APP DESIGN

Is ‘Tango’ a start of the next big trend for mobile devices?

How To Improve Your Apps?

June 15, 2016

Building great apps and achieving high ratings isn’t easy. Developing apps require new skills in different fields of expertise as I have already explained in one of my earlier blog posts. But how can you improve once your apps have been pushed out to the stores? There are many ways to find improvements for your...

Flirting with Bots

May 2, 2016

Speaking of design we usually think about the wonderful front-ends your customers, and sometimes employees, love. We might also think of industrial design or even city shaping. Beautiful architecture. These days we are so focused on the front-end; we might be tempted to forget the back-end. They say, beauty is what lies inside. Image from...

The Future of Coding

February 9, 2016

My kids don’t understand what I do for a living. To them “I work on the computer” and “I push buttons”. Computer programming and designing apps that run on their PCs, tablets and phones is a concept that their Elementary aged minds just couldn’t seem to grasp. So, when the local coding community hosted an...

January 25, 2016 by

PaaS platforms are becoming more and more predominant, I don’t have a crystal ball so I can’t say the percentage of Web Apps that will run at a PaaS provider in 5 years, but I will bet on 80%. Hosting an application at a PaaS provider has it’s pros and cons, like most of the...

January 4, 2016 by

Is Justin Bieber working for your company? Is pseudo Latin your native language? Probably not. Making demonstrators for customers should not only show relevance in customer or employee value, it should also make the demo relevant by using appropriate content. As relevant as friendly names can be, make sure they are relevant to the customer...

November 16, 2015 by

  In my previous post, I outlined why holiday readiness is important and how to get started. In this post, I will discuss some of the approaches to optimize the infrastructure that will handle the holiday traffic. Why? Tuning an App in isolation is like buying a million-dollar super car, and having no race track to...

November 13, 2015 by

In my last blog,  I described the first steps that Peter Sommer took to handle the challenges facing him as the new CIO at Olfama. The small change in the service desk is already proving to be successful – response times during a systems failure has dropped significantly and though not pleased with system failures,...

November 3, 2015 by

I was invited recently to talk about how the Apple Watch could be used in healthcare, and since I’ have already been involved in a number of watch app projects, I thought it would be fun to share the experience.

October 26, 2015 by

There is never a dull moment in software development. You just learned the newest cool framework and before the project is finished it is old again and there is a new kid on the block. Every new project another framework looking for authenticity. Image credit: http://blog.dmfranc.com/post/113059677461/about-framework-fatigue

September 24, 2015 by

Do you pride yourself on your knowledge of modern application development?  I always did, and I kept my skills current—until recently, when I discovered that I was way behind. Platform-As-A-Service (PaaS) is a significantly different approach to custom application development.  It kicks n-tier to the curb, and I love it. Traditionally, applications were built in three tiers:...

September 9, 2015 by

While doing several Mobile App concepts for clients we discovered a trinity of value that took us from ‘quick and dirty’ to ‘quick and clean’. While building concepts as a demonstrable prototype, you are bound to take shortcuts. You cannot make fast progress without cutting some corners. Having limited time should never mean cutting out...

August 18, 2015 by

Since the start of the App revolution we have seen some pretty amazing Apps, as well as a great deal of crappy designed and pretty much unusable Apps. I have always liked Apps that have a clear focus. Apps should not start with a menu asking what the user wants to do. Apps should start...

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