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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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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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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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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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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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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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Introducing Visualizer 7.3 ›

We are incredibly excited to announce the release of Visualizer® 7.3, which introduces new features that give developers and designers even more tools to create amazing mobile apps.

The updates we’re most excited to share with you are the addition of Kony Reference Architecture, App Extensions, and Visualizer availability on the AWS Marketplace.

What this means for you:

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Rentokil Initial and Kony host a joint hackathon ›

Kony hackathonKony recently held an App Playground event--also known as a hackathon--with Rentokil Initial, a pest control and hygiene company based in the UK, during which we worked with their team to develop a functioning mobile app. Rentokil employees split up into three teams, and each created a different mobile app using Kony Visualizer®.

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Kony Named a Mobile Low-Code Leader by Forrester ›

As the demand by businesses for mobile apps grows, so does the need for tools that allow people of all skill levels to create well-designed, usable mobile apps. The market for low-code mobile development platforms is growing because of this need, and those tools must not only support a variety of workloads, but a variety of skills levels as well.

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Kony Visualizer: now with pre-integrated support for the AWS Mobile Services ›

A couple of weeks ago we announced the launch of Kony Visualizer® 7.2, along with the new omni-channel Kony Nitro™ engine.

Today, we’re even more excited to announced that in partnership with Amazon we have added the new ability to allow Kony Visualizer to rapidly build mobile apps backed by AWS. 

So what does this mean for you?

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Introducing Kony Nitro ›

With our Kony Mobility Platform 7.2 release, we have introduced many new and exciting capabilities to both Kony Visualizer® and Kony MobileFabric®, such as support for web and open source technologies (e.g. Cordova, Angular, Node.js), direct access to Native APIs from JavaScript, automatic back-end storage objects, and much more. Among the new features we’re most excited about, though, is the introduction of the Kony Nitro™ Engine, which will enable mobile app developers to deliver apps with uncompromised speed, agility control, and richer user experiences.

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Introducing Visualizer 7.1 ›

Today we are excited to announce the release of Kony Visualizer 7.1. This critical product update improves upon the release of the award-winning Visualizer 7.0 from earlier this year, providing developers and designers with even more tools than before.

The updates we’re most excited to share with you are Watch OS2 Support, App Preview Enhancements, and Productivity Enhancements.

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Committed to Lead and Innovate ›

In case you missed it last week, Kony has been named a Leader in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP).

As the largest independent MADP provider, Kony has been recognized for our continued focus on innovation, leadership, and strong execution globally, with significant advancements in both our Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

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Kony again named a leader in mobile application development platforms by Gartner ›

June 15, marked an exciting milestone at Kony. Gartner published its annual 2016 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms, and Kony was named a Leader for the fourth year in a row.

We believe 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 valued partners and customers. Some of the key achievements from the past year that we think contributed to our success include:

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

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

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

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

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

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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3 crucial considerations for cross-platform app design ›

Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way designers are expected to approach mobile app design. At one time just having an app, regardless of usability or design layout, was enough to differentiate a company from the competition. Little, if any, consideration needed to be given to how that app would perform across multiple devices and on multiple operating systems.

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Kony Launches Next Generation Cloud-Based Mobile and Multi-Channel Experience Suite ›

This is a big week for Kony. On October 8, at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, FL, we announced the launch of our new Kony Multi-Channel Experience Cloud. An end-to-end suite of products and cloud-based services that empowers organizations to quickly deliver multi-channel app experiences, the Kony Multi-Channel Experience Cloud will change the way that enterprises address mobility.

What makes it so powerful?

Unparalleled integration

The Kony Multi-Channel Experience Cloud consists of five components:

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