Posts tagged " mobile applications "

Live From Your Phone – Video Streaming Apps!

April 14th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

Recently I’ve been discussing the rise of video streaming apps and solutions such as Apple TV – but even as I write these posts, a new phenomenon has begun to take hold. Live video streaming apps such as Twitter’s Periscope and South By Southwest darling Meerkat have attracted large numbers of users and an even […]

Choosing the Best Enterprise Mobile App Provider

April 6th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

Last week I wrote about the growing demand for enterprise mobile apps, and touched on how challenging it can be for organizations to develop those apps in-house. This week, I’m going to share some insights that can help you get around those in-house challenges by providing a few tips on selecting the best enterprise mobile […]

5 Mobile Productivity Apps to Help Your Business in 2015

January 20th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

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 […]

How to Improve App Discovery with “Dashboard Apps”

October 2nd, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Apps are the fuel that is driving mobile’s growth. We shop, bank, socialize, hail cabs, check the weather, watch videos, take pictures, listen to music and yes, sometimes even make a phone call. In 2104 we reached a significant milestone in the US – the majority of all digital media time is now spent on […]

The ROI for Mobile Billing Apps

September 4th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Earlier this month, Intuit acquired Check for a healthy $360 million. What does Check do? They make a mobile app that lets customers track and pay their bills on mobile phones. Mobile bill payment is turning into a must-have for just about every industry. Today’s consumers are already conditioned to mobile app experiences, and many […]

Mobile App Primer: Native vs Web vs Hybrid

August 21st, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

As mobile developers, every time we start a new project the question of “Should we go native or hybrid?” always comes up. Of course, there is also the option of just writing a mobile web application. First, let me discuss what I mean by Native, Mobile Web or Hybrid Native Applications: These are apps written […]

Taking a look at Apple Swift – A Developer’s Opinion

July 17th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

At this year’s WWDC14, Apple pleasantly surprised the developer community with many new interesting API’s and features. The biggest shock for Apple developers (and which got a lot of cheers) was the introduction of a new programming language called Swift. Certainly none of us predicted this! According to Apple, it was designed to help developers […]

IP-Based Voice and Video – A Codec Primer

June 26th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

“Quality Vs Bandwidth”  Graphic Courtesy: opus-codec.org The Migration to IP-Based Communications VoIP services have been around for more than 20 years, but it was only in the early 2000’s when they began to take off, primarily in the consumer market. It was not until 2004 that mass-market VoIP services became widely available. By that point, the business […]

Amazon Fire – Head Tracking API

June 20th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Two years ago I wrote a blog post on the next logical progression for Amazon, which was to launch a phone. Well, that has finally become a reality. By now we all know that Amazon’s Fire phone is here, and while the success of the product lies in the hands of consumers, what is interesting to me […]

Tips for Building a Killer App

January 16th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

The growing usage of the mobile Internet has resulted in surrounding us with varieties of apps for business, social networking, utilities, education, gaming and much more, covering every sector and age group. In fact, market research firm Gartner predicts an estimated 310 billion downloads and $74 billion in revenue from app stores by 2016, with […]

Six Tips to Avoiding Mobile App “Feature Creep”

September 10th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

To paraphrase “Field of Dreams,” just because you build it does not necessarily mean that people will come.  But unique, simple, focused concepts have a better shot at attraction than something big, bloated and complex. That’s particularly true when it comes to mobile app development.  And “feature creep” can effectively kill what might otherwise be […]

Connect With…SPRINGBOARD Metrics

July 31st, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

We’ve written quite a bit in the past about app discovery, TV Everywhere (connected experiences across media and devices), and more – all topics of concern to app developers, carriers, cable operators and content providers. But there’…

mPortal Helps UVA Students Reunite Through iPhone App

June 28th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Every year the University of Virginia brings back alumni to reconnect with friends and the University during Reunions Weekend through class events, seminars, and receptions.  As an Alumni of UVA, I appreciate the opportunity to go back every five…

Mobile App Development That Works – Part 2

June 7th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Recently I wrote about things mobile developers need to consider when creating mobile apps.  Here, I’d like to address some additional points that I believe are critical when it comes to creating the best possible app experience. 
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Mobile App Development That Works – Part 1

May 31st, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Mobile apps are going viral.  If you haven’t developed one yet, then you probably will soon. If you have already developed one, then you probably need to make it better.
While almost anyone can invent a mobile app these days, mobile devices…