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Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market

• 11 min read<br>• Mobile, Trends, Apps, iOS, Android<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web …

Greenlight is a debit card for kids that parents manage from their phones

Greenlight, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based startup, is trying to solve a problem that any parent of an elementary or junior high school student can well understand: how to give kids money without worrying that they’ll lose it or spend it on something they shouldn’t.<p>It isn’t the first …

5 Apps Will Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning

Getting organized is the hardest part of life. Or maybe it’s staying organized. No matter where you fall on the organizational spectrum, we can all agree that life constantly gets in the way and things that you always mean to do get brushed aside. Cue: technology. This week, we’ve got five brand …

With Its Updated iOS App, Evernote Is Going Back To Note-Taking’s Basics

A streamlined new interface makes it easier to create a new note and give it some personality–and then find it later when you need it.<p>People may use Evernote in all sorts of ways, but at its heart, the app is about one thing: notes. It’s acknowledging that today with a new version of its iOS app–a …

How I Successfully Pitched Investors As A 22-Year-Old Startup Founder

If you can tell a story that makes sense, it doesn’t matter how old you are.<p>My cofounders and I were 21 and 22 when we started Next Big Sound, and by far the biggest challenge we faced was in convincing investors they should trust us with their money. That was in 2009, and around that time Mark …

I Used Mindfulness To Have A Painless Labor. Here's My Birth Story

Can giving birth be a comfortable, even painless experience? This question entered my mind the moment I found out I was pregnant with our first …

Pregnancy

4 Important Stats about Millennials and Mobile Banking

“Millennials” are more than a buzzword or age group, they are the future — defining new customer expectations and pushing companies to innovate …

Chase ATMs Will Now Let You Withdraw Cash With a Phone

Payment by cell phone and contactless payment have become all the rage with Apple Pay and Android Pay bringing payment to you with the touch of your …

The Best Mobile Banking Apps

Americans are doing more of their banking online and at ATMs. Chase recently reported that more checks were deposited through cell phones and at ATMs than in branches. As transactions move from branches to cell phones, the quality of mobile banking apps will become increasingly important and a …

There are officially more people doing their weekly banking via mobile phones than branches

Mobile banking remains a technology in its infancy, but according to Javelin Strategy & Research, it has already eclipsed physical branches in terms of the percentage of US customers using it to take care of their weekly banking needs.<p>Users aren’t just turning to mobile apps and browsers for …

Mobile

Mobile banking has officially overtaken visits to a bank branch

Was 2015 the year bank branches officially became outdated? This year, <i>Quartz</i> reports, the number of people using mobile banking officially surpassed …

McDonald’s app quickly serves 1.5M offer redemptions since launch

The McDonald’s Mobile appThe McDonald’s Mobile application, which launched this summer, has seen more than 2 million downloads and 1.5 million offer …

Report: Women driving mobile commerce

Dive Brief:<p>Women are almost twice as likely than men to have made a purchase via mobile in the last month, according to a new report from BI …

Mobile Now Accounts for 50.3% of All Ecommerce Traffic

Last week represented the first time in history that more people used mobile phones and tablets to visit online stores than using computers. Looking …

This Is Why Digital Retail Matters: Mobile Sales Will Exceed $252 Billion by 2020

Purchasing on smartphones and tablets will grow from $115 billion this year to $252 billion by 2020, according to a Forrester Research report …

New patent helps RBC enter mobile-payment battleground

Royal Bank of Canada has been granted a patent on its mobile payments technology by the U.S. Patent Office, giving customers the ability to make small purchases using their smartphones on any network and ramping up the effectiveness of RBC Wallet ahead of the launch of Apple Pay in Canada.<p>"When we …

Why PayPal launched a new mobile peer-to-peer payment platform

The results of PayPal's newest Money Habits Study substantiate the use case for the new service. The survey findings indicate that small debts between peers add up fast in both amount and in impact, and paying them back is challenging and problematic:<p>Most adults don't like to ask people to pay them …

FinTech

Niemann Foods’ beacon rollout sees 20pc shopper engagement growth | Retail Dive

Regional grocer Niemann Foods’ County Market division has rolled out beacons to all of its 44 stores after initial tests proved positive, with a 15 …

Target’s Cartwheel drives 10pc more offer downloads via personalization

Target’s Cartwheel app is getting more personalTarget recently introduced personalized recommendations to Cartwheel, resulting in a more-than …

Starbucks And Under Armour Are Winning Mobile -- And You're Likely Behind

What do Under Armour and Starbucks have in common? More than you think. Retailers, you might want to pay attention—these companies are winning in mobile.<p>Under Armour and Starbucks each have a keen eye on their core customer, both know how to build a grassroots following and, unlike many other …

Mobile Banking Apps in Europe: What Consumers Want

<i>Our latest report shows the top retail banking apps in key European markets, including which features and strategies helped them reach the top.</i>Mobile …

Banking

Wells Fargo's mobile banking redesign includes biometrics, tracks customer insights

Input from Wells Fargo's commercial banking customers has been vital in steering a massive mobile banking redesign project, according to a bank …

The danger for banks is not digital, but not thinking

I picked up a few amazing quotes this week. The first was someone telling me about the payments conference they attended where one of the large UK …

Banking

The Omni-Channel Moment in Bank Marketing Has Arrived

CMOs need to rethink the way they attract, serve and retain customers. It's time to dump existing marketing models built around single channels and …

Who's Addicted To Mobile Banking?

Share Email<p>Are consumers addicted to mobile banking?<p>Well, if pulling out a mobile phone to check a bank account balance during dinner — and even on a …

The Crowd Rushed In On Mobile Banking. But What Are All These People Doing?

Because growth with engaged users is highest in the mobile channel for banks,[1] leading bank marketers should be digging deeper to better understand what their clients are doing with mobile banking. This information will allow them to offer features and services that meet customer needs while …

Mobile banking has eclipsed branches and even the rest of the internet

Apps now the biggest route to checking bank balances in Britain, industry research shows<p>Britons are now checking their bank balance on their mobile phones more than anywhere else, leaving more traditional services like a visit to the high street branch in decline.<p>Banking apps were used 10.5m times …

Banking

Personas Must Better Define Digital Banking Consumer

Banks and credit unions must better understand the unique behaviors and attitudes of today's digital consumer.

Unique

Retail Gamification 101 – What You Need to Know

In a retail environment where coupons and specials are now the status quo, and most millennials can find a good deal on anything they’re interested …

Customer Experience