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Mobile News Round-up: Travel, IoT, and Healthcare

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Mobile News Round-up: Travel, IoT, and Healthcare

Someday your passport will be an app, all banking will be mobile, and everyone will have access to healthcare on their phones. This and more in the world of mobile.

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Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend.


Retail Banking and Financial Services

Consumers consider mobile P2P a new social norm by Will Hernandez – Mobile Payments Today, May 12, 2017.
A portion of consumers these days consider mobile person-to-person payments to be the new social "norm," and it's not just millennials who hold this view.

Why the future of banking is mobile-only by Wired Money, May 8, 2017.
"No one who has disrupted any industry was a traditional player"

Mobile biometric payments to triple in 2017 by Bankole Orija – The Guardian, May 12, 2017.
The number of mobile payments authenticated by biometrics will rise to nearly two billion this year, up from just over 600 million in 2016.This is according to a new report from Juniper Research, titled “Mobile Payment Security: Biometric Authentication & Tokenisation 2017-2021”.

Brazilians embrace mobile banking by Angelica Mari – ZDNet, May 12, 2017.
The channel has seen expressive growth over recent months as users start to gain confidence, says study.

Alipay, China’s top mobile payment service, expands to the U.S. by Jon Russell – TechCrunch, May 9, 2017.
China’s dominant mobile payment service is making its move in the U.S..

Travel and Tourism

New mobile passport app to speed airport waiting times at Sky Harbor by Sydney Maki – Phoenix Business Journal, May 11, 2017.
A new app could be the answer to getting through those U.S. Customs and Border Protection lines quickly.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Security Surprises Arising from the Internet of Things (IoT) by Stuart Madnick – Forbes, May 8, 2017.
Threats to IoT can be divided into two categories.

Your IoT Baby Isn't as Beautiful as You Think It Is by Andrew Howard – Dark Reading, May 10, 2017.
Both development and evaluation teams have been ignoring security problems in Internet-connected devices for too long. That must stop.


Sophisticated mobile health apps empowering patients by Eveline Gan – TodayOnline, May 9, 2017.
According to healthcare research firm IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, there are now more than 165,000 health and medical apps on the market.

Mobile App Development and Trends

Step Away from the Ledge: Mobile Apps Aren’t Dying by Larry Alton – Sitepoint, May 10, 2017.
In 2009, 2010, 2011, and nearly every year since, so-called “experts” have claimed that mobile apps are dying off and some other form of technology will soon render these antiquated systems useless. But here we are, in 2017, and the mobile app market is more alive than ever. It’s time to step away from the ledge and recognize that this industry is sustainable.

Korea tops survey for mobile app usage by Cho Mu-Hyun – ZDNet, May 10, 2017.
The average Korean spent 200 minutes a day using mobile apps on their smartphones, according to App Annie.

Mobile is the new desktop, and that's good for enterprise apps by Paul Rubens – CIO, May 9, 2017.
Corporate applications (and their users) are likely to benefit from the intuitiveness of mobile app interfaces.

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