Guest Blogger: Google and the Mobile Experience

Published on: January 29, 2015

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Will Googlebot — the search engine’s ranking algorithm — start prioritizing sites that provide a positive user experience? The short answer is yes. In fact the process is already underway! Although Google have been penalizing sites that generate errors since July 2013, they only began adding their mobile-friendly label to users’ mobile search results back in November. More are coming, but for now they’ve listed …
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So You are Using PhoneGap…What About Off-line?

Published on: January 27, 2015

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PhoneGap (or Codova) is an easy choice for many development teams – it is a great tool for cross-platform development. But, as you have probably already discovered, it does not cover everything you need. How will you support working off-line? Authentication? Data transformations? Back-end connectivity? Yes, all the “plumbing” that is so much fun to develop and test. Come to our webinar and learn how …
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A Look Inside a Mobile App Server

Published on: December 18, 2014

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I recently wrote about how mobile infrastructure is essential to the successful development and deployment of enterprise mobile apps.  It is worth taking a moment to look inside the proverbial box and considering what functionality is included in a mobile app server. Mobile devices throw three new challenges into the mix: Battery and bandwidth limitations – the rate-limiting resources on a mobile device are power …
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Enterprise Mobile Apps: It’s All About the Infrastructure

Published on: December 16, 2014

SOA and Mobile Apps

Whenever there is a new hot technology, another “paradigm shift,” or a different delivery vehicle, there is a recurring pattern: development teams jump ahead and build whatever they can to meet demand, which is followed by an effort from IT to reign things in, and then followed by a standardized approach supported by infrastructure. This pattern has given us the app server, the web server, …
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Part III: Is Your SOA Enough for Building Mobile Apps?

Published on: December 3, 2014

SOA and Mobile Apps

MOBILE APP SERVERS: THE NEW BLACK This is the third and final blog in the series on the optimal framework for enterprise mobile app development. The first two blogs discusses the pluses and minuses of traditional SOA platforms. In this blog we’ll explain why a mobile app server is essential to enterprise mobile app development. Because of the complications that mobile devices bring to the …
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Part II: Is Your SOA Enough for Building Mobile Apps?

Published on: November 14, 2014

SOA and Mobile Apps

This is the second in our series of blogs comparing the frameworks for traditional and mobile app development. In our first blog, “Is Your SOA Enough for Building Mobile Apps,” we examined some of the benefits of the SOA approach. In this blog, we’ll discuss the limits of an SOA framework for mobile app development. SOA is not enough because mobile devices are not like …
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Part I: Is Your SOA Enough for Building Mobile Apps?

Published on: November 10, 2014

SOA and Mobile Apps

If you plan on building mobile apps, you probably want a pluggable framework that allows you to easily use and reuse mobile services. You can then effortlessly access back-end systems, rapidly assemble new apps, and easily update individual services. In this series of blogs, we’ll explore at the similarities and differences in the processes of building traditional and mobile enterprise apps. We’ll also take a …
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Working Off-Line: New Forrester Report Tells All

Published on: October 7, 2014

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As enterprise mobile apps take off, the ability to have employees mobile-enabled even when connectivity is limited is rapidly becoming the new “must-have” feature.  Implementing off-line capabilities is not a simple task  as many development teams know. In Forrester Research’s recent report, The Offline Mobile Challenge“, the analysts clearly various approaches, and when you should use which.  I do not want to steal the report’s …
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Part III: A Blueprint for Building Long-Lived Mobile Apps

Published on: September 8, 2014

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In parts I & II of our blog series on “Moving Beyond 1.0,” we discussed why many mobile apps never see version 2.0 as well as the steps developers are taking to meet the challenge of building a long-lived mobile app. In our final installment we will complete our advice on how to do this. Use existing it management tools – If you use Tivoli …
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Part II: Moving Beyond Version 1.0

Published on: September 2, 2014

Mobile devices offer the ability to create direct connections with customers and empower a distributed workforce. With this opportunity has come a wave of mobile apps, as well as a competitive pressure to deploy those apps quickly. In the rush to get to market, the teams developing these apps are not planning for life beyond 1.0. However, a minimal amount of effort early in the …
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