Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog

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.

Announcing Digital Lifecycle Management for “2-Speed IT”

Monday Nov 17, 2014

Lifecycle ManagementOver the last few months, we’ve been working on enhancing Kinvey with new capabilities to help enterprises handle the complexity of managing and launching the lifecycle of their apps. We’ve found that this is a huge pain for managing the enterprise development lifecycle, and so we’re excited to be launching this set of new features to make it easy for enterprises to handle their app’s “Digital Lifecycle Management,” or DLM.

Hands-on: Learn How to Build an Internet of Things App in Less Than 30 Minutes

Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Kinvey & AppmethodOn October 15, we partnered with Embarcadero to showcase a health care use case application. Embarcadero is a valued partner of ours, because their products allow enterprise developers to easily integrate Kinvey’s BaaS Platform right within their IDE. In this post, you can watch us build an Internet of Things healthcare app in less than 30 minutes using Kinvey and Embarcadero’s Appmethod.

How This POODLE SSLv3 Vulnerability Works (And Why Our Customers Didn’t Have to Do Anything to Mitigate It)

Friday Oct 24, 2014

POODLE SSLv3The POODLE vulnerability was the big story in DevOps this week. And with the Shellshock and Heartbleed scares still fresh in memory, I thought I’d take a minute to outline what POODLE is, the steps we took to mitigate it, and why this is a perfect example of how using a managed service like Kinvey will save you tons of work and frustration over time (while keeping your data secure).

We Took Home “Best Emerging Technology Solution” at M-Enterprise Boston & Had a Blast Too

Monday Oct 20, 2014

M-Enterprise AwardLast week in Boston was the M-Enteprise conference, a hosted summit designed for senior IT managers and business executives who want to understand how current and future mobile technology and trends will impact their business and investment decisions.