To Wear, or Not To Wear, That's The Question
Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) are two of the most-rapidly
growing segments in today's mobile space. There's a good reason for this.
Smartphones and apps for smartphones have become mainstream and increasingly,
businesses and investors are looking for fresh ways to create value. Having
developed award-winning IoT products, I recently sat down with Washington,
DC-based IT research firm Clutch to share Movel 's insights and expertise
about the design and development process for wearables.
In Movel's interview with Clutch, I talked about our company's experience as
a first-mover, working with wearables.
"Wearables do not have any proven platforms yet. There aren't well-documented
features or tutorials. The AppStore had maybe 100 to 150 wearable apps at the
time we started, so you don't have a lot of examples in fr... (more)
Users are increasingly turning to mobile devices to consume content. Three
forces are driving this trend:
Improvements in network coverage
Faster and cheaper data bandwidth
More affordable mobile devices
The increased usage of mobile devices, both on the mobile web and apps, poses
an interesting dilemma for carriers. While network capacity keeps improving,
so is the size of the content users download. All this raises the question as
to what can be done to better optimize the user experience. Speed of the
network is a key factor determining how fast apps load, what content and how... (more)
Movel Gets Listed in the Clutch Software Directory
We are excited to announce that Movel is working with Clutch, a software
development directory company.
Based out of Washington, D.C., Clutch "identifies leading software and
professional services firms that deliver results for their clients".
Essentially, Clutch helps buyers of professional services and software
connect with the best companies that provide top-notch services and products.
Likewise, they also help elite, high-quality services and software firms
stand out from competitors.
In other words, they’re not just any old ... (more)
Chris Bing over at DC Innno covered our upcoming social event in a recent
article. Chris says:
Mobile DC has decided to throw a large networking event that brings together
the area’s many designers, developers, UX experts, entrepreneurs, startup
founders, game designers, enterprise mobility experts and recruiters. Mobile
DC group encompasses a community of local mobile application developers.
Their events usually focus on topics related to “keeping up with
technology, following new trends, finding collaborators and investors for new
or ongoing projects.” Wednesday's event provid... (more)
MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) have been extremely useful in our rapid
prototyping and development of client mobile apps.
Our experience with parse.com and built.io has been generally very positive.
Among their top features, an easy learning curve and intuitive APIs, both for
They are fast to set up and easy to scale-up. When developers see the
analytics and dashboard capabilities, they are impressed. Clients love them.
The general idea of MBaaS is that mobile apps need common services that can
be shared among apps instead of being custom deve... (more)