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Can Snapchat Win Against Facebook and Instagram?

Can Snapchat Win Against the Facebook Inc. Dream Team?

Snapchat has become a social media phenomenon teens and millennials obsess over. From applying augmented filters to selfies, to posting personal ‘stories’ about daily life, Snapchat connects users through a friendly interface and comical in-app features. Despite having 150 million monthly active users and plans to go public early this year, Snapchat’s days may be numbered. The executioner? Facebook, Inc. Read More
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SevenTablets Gift Guide: Smart Presents for All

Spoiler alert: With less than two weeks left before Christmas, your holiday shopping window is closing fast! Whether you’re a professional procrastinator, extremely busy or at a loss for what to buy the ‘person who has it all,’ it’s time to get serious. In an effort to calm your nerves and transform you into everyone’s favorite gift-giver, we’ve compiled a smart gadget gift guide your friends and family will love. Read More
Instagram Advertising for Mobile Apps

Could Instagram Advertising Make Your App Famous?

Around our office, we encourage clients to make marketing a sizable slice of their budget upfront. Unfortunately, there are still hundreds of apps wallowing in the dreariest corners of the mobile marketplace, simply because no one knows they’re there. Instagram advertising may solve this problem. Read More
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How To Rate An Effective Mobile Strategy

The shift to a mobile marketplace is well underway, and more companies are adopting the mindset that mobile should be the first thought rather than an afterthought. While this type of disruptive change often brings about exciting periods of innovation and experimentation – and at the very least, many learning opportunities – identifying and leveraging a successful mobile strategy model is critical for an organization’s long-term success. Read More
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Small Restaurants Can Have Mobile Apps Too

Regional and nationwide restaurant chains may have the resources to develop mobile apps that can help enhance their brand, engage with customers, and of course, grow revenue. The Starbucks app, for example, now accounts for 24% of the company's revenue, amounting to more than three billion dollars each year. This app gives the coffee purveyor chain a chance to connect with users every time they look at their phones. Plenty of studies support the idea that eateries of all kinds can prosper by providing mobile apps, mostly because consumers tend to search for local business with their phones. Read More
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3 Keys to Developing Successful Apps

The mobile market is booming and the influx of competition makes it tough to launch truly successful apps in the main marketplaces. Emerging technology, new phone features, the IoT and cognitive computing are discussed frequently in the context of mobile app development, which makes keeping up with the latest trends seem impossible. Even though the rapid evolution of hardware and software can keep developers very busy, the basics of successful application development haven't really changed. Thanks to this consistency, developing a long-lasting, scalable app can be done. Read More
Cross-platform and Hybrid Mobile Development

Cross-Platform App Development: Risks and Rewards

Mobile devices are no longer the cool new gadget; they're the technology standard. While some organizations have limited their focus to a single mobile OS, the reality is that an ever-expanding variety of devices and operating systems must work together seamlessly to get work done. Consider the following benefits and pitfalls of cross-platform mobile app development. Read More
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The Ransomware Epidemic Is Going Mobile

Security professionals use the term ransomware when they refer to a particular kind of computer virus that can lock computer systems or data. The criminals then offer to unlock the device after the victims pay a fee. In some cases, these cybercriminals even pose as employees of legitimate security companies and don't admit that they caused the problem in the first place. This type of online crime has become so prevalent that the FBI posted an official warning in March of 2016. Read More
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Mobile Strategy: What Technologies Must Be Included?

Leaders in IT and tech fields met at the ET6 conference to discuss how emerging technologies can bring their businesses forward in the Digital Age. The emphasis of the conference may have been on mobile technologies but mobile strategy development can no longer focus on one kind of tech. Strategists and designers must take a broader view to produce useful applications. Each app must rely on mobile tech and some combination of cloud computing, cognitive computing, business analytics, and even robotics or augmented virtual reality. Read More
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Engage Millennials with Mobile Apps

Studies have demonstrated that Millennial employees tend to engage less with their employers and coworkers than members of previous generations. Citing an average of about 2 years in tenure per position and also noting that nearly 60 percent will consider offers from other companies, this new challenge must be addressed by companies that rely heavily on individual contributors. One way to address this growing issue is to engage millennials with mobile apps.  Read More
IoT and Mobile App Development

How IoT May Impact Your Mobile App Development

We're on the cusp of a massive integration between mobile devices and the larger Internet of Things. And though it can feel easier to sweep that portion of development under the rug, it's not difficult to find a connection between mobile apps and the future of IoT. Technically, your smartphone and smart watch already are devices that belong to this connected community. Of course, mobile app development becomes much more involved when you need software that controls or utilizes reports from multiple connected devices.  Read More
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Mobile Technology: 2016 and Beyond

The smart phone market has evolved so quickly that even the most savvy tech users might be surprised by the things their device can do. Mobile developers and tech leaders need to stay current with emerging mobile capabilities, particularly those functions that appeal to consumers the most. It might help to consider an expert opinion about the most exciting features that manufacturers either have released recently, or are planning to release very soon, and what those additions mean for the future of development. Read More

What new technology does is create opportunities to do a job that customers want done.

Tim O’Reilly

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Investing in Mobile Apps: Are Development Budgets Declining?

Data from Gartner Research supports that both employees and consumers spend a large portion of their online time using mobile devices. As such, it should come as no surprise that businesses are investing heavily in mobile app development and greater mobility solutions to increase revenue and reduce costs. What might be surprising is that, despite the increase in needs for mobility solutions, total application development budgets have actually declined in the last year. Read More
Connected Cars and the IoT

Connected Cars and the IoT

Connected Cars and the IoT In a mere 70 years computers have gone from 50-ton boxes inhabiting 1,800 square feet to palm-sized gadgets that accompany us virtually everywhere. They’ve infiltrated (or eliminated) many of the devices we’ve invented, from phones and fax machines, to televisions and .... Read More
Mobile Security Concerns

How Concerned Are Consumers About Mobile Security?

Nokia recently released their 2016 study about consumer retention and acquisition. Information from this report revealed both surprising and unsurprising facts about consumer security concerns. Understanding the ways average consumers act on concerns about security on their mobile devices vs. traditional computers made their findings particularly interesting. Read More
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4 Consumer Obstacles Standing in the IoT’s Way

Massive success for the IoT is on the horizon, but consumers aren’t quite ready to let it happen. Right now, the mobile device and IoT markets are flooded with fast-evolving technologies and choices that have failed to convert shoppers into buyers at the rate experts expected. Here are four of the obstacles stalling the IoT’s forward momentum... Read More
Business Productivity Apps

Business Mobility Increases the Need for Productivity Apps

Most businesspeople know that the use of mobile apps is spiking. Business Insider reports that 65 percent of American workers use mobile devices for at least some aspect of their jobs every day. US employees have embraced mobile technology in record numbers, but not all company executives have embraced mobile apps and devices as rapidly as their employees. Read More
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How IoT May Impact Your Mobile App Development

It’s not difficult to find a connection between mobile app development and the future of IoT. Technically, your smartphone and smart watch already are connected devices that belong to the Internet of Things. Of course, mobile app development becomes much more involved when you need software that controls or utilizes reports from multiple connected devices. Read More
The Truth About Mobile Video

Mobile Development is Ready for Video

Between 2015 and 2020, the consumption of video content will grow from 20 to 75 percent of worldwide Internet traffic. Videos can be used on social networking sites and company websites, but mobile developers can and should incorporate video into apps, too. Read More
Enduring Mobile Apps

3 Keys of a Successful App

The mobile market is booming and the influx of competition makes it difficult to launch successful apps in the main marketplaces. Emerging technology, new phone features, the IoT and cognitive computing are discussed frequently in the context of mobile app development, which makes keeping up with the latest trends seem impossible. Read More
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Pokemon GO: The Most Popular App Ever

Mobile app developers dream of creating a viral app like Instagram, Snapchat or AngryBirds. Even though some apps are very widely used, none have ever achieved instant success like Pokemon Go. Read More
What is the IoT

IoT 101: What Is the IoT and Why Care?

The Internet of Things, called the IoT, has already permeated our environment. In fact, you've probably interacted with it, whether you knew it or not. The IoT describes the population of smart devices that communicate with other devices (or people) through use of the Internet. Some observers have called this the dawn of a new Industrial Revolution because the IoT will transform the way people manage their households, conduct their businesses and interact with their cities. Read More
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Introducing the World’s First IoT-Only Internet

Does the Internet of Things, or IoT, require its own internet? At the end of June, the Dutch introduced the first low range, low power (LoRa) network to cover an entire nation, coming from a telecom company called KPN. This new network has raised questions if other countries should follow suit, so you may want to understand why a LoRa made sense in the Netherlands and might make sense elsewhere. Read More
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[White Paper] Mitigating Your Biggest Mobile Strategy Risk

Did you know eight out of ten apps are downloaded, used once and then deleted? User rejection is the greatest risk to your mobile strategy. To design a successful app, you need to balance responsiveness, intuitiveness and functionality—or users go elsewhere. Read More
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Selecting the Best Platform for Mobile Application Development (MADP)

Of course, many different kinds of mobile devices are available. A mobile application development platform, or MADP, can help speed up development considerably. Typically, these platforms give developers the ability to create an app once and deploy it to multiple devices. It’s obvious that using an MADP offers advantages over having to code the same application many times for all the different devices on which it might get used. Read More
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Why Mobile App Testing is Important

According to a Tech Target article, users will have downloaded about 270 billion mobile applications by 2017. To put that in perspective, the best estimates of humans on the planet hover around 7.4 billion people. In any case, that's a tremendous number of mobile apps that get downloaded to many different kinds of mobile devices. This underscores only some of the reasons why mobile app testing is so critically important. Read More
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How a Mobile App is Good for Business

If you follow digital marketing at all, you probably already understand that you need a mobile-friendly marketing platform. Hopefully, you've also already made sure that your company website has a responsive design but even that is not enough these days. Having a site that performs well on both large and small devices is a good step; however, you can do more to really profit substantially from mobile device users. Read More

"Let's go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday."

Steve Jobs

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What is Mobile App Development?

American consumption of digital media has exploded recently. In fact, Comscore reports an increase in U.S. digital content use of 50 percent in just the last two years. Moreover, the use of mobile applications accounts for 75 percent of that growth. That means that Americans love to use their computers even more than they did in the past, but America's favorite computers are now smartphones and tablets. Read More
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Why Create a Mobile App for Your Business?

If you run a small  or medium-sized business, you might not think your company is large enough to need its own mobile app. As Scott Shane, a professor at Case Western, explained in Entrepreneur Magazine, mobile internet access has become increasingly popular. This popularity means that you could be missing out on lots of opportunities to connect with and sell to customers. Read More
10 Things You Should Know Before Launching a Mobile App

Mobility Transforms Customer Engagement

It is true that mobility transforms customer engagement in the way that it impacts communication and access over a 24 hour period. Robert Desisto, VP at Gartner, notes that by 2017 most enterprise applications will be mobile or will have some usable form of mobile access. In that perspective, businesses need to consider what apps will drive customer engagement processes and how those choices will create maximum value for your business and its clients. Read More
Mobile App Success

Even The Perfect App Can Fail After Launch

Investing in a mobile solution is one of the strongest moves towards creating competitive advantage, but many are falling short of success. Whether a mobile solution is developed as a consumer facing app for public download, or an internal tool to improve or enable business operations, a great deal of money and effort is required. However, there is a formula for success to ensure your investment pays off. Read More
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Effective Mobile Strategies Reduce Risks and Protect Profit

Effective mobile strategies reduce risk and help accelerate business revenue and profitability through increased efficiency. A great mobile strategy may lower operating costs by reducing operational shortcomings such as lag time within a sales cycle, production time between sales and delivery, cumbersome document management and approval routing processes, and improved communication among business groups apart from other use cases. Read More
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Make the Smartest Mobility Decision Possible

This day and age, businesses must have a great mobility solution to compete. Clearly, this is a broad statement so ask yourself, what does that mean to your business? Many others, perhaps your competition, are already asking themselves this same question and reports from Harris Poll reveal that 90% of IT decision makers see mobility as critical to customer engagement, overall competitiveness, and operational efficiency in 2016. Read More
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Importance of Leveraging a Mobile Strategy in 2016

Few things have had quite so profound an effect on the way we work, play, and live as companies that have been successful in leveraging a mobile strategy. Another year is passing and in hindsight 2015 has been an exciting year. We have seen a few different trends pointing towards an Internet that is more dynamic, much more mobile, and way more multi-channel than what we have seen thus far. Read More
Consumer VS Enterprise Apps

[Infographic] Differences Between Business and Consumer Apps

Developing a consumer app (think Facebook, Twitter, Gmail) is like building a car. Developing a business mobile app is like building a space shuttle: complex parts working as a whole, with a need for speed, accuracy, and the protection of mission-critical systems. Read More
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How to Craft an Effective Mobile Marketing Strategy

It’s simply a given these days that a truly comprehensive marketing strategy is one that includes a mobile component. According to a recent study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, mobile web use has doubled since 2009, with two-thirds of Americans who own cell phones now using them to surf the internet and check their email. Read More
Mobile App Design Mistakes

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a Business App

It’s important to keep the big picture in mind when designing a mobile app for your business—an overarching strategy is vital to an effective, user-friendly app. But the details are no less important, as they contribute significantly to the success of the app in terms of both popularity and usefulness. Some of those details can be easy to overlook, so we’ve put together a list of the top mistakes to avoid when designing an enterprise mobile app. Read More
Mobile App Investment

How To Measure the ROI of A Business Mobile App

It's no secret that a well-thought-out, effective mobile app can be a smart move for your business. Whether you are hoping to improve complicated day-to-day work systems, increase the communication between your virtual team members, or simply make mobile data access easier for your employees, a great mobile app can truly help you take your company's internal processes to the next level. Read More
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[Infographic] 7 Key Players in a Great Mobile Strategy and Their Salaries

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The combined salaries of an average seven-person development team—from the IT project manager to the data security specialist—can cost upwards of $445,000 per year by conservative measures. On top of managing resources that are dedicated to your mobile solution, how it adds value to your business, and optimizing for heightened returns based on mobile analytics, many businesses fall short in assembling a fully capable mobility team. Read More
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Does Your Company Have the Right Skills to Develop an App?

If your business is considering deploying a mobile app, then you are taking an important step toward enhancing your competitiveness. For the foreseeable future, mobile apps will play a leading role in expanding business opportunities, nurturing customer loyalty, and improving employee productivity. You may already have a highly skilled IT team that does an excellent job handling your website, traditional web applications, and server applications. Your first thought might be to assign the task of developing your mobile app to that team. Think again. Read More

4 Ways Mobile Business Apps Increase Operational Efficiency

It seems that everywhere you look, people are advocating the use of mobile apps to save businesses time and money. But you still wonder — beyond the allure of all those technological bells and whistles, do business apps really deliver what they promise? Or are they just another expense that, in the end, can’t really be justified by their ROI? Read More
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The Importance of Mobile Analytics for Your App

Companies that have developed a mobile app for their business are constantly gathering data from these apps, but how do they analyze that data and turn it into useful information that can be used to meet business goals? The need for analytics tools is real, but what changes should be made in light of the data a company receives from its mobile apps? There are several sets of data that an analytics tool can collect and present to a company for use in their mobile app strategy. Read More
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Why Mobile Apps Are Beneficial For Small Businesses

In the ever-growing and changing world of technology “app” is a word heard all throughout the day. Whether it’s an alarm app that gets you out of bed, or a reviews app that helps you figure out where you want to have lunch, there’s no changing the fact that society as a whole uses mobile devices and the apps that accompany them to plan out their lives. Because of this growing lifestyle change, it’s important, especially small businesses, to keep up and have your own app made specifically for your audience. Read More
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Mobile App vs Mobile Website: Which Is Better?

With the continuous growth of smartphone use worldwide, the consumption of marketing content is increasingly becoming a mobile pastime. And that mobile marketing content can be distributed in one of two ways—either through a mobile website, or via a mobile app. But when faced with the question of "mobile app vs mobile website," which of these two options is better for your company? Read More
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Creating Customer Loyalty Through Mobile Apps

In the contemporary world of social media-driven marketing, relationships are everything. Consumers no longer have patience for one-way advertising and slick sales tactics. Instead, they look for service in the form of valuable, free content, easy and instant purchases, and meaningful interactions with brands via social media. Read More
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4 Vital Security Considerations for Any Mobility Strategy

When considering the implementation of an enterprise mobility strategy, security must be one of the primary concerns addressed. If strong security measures are put in place throughout the entire process, from enterprise mobile app development to deployment to daily use by employees, then the introduction of a mobility strategy can provide real ROI. But if security is lacking in any way, allowing mobile access to your company’s data and network can do more harm than good. Read More
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The Importance of Analytics in Business Mobile Apps

Business mobile app development is an effective means of taking your organization to the next level, whether that means increasing operational efficiency and employee productivity, or expanding your customer base. But a key element of app development often overlooked by companies eager to dive into the world of enterprise mobile apps is the drafting of a mobility strategy. Read More
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Should You Block Social Apps In The Workplace?

It's hard enough getting your employees to stay motivated and on task at work without having to compete with social apps that tend to encourage procrastination. While your employee’s intention may have honestly been to “just check Facebook for a quick second,” often times, before they know it, hours of their afternoon have passed and they're 16 photo albums deep in their best friend’s profile page. Read More
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3 Legal Issues Surrounding Employee Privacy And BYOD

As with any new undertaking in a business, the first and most important step is to create a strategy for its development and implementation. And as with any new strategy, one of the first and most important considerations is how to handle the legal issues surrounding this new undertaking. Read More
App Loyalty

The Importance of Loyalty For Consumer-Facing Mobile Apps

There are a lot of different ways to measure the success of your company’s mobile application. For some businesses, it’s all about conversions and getting consumers to purchase their products. For others, a high number of unique app views may be the most important factor, as it means that fresh eyes are finding your company and being introduced to your brand for the first time. However, one thing that should never be overlooked when it comes to measuring the success of your consumer-facing mobile app is how loyal your users are to your brand. Read More

The Framework of Great Mobile Security

There is a very real concern about corporate data breaches via employee mobile devices, whether they are personal devices or company-owned. People carry their mobile devices everywhere with them, and sometimes lose them to carelessness or theft. Passwords aren’t enough to protect the data these devices hold. Read More
4 Steps to Creating a Mobile Strategy

4 Steps To Creating a Mobile App Development Strategy

When a business makes the decision to take the plunge into the world of mobile app development, it’s understandable that they’d want as quick a turnaround as possible. Diving in headfirst and getting an app developed and deployed at lightning speed may seem like a cost-effective plan, but in reality, the best way to approach mobile app development is to carefully craft a strategy first. Read More
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[White Paper] Before the App: Build a Sound Mobile Strategy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Employees’ expectations of being able to work from anywhere, and customers’ expectations of having instant access to and responses from your company, are becoming nearly ubiquitous. Most companies find that they must embrace and enable mobile computing for their employees and customers if they wish to maximize employee productivity and maintain security in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) world, as well as remain competitive in a mobile-friendly marketplace. Is your enterprise considering building a business app? If so, build a sound mobile strategy first. Read More
Outsource Your Mobile App Development

The Benefits of Outsourcing Mobile App Development

If mobile app development is the next logical step your company needs to take in order to grow, you may be debating the pros and cons of outsourcing the job vs. handling it in-house. But as with any project, the first vital phase of work must be the creation of a strategy, a plan for both the mobile app itself, as well as its integration into your company’s business strategy as a whole. Read More
Choosing a Mobility Partner

Big Business Trends for 2015: Choose Your Own Device

What Mobile Strategy is Right for Your Business? Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, has been a mobility strategy that many businesses have invested in over the past few years. However, forecasts for 2015 are predicting that the BYOD trend will taper off as a new strategy arises. Choose your own device, or CYOD, is predicted to take off in 2015 as an alternative to a system that some see as costly and ineffective. Read More
Cross Platform Mobile Apps

5 Ways A Cross-Platform App Can Benefit Your Business

When your business needs a mobile app developed, there are many key questions that must be answered before that work can begin. What will the app do? How should it look? Will we develop it ourselves or outsource? How will this app fit into our overall business plan? Read More
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[Video] Why Mobile Security Is Always at the Top of Our List

An effective mobile strategy begins with end-to-end mobile security. At SevenTablets, security is our top priority when we help customers reach their mobile goals. Watch the video below to see why our multifaceted approach to security keeps your company, your data and your end-users safe from evolving threats. Read More

Mobile ERP

4 Advantages That Mobile ERP Offers Your Enterprise

The term Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, encompasses every aspect of business operations, from inventory to human resources to CRM. Up until recently, the office computer was the sole domain of ERP, the only place where its huge amounts of data and complex business functionalities would fit. Read More
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Is Big Data the Future of Enterprise Mobility?

With the enormous amount of information being gathered by enterprises on a daily basis, it was only a matter of time before someone coined a term to refer to it by. That term is, of course, big data. But the existence of this huge collection of data also precipitated the creation of new methods of analyzing and utilizing the information amassed. Read More
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[Video] Mobile Apps: You Want that “Wow Factor”

To ensure that your users experience a sleek, user-friendly "wow factor" every time they open your business app, it's imperative to design your app with the end user in mind. This video explains our commitent to putting the "wow factor" in your mobile app and overall mobile strategy. Read More
Mobile App Myths

Common Business Mobility Myths Busted

As is often the case with any new development in the business world, a swirl of myths sometimes obscures the facts about enterprise mobility. These myths can cause enterprises to delay or even avoid taking the plunge into mobile app development, because they seem to come in the guise of caution and prudence. But since when has accepting conventional wisdom led to business success? Read More
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Does Your Mobile App Provide Real Value To Your Audience?

With the ever-expanding growth of online and mobile marketing, it seems as though every single day there is a new social media platform or mobile app that your company “must join” in order to stay relevant. And while many of these sites and applications can provide a real value for your brand if used correctly, they can also do a great amount of harm if you are signing up without a plan and are simply trying to ensure your brand is present on every single platform. Read More
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Designing Your Mobile App: Know Your Target Audience

It is vital to the success of your app to know who your end users are going to be. Understanding users’ needs and expectations for their mobile experience will inform many design and development decisions. Multiple factors such as age, gender, culture, socioeconomic status, education level, and language impact users’ requirements and ultimately, a company's bottom line. Read More
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The Most Common Mobile Platforms for Business Apps

Creating and maintaining a business mobile app can be critical for a company's success, but there are different mobile platforms to choose from; iOS, Android, and Windows are the biggest contenders. But how do you know which platform will fit your company and work efficiently for your needs? A good way is to take a look at what other similar companies are doing, and what is working best for businesses across the board. Read More
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Why Cross-Platform App Development Is Vital For Reaching Your Audience

What are the demographics of your company’s audience? Do you aim your marketing efforts at a younger crowd, such as Millennials? Or do you focus more on trying to reach Baby Boomers? Maybe you market to a diverse crowd, but segment your marketing materials in order to be sure you’re hitting the right themes with each different group. Read More
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Important Ongoing Support in Outsourced App Development

Creating an enterprise mobile app for your brand is a long-term process. It is not something that can be created and launched in one night, and it is not something that you can leave inactive and untouched after you finally do finish the development process. Just like social media sites or your company’s website, you should be constantly updating your mobile app’s features, adjusting security, making changes based on your audience’s feedback and much more. Read More
Make BYOD Work for Your Organization

5 Tips for Making BYOD Work for Your Organization

With the constant proliferation of new mobile devices in the market, it’s only a matter of time before bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is de rigueur for every business. The agility and efficiency BYOD brings to the workplace are undeniable — but so are the risks, if a governing policy is not implemented properly. Read More
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3 Mobile App Features That Drive Users Crazy (You Should Avoid These!)

Mobile devices have completely changed the way that consumers view websites and make online purchases within the last decade. While many people used to confine their product research and purchases to computers, we now have the ability to take these actions on the go—and consumers all around the world are taking advantage of these capabilities! In fact, 4 out of 5 consumers currently use smartphones to shop and, by the end of 2014, mobile usage is predicted to overtake even that of desktop internet usage. However, just because consumers are flocking to mobile to make their online purchases and interact with their favorite brands doesn’t mean that they will use just any app to do their browsing. Read More
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The 5 Most Popular Features in Business Mobile Apps

One of the largest reasons why business mobile applications are becoming such an important tool for companies all across the country is because they help to streamline your employee’s daily processes and make your company more efficient. For instance, a great business mobile app should take complicated, in-house procedures and not only make them available in a mobile format, but should also make the process much easier for employees who are on the go and need access to company information quickly and without hassle. Read More
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Building A Successful Business App: The Do’s and Don’ts

There are a number of benefits that come with building a mobile app for your company. For instance, business apps can help to solve a number of organizational or efficiency issues when your employees are on-the-go. They can also help to streamline some of your company's most complicated office procedures in a quick, easy-to-use platform. However, the only way that your business can achieve these benefits, along with many more than come with mobile app development, is to ensure that you are building the most successful enterprise mobile app possible Read More
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Choose The Best Mobile Platform For Your Business App

The popularity of mobile business apps and consumer-based mobile apps has grown tremendously within the last decade. App stores that may have once began with a select few applications developed by mobile companies have now grown to include millions of different apps covering any topic or subject you can think of. In fact, hundreds of new mobile applications show up in different app stores each day, either developed by companies, brands or any other personal coder who has the creativity and resources to create their own mobile application. Read More
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App Development and The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is the term used to describe the phenomenon of complete connectedness. It’s the concept of smart refrigerators communicating with smartphones, letting us know that we’re out of milk right as we drive by the store. It’s that same refrigerator also sending a message to our favorite dairy brand, so that we receive a mobile coupon for $1 off a gallon, in time to make that purchase. Read More
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How To Ensure Your Apps Respond to Demand

When venturing out into the world of mobile app development, your enterprise is faced with a multitude of important considerations. Two of the most critical matters to be addressed are the issues of quality testing before app deployment, and ongoing performance management afterwards. Read More
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How to Maximize Employee Adoption of Mobile Apps

Enterprise application development is an effective means of increasing your company’s overall operational efficiency. When employees are free to access the company infrastructure via mobile devices while on the go, time is saved and productivity is boosted. The key to achieving this heightened efficiency, however, is making sure that employees will actually use the new apps. Read More
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Native Apps vs Hybrid Apps: Pros and Cons

For many companies, a mobile app is an important step forward in building their business. Building an enterprise mobile app can be a boon for your business, but there are different ways to accomplish this goal, depending on your company's needs. There are two types of mobile apps: native platform apps and hybrid apps. Each offers different features that can be used to a company's advantage if implemented correctly. Here are some of the most important pros and cons of each system.

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Why Cloud Hosting is a Safe and Reliable Option

Hosting your enterprise mobile apps in the cloud can come with a slew of benefits for your company. Cloud hosting is a cost-effective, mobile, and safe way to run your in-house mobile apps. It just takes the right approach, and implementation of security measures. In the end, hosting your apps on the cloud is the safest and most viable option for your company for a variety of reasons. Read More
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6 Must-Have Features for Your Mobile App

There are many different components that go into developing a great mobile app. Big issues like security and analytics can consume a lot of time and effort, but many times it's the small things that make an app work well for your users. Sometimes these smaller issues can be overlooked in the quest for the perfect app. Keep these six features in mind, and you can avoid some of the biggest reasons users don't come back. Read More
Your Business Needs a Mobile App

3 Signs That Your Business May Need a Mobile App

Could a mobile app help to streamline processes at your company? Here on the SevenTablets blog, we have talked greatly about the pros and cons of different mobile platforms, the benefits of storing your mobile information in the cloud, and a number of other enterprise-mobile related topics that will help you get the most out of your app development. However, before you jump into the specifics of what features would make the most sense for your company’s mobile app, you first must decide whether or not an enterprise mobile app would be advantageous for your company in the first place. Read More
Business Apps for Wearables

Enterprise Mobile Apps for Wearables

Despite the swarm of negative media attention accorded the Google Glass when it was first introduced to the public – bans on its use by various businesses, concerns raised about privacy issues, and even bills drafted by legislators worried about road safety – the market for smart wearable devices seems to be growing. Read More
Push Notifications

The Benefits of Push Notifications in Business Apps

It's no secret that one of the biggest advantages of mobile over desktop is the on-the-go access that mobility provides. However, one true advantage of mobility is, not only can you interact with your mobile device in any aspect of your personal and professional lives, but your mobile device can interact with you based on your surroundings as well. Read More
Mobile App Marketing Strategy

How to Integrate A Mobile App into Your Digital Strategy

It’s no secret that including mobile marketing as part of your overall digital strategy, no matter how big or small your business may be, is a smart decision. Mobile is the future (and very soon will be the present) of digital marketing. In fact, 4 out of 5 consumers are already using smartphones to shop and 70% of all mobile searches will lead to online action within the hour of searching. Therefore, if your company is not already looking into developing a mobile app, you are already losing business. Read More
10-features-of-great-mobile-app-security-plans

10 Features of Great Mobile App Security Plans

A mobile strategy is one of the smartest things you can provide for your company right now. Technology is moving forward rapidly, and by keeping up with the pace, you are keeping your business relevant and up-to-date. However, here’s where things get tricky: You may have a great mobile app that your employees like to use, but how are you keeping your company’s information safe when it comes to using that app? Read More