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Designing Cloud Services – An Architect’s Perspective!

March 11th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

CLICK HERE to download our white paper  – “Considerations for Designing Cloud Services – An Architect’s Perspective.” The advent of cloud technologies has completely transformed the way software is delivered today. As industries of all types continue to be challenged by rapidly changing business priorities – coupled with tighter budgets – they are looking to the cloud to […]

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5 Things From #MWC15 That Show Everything is Connected!

March 10th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

Last week the wireless world gathered in Barcelona for the annual rite of passage known as Mobile World Congress. As usual, the show was dominated by new smartphones and a mixture of devices that ran the gamut from the cool to the unusual: The #runcible? Really? Named after a nonsense word to boot! #mwc2015 #edwardlear […]

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Samsung Gear S Watch w/ TIZEN – Our Review!

March 4th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

I had a fantastic opportunity to experience the new Samsung Gear S Watch at the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon event in Atlanta on February 20, 2015. This included a hands-on development experience with the Tizen wearable API on the Samsung Gear S watch and a companion app on Android. By the end of the day I […]

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Four Questions About Wearable Apps

March 3rd, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

As the world eagerly anticipates the arrival of the Apple Watch, app development for wearable devices is becoming part of the mobile conversation. We’ve moved beyond apps overtaking the mobile web to apps overtaking our wrists, which brings up a whole set of questions developers should be asking. Is developing apps for wearable devices worth […]

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Are WiFi hotspots heating up MVNO 2.0?

February 27th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) in the US have had their ups and downs over the years. There are actually only a few success stories – TracFone, Tesco and Virgin come to mind – and many more failures including Disney Mobile, ESPN Mobile, Amp’d Mobile and others. All of these MVNOs went after niche markets, […]

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Not Your Father’s Technology – Microsoft HoloLens

February 19th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

On a typical Monday morning when I was clearing out my junk mail, I accidentally happened to see the word ‘HoloLens’ from Microsoft, which sounded interesting to me and induced me to read more about it. But before I do, let’s start by explaining what a hologram is for those who may not know! What […]

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The Impact of Voice Over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi)

February 17th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

If you think Wi-Fi is big now, hold on, because you haven’t seen anything yet. That’s one of the key takeaways from the most recent Cisco Visual Networking Index. According to the report, 46 percent of total mobile traffic in 2014 was offloaded onto the fixed network through Wi-Fi or femtocell, to the tune of […]

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Four Ways to Become a Better Software Developer

February 12th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

Software development, in practice, is significantly more complicated than what developers study in their academics. In the classroom, developers are taught about standard approaches to software development process and how it is delivered, but in the real world it’s handled in a totally different way. For starters, there is no single software development model that […]

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What I want from Apple in 2015!

February 11th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

Update: Just as this blog was going to be published, reports have popped up that Apple’s iOS 9 is going to be focused on improving stability and zapping bugs! Let’s hope I do actually “get what I want!” What do I want from Apple in 2015? Bug fixes! Of course, I would also like to get my […]

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Learn the Top Benefits and Key Risks of Moving to SaaS

February 10th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

While we’re primarily known for the design and development of mobile apps and services, what you may not know is that mPortal has been in the SaaS / mobile cloud business for quite a long time. Our CTO, Sathiya Krishnan, has summarized some of the key benefits and risks of SaaS. Almost everyone reading this […]

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iOS App Store Approval – Tips & Tricks!

February 5th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

As every developer knows, it takes several weeks to many months of hard work designing, developing and testing an app before it reaches the end user’s hands. However, with iOS apps there is one more step – the Apple review process, which tests the overall quality of the build and the adherence to Apple guidelines, before it […]

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Five Strategies to Successfully Become a Mobile-first Company

February 3rd, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

Last week Facebook announced it had once again topped Wall Street’s expectations thanks to two-thirds of the company’s revenue coming from mobile ad revenue. Facebook is a prime example of a “mobile-first” company: an organization that derives most of its success from delivering a great mobile experience. Other organizations, like Netflix and Google, were certainly […]

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What’s So Great About Windows 10??

January 29th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

Last week Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage to give a preview of Windows 10, the company’s upcoming operating system. Combining the old (desktops, laptops) with the new (mobile devices, the cloud), Windows 10 is a unique beast, for sure. It’s Microsoft’s next, biggest, and most important attempt to become competitive with Apple and […]

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Are Custom Mobile Apps Better Than “Off the Shelf”?

January 27th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

When buying a new suit, you want the style to be tailored and customized to you. It’s the best way to ensure the suit fits. When it comes to mobile enterprise apps, it’s not much different. While commercial off the shelf (COTS) apps can be useful, mobile apps that are designed and built specifically for […]

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5 Mobile Productivity Apps to Help Your Business in 2015

January 20th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog          

We all know mobile apps can enhance productivity, but it can be tough for busy people like you and me to wade through the thousands of options available. The fact that apps are often designed for very specific purposes can also make it difficult to choose which one(s) to use for any given task. In […]

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