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April 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Tips for Speed in Mobile Web—Part IV

In the previous posts (Part I, Part II, & Part III) we learned all about latency on a mobile devices, avoiding redirects, and eliminating render blocking resources and prioritize visible content.  Now we are going to learn about how to test everything.

April 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Tips for Speed in Mobile Web—Part III

In our previous posts (Part I & Part II) we talked about the poor performance of latency with mobile networks as well as a great way for saving a bunch of time on initial page loads by avoiding landing page redirect.  Our next tip is to eliminate render blocking resources and prioritize visible content.

April 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Tips for Speed in Mobile Web—Part II

Avoiding landing page redirects is exactly as it sounds.  Don’t use redirects!  This really just comes down to numbers.  Take for instance the mobile device has a latency somewhere between the 150 and 400 ms, a round number being 200 ms.  When making a call to a website from the device there are essentially three round trips from the device to the server with HTTP and four round trips if you are using HTTPS.

April 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Tips for Speed in Mobile Web—Part I

As the number of smart devices continues to grow throughout the world it is becoming increasingly important to build websites to be fast, efficient, and easy to use on a mobile device. Because of this necessity, I have put together a four part series on addressing performance concerns as it pertains to mobile.

April 28, 2014 | Lynlee Espeseth: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?

Watching Mad Men, it’s hard not to think that in the 1950’s and 60’s, advertising and marketing jobs were much easier. You created a compelling ad with some great copy and images, put in on TV or in a magazine, and you were done.

March 31, 2014 | Shawn Tennyson: Mobile Technology for the Consumer: iBeacon and NFC explained

Since Apple’s announcement last year of iBeacon, Near Field Communications (NFC), has been cast aside by the tech media as antiquated technology. But upon closer scrutiny, there is a place for both when engaging the consumer via their mobile device.

March 28, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Android Wear SDK

In case you missed it, last week Google announced their preview SDK for Android Wearables.  I am sure you are wondering, what does this mean?  It means that Google has recognized the trend of wearables and sees them as being the future for mobile.

March 28, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Mobile March TC 2014

Mobile March TC
If you missed it, last week was time again for Mobile March.  Mobile March is a one day event dedicated to exploring the latest in mobile technology and trends which is held every year in the twin cities of MN. 

March 27, 2014 | Craig Isakson: iOS:  Programmatically Posting to HTTP and WebView

When working with mobile apps there may come a time when you need to hook your native app up to a webview.  All-in-all this is a fairly simple process but as with anything there is always a gotcha lurking around the corner.

March 27, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Android:  Programmatically Posting to HTTP and WebView

When working with mobile apps there may come a time when you need to hook your native app up to a webview.  All-in-all this is a fairly simple process but as with anything there is always a gotcha lurking around the corner.

February 04, 2014 | Craig Isakson: JSON Generator for Apex in Salesforce

JSON is great for passing data from here to there and there to here.  For the most part there are a lot of different tools and libraries that exist for dealing with JSON for different platforms like Android/Java and iOS/Objective-C.

January 30, 2014 | Shawn Tennyson: iBeacon = Bluetooth Bliss

iBeacon is a new technology that extends Location Services in iOS. Your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. can alert apps when you approach or leave a location with an iBeacon.