Communicating Between Android Apps

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Android Inter-Process Communication At the simplest level there are two different ways for apps to interact on Android: via Intents, passing data from one application to another; and through Services, where one application provides functionality for others to use. There are different ways to utilize both methods, depending on what you want to accomplish and […]

Resist the Urge to Build One Enterprise App that Does it All!

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In the rush to go mobile, it can be tempting to build one enterprise app that does it all. While it may seem like a good idea to give mobile users access to a full suite of options, it comes at a steep price—usability. In the mobile environment, you can have too much of a […]

Why Putting Your Enterprise Apps in a Public App Store is Dangerous


There are many different ways to distribute enterprise mobile apps. Two popular methods are via app stores, either public or private. At first glance, a public app store may seem like a viable solution – cheap to use, and leverages a model that your end users are familiar with. However, this is not only a […]

The “Mobile Generation” Goes to University

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Today’s youth—also known as Gen Y or Millenials who were born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s—are passionate mobile users. According to a study conducted by Mitek and Zogby Analytics, nearly 90% of Millenials say their smartphones never leave their sides and 80% admit that they reach for them as soon as they […]

When Agile Is Done Badly


Agile development has become very popular in the high tech world, to the point where most companies think they need to be a part of the movement even if they are not sure why or how.  Like anything that requires a measure of discipline, agile development requires knowledge and training. If you listen to how […]

Securing & Managing Apps on Unmanaged Devices

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Research firm Gartner expects that nearly 40% of all employers will require employees to supply their own mobile devices as soon as 2016. By 2017, that figure is expected to rise 50%. With mobility trends clearly pointing to the dominance of unmanaged devices sooner rather than later, organizations without a enterprise mobility solution specifically intended for […]

Recap: Enterprise Mobility Pro Peer Group – Philadelphia Meetup

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We had a lively discussion at this morning’s breakfast meetup with attendees from Vanguard, Blue Cross Blue Shield and National Board of Medical Examiners. Scott Phelps, Head of Global eBusiness at DLL, led the conversation, focusing on how to drive business value with enterprise mobile apps. Here are a few of the insightful topics that […]

Mobile App Distribution: Mobilizing Your Dealer Network

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The sales industry has always embraced new technology. Clunky laptops and drab PowerPoint presentations were once all field reps had at their disposal. Now smartphones and tablets are the new tools of the trade. Coupled with enterprise mobile apps, sales teams can use their personal devices to do their job better. However, you can’t expect […]

Mobile Security Issues: DAR, DIU, DIM

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Protecting data – whether it’s the cell phone numbers to reach your kids’ teachers or nuclear reactor control codes – is much the same today as it was fifty years ago.  Although the working environment is different, the same fundamental principles apply.  For any secure system, three factors need to be addressed: Data At Rest (DAR) […]