Posts tagged " mobile design "

Google and Microsoft Push Mobile Search to the Front

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

You may have heard that last month Google updated its search algorithm to prioritize mobile optimized websites, an act that earned the ominous “Mobilegeddon” moniker. Earlier this month, Microsoft did something similar with Bing, although the company pledged that, while its new algorithm would place an emphasis on mobile sites, it would not (unlike Google) […]

mobile user experience, UX, UI, mobile apps,

4 Strategies for Creating a Great Mobile User Experience

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

At Google I/O 2014, Google launched its most aggressive mobile strategy to date with the introduction of Android 5.0 (or Lollipop) and their new “material design” language. This new user interface emphasized a “paper and ink” feel along with new animations and a different layout. It was a clear shot across the bow to that […]

mobile design, mobile development, app overload, too many apps, mobile cloud, UX, UI

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 […]

“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 […]

Four Questions About Wearable Apps

March 3rd, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

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 […]

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)

5 Ways to Tell Someone Their Sister is Ugly: A Graphic Designer’s Guide

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

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a designer and/or you need to know how to break it to your friend that his or her sister is perhaps not a model. (Read More)

Mobile’s Impact On…The Travel Industry

November 4th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet
This is the first in a new series of blog posts that will explore mobile’s impact on some of the worlds most tried-and-true industries. We’ll take a look at how mobile has changed them, and how they can leverage these changes for their benefit. First up: the travel industry. With the holidays fast approaching there [...]

Where’s the WhatsApp for Enterprise?

October 9th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

The first question that comes up when I tell my friends that we’re working on a mobile messaging app is, why? With so many free options like whatsapp, skype, yahoo, gtalk and several others, what is the need for one more messaging application/platform? For starters, all of the above apps are built for the consumer […]

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 […]

Becoming Agile in a Mobile World

September 25th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

The global community’s demand for mobile products and services is showing no sign of slowing, and mobile is becoming the primary tool for driving technological growth. There are now more mobile devices than people on earth, and time spent using mobile apps continues to grow, commanding 86% of the average US mobile consumer’s time. Source: […]

Mobile Apps – The Art of Useable Design!

September 23rd, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

  When it comes to mobile apps, one of the first places that many vendors focus on is the user interface (UI.) It is unarguably true that a good user experience (UI and UX) can make or break a mobile app. And who doesn’t love a really cool design? However, after 14 years of experience, […]

Apple iOS 8 From A Developer’s Perspective

September 11th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

As you may know by now, Apple has announced that iOS 8 will have over 4,000 new APIs that will allow developers to add new features and capabilities to their applications. But what exactly are these new capabilities? In this article I will try to explain some of these new features and how they can […]

I Vote For Native Apps!

August 28th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

This post is a response to last week’s blog post “Mobile App Primer – Native vs Web vs Hybrid”   As a mobile developer and architect, I too have always faced the question of native vs hybrid, especially with respect to the security aspect. In fact at a OWASP local meet-up, I had a chance to […]

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 […]