PowWow Mobile acquires StarMobile for “most comprehensive enterprise mobility platform”

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San Francisco-based PowWow Mobile has announced it is to acquire Atlanta-based StarMobile Inc. with the alliance aiming to produce what it claims as the “most comprehensive enterprise mobility platform based on the richest IP and patent portfolio in the industry.”

As this publication previously disclosed, StarMobile ceased business earlier this year and had been undergoing...

By James Bourne, 27 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, RMAD.

How zero code app development can accelerate your mobile transformation

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When it comes to the rising tide of rapid application delivery platforms, it seems no two research analysts agree on precisely what defines low-code vs. RAD vs. BPM or other visual development tools. One thing is clear; there is a growing adoption of low-code strategies by businesses and IT departments that have found a way to deliver apps faster while spending less.

While some architects and developers were initially reluctant to adopt, these tools have proven to accelerate delivery...

By David Basil, 12 October 2016, 4 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS, RMAD.

Rapid mobile app development, app refactoring, low code, no code: Where are we at today?

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Feature According to estimates from Gartner in its recent market examination of rapid mobile app development (RMAD), there are more than 30 companies playing in what is only one part of the enterprise mobility space. The truth is that not all of them are going to survive long-term.

A few months ago, Reddo Mobility, a Massachusetts company which focused on HTML5 to mobilise desktop apps, and

By James Bourne, 26 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

SkyGiraffe secures $6m series A funding – and announces Slack bot integration

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End to end enterprise mobility platform provider SkyGiraffe has announced a $6 million (£4.6m) series A funding round to continue expanding the capabilities of its platform, as well as a bot which utilises the interface of productivity platform Slack to connect to any legacy enterprise data system.

The San Francisco-based firm, which is building on its previous $3m...

By James Bourne, 30 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MBaaS, RMAD.

Zuznow moves from low-code to no-code for its RMAD platform

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Meet Zuznow. The New York-based startup, whose mobile development platform is based around what they call a frontend as a service (FaaS), has launched an update which includes no-code ‘point and click’ functionality, as well as a new visual editor.

The platform utilises artificial intelligence to come up with a mobile web representation of applications, with the visual editor coming into play to enable even those who can’t write one line of code the ability to...

By James Bourne, 05 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

The key questions CIOs will have about rapid mobile app development – and the answers

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With many core IT functions either becoming a commodity or being outsourced to the cloud, the job of the CIO is quickly evolving. It has become a much more people-centric role as suggested by the recently published 2016 Accenture Technology Vision report claims that the business world is in a state of “digital culture shock.”

The abundance of technology available, on its own, hasn’t helped technology leaders...

By George Mashini, 07 June 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS, RMAD.

Enterprise app supply will not meet demand – so use RMAD tools, Gartner asserts

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The enterprise has a thirst for applications, and it’s becoming more rabid by the day. The problem, however, is that the demand will outstrip capacity. According to Gartner, the demand for enterprise mobile apps will outstrip available development reach by five to one – and it recommends bimodal IT and rapid mobile app development (RMAD) to bridge the gap.

Whether companies utilise RMAD tools, or through a mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) solution, operating a cloud-based...

By James Bourne, 22 June 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Research, RMAD.

Insight report: The importance of rapid mobile app development in enterprise mobility

For CIOs worldwide, the pressure of ensuring employees keep up to date with technology and one step ahead with business is onerous. Increasingly, the thrust is on applications, rather than devices, to be the game changer. But as application uptake continues to soar, the time taken to develop each app needs to decrease – otherwise there will be an imbroglio between line of business and IT.

In this exclusive insight report from Enterprise AppsTech, in association with Sitrion, we examine the basics of rapid...

By James Bourne, 26 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

What all businesses should know about rapid mobile app development

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Considering the rapid growth of the mobile app market, it’s no surprise that so many businesses would spend time and resources developing their own apps to capitalise on the trend. Companies see the potential, not just to create apps appealing to customers but for use within their own organisations. This, combined with the growing bring your own device (BYOD) movement, can turn businesses into well-oiled machines, efficiently increasing...

By Rick Delgado, 13 May 2015, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.