Posts tagged " mobile development "

Google Brillo, Android, new mobile OS, mobile development, Google Brillo features, IoT

Google Brillo – Will It Show It’s Brilliance?

May 26th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

Google is rumored to release a new operating system (OS) called “Google Brillo” specifically developed for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The first version of Google Brillo is expected to be announced in a just a few days. With IoT devices becoming a hot market, many major vendors such as Microsoft and Samsung are already jumping into […]

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 […]

What to Expect from Google Android and Chrome Integration

November 13th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Google has recently released information on Project Hera, an internal name for an initiative that will further the integration of the Android operating system (OS) with Chrome OS. (Read More)

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Top Three mPortal Mobile Blog Stories of 2013

December 30th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

  Quick!  What do you think was the most popular mobile blog post topic this year on The Connected Experience?  First one to get the correct answer wins an all-expense paid trip to… I’m kidding.  Sorry, I know it’s the holidays, but I can only be so generous. What I will give you, however, is […]

Connect With…mPortal Services

September 11th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Here at The Connected Experience we often discuss how compelling content can greatly enhance user engagement with mobile applications.  But what about the mobile application itself, with the all the ideation, strategy, development and user interaction and visual design work that that goes on behind the scenes – the things that are transparent to the […]

NFC – The Near Future Communication Excitement!

August 9th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology that has enjoyed a lot of research and advancements recently. This technology is instilling much of the same excitement the world had when touch-enabled mobile devices came into existence and, indeed, many…