What’s New? Akula 1.5 brings support for Windows Phone and More

Published on: November 14, 2013

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Today, Verivo is announcing something new. Interestingly, when you do a search for the word “new” in Google Images, you’re hit with hundreds of stock-art “NEW” banners, where the word is locked in the middle of an exploding star. Not surprising. What’s surprising is that you also get presented with, and these are real (test it yourself), a picture of a pair of New Balance …
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New Enterprise Features in iOS 7: Reading the Tea Leaves

Published on: September 30, 2013

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Reviewing the list of new enterprise-focused features in iOS 7, I was struck by how much they overlap with the core functions of mobile application management (MAM) solutions. At first, I wondered if this represents another case of an operating system incorporating an application or feature previously offered by third parties, a la Netscape Navigator and Windows/Internet Explorer circa 1998. We all know what happened …
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Bridging the Gap – Bringing Enterprise Capabilities to PhoneGap Apps

Published on: September 24, 2013

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You have probably heard of Adobe PhoneGap, right? PhoneGap, which is based on the Apache Cordova project, gives you the capability to build mobile apps using standard open web-based technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. It then wraps the web content in a native container, creating a hybrid app with native functionality that you can deploy using any standard means (e.g., app store, MDM, etc). …
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Interview with Andrew Borg of Aberdeen Group: Part 3

Published on: September 2, 2013

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The Enterprise Mobility Application Lifecycle—Part 3 This is the final excerpt from a three-part interview between Andrew Borg, research director, enterprise mobility & collaboration, Aberdeen Group with Chris Willis, chief marketing officer, Verivo Software. Willis:  Stepping back to the criteria, you talked about security in several different ways. You talked about identity management, you talked about security on the device, at the data level. We’ve …
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Developing Apps for BlackBerry on Akula

Published on: August 29, 2013

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by Chris Willis Chief Marketing Officer, Verivo Software We’ve said it before and I’m saying it again… there are hundreds of ways to build mobile apps. But when you’re tasked with building apps that transact with multiple back-end corporate systems, gracefully handle shifts from online to offline, and deftly protect sensitive data, you’re in for a challenge. And when operations needs to be able to …
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Interview with Andrew Borg of Aberdeen Group: Part 2

Published on: August 26, 2013

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The Enterprise Mobility Frenzy This is the excerpt from the second of a three-part interview between Andrew Borg, research director, enterprise mobility & collaboration, Aberdeen Group with Chris Willis, chief marketing officer, Verivo Software. Willis: So every company thinks that now is the time, and they want to go mobile. What are you seeing drive that mobile app frenzy? What’s making these people do this? …
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Interview with Andrew Borg of Aberdeen Group: Part 1

Published on: August 19, 2013

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The Enterprise Mobility Application Lifecycle This is the excerpt from the first of a three-part interview between Andrew Borg, research director, enterprise mobility & collaboration, Aberdeen Group with Chris Willis, chief marketing officer, Verivo Software. Willis: Andrew, can we define the enterprise mobile application development lifecycle, and why it’s important? Borg: The first step is really to define the business opportunity. To look at the …
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Can the Connected Car merge with mobile apps?

Published on: August 12, 2013

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Get inside a car today, and chances are it’s a lot more like interfacing with a computing device than a traditional vehicle. You press a button to start it, just like a tablet or smartphone. And for the now millions of vehicles on the road with newer dashboard “infotainment” systems, a center touch screen with voice recognition capability serves as the user interface. This technology …
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Are Agile development & mobile apps the perfect match?

Published on: July 29, 2013

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The app development focus within enterprises is now on mobile apps. This trend is confirmed by analyst firm Gartner’s prediction that by 2015, mobile app projects for smartphones and tablets will outnumber those for PCs by a 4:1 ratio. This leaves information technology organizations looking for ways to speed up mobile app development projects. Agile software development—proven with enterprise software projects well before mobility became …
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Meeting offline expectations for enterprise mobile apps

Published on: July 15, 2013

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Of all the “plumbing” issues surrounding enterprise mobile apps one of the most vital and challenging is offline and sync capability, which allows for an app to function effectively when the user moves out of network coverage. That may sound simple enough but there is a lot that goes into doing offline right. User expectations are high and developers and information technology leaders in a …
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