Retail blog series #3 – Ambush apps
May21

Retail blog series #3 – Ambush apps

Trends in mobile retail that capitalise on context In a rapidly evolving industry that is struggling to keep up with an ever-increasing list of consumer demands coupled with intense competition from marketplaces and tech start-ups, there must surely be a strong urge to steal customers using whatever means are available; and it just so happens that the means to do so are easier and more targeted than ever. If you own one of the latest...

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Retail blog series #2 – Power to the people
May12

Retail blog series #2 – Power to the people

Global retail trends that facilitate people power There’s no denying it, we all love a deal and some of us (even with the comfort and convenience of online shopping) will still queue for hours to snag one. Last year’s Boxing Day sales saw shoppers spending close to £3bn (source: Independent) with UK retailers across physical and digital channels, proving that consumer appetite for bargain hunting is alive and well. But what actually...

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Retail blog series #1 – Everyone’s a retailer
May05

Retail blog series #1 – Everyone’s a retailer

The rise of independent mobile marketplaces Over the past few years there’s been a clear shift in consumer behaviour. Young adults of previous generations once favoured shiny labels, designer brands and physical shopping experiences, however today’s millennials have different priorities. As digital natives, millennials demand simplicity, personalisation and genuine utility to streamline their fast paced lives. The most successful...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are you missing out on the mobile retail opportunity?
Apr30

INFOGRAPHIC: Are you missing out on the mobile retail opportunity?

Shopping on mobile is starting to outperform desktop retail for the first time. We reveal the nature of the mobile retail opportunity in our new infographic.   Sources: Forrester Deck, Artisan, BI Intelligence Report- Global, BIA – Source:Google, Mobiloud, Monitise...

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Quick Guide: How to launch your business on Apple Watch
Apr23

Quick Guide: How to launch your business on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch presents a new challenge for app developers – designing functionality that is so simple and intuitive that it works seamlessly within the confines of the Watch’s limited display, while creating the kind of consumer appeal that leads to continuous engagement and reliance. In our new Quick Guide we reveal the five key questions any app for the Apple Watch should be able to answer with confidence. Download the guide now...

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Driving engagement and loyalty in an era of self-serve banking
Apr07

Driving engagement and loyalty in an era of self-serve banking

With the switch to mobile banking, consumers are newly empowered to bank on their own terms – but this new freedom and self-serve model has inevitably led to some distancing from the bank, with whom they previously shared a face-to-face relationship. But while it’s true that banks benefitted from the in-branch opportunity to talk directly to their customers, this was periodic and more often than not, out of necessity. Mobile – and its...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Global Growth of mCommerce
Mar06

INFOGRAPHIC: The Global Growth of mCommerce

The growth in mCommerce is outstripping eCommerce across the world. Find out more about the rise in mCommerce services in our latest infographic.

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Designing apps for Apple Watch
Jan21

Designing apps for Apple Watch

New devices inevitably present a new challenge for app designers – and the Apple Watch is no exception. Naturally limited in its functionality in comparison with the vast capabilities of the iPhone, nevertheless it offers huge potential for creative app design. The key with the Apple Watch, as with other wearables and other new devices, is to remember that it is not a mobile and to design the experience specifically for how and when...

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Mobile app performance – key metrics for success
Jan08

Mobile app performance – key metrics for success

“We have one million downloads.” “We were featured in the App Store!” “Our average session length is over one minute.” Launching and growing a mobile application is one of the most exciting, stressful, and all-consuming experiences a company can experience. For some, mobile is an extension of a company to a new platform – like a bricks-and-mortar retailer expanding to web, and apps. For others, it is the sole channel of interaction....

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The rise of the digital-only bank
Oct28

The rise of the digital-only bank

Is a move to digital-only banking the next logical step for the retail banking industry? In our latest Pathway Paper we investigate the rise of a new breed of digital-only challenger banks and reveal the steps traditional banks can take to compete in this evolving landscape. Download the paper now and discover: The impact a move to digital-only could have on retail banking Lessons early adopters of digital-only can teach the industry...

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