December 1, 2015
Dec 1, 2015

Moville 2.0: Submit Your Pro Bono Projects

Two years ago we founded Moville, an international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, with the ambition of making the world a better place through mobile technology and creating new...
October 29, 2015
Oct 29, 2015

Innovation through Hackathons – A 3-Step Guide

Is your company still trying to innovate using brainswarming or employee crowdsourcing? Even though these methods have worked for some companies in the past, there are much better ways to go about...
October 20, 2015
Oct 20, 2015

From App Idea to Success

"I've got an idea for an app‎. How do I develop it?" is a question we get every week from entrepreneurs, businesses and anyone with an idea for an app. With 1.5 million apps already on Apple App...
September 17, 2015
Sep 17, 2015

Top 3 Tips to Accelerate Mobile Innovation

“The mobile device has become our communication hub, our diary, our entertainment portal, our primary source media consumption, our wallet and our gateway to real-time information tailored to our...
September 11, 2015
Sep 11, 2015

Don’t Mobilize Your Business – Reinvent It

“There’s a way to do it better – find it!” -Thomas Edison The manager of your field worker team has asked for a mobile solution to enable them to access customer information and log data...
August 24, 2015
Aug 24, 2015

The Innovation Lab Experiment Continues

The Innovation Lab is a DMI event concept that was created for the 2015 Mobile World Congress. The idea is to experiment with and discuss how the latest technologies can be applied across various...
August 3, 2015
Aug 3, 2015

Scorecard for Choosing Mobile Technology

How do you choose which technology to use for your mobile service for customers, partners or employees? What if there was a scorecard that based on your requirements, roadmap and situation provided a...
July 29, 2015
Jul 29, 2015

How Android Will Shape the World

If you look at the worldwide smartphone sales by operating system in 2014, you'll see that 4 out of 5 smartphones sold were running on Android. This also means that new Android services and...
July 21, 2015
Jul 21, 2015

Apps and Web Are Dead

5 years ago, Forbes, WSJ, Business Insider, ZDNet and other media quoted experts and analysts stating that apps were dead. 4 years later the same media outlets reported mobile web was dead due to...
July 17, 2015
Jul 17, 2015

5 Encryption Methods for Mobile

Last week, we attended a conference on General Data Protection Regulation and cryptographic solutions. Although this conference was not targeted at mobile apps specifically but at encryption of all...
July 15, 2015
Jul 15, 2015

360 Degree Customer Analytics

"Just 13% of digital-business professionals track their companies' mobile audiences across online and offline channels." - Retail Me Not Online (mobile) has become an important channel for most...
June 30, 2015
Jun 30, 2015

Mobile Application Security by Design

Did you know that mobile security breaches have affected more than two-thirds of global organizations in the last 12 months? Our latest SlideShare presentation will help you assess where you stand,...
June 26, 2015
Jun 26, 2015

How many watches is Apple selling?

How many watches is Apple selling? Nobody really knows yet if the Apple Watch will turn into a mass market product beyond early adopters. Wearable device shipment projections for 2015 vary...
June 16, 2015
Jun 16, 2015

Designing Solutions, Not Destinations

One of the biggest misconceptions about mobile apps - hybrid or native - is that they are "closed systems" that only provide value when a user makes a decision to launch the app. Although this might...
June 11, 2015
Jun 11, 2015

What iOS 9 Means for Developers

You can’t deny the power of Apple. Its sheer economic strength (if it was a national economy, it would be the world's 27th largest, between Belgium and Venezuela) leaves it well-positioned to steer...
June 4, 2015
Jun 4, 2015

Mobile Take-Outs from Mary Meeker 2015 Report

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trend report for 2015 is out. If you don’t want to read the full 197 pages then here are the key take-outs relevant to mobility. 1. Mobile Usage Continues to Grow at a...
June 2, 2015
Jun 2, 2015

Google I/O Mobile Highlights 2015

As usual we've taken part in all the big announcements, demos and knowledge sharing at Google I/O. Here are the highlights in mobility that you cannot miss. Android M Naturally a lot of the focus...
May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015

Mobility Trends in Government

The government is about efficiency. Okay, you can stop laughing now and get serious. It actually is. When you spend taxpayers’ money, everything you do is scrutinized. So much so that you spend...
May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

My First Date with the Apple Watch

There seems to be a new Apple Watch popping up around our offices every day right now. So far though, the number of smartwatches is still low, something that should change in a near future. A new...
May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

What’s behind high-quality, intuitive UX/UI?

Don't you just love a using a mobile app or web solution that has a beautifully designed interface and where your whole experience and every interaction just feels natural? The simplicity of things...
May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

Something for the Weekend

We love Fridays! Especially this one, because it means it is only 3 days until Monday when we will share our latest UX/UI Design presentation with the world. Besides giving you a comprehensive (and...
May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

How to Survive Mobilegeddon

On April 21st, Google updated their search engine algorithm "boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results", frequently referred to as Mobilegeddon. Many big companies...
April 20, 2015
Apr 20, 2015

Latest stats on Apple Pay

In this year's trend presentation we predicted that Apple Pay would grow slowly in terms of in-store payments. The interpretation of slow is obviously different for everyone so we will let you make...
March 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015

Apple Watch – Flip or Flop?

Why I Will Buy an Apple Watch and Then Give It Away Full disclosure. After trying out at least 10 smartwatches for a week at a time I'm not a big believer in the utility of smartwatches. At the...
March 13, 2015
Mar 13, 2015

MWC15 Recap and Video

We've had a few days to digest all the information and innovation we encountered at MWC15. We've sat down, gone over all key trends and announcements from this year's congress and complied it into...
March 2, 2015
Mar 2, 2015

Top Mobile Trend: Apple Watch

Although Apple doesn't attend the world's biggest mobile event conference (Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which starts today), they are getting a lot of media attention for the upcoming Apple...
February 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015

DMI at MWC 2015

Every one of us has a number of recurring dates that we look forward to each year. It could be your birthday, wedding anniversary or that fishing trip with friends that always takes place the last...
February 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015

What’s happening at MWC this year?

What's happening at MWC this year? Whether you are attending the Mobile World Congress or not, this is the biggest annual event in mobile and it will give you a good idea of everything going on in...
February 23, 2015
Feb 23, 2015

What’s the best mobile cloud platform?

With the explosive growth of mobile applications and services in the enterprise, CIOs and IT Directors are scratching their heads. Once again they are on path to create 100s of new applications...
January 13, 2015
Jan 13, 2015

Heading up an industry-leading QA department

In this second part of our blog series where we meet the different department heads within our company, below is an interview with Milan Kmezic, our Head of Quality Assurance (QA). He talks...
January 9, 2015
Jan 9, 2015

What’s the cost of developing a mobile app?

In our mobile trends report this year we talk about how the general cost of app development ‎is going up, but what is, indicatively, that cost for developing a taxi booking app or a sales tool for...
January 7, 2015
Jan 7, 2015

Everything mobile at CES 2015

The two biggest events in consumer technology are Mobile World Congress in March and CES in January. CES just kicked off and here are the key trends and new products that you need to be aware...
December 3, 2014
Dec 3, 2014

Top Mobile Trend: Material Design

Google's latest release of Android (referred to as Lollipop), was meant to offer support for material design (which it describes as a "comprehensive guide for visual, motion and interaction design...
November 26, 2014
Nov 26, 2014

Get ready for mobile apps 3.0

The first generation of smartphone apps were gimmicky brand building games, utilities and information services. Some of our favourite examples include Carlings pint, the Zippo lighter app, Nike...
November 24, 2014
Nov 24, 2014

How much do car companies spend on apps?

41 auto brands have spent an estimated $300M in development of 2,300 apps. The apps are a mix between consumer branded apps to promote cars, apps for car owners to provide services and information...
November 10, 2014
Nov 10, 2014

What’s the killer app for the car?

In our summary from the Mobile World Congress this year we talked a lot about the number of smart cars on display and the lack of apps. Last year Apple launched Apple CarPlay which was later followed...
October 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Why employees won’t use your app

"Apps don't work for us", says the head of sales for a major brand during a conversation at a mobility conference. He goes on to explain that he spent a year and a ton of money developing a mobile...
October 9, 2014
Oct 9, 2014

Enterprise apps – 10x ROI guaranteed

What if there was a guaranteed way for organisations to generate a 10x ROI on enterprise apps? Actually, there is! We've seen it over and over again for the past couple of years and many...
October 2, 2014
Oct 2, 2014

The Future of Enterprise Mobility

"Google programmers are doing work on mobile applications and technology first, because 'mobile apps are better apps'." -Eric Schmidt, Mobile World Congress, 2010 "The nice thing about large IT...
September 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014

Announcing our new Mobile Readiness Assessment

We are happy to announce our brand new Mobile Readiness Assessment that helps measure how your company is doing in the mobile space. It's free, quick to do and can give you important insights as to...
September 12, 2014
Sep 12, 2014

Apps by DMI nominated for the 2014 ME Awards

The Mobile Entertainment Awards reward companies doing outstanding things in the mobile content space. After winning in both 2012 and 2013, DMI has been nominated in two separate categories: Music...
August 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014

Time to update your apps for iOS8

The beta version of iOS8 has been available to developers for a few weeks now. The rest of users will have to wait patiently until the public launch, expected to take place in mid-September. For...
August 6, 2014
Aug 6, 2014

Winning the mobile user in 2015

2014 has turned out to be another incredible year of growth in mobile usage across the globe and this is set to continue in 2015. There will be more local searches coming from smartphones than...
July 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014

The Basics of App Maintenance

What is app maintenance? Once a newly developed app has been launched, the work does not stop there. In fact it’s only the beginning. Now it’s time to listen to user feedback, track analytics...
June 30, 2014
Jun 30, 2014

Adaptive vs Responsive Web Design

We've previously written several blogs about the pros and cons of Responsive Web Design as well as about native and hybrids. Our first responsive web project took place towards the end of 2011. Since...
June 26, 2014
Jun 26, 2014

Summary from Google I/O 2014

As always,DMI is monitoring the latest and greatest from Google I/O. Here's a quick wrap-up of the announcements that are most relevant to mobility. Android L,the new version of Android,...
June 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014

User Testing – Guiding the Way to Success

User Testing - Guiding the Way to Success You’ve heard us say it before, and you’ll most certainly hear us say it again: User Testing is key in creating a successful mobile solution. It is an...
June 12, 2014
Jun 12, 2014

London Heathrow app shown at Apple WWDC

  A couple of weeks ago Apple reached our to our client London Heathrow and requested the use of the London Heathrow iPhone app in one of the presentations at WWDC. Unsurprisingly Heathrow...
June 3, 2014
Jun 3, 2014

Top iOS8 features for users and developers

iOS7 was the biggest overhaul of iOS for end users since the launch of the iPhone. The iOS8 SDK announced yesterday at WWDC is most probably the biggest enhancement for developers with more than 4000...
May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014

Moville students graduate as mobile experts

In February this year, DMI launched Moville with the ambition to find and train future mobile experts. Out of over 200 applicants, 14 students were chosen for the 4 month course to learn about...
May 6, 2014
May 6, 2014

All you need to know about Privacy

In the last few months, privacy has been the focus of may discussions following huge data breaches making headline news the world over. Some examples of the latest data breaches: Heartbleed...
March 26, 2014
Mar 26, 2014

Wearables that don’t suck- in London

At Mobile World Congress and CES most of the wearables we saw were either fitness gadgets that we've seen before or smartwatches that most people wouldn't want to wear even if they were free. This...
March 20, 2014
Mar 20, 2014

What does iOS7.1 mean for you?

A couple of weeks ago Apple launched the iOS 7.1 update. This is the newest addition to the iOS universe bringing with it a number of new features and design updates. Design Apple focused on...
March 4, 2014
Mar 4, 2014

Wrap-up from MWC 2014

  The worlds biggest mobile event is over for another year, and what did we learn this time? Here are some of the highlights: Samsung dominated overall, followed closely by Apple,...
February 3, 2014
Feb 3, 2014

Making SAP Mobile simple and beautiful

  SAP is one of the most successful software companies in the world. Their engineers and business developers have done a great job enabling big companies to plan and manage resources, CRM,...
January 31, 2014
Jan 31, 2014

2014 UX/UI trends for mobile solutions

2013 was an exciting year for UX/UI design with one of the key changes being a marked move from skeumorphic to flat design. However, beware of thinking this approach is merely a move towards a...
January 13, 2014
Jan 13, 2014

Bluetooth Beacons vs Wifi vs NFC

An introduction to Beacons  One of the most talked-about mobile trends for 2014 is beacons that can be used by retailers and brands to locate, track, communicate with and engage customers...
December 30, 2013
Dec 30, 2013

Best of 2013

One of our objectives for 2013 was to share the mobile knowledge we've built up over the past 7 years with the world. We set out to publish everything we know about mobile strategy development,...
November 19, 2013
Nov 19, 2013

Google beats Apple in global app downloads

What was in fact a big event passed by quietly a couple of months ago when Google Play passed the Apple appstore in number of downloads per month with 2 Bn vs 1.8 Bn downloads reported in September...
October 31, 2013
Oct 31, 2013

A day at DMI – the best job in the world

Whenever someone asks what the best job in the world is then I tell them it's mine. Over the last 7 years I haven't had one boring day where I haven't met a new challenge or learned something new....
October 28, 2013
Oct 28, 2013

6 tips to succeed in Mobile Commerce

Mobile commerce is growing at a rate surpassing almost every forecast over the past 2 years and we are confident this will continue for the foreseeable future. So far customers have been willing...
October 18, 2013
Oct 18, 2013

Why Google App Engine is our first cloud choice

Last week I presented at the Google Cloud Developer event in London about how and why Google App Engine (GAE) powers most of DMI's mobile solutions. Mattias Levin, head of R&D at DMI helped me...
October 10, 2013
Oct 10, 2013

RSVP to your app launch party

We've previously written about "Driving traffic to apps and mobile websites" in the Mobile Strategy Handbook and we now get even more questions. Based on a recent demand we had from a client we have...
September 25, 2013
Sep 25, 2013

Top productivity apps we use at DMI

Frequently we get asked what are the top productivity apps we use at DMI. Do we just talk the talk or do we walk the walk? Last year BP did a survey among about 20,000* employees asking them to...
September 25, 2013
Sep 25, 2013

Top productivity apps we use at DMI

Frequently we get asked what is our top productivity apps we use at DMI. Do we just talk the talk or do we do as we preach? Last year BP did a survey among about 20.000* employees asking them to...
August 27, 2013
Aug 27, 2013

Top 10 mobile trends | Mid year review

At the start of the year we shared our mobile predictions and trends for 2013. As the first half of the year has now passed, here's a quick review of what's hot and what's not. App boom...
August 15, 2013
Aug 15, 2013

How to Prepare to Go Mobile

In a previous blog post we talked about working collaboratively, and now we’re going to delve a bit further into the specifics of planning a mobile application. Part of working together as...
August 8, 2013
Aug 8, 2013

7 ways to optimize your app for iOS 7

The most radical difference in iOS 7 is the completely redesigned user interface. Not only did Apple change the designs, they completely rewrote the platform’s design language. The new...
August 2, 2013
Aug 2, 2013

6 quick tips for a successful retail app

Raise your hand if you’re a retailer and you’ve heard “You have to make an app!” There is a reason for needing an app, and it is that customers use their mobiles while shopping - 96%...
July 25, 2013
Jul 25, 2013

Working collaboratively with your mobile agency

Sometimes service providers sit back and listen to clients’ ideas, taking it as gospel. This often results in projects not reaching their full potential. That being said, it’s very important...
July 16, 2013
Jul 16, 2013

Why most mobile app developers suck

Over the past 7 years we've delivered well over 1000 apps, including over 100 critical business solutions for some of the world’s most recognisable brands. To achieve this we have built up a...
July 10, 2013
Jul 10, 2013

7 trends in UI/UX design in 2013

The state of User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) design today is rapidly changing along with new innovations. There are numerous differing opinions amongst hot topics such as flat vs....
June 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013

Key features of iOS7 Developers and Users

Every summer the last 6 years Apple has presented a new major iOS release at WWDC. This year was no exception and from a developer point this was the most exciting in a long time. So what makes us...
June 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013

6 sins of mobile

What do Pampers, Dove, Panasonic, Avon, Johnnie Walker, Xerox, Coca Cola (UK) and Pepsi (UK/Spain) and more than 30% of the other top 100 global brands have in common? They don't have mobile...
May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013

Mobile highlights from Google I/O 2013

With all the stuff going on at Google I/O (Google's equivalent to Apple WWDC) it's difficult to see the trees in the forest. Therefore we've made an attempt to digest the mobile related announcements...
May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013

Mobile marketing spend far behind

One of the most quoted charts in 2012 was KPCBs slide showing time spent on different media vs total ad spend in the US. The chart highlighted a 20 Bn USD gap and opportunity for brands, ad networks...
May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013

Top 5 reasons why your mobile app will fail

Over the past 6 years, we've built more than 1,000 apps so I have a pretty good idea which apps will succeed and which ones will fail. Although it's not always in our best interest to tell...
April 22, 2013
Apr 22, 2013

Facebook Home privacy issues

Should users of the new Facebook Home App be concerned about infringements of their privacy rights? Facebook is often at the centre of Privacy advocates’ debates. It was only a few months ago...
March 25, 2013
Mar 25, 2013

The best and worst app reviews

A few times a year we produce a really silly app for a client or as a joke. Here's a short selection and some of the worst we've done over the past 6 years: [caption id="" align="alignnone"...
February 27, 2013
Feb 27, 2013

MWC Day 2: Top stories and more

Another day of hard work at MWC in Barcelona. Early wake up call, busy ride in, cold coffee for 2 euro at the congress, lots of walking, talking, listening, smiling sales people, meetings,...
February 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013

MWC Day 1 Report, trends and insights

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) it's always busy days of meetings and late nights with dinners and networking so challenging to find time to digest and report. Anyway, here's a short snippet of the...
February 19, 2013
Feb 19, 2013

Top mobile enterprise developers in the world

On our quest to identify our top competitors in the world we've continued to research and benchmark the top mobile enterprise developers. Our definition of mobile enterprise developers are companies...
February 4, 2013
Feb 4, 2013

What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2013?

As a 8 year veteran visitor of Mobile World Congress (MWC) and Barcelona resident I get the question from a lot of people what to expect from MWC this year. New innovations? Trends? Is it a place to...
January 31, 2013
Jan 31, 2013

10 Design Trends 2013

User interface and user experience trends for mobile solutions. 10 Design Trends 2013 from Golden Gekko, a DMI...
November 5, 2012
Nov 5, 2012

Agile predictability in mobile

Agile mobile development For some agile has become a buzzword and excuse for running over budgets, not writing proper specification and lack of planning of customer testing. Our experience is that...
September 19, 2012
Sep 19, 2012

Fail forward mobile strategy

So what is a mobile strategy? The last 6 months have probably been the most exciting ever in mobile. For the first time almost every company we speak to consider the mobile channel and mobility...
August 22, 2012
Aug 22, 2012

Pros and Cons of Responsive Design for mobile

Next to the Mobile First philosophy (see previous article) Responsive Design (according to Wikipedia) also referred to as Liquid Design is probably the most talked about trend in mobile and web user...
July 18, 2012
Jul 18, 2012

3 reasons to invest in enterprise apps UI

It was only three days ago that Phillip Easter, director of mobile applications at American Airlines Inc, dictated his three do’s for the new wave of mobile applications in the enterprise. The...
May 29, 2012
May 29, 2012

Latest Trends in Mobile, June 2012

Every 6 months we review and summarise the latest trends in mobile in our newsletter and then dig deeper in to each trend. We will publish the in-depth articles on our blog and on Mobilegroove.com...
May 4, 2012
May 4, 2012

Mobile marketing spend 2011 only 1%

According to a recent report from Flurry Analytics, mobile is grabbing 23 percent of consumers’ time which is double the previous estimate by eMarketer that estimated 10.1% of total media...
April 5, 2012
Apr 5, 2012

The app is dead. Long live the app!

A recent article in Forbes summarises Frog Design's Scott Jenson vision about usability in mobile and the future of mobile apps. In summary he concludes that... Value has to be greater than Pain...
March 7, 2012
Mar 7, 2012

Tips on how to choose a mobile app developer

One of the greatest concerns to most marketers wanting to go mobile, is what to consider when choosing a supplier for developing their mobile app or mobile site. Based on our own experience we've...

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