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Highlights from the Apple September Keynote ›

On September 12th in its keynote, Apple announced several exciting new hardware innovations and the dates for the upcoming General Availability(GA) of iOS 11, XCode 9, and WatchOS 4. Apple also released the Gold Master(GM) versions of these releases.

Here is a quick summary of the latest announcements and how these may affect your applications:

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Kony Helps Loop Develop New Medical Messaging Application ›

If you've ever waited for a loved one through a surgical procedure, or gone through a surgical procedure yourself, you know that the waiting can be, well, less than pleasant. Surgery days can be anxiety-inducing, and friends and family often feel like they're completely out of the loop as to what's going on with their loved one. Is he still in pre-op? Has she been taken back to the OR yet? How much time is left?

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Infographic: The App Dilemma ›

More businesses are realizing the importance of mobile apps, but are discovering deploying and managing apps in their business is not as easy as they had thought. To gauge the state of apps in the enterprise, we recently partnered with Wakefield Research to conduct a global survey of more than 1,000 line-of-business executives, Their answers revealed that the majority of respondents are still unsatisfied with the apps they have due to challenges around user experience, cost, and ongoing maintenance.

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Kony German App Playground: A Look Back ›

German AppPlayground participantsWe’re packed – a room full of people all ready to get started to develop their first mobile app. Excitement in the room, all open-minded people well prepared to be able to deliver an app prototype. An app to take back to their business. No wire framing today but developing an app from scratch with a real native experience.

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News from Kony: WWDC and Google I/O ›

Earlier this month we saw several key announcements at WWDC 2017 by Apple for iOS11 and other Apple advanced technologies. This follows earlier announcements by Google about the Android “O” OS release, so we wanted to share a summary of the recent key news you should be aware of, along with the approach and timing for Kony to provide compatibility and support via our Kony OS update program

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Need More Technical Content? ›

We like to use this space to talk about ideas, whether those ideas are use-cases or what we think the future of mobile looks like. But sometimes, though, you want or need more technical content.

Good news--we've also got that covered.

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Every month we send out a Tech Talk newsletter, in which we focus on one specific (and technical) subject, like:

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Build Apps at Scale ›

As the use of mobile devices and apps grows, so does the internal and external demand for businesses to expand their mobile app portfolios. At first glance, the idea seems like a costly and difficult—if not almost impossible—task.

The good news? It doesn’t have to be costly or difficult at all, and it is entirely possible to create killer mobile apps that make customers and the C-suite happy by taking a manufacturing-like approach.

To support a rapid app development process, four things are required:

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Your 2 Cents Are Valuable ›

It’s easy to spend too much time talking to yourself in the software business. Fortunately, this isn’t a sign of mental illness, but the fact is that it’s much easier to talk to people who already think the way you do about an issue—coworkers, existing customers, and partners—than it is to talk to people who will give you new perspectives on a topic.

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Infographic: 5 Steps to Planning Your Mobile App ›

When planning your app’s development, investing a little time in the upfront process can help you create a more comprehensive, useful, and innovative app.

So what exactly needs to be considered in the planning stage?

Check out Kony’s 5 Steps to Planning Your Mobile App and take your app from idea to reality.

5 steps to planning your mobile app infographic

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Digital Banking Capabilities You Need to Care About ›

digital bankingI’m often asked for recommendations for innovative features and capabilities for various financial institutions, so I compiled a partial list of my top features. These are the things I would love to build for a bank or credit union if I owned the digital product for that institution.

DCX—Digital Customer Experience

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Bots are a compliment to apps--not a replacement ›

A lot more people have been talking about bots recently and I keep hearing different views about it from different people. A few think that bots are going to just replace apps (in a few or all areas) wherein all the work can be done over text/chat/voice that is currently done using apps. I have always wondered as to how can that be possible and thought of writing this post to hear what others have to say about it.

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Antiquated Systems Leave a Lasting Legacy ›

For a lot of service organizations, the ability to update legacy systems in order to meet the needs of today’s technician and customer is a long and tedious process. Companies aren’t always willing to invest in infrastructure and technology upgrades, and finding talent sometimes seems like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

But the best-in-class companies know that embracing today’s technology—and looking towards the future—is the best way to not only ensure customer satisfaction, but to retain those customers and increase profits.

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Mobile Innovation beyond April Fool’s Day ›

No surprise, that you should beware of beliving in news that breaks on April 1st. While I had to play along with everything from my 8 year old daughter (who did, conservatively, 10+ pranks on me during the day, all pretty harmless) to a colleague abandoning a promising IT career in favor of something completely different (not to disregard the art and profession of breakdancing, which he chose, in any way), some news related to how enterprises considered innovating, oftentimes related to either using or not using mobile technologies.

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10 tips for creating secure mobile apps ›

Everyone is using mobile these days, from the registration form at your doctor’s office to the cable technician in the field to the mom and pop shop at the farmer’s market. While mobile has definitely opened up a world of possibilities for large and small businesses alike, it’s also opened those businesses up to increased security threats.

Fun fact: Gartner predicts that by 2017, 75% of mobile security breaches will be because of app misconfiguration.

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Gartner recognizes Kony as the most visionary “Leader” in the MADP Magic Quadrant Report ›

The new 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms report was officially released this week, and we’re thrilled that Kony was named a Leader for the third year in a row.

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Podcast: What’s new in Kony Visualizer 2.0 (and why you should care) ›

Last month at Kony World in Orlando, industry analyst Dana Gardner interviewed our VP of Product Management, Ed Gross, on the subject of Kony Visualizer 2.0. Visualizer is our app design and development solution that helps designers and UX professionals work more closely with the business and development to produce amazing mobile experiences.

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Infographic: 5 must-haves for more efficient app development ›

Last fall, we ran a survey asking over 300 app designers and developers about their work. They told us what works, what doesn't, and what really gets in the way when it comes to designing and developing great mobile apps. You can read the full report here, or check out the infographic for a summary of what we learned: the 5 must-haves for more efficient app development.

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Ovum Research names Kony a Leader in MADP Decision Matrix ›

Ovum Research recently released a new report evaluating vendors in the mobile space, the Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform (MADP) Solution. We're thrilled to share that Kony was named a Market Leader with top scores in each of the assessed technology dimensions, including:

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Fall Wave Spotlight: Top 5 features in our upcoming fall release ›

There are five points to a star.  We have five senses of perception.  There are five days in a work week.  Your hand has five fingers.  I could go on, but the point is that five is a magical number.  So with that in mind, the subject of this blog is the “Top 5” exciting new product innovations that are part of Kony’s fall release coming later this year. 

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Dreamforce 2014: Report from the Super Bowl of tech ›

Last week I attended Dreamforce in San Francisco. This was my 9th Dreamforce, and it’s been getting bigger and better year after year. I worked at Salesforce for six years in the early days of the company, so it was great to see some of my friends from those days as well as soak up all of the great activities and ideas.

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ICYMI: Highlights from Kony's big Gartner Symposium announcements ›

What a week! The Kony team has had a wonderful time at Gartner Symposium Orlando, soaking up everything that's new and exciting in IT. That includes our own news, of course: a series of new offerings that we think will simply transform the mobile market. 

In case you missed it, we've broken down the details in the FAQ below. We hope you're as excited as we are, and as always, don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

What did Kony announce?

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Introducing Kony Modeler: App configuration and customization built just for the business ›

I am really excited about Kony’s latest announcement. Today, Kony embarks upon a new journey that speaks to a group of users that have, until now, been held hostage by IT. As of today, this group of users will be unleashed, liberated, and empowered to be in control of their own destiny.

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Findyourappmatch.com: The #1 site for meaningful developer-designer relationships ›

Say goodbye to brogrammers

Are you tired of collaborating with team members who just don’t “get” you? Sick of a design or development counterpart who’s more interested in building his Instagram following than building great apps? Fed up with the egos and silos that get in the way of awesome mobile experiences?

You’re not alone!

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Meet the new face of mobile app design: Introducing Kony Visualizer 2.0 ›

Great apps put the user experience first. This fact is both intuitive, and proven; Never before have there been more apps in the commercial app stores as there are today, yet there is a 75% drop in app usage after the initial time an app is used. Clearly people are downloading apps, but three quarters of the time, the UX fails and the app returns to obscurity. Users expect great experiences, and if an app doesn't deliver, it doesn't matter what else it can do. That app, for that user, is done.

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Big screens and watches and payments, oh my: Analysis of Apple's big announcements ›

As usual, the hype surrounding yesterday’s Apple announcement was deafening (I’m reminded of Lebron James' "The Decision" announcement.) There were weeks and weeks of speculation as to what might be debuted, but unlike previous Apple events, the world wasn’t quite sure what Apple would announce. This was perhaps the most uncertain and mystery-filled announcement since the 2010 iPad launch.

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CEO corner: Gartner Magic Quadrant recognizes Kony's vision and execution ›

Last week marked an exciting milestone at Kony. Gartner published its annual 2014 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms, and Kony was named a Leader for the second year in a row.

This is a strong recognition of both Kony’s vision and our ability to execute on our strategy to deliver great enterprise mobility solutions to our family of partners and customers. Some of the key achievements from the past year that we believe contributed to our success include:

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8 factors that affect mobile app development pricing ›

Mobile apps are powerful drivers of traffic, increasing advertising, sales, and growth. A recent study by Harvard Business School shows that Americans spend over three hours per day on mobile devices, and purchases from mobile devices are up 18 percent in the last year alone. This trend shows no signs of slowing; businesses are smart to harness the growth potential of mobile apps.

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Top 9 takeaways for enterprises from Google I/O ›

This past week at their annual I/O conference, Google made a significant number of announcements that impact the mobile community.  These spanned everything from the next version of their phone OS (“Android L”) to sweeping updates on all parts of the Android ecosystem, including phone, tablet, wearables, TV, auto, and more.

So what’s Kony’s take on these announcements? 

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3 crucial considerations for cross-platform app design ›

Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way designers are expected to approach mobile app design. At one time just having an app, regardless of usability or design layout, was enough to differentiate a company from the competition. Little, if any, consideration needed to be given to how that app would perform across multiple devices and on multiple operating systems.

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Kony Innovator Series: how Alfa Insurance mobilizes customer touchpoints ›

I’m excited to announce the first installment of our new Kony Innovator Series, articles that highlight how Kony customers are mobilizing their businesses to compete effectively in the ever-changing digital marketplace. Our first report features Walter Overby, Vice President of Corporate Internet and E-Business of Alfa Insurance, and explores how he is mobilizing Alfa’s customer touchpoints with its latest mobile app, Alfa2Go™.

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Building the Business Case for Mobile ›

How should you build a compelling case for mobile apps? What should it include? Certainly it is easy to focus on the innovative capabilities of mobile devices. As pocket-sized computers connected to mobile networks, underlying technologies are both seductive and intriguing. But when it comes to building the business case for mobile, it is essential to focus on the actual value that mobile apps deliver. 

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Mobile a Key Piece to Insurance Industry’s Customer Experience Puzzle ›

If you stop and take a look at any technology vertical, mobile has quickly become the most dominant entity. With the rise of smartphones, mobile is an extension of us as opposed to just a way to communicate—most of the approximately six billion mobile subscribers across the globe will agree. With 24 billion connected devices by 2020, this mindset isn’t changing anytime soon, and it’s already having an enormous impact on the insurance industry.

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Top Apps for Conference-goers ›

Any veteran conference-goer knows that preparation can be the difference between a successful trip and one filled with missed opportunities. In addition to the basics (think business cards and chargers), it’s imperative to have the right apps for your journey. In the list below, you’ll notice some new names and some familiar names with potentially new applications.  Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments!

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Kony will be at the Gartner Customer 360 Summit in Sunny San Diego! ›

Are your sales teams always on-the-go? Do you often catch yourself asking, “What other ways can I make my sales force more productive, more efficient?”? If your answer is YES, then come visit us at the Gartner Customer 360 Summit (booth # 523) and learn how you can empower your sales teams with Kony Mobile Customer Relationship Management.

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