According to Zenith’s Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017, the UK is lagging behind the global average in mobile internet usage.
Globally, mobile internet usage accounts for 73% of time spent on the internet. In contrast, UK usage of a mobile device to access the internet is just 57%, with a rise to 64% expected in 2018.
According to new data from Worldpay, the payment processing service, the UK will be the world’s third biggest market for e-commerce in 2021. This means it will grow by and average of almost 10 per cent over the next five years and put the UK just behind China and the US in terms of the value of online transactions.
Esso has launched a new app for mobile phones, that allows customers to pay for their fuel at the petrol station. Using cloud-based technology, the system is quick and secure.
Once at the pump and before filling up with fuel, customers can open the app, select the pump number and authorise payment. When the nozzle for the fuel pump has been replaced the app confirms the payment amount and emails them a receipt for their purchase.
Adobe has said that it plans to phase out its Flash Player plugin by the end of 2020. Once widely used in games, online radio and animation, much of Flash’s functionality has now been replaced by HTML5.