Kony warns of issues for enterprise development on wearable and connected devices

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The smartphone has become saturated. Wearables and other connected devices are the new playgrounds for enterprise app developers – but a new report from enterprise mobility firm Kony warns of the challenges ahead.

The majority of designers and developers polled – 69% and 65% respectively – in the company’s new report, ‘The Next Frontier in Cross-Platform Mobile Development’, say wearables and connected devices are either already a challenge or one...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

New study finds app developers are rushing app releases

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If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know just how much we stress the importance of developing apps with great user experiences and real utility in the workplace. It’s simple: good apps help increase adoption rates, keep your employees engaged, and may even help mitigate shadow IT usage.

The trouble is, of course, that apps don’t grow on trees. Developing any...

By App47, 12 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The three keys for CIOs on the digital transformation journey

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The most striking changes in the cloud market affecting project management right now are happening in three key areas: technology, people and processes. Let’s take a closer look.

Technology

Being portable, scalable and secure, cloud technology empowers businesses to respond quickly to changes in their marketplaces. Mobile devices are key here, as they are most adaptive to the frequency that cloud technology changes.

Many organisations are suffering with a hidden...

By Simon Reindl, 01 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Development.

Will you be part of the dawn of the intelligent 21st century enterprise?

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Digital technologies are fuelling a seismic shift in the modern business landscape, driven by changing customer expectations and mounting competition from new and nimble ‘born digital’ companies. This has given rise to a new breed of organisation; the 21st century enterprise, which is being forced to rethink traditional market approaches and become more service-centric in order to remain relevant.

To make this transition successfully, businesses must have the ability...

By Kalyan Kumar, 25 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Employee Education, Employees, IoT.

Why in enterprise mobile apps, function trumps form

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You’ve heard it before: form should never trump function. But often, it does. Consumers have all too much experience with that phone that doesn’t quite work right, or those shoes that look great but wear out too soon, or, apparently, that app that promises the world but always falls just a little bit short.

Pressured by the urge to release the next big app, consumer app developers too often pump out great looking apps with short shelf lives and bad user experiences. Companies...

By App47, 09 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

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.

Eight best practice tips when developing enterprise apps for field workers revealed

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A study conducted by the University of Technology Sydney and commissioned by Retriever Communications has identified eight key tenets in building enterprise applications for field service workers.

The research conducted contextual inquiries with technicians and logistics personnel who use mobile apps day to day, and argued the cause for eight best practices for app developers and designers.

The first observation was around aesthetics; the researchers advocate the use of high...

By James Bourne, 03 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Capriza raises $23m in series C extension, cites ‘soaring’ demand as key

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Enterprise app development firm Capriza has announced it has raised $23 million (£17.4m) as part of a series C extension, with existing investor Andreessen Horowitz leading the round.

The round, which adds to the $27m secured back in October 2014, will be used to meet what the firm claims is ‘soaring’ demand for ‘smart, mobile business apps that empower users at...

By James Bourne, 21 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Why you will see augmented reality at work before in your home

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By Bhavesh Kumar

Recently, I outlined some of the industry use cases for augmented reality (AR) in the enterprise. Early adopters have been exploring how AR could transform industries like manufacturing, healthcare, design and retail. There’s increasingly reason to believe that AR could take off for businesses long before it goes mainstream with...

By VMware AirWatch, 07 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The future of enterprise mobility means better integration between ops and IT

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The enterprise mobility space has encountered various steps in line with a maturing market, from changing models – BYOD to COPE – to a greater consolidation of vendors. Yet a new report from VDC Research argues that, with burgeoning mobile centres of excellence as well as a cross-functional approach to technology investment, the next steps for organisations involve further alignment of operations and IT decision makers.

The findings, revealed in VDC Research’s annual...

By James Bourne, 05 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Gartner gives cool assessment of enterprise mobile app budget – but it will get better

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Despite an increased perception in mobile for application development, the latest research from analyst house Gartner argues that only £1 in 10 gets spent on mobile from an average enterprise app development budget.

The survey, which polled IT and business leaders across the United States, EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions, found that the budget for mobile app development had gone down 2% from 2015 levels; yet almost half (42%) of respondents argued their spend on the...

By James Bourne, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

How Electronic Arts is working for continuous development and greater security

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Gaming house Electronic Arts (EA) will discuss its work with mobile app management (MAM) vendor Apperian and mobile app development platform (MADP) provider Red Hat Mobile at a Red Hat event later this month.

The collaboration between Apperian and Red Hat Mobile aims to combine the two companies’ technologies, with app lifecycle management to support continuous development and greater security for deploying apps. The proposed solution will also utilise a privately branded...

By James Bourne, 22 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

Why DevOps and mobility represents a perfect match

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DevOps has been around for several years now, certainly enough time to gain traction in the enterprise. The premise is simple enough on the surface; ensure collaboration and communication between software developers and other IT professionals, while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. The implications are far reaching; no more wasting money, the delivery of great software and the development of systems that scale and last.

However, the understanding of...

By David Barkovic, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Mirego looks to ‘notoriety’ of Apple mobility partnership for further success

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A press release recently landed in Enterprise AppsTech’s inbox. Not an uncommon occurrence, you would correctly note; but this one caught the eye, describing how a company had “accelerated its lead in the enterprise mobile market.”

The release came from, and naturally was referring to, Mirego, a Canada-based company founded in 2007 which also has an office in the US. The firm is currently focusing its efforts on North America but with one eye on Europe and Australia, and offers an...

By James Bourne, 13 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

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.

Bill Bodin, Kony CTO, on the pace of enterprise app change and ‘laser-like’ customer focus

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It is a story played out around the tech press almost ad infinitum; IBM employees leave the company, usually through ‘resource actions’, or layoffs to the rest of us. But this one is different: former IBM mobile chief technology officer Bill Bodin, with 27 years at Armonk under his belt, has joined mobile backend provider Kony to become their CTO.

Kony’s cross platform mobile application development solution, which offers developers and IT teams quick apps across iOS,...

By James Bourne, 06 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

The road to DevOps: How enterprises can meet the challenge

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Few initiatives spark more turmoil within IT organisations than the shift from traditional software development and delivery to a more modern, DevOps-based approach. That’s a shame, because DevOps is a superior approach when compared to yesterday’s waterfall-style methods.

The goal of DevOps is to accelerate the delivery of services and increase software innovation by enhancing collaboration between application development teams and IT operations. Properly applied,...

By Christian Paulus, 02 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Kinvey launches Mobile Data Connect to speed up SAP implementations

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Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider Kinvey has announced the launch of Mobile Data Connect, a product aimed at helping build quick enterprise applications from existing SAP systems.

The solution has various key benefits for SAP users; it utilises SDKs available across 13 mobile app development platforms enabling easier app delivery; it provides pre-built modules for advanced client-side caching, syncing, and encryption algorithms, as well as zippy data delivery for sub-second...

By James Bourne, 20 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Automation with a twist: What Toyota can teach us about DevOps

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Let’s face it: no matter how much exciting innovation is transpiring in the automotive industry, we take cars for granted, at least a little bit. It’s okay – just admit it. You hop in, drive wherever you’re going, park and leave it in the lot without a second thought about the complex, impressive process that brought your car into your daily life.

Well, what if...

By Pete Pickerill, 19 May 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Productivity.

AppConfig Community launches Android best practices

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Updated May 18: The AppConfig Community, an initiative led by four enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors to promote enterprise app development, has announced it has finalised best practices for Android configurations.

The community, which launched at Mobile World Congress in February with AirWatch VMware, IBM, JAMF Software and MobileIron as its founding members, originally focused on iOS, but three months on is examining Android for Work. Developers will be able to leverage native...

By James Bourne, 17 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility.