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 […]

Mobile Initiatives Transforming The Enterprise in 2013

We just released Appcelerator’s first Mobile Enterprise Report and it is packed full of insights about mobile priorities and investments in businesses in 2013. We surveyed 770 enterprise leaders about their mobile development priorities and their perceptions of emerging trends in mobility. This report enables enterprises to compare their mobile initiatives with those of their […]

2013 New Year’s Resolution – An Enterprise Mobile Center of Excellence

At the beginning of every New Year, many of us look back at the year that was, and in looking forward we often make New Year’s resolutions for personal improvement. From an enterprise mobility perspective, there are a few parallels with this approach that I’d like to share. Many organizations spent the past few years […]

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 Ecosystem: Becoming a Mobile First Enterprise

As markets go, I think it’s fair to say that the mobile ecosystem is still an emerging and relatively new one – (it’s hard to believe, but the Apple App Store opened it’s ‘doors’ a mere 4 years ago in 2008, and the first iPad came in 2009). And with any rapidly developing market, it’s […]

Appcelerator: A Visionary in Mobile Application Development

Gartner has long been the most respected game in town when it comes to assessments of information technology markets, including mobile application development platforms (MADPs). The research firm’s April 2012 “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms” report details its findings on the state of the market and the notable players in it. Gartner’s “quadrant” […]

Native vs. HTML5: The Enterprise Argument

A variety of arguments come up in the native vs. HTML5 debate. When an enterprise is crafting its mobile application development strategy it must weigh many factors. It’s part of our mission at Appcelerator to stay abreast of these issues and give the thousands of developers who use our platform the best current information so […]

Native vs. HTML5: The Real World of the Mobile App Marketplace

The native vs. HTML5 debate isn’t an academic exercise; it’s a real business decision for thousands of companies looking to kick their mobile application development into higher gear. (Or to get started in the first place). So it can be very helpful to review some of the actual numbers and see how things are shaking out […]
 
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