Open source software turns 20
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
First let me say in full disclaimer that I love open source software and initiatives, and I come from the enterprise world as it where in 1998. The days where IT budgets were as fat as overfed guppy goldfish, and open source tech was barely used in production environments. Open source source software has always had the same set of challenges following closely behin...
Stop the menace of Android rooting malware attacks with RASP
Monday, September 25, 2017 by Frederik Mennes
One of the key security issues facing organizations that support Android devices is the risk of rooting malware. A number of malware families on the Android mobile OS attempt to obtain root access once installed because the elevated privileges gained come in handy to perform malicious activities.
What you need to know about Tordow v2.0 and Pegasus
Tizen app developer growth is exploding says Hokyu Choi from Samsung
Thursday, August 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
Ever since Samsung released their own operating system, Tizen OS, into the market back at the beginning of 2012, Samsung has been continuously pushing for the adoption of the mobile OS on their devices. But although Android still dominates a majority share of Samsung devices in many regions, the growth of the Tizen OS is not to be overlooked and still has the potential ...
Why MicroApps are an emerging development trend to watch in 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017 by Paul Swaddle
With SMEs(Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) emerging every day, the apps world has seen a swift growth in the enterprise apps category. MicroApps help users restructure, streamline, and in turn manage a crucial business processes. MicroApps provide a highly focused, task-based functionality that let users access the app, interact and then close the app all with maximu...
Discussing Android OS in the Enterprise With Zebra Technologies
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently spoke with Bruce Willins, engineering fellow at Zebra Technologies, to discuss the versatility and power of the Android OS and how it’s used at an enterprise level in retail, manufacturing, supply chain and more.
ADM: Who is Zebra Technologies and what does the company do?
Willins: At Zebra, we make businesses as smart and connected...
Using Virtual Mobile Infrastructure to Protect Corporate Data
Saturday, March 5, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
We chatted with Avast Vice President Sinan Eren to talk BYOD mobile security and how the Avast VMP solution provides companies with the ability to create a virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) that streams mobile apps to any device. Sinan is a cybersecurity expert, who has extensive knowledge in both the engineering and business aspects of security. ADM: What is the...
Choosing Your Next Industrial Mobility OS
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Mark Kirstein
With Windows Mobile and CE About to Sunset, Android and Windows 10 are Tomorrow’s Top OptionsToday’s mobile operating system landscape presents choices for industrial enterprises when it comes to selecting the platform upon which their applications should be built. When you think about a global enterprise distributing internal mobile solutions, you’re talking about...
Firefox Smartphone OS is Now Available in 24 Countries
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
Mozilla has announced that the Firefox OS is now available on three continents with 12 smartphones offered by 13 operators in 24 countries. Mozilla has been pushing its Firefox OS as an opportunity to use Web as a platform, outside the proprietary mobile operating systems.Three new smartphones have been launched in India and one in Bangladesh over the last few weeks as ...
Android TV: Has Google Missed a Trick
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by Navin Natoewal
Smart TV is facing an uncertain future. Once touted as the next generation of television, mashing together the regular broadcast line up with online video services to offer the best of both worlds, it’s ultimately failed to deliver. Everyone’s using Netflix and Hulu, but few are willing to struggle through the complicated user interface found on today’s smart TVs just t...
Simplifying Mobile Application Development with Continuous Delivery
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by Steven G. Harris
In recent years, mobile application usage has evolved and grown tremendously. Unlike core IT systems (ERP, HR, etc.) that are under the close scrutiny of corporate IT, mobile applications come with very different requirements. What’s valuable and efficient today might not be what’s valued tomorrow: these more dynamic applications have to evolve constantly and adapt to u...
Digia to Offer Training Sessions for the Qt Framework for Android and iOS App Development
Friday, February 14, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Digia has announced a series of Qt Mobile Roadshows that will run in the US, UK and Germany during February and March. The full-day events will feature technical training and developer presentations focused on how the Qt cross-platform application and user interface (UI) development framework can be used to enhance, simplify and accelerate development for the leadi...
HTML5 App Development: Insight into Choices for Mobile Developers to Bring Web Apps to Market
Monday, November 11, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
How HTML5 mobile app developers decide between four fundamental choices to bring web apps to market is the basis of a recent report by Vision Mobile.
The report is taken from data derived from four different sources: raw data from Vision Mobile’s Q2 Developer Economics survey (6,000 respondents, April-May 2013); analytics from 30,000 plus Android apps available in Goog...
Weekly Roundup: New iPhone Arrives, Lagoa and 3DTin, Vision Mobile Report, Nokia Create Contest, and Jolla Sailfish
Saturday, September 21, 2013 by Richard Harris
Top Stories for the week of 9/21/2013Assets for App Creation: Leveraging Visual and Audio Resources for App DevelopersWhen it comes to software development, there are two sides of the creative coin, artistic creativity and technical creativity. Visual design and in some cases audio expertise dominate one side of the coin with skilled graphic designers and artists who de...
Cyanogen Makes a Move to Be The Most Popular Mobile OS By Rebuilding Android
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Richard Harris
Cyanogen is only a 4 year old company but is ready to take over the 3rd spot in mobile (over Windows Phone) by creating a new Android based OS which is more focused on productivity than commerce, and they now have the capital to back it up after securing $7 million dollars which will allow them to hire more developers for the task."The mobile devices out there, they’re ...
Is HTC Developing Mobile OS for Users in China
Friday, August 30, 2013 by Richard Harris
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Taiwanese smart phone manufacturer HTC is developing a China-centric operating system for its mobile technology.
The report indicates that HTC is looking to achieve a tighter integration with apps developed within China and effort is an extension of the Chinese government’s desire to reduce the dependence on foreign software co...
My Thoughts On The Windows Phone 8 Marketplace
Monday, August 12, 2013 by Peach Pellen
Now that Windows Phone 8 is 3rd in mobile platforms marketshare, I've had developers ask me whether or not I think it's worth trying to port some of their more successful apps to the marketplace, questioning whether or not they might benefit from the added visibility that goes with having a fraction of the apps to compete with compared to the App Store or Google Play.Ho...
Mobiforms Announces Support of HTML5 Offline Apps
Saturday, July 27, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Advantages of the platform upgrade utilizes the SQLite database engine embedded as Web SQL ...
App Developers Focus On Tablets
Sunday, July 7, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
App Developers are increasingly including tablets in their efforts to develop enterprise apps.
According to a Survey by Appcelerator and IDC, mobile developers for iOS and Windows are equally creating apps for smartphones (84%) and tablets (81.3%). The study points to the growth of enterprise usage of tablets as a driving force to develop for the devices....
Rise of the Mega SDK Vendors in Mobile
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Panagiotis Papadopoulos, founder and CEO of Bugsense, provides an interesting look into the rise and consolidation of third party vendors for mobile development.
On the Vision Mobile blog he list three reasons for the consolidation of SDK providers: capital changing the perception of value; the need to subsidise developer onboarding; and catering to adjacent develope...
Four new mobile OS platforms at Mobile World Congress
Friday, March 1, 2013 by Richard Harris
While the Android vs. iPhone vs. Windows Phone vs. BlackBerry vs. HTML5 war rages on, Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch, Tizen, and Sailfish all put a footprint down at MWC this year.Make room in the pie charts for the newest platforms to come into mobile! Firefox OSBuilt entirely using HTML5 and other open Web standards, Firefox OS is free from the rules and restrictions o...
Android more trouble than it's worth
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Richard Harris
Google is still the champ in the smartphone world. A recent report by Gartner shows Android market share at over 72%. But what good does it do to put your product into a market like that if you can't monetize it right?Users don't buy on Android as muchFirst of all, a little bit of data: until the end of 2011, 200m Android handsets had been activated. By June of this yea...
Amazon phones will be great, Microsoft surface not so much
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Richard Harris
Rumors are swirling today about two tech giants, Amazon and Microsoft, both rolling out branded smartphones. One of these is a good idea: Amazon's phone could really shake up the mobile market, albeit in a way that will make geeks very uncomfortable. For Microsoft, though, building its own phone is a distraction, and one that could lead to the whole Windows Phone e...
Everything.me, can it really bridge HTML5 and Native apps
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by Richard Harris
Native apps are stealing the show when it comes to usage and functionality on mobile devices these days, but a lot of companies continue to hold out hope that more open HTML5-based mobile web services will ultimately win the day. In the meantime, those who can straddle the two worlds beautifully and effectively may end up the winners.One example comes in the form of Eve...