In this recent webcast Ben Whaley and Alan Ho discussed the latest thinking in DevOps and how great DevOps helps tune performance, improve stability, and meet the new operational challenges of battery life, disparate OSs and versions, Apple & Google duopoly, and more presented by mobile apps. Check out the video and slides to learn how to operate your mobile apps so that they successfully engage users and build a 5-star reputation.
Thanks to those who joined and coded along during this week's webcast. @timanglade demonstrated how to build a store locator app using HTML5 and Adobe PhoneGap, incorporating geolocation and context-aware app features, and deploying easily with Apigee. The recorded webcast, the final code and the finished app are now available.
In my last blog post, Optimizing for Mobile? Bounded, Piggy-Backed Mobile Network Transmissions, I talked about a way to reduce battery consumption and optimize apps for mobile.
The current implementation of the Apigee Mobile Analytics SDK (Android and iOS) follows a simplistic timed interval (60 seconds by default) for upload of secondary traffic (device metrics). This guarantees that the radio will be in the high state (turned on if it were off) at least once per minute. We will be revving our SDK to build in a bounded, piggy-backed strategy for secondary traffic to support the arguments...
By 2013, most major companies with a mature web presence have had a couple of iterations of their mobile apps out in the marketplace. As with any new and maturing channel (web, social, etc.), customers begin to look less for new features - and more for features optimized for their daily lives. Many companies that implemented their mobile app in 2012 or earlier simply ported the most compelling experiences from their website to mobile devices. The next logical phase of a mobile strategy is to build and improve user experience ...
In this recent webcast, @landlessness and @kevinswiber discussed the 3-tier architecture of presentation, logic and data which power the mobile web. Behind the logic and presentation layers, the data tier is traditionally driven by relational databases. Today, with rich APIs available for developers to store application data, a traditional RDB is often not used by modern apps. This shift is causing the data tier to undergo a great amount of change and is driving change up through the logic and presentation tiers.
To uncover the expectations and ratings criteria for mobile apps on smartphones and tablets, we recently conducted a Mobile App Review Survey* of over 500 American mobile app users, aged 18 and older. The survey found that fully 96% of American mobile app users say there are frustrations that would lead them to give an app a bad review, including: Freezes – 76%, Crashes – 71%, Slow responsiveness – 59%, Heavy battery usage – 55%, Too many ads – 53%.
In this webcast, Amir Nathoo of Trigger.io and Tim Anglade of Apigee discussed the latest trends and technologies in mobile app development, the components of the new mobile stack, and the technical and business consequences of building with HTML versus native.