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Web Development and SDK Development each offer distinct advantages to the iPhone  Developer. One uses your favorite web-based language, HTML, Custom Style Sheets and JavaScript for the Safari Browser on the iPhone. The other to run native Objective-C applications on the device, written with Apple's Development tools suite headed by XCode. At a high level, Web Developers benefit from ease of simple development, deployment and updating speed, where SDK Developers benefit from integration with the iPhone core device features and native speed that allows the creation of complex solutions. So I set out over the last two months, with the aid of the LinkedIn Polls feature to gauge the trend and here's my result As I mentioned already, each way of developing has advantages, so the figure of 47% for those quite rightly airing on the side of caution and taking the conservativ... (more)

Seven Steps to the iPhone Developer's World

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)

One Billion iPhone App Store Downloads Milestone Has Been Passed

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 win! 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 enhanced hardware. Well done everyone. ... (more)

Improving Collaboration to Achieve Desired Business Outcomes

IBM has announced new products and services to help organizations more effectively align their business strategies with their investments in software. The new offerings are designed to help clients lower costs and reduce risks by providing increased visibility into the status of software projects and the ability to monitor and improve the performance of these investments. Additionally, IBM will be previewing several of its software delivery products in a cloud environment, giving clients an early look at how they can minimize costs while freeing up resources for investments in new projects. With the Jazz technology platform serving as the basis for implementing today's new products and enhancements, IBM continues to help clients deploy flexible business processes to improve cross-organizational collaboration. Improving Collaboration to Achieve Desired Business Outco... (more)

iPhone 3G S Announced at WWDC 09

WOW... There is nobody like Apple to spring a few surprises and yesterdays WWDC 09 Keynote had some interesting announcements. I am not going to go into each in depth as there are enough websites out there that have, blow by blow. See TUAW , Gizmodo , MacWorld , CNet News First thing to say is, that what most folks were right on, was that there would be no Steve Jobs and secondly what most did not expect was that... we got an iPhone announcement! Read on... Snow Leopard announcement - available from September for $29 upgrade Macbook Pro announcements - some new specification enhancements etc iPhone OS 3.0 announcement - available worldwide June 17 and free for iPhone customers, but $9.95 for iPod Touch owners. Developers in the Apple Developer Program can get the near-final version immediately iPhone3G S announcement - available June 19 & later in some countries TUA... (more)

Senthil Krishnapillai of Sybase iAnywhere Speaks with SYS-CON.TV

Did you miss the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit EAST in New York City which happened June 22-23 2009? Shame on you if you were not there, but do not worry as the guys at SYS-CON.TV recorded an interview with Senthil Krishnapillai of Sybase iAnywhere. See it here. Senthil covers quite a few interesting ideas and Sybase directions with regard to Enterprise iPhone & Enterprise Mobility. Sybase will also be sponsoring and presenting at the iPhone Developer Summit WEST in Santa Clara, CA on Nov 3rd ... (more)

Opportunities and Enterprise Mobility?

This is the third 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 discuss the Opportunities that lie in front of companies that undertake an Enterprise Mobility Strategy. As part of making 'Mobility for the Masses', that I mentioned in my last article, the Information Worker (example here) has become a key mobile worker. The oppertunites to be gained here are... Ability to mobilize workflow Enabling transparency of business processes Zero latency of the above Agility of the worker with competitive data at their fingertips... anytime & anywhere Many critical processes are part of business process/workflow such as Purchase order requisition, HR requisition, Expense approvals, Intranet notifications, Timesheets, Tracking KPIs and CRM sales activity. If these ... (more)

ClickInsights: Mistakes to Avoid in Copy Used for Lead Generation

Content Marketing Journal on Ulitzer One of the purposes of writing copy is to generate leads. What are the challenges in writing good copy that not only educates prospects and customers but also draws them in as leads for your business? We have invited White Paper Experts to shed light on the following question: "What mistakes must a copywriter avoid in copy used for lead generation?". Read on to get their insights. Recommended Resources from Experts on white papers Books Michael Stelzner's Book Writing White Papers: How to Capture Readers and Keep Them Engaged Jonathan Kantor's Crafting White Paper 2.0 Bob Bly's Book The White Paper Marketing Handbook Others WhitePaperSource Online Forum WhitePaperSource Newsletter How to Write a White Paper – A White Paper on White Papers Scribd for reference and distribution of white papers 5 Steps to a White Paper that Pulls in... (more)

Gas-to-Liquid Market (GTL) Set to Grow at 7.8% CAGR : 2013-2018 Worldwide Forecasts

DALLAS, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Market 2014-2018" research report of 64 pages, published in August 2014, to its store. This research forecasts the Global GTL (Gas-to-Liquid) market to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% over the period 2013-2018. The Global Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Market 2014-2018 research report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of industry. A GTL is the refinery process of converting natural gas into long chain hydrocarbon products such as GTL diesel and GTL gasoline. Natural gases are converted into liquid fuels either via direct conversion or by using syngas as an intermediate. Commenting on the report, an analyst said: "One of the key emerging trends in the market is increased investment in the market to improve GTL technology. Many market vendors are investing in different equipment... (more)

RE: RE: Keep business-process-specific data separate?

Hi Roger, The response from your colleague is what I tend to do in these circumstances. It is basically the concept of an envelope. Sometime last century, I worked on the envelope for the UK Government Gateway. Here, all information that was peripheral to the processing of the data was put into the envelope. This includes information such as the timestamp for receipt of the data by the Gateway. This is relevant in terms of whether you get fined for late submission of a tax return, but not for processing the return itself. Since many document types go through the same Gateway business process, they all share a common envelope structure. It is this last point that seems most relevant to you. Your transportation request gets timestamped, possibly by two departments. If other document types may go through the same business process, keep the business process data in a ... (more)

Everyone Likes Something for Free, But...

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 there. ... (more)