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Hybrid vs Native Development

Hybrid vs Native Development

There is a war of words in the development community when it comes to the core approach to mobile app development: use cross platform hybrid development or use native languages.

Cross Platform Apps with Hybrid or Native Development

Cross Platform Apps with Hybrid or Native Development

There is a strong argument for both.

Hybrid Development

The approach to Hybrid Development is to work with HTML5 container technologies (HTML, JavaScript and CSS) such…

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Getting Started with PhoneGap / Apache Cordova

Getting Started with PhoneGap / Apache Cordova

Apache Cordova is the open source version of PhoneGap. The following video takes you through the steps of installing Cordova and building your first iOS app on your Mac. Most of steps will also work for installing Cordova on a Windows Machine – but you will not be able to build an iOS app (that’s a Mac on thing).

In the video I use…

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Business First, Mobile Second Strategy

Business First, Mobile Second Strategy

The path to defining a digital strategy begins with understanding the needs of your organization, your future vision, and how mobile and digital solutions can increase value to you, your partners and other key stakeholders. When you have a full understanding of your business landscape, you can start to develop a mobile and digital roadmap that not only defines hardware requirements (smartphones…

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Digital Strategy and it’s four different approaches - Technical, Engagement, Sales & Workforce

Digital Strategy and it’s four different approaches – Technical, Engagement, Sales & Workforce

Digital Strategy is something we are all thinking about. Our worlds are tightly connected with technology – from smartphones, tablets, PC, Smart TVs, wearable devices and connected vehicles – and our highly connected world is providing opportunities to deliver new ways to service our customers. So, let’s build a digital strategy, right?

What I have found, however, is that there are different…

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The impact of a Free Windows OS

The impact of a Free Windows OS

Microsoft is now offering Windows 8 free on tablets and phones smaller than 9 inches in size – the impact is that all operating systems can now be judged on their features and not price.

Microsoft Windows 8 is now Free for devices smaller than 9 inches

Microsoft Windows 8 is now Free for devices smaller than 9 inches

Microsoft made its money from selling an OS. This was great in the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. Even the early ‘teens of the 21st century were good to…

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Making your dumb TV a Smart TV

Making your dumb TV a Smart TV

Smart TV is not new. Internet connected flat screen TVs and Blu-Ray players have been around for a few years. And, yes, the mostly suck. The experience is very slow. Add on the second factor for TVs, that most people hang onto a TV for a least 8 years which makes any tech in the device obsolete very quickly, you can see why most TVs are, well, pretty dumb.

But that is changing. A new category of…

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iOS Management in the Enterprise

iOS Management in the Enterprise

There is a clear winner for mobility in the Enterprise and it is Apple. Yes, I hear the squawkers out there showing me their Android phones, Blackberry’s and Windows Phones, but for each device you show me I can show you 8 more people in your company who have an iPhone. I can show you even more who have iPads compared to every Surface or Android Tablet. Even two years ago I don’t think I would…

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Tizen could be the new Mobile OS

Tizen could be the new Mobile OS

Samsung and Intel announced in September 2011 the launch of a new Mobile Operating System named Tizen. This Fall will see the launch of the first Tizen phones. So: why is this important? It is important for two markets: Samsung’s control over their own phone/tablet market and the emerging market of smart wrist bands, jewelry and clothing.

Tizen Pinwheel Logo

Tizen Pinwheel Logo

Apple has proven you control the whole…

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