The global market for mobile commerce is expected to balloon to $6.1T by 2027 from $1.9T in 2020. The pandemic has fundamentally shifted the way consumers look at e-commerce as lockdowns limited in-person activity. Businesses have had to adapt their digital strategies to address this growing interest as mobile becomes a significant driver of revenue growth. Shopify is the leading all-in-one platform for brands, small businesses, and entrepreneurs alike to establish digital storefronts. Tapcart is the mobile commerce platform that enables Shopify merchants to launch their own full-featured mobile apps – a much-needed complement in today’s digital landscape. While many e-commerce merchants have become overly reliant on paid digital, Tapcart’s easy-to-use drag and drop solution offers cost-efficient push notifications to merchants with plans to launch other value-add tools like marketing automation, personalization, and developer kits. During the uncertainty of the pandemic, the Santa Monica-based company was able to grow revenue 3x, handling mobile sale transactions exceeding $1.3B in gross merchandise value (GMV) for brands like Pier One Imports and FIGS. LA TechWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Eric Netsch to learn more about the inspiration for the business, the company’s strategic plans, and latest round of funding from investors that include Left Lane Capital, Shopify, SignalFire, Greycroft, Act One Ventures, and Amplify.LA.
Mobile phone usage is exploding in Africa and the continent is the world’s fastest growing mobile market. StarNews Mobile is a mobile video network that’s partnered with the largest telecom operators to provide video content to this burgeoning base of consumers. The company allows entertainers and brands to reach their audiences while allowing content creators to monetize their content. LA TechWatch caught up with Founder and CEO Guy Kamgaing to learn more about the market opportunity in Africa for content providers, the company’s future plans, and recent funding round from I&P and Expert Dojo.
We are entering an era where we are doing everything on mobile and tickets for live events are no different. Yet while basic mobile ticketing technology that allows users to scan for entry has been available for a while, no one has really harnessed the power of the technology beyond the scan. FanDragon is changing that. […]
Apps that mysteriously crash is annoying for users and even more so for the software engineers that built the app that are often flying blind in the app ecosystem. Existing mobile app architecture hasn’t readily provided the means to effectively track and understand the causes of app crashes and technical glitches. Replicating the user experience, […]