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Deciding on mobile app features and functions – part 1: who uses what?

September 7, 2017

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It is commonly understood that mobile apps should have a clear focus and designed for that particular task.  I wanted to say single task,  but some require the ability to support more than this. Apple are very good at making this distinction,  so for example the email is separate from the calendar, which is seprate from messaging, calls […]

UX evolution as the user’s skills and needs improve over time.

September 1, 2017

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I’ve been thinking about the use of AI in apps and web sites. Currently there is a lot of effort going into the data science aspects, using AI to make sense, at a human scale, of the huge volumes of data. Separately there is a strong movement towards conversational interfaces where the AI is processing […]

Data: Mobile 6 – PC 1

November 25, 2015

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Over the years there has been a switch of internet traffic from PC to Mobile,  and this has been combined with massive growth,  but have you seen how much. Ericsson’s report this year shows just how incredible this growth has been with the following graph. So what are you going to do with all that data, […]

Mobile Enterprise Architecture thoughts from an expert at IBM

December 9, 2014

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Listening to the architect of many IBM mobile applications, explain his reference architecture, he made some very interesting points, Now it must be said that they were made because the IBM products help fix them, and so I thought I should point that out. Of course many of the solutions can be non-IBM too! Firstly […]

Mobile app / web responsiveness

March 20, 2014

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In short: Ensure your apps react quickly (sub 1 second), and tell the user when delays are expected, because with a flaky mobile connection these delays can happen more often than you’d like. For many years at the birth of the internet there was a lot of effort in making web pages load fast over […]

Characteristics for Mobile API Services

October 10, 2013

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For the last few years APIs have become more and more important for business, often they become either a source of revenue, or central to success when use by third parties is the key driver.  However when making APIs for mobile it is necessary to consider some characteristics that will make the difference between success […]

Bluetooth Low Energy and indoor connectivity

September 19, 2013

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I am mentioning this because Apple has added support for Buetooth Low Energy (BLE) and called it iBeacon If you google this you’ll see lots of good articles about what BLE and iBeacon are so I’ll just be brief. Bluetooth low energy is what it sounds like,  a form of bluetooth that does not consume much radio energy, and as a […]