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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

Why It’s So Difficult for Devs to Create Apps for the Apple Watch

Well, that didn’t take long. According to an article on Reuter’s some people are reporting their first impressions of the Apple Watch and, unsurprisingly, they are already complaining about the performance of the apps on the Apple Watch. As an engineer who started my career working on real-time embedded systems for industrial automation, I can […]

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Future Proofing Mobile App Strategy [VIDEO]

How can you plan and strategize your mobile app for the future? In the fifth, and final part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we discuss how to ensure the future quality of your app and maintain success. Hopefully, you’ve put, or are planning to put, into practice what we’ve already […]

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Using Key Metrics to Optimize Mobile App Strategy [VIDEO]

DAU, MAU, crashes, stalls? Which metrics should you be analyzing to optimize your mobile app? In the fourth part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we debate which metrics and KPIs should you look towards more measuring the success of your app? Obviously, the overarching metric you want is your […]

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Ensuring Quality of the Mobile Application Experience [VIDEO]

In the third part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we start discussing the importance of the user experience with a mobile app. Obviously, app store ratings play a large role in driving downloads and ultimately the success of your app. How can you create a coveted 5-star mobile app? If […]

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Identifying Mobile Opportunities [VIDEO]

In our second video installment of the How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we delve into the use cases where the mobile form factor is best leveraged. If you haven’t seen the first part of the series, Mobile Application Strategy, check it out now! Jonah Kowall, John Rakowski, Kalyan Ramanathan, and I […]

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Mobile Application Strategy [VIDEO]

Recently, I sat down with John Rakowski, Jonah Kowall, and Kalyan Ramanathan to discuss the strategy and planning behind building and supporting a 5-star mobile app. It was a lively discussion given their previous experiences with Forrester, Gartner, and Crittercism, respectively. They all came into the panel with diverse opinions, which led to some interesting debates on […]

Monitor your apps with AppDynamics Mobile Real-User Monitoring (RUM) for free and get mobile crash analytics free forever

Companies are increasingly becoming mobile-first, catering to users constantly on the go. That’s why we’re making it even easier for mobile developers by releasing AppDynamics Mobile Real-User Monitoring (RUM) with a free trial. Plus, we’re making mobile crash analytics capabilities free forever with a data retention plan for an industry-best 365 days. Mobile Real-User Management […]