3 Steps to Build the Next Great App

Progress bars inching forward ever so slowly. Confusing application layouts. Downloader’s remorse. These are a few of my least favorite things, and I’m sure your customers share similar sentiments. In our digital-centric world, applications have become the modern storefront for nearly every business. They’re expected to provide convenient services, perfectly and right now. This is […]

Mobile App Monitoring Best Practices

For many companies, and up until about just five years ago, the only metrics for how well a mobile app performed were network call errors and whether it crashed or not. But those times are long behind us, as there’s nothing simple about today’s mobile apps. Issues are harder to find and fix than ever. […]

The Forgotten Mobile Optimization Factor

Back in the early days of the modern smartphone era (in the ancient times of 2007) the business of building a mobile application was pretty simple and straightforward. A developer (or two or three) got together because they had an idea. They wrote the app (usually starting with a relatively simple first iteration of the […]

Mobile World Congress 2016: Are you prepared?

The official theme of this year’s Mobile World Congress event is, perhaps somewhat obviously, “Mobile is Everything.” While this theme may come across as both reductive and self-congratulatory from an event that is dedicated to everything remotely related to the mobile industry, the fact of the matter is that mobile is indeed changing almost everything: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Top 5 Mobile APM Myths: Myths 3-5

If you’re just tuning in, please check out my previous post where I dispel myths 1 & 2, bad app ratings are uncontrollable and it’s impossible to understand your backend services. Typically, mobile app developers accept some things they feel they can’t change — ratings, end-to-end visibility, user experience, and so on. However, these can […]

Top 5 Mobile APM Myths: Myths 1 & 2

Mobile is now regarded as the most explosive source of revenue growth, employee productivity improvement, and customer engagement. GigaOm research reports that mobile users represented 40 percent of eBay’s 36 million new users in 2013, accounting for $35 billion in enabled commerce volume (ECV) — an astounding increase of 88 percent over the prior year. […]

Improving the quality of mobile applications with Mobile APM

Mobile applications now account for 15 percent of all Internet traffic, with 1.5 billion users worldwide. Done right, a simple iPhone application can reach 50 million users in days. When you have a successful mobile application it is difficult to ensure all of your users have a great experience. While good performance gets a high rating […]

Introducing AppDynamics for Mobile Beta, Available for iOS and Android

According to a report from Kleiner Perkins, mobile applications now account for 15% of all Internet traffic, with 1.5 billion users worldwide. This means that the performance of mobile applications is more important than ever both to the end users and to the companies that depend on them for their revenue. So we are very excited […]