ICYMI: Top 10 Mobile Strategy Posts to Prepare for 2017

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Another big year for mobile has come and gone. We spent 2016 talking to app innovators, reporting on the latest trends and practices, breaking down the strategies you need to know. With 2017 right around the corner, here’s a look at some of our most shared and read pieces of 2016 to get you ready for the year ahead.

  1. Data is Drowning Your Digital Strategy
    How fast can you release new or updated digital experiences? The answer is a barometer for how equipped you are to keep pace with change. Learn how to amp your speed today, while preparing for tomorrow.

  2. What “Made by Google” Means for Developers
    Google Home, the Daydream headset, Pixel phone…Google’s big leap into hardware expands the company’s reach beyond the search box and the smartphone to universally available computing. See why this vision means good things for mobile devs.

  3. Capitol Broadcasting Company Insources Mobile
    From radio, to television, to web and mobile, Capitol Broadcasting Company has has a long tradition of evolving to best serve their audience. When the agency they used moved on, CBC decided to bring mobile development in-house as strategic capability. Here’s how they did it.

  4. A Microservices Primer
    Microservices are more than a buzzword. If you’re still a little unsure about the architectural approach and why it matters, we’ve got you covered with the five things you need to know. When you’re ready for a bit more, dive into our Microservices Primer to learn about the drivers, challenges and where the trend is heading.

  5. The Need-to-Know Names in Mobile
    It takes a lot to keep up with a space that’s moving so fast. One way? Follow these influencers, who range from innovators to API experts. These five thinkers see beyond the bluster, and can help you stay on top of what’s really happening. You can also find last year’s list here.

  6. Mobile Innovation for a Competitive Edge
    How do you compete with the software giants when you’re a regional player? BExpert Group, a leading Brazilian tech consultancy and software shop, harnesses their knowledge of CRM, their local market and mobile to separate themselves from the CRM big boys.

  7. Mobile Takeaways from the 2016 Internet Trends Report
    Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report serves as a go-to guide for the industry – the annual report is renowned for spotting big-picture trends before they come into focus. The 2016 edition spans over 200 slides and covers emerging trends, companies to watch, and technologies that are changing the game. We’ve recapped what matters most for mobile.

  8. Kakaxi Supports Sustainable Farming with Mobile
    A story that inspires – Kakaxi, which began as a Kickstarter project, uses mobile and IoT to rekindle the connection between consumers and farmers and support sustainable farming. Read about what this team of entrepreneurs, researchers and farmers did, and how they did it, here.

  9. To Bot or Not to Bot?
    Bots blew up in 2016. The big tech companies staked their claims and the developer gold rush began. Amidst all the bot chatter, it’s hard to separate hype from reality. For a grounded perspective, we talked to two Appcelerator developers – here’s what they had to say.

  10. AR Comes to Life with Wikitude
    Augmented Reality has grown up. It has evolved from a novelty to a solution with concrete business and user experience benefits. Wikitude is helping close to 100,000 developers bring life to their apps. Get a look at some of the ways AR is gaining real-world traction.

Onward to 2017!

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