How zero code app development can accelerate your mobile transformation

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When it comes to the rising tide of rapid application delivery platforms, it seems no two research analysts agree on precisely what defines low-code vs. RAD vs. BPM or other visual development tools. One thing is clear; there is a growing adoption of low-code strategies by businesses and IT departments that have found a way to deliver apps faster while spending less.

While some architects and developers were initially reluctant to adopt, these tools have proven to accelerate delivery...

By David Basil, 12 October 2016, 3 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

SkyGiraffe secures $6m series A funding – and announces Slack bot integration

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End to end enterprise mobility platform provider SkyGiraffe has announced a $6 million (£4.6m) series A funding round to continue expanding the capabilities of its platform, as well as a bot which utilises the interface of productivity platform Slack to connect to any legacy enterprise data system.

The San Francisco-based firm, which is building on its previous $3m...

By James Bourne, 30 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MBaaS.

The key questions CIOs will have about rapid mobile app development – and the answers

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With many core IT functions either becoming a commodity or being outsourced to the cloud, the job of the CIO is quickly evolving. It has become a much more people-centric role as suggested by the recently published 2016 Accenture Technology Vision report claims that the business world is in a state of “digital culture shock.”

The abundance of technology available, on its own, hasn’t helped technology leaders...

By George Mashini, 07 June 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Bill Bodin, Kony CTO, on the pace of enterprise app change and ‘laser-like’ customer focus

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It is a story played out around the tech press almost ad infinitum; IBM employees leave the company, usually through ‘resource actions’, or layoffs to the rest of us. But this one is different: former IBM mobile chief technology officer Bill Bodin, with 27 years at Armonk under his belt, has joined mobile backend provider Kony to become their CTO.

Kony’s cross platform mobile application development solution, which offers developers and IT teams quick apps across iOS,...

By James Bourne, 06 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Kinvey launches Mobile Data Connect to speed up SAP implementations

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Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider Kinvey has announced the launch of Mobile Data Connect, a product aimed at helping build quick enterprise applications from existing SAP systems.

The solution has various key benefits for SAP users; it utilises SDKs available across 13 mobile app development platforms enabling easier app delivery; it provides pre-built modules for advanced client-side caching, syncing, and encryption algorithms, as well as zippy data delivery for sub-second...

By James Bourne, 20 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Kony and Cognizant partner up for enterprise mobile apps

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Mobile app development provider Kony and IT infrastructure provider Cognizant have announced a partnership to deliver a suite of new cross-platform mobile applications to enhance business process efficiencies.

The two companies will be looking towards various industry verticals, including banking, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Cognizant will also be offering Digital Fabric, a mobile middleware service based on Kony’s MobileFabric, to customers. Kony’s app...

By James Bourne, 19 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Research reveals importance of enterprise apps connecting to the backend

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While developers and line of business have different priorities regarding the important elements of enterprise mobile apps, the ability to connect to a backend database appears pivotal to both parties.

That is the key finding from a study conducted by analyst house Bock & Company, and commissioned by Alpha Software. For developers, an easy integration with the backend is the most popular choice, cited by 96% of the almost 2,000 mobile app devs polled, followed by offline...

By James Bourne, 20 January 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Development, Enterprise Mobility, MBaaS.

Kony updates ‘MBaaS meets MADP’ MobileFabric for developer openness, agility and control

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Enterprise mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) provider Kony has beefed up its Kony MobileFabric product – described as MBaaS meets MADP (mobile app development platform) – aiming to give developers openness, agility and control across mobile projects.

The release of the 6.5 update means developers can take advantage of new API management and mobile app management tools, as well as analytics and application performance management services. Developers can use their...

By James Bourne, 23 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, MAM, MBaaS.

Another enterprise app partnership? Xamarin and Oracle team up for backend integration

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There’s an old saying about buses; you wait ages for one to arrive and then three come along at once. Soon enough, there may well be a similar aphorism around enterprise app partnerships. First it was Apple and IBM, then it was Red Hat and Samsung, now it is the turn of Xamarin and Oracle.

The two...