Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog

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.

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.