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

Matt Trevathan

By Matt Trevathan, Dir. of Product Management

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

By Bulent Cinarkaya, VP, Product Management

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

By Dipesh Mukerji, Sr. Director, Product Strategy and Marketing

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

By Jean Kondo, VP, Corporate Communications

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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Update on Shellshock vulnerability: What you need to know ›

Sri Ramanathan

By Sri Ramanathan, Chief Technology Officer

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

By Ed Gross, Vice President, Product Management

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

By Thomas Biskup, CEO, QuinScape GmbH

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

By Dipesh Mukerji, Sr. Director, Product Strategy and Marketing

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

By Tom Hogan, Chief Executive Officer

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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How to use push notifications to their full potential ›

Matt Trevathan

By Matt Trevathan, Dir. of Product Management

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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Tips and tricks: Developing desktop kiosk apps with Kony ›

Faizan Khalidi

By Faizan Khalidi, Sr. Technical Lead

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

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Infographic: Secrets of enterprise mobility success ›

Dave Shirk

By Dave Shirk, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

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?

 

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Infographic: Enterprise mobility in the UK ›

Julia Mansell

By Julia Mansell

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.

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8 factors that affect mobile app development pricing ›

Amit Aghara

By Amit Aghara, VP, Product Management

Mobile apps are powerful drivers of traffic, increasing advertising, sales, and growth. A recent study by Harvard Business School shows that Americans spend over three hours per day on mobile devices, and purchases from mobile devices are up 18 percent in the last year alone. This trend shows no signs of slowing; businesses are smart to harness the growth potential of mobile apps.

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The rise of contextual mobility ›

Vijai Shankar

By Vijai Shankar, Director, Product Marketing

At this point in the game, it's clear that mobile is the future. It's outpacing PCs by leaps and bounds, and will be the primary form of accessing the Internet, performing tasks, and acquiring information moving forward.  This means that the questions is no longer "Why Mobile?" Businesses now need to ask how exactly mobile can help meet their objectives, and how they should best evolve their mobile systems.

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How to prepare for the Internet of Things ›

Dipesh Mukerji

By Dipesh Mukerji, Sr. Director, Product Strategy and Marketing

By now you've probably heard that the "next platform" is to be known as the "Internet of Things" (IoT): A boundless utopia of delectable interconnected devices constantly absorbing and oozing out information at a mind-boggling rate that will only serve the single purpose of making our lives better. How can anything go wrong?

Everything that you've heard is absolutely true and also completely inaccurate.

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NFC at Disney: Is this the best wearable yet? ›

Matt Trevathan

By Matt Trevathan, Dir. of Product Management

Businesses from banks to retailers to wireless device providers like Samsung have been working for years to figure out how to incorporate near field communication (NFC) into their products.  Many experts have looked to see when Apple would adopt NFC in their devices as a key indicator that NFC was going mainstream.  Merchants and banks have tried to imbed NFC chips in our credit cards to create contactless payments where we wave our card at a machine and it magically debits the consumer.

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Developers wanted: How the Internet of Things will impact the development ecosystem ›

Vijai Shankar

By Vijai Shankar, Director, Product Marketing

There has been a lot of buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) lately, starting with Google's purchase of Nest and including Facebook’s purchase of Oculus, Apple’s Carplay/Smart watch, and more. These companies are at the leading edge of a growing phenomenon. Various research has predicted that there will be nearly 50 billion devices by 2020 with a business value close to $1T.

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Top 9 takeaways for enterprises from Google I/O ›

Burley Kawasaki

By Burley Kawasaki, SVP, Products

This past week at their annual I/O conference, Google made a significant number of announcements that impact the mobile community.  These spanned everything from the next version of their phone OS (“Android L”) to sweeping updates on all parts of the Android ecosystem, including phone, tablet, wearables, TV, auto, and more.

So what’s Kony’s take on these announcements? 

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Meet the Kony Customer Success Team: Who we are, what we do, and why we're here ›

Sam Lakkundi

By Sam Lakkundi, Chief Customer Officer

Great technology is meaningless without the visionaries who turn bits and bytes into real business results. At Kony, we know that these innovators - our customers - are our biggest asset. That’s why we’ve created a new team dedicated 100% to their success.

The Kony Customer Success team has two primary goals:

  • Be our customers’ on-the-ground resource for getting things done
  • Guarantee our customers’ satisfaction and success

Who we are

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Tips and tricks: SSL pinning in Android using Kony ›

Prateek Srivastava

By Prateek Srivastava, Sr. Technical Lead

Secure channels are critical when users are accessing information from mobile devices, but there are multiple environmental issues that make it difficult to be certain of the identity of the remote host. SSL Pinning is the process of associating an SSL certificate with a remote host, and addresses these challenges.

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Is Swift a game changer for mobile app development? ›

Dipesh Mukerji

By Dipesh Mukerji, Sr. Director, Product Strategy and Marketing

WWDC always manages to get the Appleites excited about almost anything announced. These announcements typically do not include hardware changes, but almost always presage software changes particular to Macs and iOS. Every single feature tends to be analyzed with a fine tooth comb… many of which seem over-hyped.

This year, however, an announcement was made that was completely unexpected. It didn't get much attention, but for the development community, it’s big: There is a new development language for iOS phones and tablets. It’s called Swift. 

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Gartner Customer 360 Summit Top 10 Tweets - Day 2 ›

Junie Dinda

By Junie Dinda, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Kony

The second day of the Gartner 360 Summit was comparable to intellectual aerobics. Many of the speaker presentations were both absolutely captivating, and deeply thought provoking. It was very refreshing to hear about the eccentric conditions that innovation can stem from.

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The rise of mobile backend-as-a-service: Why MBaaS is the developer's new best friend ›

Dipesh Mukerji

By Dipesh Mukerji, Sr. Director, Product Strategy and Marketing

The pro football hall of famer head coach Bill Parcells once famously said upon leaving the New England Patriots, "They want you to cook the dinner; at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries."  Not long ago, mobile application development wasn't much different. Developers were the chefs of mobile app creation but hardly had a choice of the development tools they could use to build them.

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Innovator Series: A major bank goes multi-channel ›

Michele Floriani

By Michele Floriani, VP, Digital Marketing

The next report in our Kony Innovator series features the CIO for Channel Strategies at a non-US retail bank, and highlights the familiar path along a multi-channel journey. As part of its branding and corporate culture, the bank seeks to maintain its leadership as a technology trendsetter. To do this, it developed and launched its first mobile banking app for iPhones shortly after Apple began the countrywide iPhone roll out.

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Case study: Regions Bank builds B2C apps more quickly and efficiently ›

Alena Bowen

By Alena Bowen, Sr. Manager, Marketing Content Strategy

This week's case study comes from Regions Financial Corporation, a U.S. bank and financial services company based in Birmingham, Alabama. Regions faced a variety of challenges implementing its mobile strategy, including the cost of development and maintenance for multiple channels, scalability, and meeting its customers' needs for an excellent user experience.

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Mobility and healthcare: A natural fit ›

Vijai Shankar

By Vijai Shankar, Director, Product Marketing

The significant growth of mobility, the growing, global emphasis in the healthcare industry to cut costs and improve patient outcomes, and the rising demand for quality care all play a role in the huge potential for mobile solutions provided by healthcare payers and providers. This revolution has already begun. Physicians globally and especially in the U.S. are recommending mobile health apps to patients.

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The Internet of Things: why businesses should care, and how to prepare ›

Dipesh Mukerji

By Dipesh Mukerji, Sr. Director, Product Strategy and Marketing

Google’s purchase of Nest, Facebook’s recent acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus, Apple’s CarPlay – these are just a few headliners that are reinforcing the reality of the Internet of Things (IoT). But what does “Internet of Things” even mean, and why should we care, as both consumers and businesses?

The Internet of Things: a definition and an equation

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Rethinking what's possible for an experience-first world ›

Dave Shirk

By Dave Shirk, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

By now, it’s universally accepted among CIOs that enterprise mobility is critical for their success, both near- and long-term. Mobility has been a top technology priority for CIOs for several years, right next to cloud, big data, and security strategies. And yet we’ve only begun to realize the full potential of the mobile enterprise that puts experience and engagement first.

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