Mobile Dev + Test 2016


10,000 Years in Your Pocket: The Deep History of Your Mobile Device

We live in amazing times with amazing technology all around us. And mobile technology, delivered in iPhones and Android devices, is possibly the most amazing of all. While we designers, developers, and testers strive to make fantastic mobile apps and products, we often spend our efforts...

James Dempsey

Apple Watch, Wearables, and Mobile Data—with IBM MobileFirst

Wearables are the ultimate in personal computing, the most personal devices ever created. Wearable devices offer new ways to collect data and respond to information about your health and the environment around you. Wearables introduce new interaction paradigms and new things to consider...

Marek Sadowski

Balancing New Tools and Technologies vs. Risk

Your engineering team wants to dive deeply into the newest programming tool or next generation technology for a mission critical project. How do you balance the promised rewards of a new language, software tool, or hardware technology with the risks of unstable software, hardware that does...

Ellen Shapiro

Bring Team Interaction into the Living Room

The people behind Peloton Cycle recognized a paradox in modern fitness. Many people want to get fit at home and balk at joining a sports team or gym. Yet home fitness routines are notoriously less successful—precisely because they lack social interaction. So with the creation of the...

Yony Feng and Manish Mathuria

Build Smarter Mobile Apps with Real-Time Relevance

Personalized mobile user experience is a hot topic today because a smarter app will delight users, keep them coming back, and make your business stand out above the crowd. The extreme version of personalization is real-time contextual and social relevance. According to Jason...

Jason Arbon

Building Connected and Disconnected Mobile Applications

Creating a great connected experience across multiple platforms is an essential element of great mobile applications. However, what happens when there is little to no connectivity—such as on an airplane or in some foreign countries? Does your mobile app effortlessly synchronize data when...

James Montemagno

Can Your Mobile Infrastructure Survive 1 Million Concurrent Users?

You’re building the next killer mobile app. How do you ensure that your app is both stable and capable of near-instant data updates? Build a backend! But there’s more to building a backend than standing up a SQL server in your datacenter and calling it a day. Since different types of apps...

Melissa Benua and Siva Katir

Developing and Testing a Connected Bracelet for Mind and Body

With wristworn wearables, the stakes are higher than almost anywhere else. Not only are you competing with tech giants like Apple and Fitbit, you are competing with luxury watches and accessories for valuable real estate. Skip Orvis, COO and Head of Systems Development for Caeden, will...

Skip Orvis

Future Perspective: Cloud Connectivity in an IoT World

In the Internet of Things (IoT) world, you need to understand and exploit opportunities in the rapidly evolving core connectivity domain. To ensure that products will realize IoT benefits, plans and roadmaps must include connectivity requirements, activities, and projected costs. Steven...

Steven Woodward

Get Started with Google Fit and Its API

Google has created a service that lets you store and read any health data you want—for free! Like every new API, mystery surrounds how it works, what it can do, and where the opportunities are. Google Fit supports storing activity data such as runs and pushups, nutrition information about...

Luke Wallace


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