Productive Edge (Virtual) Reality Check: 2016 Trends in VR, AR and MR
Virtual Reality (and it's sibling technologies, Augmented and Mixed reality) is a field that, from a series of failed takeoff attempts throughout the 1990's and early 2000's, has exploded into one with billions of dollars of investment from major companies across the tech spectrum.
Xamarin: Mobilizing Blockchain
The revolutionary disintermediating power of Blockchain is taking the world by storm. It's opening up the doors to endless possibilities for businesses to become more lean and consumers more empowered than ever before. The core power of Blockchain is decentralizing transactions by removing the middle-man and creating a secure record shared by hundreds of devices, even millions. With mobile expected to drive 75% of all Internet usage in 2017, mobile applications are going to play a major role in enabling Blockchain-based platforms. The key to putting the power of Blockchain into the hands of consumers is delivering Blockchain apps that function across devices on all mobile platforms including iOS, Android, MacOS and Windows Universal. However, the costs, security risks and quality control challenges of developing separate native mobile apps for all four platforms are substantial. What's needed for the mobile blockchain to be successful is a cross-platform, shared-code native development platform.
Game-Changing Innovations in Mobile Testing Automation
The definition of "mobile" as we once knew it is changing - going beyond smartphones and tablets, apps are now being incorporated into cars, wearable devices and home appliances. As mobile apps become increasingly integrated with a variety of connected devices, the process of testing these applications is becoming more complex.
7 Healthcare Technology Predictions for 2017
While almost every industry stands to be transformed by emerging technology in 2017, we believe few will feel the impact as significantly as the healthcare industry. Nearly every emerging technology can have a direct impact on the way healthcare providers and wellness organizations operate. More importantly, the technologies we already use on a daily basis will become tools for enhancing the healthcare experience and exploring entirely new methods of treatment. 2017 is sure to be a ground-breaking year for digital transformation across this important industry. Let’s take a look at some of the most disruptive trends we see now, as well as how to handle new technologies that may come into play this year.
Voice and UX: Louis C.K. as an HTML Form
As software has become more prominent in our lives, there's no denying that its role has changed along with our expectations of what it does and how it works. Users expect to be delighted by a User Interface, intrigued by the content, and intuitively guided through the application. Still, many modern applications fall short of expectations and fail to engage users.
Apple is Cleaning House, is Your App at Risk?
In a move to improve quality standards, Apple has announced a purge of the App Store by removing apps that they no longer deem as up to date, or of the quality standards expected in the store. Starting in October, Apple began seeking out apps “that no longer function as intended” and those that fail to meet the current review guidelines.