We’re fast approaching the end of another year and it’s time to take a look back over the last 12 months. Also, we would like to express our thanks to all our awesome staff, who have contributed to the success of our thinking mobile blog and for sharing their knowledge. Here’s some of our 2013 blog highlights to read (or to read again).
Bikini is not just a fancy name for an outfit where 90% of a woman’s body is exposed. Bikini in a mobile app developing context also tries to address the most common synchronization problems you have with a mobile app. In short, you get offline/online synchronization and live updates of your collection. For our new version of The-M-Project we decided to use backbone.js as the base and build extensions needed to develop mobile web applications.
When it comes to employee satisfaction with corporate mobile apps “identifying use cases and user personas is key to designing rich, mobile app experiences that keep employees engaged and productive.” sates Scott Snyder, chief strategy officer at Mobiquity. In this blog post I focus on a mobile creative strategy in action approach to achieve greater affinity with consumers and therefore an improved user experience with corporate mobile applications.
Designing mobile business apps is more than just creating a good-looking veneer. The designer is responsible for the user interaction and a good functional understanding. Compared to common consumer apps, where fancy design and complex animations are the key features, an enterprise app needs to improve the companies productivity by providing the functions and data needed in few simple steps to the user.
When it comes to the development of a single page web application for mobile devices performance is a big deal. Smartphones are significantly less powerful than a desktop PC. Therefore, a test was setup to measure the time for different approaches in creating html on the client.
Last Friday, Google announced version 4.4 of the mobile operating system (OS) Android. This version’s code name is of course, like all prior versions a sweet. This time, Google did a cooperation with Nestlé and came up with the name KitKat. Because it is only a minor release, the number of new features in this update is relatively small. KitKat is focusing on nifty little details and improvements. Let’s have a closer look at them.
Apple released iOS 7 on Sept. 18 this year and it offers several new features tailored for enterprise needs, thus giving iOS 7 better acceptance chances in an enterprise environment. In addition to a variety of visual changes and features for private users, the latest update of Apple’s mobile operating system to version iOS7 has also brought important innovations for the business sector.
Smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly important for companies. These mobile devices come with new challenges to security and privacy. One has to protect the stored data and keep the administrative overhead to a minimum. In this context the policies and guidelines of each company have to be implemented.
We just spent 3 days at the DSAG 2013 – the German SAP Users Group annual conference. We have not seen the city of Nuremberg but we want to share the amazing experience we had being surrounded by “Homo SAPiens”.