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mPortal Brings UX to BroadSoft

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

We have very exciting news – on June 4, 2015 BroadSoft acquired mPortal, launching a new business unit to be called BroadSoft Design which will primarily focus on the UC user experience (UX.) This acquisition signals a very important move on behalf of BroadSoft, the leaders in the Unified Communications (UC) space. While UC has […]

Enabling Frictionless Cloud Sales and Service

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

What’s the main reason SMBs are moving to cloud-based business services? It’s faster, easier, and *cheaper – i.e., frictionless cloud sales and service. Let’s roll back about 10 years ago. The only option for business communication services was to call up your incumbent service provider or possibly a CLEC. Your provider of choice would have to come […]

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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 […]

“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 […]

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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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)

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 [...]

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, […]

IP-Based Voice and Video – A Codec Primer

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

“Quality Vs Bandwidth”  Graphic Courtesy: 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 […]

Multiscreen Video – Content-Fi Yourself!

June 12th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Image Courtesy: The concept of multiscreen technology has redefined the way video content is streamed across devices – TVs, smartphones, tablets and PCs. You are no longer restricted to viewing your favorite TV shows and videos to only your TV set. Pick and play your content exactly from where you left off from any […]

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The Internet of Things, Sustainability, and Smart Cities

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

“If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things—using data they gathered without any help from us—we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. […]

The Power of a Good User Experience – Part Two

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

“Less is more.” – Mies van der Rohe Last week I wrote about how good mobile design can go a long way toward enhancing the user experience.  I promised I would offer you a concrete, real-world example of how this is being done – and now it’s time to deliver. First, let me reiterate something […]

The Power of a Good User Experience – Part One

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

                  “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci As mobile designers, we’re saddled with a burden – it’s difficult to meld creativity and usability.  More so than that, it’s exceedingly tough to combine usability with something that is eye-catching and, quite simply, both fun and […]