Hall of Fame: Surfers Paradise Festival

  Here @shoutem we spoke with Natalie Hawker, Marketing Coordinator at Surfers Paradise Alliance – a local government organization that promotes Surfers Paradise events, local businesses, and initiatives. They’ve decided to use iPhone and Android apps to publicise the Surfers Paradise Festival, an event held each March and April that promotes the Australian Gold Coast’s cultural scene. Natalie

Infographic: The rise of tablet commerce in 2013

Adobe and eMarketer findings reveal that online shoppers give an advantage of tablet devices over smartphones when purchasing online. This could make tablets primary devices for mobile commerce. On the other hand, shoppers use smartphones to discover offerings on the go, share information about purchased products with friends and receive time-sensitive offers in the store.

Hall of Fame: Storm Guide

Here @shoutem we spoke with Carl Lewis, digital media manager at Savannah Morning News about its mobile strategy. Carl gave us insights about the most popular features in the Storm Guide app, the importance of SoLoMo combination and advantages of mobile for publishers.

Hall of Fame: Wilkins Harley-Davidson

  Here @shoutem we talked with Mary Kilroy from Wilkins Harley-Davidson, the family-owned Harley Davidson dealership with over 60 years of experience. They’ve decided to offer useful iPhone and Android apps to easily share with and get information from customers. Mary discussed her thoughts about the advantages of mobiles for dealerships and the most important features within mobile

Infographic: Smartphone and tablet app downloads in 2013

Analysts forecast that even more smartphone and tablet apps will be downloaded in 2013 as the number of purchased smartphone and tablet devices continues to grow. Recent findings by ABI Research estimate that approximately 70 billion smartphone and tablet apps will be downloaded in 2013. Android will dominate in the smartphone segment while iOS leads

ShoutEm V4 is live. Our biggest release ever.

I’m thrilled to announce new version of the ShoutEm Mobile App Maker! Each day thousands of our customers are using our platform to create and manage their apps and we wanted to make that the best experience possible. Here is a two minute video showcasing the new user interface and some of the new V4

ShoutEm “Austin Party Guide 2013” App for SXSW

“Don’t miss a party” Is this year moto. Last year we had more than 8000 downloads in just five days of SXSW Interactive. This year app is ready for a prime time and even better than last years. >250 parties listed Directions and RSVP buttons Selected (“Hot”) events of our choice for each day Drinkups,

Going mobile? Responsive Web Design (RWD) vs HTML5 app approach.

Fast-growing mobile traffic is forcing most websites to refresh their mobile versions that are focused on high-end touch-screen iPhone and Android phones  and move away from the mobile themes that were built for screens of dying Nokia and Blackberry phones. There are two major approaches: Responsive Web Design (RWD) Separate HTML5/JS app (mobile web app, running

Think Vertical When Creating a Mobile Business Strategy

  Each new year offers new ways to latch onto emerging trends and start a business anew, or revamp your existing strategy.  For upstart app creators looking to take advantage of opportunities afforded by more devices in hands than ever, the issue many face is a vision that encompasses every opportunity possible. Vertical markets, oft-shortened

Here’s to the New Year!

On behalf of the entire ShoutEm team, we’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year in 2013! Your support in 2012 allowed us to make quite a few positive changes, offering the most responsive and robust apps around, and your continued feedback helped us shape our vision for the coming year. Here are