On October 17th, we celebrated the grand opening of our new design and development space in Raleigh, North Carolina. In a little over a year, the company grew from a staff of 5 to over 30 employees in the Raleigh area thanks to great clients and partnerships. The evening marked a huge milestone for us, as we now have a large place to call our own.
Recently, Apple users have expressed their frustration. Their favorite applications are no longer working. This problem is directly traceable to the release of a new operating system version. VentureBeat’s analysis of the effect of iOS 7 on average application ratings paints a bleak picture of how well developers have done preparing for the new operating system. The average star rating for an application in the app store is 3.56.
The newest addition to our Raleigh office is a Mobile Evolution and Enterprise Interaction Technology exhibit. It highlights significant changes in the mobile industry and how they have affected businesses and communication in a growing mobile world.
Through the years
Mobile technology is hardly new. Forethought and experiments around the idea started over 40 years ago, with momentum building rapidly after the turn of the century:
Co-author: Aaron Shook
IBM Worklight is widely used for building enterprise hybrid applications, but did you know that it is also a premier platform for developing mobile websites?
Several of our clients have chosen Worklight to build their mobile websites quickly and efficiently, while also experiencing significant cost-savings. Here are some of the top considerations that drove their decision:
Stephanie Trunzo, Chief Creative Officer, recently shared a letter that she wrote to her father about how she sees her role building enterprise mobility strategy for our clients. Stephanie realized a peek into her personal thoughts on our business might be interesting to others as well: those of you who work with her at PointSource, those of you who are currently our clients, and those who we hope will soon become our clients. She is excited to practice the art of the possible with you!
We are excited to announce Luke Langford as our new Vice President of Sales and Business Development and a key member of our executive team.
Given the mobile industry’s rapid evolution and our own growth at PointSource, we have been looking to engage a sales leader with mobile marketplace skills, business acumen, and leadership. We have become the key mobile business partner for IBM, and today we are the only partner with the Mobile First Capability Authorization for IBM software. That achievement means we not only have the technical skills to support the whole IBM solution, but we also have actively delivered and deployed the solution to multiple clients successfully.
Is 2013 the year of the smart watch? Samsung and Sony have both released a smart watch. A kickstarter funded smart watch has also entered production, while rumors continue to swirl about an Apple iWatch. Every tech blog is abuzz with predictions about these devices; however, most articles seem to focus on the consumer aspect of these watches. Few articles consider the implications of smart watches on the enterprise. Because at PointSource we are focused on enabling enterprise mobile applications, we are constantly examining how the next phase of form factors will impact business interactions.
Often when we are helping customers understand their mobile development platform options, they ask about the differences between IBM Worklight and Apache Cordova. They also wonder why we recommend Worklight as the best all-around platform. In this post, we will summarize the main differences between Worklight and Cordova, the strengths and weaknesses of each, and why we believe Worklight is the right choice for enterprise mobile application development.
As an enterprise mobility strategy firm, we have seen the challenges that our clients face with fragmentation across mobile device platform complexity, trying to keep up with ever changing platform updates and form factor evolution. As application patterns shift over time, development teams use IBM Worklight to optimize integrations; reuse existing skills and tools; and deliver mobile apps faster to more devices and users. Some of the primary differentiators we discuss with our clients include:
Apple's iOS 7 will soon be available for recent versions of iOS devices. As such, all application developers are preparing for major changes. Will old applications look and feel right after such a radical OS redesign? Will they take advantage of all the new system features? Here is a quick guide to what you need to be aware of as the release of iOS 7 gets closer.