef to ramen with just a quick search online.

CookPad, Japan’s largest recipe-sharing network, now has global headquarters here in the UK in Bristol (where they are rapidly growing a data science team to further augment their app and service). With 60 million monthly unique users in Japan and 40 million global users per month – its hungry user-base is rapidly growing. 

Why apps are a key part of mobile strategy for charities

The charity sector has been one of the slowest to adopt new technology, with smaller charities in particular struggling to keep up with the demands (and costs) of digital innovation.

Mobile is one area that has stayed particularly stagnant in recent years. According to Episerver, one quarter of the UK’s largest non-profit organisations still don’t have a responsive mobile website. This is pretty disastrous considering that 45% of consumers say they will immediately leave a mobile site if they have difficulty accessing it.

Are retail brands ditching mobile apps? A look at some stats & case studies

We are now spending more time than ever on our mobile phones. Recent research suggests US consumers are dedicating five hours per day to their mobiles, with the time spent in apps rising 69% year on year.

Interestingly, with media and entertainment apps like Facebook and Netflix taking up the largest share, shopping apps are said to account for just 5% of users’ daily time.

Five fintech websites with crystal clear value propositions

Financial services are being unbundled as the internet allows consumers to shop around, rather than be beholden to the big old bank that provides their current account.

Digital challenger brands in financial services understand that for many consumers, the online experience is more important than the offline experience. Many of these brands also have the advantage of being untainted by previous misdemeanours of incumbents in the industry – they don’t have to walk such a fine line when championing transparency and fairness.

In-app advertising: One user’s experience

Over the past few months our Internet Statistics Compendium has seen some increasingly detailed mobile advertising data hit its pages, thanks in part to some free-to-download research over at Kenshoo and IHS.

For today’s post I want to reflect on some of these trends and relate them to some of my own recent experiences of mobile ads – particularly the ever-surprising world of in-app advertising.

The best APAC digital marketing stats from June 2016

The month of June brought a wide variety of studies and reports into marketing and ecommerce in APAC.

Topics include media habits during Ramadhan, B2B sales tactics across APAC, video ad duration vs. popularity, Indian app security, proximity payments in China, and internet addiction in Singapore.

When you’re finished reading, subscribers should check out the Econsultancy Internet Statistics Compendium for more insight.