Mobile Commerce

Captcha | codes and images for spam protection

Captcha: codes, images and puzzles for spam protection

For years, the captcha has been a necessary evil for securing interactive web applications (e.g. online forms) against spam. The fully-automatic public Turing test distinguishes between computers and humans. The test exposes which automatic queries are performed by spam robots, which then minimises the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of...

Tips for successful Facebook marketing

8 tips for Facebook advertising success

Over the last few years words like ‘likes’, ‘followers’, and ‘to google’ have become a part of our everyday vocabulary. For those working in marketing, these terms have become a new type of virtual currency, and they are minted, traded, and evaluated on the world’s largest social media platform, Facebook. But there’s more to success in Facebook advertising than merely collecting fans and likes.

Multichannel marketing

Everything you need to know about multichannel marketing

Multichannel, crosschannel, omnichannel – there are many terms for the multi-track form of marketing, but they all mean the same thing to a limited extent. This is why the first concept can be described as the evolutionary precursor of the other two. The “multi” in “multichannel strategy” doesn’t include all channels like omnichannel marketing does. These are not necessarily linked, as is the case...

Canvas fingerprinting – online tracking without cookies

Canvas fingerprinting: the cookie successor

For decades now, cookies have been the principle tool used by web analysts to collect user data. These cookies are used to monitor the performance of websites or ads and to optimise pages for customers. But many users have since caught on to this questionable method of data collection and analysis, now deciding to block these investigative text snippets. But a new method of online tracking is on...

How does mobile SEO work?

Mobile SEO: optimise your site for mobile devices

Many businesses invest a lot of time and money into search engine optimisation: spending weeks working on keyword strategies, checking links, and working on the site’s technical framework. But then – nothing happens. This could be because mobile SEO has been neglected. It’s important to remember this vital step, since most searches now come through mobile devices, and Google expects website...

Information overload – too much advertising?

Information overload in the era of mass media

Every day we are bombarded with adverts and messages loaded with all sorts of information. And there are those that argue that globalisation has meant that the market has become saturated with products. Many consumers feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information. This so-called information overload means that consumers take in hardly any adverts anymore. Here you can find out exactly what...

Website app, responsive site or mobile site?

Responsive web design, app, or mobile website?

To have a successful web presence, it’s now crucial to be able to reach out to as many users as possible by making your site available on a variety of platforms. This means mobile websites and responsive design are becoming ever-more essential tools for website operators. But with web apps and native apps adding two further possibilities to the mix, deciding which option works best for you can be...

Hybrid apps – combining the best of web and native apps

Hybrid apps: what distinguishes them from other app formats?

With the ever-increasing use of mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, it’s no surprise that the number of available applications is also growing and that app development is thriving. But not all apps are the same: over the years, various formats have emerged. One of these is the hybrid app, which combines the strengths of native and web apps. But there are also disadvantages to these...

Rich Cards: the new Google results format

Rich Cards: the new Google results format

In May 2016, Google launched the next big change to the appearance of its search engine results pages with Rich Cards. Given that more than half of searches on the world’s most popular search engine come from mobile devices today, it’s hardly surprising that the latest results format update is designed specifically for smartphones and tablets. So what do Rich Cards entail? And how can web...

Create your own app | Android and iOs app development

Create your own app – part one: the planning phase

Mobile apps offer us information, entertainment as well as many other purposes and are a part of everyday life for smartphone and tablet users. If you also have an interesting idea for an application, you shouldn’t shy away from creating it: developing an app for iOS or Android isn’t all about programming, there’s much more to it than that. In our series on creating your own app, we’ll take you...


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