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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…)

User Experience: The New IT Imperative?

May was definitely UX month at OutSystems! During our yearly user conference, attendees from around the world participated in dozens of sessions to define and discuss the quality of Great Apps and what it takes to create them.

Usability expert Steve Krug, author of “Don’t Make me Think,” and “Rocket Surgery Made Easy,” gave a talk and workshops around the importance of user testing. Version 8 of the OutSystems Platform was unveiled, showcasing the addition of a powerful new user interface editor in the IDE that simplifies the creation of highly usable interfaces, as well as other change management and operational enhancements.


Business Analysts in Agile: Love’em or Hate’em?

I got to listen to a replay of the “CIO Power Panel” from NextStep 2012 recently, and found a gold nugget around the role of Business Analysts in an Agile development approach. (more…)

The 6 Major Mobile Trends for 2012

Mobile is one of the big trends for 2012, and with the year just starting, it’s a great time to make some predictions about what will happen in the upcoming months. So here they are, the 6 major mobile trends for 2012: (more…)

Add a bit of Xmas to your web app

We’re already deep in the holiday season, but it’s never too late to add a bit of Xmas spirit to your Web Application!

I thought about adding Xmas lights, flying reindeers, working elves… but it seems to me that for an Enterprise Web Application something a bit subtler was in order.


The 3 Mobile Architectures Distilled

I don’t know about you, but I am getting asked more and more to deliver some type of application that has a mobile front end. Of course mobile is one of the big trends nowadays, and there are good reasons for it. In a recent Forrester survey, 75% of decision makers claim that deploying mobile apps has increased their workforce productivity.

The question I seem to get asked often is, how should you implement mobile?  (more…)

Make your Mobile Web App Native with PhoneGap

Building a Mobile Web Application is the fastest way to get a mobile app in the hands of your users. You get to build an app at a fraction of the cost of building native, it works on multiple devices from day one, and you don’t need to go through the appstore publishing process (if you want to find out why Mobile Web Applications are the way to go, check this free eBook).


NextStep ’11 Wrap-up

On May 19 and 20 we had another great edition of our user conference, the NextStep. It was an amazing event with the largest ever gathering of our customers, our partners, members of the press, and OutSystems employees.
During these two days we had keynotes, technical sessions, personal demos, breakfast tables, lunches and coffee breaks. And in all of these everybody shared their work experiences, their expertise using the Agile Platform, their ideas on how to make IT more efficient, and a myriad of other topics were discuss around making business and IT life easier. (more…)

NextStep 2011 – Only one week to go!

It’s that time of the year again, and NextStep 2011 is right around the corner! This is OutSystems‘ big yearly event and it will take place next week, on May 19 and 20. The OutSystems team expects to have over 500 attendees ready to network, learn and share their experience. To host the event we picked the beautiful seaside resort of Estoril. (more…)

5 productivity boosting ingredients for your IT projects

A while back we conducted a productivity study with our customers, called OutByNumbers, to see how much more productive they were using the Agile Platform.
The numbers for this study showed that all of our customers were experiencing great productivity gains.  However,  as you might have guessed, there were some projects that performed better than others. (more…)