Peter Kacandes

Peter Kacandes

Peter has over 16 years in the tech industry, focusing on mobile applications. He's worked for top tech companies including Actuate, Sony Ericsson, Adobe, and Sun Microsystems.



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The Catch 22 Between Revenue, Content, and Performance

A recent Wall Street Journal article discussed the challenges that online content publishers have in monetizing their content as more and more user traffic shifts to mobile devices from traditional desktop/laptop computers/browsers. Data from Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet trends report in particular shows that the time adult users in the US spend online per day […]




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Back-to-School Retail Web Site Performance Analysis

It’s somehow time to mark the end of summer with Labor Day weekend. And with that time, comes the rush we remember well as Back to School season. As most students are already back or soon to return to school, we decided to look at some major retailers and how their back-to-school special websites performed […]




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Mobile User Experience, the Real 2015 Internet Trend

In her annual report for KPCB back in May, Mary Meeker cited a number of trends, statistics and metrics that show the increasing importance of online activity such as the growth in internet users to 39% of the population globally, the growth of mobile phone users to 73% penetration of the population globally (40% of that […]




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What’s involved in adding Mobile Real-User Monitoring to a mobile application?

At some point, your enterprise is going to realize that it has to get serious about improving the performance/quality of your mobile applications. There’s a lot of confusion/misunderstanding about what’s involved in monitoring performance of mobile applications. In this blog I’m going to describe the overall process of what it takes to get started and […]




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The Brand Value of Mobile App Performance

One of the most prominent current trends among enterprise companies is the nearly insatiable demand for enterprise mobile applications. By some reports, 85% of companies have a mobile backlog of between one and 20 applications, with a majority (50%) having a backlog of between 10 and 20 apps. The reasons for this backlog are myriad, […]




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3 Benefits of Single-Page Applications and How to Monitor Them

These days, organizations increasingly understand the importance of providing a delightful user experience to their customers as a key contributor to achieving their business objectives. They also increasingly realize that the performance of their websites, as experienced by the customers, is critically important to providing a good customer experience. Similarly, organizations are also aware that […]




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How Does Synthetic Fit Into Your Monitoring Strategy?

If you have a real-user monitoring program in place — our AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring or Mobile Real-User Monitoring solutions, for example — do you really need synthetic monitoring? After all, real-user tells you just what kind of experience your users are having, and that’s what you really want to know, right? Yes, but as […]




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The Future of Mobile Payments

In my earlier post, I talked about the different methods mobile app developers can monetize their apps. Discussing the comparisons between free vs. paid apps, in-app purchases, and e-commerce apps.  In this post I’d like to look towards the future. How can mobile developers best utilize the latest mobile e-commerce technology that’s being rolled out? […]




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Comparing Mobile App Monetization and Payments Methods

Just to set the stage for this blog post, according to BCG, Banks handled $410 Trillion (yes, with a T) dollars in non-cash payments in 2013. These days, nearly all businesses are becoming software-defined, and much of that software business is increasingly becoming mobile business. According to a recent report by Akamai called the State […]




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The Implications of Google’s Mobilegeddon

Google, with one fell swoop, changed their search algorithm and changing the lives (and livelihoods) of billions. Enter Mobilegeddon. With smartphones becoming as ubiquitous as ever, people are increasingly using them for tasks that they used to do on their PCs, like search. And just as in earlier generations, whole countries skipped widespread landline networks […]