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Edge Applications in the Core network – saving us all money?

March 19, 2013

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IBM and NSN have announced that they are putting app servers at the edge of the telco networks,  so what does this mean ? This is a good thing: We are all using our phones and tablets more, and thus there is an ever increasing volume of data being handled over the mobile networks. This is a […]

MAM, MDM or MEAP – which mobile app platform is right for your org?

March 11, 2013

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Here is a really simple flow to choose the level of platform you require. See an earlier post that describes what these platforms are. I have made some assumptions,  in order to keep this as simple as possible,  because once you start covering all the bases then it becomes unwieldy. I assume: The BYOD devices […]

Mobile platforms – MAM, MEAP and MDM – a beginners guide

March 11, 2013

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As business become more and more reliant on Mobile apps then there is a need for firms to manage and control these apps and their usage. To that end there is are suite of new types of platform entering the market for mobile solutions, and while some have been around for a while they are starting to […]

When should an enterprise app become a mobile app ?

January 16, 2013

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 There’s gold in them thar hills ! Right now businesses of all shapes and sizes are rushing to create mobile apps.  This begs the question when should an app be mobile ?  or at least to have a mobile part to it.  What is gold and what is iron pyrites ? well here is an […]

Architectural strategies for an API consumed by mobile apps / browsers

January 16, 2013

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If you are going to provide an API that will be consumed by Mobile devices (apps, browsers etc) then here are a few things to consider, mostly these are simply logical functional requirements.  It assumes that you are looking for an efficient API, that it will be accessed through a service gateway, and not directly from the […]

Smartphone Functions

January 13, 2013

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Here is a mindmap of what a smartphone can do. will update as more things come to mind,  do you think I’ve missed anything ? and look at the number of radios.  quite a few.

how to decide if you should build mobile web, native app or hybrid app

January 12, 2013

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  So are you wondering how to decide which type of app you should build,  or is your client ? I saw this decision tree in a piece of work (for which I have no names,  so cannot attribute properly,  if this is yours please do tell so I can put your name in lights. […]

API Architecture for Mobile Usage

January 3, 2013

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  Often when designing an API it can be a bit of a “make it up as you go along” or to just follow the same old patterns from the usual integration cook books. However with access from external mobile devices you need to consider some extra things so here are a few  for you […]