Rob Tiffany

Author Archive: Rob Tiffany

A mobile strategist and cloud architect at Microsoft, Rob has spent his career as an entrepreneur, advisor, teacher, developer, speaker, and author of bestselling books on mobile and wireless technologies. A pioneer of the smartphone revolution, he drove the development of the mobile app ecosystem from its earliest days and co-founded the world’s first cloud-based mobile device management company.

Convert Your Confusing Win32 Apps to Touch First Mobile Apps


Migrate confusing Win32 apps with tiny controls to touch first mobile apps with large fonts and UI elements while including gesture support and proper spacing. The advent of a mouse connected to every computer gave users a pixel-precision pointing device.…
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Make your Apps More Personal and Contextual or Risk Losing Customers


Awaken those one-dimensional, client/server applications to all the sensors found on mobile devices that make them richly personal. The desktop apps of the 90s could really only sense mouse clicks. While they could communicate over dial-up modems, those apps were…
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Reduce Corporate Risk by Updating your Win32 Apps to Run on Secure Sandboxed Platforms


Migrate those Visual Basic, Delphi, VisualAge, PowerBuilder, SQL Windows, JBuilder and Visual Cafe Win32 applications to secure sandboxed mobile apps. Hope I didn’t leave out your favorite development tools from the 90s. The Mac stagnated, OS/2 didn’t capture market share…
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Boost Employee Productivity by Replacing Proprietary Distributed Broker Technologies with Open RESTful APIs

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Move your older, distributed broker technologies like CORBA, RMI, DCOM & RPC to REST APIs that communicate with any device, app, browser or endpoint. A lot of the bigger companies built large, complex, distributed systems that relied on a variety…
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