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SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 developers, designers, quality assurance engineers, project managers in house, specializing in the world-class mobile and web development. The company's main focus is saving the time and efforts of clients by providing full-cycle product development, offering dedicated project teams for long-term collaborations... (more)

[slides] Offshore #Mobile Development | @CloudExpo @MobiDev_ #AI #IoT

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Offshore Development: How Not to Screw It Up In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to maximize project results within possible constraints Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here You will see how it is possible to find your perfect software development partner and establish a long-term business partnership in the world of offshore development. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Alan Win... (more)

MobiDev to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY and CA | @MobiDev_ #IoT #AI #ML #DX

Hidden Benefits of Working with a Software Development Partner Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs. Evolution of the project = evolution of needs Value chain in software product evolution How a software development company can facilitate startups Growing scale and complexity, benefits of ongoing collaboration Engagement models: it's never too late to start a valuable cooperation! All in all, the key value that can be added to the success of your pro... (more)

Tweaking Timeouts

I have a weakness for a particular Android game that shall remain nameless (to protect the innocent, of course). It frequently complains that I have "a poor network connection." Even when I'm one hop from a fiber ring. Interestingly enough, it is almost always the case that this notification (and poor responsiveness on the part of the game) occurs during an "episode" in which hundreds of thousands of users are all active. At the same time. Yes, I found that telling, too. Needless to say, I am almost certain I do not have "poor network" performance and really, unless they're performing some network latency tests on round trip time under the covers (which I seriously doubt) or doing some mathematically deduction based on TCP window sizes, there's no way an Android game developer is going to be able to tell me I have "poor network" performance. I will grant that it cou... (more)

Mobile Development – Are You Asking the Right Questions? Part 2

In my first installment of this post, I discussed how mobile is growing as a marketing vehicle for companies. With this growth in popularity, companies can't just jump into mobile app development without asking questions about business need and development methods. In this post, I will discuss additional questions that need to be asked about infrastructure, the expertise of the development team and user demands and why they are critical to answer before starting the development process. Can your infrastructure handle success? Too often a company develops a mobile app and has high expectations for user engagement, only to have performance and bandwidth issues that bring their servers crashing down. This makes usage difficult and as a result, users  quickly lose interest.  Doesn't make it much of a marketing vehicle, does it? The cloud has emerged as a real and viab... (more)

The Mobile App Development Differentiator: User Experience – Part 1

The delineation between great mobile apps and bad ones is becoming easier and easier to see as the mobile app ecosystem edges closer and closer to maturity.  What makes a great mobile app? Simply put, it's a great experience for the user. The best apps in the current marketplace are those that can engage the user beyond a mere day or two, and become the go-to destination on their smartphones for an extended period of time. In this two part post, I will discuss a real life case of how a great user experience leads to app success and explain the steps that developers can follow to enhance their own apps' user experience. For developers, extended use of an app is the holy grail. Whereas mobile app discovery poses an enormous challenge - one that developers are still struggling to overcome - it's really only half the battle. If a developer can not only get the user to ... (more)

Mobile Apps for Your Success

Every industry has stiff competition and technological revolutions have become huge while gadgets that brought these revolutions became small. It started with the Internet bringing business to itself and everything was just a click away. Later on, business started to migrate into the palm of your hand with the advent of smartphones. Smartphones like iPhone and Blackberry have added to the success of businesses. To be successful with your business you need to keep up with time and technology. Web 2.0 has made the Internet more interactive and personal. Today as the Net is accessed through cell phones, how effective that access is would have a significant bearing on the growth of a business. Every company wants to have mobile applications for their customers. Now when there is a steady increase in the number of users of smartphones then obviously there will be an inc... (more)

How Risky Are Your APIs?

Andi Mann from CA Technologies recently pointed out that, at every turn, customers are interacting more and more with businesses through applications. "Think of real estate businesses like Trulia, Zillow and Realtor.com," he wrote in Wired's Innovation Insights. "Or think about restaurants. It used to be that we'd call a restaurant to make a reservation, or even drop in and make a reservation. Now it's all on-line, through OpenTable, or Foursquare." This is the emergence of the Application Economy, where the application becomes the primary point of contact between the business and the customer. Much of this is being made possible through the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to link front-end applications to back-end information systems. This approach is exploding in popularity because it builds on well-understood techniques from the web and leverages ... (more)

How to Deliver Rich Web Apps Accessible from Any Web-Enabled Device

"As end-user demands and requirements have evolved, extending the performance and scalability benefits of our Ultra Messaging software to audiences accessing applications on any Web-enabled device has been a priority for many customers in the financial services arena" said Mike Pickett, VP of Product Marketing for Ultra Messaging at Informatica, as it was announced jointly by Informatics and Kaazing that Kaazing's WebSocket Gateway technology will henceforth be integrated into Informatica's Ultra Messaging product line to enable the seamless, reliable and secure delivery of real-time information to any Web-enabled device. "Ensuring that information is delivered in real-time between a client and a browser," Pickett continued, "Kaazing's WebSocket Gateway technology gives Informatics the power to do just that, allowing customers to reach new audiences and expand thei... (more)

Three Business Decisions for Mobile Application Development

Welcome to a series on three concepts decision makers must understand for their own mobile application development.  Many companies are creating mobile applications for internal and external use.  Some of these mobile apps are systems that exist in some other form, such as a traditional web application. Or, perhaps a company wants to speed up an old Microsoft Access database entry form and increase its accessibility.  Some are pioneering new ways to utilize the mobile connectivity with applications that change the way we interact with our world around us. No matter what kind of mobile application development you are considering, there are several critical decisions you need to make based on your unique product and opportunity in order to create a successful mobile app and spur adoption and entanglement. Audience and Platform Support The first step is to identify th... (more)

Mobile Enablement Presents Challenges and Opportunities

Mobile adoption rates are on the rise and if market reports are any indication, growth rates aren’t slowing down anytime soon. Consumers and employees alike are the driving forces behind mobile adoption spurred by the evolution in mobile device capabilities along with the speed of mobile networks. A recent Morgan Stanley research study predicts that sales of smartphones will overtake PC sales (including both desktops and notebooks) in the next two years, supporting the demands of our always-connected society. [Disclosure: Kapow Software is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] The ubiquity of smartphones and more than 300,000 mobile apps available on Apple’s App Store, coupled with the ease and convenience of mobile computing is putting pressure on IT to mobile enable B2C and B2E applications to facilitate organizational efficiency and keep up with consumer and em... (more)