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Beware the Second Wave of Vendor Lock-In Fueled by Salesforce.com’s Vertical Strategy

When Salesforce.com announced its new industries strategy, analysts predicted it would be the catalyst for a “second wave of SaaS adoption.” But as the SaaS provider rolls out verticalized offerings built on the Salesforce1 Platform, it will also become the second wave of vendor lock-in.
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Can a Custom Mobile App Transform How Your Company Does Business?

Based on our experience helping companies deliver amazing apps, we have identified nine apps that are crucial to helping companies quickly make the move to mobile. The right mobile app really does have the power to transform your business - and you’d be surprised how fast you can get one custom-built to fit your existing IT. Check out our new infographic.
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OutSystems Platform 9 Amsterdam: RAD is Here to Stay

Let’s make no mistake, we believe that RAD is the future of app delivery. OutSystems has been focused on making an application platform that has what it takes to fit a wide range of use cases, from the single developer creating a few apps, to a complicated enterprise IT organization. We do this because we believe in the future of RAD and are frustrated by other market offerings that give the true capabilities of this approach a bad name or implied limited scope.
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Ovum Decision Matrix: MADP – Why You Should Care

A significant new piece of research on mobile app development platforms was just released, giving guidance to organizations trying to get a handle on their approach to mobility. The Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution highlights what companies should be looking for in a MADP solution. Given the amount of time, energy, money, anxiety, and attention that is being aimed at enterprise mobility right now, this report is quite timely.
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Visual Programming Is Unbelievable… Here’s Why We Don’t Believe In It

Visual programming has been an unfulfilled prophecy for years. As so many other areas, like virtual reality, artificial intelligence, or speech recognition, when the hype was high, the underlying technology wasn’t there yet. But that was not its only problem… In this blog post, Tiago Simões explores the evolution of visual development languages and the psychology around why the market has been slow to adopt this approach.
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The 5 application development myths you need to ditch in 2015

As the market evolves and old trends vanish into thin air, a new set of myths pops up and percolates throughout organizations big and small. In this post, we look into five often-seen application development myths that you should leave behind this year to be truly successful.
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Change Management Simplified – Grant Me Your User Feedback!

OutSystems has streamlined and extended its App Feedback feature. The ability to properly and directly capture context and user feedback is available across all devices - with specific goodies for mobile - along with a beautiful new developer interface! This blog post provides screen shots and a short video explaining the new functionality. We hope you enjoy this update and that you use it to great effect further crushing cycle time.
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How I Built a Texting App and Connected to a Government Database – in 24 Hours

I like hackathons. And one of the main reasons I like them is the limited time period the organizers enforce. I take particular satisfaction in delivering production quality and relatively large apps in less than 24 hours. I can do this because a large portion of the work is done with the help of a RAD tool – OutSystems Platform. (more…)

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Native vs Web vs Hybrid: Which Mobile Architecture is Right for Your App?

Picking the right mobile architecture for your apps can amount to a million dollar decision. And there isn’t a one-size-fits-all architecture to solve all mobile problems.

Based on our years of experience helping our enterprise customers deliver mobile applications, our team of mobile app experts have compiled a guide to help you select the right mobile architecture. The guide includes a decision tree and a set of simple instructions that help explain the benefits and tradeoffs of each type of mobile approach. (more…)

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Rapid Application Development: Moving the Problem to the Right

We hear it all the time: As the development queue grows, so does the pressure on IT to deliver. Managers and executives want mobile applications yesterday, and IT is struggling to simply keep its head above water. As a result, many IT organizations are on a mission to reduce development time. Unfortunately, we’ve found that this only serves to move the problem to the right, so to speak. Let me explain. (more…)