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This Week In Mobile: September 22, 2017 ›

By now we've all heard about the Equifax breach--and all of the other ways in which our personal information has been compromised--and some of us have even stood in line for the iPhone 8 or AppleWatch Series 3. So instead of focusing solely on those things, this week I'm bringing you content that may have flown a little under the radar, but all of which shows the impact digital technology and apps are having on our day-to-day lives.

Enjoy!

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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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This Week in Mobile - September 8, 2017 ›

Well, we're past Labor Day weekend here in the U.S. and now the news is focused on Hurricane Irma, Amazon looking to build a second headquarters somewhere other than Seattle, and the beginning of football season. Just like the news has been focusing on a little bit of everything, so will today's This Week in Mobile. So kick back and enjoy, and if you're in the path of Irma or recovering from Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Low-code or love to code, but need omnichannel apps, where do you go? ›

As a developer, there is this constant dilemma of what kind of toolset/platform to use to build your mobile apps. Do I choose a low-code toolset/platform? If I do, what happens when I need control? If I choose a full stack development toolset/platform I would have control, but would not remain agile.

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Tomorrow’s Business Apps: Chatbots, Augmented Reality, and What Else? ›

What sounds futuristic today will be mainstream tomorrow

Today, new emerging technologies such as chatbots and augmented reality and speech-driven apps like those for Amazon Alexa and Google Home are quickly transitioning from bleeding edge to leading edge to mainstream. Tomorrow, there will be new devices, new interaction modes, and application platforms to explore… as well as new combinations of today’s emerging technologies.

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BIGcast - C-Suite Edition Interview with Tom Hogan and John Janclaes ›

Kony's Chairman and CEO, Tom Hogan, recently sat down for an in-depth interview with John Janclaes, President and CEO of Partners Federal Credit Union, for the BIGcast - CSuite Edition Podcast. Tom and John covered a lot of ground on topics such as the future of banking and leadership, so we'll be breaking the transcript up into two parts. That being said, if you would rather listen to the podcast, you can do that too.

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This Week in Mobile - August 25, 2017 ›

With vacation season winding down and school starting back up, mobile news has admittedly been a little slow the past few weeks. In many parts of the U.S., though, kids are back in the classroom and we adults are putting our noses back to the grindstone. Here in Austin, TX (Kony's corporate headquarters), we're bracing for rain from Hurricane Harvey and keeping everyone down on the Texas coast in our thoughts.

That being said, let's dive into This Week in Mobile. And maybe keep an umbrella handy.

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This Week in Mobile: July 28, 2017 ›

With the FDA's announcement yesterday regarding their pre-certification program, I figured this week would be a good one to focus on all things digital health. So if you're trying to figure out what digital health means, or if you're looking for info to help you on your digital health journey, kick back and check out this week's This Week in Mobile (Digital Health Edition).

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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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This Week in Mobile: July 21, 2017 ›

It's the middle of July and lots of folks are on vacation. That also means the mobile world is moving at a slightly slower pace than usual (not that it isn't still fast, it's just a little less fast). In light of that fact, this week's This Week in Mobile is all about digital transformation. Yes, it's a buzzword. But it's also a very real thing that's happening in businesses across the world, and no industry is immune. Here's what you need to know about digital transformation.

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This Week in Mobile - June 30, 2017 ›

Here in the U.S. many folks are heading into a long holiday weekend and counting down the hours until the end of the work week. To help you in your Friday afternoon winding down efforts, here's a roundup of mobile and app news from the past week. Oh, and ICYMI, yesterday, June 29, marked the ten-year anniversary of the release of the iPhone, so expect at least a few links reflecting on the device that changed many lives.

Enjoy, and have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend!

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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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This Week in Mobile - June 23, 2017 ›

Even though summer vacation season is in full swing here in the States, the world of mobile and apps hasn’t gone on vacation. So, kick back with a cold drink and catch up on everything you might have missed over the past couple of weeks in mobile and apps.

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Kony included in first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service report ›

According to Gartner, “High-productivity, or rapid application development and deployment, platform technology in the cloud is growing swiftly as enterprise IT increasingly exploits cloud-based tooling with reduced skill requirements.”*  In fact, it’s growing so rapidly that Gartner has released its first-ever Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (hpaPaaS) report.

We’re excited to have been included in this initial Magic Quadrant focusing on a rapidly growing space.

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This Week in Mobile - June 2, 2017 ›

As companies continue to feel the effects of WannaCry, security is a hot topic these days. Oh, and there’s this little thing called WWDC that kicks off on Monday…

Catch up on what you missed in the world of mobile and apps over the past week.

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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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This Week in Mobile - May 19, 2017 ›

This week was a busy, busy one in the world of mobile, apps, and digital technology. From WannaCry to Google I/O to Global Accessibility Awareness Day, there’s a lot of information out there this week. So kick back on a Friday afternoon and catch up on everything you might have missed over the past week.

Enjoy!

Digital Marketing

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On-demand Webinar - Measuring Up ›

We recently teamed up with Forrester Research's Michael Facemire to bring you Measuring Up: Your 2017 Guide to Enterprise App Development Platforms. In it, Facemire and Kony's own Burley Kawasaki discussed three key things you need in an Enterprise App Development Platform in order to be successful:

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This Week in Mobile - May 12, 2017 ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend.

Enjoy!

Retail Banking and Financial Services

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The Third Wave of Digital Innovation – On-demand Webinar ›

New, innovative technologies are being introduced at a furious pace; in just the past few years alone the number of IoT devices has exploded. Next-gen technologies go beyond IoT, though, and include things like chatbots, image recognition, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence, all of which have amazing promise to revolutionize not just mobile but day-to-day life—and your business.

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This Week in Mobile - May 5, 2017 ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend (since today is Cinco de Mayo, we suggest kicking back with a margarita while checking out this week's blog).

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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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Do European banks need to reassess mobile banking? ›

According to Forrester’s 2016 Global Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark banks have broadly succeeded at enabling customers to manage transactions. However, within the same report, Forrester points out, too, that one key area that requires development is banks’ capabilities to deliver additional value-added services to customers.

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This Week in Mobile - April 28, 2017 ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend.

Enjoy!

Digital and Mobile Marketing

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This Week in Mobile ›

Sifting through all of the content regarding mobile and apps can be a chore. There's so much information out there, it's easy to feel like a kid in a candy store, eyes wide and mouth gaping at all there is to see. Thus, we thought we would share with you the content we found to be the most interesting and/or noteworthy over the past week. We'll do this every Friday, so be sure to check back often for some light, Friday afternoon reading to ease your way into the weekend.

Enjoy!

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Mobile banking surges as security issues are addressed ›

The adoption of mobile banking will continue to surge across Europe, says a recent ING International Survey – Mobile Banking 2016 report. In its annual survey, ING shows that the share of mobile device users in Europe who bank by mobile has swelled to 47% – up from 41% in 2015 – with another 16% expected to adopt the technology in the next 12 months.

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Walking the Digital Red Carpet ›

I had the pleasure of speaking at Nasscom India Leadership Forum 2017 earlier this spring, during which I talked all about augmented reality and the next generation of mobile technology. I also had the opportunity to walk the red carpet (a first for me, and many of my colleagues, I’m sure) and participate in a “Meet the Disruptors” interview.

In just over four minutes I touch upon what I think is the digital trend of 2017, and how Kony has been and will continue to lead the charge.

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Next-gen Mobile Tech and Augmented Reality ›

Next-gen tech is creating challenges when it comes to thinking about what’s next for your app development strategy. Many of these technologies can increase complexity and force difficult technology choices. At the same time, they are promising to revolutionize not just app development, but day-to-day life.  

We recently hosted a virtual summit on next-generation technologies, during which we discussed topics such as:

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How Digital is Redefining the Banking Experience ›

man using mobile phoneFew industries have been affected by technology disruption as much as retail banking. Despite banks having the reputation for being “slow to change,” it is phenomenal how fast the industry is evolving. For more established banks, though, transforming to serve the changing habits and requirements of today’s consumers continues to pose challenges--while also creating new, untapped opportunities.

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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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Mobile applications for water utilities ›

Since Apple launched the iPhone, the explosive growth in “smart” mobile devices and consumer applications over the past 9 years has been phenomenal. With that growth has come huge opportunities for companies to make dramatic changes to both the way they work and how they engage with staff, business partners, and customers.

The question I’d like to look at is where can water companies use mobile applications, and what sort benefits may be achieved?

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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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Water Deregulation In the UK--How Mobile Can Help ›

Over the past several years I’ve worked with various utility companies, and I see the upcoming deregulation of the water utilities representing both a challenge and an opportunity for companies both within, and outside of this sector. The timetable for the deregulation is 2017 for business customers and 2020 for consumers.

So what can the water sector expect? Fortunately, the energy sector went through this nearly 20 years ago in 1998 and the lessons learnt from that activity can be used to make some educated guesses on what the future holds for the water industry.

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