Rapid Application Development (RAD) was first coined by James Martin in 1991 in an effort to develop a new approach for software development. The current standard at the time—the Waterfall methodology—focused heavily on planning and following a series of steps in the development process.The development process went through each step in sequential order, with one step being completed before the next one was started.read more
A recent EY Global Banking Outlook survey found that 85% of banks view a digital transformation program as a high priority for 2018. Innovations in technology are reshaping the future of the industry and customers’ expectations.read more
As of Q1 2018, there were 3.8 million apps available in the Google Play Store and 2 million available in the Apple App Store. That is a lot of competition. We want to help your mobile application stand out from the crowd.read more
Application usability and affordability: How to deliver great web and mobile app experiences cost-effectively
Business managers and developers often view application usability as a needless, time-consuming process that costs too much money. Experience has taught us that the marketplace reality is quite the opposite. In fact, usability is the big differentiator between successful, revenue-generating applications and money-draining failures.read more
A recent report found that more than 80% of the time users spend on mobile devices are spent in mobile apps instead of on mobile sites. And smartphone users launch an average of nine or more apps per day. Metrics like these emphasize the importance of mobile app...read more
Your business needs to build a web application. The first (and possibly the most important) decision you need to make is whether to build a custom web application or buy a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product.read more
In the application development process, the first decision you must make is whether to build a web application or a desktop (native) application.read more
You’re almost certainly using cloud services already—surveys have shown that cloud adoption is accelerating. A recent “State of the Cloud” survey discovered that 96% of respondents are now using cloud technology. Developing cloud applications is one way businesses are...read more
UX and UI design are often lumped together when discussing application development. They are closely related, but are two separate pieces of the application design process. Neither should be ignored. Proper UX and UI design makes applications more successful, and better received by users. That helps you meet your business goals.read more
Most application development today starts with the assumption that a cloud or web application is the right way to go. This is often the right answer – and it’s a mindset we have within our own team – but there is still a place for desktop applications.read more
Several Internet of Things future trends have emerged that will shape IoT in 2018. These trends are developing and taking hold quickly, so businesses cannot afford the “wait and see” approach. IoT thought leaders suggest you get started now with pilot projects. You need to be aware of these top Internet of Things future trends and how they can impact your business.read more
Agile product development within enterprises grew to 59% in 2017, more than doubling the rate of adoption from two years earlier. Forrester predicts this adoption will continue to grow during 2018 as more developers embrace Agile product development.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.