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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)

Compuware Delivers APM Solution for Hybrid Mobile Apps

Compuware on Wednesday announced a new version of Compuware APM Real User Monitoring for Mobile and Web Apps powered by dynaTrace and PurePath Technology™. This new release delivers an end-to-end APM solution for hybrid mobile applications that use a combination of both native and HTML5 technology. In addition, auto-instrumentation has been added for fast, easy set-up even for applications that companies might not build themselves. "Our mobile solutions deliver immediate bottom-line business impact for our customers, and help them remain competitive in an increasingly complex, interconnected world," said Steve Tack, Vice President of Product Management for Compuware's APM business unit. New features and capabilities in Compuware APM Real User Monitoring for Mobile and Web Apps include: One Solution for Mobile Native, Hybrid and Web Apps: enables organizations to o... (more)

Ushering in the #IoT | @ThingsExpo @Luxoft @AndersBrown #BigData #AI #ML

Ushering in the Internet of Insights: Moving from ‘Things' to ‘Decisions' With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if "my IoT is broken." What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience - effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now all corporate assets - people, objects, and spaces - can share information about themselves and their surroundings. And this data can help make better decisions through improved insights. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Anders Brown, Managing Director, Internet of Things Group at Luxoft, shared a viewp... (more)

Telecommuting – The Invisible Employee

One of the truisms in information technology is that everything old is new again - well, except maybe for punched cards. We went from big corporate data centers to regional/division corporate data centers back to big corporate data centers and now to even bigger cloud data centers. We have gone from dumb terminals were everything was done on the mainframe, to PCs, and now to virtualized desktops - where everything is run on the central servers. And now, we are back to talking about the IT advantages of telecommuting. Telecommuting is certainly nothing new. But what is changing is how people are telecommuting and the IT processes and procedures that support them. Gone are the days of modem banks and analog days. Gone are the days when IT departments handed out PCs so people could work from home. And gone are the days when connecting remote employees meant connecting t... (more)

It Is Time for a Smarter Approach to BYOD Management

Employees today expect that in their professional lives they can work using the types of tools and technologies they prefer in their personal lives, and their personal mobile devices are chief among them. Three quarters of businesses today allow some sort of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) usage for employees, and this number is rapidly growing. This explosion has taken a toll on already strained IT departments as they struggle to manage and secure corporate assets and data in this environment, while also meeting employee demands for autonomy and freedom from corporate control over their personal data and activities. As BYOD becomes a reality for more and more organizations, the challenge is an ongoing tug-of-war between managing corporate risk and manageability concerns while driving employee acceptance and satisfaction. Risk and Manageability With employees bringing... (more)

Free iOS 7 Update Could Impact New iPhone Sales

"Why buy the cow when the milk is free?" is a question that one usually doesn't associate with high-tech. However, it's an appropriate question to ask the executives at Apple right now. Apple's latest iPhones come with a new operating system with state-of-of-the-art features. Although this operating system is unimaginatively named iOS 7, it's definitely a "must have" for people who want to stay on the bleeding edge of the technological revolution. However, old school iPhone users can get the exact same operating system on their mobile devices without spending a dime. The new version of iOS will work on iOS equipment dating back to 2010. Devices eligible for the upgrade include the iPhone 4, the iPad 2, and the iPod Touch that was released at the end of last year. So where is the incentive to spend the money on a new device? There isn't one, apparently. Even Apple's... (more)

Machine Learning and Google Car | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #ML #API

Google self-driving car finally causes an accident - a lesson in AI. According to The Verge, Google had recently performed a software update that changed the behavior to be more human like. "So several weeks ago we began giving the self-driving car the capabilities it needs to do what human drivers do: hug the rightmost side of the lane." The truth is that one of the complaints about self-driving cars is that they are too cautious so Google adapted the software so the car would move to the far right of the lane so two cars could fit in the single wide lane.  This is what a regular, old fashioned, human being does so cars can move more fluidly though the heavily congested streets of California. All in all a great idea. The incident was that the car detected some road construction and then reentered itself back to the ‘legal' center of the lane to avoid the obstructions... (more)

Everbridge Launches Safety Connection | @ThingsExpo @Everbridge #IoT

Everbridge has announced Safety Connection™, a new solution that enables organizations to locate and communicate with staff during critical events and help determine if they are safe or need assistance. Whether individuals are traveling, in a specific office building or operating in the field, the solution can aggregate near real-time location data from multiple sources, including building access controls, travel management systems and mobile app check-ins, to enable organizations to send and receive alerts based on the last known locations of employees, contractors, visitors or residents. "Physical security has principally focused on securing buildings, but the real goal is to secure the people within the buildings," said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. "With so many employees traveling and working remotely, chief security officers have informed us they need a b... (more)