December 31, 2013
Dec 31, 2013

2013 Mobile Trend and Prediction Review

At the end of every year we look back at our predictions for the year to validate to what extent our predictions came true or not. In total we made 6 key predictions for 2013 out of which 5 came true...
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,...
December 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013

10 Tips for a Successful Project

We’ve all been involved in projects that didn’t go according to plan. The war stories on this topic are numerous, but there’s no reason to think that’s how all projects are run. You can avoid...
December 18, 2013
Dec 18, 2013

Why hybrid apps?

Over the past 3 years HTML5 web apps and hybrid apps have come to make up a majority of app development. Consumer apps, enterprise apps and games are developed using a combination of the latest web...
December 13, 2013
Dec 13, 2013

What is the leading mobile market in the world?

Before reading this blog have a think about what you think the answer is? Japan, South Korea, US, UK, Finland or maybe Sweden? Travelling and working around the globe we frequently get asked what...
December 6, 2013
Dec 6, 2013

Top Holiday Season (Christmas) Apps

The Holiday season is all over us and how would we survive it if it wasn't for a handful of mobile apps. We need apps for shopping, planning, gifting, cooking, entertaining, skiing, sharing,...
December 3, 2013
Dec 3, 2013

Mobile app testing roles : The QA Super Heroes

We live in a quantity-driven world where quality is frequently placed second with development teams struggling to deliver top-rated products on time within budget and scope. However, at DMI, QUALITY...
November 27, 2013
Nov 27, 2013

Best Apps for Black Friday

It’s that time of the year again! Department, specialty, and tech stores will be showcasing their unbelievable mark downs for the upcoming Black Friday shopping event held across the country. But...
November 26, 2013
Nov 26, 2013

Time to Demand More from Your eCommerce Site

Merchants of all shapes and sizes agree on a common goal: achieve strong top-line growth through increased conversion rates and average order size. There have been numerous strategies, methodologies...
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...
November 14, 2013
Nov 14, 2013

The Benefits of Endeca Experience Manager

When Endeca was founded in 1999, their mission was to bring search to e-commerce and other applications without having to reinvent the wheel every time.  This core platform still exists today, but...
November 5, 2013
Nov 5, 2013

Using the No Transform Header

We had an interesting problem to solve recently for one of our customers.  Some users were reporting that the mobile site had stopped working for them a few clicks in, whereas the mobile site worked...
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 29, 2013
Oct 29, 2013

The Case for Accessibility

Building web sites that are accessible to visitors with disabilities has become increasingly important in the past decades. In 1998, eight years after passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act,...
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 24, 2013
Oct 24, 2013

What your Office Can Say About Your Brand

[gallery ids="13025,13026,13027,13028,13029"] When you are an industry innovator, it’s essential that your brand be communicated in everything you do, even down to how you welcome guests to your...
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 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...
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...
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 17, 2013
Jul 17, 2013

Become a Mobile Enterprise Rock Star

Mobile enterprise applications are changing the way that businesses work, but not all of them are getting it right. So to give you the help you need to develop your mobile enterprise application...
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...
June 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013

Top 3 Trends from CSOHIMSS13

CSOHIMSS 2013, which took place last month in Cincinnati, brought together a mix of IT professionals, consultants, vendors, physicians, nurses, professors, and other health care professionals...
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...
May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013

DTour: Interactive YouTube Channel Launch

Today, travelers want more than just the best deal. They want the best experience. DoubleTree by Hilton wanted to create a more engaging and creative way to speak with consumers about brand...
May 7, 2013
May 7, 2013

Social Media: What’s the Next Big Thing?

On April 19 I was honored to join a panel at the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit to discuss ‘Social Media: What’s the Next Big Thing?’ Fellow panelists included: Brendon O’Donovan, Product...
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...
April 16, 2013
Apr 16, 2013

The Everything Guide to Mobile Apps

[caption id="attachment_1214" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Everything Guide to Mobile Apps[/caption] Next time you ask us a question about mobile app development we might reply "Read the...
April 5, 2013
Apr 5, 2013

NCTA.com Redesign

NCTA is the trade association that represents the U.S. cable and telecommunications industry. While they support the industry that connects more than 90% of American households, their site did not...
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"...
March 21, 2013
Mar 21, 2013

Mobile Commerce with Express Payment Options

I don’t know about you, but recently I have been doing a majority of my shopping through my mobile device. Apparently I am not the only one since retailers are starting to see their mobile revenue...
March 18, 2013
Mar 18, 2013

When to choose HTML5 vs native app development

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="761"] Illustration from developerforce.com[/caption] As a business we are agnostic to whether our clients want mobile web based on XHTML, HTML5, responsive...
March 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013

2013 DC Addy Awards

Last night we we're honored to receive two Gold and one Silver ADDY® Awards for our work on Syfy, dotCO and Clyde's Restaurant Group! We're so proud of our team for all of their hard work and...
March 13, 2013
Mar 13, 2013

XO iWAN Product Launch

XO Communications, a growing telecommunications company serving small-to-mid-size businesses, was fighting to establish its brand within a category dominated by the likes of Verizon and AT&T. In...
March 8, 2013
Mar 8, 2013

Report from the Floor: Mobile World Congress

From February 25-28, 2013, several thousand people gathered in Barcelona, Spain to attend the world's largest mobile event - Mobile World Congress (MWC). Last week a team from DMI attended MWC and...
March 7, 2013
Mar 7, 2013

#smwHospitality

It’s often said that your most important customers are the ones you already have. So how can brands retain and reward loyal fans online? Utilize brand ambassadors to help spread their message? Turn...
February 27, 2013
Feb 27, 2013

Writing Effective Business Requirements

Writing good business requirements can be achieved by following a few simple guidelines. Keep in mind you are not going for a Pulitzer Prize winning document you are looking for a clean and effective...
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 14, 2013
Feb 14, 2013

Becoming a Big Data Storyteller

Remember when you went on vacation as a kid and your dad stopped off at the local gas station or AAA to get the coveted “map” that was the size of today’s iphone but unfolded to take up the...
February 7, 2013
Feb 7, 2013

2013 Super Bowl Ads

Over the past week, Anthony was everywhere from live TV to radio to print sharing his perspective on this year's Super Bowl ads. Check out the clip below as well as links to additional...
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...
January 23, 2013
Jan 23, 2013

The New Model of Celebrity Partnerships

Last month, The New York Times reported that PepsiCo has embarked on a multiyear campaign with Beyonce estimated at $50 million. The campaign will utilize traditional advertising tactics like...
January 2, 2013
Jan 2, 2013

Wearable Tech and Agnosticism

Wearable technology isn’t exactly a new concept. Anyone who listens to music with headphones gets the general idea. Creating products and experiences that interact with our bodies in a natural,...
January 2, 2013
Jan 2, 2013

Top Mobile Trends 2013 – Part 1 (B2C)

Mobile predictions for 2013 by Forrester, IDC, Gartner, Mary Meeker, eMarketer, Yankee Group and DMI “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is...
January 2, 2013
Jan 2, 2013

Top Mobile Trends 2013 – Part 1 (B2C)

Mobile predictions for 2013 by Forrester, IDC, Gartner, Mary Meeker, eMarketer, Yankee Group and Golden Gekko “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the...

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