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This week I had my attention drawn by a few interesting articles that seem to suggest that, the increase into Enterprise Mobility has not occured yet. I am stating... 'Come into the Light of the Mobile Age or BE DOOMED!', that is my call to the Mobile Luddites. I must admit, I like that term Luddites as used by Eric Lai at ComputerWorld whilst he sites the Forrester Research study in his article here. Along with Pat Thibodeau's article here it makes really sad reading that... e-mail and the telephone remain the primary means of business communication Only about 10% of the workers said they use videoconferencing technology at work Only 15% reported using social networks at work However, that being said, the report also showed that... 30%, said they work in teams where members are in different locations, and nearly 11% said they regularly work with employees of other firms... (more)

Sybase Named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit 2009

SYS-CON Events announced today that the largest enterprise software and services company Sybase was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit 2009 East. Co-located with AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, the Summit will take place on June 22, 2009 in New York City, at The Roosevelt Hotel. Register Now - Early Bird iPhone Plus Bootcamp iPhone Developer Summit - June New York City With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by enterprises. In fact, many believe that the iPhone will be the most adopted enterprise device in 2009. But while developing for the iPhone and iPod touch is exciting, the amount of information and outstanding questions can be overwhelming at times. Can an iPhone to provide context to RESTFUL web services? How can the various view controllers bundled with the iPhone SDK best be leveraged... (more)

SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit Day One ROCKS

Today was the first day of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, in the Roosevelt Hote in NYC... and I'm pleased to report that the first day ROCKED! We had an average of 65+ attendees in the 5 sessions today, concentrating & listening to our technical presenters. Some attendees were already iPhone Developers, some newbie's and some just here to understand what the excitement is all about for developing for this cool device. So basically a real cross section, which makes for a exciting conference! I'm sure they wre not disappointed, as the first presenter to kick off the conference was Julio Barros giving an cool overview of Getting Started Programming with Objective-C and the iPhone, followed by Senthil Krishnapillai of Sybase, who presented a very nice overview on Sybase's view of Breaking the Mold - iPhone for the Mobile Enterprise. Straight after lunch followed Jaso... (more)

Rhomobile to Announce Production Release of RhoHub at 4th Cloud Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Rhomobile, Inc., the makers of the Rhodes smartphone development framework, will be Exhibiting at the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, taking place November 2-4, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. At the event, Rhomobile will be announcing the Production Release of RhoHub, the world's first development-as-a-service offering for the mobile industry. RhoHub provides a web-based service for both smartphone app development and hosting of mobile applications, making native mobile applications easier to build, deploy and run on all smartphones including BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Android, Symbian and iPhone. RhoHub allows developers to generate, compile and run smartphone applications through the web giving them flexibility in their build environment. No SDK (Software Developer Kit) is requ... (more)

Sybase Study Reveals U.S. Consumers' Reasons for Using Apple iPad

iPad on Ulitzer Just over one week away from the launch of the Apple iPad, Sybase has announced the results of a survey on mobile device usage, commissioned by Sybase and conducted by Zogby International. The survey, which was compiled from an online survey of 2443 adults with a mobile phone, 770 of which own smart phones, uncovered that the #1 reason U.S. consumers would use a device such as the Apple iPad is for working on the go. The Apple iPad is the first computer designed purely for hand-held mode. It's not a tablet with a touchscreen. It's not a Windows PC that happens to be mobile...It's a custom designed purpose built device designed to view the web and operate applications purely by using the screen...Oh and what a device! Developers are excited by the iPad and the mood amongst a recent group that I met with, was that this could be the start of a new app 'g... (more)

The Mobile Business Object... Your Mobile Way Forward

Today's Real Time Enterprise is mobility

 and it is my belief that if you as an enterprise are not either starting or have plans for developing mobile apps, that give you massive competitive advantages, then your competitors will be and you are going to be left in the starting blocks... but enough evangelizing ;-). As you probably know the Mobile Business Object (MBO) is at the heart of Sybase's UnWired Platform, which is a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform used in turn as part of the SAP Mobility Platform. Once defined the MBO can be used in Native (such as iOS) as well as Hybrid Web Container Applications. It can be described in four points Defines the data you want to use from your backend system and exposes it to be used for your mobile application /workflow Created using our simple, graphical tooling inside the Eclipse development environment Re-usable, ... (more)

Five Points that Makes an Engaging Enterprise Mobile App

Here is #3 Five points that makes an Engaging Enterprise Mobile App 1. Extend existing systems by innovating in new ways. Just transferring a PC based or paper based solution is NOT enough 2. Display/Consume data in new ways 3. Keep UX design familiar to the deployment platform rather than any existing desk bound app. Simple and intuitive with a Corporate Branding 4. Adapt to your Users 5. Make sure it is ready and fit for the purpose. Nowadays users expect it to work well first time Please follow me on Twitter @ithain ... (more)

Telepresence Options Launches WebRTC News And Resource Website

Telepresence Options, the leading publishing firm covering videoconferencing, telepresence, and visual collaboration has launched a dedicated page to follow WebRTC news and innovations at http://www.TelepresenceOptions.com/WebRTC. For the uninitiated, WebRTC is short for “real-time communications,” WebRTC is an open source web API which enables web browsers to support videoconferences without the need for a plug-in. Users simply click on a link, such as in an email invite or instant message, to launch a video call or to join a videoconference. This eliminates the configuration and troubleshooting difficulties which can accompany a traditional videoconferencing installations. Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home Telepresence Options publisher Howard S. Lichtman stated: “The interest in WebRTC for videoconferencing and vi... (more)

ComponentOne to Present at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York

Todd Schick, Director of Technology and Business Development at ComponentOne, will deliver the presentation " Creating Native-Looking Applications for the iPhone with ASP.NET" at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit 2009 East (co-located with AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo) in New York City this coming June 22, 2009. For ASP.NET developers, creating Web applications which exploit and conform to the advanced interface design of the iPhone requires familiarity with new standards and technologies. This session baselines the challenges and the exciting potential of iPhone Web programming. It then demonstrates how the new "ComponentOne Studio for iPhone" enables developers to get up to speed quickly to create ASP.NET Web applications which closely emulate the UI design of native iPhone applications. Register Now - Early Bird iPhone Plus Bootcamp Speaker Bio: Todd Schick i... (more)

Stanford University iPhone Training Reaches 1M Downloads

Yesterday Stanford University made an announcement that its free iPhone application Development Training Course - CS193P, has broken the 1 Million Downloads barrier in 7 weeks! See the Stanford University press release here.  This semester’s 10 week class has been available on iTunesU since it started on April 1st and is again being taught by Alan Cannistraro, Evan Doll and a few other guest presenters mainly from Apple. The Syllabus is well thought out and covers all of what a budding iPhone developer would need to know and can be viewed here. The production of the videos has been slick and timely, each being available for download after a few days, along with any demo code and presentation slides in .PDF format. It leaves all of us, that with to take part remotely, free to take their time and re-review at their leisure. I have been enjoying the classes via iTunes ... (more)

iPhone OS 3.0 Hits the Streets Today

Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and the next few weeks. History... On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all submissions to the App Store will be reviewed on the latest beta of iPhone OS 3.0. If your app submission is not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0, it will not be approved." This started developers and companies alike to certify their applications for 3.0. Sybase was one such company that successfully re-certified their iA... (more)