Of course, in adding complexity to your ads, keep in mind the technical limitations of the networks your users will be operating on. The world's most elegant graphic or snappy capability won't make much of an impression if it takes 45 seconds to download. Make sure that the time between clicking the banner and the first user interaction is less than five seconds. A good rule of thumb is to assume a download rate of about 100kB per second over cellular networks.
Advertising has traditionally been regarded as an interruption of the actual experience that people are trying to have — be it watching a TV show, reading a newspaper or magazine or browsing a website. But we're now seeing the emergence of a new kind of advertising, one that's in itself so entertaining and engaging that it has the potential to become an experience in its own right.
A mobile yellow pages with reviews and offers for everything from restaurants to shopping to hairdressers and so much more. With an average of 29 million monthly app users, Yelp allows businesses to list for free on the site, targeting users with offers and rewards. Yelp also provides businesses owners with the opportunity to engage with their customers both privately and publicly within the app, helping to establish a more personal experience for customers.
360-degree videos are typically viewed via personal computers, mobile devices such as smartphones, or dedicated head-mounted displays. Users can pan around the video by clicking and dragging. On smartphones, internal sensors such as the gyroscope can also be used to pan the video based on the orientation of the device. Taking advantage of this behavior, stereoscope-style enclosures for smartphones (such as Google Cardboard viewers and the Samsung Gear VR) can be used to view 360-degree videos in an immersive format similar to virtual reality. The phone display is viewed through lenses contained within the enclosure, as opposed to virtual reality headsets that contain their own dedicated displays.[13][14][15]
Viewed by many as the the location based application with the most potential, Foursquare has over 55 million monthly active users worldwide and received 12 billion check ins in its first 9 years. Foursquare encourages users to check-in at locations in return for virtual badges and points. It works across various mobile devices, and businesses can offer their own rewards to customers that check into their location.
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