Lessons from LinkedIn’s new mobile launch

For many brands, mobile is all they know. Their stories begin and end in the various app stores. For other brands, mobile is the great unknown. Their stories begin on the desktop and in web browsers. A great example of the former is LinkedIn, who late last month launched a new mobile platform for iOS and Android users, complete with a brand new client-side user interface, back-end services, and a savvy new “recommendation feature.”

Box Notes comes to Android, two months after iOS rollout

Cloud file sharing bod Box has announced its Box Notes collaboration tool has been rolled out on Android. The company’s collaboration app had launched on iOS, for iPhone and iPad back in June as Enterprise AppsTech reported, with only a vague ‘later this summer’ statement being offered for Android rollout.

BlackHat report: App wrapping

Mobile technologies are complex and user behaviours are ever-changing. There is no one “silver bullet” security control, and so an effective strategy must take a path similar to that described above with multiple controls to mitigate risk.

How Camden Borough Council improves its productivity through BYOD and CYOD

Last week it was revealed that Camden Borough Council had steadily increased the number of mobile devices in its remit. Following a Freedom of Information Request from Parliament Street, Camden disclosed it now uses 252 mobile devices across the council, compared with 171 in June 2013 and 74 a year before that. That number is comprised of 132 iPhones – 64 iPhone 5 devices – and 45 Samsung models.

To infinity and beyond: Extending enterprise systems beyond the firewall - part two

WebSocket is complementary to HTTP which means that HTTP is still the best protocol for downloading static assets into the browser (HTML, CSS, JavaScript files, images, etc.). Such assets can be cached and served up very efficiently by CDNs (Content Delivery Networks). But with WebSocket, we now have the ability to build the exact same kinds of applications and interactions – just as powerful, just as rich – as the ones that we have been so used to building on top of TCP.