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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.

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.

What Do the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Mean For the Enterprise?

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014

What does the iPhone 6 mean for the Enterprise?When Apple unveils new hardware, the consumer world goes crazy. But increasingly, Apple’s developments are of importance to the mobile enterprise. So what do today’s announcements mean for the enterprise?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.