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Intelligence In-Context: The Rise of Context-Aware Apps

A delivery truck driver named John has a new application. He arrives at his destination, parks the truck, picks up his mobile device and steps out. As he unlocks his device’s screen, the app instantaneously refreshes with the package information for the customer at that location. He didn’t even need to touch the app… he smiles…

His device picks up the beacon at the door and orders the back doors to open. A green light goes on at the exact section where the package is…he smiles again. (more…)

10 Rules for Creating a Mobile Look and Feel

Mobile is all the rage these days. Having a world of knowledge in our pockets has become a commodity, and we’ve grown accustomed to certain standards. Developers need to understand how to meet the lofty expectations of a world where something like 60 frames per second can be the difference between a huge success or a major disaster.

How can you go about creating apps that meet those higher-than-ever expectations?

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The developer's ux checklist helps you adopt a new perspective

Developer’s UX Checklist: Essential Steps for Adopting New Perspectives

This checklist contains the most important questions developers must ask, and answer, to make the difference between delivering a decent User Experience and one that’s great. Follow this checklist to see if your application’s UX is on the right track.

Solving the Pitfalls and Inherent Complexity of Responsive Design

A large enterprise customer recently challenged us to explore the viability of responsive design when building a mobile application for their sales team to use in the field.

It was an interesting request because it’s not something we would have suggested. Our recommendation to clients had always been that application functionality should be based on use cases that make sense to the device. Responsive design, we argued, brings too much complexity and greater costs in maintenance and testing.

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A migration score application helps our customer choose which apps to migrate from Lotus Notes

Migrate from Lotus Notes – How an Industry Leader Upgraded to OutSystems

I wanted to share a recent experience I had with one of our newest customers. We’ll keep the name undisclosed for now, but these guys are a truly global company and a recognized leader in their industry.
When we first met the customer’s team, they were faced with the challenge of migrating away from antiquated technologies and hand-coding into a platform that would allow their team to respond to business needs quickly but with high quality and scalability. The team evaluated tens of alternatives to achieve this goal and chose OutSystems as a technology that would allow them to achieve their time to market goals without any sacrifices.  (more…)