Jeff Haynie

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The Week in Mobile: May 10-16, 2015

Facebook launches Instant Articles, Uber updates API, Google releases app update for Apple Watch and more<br>Each week we round up the top news stories, …

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Why Family Dollar prioritized mobile apps for employees, not shoppers

These days, it’s difficult to find an organization that <i>isn’t</i> investing in a mobile initiative. Most businesses currently support an average of three …

Appcelerator Arrow Builder – Post Block Geocode Example

In addition to being able to easily create integrations to back end data sources, Arrow provides several facilitates for extending, aggregating and …

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Exclusive: Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android - sources | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOGL.O) is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.<p>A Google self-driving vehicle is …

The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

Gartner is predicting a 30 per cent jump in the number of connected objects in use in the wild from this year to next as sensing connected devices proliferate in an Internet of Things (IoT). In a forecast put out today, the analyst predicts there will be 4.9 billion connected things in use in 2015, …

Samsung And SAP Partner On Mobile Devices For Business

Taking another page from the Apple playbook, Samsung is announcing a massive partnership with the enterprise software giant SAP to battle Apple’s collaboration with IBM in the enterprise.<p>The two companies said they will collaborate to “build on the popularity and reach of Samsung’s mobile …

Smartphone app to be used as hotel room keys

The hotel group Starwood is to begin giving hotel guests the option to by-pass check-in and simply use their smartphones to enter their hotel rooms.<p>The chain has upgraded 30,000 room locks in its nearly 150 hotels to work with the system, which uses Bluetooth technology. Rival chain Hilton is …

How the NFL tracks everything on the field but the ball

Most people know radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips as the security tags adorning clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from …

12.2-inch iPad Pro could be thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple is expected to announce a huge iPad in early 2015, and a new report details some of the tablet’s specs.<p>According to the reliable Japanese site Macotakara, the larger iPad (or ‘iPad Pro’, as it’s been dubbed by the press) will feature a 12.2-inch display and improved stereo audio. The device …

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IDC Q3 2014 Mobile Trends Report: IT Disconnect

<b>33</b> Flares <b>33</b> Flares ×<p>From August 27 to September 10, 2014, Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 8,010 mobile developers and 121 IT decision makers to get …

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Mobile dev divide could be red flag for IT

Conventional wisdom tells us there's a perennial disconnect between IT and decision makers. However, the disconnect runs even deeper and wider when …

When it comes to mobile, IT is out of touch

<i>"I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it and what's it seems weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you!"</i> …

This week in mobile: Nexus 6 hands on; Droid Turbo arrives; Microsoft Band impresses

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel<p>Leading up to the holiday season, the mobile industry is picking up speed as more devices launched this …

A Cross-platform Application Template

<b>4</b> Flares <b>4</b> Flares ×<p>I recently gave a talk at TiConnect named “<b>Advanced Cross-platform development</b>“. After writing the slides, I realized that the talk …

The Potential Of Beacon Technology

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Navneet Loiwal is the CEO and co-founder of couponing and shopping app Shopular.</i><p>After indoor positioning with Wi-Fi, beacon technology is a massive step forward in ambient context identification, which is why this technology is all the buzz of late. Beacons allow for background …

Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

Gartner’s top 10 strategy technology trends have the potential for significant impact on organizations in the next three years. While this doesn’t mean adoption and investment in all of the trends will occur at the same rate, companies should make deliberate decisions about them during the next two …

Next Generation iPads Unveiled and More: This Week in Enterprise Mobility

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p><b>Apple Unveils the Next Generation of iPads</b><br>Last Thursday, Apple unveiled the next generation of iPads: the iPad Air 2 and the iPad …

Building Cross-Platform Apps using Titanium, Alloy, and Appcelerator Cloud Services 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

<b>Skip Objective-C and Java to get your app to market faster, using the skills you already have</b><p><i>Building Cross-Platform Apps using Titanium, Alloy, and</i> …

Quick Tip: Use the Titanium CLI to find details about your configuration

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>As you probably remember from previous blog posts, Titanium has a CLI (command-line interface) from which you can create apps, …

Warriors become first NBA team to rollout iBeacons, push seat upgrade offers to nosebleeds

MLB is already using them with plans to roll out at all stadiums, and now Bloomberg reports that the Golden State Warriors have become the first NBA team to take advantage of Apple’s iBeacon bluetooth technology. Just as the MLB, retailers, and other events have used the beacons to send context …

Why Apple can’t match Google’s all-seeing new smartwatches

Apple is a fantastic hardware company. And when the rumored iWatch (probably) arrives, it will no doubt be a thing of beauty. But there’s good reason to think that the key to a successful smartwatch won’t be its hardware, but its operating system.<p>Apple’s genius is in creating personal computing …

Android News

Wendy's now lets you pay for a meal with its mobile app

Wendy's, home to a bunch of square burgers and Frosty, is following in Burger King's footsteps and embracing mobile payments. Now, you can use the Ohio company's app to pay for your purchase in most (but not all) of its locations in the US. Just like its Burger King counterpart, the app acts as …

Smartcar

Cross-brand compatible<p>Communicate with vehicles across brands in a single development effort.<p>No hardware<p>Say goodbye to dongles and aftermarket …

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Data, Data Everywhere: Mobile APIs Act As A Spur To Innovation

<i>Guest author Nolan Wright is the CTO of Appcelerator.</i><p><i>Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink. ~</i> <b>The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1798.</b><p>If we replace the Coleridge <i>Mariner’s</i> “water” with “data,” you have the …

Appcelerator Enterprise App Challenge

The name of your app that uses Titanium Studio or Appcelerator Studio<p>Your Appcelerator App GUID (my.appcelerator.com > App Details > App Actions)<p>A …

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Amazon unveils futuristic plan: Delivery by drone

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had a big surprise for correspondent Charlie Rose this week. After their 60 Minutes interview, Bezos walked Rose into a mystery …

Gartner: 456M Phones Sold In Q3, 55% Of Them Smartphones; Android At 82% Share, Samsung A Flat Leader

Last year, Strategy Analytics made the prediction that we may have approached “peak Android” for how big a market share the operating system may be able to attain in the U.S. market. Fast forward to today, and it’s clear that Android is continuing to grow worldwide — although its biggest OEM, …