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)
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
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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)
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)
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
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)
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,
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
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Telepresence Options, the leading publishing firm covering videoconferencing,
telepresence, and visual collaboration has launched a dedicated page to
follow WebRTC news and innovations at
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
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Telepresence Options publisher Howard S. Lichtman stated: “The interest in
WebRTC for videoconferencing and vi... (more)
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.
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Speaker Bio: Todd Schick i... (more)
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
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
I have been enjoying the classes via iTunes ... (more)
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.
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
This started developers and companies alike to certify their applications for
3.0. Sybase was one such company that successfully re-certified their