Posts tagged " mobile apps "

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Three Steps to Overcoming App Fatigue

April 21st, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

Have you downloaded fewer new mobile apps over the past year or so? If so, you’re not alone. Gartner just released the results of a survey of mobile app users in the U.S. and Germany showing that mobile app adoption might be reaching maturity. According to the report, “user interest in apps has mellowed now […]

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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 […]

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“Must Have’s” for Enterprise Mobile App Development

March 31st, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

The demand for enterprise mobile application services continues to grow. However, most companies are vastly under-prepared for successful enterprise mobile app development. Designing, developing and maintaining a truly robust enterprise mobile app requires specific skills that are not often found in-house. Here’s a short list of three “must-haves!” (For more info, take a quick look mPortal’s mobile […]

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Five Things That will Impact Mobile Payments

March 18th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

Looks like mobile payments are finally getting their due. In just the past couple of months, we’ve seen the introduction of Samsung Pay and Android Pay, and PayPal’s acquisition of Paydiant, not to mention the continued growth of Apple Pay. It’s quite a change from when Google Wallet first launched in 2011. At that time, […]

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Four Ways to Become a Better Software Developer

February 12th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

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 No Comment yet

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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iOS App Store Approval – Tips & Tricks!

February 5th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

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 No Comment yet

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

January 27th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

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 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 […]

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4 Ways to Increase Field Productivity with Mobile Apps

January 13th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

One of our customers came to us with a new challenge – how could they solve field ops inefficiency? They wanted to make life easier for their HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) technicians who were responsible for equipment install and maintenance. (Read More)

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Are You Anti Social Media? A New Years Perspective!

January 8th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

There’s no question that the combination of social media apps and mobile devices has dramatically changed our lifestyles, along with some of our social norms. (Read More)

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How to Pair Multiple Bluetooth Speakers with iPhone

December 30th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

I recently purchased a new sound bar for my TV, and one of the features of the sound bar that I like is the fact that you can also use it as a Bluetooth device to stream music to, from other Bluetooth enabled devices. (Read More)

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Microsoft 2014 – Shifting Focus to Mobile Cloud

December 22nd, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

When Satya Nadella took the helm of Microsoft in February, I didn’t know what to expect. Surprisingly, in the year as it has unfolded, he has radically shifted the paradigm for Microsoft’s overall strategy, moving the company’s battleground from mobile devices to the mobile cloud. (Read More)

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“All I want for Christmas is a OnePlus One”

December 18th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

A few weeks ago at a cozy cafe on a lazy Saturday afternoon, I was ranting about my Android mobile device getting slower by the day to a geeky friend of mine who is a Linux kernel developer. (Read More)