Archive | March, 2011

Apperian Raises $9.5 Million from Top VC Firms

Apperian has just closed a $9.5 million round of venture financing, with investments from North Bridge Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ (KPCB) iFund, CommonAngels and LaunchCapital, the last two of which provided the company’s seed financing. We are all thrilled to have such great firms support our efforts to transform […]

Effective Web Application Debugging

Modern, AJAX-heavy web development is complicated and difficult to debug. The real problem is lack of information- the quintessential example is “The Silence”, when you expect something to happen and you get nothing back, and you have to investigate based on intuition. Javascript often crashes without giving any error message, making it even harder to […]

10 tips for successfully managing an iPhone or Android app development project

By David Goldstein (Project Management Professional – PMI Institute) Manage the customer’s perceptions Customers often approach us with ideas for apps without having prior app development experience themselves. Due to the ubiquity of apps and the seeming ease with which they are created, customers expect their apps to perform like the best apps with only […]

Trying to Stay Sane at Mobile Madness!

The Xconomists are one of the most talented and connected bunch around. The second annual Mobile Madness event did not disappoint the over 300 attendees who showed up. I was on the panel with Mort Rosenthal, CEO of Enterprise Mobile, Ken Singer, CEO of Ondeego, and Santiago Becerra, CEO of MeLLmo (Roambi) and the conversation […]

Apperian Releases EASE 1.5

Apperian has released EASE version 1.5. For full details on the release check out the EASE WIKI Release Notes. Some of the great new features and enhancements include:

Can you "push" an App to an iPhone or iPad?

There has been quite a bit of chatter regarding the ability to “push” in-house apps to an IOS devices without user intervention. Some MDM vendors have claimed that they can “push” apps. However, this is false. There is no way to install an app onto an iOS device without at least one “prompt” requiring user […]

iPad 2 Support for the Enterprise User

The iPad 2 announcement today could be summed up as faster, lighter, camera-aware, facetiming, and available at the same “low low” price. The announcement was consumer heavy: lots of info on new cool apps, downloading and sharing content, and making movies. But, we can glean some business applicable features.