How developers can prepare for the new era of content and data
The world is about to experience an explosion of personal video and data as wearable devices become more pervasive. Wearable technology recently dominated the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and is marked as the big topic of conversation at Mobile World Congress later this month.
According to ABI Research analyst, Aapo Markkanen, multiple device ownership and the pervasiveness of cameras that generate high quality video is strongly driving consumer cloud storage growth. But what’s...
PixlCloud CEO Raffael Marty on the importance of security visualisation
Raffael Marty, the founder and CEO of PixlCloud, a next-generation data visualisation application for big data, is one of the most influential names in big data, analytics and visualisation.
Having been named in the top 200 thought leaders in big data and analytics by Analytics Week, Marty has also served as chief security strategist with Splunk and was a co-founder of Loggly, a cloud-based log management solution.
For more than 12 years Marty...
The two dimensions of application programming experience (APX)
This post is influenced by a recent discussion on the Developer Evangelists group on LinkedIn about “What developers want from API providers.” I bring together various trains of thoughts here.
What developers want from API providers ?
There is an upcoming notion of APX – the application programming experience –...
Has Hummingbird arrived in the UK?
The biggest change to Google’s search algorithm since 2001 took place last month and, the chances are, you won’t have noticed. But that was Google’s intention because, whilst Hummingbird qualifies as a completely new algorithm, it’s designed to contextualise long-tail searches, with the aim of delivering an improved user experience for voice search (Google Glass is just one device that will drive this increase in the coming months and years). As the BBC noted in its coverage, quoting Google, “Hummingbird is focused more on...
Using customer development concepts in building a lean startup
I consider the Lean Startup principles as very useful and efficient – not just for launching a startup, but also for any internal activities or projects you may have. If you are interested you can read up on a summary about the “Lean Startup principles and mobile app development”.
Related to this I just finished a module on Udacity – the free online university – about
Top 3 best practices for tablet advertising
Large and small advertisers around the globe have begun leveraging the potential of tablet devices. Be it top grossing apps like Candy Crush Saga, or highly popular apps like WeChat, they have all extended their mobile presence to tablet devices and are doing extremely well. So what are these advertisers doing differently that is making them so successful?
The answer is simple – they treat smartphones and tablets differently. Greater screen size, better display, unique usage patterns; all these features...
KitKat: Android doesn’t “Take a Break”
In a shock announcement which took the world off guard, Google - perhaps strategically - revealed the name of their upcoming Android release as ‘KitKat’.
The famous Nestlé chocolate bar with the slogan “Take a Break, Have a KitKat” will surely benefit from this increased publicity - and what publicity it is. Naturally, many people assumed this was a clever marketing strategy by Nestlé. Then the iconic statue went up outside Google HQ.
It’s hard to tell the size of...
Worried about app security? Go hybrid
UK’s lead mobile development firm launches The Responsive Website Company
Your favourite publication may not be responsive yet – watch this space - but the inevitability is any website worth their two cents will be utilising responsive designs over the next few years.
Clifton-based The Responsive Website Company is priming itself to be at the forefront of development.
TRW is a sister company of mobile development firm Mubaloo. As the UK’s leader of this field; the company has already proven its worth.
Featuring clients including Channel 4, Sky, Samsung, Lovefilm, NHS,...