Mobile App Store Pocketgear Rebrands as Appia, Goes White Label

first_imgRelated Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#apps#mobile#news sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Pocketgear, a major name in mobile application stores, has today announced a rebranding and shift in focus. It will now become Appia, a company focused on offering a white label app store platform for mobile operators, handset manufacturers and other mobile portals.Already, Appia powers the app stores for over 40 industry partners, including 4 of the 5 top handset makers, one being the Samsung Widget Store, as well as stores for U.S. mobile carriers T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and AT&T. In total, Appia serves apps through its platform to over 3,200 mobile devices.For Developers: Access to Global Distribution ChannelsAppia’s developer community, which grew out of its Pocketgear days, now totals over 32, 000. The developers are heavily Android-focused right now, we’re told, with approximately half their offerings being built for Google’s Android mobile operating system. The other half are Symbian, BlackBerry, Java, Palm or Windows Mobile/Phone focused.With the new white label offering, Appia wants to help developers expand their reach to global application distribution markets. Through the updated developer portal at, app developers can submit their apps for inclusion in the app stores that Appia supports.In total, these stores see a combined 500,000+ downloads per day, and that number is expected to double by mid-2011, says Dov Cohn, Appia’s VP of Marketing. And Appia has relationships with more than 50 top channel partners in place, including, as mentioned above, several of the top carriers in the U.S., plus three of the top 10 mobile operators globally.center_img For Brands, Carriers, OEM and Handset Manufacturers: White Label StoresFor those interested in building a branded app store experience of their own, Appia’s white label service now wants to be that one-stop shop for launching a managed app store for any platforms or devices a brand, carrier, OEM or handset maker has in mind.In addition to powering the stores for major carriers and handset manufacturers like Samsung, Appia says it now has two more deals in place with “major brands,” but can’t disclose what those are at this time. It also is working to expand its carrier partner relationships in Latin America and Europe. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why this Matters: 75% of Mobile App Revenue Comes from “On-Deck” AppsAlthough you may think that application stores like iTunes, the Android Market and others are the only places where developers are earning revenue, that’s not actually the case. These “off-deck” stores – the ones that sell directly to consumers – only account for a fourth of the global mobile application revenues. “On deck,” or carrier-managed, app stores actually account for 75% of the global app revenues. This is according to MarketsandMarkets’ World Mobile Applications Market Global Forecast, released in August 2010.That balance is changing, though. The same report notes that the number of off-deck app stores is growing rapidly, thanks to lowered entry barriers and the establishment of new stores. By the end of 2015, the off-deck app stores will just surpass the number of downloads from on-deck stores. However, even then, the on-deck app stores will be an important channel to address, for developers and store operators alike. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

NAB 2019: LaCie Drops Their New 8TB Rugged RAID Shuttle Drive

first_imgAt NAB 2019, we just learned that LaCie’s new 8TB drive Rugged RAID Shuttle drive is a force in every way, offering insane storage and protection.Picture this: you awaken to find yourself in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The sky is yellow, and it basically looks like you’re living in the latest Fallout game. Everything is ash and dust. Your car is gone. Your house is rubble. But in the middle of all this soot and dirt lies a neon orange glow. It’s the LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle Drive, and it has kept all your favorite memories and horrible short films perfectly safe and sound.LaCie brought their new eight terabyte drive to Las Vegas to show us all what’s up. The new drive is the size of an iPad Pro, and it can take a beating like a champ, apparently. It also seems to be a flawlessly designed drive that keeps all of your data safe and secure by using Seagate Secure Hardware Encryption with password protection. I dig it.The drive is universally compatible with Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and USB 3.0.Up to 250 MB/s file transfers in RAID 0 — okay, let’s do this.LaCie also claims the new drive is shock, dust, and water resistant. It’s also resistant to Acme bricks and sledgehammers.Release: May 2019Price: $529.99Let me know what you think. Are you impressed? Are you bored? Is NAB week over yet?Images via LaCie.NAB 2019: Aputure’s New Gear — The 300d II, LEKO Attachment, and MoreNAB 2019: LiteMat Spectrum Shakes up the Light Panel GameNAB 2019: First Looks at the Sharp 8K Micro Four Thirds CameraNAB 2019: Deity Finally Releases Their New 2.4Ghz Wireless SystemNAB 2019: What We Saw at the Blackmagic Design Boothlast_img read more

Sales Mistakes Made by StartUps with Steli Efti – Episode 39

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:52 — 20.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday’s conversation has Anthony really scared simply because it’s with a startup founder who has a technology product – not exactly Anthony’s strong suit. But he’s daring to jump into the conversation and actually does a great job chatting with Steli Efti, founder of – a software solution that enables sales people to work with their prospects, leads, and customers in a way that is intuitive for the salesperson and easy to use. You’ll hear Steli tell a bit about his own journey and the how he’s navigated the entrepreneurial path to where he’s at now. It’s a great conversation, even though Anthony was a bit scared at first.Just because something CAN be done doesn’t mean it will be a successful product ~ Steli EftiClick To TweetWhen a startup gets going they typically make some fundamental mistakes when it comes to sales.Founding and running a successful startup is hard, no question. But many times the networking and reliance upon connections cause startup founders and leaders to miss some of the more important parts of how sales work and how the sales process should be integrated into every aspect of the brand and its promotions. On this episode Steli Efti shares the problems of that nature that he saw in the startup community of Silicon Valley and how it led him to create a software solution for sales teams that is entirely different than what’s out there.Why you NEED to make mistakes as a startup founder or entrepreneur.Steli Efti’s path to being the founder of a successful startup was not a bed of roses. He’s had his share of failed ventures and lessons learned from mistakes. He believes that every entrepreneur not only will make mistakes but needs to make mistakes so that they can learn things on a deeper level that will serve them later on. Anthony and Steli chat about the importance of learning from mistakes and why you can’t allow your mistakes to define you, on this episode of In The Arena.If you are in sales, you have to be ready for failure and learn from it ~ Steli EftiClick To TweetJust because it CAN be done, doesn’t mean it will be a successful productMuch of what passes for email marketing is nothing more than SPAM – lampe attempts at prospecting through form emails and repeated systems. Steli Efti says that many entrepreneurs are taking that approach simply because it’s what has always been done – but it neglects to notice that methods of that kind aren’t working anymore. Steli and Anthony both share insights into what works better and how and why marketers and salespeople need to sit across the table from real people in order to do sales the right way. It’s a transition that could change the way you do sales, on this episode.Sales software that works intuitively for the salesperson.For far too long sales, prospecting, and CRM software has been too cumbersome and clunky, causing the salesperson to have to call the software engineer to get the software to do what they need it to do. But Steli Efti’s company, has changed all that with it’s new software solution. Its ease of use is based on the salesperson’s needs and allows all kinds of variations and filters to be integrated into the workflow so that the data that is needed is easily found. It also integrates directly into communication solutions so there’s less time wasted and more time spent dealing directly with prospects. Hear about the software and learn what it can do for you, mon this episode.Sales software that thinks like a #salesperson, on this episode of In The Arena Click To TweetOutline of this great episode Why Anthony is scared about bringing Steli onto the show today. Who is Steli Efti? The challenges Steli saw regarding sales and startups. The first thing Steli worked on that didn’t work out. Mistakes startups were making regarding sales. Why it’s not a product unless you can create a customer. The problem Steli was trying to solve with his software solution. Eliminating data entry and increasing communication for salespeople. How you canResources & Links mentioned in this – Steli’s company websiteSteli’s on TwitterThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeYou can’t allow failure to impact your identity if you’re an entrepreneur ~ Steli EftiClick To TweetIt’s not a product unless you can create a customer ~ Anthony IannarinoClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more