iOS 9 goes smarter, iPad gets more productive: An enterprise and developer eye on WWDC

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With iOS 9, Apple didn’t need to introduce a raft of new features. Many of us expected the company to focus solely on quality and performance improvements. In many ways, this is what the company did - but for both enterprise users and developers, the next evolution of its OS brings enough to keep it relevant, and exciting.

Complications on Apple Watch

Apple didn’t spend any time going over numbers at this event, so we still don’t know how many first generation watches it sold. All the company...

By Olly Berry, 09 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Design, Development, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

An inconvenient truth: Enterprise mobility is all about the end user

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The enterprise mobility market isn’t getting easier for CIOs. Actually, quite the opposite is occurring, as the IT industry proactively segments the environment so that many correct decisions are needed instead of just one. Worse still, the industry is promoting...

By Mary Brittain-White, 30 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Design, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Tomfoolery gets $1.7m funding to “change enterprise software forever”

It’s not exactly a company name which conjures up ideas of a serious enterprise discussion. But then again, that’s part of Tomfoolery’s appeal.

The startup’s mission is to make enterprise apps more inviting and fun – “to build amazing apps for work”, in the words of the company website – and it’s gotten plenty of interest.

The result is around $1.7m (£1.07m) in venture capital funding, led by Morado Ventures and also including the likes of Jerry Yang of AME Cloud...

By James Bourne, 30 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

How to make better apps for small to medium sized businesses

Entrepreneurs, one-man operations, small and medium sized businesses have been quick to embrace mobility because they all have one thing in common, flexibility.

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have flexibility in the way they run their business, and the agility and adaptability to respond to market and technological changes.

According to research conducted in the third quarter of last year, over 90% of US small...

By Matthew Henkes, 03 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development, Microsoft.

Enterprise and the consumerisation of mobility: Bob Schukai #AppsWorld

The enterprise sector is catching up with the consumer sector – and it’ll be very interesting to see how companies embrace the space.

That’s the verdict of Bob Schukai, head of mobility at Thomson Reuters. Ahead of his appearance at Apps World, Enterprise AppsTech caught up with Schukai to discuss the optimum way of designing an enterprise app and how functionality fits in.  

Don’t replicate the desktop

Back in July Infragistics senior UX architect, Marshal Datkowitz

By James Bourne, 11 September 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Design, Enterprise Mobility.

#AppsWorld preview: Why enterprise app development is ‘a people project’

One of the common pitfalls in the implementation of internal enterprise apps, following an arduous design, development and implementation process, is that uptake among users just doesn’t happen because the project didn’t properly consider their needs and didn’t involve them in the design and build.

Paul Heybourne, global technology innovation manager at Aviva, set the tone for a whole internal apps strategy at the firm after identifying a business case for an app to streamline the process of...

By Matthew Henkes, 05 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development, Employees.

Microsoft announces 3 new 'flavours' for Windows 8 OS

Microsoft has announced it will release three new ‘flavours’ for its Windows 8 operating system.

There will be two editions of the OS for PCs running x86 processors, named Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Mobile devices with ARM chips will be able to run ‘Windows RT’.

Features on the new OS include an updated Windows Explore and Task Manager, and the ability to swap languages on the fly. The Pro version also offers encryption, virtualization and domain connectivity.

Windows RT, previously...

By Dani Millward, 18 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Microsoft.

Tablets aren’t just big phones: Insights from Apps World NY

We sat in on an interesting panel at Apps World in New York this week, a two day event dedicated to the latest developments in the field of multiplatform apps.

This particular panel explored the differences in development strategy between mobile and tablet apps; and produced a couple of interesting insights on design and development strategy from the point of view of organisations that have designed and published award winning apps.

Devin Pedzwater, creative...

By Matthew Henkes, 04 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development, iOS.