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Instant Apps and discovery

January 30, 2017

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Stories are going around about the fact that instant apps are finally starting to see the light of day.  But what are they and why should you care ? Firstly you should care because it should make a lot of actions we do on our devices much smoother and better.  For example you want to […]

Are Mobile Payments stalling ?

December 7, 2015

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and of course, will they take off again anytime soon. Reports are coming on on the use of mobile payments over black , and the one everyone is quoting is InfoScout’s which shows that Apple Pay’s use on the day went down to half what it was last year, and was only used 2 in 100 […]

Ubuntu Mobile – gaining traction ? 

April 1, 2015

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well lets hope so. I saw the devices at Mobile World Congress, and I was impressed,  ot was by far the best of the “other” mobile operating systems. Jolla’s Sailfish was ok,  but amaterish,  Firefox was just too slow,  I mean unusably, horribly slow (and too round), but Ubuntu was familiar, quick, easy to work […]

Tangible benefits from mobile investments.

December 9, 2014

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here is an important graph from this years “The Global State of Enterprise Mobility 2014/15” from EME that is based on a collection of data from many companies around the world (including an IBM Exec, for full disclosure) So where is mobile working, how do you realise the benefits. When you’re considering investing in mobile, and […]

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 […]

waterproofing – taking your mobile for a swim, or not as the case may be

April 4, 2014

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We’ve all done it,   or seen it happen,  a phone, a drink, a careless swipe of the arms and tragedy ensues. Something like a third of accidents that kill phones are due to water damage. So is waterproofing worthwhile. Well the Galaxy S5, the Sony’s they are not waterproof,  only water resistant.  you cannot leave them […]

m-Tickets for trains, at last some movement, but more to be done

March 25, 2014

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I saw yesterday (24th March) that First Capital Connect have started supporting mobile tickets. you can see a capture of their tweet from yesterday. I am glad that this is happening,  and it would appear to be a lot like the airline’s model: That is the “ticket” ends up being a QR code read by the entry gates at the […]