Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) Blog best-practices

Kinvey Launches Xamarin 3.0 SDK Early Adopter Program

Wednesday Apr 27, 2016

Xamarin 3.0 SDKOur Xamarin 3.0 SDK Early Adopter Program is now open for registration. This new version of the SDK features enhanced offline operation and new flexible and granular data sync policies to support field service and other app use cases that lack good network connectivity for extended periods of time.

Shadow IT in 2016: It’s not a Problem, It’s a Reality

Wednesday Feb 17, 2016

Shadow ITI often see articles and hear customers talking about “shadow IT.” These conversations usually come in two flavors (sometimes both): bemoaning its existence, and figuring out ways to “cope” with it. I think that’s the wrong approach. There’s clearly something compelling, even necessary, about shadow IT if it’s such a widespread problem. To get to the root of the issue, let’s take a look at the problem from the eyes of a business owner, specifically one who needs to launch a mobile app and do it quickly.

mBaaS in the Wild: a Mobile Game Built on Kinvey

Tuesday Nov 10, 2015

Mobile Apps for Zombie ApocalpyseI recently had the chance to connect with Tyler Bandy, cofounder of mobile game development studio HangZone and creator of the awesome iOS game Spelldom, which combines the best elements of Words With Friends and Clash of Clans. Spelldom is backed by Kinvey, and Tyler was kind enough to share with us his experiences using our platform.

History Repeats Itself: PaaS, BaaS, Microservices, and APIs

Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

History Repeats ItselfThese are heady times in our industry and its much more exciting to talk about The Next Big Thing than revisiting the past. But as we move forward and build the next generation of Cloud Native Apps, it’s important to review some of the hard lessons we’ve learned over the last decade building and running large-scale n-tier apps, so that we don’t have to re-learn them all over again!

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.

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.

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.

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.

How and Why an Enterprise IT Migrated from FeedHenry to Kinvey

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

My VMware migrationOn Monday we announced that one enterprise IT organization is now using Kinvey as the backend for its mobile apps. What we didn’t talk about in that post is why they switched to Kinvey – the apps previously ran on FeedHenry, another “BaaS” provider (more on why BaaS is in quotes later) – and how they managed the migration. So let’s take a look at the Why and the How.