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 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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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 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 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 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 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,...
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...
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...
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....
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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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