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October 31, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Firefox OS Developer Preview

Not too long ago I wrote about the Firefox OS for mobile phones.  As a quick recap, Firefox has been developing a new mobile OS using HTML5 as it’s sole platform for apps and tools.  Think of Firefox OS as Chrome OS’s little cousin.

October 31, 2013 | Brianne Carlsrud: Marketo Social Marketing

I have become exposed to a variety of social media marketing tools—listening, analytics and publishing platforms—by sitting through demos, watching webinars and working directly in the tools. I’ve had the privilege to work directly in Marketo’s Social Marketing application, so what better way to share my experience and knowledge with you all than write a blog post about it?

September 30, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Making mobile applications for Enterprise better

I recently read an article on VentureBeat about why mobile apps for enterprise suck.  It got me thinking about all of the poor implementations of enterprise for mobile I have seen throughout the years.  It is getting better but it is taking time.

September 30, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Android Renderscript Intrinsics

If you are an Android developer and do any kind of image manipulation, you have probably heard of Renderscript Intrinsics.  If you have not heard of Renderscript Intrinsics, keep reading!!

September 30, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Importance of response time in Mobile Applications

One of the biggest downfalls of many mobile applications is their actual or perceived response time.  I can never stress enough the importance of optimizing the experience to either give the user the data they want right away or somehow distract them to hold their attention longer.

September 30, 2013 | Shawn Tennyson: Digital Concierge Signage Provides Guests the Information They Want

Digital concierge signage is an interactive touch screen solution that gives hotel guests access to virtual concierge services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

August 30, 2013 | Shawn Tennyson: New Study Reveals Digital Signage’s Impact on Sales and Promotions in Casinos

The study compared venues with digital signage to venues with static signage to venues with no signage to measure the effectiveness on sales and promotions.

August 28, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Google’s Mobile Backend Starter for Android

One common theme throughout the majority of mobile applications is their connection to data living off of the device.  Whether it be your Facebook news feed or your Gmail inbox, your important and social data lives in the cloud.

August 28, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Android ActionBarCompat

If you are an Android developer you are probably familiar with the Actionbar.  The action bar is there to provide actions throughout your application.  It can include a lot of value to your app and provide a great way for navigation and presenting the user with pertinent information and actions that they may take.

August 28, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Speaking at Dreamforce 2013

I learned a little over a week ago that I would have the opportunity to present at this year’s Dreamforce.  So, if you happen to be going to Dreamforce this year and are looking to learn more about building hybrid mobile applications on the Force.com platform, stop on by my session.

July 30, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Web, Hybrid, Native Part I—Web

One of the most often asked questions when consulting for mobile development is what is the difference between web, hybrid, and native applications.  Often times the business needs to know the specifics and how they affect the bottom line and user experience.  This is the first part of a three part blog series that aims to answer these questions.

Web application:

July 30, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Web, Hybrid, Native Part II—Native

In the previous blog post in this series we learned all about a web application.  In this blog post we are going to the complete opposite end to learn about native applications.

Native Application: