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October 13, 2015

New Guide: Embracing Digital Product Innovation

Wondering how to build a loyal brand following? It's about more than marketing, it's about building immersive IoT-enabled brand experiences that will help your customers stay connected with you no matter where they are. The sad truth for new product developers is that customers don't really want to engage with brands.

October 12, 2015

Innovation hotbeds that will shake up software development 2016

It's incredible how far software development has come in just the past five years. When I was in college during 2010, I felt like I was creating cutting-edge, exciting software. Back when apps were the new, hot thing, I built the official Britney Spears iPhone app. And, just for fun, I built a soundboard meant to annoy friends and telemarketers.Those projects took me weeks, even months. While I learned a lot from them, they seem like child’s play compared to today’s software trends.

September 30, 2015

10 Ideas for New Apple TV Apps

We will soon start being able to develop apple tv apps. Here's a brainstorm of ideas that will help apple tv developers build for this platform.

May 21, 2015

What does the Internet of Things encompass?

The Internet of Things (IoT), which connects previously inert devices in the home or workplace to the Internet to allow users to operate and oversee them remotely, is exploding: Connected-home device shipments, alone, are projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 67% over the next five years, much faster than smartphone or tablet device growth, and hit 1.8 billion units shipped in 2019 according to BI Intelligent.

May 19, 2015

Smartphones as IoT Hubs

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly growing collection of devices that are network connected. ABI Research predicts that 30 billion devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. These are almost all siloed, sending data to dedicated servers that don’t allow the information to be shared with other services. Siloed experiences aren’t consumer-friendly because it makes managing different brands difficult, and attempts to lock them into a proprietary family of products. There is an opportunity for a central IoT hub, but who will fill that void?