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Don’t Panic! UX Methods Apply to Mobile

Everywhere you look, people are talking about “mobile.”
Mobile-first design, mobile responsive design, mobile apps, mobile sites, etc.
“Mobile” is clearly a handy buzzword for all of the new devices, but…

What does “mobile” actually mean?

On the go?
A small screen?
A touch screen?
Handheld?

Unfortunately, the term “mobile” is used to describe many different things. Continue reading

AddThis for IOS Apps, Mobile Websites. Sign-up for Android Beta.

AddThis is making it easy to add sharing and analytics to your Apple iOS application, mobile website, and – soon – your Android App . All of the great features and deep analytics we offer you today for browser-based web pages, we now give you for your native mobile applications and mobile web pages.

Our iOS SDK makes incorporating sharing into your application a snap. In a few simple steps you will be able to enable, customize, and track social sharing in your application. We give you access to hundreds of sharing services just as we do for the web, so if you want to give your users the option to share to Stumbleupon, Reddit and of course Facebook and Twitter, the SDK will make it very easy.

Want to update your mobile website to support sharing? If you are using AddThis today, you don’t have to do a thing. We have optimized AddThis so it displays properly and responds properly to touch inputs in mobile browsers on iOS and Android. If you don’t have sharing on your mobile site, no problem – get the code here – it works everywhere.

For developers interested in putting AddThis into their native Android applications, we are working quickly to provide an awesome solution in the near future. If you are interested in beta testing our Android SDK, sign up at http://www.addthis.com/mobile.

AddThis Android App Makes Mobile Sharing Easy

Today, we’re excited to launch a new project within AddThis Labs: the AddThis Android App. When you download it to your Android phone, it integrates AddThis sharing right into the phone’s native user experience. Simply long press any link on your device, touch “Share page” and AddThis will help you share to any of the ~300 social networks, online tools, and services that we support.

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New AddThis Menu for Easy iPad, iPhone, and Android Web Sharing

Today, we’re excited to announce a new version of the AddThis sharing menu for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and Google Android. Now, when you’re surfing the Web on one of these mobile devices and find an article you want to share, you’ll find a menu that’s much easier to use on a touch interface. This feature is automatically available to all of our publishers.

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Launch of AddThis Labs with the Sharebar and iPhone-Optimized Analytics

Today, I’m really excited to announce the launch of AddThis Labs. Over the last year, AddThis has started a new chapter of its life. It’s evolved from a mere button on a few pages to become the Web’s universal sharing platform, seen by over 600 million people every month (hailing from countries all across the world!), on a menagerie of 550,000 Web sites. Given that level of diversity, it only makes sense that we’ve been running some experiments and listening to our users. AddThis Labs is all about opening that process up even further.

Our first Labs project is the AddThis Sharebar. Sharebar is a great example of the flexibility of our APIs; it uses the Sharing Endpoints to create a completely new on-page interface for sharing online content. We’re excited to see how new interfaces like the Sharebar will change how users interact with a page and the 207 services that we’ve integrated into the AddThis platform.

Secondly, we’re launching AddThis iPhone-Optimized Analytics. Using some of our more avatar movie elaborate internal Analytics APIs, we revisualized the data specifically for the iPhone, so you can keep track of how your content is getting shared while you’re on the go. Try it out by typing addthis.com/iphone into Safari on your iPhone.

If you play with any of the Labs projects, stop by the forumWe’d love to hear your feedback. We see a lot of possibilities in the AddThis platform: these two projects came out of a single hackathon! But while we place a high value on innovation–and there’s crazier stuff to come–but the end goal is improving things for you, our users. We need your comments and ideas to make that happen.

Over the coming months, we’re going to be releasing more of our internal projects and experiments into AddThis Labs. Check back often for more exciting examples of cool and innovative ways that you can harness the power of the AddThis platform.