New outsourced app development service launches
Friday, January 31, 2020 by Richard Harris
System Soft Technologies (SSTech) announced the formal launch of an application development outsourcing service to help SMBs drive the innovation required to meet the demands of digital transformation.
The AppSimpleTM service successfully offered in beta in 2019, supplements and enhances the design, test, and deployment skills and experience of SMBs’ in-house t...
Progressive web apps vs native apps: Showdown in 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Andrew Gazdecki
Apps have become an integral part of any brand's digital marketing efforts. You'd be hard-pressed to find a company that hasn't, at the very least, thought about developing an app. It would be even more difficult to find a company willing to deny the tremendous impact that an app can have on a brand's engagement and customer experience.
FileMaker updates to version 16 and packs a punch
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Richard Harris
FileMaker, Inc. announced the release of the FileMaker 16 Platform, the latest version of its custom app platform. Their platform includes everything needed to create, share, and run custom apps for business teams. This simplifies and accelerates the design and delivery of custom apps for mobile, cloud and on-premises deployments. The FileMaker 16 Platform packs powerfu...
The intersection of AR, IoT, and Apps in the legal realm
Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Adam Grant
In 2007 the Apple gave us the iPhone and Apps became the rage. While the term “Internet for things” was first coined 1999 by Kevin Ashton (one of the founders of the original Auto-ID Center at MIT), in 2013 the Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things defined the term as “the infrastructure of the information society.” AR, or Augmented Reality, unlike virtual r...
All eyes on Mobile World Conference 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Richard Harris
As all eyes turn to the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona this month (27 February - 4 March, 2017), Ovum’s analyst team have gathered their views regarding what they expect to see at the world’s largest and most highly regarded mobile industry event.A key theme, which recurs throughout the report is the belief that MWC 2017 will mark a further shift in the evol...
VR tech to be used at this years BT Sport Industry Awards
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
Laduma’s Virtual Reality technology will be at the heart of this year’s BT Sport Industry Awards with the Official Shortlist set to be revealed in a way never seen before. Each of those shortlisted in 15 categories will experience a bespoke and immersive piece of VR on a custom, branded cardboard VR headset.“We’ve seen some fantastic use of VR within the sport industry ...
The A to Z of lowcode app development
Friday, February 10, 2017 by Karthick Viswanathan
As we enter 2017, we are seeing low-code app development take root across larger enterprises and smaller businesses alike. In 2016, big players like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce staked their claim in this market segment. Enter 2017, and we can expect the new entrants, along with incumbents such as WaveMaker, Mendix and OutSystems, to beg...
Drag and drop app building platform now includes VR-AR elements
Sunday, February 5, 2017 by Richard Harris
Appy Pie, a cloud-based mobile application builder platform, has announced the integration of their newest virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) features into their no-code platform, allowing small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) to easily integrate immersive technology into their apps, further enhancing the user experience. That means that there is nothing...
Zero code development is helping ease the pain of app development for some
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by David Basil
At one end of the enterprise mobility spectrum is the field, where workers use apps to meet demands of those at the other end: managers who are finding more inventive ways to use the information in operations, customer service and sales as business intelligence that drives the bottom line.
In between is Information Technology (IT), which gets demands ...
Chatting With Salesforce About Their New App Cloud Mobile
Saturday, June 25, 2016 by Richard Harris
We spoke with Seema Kumar, the Vice President of App Cloud Product Marketing at Salesforce, about the recent announcement of the Salesforce App Cloud Mobile, bringing under one roof its platform services which include Force, Heroku and Salesforce1. ADM: What is App Cloud Mobile? Kumar: App Cloud Mobile brings together the platform services that our community o...
Google AdMob Hosts Student App Challenge App Building Competition
Monday, February 1, 2016 by Richard Harris
Google’s AdMob is launching its second AdMob Student App Challenge, an app building competition open to students actively enrolled at any educational institution across the globe. The prizes will include a week-long trip to San Francisco and a visit to the Googleplex.To win the challenge, participants will need to build an app (either Android or iOS) and create a ...
AppGyver Integrates DreamFactory REST API to Turn SQL Databases Into Apps
Monday, December 28, 2015 by Richard Harris
AppGyver has integrated DreamFactory's REST API backend with its Composer 2 drag-and-drop app builder, expanding the app building platform’s ability to create apps with a secure connection to existing backend data sources. DreamFactory is an open-source platform that allows developers to turn various data sources like SQL and Mongo databases into REST APIs.The DreamFact...
Telerik Survey Shows Over Half of Developers Have Never Built an App
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Telerik, a subsidiary of the software company Progress, has released the findings from its latest Telerik State of Mobile Development report which surveyed 3,000 IT professionals and developers to assess the adoption, trends and perceptions around mobile development.One of the most interesting revelations from the survey was the fact that that 57% of the developers that...
Lessons From the Consumer App Gold Rush: How Enterprise Mobile App Developers Can Succeed
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by David Lavenda
Developers continue flocking to mobile applications, and for good reason; according to investment bank Digi-Capital, mobile app revenues could reach $70 billion by 2017. On the other hand, most of these developers are struggling and need to accept that the consumer app Gold Rush is over. Some apps continue to defy reason and explode seemingly overnight (think&...
How to Make Business Apps Without the Need to Code
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Alex Bakman
Today over 90% of Americans who own a smartphone while close to half own a tablet. These mobile devices have become the de facto standard devices used in virtually all aspects of our lives today displacing our dependence on laptop and desktop computers. There is, however, a major dilemma taking place in this transition which we have witnessed before. When the IBM ...
Windows Phone App Studio Beta Receives Updates
Friday, February 21, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Microsoft has released new updates to its Windows Phone App Studio Beta, the app building platform for those wanting to create content-based apps, but may not have a strong app development background.
Included in the release is a redesigned UI which updates the most-used actions and streamlines the workflow, to make tasks faster and easier to execute. Also new i...
App Developers See More Enterprise Mobile Solutions, Signs of Life for BlackBerry at Apps World North America
Friday, February 7, 2014 by Richard Harris
We just finished up two days of another great event, as by
all accounts Apps World North America 2104 was bigger and better than last
Its just too big an event for us to cover every aspect of
the presentations, exhibitors and other activities, so I thought I would
present a few thoughts on the event itself and a few nuggets of interest (at
least I tho...
Corona Announces Corona Starter build cross platforms app for free!
Thursday, April 4, 2013 by Richard Harris
Corona (LUA based App Building SDK) is now offering a completely free version of their SDK to allow anyone to signup, and start building apps, it's called Corona Starter. In previous years you could sign up and use the SDK but you couldn't actually publish your app. But now they allow the use of the SDK, and publishing into iOS, Android, Kindle, and Nook stores - all fo...