Category Archives: Mobile App Dev

Mobile app developers take note – federal COPPA crackdown coming

By Fred Donovan Mobile app developers will feel the heat from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) crackdown on children’s data collection that violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), according to Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the privacy think tank … Continue reading

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MBaaS helps developers grapple with the complexity of mobile app development

By Fred Donovan A few years ago, a number of startups saw the need to provide a cloud-based middleware platform, known as mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS), to help app developers handle the proliferation of mobile apps, which can strain service performance, storage … Continue reading

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Enterprise mobility in 2014: App-ocalypse Now?

By Charles McLellan These days, it’s increasingly rare that ‘work’ is exclusively done at a traditional desk, in a traditional office on a traditional desktop computer. Of course plenty of people still operate in this way, but many also want or … Continue reading

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Kinvey Releases MBaaS Web and Hybrid SDKs to Support Enterprise HTML5-Based App Development

Kinvey, the leading enterprise Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) platform, today announced new comprehensive libraries for mobile web development including the full range of JavaScript, Backbone.js, Ember.js and Angular.js frameworks in addition to enhancements to its PhoneGap and Appcelerator Titanium … Continue reading

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3 Best Practices for Enterprise APIs

By Chris Marsh. The confluence of mobile devices, distributed cloud services and SaaS applications is changing the very rules of the game for enterprise IT and requires the rethinking of what products and services are offered to customers, users and … Continue reading

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Google unveils Android Wear software platform for smart watches and wearables

By Shane Cole. Google took the wraps off of Android Wear, an initiative aimed at creating a variant of the company’s Android mobile operating system that is specially adapted to meet the needs of wearable devices. Android Wear will provide hardware … Continue reading

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Android fragmentation challenges enterprises, app developers and manufacturers

By Fred Donovan. The fragmentation of the Android ecosystem not only challenges enterprises confronting BYOD and app developers creating apps that work across all devices, but also handset manufacturers trying to retain customers. According to a study by OpenSignal, there were 11,868 distinct Android … Continue reading

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