A weekly, hand-curated digest of the latest mobile and technology news and insights from the Mokriya team.

Mobile, IoT, Tech:


The app boom is over
“Your phone is full of apps, and you’re done downloading new ones — unless they’re Snapchat or Uber.” Valid point for consumer apps at least, its getting harder and harder to dislodge the go-to apps on our phones.

How Mark Zuckerberg Led Facebook’s War to Crush Google Plus
Vanity Fair looks back at when Facebook went to war with Google Plus.

When Products Talk

Tyler Cowen on how increasingly sophisticated and anthropomorphized chat bots may change our relationships to products, and to each other.

Facebook’s Race To Dominate AI
Is AI the next frontier in tech? What is Facebook doing to build the world’s most powerful ad platform.

Inside Microsoft’s Plan to Reconquer the World
“The newly customer-friendly tech giant is bulking up on data centers, betting its future on cloud computing, and learning to be agile again.”

Blog Posts

Blueprint to becoming a React Native Developer
Spencer Carli outlines a handy blueprint to becoming a React Native Developer.

Get ready for virtual sensors
Stacey Higginbotham on the power of sensors as we move forward in IoT.

The worst slides in Mary Meeker’s trends report
Last week we covered Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report, and now here’s Josh Bernoff’s take on the worst of the report.

Mobile App UX Design: Making a Great First Impression
More practical UX advice from Nick Babich. Always a consistent source of useful insights.


“Starting next week and continuing throughout the fall, Apple will begin rolling out new incentives for developers in its App Store, including a new revenue-share model and the introduction of search ads in its iOS App Store.”

Project Soli
Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. “Wave hello to Soli touchless interactions.”


App Growth Metrics: eCPI, CAC, True LTV, Retention, Cost of MAU/DAU Calculator for Beginners…
Deepak Abbot links to (and explains) a useful sheet for tracking app growth metrics.

Ericsson Mobility Report
Ericsson’s Mobility Report has tons of interesting data, particularly interesting is the latest numbers on IoT.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work in 5 Charts
A tongue-in-cheek look at what the future of work holds for us.

About Luke Ryan

Luke leads Marketing at Mokriya and writes about people, culture and projects. Native Australian. Currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden.