Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog

5 IPOs to Watch

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

home-hero-5-1440-900With Alibaba leading the way, 2014 was a blockbuster year for initial public offerings—it was the biggest year for IPOs since 2000. And 2015 looks promising as well, here are some big names to watch over the next few months.

A Beacon of Light for the Brick-and-Mortar

Thursday Jan 22, 2015

ibeacon3Beacons were the IT innovation of 2014. This year they may become a retail standard. In December 2014 there were around 30,000 active Beacons in the United States, with the vast majority residing in retail stores.

7 Mobile Trends We’ll See in 2015

Wednesday Jan 14, 2015

The Nest Thermostat EditedAnalysts and industry experts agree that 2015 will be the year that mobile becomes the standard rather than the addition. Here are 5 trends we can expect to come to the forefront.

New Year New Tech: 5 Massachusetts Companies at the 2015 CES

Tuesday Jan 6, 2015

3The Consumer Electronics Show brings the world exciting new gadgets every year. Hosted in Las Vegas (Jan. 6-9th), the conference will surely set the tone for the consumer electronics space for the year. We are anxious to see what the many Massachusetts-based companies in attendance deliver.

5 Apps to Help you Survive the Holidays

Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Happy-Holidays-snowmanThe holiday season can be wonderful: time spent with family and friends, festive meals, and lots of gift giving. But for many of us, all those things are also what make it one of the most stressful times of year. Here are 5 apps to help you make it to the new year.

mHealth Summit 2014

Monday Dec 15, 2014

IMG_3081Last week we made the trek down to Washington DC for the 2014 mHealth Summit. An extensive delegation of experts in the fields of healthcare, technology, and research were brought together to share knowledge.

8 Awesome Apps for Enterprise Productivity

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

productivity appsMobile apps are invading the enterprise. Just a few years ago, your app experiences on your iPhone or iPad were limited to email, Angry Birds, and maybe a light note-taking app or two. These days, I know of many people who effectively run their entire business from a mobile device. The thing is, a lot of people simply don’t know that these sorts of apps exist. To change that, I’ve created a list of 8 of my favorites.

Nordstrom’s Next Wave of “Wearables”

Tuesday Dec 2, 2014

MH-fitting-roomsWe’ve all been there. You’re in a dressing room trying on your finds and you have the right shirt but not the right shoes or the right dress but in the wrong size. Nordstrom is taking a futuristic stab at this age-old problem.

Google Gives Glimpse into the Secret Sauce

Monday Nov 24, 2014

process-mappingEarlier this week, Google announced that it would be adding a new “label” to certain mobile search results, as well as a new criterion for its search rankings—big news for Google and anyone that wants to show up in a Google search. Does this represent Google rewarding those that have kept up with the mobile trend or is Google the one playing catch-up?

Enterprise Mobility in 2014: What CIOs Say About Mobile Strategy (Infographic)

Thursday Nov 20, 2014

Enterprise Mobility SurveyIn September, we surveyed 100 CIOs and 100 mobile leaders, asking them to explain their goals with mobile and identify the pain points they’ve been facing when building mobile apps. The results may surprise you — particularly the average time and cost of app development for these enterprises. Check out our infographic on the state of enterprise mobility in 2014.