Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog

Universal Mind Provides mBaaS Example App on Kinvey

Thursday Apr 23, 2015

webinarAt Universal Mind, we get excited about creating compelling digital experiences. In many cases, we work with our clients to leverage mobile Backend as a Service (mBaaS) as an aspect of their overall mobile strategy. One recent opportunity allowed us to create a mobile app based on Kinvey for the purpose of education around architecture and capabilities.

Video Case Study: Schneider Electric’s Digital Innovation Platform

Monday Apr 6, 2015

webinarWe recently visited the Schneider Electric US headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts, to talk digital innovation with Mahesh Balasubramanian. Mahesh is a Senior Global Architect at Schneider, and was tasked with coming up with a platform strategy to allow Schnieder’s various business lines to build consistent looking mobile apps faster and less expensively.

Mobile Architecture Series: Why Mobile Requires a Four-Tier Architecture

Tuesday Mar 24, 2015

webinarMany enterprises are struggling because their IT architecture was built for the web, not mobile. IT demands consistency while lines of business need agility, and the two are caught in a tug of war that ends up stalling mobile projects.

Introducing the Kinvey Engineering Blog

Tuesday Mar 24, 2015

kinvey engineering blogThe engineering team we’ve built at Kinvey is awesome. To illustrate this, we’re excited to announce that we’ve launched a Kinvey Engineering Blog – one that focuses on the work our talented development team does on a daily basis.

How Google, Apple and IBM Are Trying to Solve Enterprise Mobility One App at a Time and Why That’s Only Half the Battle

Monday Mar 2, 2015

apple-securityThere’s a gold rush at play in enterprise mobility and it’s about time. Why? Because the enterprise is playing catch-up to a world in which mobile devices and apps are the norm – on the job, and off.

50 Shades of Grey’s Big, Beautiful Backend

Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

apple-securityOn July 21 of last year, to coincide with the release of the first official 50 Shades of Grey trailer, NBCUniversal launched a cross-platform app called The Internship Program. The app, designed by agency Stradella Road and backed by Kinvey, was an instant success, contributing to record box office sales numbers. Learn more about the app, and download the full case study, in this blog post.

Crowdsourcing Security

Thursday Feb 12, 2015

apple-securitySecurity is a priority for the tech world. And as consumers and businesses put more and more data out there, more and more is at risk. In fact, President Obama proposed further cyber security measures earlier this week. He mentioned that, “In recent breaches, more than 100 million Americans have had their personal data compromised.”

Gartner is right. Enterprises need Bimodal IT (a.k.a 2-Speed IT)

Thursday Feb 5, 2015

2-speed ITAccording to Gartner, “Bimodal IT is getting a lot of focus as CIOs and IT leaders strive to build IT organizations capable of responding to the threats and opportunities of the digital economy.” We agree — here’s why.

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.