Common Javascript and jQuery Mistakes

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Javascript and jQuery can be tricky. Here is some advice to avoid common pitfalls. Missing SemicolonsJavascript will automatically insert semicolons at the end of any line, so not including them isn’t necessarily ‘wrong’. However, for code maintainability and debugging they should always be included. Also, you cannot minify Javascript without including semicolons, which is desirable […]

iPhoneTracker Shows GPS Location History

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If you have a Mac, this is a fascinating app that will show your GPS location history based on your iPhone sync backups. There has been a lot of discussion around this app about privacy, what is being recorded without “opting in”, etc., but to actually see the raw data is an eye opener.

U.S. Department of Treasury Uses EASE SDK Image Recognition Engine

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Apperian has been chosen by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, to provide key technology used in the just released EyeNote iPhone and iPad application. EyeNote is a very cool app that will “denominate” — figure out the value of a paper currency bill — any Federal Reserve Notes as […]

Security Questions Before Building Mobile Apps

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The recent CSO Article, “8 security questions to ask before building mobile applications” got me to thinking. The competing needs of users and security are very clear when building enterprise mobile apps to run on devices such as smart phones and tablets. We need to make sure employees “eat the dog food” by presenting a […]

MIT Sloan Picks Enterprise Tech Companies to Demo at Symposium

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Every year MIT’s CIO Symposium selects ten companies to demonstrate their technology for CIOs and IT executives. The participants for this year have just been announced, and we’re thrilled that Apperian was selected to demonstrate Enterprise App Services Environment (EASE). If you’d like to attend visit the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium on Digital Business site.

Apperian Named One of “2011 Hottest Boston Companies” in Boston

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Apperian has been named one of the “Hottest Companies in Boston” for technology companies by Lead411. The “Boston Hottest Companies” awards recognize the top 75 growing companies in the Boston area that are privately held and have over the prior two years had an 100% increase in revenues or have raised over $5M in funding. […]

Five predictions for the future of mobile computing hardware and software

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When analysts and bloggers look at the future of computing, mobile or otherwise, they often focus on hardware developments. Whether their enthusiasm is justified or not, people get excited about higher resolution screens, front facing cameras and dual-core processors. The majority of the growth experienced by the mobile industry over the last several years, however, […]

A New Way to Empower Mobile Workers

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The April 2011 issue of CFO Magazine article A New Way to Empower Mobile Workers shows how corporate app stores bring an “App Store” like distribution model to mobile employees. ROI is the key. The article features examples of “high value” apps from companies including Genentech and Kraft Foods. The cost of building “in-house” apps […]