awesomize.me: The First Business Intelligence Report Leveraging the Power of Rating and Community

In today’s environment, the easiest question to ask and sometimes the hardest to answer is “What’s the ROI?”  It is so commonplace that some people even use “ROI” as a metric in their personal lives! But I digress.  What I am really trying to tell you is that almost any good marketer or media person knows that you need analytics to measure the effectiveness of your strategies and tactics.  At a minimum, we all want to know who’s the coolest kid on the block or what is the new “it” thing.  So without further adieu, I give you  Awesome Analytics  – our first business intelligence report.

Our preview version of Awesome Analytics easily shows you the most awesome folks in 5 market segments –  people, company, product, service, and question categories searched and viewed on awesomize.me. Below is our November’s Awesome Analytics. You can click on each link to see the top people, companies, products, services, and questions awesomzied (rated) by the community for each category. Read more of this post

Thank you Steve for all of your iStuff!

Thank you for all the jobs you created! all the lives you changed and saved!

You showed us that we can build a huge corporation, make billions and have huge profit and still be loved and beloved. You crashed the stereotype of evil corporations.

We’ll all miss you!

Feel free to connect with me via awesomize.me

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How To Get Your App Stands out – Get them Awesomized First!

If you are an app maker, I am sure you have already learned that App Store is such a competitive environment. You’ve developed an iPhone, iPad, or Android application. You’ve got it up on the App Store next to  hundreds of thousands of other apps which they are also begging for attention. You built it unique, your tweeted it, you blogged about it, but not much luck with getting the word out yet. How do you make sure yours stands out?

Leverage the power of your happy users to awesomize them on awesomize.me to get new users! Read more of this post

Washington DC Fan Misery: Get all the Washington Sport News in the Palm of your Hand

First thing first, you need to have an iPhone  🙂  Then, you need to get  Washington DC Fan Misery app on your iPhone 😉

The app has the latest on all the local teams.  Real-time news, stats, scores & more for the Redskins, Wizards, Nationals and Capitols.

Fan Misery stands apart from other sport apps because of its “Fan Misery Index” (FMI). What is the Fan Misery Index? Well, the FMI is a method created based on the relative strengths of a unique set of statistics (performance on the field) and opinions (effect of the performance on the field & factors outside the game). It’s a value of 0 and 10, where 0 indicates extreme fan bliss (sunny) and 10 is utter misery (getting stormy for Cavaliers fans). The FMI is calculated daily throughout the season & off-season. Read more of this post

We’ve Gone Crazy Over Smartphone As Speedy Gonzales over Cheese

A new report from  Gartner shows the Worldwide mobile phone sales has totaled 417 million units during the third quarter, up 35% from last year. Similar story for the smartphones – the sales grew 96% to 81 million and accounted for nearly 20% of all mobile sales during the quarter.

There should be no surprise here. Given the smartphones new design since the inception of iPhone and Android, this was expected. We are literally doing many of our computing with the smartphones these days.

Smartphone OS providers have entered a period of accelerated platform evolution, stimulated by more regular product releases, new platform entrants and new device types. Read more of this post

Five Cool Awesome gadgets to Personalize Your iPhone

1. GelaSkins

If you don’t want the bulk of a case, but would still like to pimp your iPhone (4 or earlier models) the affordable answer is a GelaSkins. The removable sticky cover won’t offer as much protection as a case, but will stop scratches and keep your phone looking stylish too. Read more of this post

Mobile to PC Video Calls brought to you by Yahoo Apps

Yahoo is working on a new mobile app for both iPhone and Android that enables video calls over Wi-Fi and carrier networks to Yahoo Messenger users.

It’s not quite clear whether the app will be free or not.

From the limited information I have learned about the service, I think  the service will be more feature-rich and have a much larger reach than Apple’s. FaceTime works between iPhone 4 users only and limits support to calls over Wi-Fi to maintain video call quality. Read more of this post

The Fall of Qualcomm FLO TV means nothing to Mobile DTV testing in Washington, DC. Not yet

It doesn’t look like the recent fall of Qualcomm FLO TV means anything to the Mobile DTV testing  that has been underway in Washington, DC since May of this year.

Open Mobile Video Coalition, a voluntary association of television broadcasters, has been conducting a consumer showcase of the mobile digital TV technology, since May and is expected to wrap up by the end of this month. The survey is termed as the “OMVC Washington Consumer Showcase,” and was conducted as a market research on the growing usage of mobile phones or smart phones especially for watching television on mobile. Read more of this post

Android kicking Ass Taking Names

According to the latest report from Nielsen, more and more new smartphone owners choosing Android phones over others. Android has passed the iPhone and BlackBerry to become the popular operating system for people who bought a smartphone in the past six months. 32% is the percentage of the new smartphone owners that chose a phone with an Android operating system, while 25 percent chose the iPhone OS and 26 percent chose RIM’s Blackberry smartphones. Read more of this post

Infographic on iPhone Popularity vs. others


BillShrink has created an awesome looking infographic that puts many facts about the iPhone into perspective. Although, it looks like Apple’s overall share in the mobile phone market is still very low compared to giants such as Nokia and Samsung, but what counts is net profit.

Apple is squeezing more profit from its 2% than Nokia from its 40%. So no, Apple is not concerned at all. I don’t think Apple is concerned about its 2% overall market share. They’ve chosen a niche – and the most profitable one at that – and absolutely nailed it. Read more of this post