What Instagram actually cost Facebook, iPhone Nano/iPhone 5 rumours + Facebook’s mobile designer speaks


Your Monday Mobile Pint: the top mobile stories from the past 24 hours, good to the last drop.

Facebook’s Amended S-1: 901 Million Users, 500M Mobile, Paid $300M Cash + 23M Shares For Instagram (via TechCrunch)
Facebook also made $1.058 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2012, up 44.7% from Q1 2012 but down 6.5% from Q4 2011. So if Facebook maintains its current revenue rate, it would make $4.69 on each of its 901 million users each year.

Entry-level ‘iPhone nano’ again rumored to launch this year (via BGR)
Apple is looking to expand expand its position in the low-end smartphone market according to China Times, and its $375 iPhone 3GS is too pricey to compete with entry-level Android smartphones.

Don’t expect a thinner new iPhone; look for a bigger battery (via GigaOM)
It makes more sense for Apple to use the space savings not to make the next iPhone thinner, but instead to offer more room for the battery. A thicker battery in the same overall iPhone size would offset any additional power usage for an LTE radio in the next handset. Apple was able to slightly redesign its most recent iPad to create more room internally and much of that space, if not all of it, was used for a battery with 70 percent more capacity.

Real-Time Research: iOS Dominates Over Android When It Comes To Usage, Says Chitika (via TechCrunch)
The numbers come from the ad network Chitika, which notes that in the last 24 hours, iOS devices, covering the iPhone, iPad and iPod models, accounted for just under 68 percent of all usage on its network. Android, meanwhile, accounted for just under 28 percent. Other platforms (Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc.) were less than five percent of all activity. But there have been periods in the last few days when Android accounted for as little as 19 percent of traffic.

Measuring Mobile Apps: The Problem with Mobile Analytics (via BetaKit)
The mobile app space, is still relatively immature when it comes to being able to leverage advances in online analytics. In an interview, Unbounce CEO Rick Perreault noted that “companies are still trying to figure out the mobile space” in and of itself, implying that the mobile optimization process is still in its infancy.

5 Minutes on The Verge: Facebook’s Joey Flynn (via The Verge)
Joey Flynn is the designer behind Facebook’s Timeline for mobile, which means he works on one of the most popular apps in the world. Flynn took a few minutes to talk to The Verge about the challenges of designing for a tiny screen.

The Rise of Smart Mobile Services (Not Apps!) (via TechCrunch)
A new generation of Smart Mobile Services is coming. We don’t need to wait for Google Glasses to build the next generation of world-changing consumer services. Many of the enabling features for these services exist in our smartphones today.

About the author

Douglas Soltys

Douglas is the former Editor-In-Chief of Inside BlackBerry, BlackBerry Cool, and QuicklyBored, which he launched as a mobile gaming industry site. His knowledge of mobile and social media led him to a job at RIM (BlackBerry), where he got to travel the world and do lots of cool things. He is often left-handed, but rarely sinister.

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