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Mobile UI vs UX: Knowing the difference can save your strategy

Friday Aug 1, 2014

UI vs UX

The demand for UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) designers has risen sharply over the past few years – directly related to the need for superiority and differentiation in a mobile app marketplace that continues to get more crowded.

While it’s clear that businesses see the importance of investing in their products’ UI and UX, what isn’t always clear is the line between the two. Continue reading

Is CloudKit a Backend as a Service?

Wednesday Jun 4, 2014

CloudKitI’ve been getting a lot of questions thrown my way since Apple unveiled CloudKit at WWDC, most of which have the same three elements in common: “Did Apple just throw their hat into the ring? Do you think you’ll end up competing against them? Are you worried?” The answers are yes, not as much as you might think, and not at all. Here’s why. Continue reading

WWDC Day 1: Not Much New in Beacons

Tuesday Jun 3, 2014

HomeKitIt was a big day for us iOS developers, with Federighi-claus handing out treats left and right. There were new exciting features for developers like inter-app communication, iOS extensions like sharing and keyboards, new capabilities like HealthKit and HomeKit, and a brand new programming language! However, conspicuously absent was anything new with Beacons. Continue reading

The Coming Beacon App Revolution: 4 Phases of Business Enablement via Smartphones and Tablets

Tuesday May 20, 2014

BeaconsIn the past few years, three phases of smartphone sophistication – touch and communication, coarse location, and high-quality cameras – created opportunities that spawned some of today’s most successful software companies. Now, we’re on the verge of a fourth phase: granular location based on Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons. Continue reading

Beacon Applications in the Home and Office (Part 2): Think Operational Efficiencies and Cost Savings

Thursday May 8, 2014

BeaconsIn the second post in this series, we explore some additional use cases for beacon technology, including home automation and business efficiency applications. If employed correctly, beacons can transform consumer and corporate experiences, making them more personal, more effective, and more about the user. Continue reading

Beacon Applications in Retail and at Events (Part 1): Think Personalized Experiences and Increased Revenue

Tuesday May 6, 2014

BeaconsBluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are providing new challenges for mobile app developers and businesses. In two blog posts posts, we’ll be walking through beacon use cases that go beyond the existing, standard retail ones. This is the first post in the series. Continue reading

Our Guide for iOS Testing/Distribution Setup

Friday Feb 28, 2014

kinvey-apples-sticker-When you’re building an application for iOS, there’s a lot to learn! Apple has a lot of rules around how to go about distributing applications using their framework, so we’ve done our best to break down the steps you need to be successful. Continue reading

Native vs. Web. vs. Hybrid: How to Select the Right Platform for Your Enterprise’s Mobile Apps

Monday Oct 28, 2013

kinvey-native-web-hybrid-blog-lp-thumbToday, we’ve released our latest eBook: “Native vs. Web. vs. Hybrid: How to Select the Right Platform for Your Enterprise’s Mobile Apps,” a comprehensive look at three different approaches to enterprise app development to help organizations make smarter decisions about their mobile platforms Continue reading

What are the Pros and Cons to Building an App for iOS?

Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

Why Not iOS? Besides the features and design of your first app, there’s one more decision you need to make before you start actual development. That’s whether to deploy on Apple’s iOS platform or on Google’s Android platform. Continue reading

How to Prep for the App Store Shelves

Tuesday May 28, 2013

ShelvesSearching the App Store still remains the number one way people find mobile apps, so it’s important that your listing is formatted to gain as much exposure from App Store search as possible.

Much like Google’s search engine, the App Store has an algorithm that ranks apps for different search terms. Preparing your app listing to be optimized in the App Store can result in a marked increase in down- loads. Continue reading