Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can dramatically improve a company’s ability to maximize performance and productivity. These custom-built software platforms can be tailored to suit a company’s every need in terms of functionality, appearance and security level. But now, with mobile technology playing a more prominent role in the everyday business world, an increasing number of companies are turning to developers to create a proprietary in-house mobile platform. So, what are the advantages of developing an enterprise resource planning mobile app for your business? Although it’s important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, the upsides of an ERP mobile app are many and significant.
Progressive web apps—or PWAs—can be useful in certain business cases, but how do they compare to traditional mobile apps? The question of PWAs vs mobile apps is becoming an increasingly common one amongst business owners, company leaders and others who are considering a new app. So, what are the similarities and differences between PWAs and mobile apps and how can they impact functionality and user experience?
Some are calling progressive web apps, or PWAs, the apps of the future. But what are these apps, how are they unique and why should you care? Well, it has been theorized that progressive web apps will gradually overtake the traditional mobile app. Others believe progressive web apps could simply be just one more engagement tool available to companies; a tool that sits alongside traditional apps and websites, rather than replacing them. Whatever your opinion is on the future of PWAs, one thing is clear: these “apps” are worth considering as you develop your company’s digital presence.
The HQ trivia app has seen a rapid rise in popularity, achieving a cult-like following in a matter of months. The iOS game app engages users by offering cash prizes to players who prove their trivia savvy in a live virtual game show environment at 9:00 p.m. daily (in addition to a 3:00 p.m. round of trivia on weekdays). As with every app that earns mainstream popularity, countless developers are curious precisely what has made the HQ trivia app so incredibly successful.
The power of machine learning to benefit mobile apps is remarkable. Although machine learning technology was initially conceived by tech pioneer Arthur Samuel while working at IBM in 1959, it has only recently entered the mainstream. An increasing number of app developers are opting to use machine learning in conjunction with other cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.
Most smartphone users are familiar with mobile app beacon technology, although they may not hear the actual term “beacon” too often. It’s the technology that allows an app to generate notifications or alerts when a user’s device enters a particular geographical area. Marketing firms now use mobile app beacons to engage users when they’re in the physical vicinity of a store or restaurant, while the travel and tourism industry uses beacon technology to provide self-guided tourists with information about landmarks or points of interest. But these applications represent just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s possible with mobile app beacon technology. There is a wide range of potential beacon uses associated with the Internet of Things or IoT, and it’s an area we expect will receive lots of attention in the not-so-distant future. Read More
The past couple decades have seen the release of dozens of new devices, from smartphones and tablets to laptops, wearable technology, mobile point-of-sale devices and beyond. Today’s average American uses several different devices on a daily basis, including at the office. This reality has prompted companies to establish some stringent bring your own device (BYOD) policies, which have increased convenience while dramatically cutting costs associated with device acquisition. Unfortunately, though, the introduction of personal devices brings lots of serious concerns surrounding multi-device management and security. Read More
You’ve been involved in mobile app-related discussions for a few months and finally, it’s time to proceed towards development! But before you can go before the company’s leaders with a formal proposal and price estimate, you’re tasked with making an important decision: should you develop a native or a hybrid app?
You’re tasked with researching the best features for your company’s new mobile app, and as you work, you repeatedly encounter the same term: smart app. The label of “smart” has been applied to lots of different technology in recent years, from smartphones to smart homes to smart cars and now, smart apps. But what is a smart mobile app and how do you know if you need one?
It’s that time again! That’s right, time to frantically search for the perfect, high-tech and downright impressive tech gifts for the loved ones in your life. Don’t let shopping get you down this year. 2017 has been an excellent year for product launches, making your holiday shopping easier than ever before. Here are the best tech gifts you should be giving this year: Read More