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4th Generation of Mobile (Aug 2016)

Mobile adoption is still growing. A good example is Facebook with 1 Billion+ users and around 56% of its user-base being mobile-only users as of July 2016 (see source). Mobile adoption has matured — apps are not dying. Instead when you have the…

US Mobile Market Update – Q3 2015 (Chetan Sharma)

Check out Chetan’s latest report, US Mobile Market Update – Q3 2015. Some highlights below. More details are available at: http://chetansharma.com/connectedconsumer15.htm. Handsets – As expected, (a) Smartphones continue to rule, with penetration in the US now at 78%! (b) On the opposite end,…

Bit.ly is not in Lybia

When deploying (mobile) apps for verticals such as Healthcare or Banking, you typically have to get the app approved or blessed by the customer’s IT security team. Some tips or info: Only deploy, even for Proof of Concepts (POCs), properly signed apps Do…

Improving The Patient Experience (early 2015)

Disclaimer: The French Hospital Medical Center app is powered by Phunware’s Vertical Solutions platform, one of the products that I manage at Phunware. As the mobile lifestyle, advanced smartphones and advanced networks continue its path to convergence powering the pervasive, actionable Mobile Context,…

NIST releases guide to mobile app security (early 2015)

NIST Special Publication 800-163 Vetting the Security of Mobile Applications Steve Quirolgico Jeffrey Voas Tom Karygiannis Christoph Michael Karen Scarfone This publication is available free of charge from: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-163. Also attached: NIST.SP.800-163 /ceo

Three Generations of Mobile Apps (Aug 2014)

We currently are at the third generation of native Mobile apps (2014), with each generation building upon the previous one. The first generation was introduced to the “masses” circa 2000. This generation of mobile apps were Operator-centric and built for the first generation…

On Android and Fragmentation (early 2014)

Due to its origins and philosophy with respect to openness, Android is a fragmented mobile platform. This is illustrated next: There are different kinds of fragmentation to keep in mind. Android platform versions. To minimize fragmentation-related headaches, decide early on what versions of…

Using Android’s Advertising ID

My most recent piece is about Using Android’s Advertising ID (Safari Online Books blog). The ability to identify users is important for advertising, analytics and other purposes. Android developers typically rely on the Android Device ID or Telephony IDs such as the International…

On Location (and Other Sensitive) Data

Installing apps, Android in this case, is at times a bit of WTF. It shouldn’t have to, but it is. The amount of personal information that some apps gather can be extreme. This concern is especially true after Google removed the very necessary…

shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future

Check out Rudy De Waele’s new book project titled shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future — a collaborative book including foresights on how technology will impact our future by some of the world’s leading experts. See the related Kickstarter project.…

Congratulations to Filament Labs, Winner of the Mobile Monday Austin App/Startup Showcase at TWS 2013

“With such convergence happening with technology and healthcare, especially right here in Austin, and especially with mobile technology, it is great to see a company like Filament Labs be recognized,” said C. Enrique Ortiz, organizer of Mobile Monday Austin. At the recently completed…

Android 4.4 (KitKat) is Here!

Check out the new guest post that I wrote on Android 4.4, for the Safari Books Online blog. It summarizes what is new on Android and related important information. In this post we will explore the major changes introduced in Android 4.4. Android…

Betting on Nokia (2013)

(Image source: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk) Have you given up on Nokia? From my perspective, due to its recent (couple of years old) debacles and endeavors with MSFT, I had stayed away from Nokia. I never believed on how their MSFT strategy was approached. Nokia should…

App Showcase at Texas Wireless Summit 2013 (Oct 18)

The 11th annual Texas Wireless Summit (Oct 18, 2013) continues the tradition of providing a forum for industry leaders and academics to discuss emerging technologies and business models that will shape the industry over the upcoming two to three years. As in previous…

On Voice Apps (and Contextual Voice/Communications)

Image Source: The Future of the Web and Mobile (Feb 2007) For years I have been working on mobile and related software development. This has been a world of “data”-and consumer and enterprise applications and infrastructure, that for me started in 1999-2000 with…

Dell is going Private (2013)

A month after I wrote Dell to exit global smartphone business, now I hear rumors that Dell is going private. Many years ago I was predicting that an Asian company would buy Dell, but I wasn’t expecting Dell going private. The Dell story…

Startup Showcase at Texas Wireless Summit 2012

This Friday October 26, 2012 is the Texas Wireless Summit. And as part of the event we are having the annual Mobile Monday Austin Startup Showcase. (Also, don’t forget that on Oct 22 we are having our regular Mobile Monday Austin event at…

Total Time Spend Using Mobile Web vs. Apps (October 2012)

Saw this today at BI website… Source: Apps More And More Important Than The Mobile Web (Business Intelligence). Original report by Nielsen. The above is self-explanatory… What I find ‘funny’ is that over time I have noticed that Business Intelligence’s opinion on “native…

The Eternal Debate — MoMo London Event on HTML5 v.s. Native (Sept 2012)

Image Source: Mobile App Testing Blog Seems that I missed a very good debate. I just read a blog on MoMo London event on HTML5 v.s. Native. Seems like an eternal debate. Today in 2012, I am still amazed we still are debating…

Android Platform Versions (2012)

Below is a snapshot of the Android platform distribution, as of September 2012. As you can see, the majority of the devices out there, close to 60%, are still 2.3 (Gingerbread). This is followed by ICS with close to 21%. Froyo 2.2 is…

“The biggest mistake we made as a company was not investing enough on native.” — Zuckerberg (2012)

The title of this blog is not what Zuckerberg actually said, but is what he really meant. From TechCrunch Disrupt — Zuckerberg Shows He’s The Right Man For The Job: “The biggest mistake we made as a company was betting too much on…

Starbucks App == Mobile + Convenience

The Starbucks App for Android 2.0 is out on Google Play (see announcement on VentureBeat). Good to see… (I was one of the people who contributed design & dev to this product, specifically the Card Management tab/functionality, plus some other.) Starbucks have proven,…

Security & Privacy on Mobile Apps, Part 3 – PCI Compliance

This is Part 3 of a series on Security & Privacy for Mobile Apps. Part 1 of this series introduced main concepts related to security on mobile apps. Part 2 went deeper into the security elements and guidelines related to security and privacy…

On Mobile Industry Numbers and Mobile Jobs

The other day I tweeted this: Just saw this — no better time to be a mobile developer than today | Mobile, Java Developers Hard to Find: Dice – eweek.com/c/a/IT-Managem… — CEO (@eortiz) July 11, 2012 (URL: https://twitter.com/eortiz/status/223096404233564160) Then I read at the…

Security & Privacy on Mobile Apps, Part 1 – Introduction

This is Part 1 of a series on Security & Privacy for Mobile Apps. (Note: in this article mobile apps means both native and webapps) Are you Serious About Security on your mobile apps or webapps? Security and privacy is an area that…

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