Digital transformation fueled by mobility is impacting businesses in more profound ways than ever before—it is reinventing enterprise strategy. There is an increasing need for agility and hybrid IT models to support data-hungry applications in faster development cycles. The demands on infrastructure and developers are high. Businesses need better ways to quickly deliver high-quality applications that provide exceptional mobile moments, inspiring employee engagement and customer loyalty.
We know from the last C-suite study that over 84 percent of CIOs invest in mobile solutions. Now with the latest Center for Applied Insights study of 585 developers, released this week, we also understand that two-thirds of mobile projects are at risk of failure. Yet there are four key drivers that can improve the odds of success substantially. We thought it was important enough that we’ll be sharing this research and our perspectives with CIOs face-to-face today at the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo in Orlando.Tweet
It’s no longer a newfangled fad to automate things around the house using devices that do the heavy lifting for you. Like many of you, in my home I’m using gadgets such as Nest smart thermostats, Nest Protect smoke detectors, WeMo home automation products and LIFX wifi-enabled smart bulbs.
How could I take my home automation to the next level? A logical step was to play with Internet of Things (IoT) widgets and devices such as LightBlue Bean and Raspberry Pi. Maybe I could orchestrate the devices and behaviors using the IoT cloud and apps like IFTTT, which makes it possible to set behaviors in response to given conditions. For example, within IFTTT I can schedule events like sunsets to switch on a light through WeMo (though time zones seem to be an issue with these events in the cloud sometimes). Continue Reading »Tweet
User feedback can make or break a business today. Negative app store ratings are as powerful as bad restaurant or product reviews—a few disapproving remarks is all it takes for consumers to move on to another brand or app. In fact, 79 percent of users would only retry an app once or twice before ditching it.
So what can you do to keep your users happy instead of letting your app become a relic of mobile app history?
Prioritizing quality from end to end
To continuously deliver top-quality mobile apps, you need to consider quality assurance at each and every step of the mobile application lifecycle. Automated and interactive testing, in-app bug reporting, crash analysis and user sentiment analysis all play a role in successful mobile development, helping companies to monitor, measure and improve app quality as they go.
Given users’ low tolerance for app failures, you can’t afford not to pay attention to what they have to say. Continue Reading »Tweet