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Developing mobile apps has never been an easy task. Creating a mobile app for iOS means owning strong programming skills about Objective-C or Swift and knowing their APIs. Android-based apps are not so different: you have to know Java and the Android Platform and its API. The learning curve is not fast and it includes how to create nice and interactive user interfaces, connecting embedded features like GPS, camera, showing maps, images and so forth. To make it more complex, it is pretty common to connect the app with a server where central data is saved or fetched and where other services must be connected, like a central database, documents repository or other information systems. Consequently, creating a mobile app requires a team of experts able to work with a variety of different technologies, including mobile app development, networking, server-side technolo... (more)

How Much Does a Mobile App Cost? | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Mobility

How much does it cost to make an app is almost as popular a question as it is confusing. No one tries to learn the exact costs of, say, making a movie: people realize that there's an overwhelming amount of variables involved on which they depend. But almost every day a new inquiry is posted on a tech forum, Quora, or Reddit, as to how much it'd take to build a mobile business app. Such calculation, in many ways, is even harder to make. Is there a way to tackle the question properly? First we want you to understand that any exact figures couldn't possibly be given straight away, without the details, and that all the so-called online app development cost calculators are, essentially, just marketing baits. That said, there is still some info you can analyze to get a frame of reference; to get a rough idea about a budget you can squeeze an app in. Here's what you should ... (more)

MobiDev to Exhibit @CloudExpo CA | @MobiDev_ #Mobile #IoT #AI #ML #DX

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)

T-Mobile at @CloudExpo New York | @TMobile #Mobile #IoT #DX #SmartHome #SmartCities

SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile exhibited at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, visit https://www.t-mobile.com. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June ... (more)

Meet the Sensors By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #Wearables

I often write about the Internet of Things, or the soon-to-be-cliché IoT. You know, the smart-fridges, smart-cars, smart-thermostats, healthcare devices, wearables and any of those connected devices that have a sensor, gathers data and reports back to some entity. You are able to control these devices (and see the data) with mobile apps or even your own voice and gestures. They are all the rage and sitting at the top of the Gartner Hype Cycle. But it’s all the various sensors inside those devices that are doing the actual measuring, calculating, tracking and reporting. Each has its own specialty providing specific functionality. I’ve always wondered about what’s inside some of the wearables so let’s take a look at a few. Have you ever wondered what spins the screen so you’re not looking at an upside down picture? That’s an Accelerometer. It measures orientation and ... (more)

Monetizing IoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Monetizing IoT: Show Me the Money The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you'll make money - not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there's no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data shows "less than 10 percent of IoT developers are making enough to support a reasonably sized team." So, the question is, ‘how do I make money in IoT?' while differentiating yourself in lasting fashion. And with all of this competition, how do you ensure you can still differentiate yourself and not get disrupted, disintermediated or out-in... (more)

Android to Windows Phone 8: Manage Network Usage

It’s more than likely that a Windows Phone app will need to work with data that resides on the Internet. For example, an app may aggregate data from various news sources using RSS feeds. Consuming this type of data in a Windows Phone app is very similar to consuming it in an Android app. In this post I’ll show you how to manage network usage. It’s important to consider how your Windows Phone app will access network resources once it has the capability to do so. If your app is going to perform a large number of network operations or transfer large amounts of data (e.g. audio/video streaming) you should allow the user to control when these operations are performed. In a Windows Phone app you can put the user in control over network usage in four steps. First, create an enumeration representing various states of connectivity: public enum ConnectionState { NotConnecte... (more)

GEOINT, Google Field Trip, GIS and the Digital World

I have been blessed with the opportunity to conduct digital and mobile strategy workshops and speak in many places around the world.  Because of the frequency of these trips, I often don't have time to research in advance the locations I will be visiting.  That can be both good and bad.  I am often pleasantly surprised to stumble upon a famous historical landmark with little or no knowledge that I was in its vicinity.  Surprises are fun. The downside is stumbling upon a recognizable landmark or building, but having little knowledge as to why it is recognizable, and having no time to look it up.  There is now a useful app for that! Google Field Trip is a mobile app I downloaded recently that uses many different data sources, tied to GPS coordinates, to inform you about your location and environment.  Here in Boise, Idaho, it popped up messages about historic events t... (more)

[download] Accelerate Your DevOps with @OpenShift By @RedHatNews | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Click Here to Download Datasheet Now! Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. "Anytime, anywhere" access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it's a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers. Click Here to Download Datasheet Now! Register FREE Before Friday! ▸ Here Your registration includes: ▸ DevOps sessions ▸ Containers sessions ▸ Microservices sessions The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California - will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike. Recent research has shown that DevOps dramatically reduces development t... (more)

IoT Software Releases | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData #InternetOfThings

Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges.  Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues.  In addition, each IoT product is comprised of at least three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the backend big-data service, and the mobile application for the end user's controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target - this makes the integration of these separate pipelines and the coordination of software updates for IoT more problematic.  How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when your IoT product is updated? Getting IoT to Flow Electric Cloud helps our customers solve software delivery problems at a very large scale. Our integrated, end-to-end, D... (more)

3 Cloud Computing Questions: Trellia's Raffi Tchakmakjian

Trellia is a Montreal-based company that focuses on the mobile enterprise and Cloud Computing. Its Mobile Policy Management (MPM) solutions enable the company's customers to automate and enforce mobile-device access policies. With the recent proliferation of the iPhone, Droid phones, and with Microsoft/Nokia W7 devices on the horizon, I thought this would be a good time to talk to him. 1. Tell us the original vision behind Trellia's founding in 2004. As I understand it, your goal was to help the enterprise integrate remote laptops into the infrastructure. What were the main challenges facing enterprise IT then? Raffi: Our goal was to enable mobility in the enterprise from the onset of Trellia. It's quite interesting, because in 2004, the major problems enterprises faced were related to Wi-Fi connectivity and usage of 2G technologies such as 1xRTT and GPRS. It seem... (more)