Mobile Web vs. Mobile Apps: Taking Your Content on the Road

NetWits

Frank Barry recently blogged about the increasing use of mobile devices to access the web and how nonprofits should adapt their strategies to accommodate for this. Mobile apps need to be developed separately for each type of device (iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Palm, etc.) With the rise of mobile applications, a lot of nonprofits getting into the mobile game are wondering whether they should start with a mobile website or a mobile application. Mobile Websites.

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The Mobile Web: Consider the User

NTEN

Thirty-eight percent of American mobile phone users -- 120 million people -- access the web via their mobile device; fewer than 30 million are iPhones or Android phones. The growth of the mobile web will continue to be very rapid in the coming years -- and will have substantially more reach than iPhone or Android applications. According to a research report by Morgan Stanley, mobile web usage will exceed all other web usage by 2015. . Not so with the mobile web.

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Android — The new Google mobile phone OS | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

The developer will also be able to pull all sorts of data from the web so the user would be able to synchronize calendars, contacts, etc. Users should be aware of how applications share their personal information over the web and to other users. Share and Enjoy: Categories: SMS , Tech , Web 2.0.

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Scanning for Good: 5 Reasons QR Codes Are a Safe Option for Nonprofits

NetWits

When scanned, QR codes often take users to a mobile web page. In addition to web URLs, QR codes can contain SMS messages, plain text, contact info, event invites, Google Maps locations, YouTube videos, or social content. iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users can download one of many apps that will scan not only QR codes, but many types of bar codes. If you have BlackBerry Messenger 5.0,

HOW TO: Launch a Mobile Photo-Sharing Campaign for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter has a suite of exceptional apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Window 7 Phone, and iPad , as does HootSuite and TweetDeck , and although the tools listed below also allow uploading from your desktop computer, getting acquainted with sharing photos while on location and making that transition to using your smartphone for photo-uploading is a necessary one. Odds are a Web-based version of Instagram is coming, as well as apps for Android, BlackBerry, etc.

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10 Essential Tools for the Nonprofit New Media Manager on the Go

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The advent of the Mobile Web is slowly starting to permeate and transform nonprofit communications. Just like social media transformed the nonprofit sector and how it communicates with its supporters, so will the Mobile Web (even more so). Twitter Apps for Android and Blackberry are also available. Facebook has a mobile site ( m.facebook.com ), a touch site ( touch.facebook.com ), and Apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm, Sidekick and many more.

Fusing Mobile Fundraising with Email & Social Media Outreach

NTEN

There are a few readily available methods that will allow you to start accepting donations via the mobile web in association with email and social media outreach. It's important to remember that if you intend to appeal to the ever increasing mobile web community of users, you will first need to include a convenient mobile donation platform as a fixture within your email and social media messaging. If properly designed, it can work efficiently on any web enabled mobile device.

Which is a better investment for your nonprofit – an iPhone App or a mobile website?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

iPhones and AT&T are also expensive, so your user demographics will be narrow in comparison to the general web community. Also, 57 million Americans now regularly access the mobile web, and that’s a June 2009 stat. The mobile web is exploding – especially for social networking sites. Are you going to also create Apps for Palm, Blackberry, Android, etc.? When I bought my first iPhone in June 2009 I was absolutely blown away. Love my iPhone.

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Social Media Data and Trends You Need to Know

Care2

iPad users gave 40% more per donation than any other mobile device user, Every iOS device gave more than Android or Blackberry. Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0It can be challenging to keep up with the all the new and interesting social media data, research, and trends coming out every week. Not to worry, Frogloop has got you covered. Check out the some of our social media picks this week that we think your organization needs to know about.

Losing Mobile Users? Easy Mobile-Website Builder Can Help You: New TechSoup Program

Tech Soup Blog

The solution is mobile optimization or responsive web design. The simple answer is to check your web analytics to see how many people visit your site from a mobile device. Through TechSoup, members receive a donation for a one-year subscription to Guide by Cell's service for creating and hosting a mobile website with an unlimited number of web pages. Log into the web-based portal whenever you want to update your content or highlight a special campaign.

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Web2.0 meets listserve? This is an embeddable discussion thread?

Network-Centric Advocacy

It is a discussion thread that can be ported and embedded around the web. A copy of my reply goes into the online forum (stay in your inbox or on blackberry). Tags: Advocacy Strategy Communication Technology Current Affairs Listservs netcentric nptech Personal Rants Web/Tech This is interesting. It could have a nice potential for advocacy groups and creating collaboration and collective action between communities.

Accept Donations On-the-Go with Sage Mobile Payments

Tech Soup Blog

400+ devices are supported, including iPhone3, iPhone4, iPad, Droid, and BlackBerry. Sage Mobile Payments also provides access to a web interface for securely entering credit card data from a computer with Internet access. New to TechSoup’s Sage Payment Processing program, Sage Mobile Payments converts your cell phone, smartphone, or tablet into a secure and convenient "use anywhere" credit card terminal.

A Better Way to Produce Nonprofit Annual Reports

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Treesaver is a new open source web platform for publishing that uses the new HTML5 standard to create narrative experiences—with text, pictures and video. It works on any device that has a web browser. The same design and the same code works on PCs, Macs and Linux desktop computers or Apple, Android, and Blackberry smart phones and tablets like iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab. actually a terrible way to put content on the web.

CRM Apps: Manage Donors on the Road

Tech Soup Blog

DonorPerfect Mobile (Android, iOS) brings the power of DonorPerfect's web-based program to your phone or tablet. Zoho Mobile (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) keeps you in the loop on important constituent emails and calls. Insightly Mobile (Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone) is the mobile component of a social CRM service for small business. When was the last time you had to look up a donor's contact information while you were away from your desk?

Five Task Manager Apps to Make Your Work Day Easier

Tech Soup Blog

Todoist: Free ($29/year for Premium); Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Mac, Windows, Web, various browser and mail extensions. Remember the Milk: Free ($25/year for Pro); Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Gmail and Outlook extensions, Web). Wunderlist: Free ($4.99/mo for Pro); Android, iOS, Web, Mac, Windows. I used to have the terrible habit of writing out a to-do list in a notebook or scrap of paper and then completely neglecting or losing it.

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Using your browser to test what sites look like on a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc)

Allegiance Group

Specific device testing: There’s a good iPhone tester available, as well as Blackberry emulators to mimic individual phones. Be aware that the Blackberry emulators are very large downloads. You shouldn’t lose sight of Blackberry and Windows mobile, however, and perhaps even Nokia if you have a more international reach. We’ve been doing a lot of mobile sites for our clients recently, such as the new Bronx Zoo mobile site.

Social Media is Going Mobile, and So Should Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As the Web goes mobile , so does social media… and so should your nonprofit. If there is one thing I have learned over ten years of using the Internet for fundraising and social change, those nonprofits that can embrace change quickly, empower their visionaries, and adopt new Web trends, reap the benefits of being early adopters. The Web and how people use it is transforming quickly.

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My iPhone 3G

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The phone interface is great, visual voicemail rocks, reading email is really good, and surfing the web is decent – way better than on a blackberry. My suggestion: if you like gadgets, are addicted to being connected at all times, and you feel like you need reading glasses to read email or the web on the Blackberry screen, the iPhone might be a good bet, but I’d wait until software version 2.1

Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition

Tech Soup Blog

The FEMA app is available in the Android marketplace , with iPhone and Blackberry versions coming soon. The Red Cross has a simple shelter search web app , accessible via any web browser. The app was developed on the Windows Azure platform, a cloud-based platform for building and hosting web applications. The WISER mobile app is available for Apple, Windows, Blackberry and Palm devices.

Why I'm not interested in an Android phone. Yet.

Judi Sohn

My iPhone is more than just a phone and web-enabled device. It took me over a year to jump on the iPhone bandwagon from my beloved Blackberry. On Tuesday, Google is expected to publicly announce their Nexus One phone running Android. This is addition to a smattering of other Android OS phones out there, like the Droid , with many many more to come if you believe the techie sites.

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Stay Productive On the Road, In the Field, and Away from the Office

Tech Soup Blog

for Android and iOS integrates with your web-based ClickTime time-tracking service , so you can track time, expenses, and receipts while you're on the road, without cracking open your computer. SkyDrive can be accessed via a free Android or iOS app or via mobile web browsers. PayAnywhere (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) is a mobile and web-based payment processing service that lets you accept donations from just about anywhere.

Cool App Roundup: Fundraising Edition

Tech Soup Blog

PayAnywhere (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) is a mobile and web-based payment processing service that lets you accept donations from just about anywhere. Sage Mobile Payments (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) is another mobile payment service available through TechSoup. Mobile has put a whole new spin on fundraising, connecting with donors, and kick-off campaigns.

OneNote vs. Springpad vs. Evernote: Which Notetaking App Is Right for You?

Tech Soup Blog

My life changed, however with the invention of web- and mobile-based notetaking apps…and my desk got a bit cleaner. I started using it for the simple fact that there was an Evernote app for the BlackBerry (my phone at the time) and that I could use it on my work PC and my home Mac. Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Desktop (Windows), Web. You can also use OneNote for free as a Web app through Microsoft SkyDrive, and on Windows Phone, Android, or iOS.

Process Payments and Donations from Anywhere

Tech Soup Blog

This donation from PayAnywhere provides mobile and web-based payment processing services to nonprofits, foundations, and public libraries. It combines a card reader for accepting credit and debit cards with an app for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. If you, a staff member, or a volunteer have web development experience, you can use Authorize.Net to add a donate button to your organization's website to accept online donations.

Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

Mobile technology, web apps, and mapping software have become enormously helpful in sharing news and spreading information about relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, FEMA's apps for Apple, Android, and Blackberry provide weather information as well as tips for what to do during and after a hurricane. Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Get Ready for Tax Season and Organize Your Finances with Mobile Apps

Tech Soup Blog

PayAnywhere (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) is a mobile and web-based payment processing service that lets you accept donations from just about anywhere. Sage Mobile Payments (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) is another mobile payment service available through TechSoup. Whether you're planning some spring cleaning around your budget or preparing for tax season, there are an assortment of mobile apps to help you stay organized. Financial and Accounting Tools.

A Field Guide to Mobile Payments

Tech Soup Blog

Here are a few tools we recommend: PayAnywhere (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) is a mobile and web-based payment processing service that lets you accept donations from just about anywhere. Sage Mobile Payments (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) is another mobile payment service available through TechSoup. Have you ever had to turn a donor away at an event because you could only accept cash? With mobile payment processing tools , you can accept mobile donations from anywhere, at any time.

The Rise of Mobile

NetWits

iPhones, Thunderbolts, Blackberrys, etc are becoming commonplace in a lot of ways. of time spent on the web. Personal computing, the internet and telecommunications have made such significant advancements over the past 25 years that we can now hold a device in one hand that’s capable of making phone calls, sending text messages, taking and viewing pictures and video (HD video that is), browsing the internet, sending email, playing games (any Angry Birds fans out there?),

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CRM Apps: Manage Donors on the Road

Tech Soup Blog

DonorPerfect Mobile (Android, iOS) brings the power of DonorPerfect's web-based program to your phone or tablet. Zoho Mobile (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) keeps you in the loop on important constituent emails and calls. Insightly Mobile (Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone) is the mobile component of a social CRM service for small business. When was the last time you had to look up a donor's contact information while you were away from your desk?

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » New York Times Deathwatch

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Home • About Us Mission Team News Partners Careers • Services Overview Interactive Marketing Video Web Design and Development • Clients Clients List Client Login • Resources Overview Events YouTube for Nonprofits Guide to Online Video Video FAQs Our Blog • Contact POSTED BY Michael Hoffman FEB 5, 2008 New York Times Deathwatch I wrote recently about the decline of newspapers and the rise of the web.

Taming the Last Unindexed Frontier | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

The perfect storm of YouTube ( and other video sharing sites ), cheap video camcorders, rapidly growing broadband adoption ( pdf ), and a seemingly endless number star-wars kids and dogs on skateboards has created a web where video is becoming ubiquitous. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

10 Tips for Optimizing Mobile Email Marketing

Care2

While web-based email went down in 2010, mobile email went up 36% in the US as we reported last week on Frogloop. While action alerts or appeals may look great on the IPhone it could look messed up on a Blackberry. If your nonprofit doesn’t have a mobile strategy on its radar, you need to develop one. Nonprofits can no longer afford to ignore mobile email.

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Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?

Care2

There are too many barriers to using your app So, first someone has to have a phone that works with native apps–for the most part, that’s an iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and maybe a Windows phone or other smartphone. Mobile Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0As nonprofit campaigners, it's our job to engage our constituency, move them up the ladder of engagement, and of course raise more money. New tools and mobile apps should always be on our radar.

Mobile websites vs. apps - what's right for you?

Connection Cafe

Combine that with this nugget: by 2014 more people will view web pages using a mobile device than a computer. Perhaps most compelling is the pervasive nature of the web and web browsers - a web browser comes built into a smartphone. There's also Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile, and Symbian. Author: Sally Heaven. 36% of U.S. mobile consumers now have smartphones , says The Nielsen Company.

Cool App Roundup: Arts Organization Edition

Tech Soup Blog

" Deciding on a Native App or a Mobile Web App. device or operating system (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, etc.). Unlike a native app, a mobile web app is "device agnostic," meaning it can be. used on almost any device with a mobile web browser. of Art offers web app-based smARTphone Tours. Museum of African American History's mobile web app likewise runs on most mobile devices with a web browser.

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More good news from Google: Open Handset Alliance

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ll be watching the Open Handset Alliance, and wondering when I can replace my Blackberry with an open phone. {

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33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. Introduction :: Integrating Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0. Replace the “Web 1.0: The Static Web” with “Web 1.0: The Broadcast Web.” The Static Web, Web 2.0: The Social Web, and Web 3.0:

33 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits was released in August 2011 and despite the rapid change occurring on the Social and Mobile Web, 90% of the content still rings true. Introduction :: Integrating Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0. Replace the “Web 1.0: The Static Web” with “Web 1.0: The Broadcast Web.” The Static Web, Web 2.0: The Social Web, and Web 3.0:

22 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Introduction :: Integrating Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0. Replace the “Web 1.0: The Static Web” with “Web 1.0: The Broadcast Web.” ” Social Media for Social Good is written as a how-to, step-by-step strategic plan for nonprofits in three parts: Web 1.0: The Static Web, Web 2.0: The Social Web, and Web 3.0: The Mobile Web. However, defining Web 1.0

How to Clear Critical Data From Your Cell Phone Before You Get Rid of It

Tech Soup Blog

” Preston Gralla’s piece provides the general methods used to clear Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry devices. Their data erase tool is a web page where you can find short videos on how to reset several different phones, the main models mostly. In the U.S., we get new cell phones on average every 18 months. One of biggest risks we face is the critical data stored in our old phones that we get rid of.

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How to Set Up Bitcoin for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

"A lot of the tech companies that donate with us are people that see computers and the web as a hobby, a lot of early adopters who may have an interest in Bitcoin," says Nicholas Bisaccia, communications coordinator of Nonprofit Technology Resources. As Bitcoin has received more media attention in recent years, people are becoming more familiar with it but not necessarily more knowledgeable.

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Use Your Donation on the Go with TechSoup Donor Partner Mobile Apps

Tech Soup Blog

SkyDrive can be accessed via a free iPhone app or most desktop or mobile web browsers. web conferences, view shared content, and chat using ReadyTalk Mobile for iPad. It works with iOS and Blackberry devices. You can also view and play your SlideRocket presentations via a mobile web browser. Want mobile access to the software your organization relies on to get its work done?

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7 Ways for Nonprofits to Use Mobile Phones to Rake in Cash Monies

NTEN

These methods are: Text message donations Text to voice donations Text message warmers Mobile Web site donations App sales In-app sales Sponsored apps. Mobile Web site donations. If you live in a city populated by smartphone fanatics, it won’t surprise you that the number of people accessing the Web from their phones continues to double year over year. Check out [link] for an easy way to mobilize your existing Web site. Ben Rigby, The Extraordinaires.

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