Two Guys on Mobile – Episode 17: iCloud, App Stores and the Smartphone Market Share Standoff

Episode 17

recorded June 3, 2011
Running time: 48 minutes

Welcome to Two Guys on Mobile. A weekly web show that focuses on the key stories that are driving our industry. Your hosts are Jeff Bacon and Rob Woodbridge – two mobile industry veterans who bring insight, perspective and expertise to the show each and every week.

Rob Woodbridge
Jeff Bacon

This week:

Apple is set to launch their cloud service this week at WWDC which makes the nascent cloud service offering industry a very competitive and confusing space. We dive into this and talk openly about who would want to stream music from the cloud (see: Is streaming music from the cloud just FM radio 2.0?)

We take a closer look at the state of the App Store economy – specifically looking at the question of what works best, the curated approach that Apple has chosen or the openness that Google has chosen. We also discuss the important role Amazon is playing in shaping the retail experience in app purchases.

We finish off diving into the smartphone market share stand off currently happening which leads to a very lively discussion about what should be measuring instead of what we are measuring.

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About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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