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

September 7, 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

A Use case for efficient file uploads

September 18, 2013


Someone pointed out to me today that video is the future of 4G,  quoting that at least 40% of traffic over 4G will be video,  but that also videos taken by devices are gaining in popularity, and size.  Well vine and the like aside that is.  It is quite possible to have videos be hundred […]

API Platform : a reference Architecture, including mobile APIs

July 25, 2013


APIs APIs have become an important part of business’ strategy, and it’s product mix. So what are they and why should I care Well firstly they are a way to provide software services to selected partners, or the whole world,  as you see fit. Typically each API performs a single action (give the details of […]

Managing the apps your enterprise uses – Mobile Iron

May 15, 2013


as you may know I work for IBM,  and we have an aliance with Mobile Iron so we can provide our clients with their software.  It is a platform that will look after the devices your employees use, the enterprise apps that run on them and the data used by those apps. So if your […]