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7 best practices for securing your IoT devices ›

Matt Trevathan

As a software developer and product manager, it is imperative to think about security first when designing a product that will be attached to the internet. From wearables to home controllers, I am not surprised to see articles published about simple security holes that hackers find to bypass logins, hijack sessions or tamper with a controller or web interface on an IoT device.

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Gartner recognizes Kony as the most visionary “Leader” in the MADP Magic Quadrant Report ›

Dave Shirk

The new 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms report was officially released this week, and we’re thrilled that Kony was named a Leader for the third year in a row.

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Updates to the Kony Mobility Platform, plus MobileFabric on the AWS Marketplace ›

Matt Trevathan

It’s been a busy year at Kony. In addition to being named a Leader in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant, we just launched some interesting functionality across our product lines, as well as announcing new ways to get your hands on Kony MobileFabric.

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Celebrating mobile freedom: MobileFabric comes to AWS Marketplace ›

Burley Kawasaki

In the next few months, countries around the world will celebrate their freedom. In the United States, we just finished the long July 4th holiday weekend, a time of fireworks, much eating and drinking, and overall merriment and celebration. France looks forward to Bastille Day next week, India’s Independence Day is coming up in August, and Mexico and Brazil celebrate in September. Each of these holidays comes with its own traditions, but they all have one thing in common: the recognition and celebration of independence, autonomy, and the ability to choose your own path.

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We love you, Europe: A report from Kony World Frankfurt ›

Kevin Corcoran

Last week, Kony hosted our Kony World event in Frankfurt, Germany. Kony World was the third event held in Europe last week and further demonstrated Kony’s intention and commitment to provide enterprise solutions across the region. The week’s highlight was Kony’s CEO, Thomas Hogan appearing on UK CNN and discussing the rise of mobility software and the need for enterprises to mobilize as fast as they can.

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Citrix and Kony accelerate business mobilization with the Kony Enterprise Mobility Platform and XenMobile ›

Dave Shirk

You’ve probably heard the saying “mobile is eating the world.” It’s also creating tremendous opportunities for enterprises today. Leading organizations across the globe are adopting mobility to drive transformation within their organization and competitive advantage in the market. In addition, we have seen many organizations successfully use mobility as a catalyst for business process innovation. Today, enterprise mobile apps are no longer a “nice to have.” It has now become a strategic imperative for businesses to effectively compete in this new mobile era.

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Podcast: What’s new in Kony Visualizer 2.0 (and why you should care) ›

Jean Kondo

Last month at Kony World in Orlando, industry analyst Dana Gardner interviewed our VP of Product Management, Ed Gross, on the subject of Kony Visualizer 2.0. Visualizer is our app design and development solution that helps designers and UX professionals work more closely with the business and development to produce amazing mobile experiences.

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Infographic: 5 must-haves for more efficient app development ›

Alena Bowen

Last fall, we ran a survey asking over 300 app designers and developers about their work. They told us what works, what doesn't, and what really gets in the way when it comes to designing and developing great mobile apps. You can read the full report here, or check out the infographic for a summary of what we learned: the 5 must-haves for more efficient app development.

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Forbes ranks Kony #1 in top 100 enterprise software start-ups ›

Dave Shirk

When I joined Kony a year ago, I strongly believed in the company’s vision, technology, and strategy. It's been fantastic to see all of those pieces grow, and watch the amazing things that our customers have done with them. Recently, several analysts and industry leaders have published reports and rankings that validate those beliefs as well.

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Podcast: Tips for building apps quickly and efficiently ›

Burley Kawasaki

In the last few months, several of us at Kony have had the pleasure of recording podcasts with IT analyst Dana Gardner for his Briefings Direct blog. I was lucky enough to go first, and Dana and I had a great conversation about the current state of enterprise mobility, how enterprises are building their mobile strategies, and more. Highlights of our conversation include:

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Ovum Research names Kony a Leader in MADP Decision Matrix ›

Jean Kondo

Ovum Research recently released a new report evaluating vendors in the mobile space, the Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform (MADP) Solution. We're thrilled to share that Kony was named a Market Leader with top scores in each of the assessed technology dimensions, including:

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Gigaom Infographic: Future-proofing your app development strategy ›

Alena Bowen

Gigaom Research recently published their "Sector Roadmap: cross-platform mobile development" report analyzing the market for mobile app development platforms (MADPs).

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Point/counterpoint: Why the Apple Watch won’t move the needle ›

Dipesh Mukerji

It used to be that an Apple announcement was the most anticipated event in a technology maven’s year, largely because no one knew exactly what was going to be announced. We all listened to Steve Jobs with baited breath and knew that the golden nugget that we were waiting for would come at the end. The words "but wait…there is one more thing" were the spark that would send people into applause and commotion at what Apple could possibly announce that we knew would immediately turn the world upside down yet again.

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Point/counterpoint: Why the Apple Watch will be a hit ›

Matt Trevathan

If you watched the Apple keynote yesterday, then you got a great view of the Apple Watch. While I’m definitely not one of the few who will buy the $10,000 version of the watch, I do believe it will be a success, largely due to one feature: Apple Pay. 

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Internet of Things networks: A new way to deliver and consume information ›

Matt Trevathan

The Internet of Things (IoT) is officially exploding. Its rapid growth brings with it the distinct possibility that the IoT will make our lives easier, but it may also overwhelm us with more information than we can handle. This overload could also cause us to just tune out. 

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Ten requirements for a successful mobile enterprise in 2015 ›

Rob O'Farrell

It's the new year. Two weeks of family, food, fun, and of course, relaxing our minds from a high-velocity 2014, especially in the world of enterprise mobility. Most of us have contemplated our personal new year’s resolutions, but how about one from a work perspective? If you have mobility as one of your top 3 initiatives, now is a good time to review the top 10 requirements for success.

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Fall Wave Spotlight: Ride the first wave that hits today! ›

Burley Kawasaki

Who says you have to wait two more weeks to open your holiday presents? This year, you get to unwrap a gift early! I’m pleased to announce that we have reached the launch date for the first part of our Fall Wave release of the Kony Mobility Platform. This encompasses our most exciting release yet and introduces many new innovations across multiple Kony products.
How can you learn more? Well, here are a few of suggestions.

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No mobile strategy? You’re not alone  ›

May Calceta

I’m in a session with 10 other CIOs and Kony’s Chief Mobile Officer, Sam Lakkundi, discussing the what and how of mobile strategies in the digital ecosystem. From an outsider looking in, I thought many CIOs would be ahead of the game in the mobile space, especially with the constant changes in technology that they have to keep up with. They’re supposed to already have a mobile strategy in place. That isn’t the case.

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Kony featured in Sunday Times article on mobile app surge ›

Justin Davis

Yesterday, Kony was spotlighted in an article published in the UK’s Sunday Times by Raconteur Media, a publishing house and content marketing agency. The article’s author, Jessica Twentyman, details a survey by pollsters Opinion Matters that cited a large blockage of apps for 85 percent of 228 application development managers at U.S. and UK companies.

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Fall Wave Spotlight: Kony Modeler and MobileFabric App services upgrades move at the speed of business ›

Bjorn Hildahl

Does the following scenario sound at all familiar? You’re at dinner with a potential customer when talk comes around to how you can help grow their business with your mobile application. Then, the potential customer shows you a cool new app that uses location based services, which would work perfectly in the application you’re trying to sell. If you had that feature, you would have had a deal. Later, you tell your team about this great feature and inquire how long it will take to get it implemented.

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Fall Wave Spotlight: Easily and expertly create native app designs with Kony Visualizer  ›

Ed Gross

Does your app look like a glorified web form? User experience suffers terribly from a poor app design. Bad feedback from users in your enterprise makes you look bad. With new apps in the pipeline, you must get user experience right the first time. As the saying goes, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. Kony Visualizer 2.0—our next generation app design and prototyping studio—comes out this December with updates that make creating native app designs even easier. Take a look for yourself.

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Fall Wave Spotlight: Kony Sync Server combines you and a successful mobile future ›

Steve Ware

Everyone knows that user experience is vital to the beneficial adoption of a mobile application. What’s equally important to set off on the right path is the efficient integration and synchronization of business data. Kony has always recognized the key role that integration plays. In fact, Kony’s experience across hundreds of customer implementations highlights that over 50 percent of the effort and risk to an enterprise mobile project is in the integration piece.

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Eight security issues to prepare for in mobile app development ›

Keith Katz

Thousands of new apps hit the market each week. At the same time, thousands of hackers work hard to tap into these apps to try to phish for user information or implant malware. That means app developers have to be vigilant about security to protect users. As an app developer, you need to know how to avoid the eight security issues most widely affecting users today.

Trusting Built-in Platform Security

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Fall Wave Spotlight: Kony MobileFabric's new features provide a stronger leg up ›

Matt Terry

Does trying to piece together various niche solutions that ultimately prove difficult to integrate and maintain give you and your customers a headache? Wouldn’t it be nice to have the perfect union of a mobile app development platform (MADP), mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS)? Do you want to answer yes to something that solves your problems instead of merely lists them? Then, you’ll be excited to see the powerful new features Kony has in store for MobileFabric in fall 2014.

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How secure are mobile payments? ›

Dipesh Mukerji

Today, you no longer have to pull out your wallet to buy a cup of coffee or give money to another person. Instead, all you need is your smart phone. Mobile payments are rapidly growing in popularity and expected to take over credit card payments in the next decade. However, the question remains, are they secure? The answer is yes, if you understand the technology behind mobile payment apps and the attached security concerns.

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Meet Kony mobile experts at the Dallas CIO Summit ›

May Calceta

You know that your business needs a mobile strategy. But how do you build one that’s realistic, innovative, doable today, and designed for the future? If you’re unsure and don’t know where to start, you’re not alone. Luckily, Kony can help you with that. Visit our booth at the Dallas CIO Summit on November 18, 2014 to meet our mobile experts onsite, such as Kony’s CMO Dave Shirk.

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Fall Wave Spotlight: Kony Management makes impressive improvements ›

Keith Katz

The end of 2014 is coming soon, and Kony plans to end the year with a bang. Across the board, the Kony product portfolio has radically expanded with new products and major game-changing updates to current industry leading products. Kony Management solution is no exception; the Kony fall release sees significant new product offerings and features for enterprise mobility management.

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Apple Pay and CurrentC fight for mobile payment market dominance ›

Matt Trevathan

The announcement by numerous vendors that they will discontinue use of Apple Pay, Apple’s payment option, shows just how the mobile payments landscape is on shifting sands. People use many different types of contactless payment systems and mobile payments today. So, the problem isn’t the technology, but a question of competition. From Coca Cola to Exxon, mobile banking and contactless payments have been attempted with some success.

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Fall Wave Spotlight: Top 5 features in our upcoming fall release ›

Burley Kawasaki

There are five points to a star.  We have five senses of perception.  There are five days in a work week.  Your hand has five fingers.  I could go on, but the point is that five is a magical number.  So with that in mind, the subject of this blog is the “Top 5” exciting new product innovations that are part of Kony’s fall release coming later this year. 

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Wearable Technology: The New Frontier for Enterprise App Development? ›

Matt Trevathan

Imagine that you're running late one morning. You rush into a coffee shop for your morning pick-me-up. Rather than hassle with your wallet, cash, or cards, you push a button on your watch and pay instantly for your coffee.

Picture a sales meeting where you walk in without notes, files, or a laptop. Instead, you wear glasses that instantly display your client's name, title, industry, last order placed, previous reviews, and the date of your last meeting.

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Dreamforce 2014: Report from the Super Bowl of tech ›

Bulent Cinarkaya

Last week I attended Dreamforce in San Francisco. This was my 9th Dreamforce, and it’s been getting bigger and better year after year. I worked at Salesforce for six years in the early days of the company, so it was great to see some of my friends from those days as well as soak up all of the great activities and ideas.

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6 ways to counteract low mobile app adoption ›

Dipesh Mukerji

According to one report from a mobile analytics firm, four-fifths of the 1.2 million apps in the Apple app store have had almost no downloads. It's a discouraging statistic for app developers. Creators of apps have to consider their audience: are they creating apps for a group of employees, consumers, or other businesses? Regardless of the answer, strategic tools exist that help ensure your app gains popularity through increased downloads and routine use. Here's a list of six ways to counteract low mobile app adoption.

Begin with internal testing and marketing

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ICYMI: Highlights from Kony's big Gartner Symposium announcements ›

Jean Kondo

What a week! The Kony team has had a wonderful time at Gartner Symposium Orlando, soaking up everything that's new and exciting in IT. That includes our own news, of course: a series of new offerings that we think will simply transform the mobile market. 

In case you missed it, we've broken down the details in the FAQ below. We hope you're as excited as we are, and as always, don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

What did Kony announce?

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Introducing Kony Modeler: App configuration and customization built just for the business ›

Amit Aghara

I am really excited about Kony’s latest announcement. Today, Kony embarks upon a new journey that speaks to a group of users that have, until now, been held hostage by IT. As of today, this group of users will be unleashed, liberated, and empowered to be in control of their own destiny.

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Findyourappmatch.com: The #1 site for meaningful developer-designer relationships ›

Jean Kondo

Say goodbye to brogrammers

Are you tired of collaborating with team members who just don’t “get” you? Sick of a design or development counterpart who’s more interested in building his Instagram following than building great apps? Fed up with the egos and silos that get in the way of awesome mobile experiences?

You’re not alone!

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Update on Shellshock vulnerability: What you need to know ›

Sri Ramanathan

Many of you may have heard about the “Shellshock” vulnerability that has recently been in the news. Due to an implementation bug with the bash (“Bourne-again” shell) program on many widely deployed variants of Unix, under some circumstances, user controlled input can be injected in command lines potentially opening up multiple threat vectors.

Some background information:

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Meet the new face of mobile app design: Introducing Kony Visualizer 2.0 ›

Ed Gross

Great apps put the user experience first. This fact is both intuitive, and proven; Never before have there been more apps in the commercial app stores as there are today, yet there is a 75% drop in app usage after the initial time an app is used. Clearly people are downloading apps, but three quarters of the time, the UX fails and the app returns to obscurity. Users expect great experiences, and if an app doesn't deliver, it doesn't matter what else it can do. That app, for that user, is done.

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The power of the hummingbird: How to boost your enterprise mobility strategy ›

Thomas Biskup QuinScape

Today's guest post comes from Dr. Thomas Biskup, CEO at QuinScape GmbH.

Developing software at enterprise scale has always been a major challenge. Mobility transforms the IT landscape with tremendous speed. IT resources and specialists are stretched to the limit trying to support a multitude of devices, hardware specifications and operating systems.

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Big screens and watches and payments, oh my: Analysis of Apple's big announcements ›

Dipesh Mukerji

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.

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CEO corner: Gartner Magic Quadrant recognizes Kony's vision and execution ›

Tom Hogan

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:

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Case study: Professional services company reduces app development time by 50-74% ›

Alena Bowen

Today's case study comes from a professional services firm that needed a solution to more effectively build both B2C (business-to-customer) and B2E (business-to-employee) mobile applications.

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How to use push notifications to their full potential ›

Matt Trevathan

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?

Ask for feedback

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