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Mobile Apps Must be Instrumented Just Like IoT Devices

Just like IoT devices, mobile apps should be instrumented to send usage, feedback, error and engagement telemetry to analytic systems. Instrument everything! While many developers have written code or used frameworks to log errors, they only scratched the surface when it comes to the amount and types of metrics an app should capture. Beyond data …
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Accelerate Mobile Development with Cross-Platform Tools

Cross-platform tools allow developers to repurpose existing skills to accelerate native, multi-platform mobile development. While many of your mobile, cross-platform goals can be accomplished with HTML5, you might be wondering if there’s a solution for pure native code. There are a growing number of options out there using popular programming languages and even no code …
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Mobile Apps Must be their own Fortress to Withstand Attacks from Hackers

A mobile app must be its own fortress and never assume platforms are encrypted, authenticated, use VPN or require a PIN for security. I guess developers can’t count on anything these days. How you deal with security is what separates consumer app developers from enterprise app developers. The best apps assume an insecure, unencrypted and …
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Mobile Apps Must Work Offline Because Wireless Connectivity isn’t Ubiquitous

Intermittent wireless connectivity requires mobile apps to follow sync patterns using pre-fetched data via APIs and offline local storage. If the network isn’t available, it’s pretty hard for your native app to call web APIs or for your web app to load new web pages. On the Ethernet connected desktops of the past, developers didn’t …
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Delivering Apps to Mobile Devices via Remote Pixel Projection is a Terrible Idea

The use of remote pixel projection technology to view Win32 apps on mobile devices should be considered nothing more than an interim workaround. What’s the fastest way to move Win32 desktop apps to mobile devices? Don’t feel bad if you chose a remote desktop or screen sharing technology to project PC desktops to smartphones or …
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Complexity Kills so Simplify your Mobile Apps Now

Migrate Win32 apps with complex user interfaces to mobile apps where each screen is focused on a single task or idea. The 90s was a time where many developers did their best to create NASA mission control screens. If an app performed ten different functions, they’d see if all those activities could be performed on …
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I’ve Got a Cheat Sheet to Help Migrate Your Win32 Apps

There’s a cheat sheet to rapidly and cheaply migrate Win32 desktop apps to touchable Windows laptops, convertibles and tablets. If your Win32 migration path happens to take you to new, touchable PC hardware running more recent versions of Windows, I have a nice shortcut for you. One of the great hallmarks of Windows over the …
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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. Coupled with ever-growing computer monitors and higher resolution screens, UI elements got smaller and smaller. …
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It’s Time for one Mobile Database to Rule Them All

Migrate Win32 applications using a mobile database like FoxPro, dBase, Access and SQL Server Compact to SQLite across all mobile devices. If it weren’t for desktop databases and learning SQL, my career as a developer may never have launched. I learned dBase for DOS in college, moved on to Paradox when Windows arrived on the scene …
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