Belgian mobile advertising/development firm Momads has produced an “Appy New Year” video that highlights five big-picture trends in mobile for 2011, all of which I think will have some application for journalists and publishers this coming year. If you keep up on mobile, none will surprise you, I suspect, but they are all worth keeping in mind.
The first is the most obvious: “The ‘faster than anything else’ consumer adoption rate of the mobile Web will only increase in 2011.”
The last point may be the freshest: “Never heard of NFC? You will in 2011.” NFC stands for near field communication; it’s a technology that may help develop mobile devices as a way to pay for your coffee, as well as attach information to physical objects.
Take a look at the video for the other three points. It’s worth 2:40 of your time.
Hat tip to @ilicco for drawing my attention to this.