#AppsWorld preview: Why enterprise app development is ‘a people project’

One of the common pitfalls in the implementation of internal enterprise apps, following an arduous design, development and implementation process, is that uptake among users just doesn’t happen because the project didn’t properly consider their needs and didn’t involve them in the design and build.

Paul Heybourne, global technology innovation manager at Aviva, set the tone for a whole internal apps strategy at the firm after identifying a business case for an app to streamline the process of...

By Matthew Henkes, 05 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development, Employees.

Apigee enhances enterprise grade API management

Application programming interface management company Apigee has revamped its platform, aiming to make enterprise-grade API management available to all users.

The next generation API platform will allow enterprises with up to 3.5million API calls per month self-service access for no cost.

The USP revolves around the fact that any enterprise, from small to multi-national, can get in on the exploding app economy action.

There are four services the new Apigee API platform provides:

  • Gateway services – for exposing, managing and scaling APIs
  • App services – built on open...

By James Bourne, 24 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Meteor raises over £7m in enterprise app fund drive

The innovative idea of a start-up helping a start-up is in evidence with Meteor Development Group’s multi-million pound fund to aid enterprise app development.

Meteor – described as ‘Silicon Valley’s newest star’, is an open-source platform which allows developers to utilise their JavaScript framework to build apps on their PCs without having to fight with other non-Java codes.

And during this round of fund-raising,...

By James Bourne, 26 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Why enterprise app devs love iOS and flirt with Windows 8

There’s been a significant shift in the attitude of enterprise app developers to the various competing app platforms, with iOS emerging as a clear favourite according to a new survey of over 3,600 devs.

In this latest quarterly report from analysts IDC and mobile platform firm Appcelerator, researchers surveying Appcelerator’s Titanium developer community found that iOS beat Android in terms of developer interest by 53% to...

By Matthew Henkes, 24 July 2012, 3 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Microsoft.

5APP's new paid and freemium enterprise app platform

UK-based business mobilisation specialist firm 5APP has become the latest company to offer hosted app development and management services on both a paid and freemium model into the rapidly expanding enterprise sector.

Driven by the rapid growth of BYOD, many organisations are looking for ways to manage their employees’ through apps operating on their personal devices.

Using standard web-programming tools, such as HTML5, CSS and Javascript the new toolkit allows developers...

By Matthew Henkes, 16 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

What are the key issues for successful B2E app projects?

With consumer apps increasingly raising the bar in terms of design and user experience, a new report has revealed that delivering high quality user experiences is one of the key aspects of business’ enterprise app wish list.

A report from MGI Research, sponsored by the app developer Kony Solutions, revealed that around 64% of businesses surveyed were planning to deploy new business-to-employee (B2E) apps as a way to bolster their competitive advantage and increase customer engagement, brand value and...

By Matthew Henkes, 12 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5.

IPC signs @Swanify as preferred app developer

Media giant IPC media has signed Swanify to develop a mobile app framework across a number of its brands.

Following the successful development of apps for two IPC titles, Marie Claire and Golf Monthly, the firm has named the developer as its preferred mobile app agency. Swanify will use its companion app framework to deliver a number for a number of additional titles, soon to be launched.

Creating a framework means Swanify can develop across multiple platforms cost...

By Matthew Henkes, 05 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development.

No Flash for Jelly Bean, Adobe says

Adobe has officially announced they are not going to be supporting their Flash software for Google Android 4.1, otherwise known as Jelly Bean.

Jelly Bean was unveiled at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco earlier this week, and promises to be an altogether better experience than the current OS, Ice Cream Sandwich when it gets rolled out to various devices in July.

Even though...

By James Bourne, 29 June 2012, 2 comments. Categories: Android, Development.

Google’s augmented reality glasses – an eye on the future?

The Google I/O conference promised to be an eye-opener and this announcement warranted it: Google has spectacularly demonstrated its virtual reality glasses as part of the ‘Project Glass’ venture.

The technology includes a postage stamp-sized screen on the left of the glasses, and can in theory allow users to access email, record video and use the Web with ease. Google also claims that the futuristic goggles are no heavier than...

By James Bourne, 28 June 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development.

Augmented reality: the future of mobile advertising

Advertisers quickly adapt to the advanced state of technology, and advertising to modern people involves innovative use of this technology. Augmented reality is one of the most exciting trends in modern advertising, and has proven to be a highly successful form of marketing. Augmented reality has already been used extensively and through it, the virtual world is taken off the television or computer screen, and into the real environment. Augmented realities can be accessed through devices like smart phones, or even...

By James Smith, 26 June 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Marketing, Mobile.