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Consistent Branding in Mobile App Development and Design

All too often brands forget that their mobile apps need the same careful and meticulous branding as any other of their advertising channels. Your brand works hard to maintain a consistent, well-defined identity, so users can easily recognize you, keep you top-of-mind and form a lasting relationship. But all too often brands forget that their […]


5 Mobile Apps every CTO should know (but might not)

The best apps to keep you focused and productive. CTOs have seemingly endless lists of tasks and trends to stay on top of. It would take a near-Herculean effort to keep up with every change in the world of mobile app development along with your own seemingly endless list of tasks. Luckily, there are a […]


The Evolution of Post-Amazon Retail and Your Mobile App Development

Three Ways Your Mobile App Can Help You Compete It’s hard to believe that retail giant Amazon only started in 1996. I remember when they were an interesting novelty, and now they dominate nearly every area of retail space from book publishing to food. 47% of shoppers said that online is their favorite place to […]


From Zero to API in One Working Week

A day-by-day guide for your mobile app development team In software development, some projects require extreme agility. Your team is now required to stand up a mobile API in one week. This can be intimidating for even the most experienced team. Take a deep breath, and map out your week. Day 1: Domain/project research Before […]


The Problem With Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

Five questions you should ask before starting a new project. Staring into the abyss of mobile development can be scary. The development options are numerous. Should you choose native? Cross-platform? Web app? Naturally you may want to use your internal development team, but if you don’t already have native mobile developers you may be considering […]


Manage Mobile App Development and Release with Git-flow

Git is an amazingly powerful version control system, and git-flow helps you use that power in a coherent and safe fashion. I am a huge fan and proponent of git. It offers an incredible mix of flexibility, speed, tools and widespread adoption. Here’s a rundown of how it works in a running project:  Only two […]


Choosing the Right Server-Side Language and Platform for Your Mobile App Development

Ultimately, the choice is a balance between your comfort level and the project requirements. There is no single language and platform that can do it all, but with the right questions you can narrow down your search and find the solution that fits your project. Here are the questions you will need to ask to […]