To MDM or not to MDM?


If your company is planning to implement MDM (Mobile Device Management) it may get a strong feeling of getting stifled at work. This would especially be true if your phone is not company provided. And you would be justified. On the other hand your company is also justified in wanting to ensure the security of … Continue reading

Cross-Platform Mobile Game Development – a Tool Comparison


Mobile game development has a world of its own. You will come across different set of programming languages which you would not have encountered elsewhere – Lua, Live Code, Unreal Script, Boo etc. Some of these tools are a derivative or an extension of what is available on other gaming platform while others have been … Continue reading

Cross-Platform Hybrid Mobile Application Development – a Tool Comparison


Hybrid tools try to resolve the debate of … “Should you write a mobile web application which will render on multiple platforms without significant change but won’t be able to take advantage on native features?” Or “Should you create platform specific native application to fully utilize the power of the device but increase your effort?” … Continue reading

Cross-Platform Mobile Code Generator – a Tool Comparison


This is the fourth post for cross-platform mobile development tool comparison. There are two more to come. For convenience of analysis, I had divided the tools into five categories (here is an overview). They are: (1)    Mobile Web (JavaScript-CSS library), (2)    Visual Tool (No access to Code), (3)    App Generator (Native application for multiple platforms), (4)    Hybrid App (Leverages embedded browser control) and … Continue reading

Cross-Platform Mobile Visual Development – a Tool Comparison


Mobile development tools are changing rapidly. I had started work on comparing cross-platform mobile tools about a month back. I had initially started with a list of 26 tools. Few got added on the way. However, what is most interesting is that in this short period of time one of the tools (Open Plug) was … Continue reading

11 Reasons Why Windows Phone will Overtake Android in next 3 Years


Please hold your skepticism, keep an open mind, go through the following point and only then pass a judgment on my prediction that “3 years down Windows Phone would have overtaken Android” [Update August-2012: The 12th reason (Apple awarded 1 billion US$ but Microsoft wins)!] (1) “Mango” has received very positive response Just go through the … Continue reading

Has Apple Done Samsung a Favor?


Has Apple, by filing so many patent / IPR violation suits against Samsung in so many countries, have marked Samsung as its equal? Update: 02-Jan-2013: Galen Gruman, in his post on “2012: The year Android truly challenged iOS” says… “…also reinforced to the public that Samsung was an innovator — why else would Apple be … Continue reading

Cross-Platform Mobile Website Development – a Tool Comparison


Gartner says, in 3 years, mobile application development projects will outnumber PC projects by 4-1 ratio and in 4 years, 50% of the people will primarily access their emails from a mobile device. So, the necessity of establishing a mobile channel for your customer is – well a no-brainer. However, should you just build a … Continue reading

Write Once Run Anywhere (WORA) or Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools – a Comparison


To build and maintain applications required to reach out to you customer through Mobile & Smart phone is expensive. Why? Because of platform proliferation. Because of quick technology obsolescence.  (See this) Management perception compounds the problem. Anybody, not intimately familiar with this technical challenge, perceives that the effort of developing a mobile application should be … Continue reading

Where is Mobile Technology Headed?


The interest in mobile applications started towards the end of last millennium! Since then, as the saying goes, lot of water has flown under the bridge. The technology scenario has changed beyond recognition. None of the platforms which are popular today was in existence when we started our mobile journey. In fact, if you look … Continue reading