Although the big event was last week, Apple is still making announcements: They have confirmed that the public iOS8 General Availability release will be September 17th.
Mobile Utility Week has arrived! We had a great session this morning with ComEd, and are really looking forward to more interesting speakers and topics tomorrow.
As usual, the hype surrounding yesterday’s Apple announcement was deafening (I’m reminded of Lebron James' "The Decision" announcement.) There were weeks and weeks of speculation as to what might be debuted, but unlike previous Apple events, the world wasn’t quite sure what Apple would announce. This was perhaps the most uncertain and mystery-filled announcement since the 2010 iPad launch.
Last week marked an exciting milestone at Kony. Gartner published its annual 2014 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms, and Kony was named a Leader for the second year in a row.
This is a strong recognition of both Kony’s vision and our ability to execute on our strategy to deliver great enterprise mobility solutions to our family of partners and customers. Some of the key achievements from the past year that we believe contributed to our success include:
If you live and breathe mobile technology like we do at Kony, you are no doubt familiar with the fact that we live in a world of acronyms.
With an overwhelming number of mobile devices in use throughout the world, apps are a great tool to reach new customers and maintain contact with existing clients. However, as users become savvier with technology, they're learning how to turn off push notifications and updates. This disconnects the line of direct communication between the company and the client.
In this new landscape, how can businesses create push notifications that users won't want to disable to improve app usage and downloads?
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Although Kony customers typically use the Kony platform to develop apps for mobile and tablet devices, it can also be used to build applications for the Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems as a desktop application for use in kiosks.
Let's take a closer look at how to develop kiosk apps from a single code base using Kony.
Developing desktop kiosk apps: The basics
IDC recently surveyed over 400 IT decision makers in charge of influencing or directing mobile strategy at their firms. Check out the infographic below to learn what they discovered, including:
- What 5 factors contribute most to the success of a mobile initiative?
- What business unit typically owns mobile strategy?
- Who's paying for mobile, and who's actually doing the work?
- What issues do most companies face, and what benefits do they reap?
- Are mobile deployments worth it?
The market for mobile apps is often compared to a gold rush, with businesses desperate to be first to market lest their competition profit from their hesitation.
However, the rush to deploy both B2C and B2E apps tactically is leaving organisations a long term legacy to support and maintain fragmented solutions. All of these problems can drastically reduce ROI on any given app.