Mobile Second Cup – Microsoft Office for iPad + how mobile HTML5 devs make money


The top mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.

For Some Developers, Amazon Appstore Now Brings In More Money (via TechCrunch)
Looking at the top 110 apps available in both marketplaces, Distimo found some surprising data: 42 of those top apps made more money on Amazon’s store than in the more widely available Android Market.

Innovating Office For iPads: Or, Why Microsoft Should Stop Worrying And Learn To Love Apple (via Fast Company)
MS would be foolish not to address the iPad App Store as a market space because Apple’s tablet is continuing to dominate the scene, is likely to do so for a while, is affecting PC sales, and is penetrating into business workplaces (with a recent survey saying 91% of business and IT pros using one for work).

Options Evolving for Mobile HTML5 Developers to Get Paid (via ReadWriteWeb)
The latest entrant into HTML5 mobile Web payments is PaymentOne, an international direct to carrier billing service. PaymentOne released an HTML5 API today for mobile Web app and game developers to create easy integration of carrier billing for in-app purchases.

Alert: Social Media Is Eating Into Carrier Revenues, And It’s Only Getting Worse (via TechCrunch)
The analyst firm of Ovum, part of the Informa Group, has estimated that operators lost $13.9 billion in SMS revenue in 2011, as a result of their customers using services like Twitter and Facebook to message each other instead of the carriers’ own text messaging services.

Revel Wants To Bring iPad-Powered Point Of Sale Systems To The Hospitality And Retail Industries (via TechCrunch)
Revel, which resells the hardware and has created its own software for the iPad, charges these customers upwards of $3,000 for the full system plus a software licensing fee.

Scoble and Saunders are speaking different languages (via Ebscer News)
Balancing the interests of Valley startups with the rest of mobile developers.

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