Windows Mobile Web Apps to Android, Fast.

By | Development, Enterprise Mobility

As technology advances, enterprises are finding themselves wondering what do we do to catch up? A lot of companies have their systems designed to work on older devices that run operating systems such as Windows CE and many of their apps are in a form of web applications . Most of these corporations are struggling with the decision of how to upgrade to newer platforms fast and without spending tons of money.  The solution could be as simple as “Let’s leverage what we have and temporarily adapt it to what we need until we can fully integrate the new technology.”   Using the following steps could help companies migrate fast and allow them to migrate to newer platforms with only a couple of lines of code.

 

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Windows 10 Mobile – Newest features to win the race against Android and iOS

By | Development, Enterprise Mobility

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Not many believe in Microsoft anymore, and some have zero confidence in what it will bring to the table, especially in the mobile space. However,  I believe Windows 10 mobile could be the beginning of a new era for Microsoft. I know what you are thinking – Microsoft is way behind their game.  I don’t blame you-  I was in the same boat until the new OS was announced. Microsoft is on its way to release its full version of Windows 10 at the end of July and, with it, the hope that it will save Windows Phones from hitting rock bottom. Microsoft is creating a  positive vibe among  consumers and developers  with great ideas like One Application Platform, allowing porting of Android and iOS apps to the Windows ecosystem, and other great improvements of core features like Cortana and the new Internet Explorer (Project Spartan), among others.

Microsoft in the mobile space

We all know Microsoft has struggled immensely since the appearance of the iOS and Android operating systems. Therefore, a lot of consumers and developers have left the Windows environment and switched to its competitors.  When someone asks, “What about the Windows Phone?,” usually the response is “Who cares about Windows”.

On the consumer side, as well as the enterprise, Microsoft is near the bottom in terms of market share. Figure 1 shows  the percentage  of registered Mobile Operating Systems as of 2014.  Android has a dominance of  roughly 52% market share, followed by iOS  at 39% and Windows at 2.5%.

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Figure 1 – Mobile OS market share. Image provided by http://www.netmarketshare.com

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Swift: The New Programming Language For Your Next App

By | Development, Enterprise Mobility
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At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) held in June 2014, Apple introduced a revolutionary, new programming language for Mac and iOS developers. The new language is called Swift, and it allows developers to create apps faster and more efficiently. Swift will give Objective-C developers access to an easier and more robust language and will also attract new developers with backgrounds in scripting languages, such as Python or JavaScript.  The real challenge will be to see if Swift can be used to create successful projects and transition existing Objective-C apps to make use of this new language.

“We had to ask ourselves the question: What would it be like if we had Objective-C without the baggage of C?” -Craig Federighi

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