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Get involved: mHealth App Developer Economics Study

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Research2Guidance, the leading mHealth market research company, has launched its 7th annual mHealth App Developer Economics Study for 2017. As as official partner, MEF is inviting members of the global app ecosystem to get involved in shaping the future of the mHealth industry. Research2Guidance Business Analyst David Ireland explains…

Research2Guidance has once again opened its doors to the annual mHealth App Developer Economics Study for the seventh year. This is your opportunity to have your voice heard throughout the mobile health community, and beyond.

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Chill! SMS provides a cool machine fix

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Philips Healthcare manufactures, manages and maintains expensive and sophisticated IT machines for the healthcare sector all over the world. And when their machines break down, repair is usually complex, requiring skilled engineers, and above all very costly.

Far better then to implement early warning systems that detect and forecast impending machine failure and notify an engineer that something is wrong?

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The rise of the attribute economy 2.0

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Nathan Kinch, Head of Experience and Labs at Meeco, outlines the rise of the attribute economy, as described in a new report co-authored by thought leaders in digital identity, personal data services and regulation.

“In computing, attributes are pieces of information, which determine the properties of a field or tag in a database, or a string of characters in a display. In more human terms, attributes are qualities, features, characteristics or an inherent part of someone or something.

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MEF member news – March 20

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What’s the news from the MEF community? Here’s your weekly round up of all the latest announcements from MEF members including product launches, partnerships, research insights and more…

Germany’s Wirecard will begin a push into the North American market payment processing space with the purchase of Citi Prepaid.

The latter currently manages 2,500 card programs for corporate customers in multiple verticals. Wirecard will now enhance these programs with digital card solutions.

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OpenMarket’s Steve French: RCS can super-charge enterprise messaging

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RCS is the next generation of SMS, a platform that can bring OTT-style features to the standard messaging app on Android devices. But it’s not just for person-to-person chat, says Steve French of OpenMarket, recently announced as an official partner of Google’s early access program.

In the MEF’s Future of Messaging Guide, Virgin Trains talked about the power of a simple text message to transform the travel experience of vulnerable passengers at Euston station in the UK.

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Global mobile news round-up: 17th March

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. N26 aims to become Europe’s leading mobile-only bank, mobile health and research apps struggle to realise their potential, Google’s Allo app reveals search history to contacts and much more.

Berlin-based N26 has laid claim to becoming Europe’s leading mobile-only bank, growing its user base to 300,000 and recording a seven-fold growth in transaction volumes over the past year.

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Telecoming: taking user experience to the next level

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Telecoming´s Head of UX, David Murillo explains why now more than ever, the user experience is critical to the mobile experience – plus, MEFTV speaks to CEO Cyrille Thivat about their business and the mobile ecosystem.
The latest Mobile World Congress portrayed that user behaviour patterns are one of the most requested insights when designing a customer journey. It’s the starting point of a journey towards achieving the main goal of mobile services: to provide users with a tailored consumer experience that meets his or her needs.

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And now for this message…how Facebook can make money from Messenger

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It’s official: Facebook is testing ads for Facebook Messenger. What does the move mean for the app’s one billion users? Tim Green, MEF features editor, looks behind the headlines…

A modest blog post by Facebook earlier this year pointed to a potentially significant moment for the social network.

The company revealed it is to conduct a small test in Australia and Thailand ‘that gives businesses the opportunity to place ads on the Messenger home screen’.

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Executive Insights Series: Manny Teixeira, MTN

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In the latest instalment of MEF’s video series supported by Mahindra Comviva, we look at how operators in developing markets are managing the transition to new value added services. Manny Teixeira, group head of digital media and services at MTN, talks to us about the next phase…

Africa has begun its transition away from the feature phone to the smartphone.

According Analysys Mason’s Middle East and Africa regional research programme, the region’s smartphone sales will grow at a CAGR of 10.8 per cent between 2015 and 2020, from 63 million units to 105 million units. Smartphones will account for 62.4 per cent of all handset sales in the SSA region in 2020.

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