Is your app ready for the new iOS? This question arises with each new version of the iPhone operating system. With iOS 11 released in September, app developers must focus on the new OS as they update existing apps and look to develop new ones. There are many iOS app...read more
You find yourself in the situation of developing a new mobile app, and are wondering whether it should run on an Apple or Android device. Consider this: World-wide active user data has placed the number of Apple users at 1 billion, while Android users top the 2 billion mark. Together these two platforms accounted for 99.6% of all new smartphones sales in the fourth quarter of 2016. So unless you have a particular reason why you can standardize on just one platform (if, for example, you’re the one providing the devices to your users) you will likely also choose to support both. If you’re lucky enough to have enough resources to develop both at once, good for you. But if you’re constrained, and have to do one at a time, which comes first?read more
More and more applications are moving to the cloud, including countless ones we use daily. What’s surprising is how many of them—even after all these years—fail to meet customer expectations. This is because most companies have never developed for the cloud before,...read more
Software usability is a big part of the application development process, but many companies don’t bother to put the time into discovering what their customers really want, and how they will use it. Unfortunately, when it comes to software applications, if your...read more
You’ve decided that you need to develop a software application. Easy enough, all you have to do is hire a programmer right? Wrong. When it comes to successful application development, programmers, no matter how good, aren’t experienced in all of the things that make...read more
The general mindset around developing a mobile app seems to be that it is different, and inherently easier, than developing any other type of software. For some reason, people think, “Come on, it’s an app! I’ve got a nephew who wrote one over his spring break and sold...read more
The field of machine learning is advancing rapidly, and it won’t be long before it touches your business. Just as the advent of mobile apps upended business, and as the advent of the Internet of Things changed industries, so too will advances in machine learning require adaptation by workers, managers, and executives.read more
You’ve hired a company to develop an application. If you used the criteria outlined in a previous article, you’ve found your ideal developer. What happens next can be the difference between success and disappointment, when it’s your turn to become the ideal client.read more
More than ever, customers are connecting with business using their mobile phones. This rapid new development has left many companies scrambling, trying to create mobile apps for their customers or their workers. We’ll explain why mobile apps create so much value, and...read more
Apple or Android? We recommend both, even when you assume that you’ll “never” have to develop for the “other” platform. And, while there are many mobile development tools available, we have found Xamarin is a highly effective, well-respected platform.read more
If you have ever released an application too early, before all the major bugs were worked out, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with the aftermath. In fact, as noted by James Willett in a recent report, software testing is much harder than software development.read more
In the digital age, mobile apps are an engaging and intuitive way to reach consumers. If your business is choosing to outsource application creation, it is important to choose the right development company. A team of six to 10 people can spend at least six months...read more
You need to build a software application. Now what?
What should you do? How should you do it? What should you look out for? This guide will help you spot the most common pitfalls and avoid them. Advice you won’t find elsewhere.