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Highlights from the Apple September Keynote ›

On September 12th in its keynote, Apple announced several exciting new hardware innovations and the dates for the upcoming General Availability(GA) of iOS 11, XCode 9, and WatchOS 4. Apple also released the Gold Master(GM) versions of these releases.

Here is a quick summary of the latest announcements and how these may affect your applications:

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Kony Mobilizing Causes Around the World ›

As I've mentioned previously, one of the things we take a lot of pride in here at Kony is the fact that all of us give back to our communities in one way or another. Recently, our mobilizers around the world have participated in multiple company-sponsored volunteer activities (not to mention individual activities that are near and dear to our hearts), and have had a blast helping others.

One of the Austin team's recent group activities was a volunteer event at the Central Texas Food Bank, helping to set up tables, serve food, break down boxes, and help others to their cars.

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Digibank Takes Indonesia by Storm ›

It’s a new era of banking.

digibank features imageBanks and credit unions are no longer boxed in as financial companies – they’re becoming tech companies. Digital banking – and the ability to deliver great banking experiences seamlessly across any customer touchpoint– is among the fastest drivers of new business for financial institutions.

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This Week in Mobile - September 8, 2017 ›

Well, we're past Labor Day weekend here in the U.S. and now the news is focused on Hurricane Irma, Amazon looking to build a second headquarters somewhere other than Seattle, and the beginning of football season. Just like the news has been focusing on a little bit of everything, so will today's This Week in Mobile. So kick back and enjoy, and if you're in the path of Irma or recovering from Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Low-code or love to code, but need omnichannel apps, where do you go? ›

As a developer, there is this constant dilemma of what kind of toolset/platform to use to build your mobile apps. Do I choose a low-code toolset/platform? If I do, what happens when I need control? If I choose a full stack development toolset/platform I would have control, but would not remain agile.

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Tomorrow’s Business Apps: Chatbots, Augmented Reality, and What Else? ›

What sounds futuristic today will be mainstream tomorrow

Today, new emerging technologies such as chatbots and augmented reality and speech-driven apps like those for Amazon Alexa and Google Home are quickly transitioning from bleeding edge to leading edge to mainstream. Tomorrow, there will be new devices, new interaction modes, and application platforms to explore… as well as new combinations of today’s emerging technologies.

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BIGcast - C-Suite Edition Interview with Tom Hogan and John Janclaes ›

Kony's Chairman and CEO, Tom Hogan, recently sat down for an in-depth interview with John Janclaes, President and CEO of Partners Federal Credit Union, for the BIGcast - CSuite Edition Podcast. Tom and John covered a lot of ground on topics such as the future of banking and leadership, so we'll be breaking the transcript up into two parts. That being said, if you would rather listen to the podcast, you can do that too.

Enjoy!

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This Week in Mobile - August 25, 2017 ›

With vacation season winding down and school starting back up, mobile news has admittedly been a little slow the past few weeks. In many parts of the U.S., though, kids are back in the classroom and we adults are putting our noses back to the grindstone. Here in Austin, TX (Kony's corporate headquarters), we're bracing for rain from Hurricane Harvey and keeping everyone down on the Texas coast in our thoughts.

That being said, let's dive into This Week in Mobile. And maybe keep an umbrella handy.

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8 App Security Issues You Need to Know About ›

Over 1,000 apps are released every day, and hackers have taken notice. No matter what your role in your business’ app development strategy is, you need to know what the most common security issues are—and how to avoid them.

Mobile security entails many of the challenges that encompass rapid development, multiple integrations, and users that operate typically outside of traditional enterprise IT controls and boundaries.

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Kony Helps Loop Develop New Medical Messaging Application ›

If you've ever waited for a loved one through a surgical procedure, or gone through a surgical procedure yourself, you know that the waiting can be, well, less than pleasant. Surgery days can be anxiety-inducing, and friends and family often feel like they're completely out of the loop as to what's going on with their loved one. Is he still in pre-op? Has she been taken back to the OR yet? How much time is left?

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Meet a Mobilizer - Kapil Malhotra ›

For this month's Meet a Mobilizer interview, I reached out to our Senior Vice President at Kony Labs, Kapil Malhotra. Based in our Hyderabad, India office, Kapil leads a team of over 100 people on the product side, and is an integral part of Kony's success.

1. What is your role and how long have you worked with Kony?

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This Week in Mobile: July 28, 2017 ›

With the FDA's announcement yesterday regarding their pre-certification program, I figured this week would be a good one to focus on all things digital health. So if you're trying to figure out what digital health means, or if you're looking for info to help you on your digital health journey, kick back and check out this week's This Week in Mobile (Digital Health Edition).

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Infographic: The App Dilemma ›

More businesses are realizing the importance of mobile apps, but are discovering deploying and managing apps in their business is not as easy as they had thought. To gauge the state of apps in the enterprise, we recently partnered with Wakefield Research to conduct a global survey of more than 1,000 line-of-business executives, Their answers revealed that the majority of respondents are still unsatisfied with the apps they have due to challenges around user experience, cost, and ongoing maintenance.

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This Week in Mobile: July 21, 2017 ›

It's the middle of July and lots of folks are on vacation. That also means the mobile world is moving at a slightly slower pace than usual (not that it isn't still fast, it's just a little less fast). In light of that fact, this week's This Week in Mobile is all about digital transformation. Yes, it's a buzzword. But it's also a very real thing that's happening in businesses across the world, and no industry is immune. Here's what you need to know about digital transformation.

Enjoy!

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Kony Mobilizing Causes ›

Here at Kony, one of the things we strive to do is give back to our communities. Employees are encouraged to take a day to do volunteer work, donate to causes they believe in, and more. We also have Kony-sponsored volunteer/donation activities that are group rather than individual efforts.

Last week several of our Mobilizers participated in a couple of different volunteer activities and gave back to the Austin community.

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Meet a Mobilizer - Bill Bodin ›

In our first Meet a Mobilizer, we introduced you to Wayne McCulloch, EVP & Chief Customer Officer. For our second installment, we had the opportunity to sit down with Kony's Chief Technical Officer Bill Bodin. Take a moment to meet Bill and learn how he not only helps our customers succeed, but also what he thinks the Next Big Thing in mobile and digital technology will be.

 

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This Week in Mobile - June 30, 2017 ›

Here in the U.S. many folks are heading into a long holiday weekend and counting down the hours until the end of the work week. To help you in your Friday afternoon winding down efforts, here's a roundup of mobile and app news from the past week. Oh, and ICYMI, yesterday, June 29, marked the ten-year anniversary of the release of the iPhone, so expect at least a few links reflecting on the device that changed many lives.

Enjoy, and have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend!

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Kony German App Playground: A Look Back ›

German AppPlayground participantsWe’re packed – a room full of people all ready to get started to develop their first mobile app. Excitement in the room, all open-minded people well prepared to be able to deliver an app prototype. An app to take back to their business. No wire framing today but developing an app from scratch with a real native experience.

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News from Kony: WWDC and Google I/O ›

Earlier this month we saw several key announcements at WWDC 2017 by Apple for iOS11 and other Apple advanced technologies. This follows earlier announcements by Google about the Android “O” OS release, so we wanted to share a summary of the recent key news you should be aware of, along with the approach and timing for Kony to provide compatibility and support via our Kony OS update program

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This Week in Mobile - June 23, 2017 ›

Even though summer vacation season is in full swing here in the States, the world of mobile and apps hasn’t gone on vacation. So, kick back with a cold drink and catch up on everything you might have missed over the past couple of weeks in mobile and apps.

Enjoy!

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Customer Video: Localiza ›

Localiza, based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is the largest rental car company in South America. With over four million rental car customers and nearly 1,000 fleet management clients, its network of 579 car rental branches spans the continent with operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Four key divisions make up Localiza: Rent-a-Car, Fleet Management, Retail Car Sales, and Franchising.

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Kony included in first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service report ›

According to Gartner, “High-productivity, or rapid application development and deployment, platform technology in the cloud is growing swiftly as enterprise IT increasingly exploits cloud-based tooling with reduced skill requirements.”*  In fact, it’s growing so rapidly that Gartner has released its first-ever Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (hpaPaaS) report.

We’re excited to have been included in this initial Magic Quadrant focusing on a rapidly growing space.

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This Week in Mobile - June 2, 2017 ›

As companies continue to feel the effects of WannaCry, security is a hot topic these days. Oh, and there’s this little thing called WWDC that kicks off on Monday…

Catch up on what you missed in the world of mobile and apps over the past week.

Enjoy!

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Need More Technical Content? ›

We like to use this space to talk about ideas, whether those ideas are use-cases or what we think the future of mobile looks like. But sometimes, though, you want or need more technical content.

Good news--we've also got that covered.

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Every month we send out a Tech Talk newsletter, in which we focus on one specific (and technical) subject, like:

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Build Apps at Scale ›

As the use of mobile devices and apps grows, so does the internal and external demand for businesses to expand their mobile app portfolios. At first glance, the idea seems like a costly and difficult—if not almost impossible—task.

The good news? It doesn’t have to be costly or difficult at all, and it is entirely possible to create killer mobile apps that make customers and the C-suite happy by taking a manufacturing-like approach.

To support a rapid app development process, four things are required:

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This Week in Mobile - May 19, 2017 ›

This week was a busy, busy one in the world of mobile, apps, and digital technology. From WannaCry to Google I/O to Global Accessibility Awareness Day, there’s a lot of information out there this week. So kick back on a Friday afternoon and catch up on everything you might have missed over the past week.

Enjoy!

Digital Marketing

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On-demand Webinar - Measuring Up ›

We recently teamed up with Forrester Research's Michael Facemire to bring you Measuring Up: Your 2017 Guide to Enterprise App Development Platforms. In it, Facemire and Kony's own Burley Kawasaki discussed three key things you need in an Enterprise App Development Platform in order to be successful:

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This Week in Mobile - May 12, 2017 ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend.

Enjoy!

Retail Banking and Financial Services

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The Third Wave of Digital Innovation – On-demand Webinar ›

New, innovative technologies are being introduced at a furious pace; in just the past few years alone the number of IoT devices has exploded. Next-gen technologies go beyond IoT, though, and include things like chatbots, image recognition, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence, all of which have amazing promise to revolutionize not just mobile but day-to-day life—and your business.

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This Week in Mobile - May 5, 2017 ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend (since today is Cinco de Mayo, we suggest kicking back with a margarita while checking out this week's blog).

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Your 2 Cents Are Valuable ›

It’s easy to spend too much time talking to yourself in the software business. Fortunately, this isn’t a sign of mental illness, but the fact is that it’s much easier to talk to people who already think the way you do about an issue—coworkers, existing customers, and partners—than it is to talk to people who will give you new perspectives on a topic.

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Do European banks need to reassess mobile banking? ›

According to Forrester’s 2016 Global Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark banks have broadly succeeded at enabling customers to manage transactions. However, within the same report, Forrester points out, too, that one key area that requires development is banks’ capabilities to deliver additional value-added services to customers.

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This Week in Mobile - April 28, 2017 ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend.

Enjoy!

Digital and Mobile Marketing

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Infographic: 5 Steps to Planning Your Mobile App ›

When planning your app’s development, investing a little time in the upfront process can help you create a more comprehensive, useful, and innovative app.

So what exactly needs to be considered in the planning stage?

Check out Kony’s 5 Steps to Planning Your Mobile App and take your app from idea to reality.

5 steps to planning your mobile app infographic

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This Week in Mobile ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We'll do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend.

Enjoy!

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