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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)

Why Mobile CDNs Matter

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)

A new partnership

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)

Ready to Network?

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)

Extreme Swift

You can do some pretty extreme things with Swift. I'm not talking about the kinds of apps you can create, I mean what you can do to the language itself. For example, you can change the meaning of the equal sign for any class you choose. This may sound crazy, but you will hear more about it in my upcoming meetup event on May 5, 2015 at WeWork Chinatown. You will find that many features of Swift exist in or were "stolen" from other programming languages, but comparison is pointless for all practical purposes. You might prefer features of Python, Ruby, Angular or Clojure, but you c... (more)