MADP Revisited: How The Mobile Landscape is Evolving

Historically1, MADP – Mobile Application Development Platform – has been the term of choice for those tools and software suites that help companies build mobile apps. As Gartner notes, there are a large number of vendors bunched under the MADP umbrella: from native toolkits such as Apple’s iOS SDK, to web tools like jQuery mobile, […]

Make your SQLite database feel more JavaScript-like

At some point during your app development, you’ll have to store some values in a local database. This data could be data shipped with the app, data generated by your user while using your app, or data gathered from external sources like web services. Both iOS and Android have native support for SQLite databases, and […]

Chris Marsh of Yankee Group on the Outlook for Enterprise Mobility in 2014

We recently had the chance to chat with Chris Marsh, a principal analyst with Yankee Group’s enterprise research group. The discussion revolved around some of the key points from Chris’ recent webinar, “Top Enterprise Mobility Predictions for 2014.” Chris reiterates that mobility changes everything, delving into the role that applications and data will have on […]

Announcing the 3.3.0 Beta of SDK/Studio

We’re pleased to announce the beta version of 3.3.0, a major update of the Titanium SDK and Titanium Studio. Version 3.3.0 contains a number of important feature enhancements and improvements, along with significant bug fixes. We are asking for your feedback in testing this before it becomes generally available next month. This is a pre-production […]

How to Speed Your Mobile App Lifecycle

We recently hosted Jeffrey Hammond, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, and he was good enough to give us some time in front of the camera to discuss the state of mobile today. One of the things he emphasizes is the need for enterprises to be able to deliver releases six to ten times […]

Five Practices for Secure Mobile Apps

By now, just about any IT pro or CIO has read dozens of stories on the Heartbleed bug, which exposed a flaw in the open-source OpenSSL cryptography library, which hundreds of thousands of websites and mobile apps use to secure data in transit. Heartbleed is a big deal, but for most IT pros and CIO’s, […]

Device deployment broken by recent iTunes update 11.2

Apple released version 11.2 of iTunes this past weekend. 11.2 contains a behavior change that prevents Titanium applications from installing to device via iTunes using the Titanium CLI, Titanium Studio, and Appcelerator Studio. This only affects development and test device builds when using iTunes. Simulator testing and publishing to the App Store is unaffected. We are tracking this issue […]

Apps Are Not Applications (And Why This Matters)

Apps, says Gartner, are not applications: “The defining characteristic of an app is its reduced functional presence. Apps do less than applications. That is their goal.”1 In other words, what began as mere shorthand for most of us (“The $#!@% app is down again!”) has come to represent a different design paradigm altogether. How do […]
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