This is the first in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to
put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this
article I've decided to tackle the Economy, which is effecting us all in
various degrees, according to your geographic location.
Firstly I believe that Mobility as a strategy is bucking the trend of any
downturn or slowdown in the economies around the world. Look at any analyst
report and you will be able to see that Smartphone/Converged Mobile Device
(CMD) handset sales are still on the rise, though not as sharply as over a
What is being effected by any fluctuation in the economy, is that companies
are looking at their investments that they have already made in Mobility,
extremely carefully. This is from the basic level of investments, such as the
handsets purchased and used for business, upwards. Any i... (more)
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the exposure this will give the clinics to family, friends and faculty. For
example, Miami-Dade County Schools has an approximate enrollment of 850,000
students and growing. It is the third largest school district in the United
States. Fees vary depending on the age and the nee... (more)
No one can doubt the success of Apple's iPhone, as it's now sold in over 70
countries and to date has well over 13 million units in use. I have been
keeping a close watch and I'm sure that each one of us can say that they have
seen one in use by a friend, neighbor and even a passerby in the street. It
is my opinion that the success story has happened not just because the iPhone
is a great device, but it is the all-around user experience that it creates
which makes it so compelling!
With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now
being adopted by corporations. So the next time you see the hottest device
around, it may be in the hands of colleagues or competitors, giving them the
edge over you! This adoption is being driven by such factors as the multitude
of general applications available via Apple's iTunes AppStore. But let's ask
I was asking myself a question the other day...Are 99c apps on the iTunes
Appstore more popular? Lets face it everyone likes something for free and you
can imagine that the free apps on the Appstore get a lot of downloads.
So I started to check out around the web and came across a great article from
the guys at Mobile Orchard
My analysis after reading through it is, sure the Free apps get a LOT of
downloads but surprisingly the 99c apps get roughly the same amount of
downloads as the higher priced apps.
I think that shows that iPhone users know the benefit of well thought out and
written software... that in turn bodes well for the iPhone developers out
iPhone 3.0... Three days in and 100 Polled
Its now been three days since the announcement of the iPhone 3.0 SDK and OS
from Apple, ample time for the eager developers and users to have made their
mind up. In fact I set a Linkedin Poll as soon as the announcement finished
and already have had over 100 responses. I have felt a bit like a reporter
following President Obama's first 100 days in office and we all know first
impresstions count, so whats the score?
Firstly, not surprisingly to me, nobody polled thought that Apple did not
deliver the goods with this announcement and only 19% wanted Apple to deliver
more. Maybe those 19% wanted video recording, background processes or some
other features that did not make it into this cool enhancement list. Well you
can't please everyone, but along with the 16% who were still thinking the
features over, I am sure they will se... (more)
Currently we have explosive data growth leading to information everywhere.
What is critical is access to useful information anywhere, anytime. End users
want convenience, enterprises want ROI. Wireless now is everywhere and
coverage is strong and constantly improving. People can literally work from
anywhere today and be as productive out of the office as they would be in the
office. Consumer needs are defining what becomes the business need for mobile
users. New mobile devices are constantly coming on the market. New operating
systems are also emerging as the mobile world evolves. This is a challenge
for Corporate IT to constantly support the latest and greatest devices that
employees want to use.
I have seen many waves in Mobile Computing...
#1 Communicate... Mobile Alerts – Thin client, read only, one button
response if any Mobile Mail & PIM – synchronising email... (more)
On January 27 2009 I opened a LinkedIn Poll to gauge "What will be the most
widely adopted Enterprise Mobile Device in 2009?", which I decided would run
for 2 months or 200 votes, whichever was first.
To get the best cross section of voters I placed it on various groups of
which I'm a member, such as...
Enterprise Mobility Mobile Architects Mobile Development Professionals
Right from the offset I knew this would be an emotive question in the mobile
arena and I had my own opinion who would win. I knew it would be close, but I
did not know then how close it would be and how many times the lead would
Today, Monday March 30, the poll closed and could be described as a three
horse race, in fact let me describe my poll like a day at the (mobile) races.
The runners and riders have been paraded around the paddock for us observers
to look at for a while now... (more)
Master, what is the best way to master iPhone Development?
Grasshopper, here are my seven steps to becoming an iPhone Developer. Tread
carefully and you will become a wise man...
Buy an Intel Based Mac & a Device - though the iPhone/iPod Touch device isn't
100% necessary for this early stage, as the iPhone simulator that you will
get with the SDK is free and more that capable for initial development.
Saying that, there is no replacement ultimately for having a device.
Join the Apple Developer Connection - It's free at
http://developer.apple.com/. This is a great place to check out the very good
Apple Documentation and gain access to some of the Developer videos on
iTunes. I have enjoyed watching the TechTalks World Tour series, which gives
a good introduction to many subjects from the Apple Evangelists.
Download the Apple iPhone SDK - It's a large download, but be patie... (more)
This is a major milestone for an outstanding iconic Platform; from a company
that always gives 100%... Apple... if they go into a market... they go into
Since the iPhone was ‘born', we have seen many OS updates and two variants
of the iPhone hardware... as well as a lot of consumer excitement, which is
eventually coming to the Enterprise Mobility world.
What can't be forgotten is that without the iPhone developers of this world,
this would not have been possible. There are 35,000 applications on the App
Store and each and every iPhone developer, that has either a free or
chargeable application, should take a part of this celebration. We now look
forward to the GA release of the iPhone 3.0 OS and the possibility of new
Well done everyone.
In one of my last few posts I have given you the Seven Steps to iPhone
I mentioned that I’m having great fun watching the free Stanford University
iPhone Development Course which are available via iTunesU . Each week, in the
10 week class, there is a number of subjects covered in the tutorials and
assignments set, that will build upon each other. OK for those of us that are
not on campus, as we have the ability to take our time over each... but would
you like to see behind the camera?
WIRED has just posted a story here. Let's hope that the guy in the 3rd
picture has not been partying too hard & did not miss too much ;-)
The New York Times has posted an article with the headline, “Apple iPhone
Owners Don’t Use It For Work” – quite a bold statement, though now has
been clarified and re-written as "Apple iPhone Owners Favor Personal Uses,
Not Business". The writer, Jenna Wortham, sites findings from a Compete study
who surveyed smartphone users and seems to be taking a perspective that the
iPhone is being used for personal productivity whereas users of BlackBerry,
Nokia, HTC and such use it for business/work needs. You can find the New York
Times article here.
In response to the New York Times article, Robin Wauters wrote a blog on
TechCrunch questioning where the survey stats were coming from and how the
headline was misleading as they feel the iPhone is for both work and play.
Robin cites findings from AdMobs Mobile Metrics report and a study by JD
Power and Associates which ranked... (more)