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App development should be democratized ›

What people tend to enjoy most about a good mobile app is its simplicity—it does a few important things very well.

So why do we let ourselves get bogged down in complexity, rather than turning simple ideas into working business apps? With a little encouragement, most employees could brainstorm dozens of ideas for apps that would make their lives easier and the workplace more efficient.

Certainly, many entrepreneurs have great ideas for apps but no idea how to create them. All that is required to unleash those ideas is the reassurance that they are achievable.

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Kony/AWS Hack Day: Drones, Dots and a Sushi Spot ›

Kony is super excited to team up with AWS for another AWS Hack Day on Thursday, June 9, at the AWS Pop-Up Loft in San Francisco. Rather than learning the nuts and bolts of mobile app development and data integration one-by-one, you will get hands-on on our new Kony WYSIWYM (what you see is what you mobilize) development environment and create a functional cross-channel (desktop/mobile/wearable) app--connecting to backend systems--up to 50% faster.

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Sapphire Now + ASUG Annual Conference ›

Kony will be at Sapphire Now, will you?

Next week is Sapphire Now, the world’s largest global technology event, and Kony will be there. Stop by our booth (#1089) for demos of all of our new product releases, including our brand new field services app. We’ll also have giveaways, Kony experts, and leaders in the mobile technology space.

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State of IoT Security - Q&A ›

IoT Security is a huge topic these days, and one that's becoming increasingly important as we become more and more connected to our devices. But how do you make sure all those connections are secure? I recently sat down with Aaron Bryson, Kony's Chief Security Architect and Product Security Manager, and asked him a few questions about IoT Security.

Q: How big of a problem will a lack of security with IoT devices be?

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Mobile Innovation beyond April Fool’s Day ›

No surprise, that you should beware of beliving in news that breaks on April 1st. While I had to play along with everything from my 8 year old daughter (who did, conservatively, 10+ pranks on me during the day, all pretty harmless) to a colleague abandoning a promising IT career in favor of something completely different (not to disregard the art and profession of breakdancing, which he chose, in any way), some news related to how enterprises considered innovating, oftentimes related to either using or not using mobile technologies.

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10 tips for creating secure mobile apps ›

Everyone is using mobile these days, from the registration form at your doctor’s office to the cable technician in the field to the mom and pop shop at the farmer’s market. While mobile has definitely opened up a world of possibilities for large and small businesses alike, it’s also opened those businesses up to increased security threats.

Fun fact: Gartner predicts that by 2017, 75% of mobile security breaches will be because of app misconfiguration.

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Kony/AWS Hackathon: Drones, Dots and a Sushi Spot ›

Kony is super excited to team up with AWS for an AWS Hack Day on Wednesday, March 23, at the AWS Pop-Up Loft in San Francisco. Rather than learning the nuts and bolts of mobile app development and data integration one-by-one, you will get hands-on on our new Kony WYSIWYM (what you see is what you mobilize) development environment and create a functional cross-channel (desktop/mobile/wearable) app--connecting to backend systems--up to 50% faster.

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5 Quick Tips on Jumping into an IoT Project ›

I compiled a short list of five tips to help you jump into the IoT world. If your company is thinking about starting an IoT Project, here are a few considerations to help get you started.

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Join Kony at Developer Week 2016 ›

DeveloperWeek 2016 is San Francisco’s largest one-week tech event with over 60 events including the 2016 Conference and Expo, Hackathon, Hiring Mixer, and dozens of other city-wide partner events. It’s a great opportunity to explore all new dev technologies, with conferences and workshops ranging from intro level to advanced, on topics such as HTML 5, Python, Javascript, Robotics, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Mobile.

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Is there a "One Technology to Rule them All" in Enterprise Mobility? ›

Did you ever consider the built-in paradox of "Enterprise Mobility"? On one hand, mobile apps and mobile technologies are changing at an increasingly rapid speed, while on the other hand enterprises require technology that supports their needs for stability, security, scalability, governance.

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Kony in Gartner Symposium 2015 Barcelona ›

This year for Gartner Symposium 2015 in Barcelona, Spain we will be at Booth #919 showing custom demos of all of our mobility solutions. After watching the demos make sure to enter in the drawing for an Apple watch. This year, Kony will be showcasing

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Kony's Involvement in Gartner Symposium 2015  ›

This year for Gartner Symposium 2015 in Orlando, FL we will be at Booth #322 showing custom demos of all of our mobility solutions. After watching the demos make sure to enter in the drawing for an Apple watch. This year, Kony is focused on 3 key initiatives for our demo:

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Kony MobileFabric Emerges as a “Leader” with the Highest Overall Score for Strength of Offerings in New Forrester Research Report ›

At Kony, we’ve worked hard to not only keep up with mobile technology and trends, but to help drive them. That’s one of the reasons that we’re thrilled with the recognition by Forrester Research of Kony’s leadership in the Forrester Wave for Mobile Infrastructure Services report that was just released.  Not only was Kony named a “Leader”, but Kony MobileFabric also received the highest overall ranking for strength of current offerings scoring higher than IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. Very excited to drive mobile innovation for our customers and proud of our entire product team!

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7 best practices for securing your IoT devices ›

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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Celebrating mobile freedom: MobileFabric comes to AWS Marketplace ›

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 ›

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 ›

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) ›

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 ›

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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Podcast: Tips for building apps quickly and efficiently ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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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Infographic: Tips To Thrive In The UX Tsunami With Agile Thinking ›

Have you ever been in a meeting where a flurry of new UX requirements are dropped on your team that’s already struggling to meet deadlines? I’ve always waited for a project manager to say, “Change is good”, just to see a few developers sent flying over the edge. The key to dealing effectively with unsatisfied stakeholders and removing any confusion in dialog from developers trying to interpret designers’ choices is agility, specifically thinking agile when it comes to UX.

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Ten requirements for a successful mobile enterprise in 2015 ›

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! ›

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  ›

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 ›

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 ›

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  ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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? ›

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 ›

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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