How to Create a More Engaging Consumer App for Business
The development of your app isn't something that happens overnight, but
rather it is something that takes place over time and through multiple
iterations. While you may have developed the framework for your app already,
improving engagement and innovating to provide a better user experience is a
completely different process. There are plenty of ways that you can improve
user engagement, but these five strategies will help you improve your app
while also reducing the risk that your "innovative" updates
actually decrease user engagement.
Use 'Innovation' Thoughtfully
The biggest problem with "innovation" is that most of what we put into that
category is actually damaging to your overall user experience and
engagement. When it comes to adding new innovative features to your app, it's
important that you really sit ... (more)
The Zombie Apocalypse and Other Cloud Infrastructure Concerns
By Liz Durst
Last month, I returned from an overseas trip to a friend’s wedding to find
the zombie apocalypse happening in my neighborhood near downtown San Jose.
People of all ages and demographics united together in what looked like
strange cult gatherings in public parks, stumbling around the streets of the
South Bay with eyes glued to their phones and occasionally yelling something
strange like, "OMG I hatched a Nidoking!" Cars would come to abrupt halts in
front of me at unexplained times—I half expected a scene fr... (more)
The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics,
wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more.
Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a
diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in
all these areas.
In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger
Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will
have the most profound effect on the world, and what sho... (more)
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 ... (more)
Beacon Technology: Everything You Need to Know to Start Coding
By Peter Kacandes
Unless you've been living under a rock the last couple of days, it's been
almost impossible to miss the wildly popular release of Pokemon Go mobile
application. Central to the application is geo-location, which is used in
conjunction with augmented reality to place virtual characters in the real
world where they can be sought and captured by game players.
Clearly, users have found this to be fantastically entertaining, hence the
incredible popularity of the launch. What this phenomenon really shows is ... (more)
"IoT is the core expertise for our company. We make home automation products.
We don't require a Hub in our products so if you have Wi-Fi in your house
that's the only investment you have to make - a Wi-Fi router and you buy our
products and they automatically connect to the Wi-Fi router," stated Shawn
Monteith, CTO and VP of Engineering at iDevices, in this SYS-CON.tv interview
at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City,
@ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3,
2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center!... (more)