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Mobile World Congress 2017 in Pictures

Welcome to beautiful Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2017 where this year’s event was more about IoT, VR, 5G and AR while less about Mobile. Entrance to the event at the giant Fira Gran Via Interview with SAP’s Amisha Gandhi discussing IoT Lenovo is still trying to keep Motorola relevant in the smartphone market Sony shipped …
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IoT Stars @ Mobile World Congress 2017

IoT Stars is a high-profile pitching event for Internet of Things startups during Mobile World Congress and I had the pleasure of serving as a judge. If you’ve ever watched “Shark Tank” on TV in the United States, then you’ll have a good idea what this event is all about. IoT Stars is put on …
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Mobile WebViews Close the Performance Gap with Native Apps

New WebViews with the same performance as mobile browsers mean web skills are finally viable for building fast, cross-platform hybrid apps. Back in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg admitted Facebook’s mobile strategy relied too much on HTML5 rather than native apps. While it was a great way to target multiple platforms from a single codebase, Facebook’s hybrid …
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Give Smartphone Users Mobile Web Apps or Else!

Replace heavyweight, desktop focused, bandwidth eating, Web 1.0 sites with lightweight Mobile Web apps using responsive web design. Just like their native counterparts, many Web 1.0 apps were built with a particular screen resolution in mind where bigger was better on an endlessly scrolling screen. As time progressed throughout the late 90s, poor performing dial-up …
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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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Keep your Mobile Data Safe when Apps Talk to Each Other

Convert Win32 applications using local interprocess communications (IPC) to mobile apps that securely send data to each other via contracts. In the 90s, platforms and programming languages allowed developers to call functions that were increasingly farther away from the calling code. Calling into subroutines gave way to instantiating classes to call functions. Calling exported functions in …
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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 unable to discern the world around them until smartphones arrived and became the most personal …
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Your Win32 Apps are Broken so Break them Up to Improve Employee Productivity

Replace your large, complex, monolithic Win32 apps that still provide business value with multiple, single-purpose mobile apps. I was involved in the architecture and development of some really large systems for some of the world’s largest companies. The user interfaces for all these systems had hundreds of screens. People with various job functions, from multiple …
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