What “mobile first” really means

Last week I spent a morning with group of IT executives at the Washington Area CTO Roundtable. My topic was “Apps, APIs & Analytics: What ‘Mobile First’ Really Means.” The story condenses a good deal of what we’ve been seeing in the broader market, as well as what we learned from our recent enterprise survey […]

3 Ways iOS 7 Will Force Enterprises to Change

I’ve contributed another piece to ReadWrite, this time looking at some of the ways iOS 7 may pressure enterprise mobile strategies. The scale of iOS 7 – a completely new UI, more than 1,500 new APIs, a host of enterprise-specific features – makes its impact closer to that of the original iPhone release than any […]

Webinar: No More Ugly Enterprise Apps!

Mobile First enterprises have realized that the end user is king. Users now expect superior user experiences and innovative functionality, even from enterprise apps. Consider the alternatives: low adoption rates, abandoned environments, employee frustration and the risk enterprises face by employees taking matters into their own hands by circumventing the firewall. The Design-Driven Development phase […]

Enterprise Mobile Apps – How to Maximize ROI Without Sacrificing Performance or Features

This is a guest post by Brian Blankenship, a Senior Mobile Solutions Provider with Clearly Innovative, Inc. Brian is an experienced mobile developer, as well as a certified project manager with experience and certifications in agile development.  He has developed apps for various industries including the federal government. Overview: Many organizations are spending time and money to […]

Five Features for a Great Mobile Events App

In October 2012, we at Appcelerator held our annual CODESTRONG mobile developers’ conference.  This year’s CODESTRONG packed in over 600 mobile pros with an additional 5,000+ watching via uStream for three days of developer workshops, a charity hackathon and, of course, the occasional goofing off. Being a mobile company, we created a CODESTRONG event app […]

Nothing is Certain Except Death, Taxes and a Short Mobile App Lifespan

When it comes to traditional enterprise applications, the average release cycle of a web or desktop application can often be 12-18 months (and sometimes even longer), and its lifespan can be well over 15 years. With regards to functionality, these applications are often bloated, to the point of becoming unusable. What’s worse, we actually only […]

The Mobile Enterprise Debate: HTML5 vs. Native

No matter how you look at it, developing mobile apps can be a confusing, resource-intensive process for the enterprise.  Whie mobile provides enterprises with an uprecedented opportunity to transoform their relationships and build towards competitive advantage, companies need to reimagine their business model from a mobile- first view.  Of couse, this leads to the HTML5 […]

Enterprises Empowering Mobile Users

The mobile enterprise executive has one goal in mind – empower the employee to use their apps.  The employee has one request – to have the most easy to use, integrated and immersive set of enterprise applications at their fingertip. But how can this happen Who are your mobile users and how do your want […]
 
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