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August 19, 2014

If you live and breathe mobile technology like we do at Kony, you are no doubt familiar with the fact that we live in a world of acronyms. The alphabet soup runs the gamut from the over-used cloud-based “aaS” (standing for as-a-service) to “API” (application programming interface) to entire industries within technology such as “MADP” (mobile application development platform). Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simpler approach, where you didn’t have to sort through the confusing range of choices and numerous, disparate technologies for building applications?

August 1, 2014

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.

July 23, 2014

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.

July 17, 2014

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?

July 11, 2014

In the fast-paced applications developed today, response time is a very critical factor. To improve the turn-around time for data that seldom changes, Kony supports the concept of application caching.

July 1, 2014

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.

June 23, 2014

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. It is recommended that the public certificate be bundled during development so that the first encounter for the client itself is trusted without the risk of an attacker tainting the pin.

June 12, 2014

If we could sum up this topic in just three words, it would be these: Coding isn’t enough.

June 10, 2014

In this week’s case study, a large enterprise transportation services company faced many of the challenges frequently seen by organizations tackling mobility: App development was taking too long, maintaining apps cost too much, and the cost for developing for multiple channels was too high.