Health Care Matters recently published CoreX: The Industry’s “Invisible Hand?”, an excellent discussion of the capabilities and promise of CoreX, the new platform from Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), one of the largest healthcare supply chain companies in the world. We at Exadel provided and continue to provide the engineering behind the new platform ensuring that it can scale to meet needs now and in the future.
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Our Appery subsidiary recently developed an infographic explaining how a two-pronged “bimodal” approach is best for meeting the escalating demands on enterprise IT for more and more apps. Because this is something we are very familiar with, we have often been asked about how to use bimodal IT. As an example, here’s an interview with our CEO, Fima Katz, on this topic.
We’ve also created a slideshow out of the recently published infographic to give people another way of looking at the information in the infographic:
It’s been a while since SD Times published the article, “What’s the deal with DevOps?,” but we think it’s still very relevant and full of insight for those concerned about DevOps, the close coordination of all of IT in the development of software products. Naturally, someone from Exadel is extensively quoted in the article — Igor Landes, Exadel VP of Engineering.
It is clear that the cloud is disrupting the way most software is deployed and consumed. Benefits such as elasticity, agility, and operational cost savings make it very compelling for companies to go with the cloud model, and the simplicity of the browser…
We were delighted to be mentioned prominently in this article about shifts in the control of enterprise mobile development:
As discussed in the article, Salesforce is using Exadel’s Appery.io as part of a drive for promoting mobile development outside of IT in the line-of-business (LOB) units themselves. We’re quite proud to be part of this strategy; however, we look at this — not so much as an “overthrow” of a particular department — but simply as enabling more options inside enterprises for mobile development. In choosing among these options, different enterprises will require different mixes of IT vs. LOB ownership and of outsourced vs. in-house work based on company resources, organizational culture, business objectives, etc.
Because of our breadth of experience in mobile development, in particular, and enterprise development, in general, we can provide a full spectrum of services starting at the highest level with mobile strategy development. Depending on the mobile strategy for your company, we can do anything from Appery.io training for LOB units to large projects under the direction of IT. (Or, you can just use Appery.io for mobile development within an LOB unit.)
Not too long ago Exadel’s David Schoenbach published a guest post on the ProgrammableWeb site about how mobile app developers could make more money. The answer was carrier-based billing. The article also discussed the obstacle to greater use of carrier billing: the need for common APIs for different carriers. This effort is ongoing at the Wholesale Apps Community and Aepona.
In the meantime, we are always happy to see good pieces out there that educate people further about the idea of carrier billing. We recently came across one such piece from our friends at Elastic Path. It’s an excellent introduction.
OK. Exadel’s VP for Product Management, David Schoenbach, probably didn’t use a magic 8 ball to figure out the impact of the Amazon Phone. Even without any magic aids, David does make quite a credible effort, though, to divine the mobile future in a Venture Beat guest post that came out today. It starts out like this:
For all we do not know about the new Amazon phone, we do know one thing for sure: It’s from Amazon. Based on the company’s track record, we can make some educated guesses about what’s in store and how Amazon’s rumored smartphone may impact app development.
Mashable just published an article on “How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud” by Exadel’s VP of Product Management, David Schoenbach. In this article, David covers a lot of examples of the spread of web APIs and the implications of this spread (including answering the all-important question “What’s my mobile strategy?”). Here’s the lead paragraph from the article:
The cloud is where it’s at. It’s where business data resides. It’s where social user-generated content sits, where forward-thinking creators place their tools. Unfortunately, the cloud is also the place all that good stuff stays, unused and unloved. That is, unless you offer smart ways to access it. That is where a web API comes in.
As this week wraps up, we’re excited to see evidence that Tiggzi, our mobile app development platform, is beginning to get noticed for the great platform that it is. Great reviews for Tiggzi recently appeared in TechCrunch, Technorati, and Mashable. If you have a chance, check them out:
- Drag-And-Drop Mobile App Builder Tiggzi Makes Building Native And Web Apps Easier, Adds SMS and mHealth Plugins
TechCrunch (June 12, 2012)
This article provide a good overview of recently added features in Tiggzi along with some features that will be released next week.
- Tiggzi: Making Mobile App Building Easy
Technorati (June 12, 2012)
As you can see from the title, this article focuses on how Tiggzi makes it much easier to build apps.
- New App Bridges Communication Gap Between Devs and Small Biz
Mashable (June 13, 2012)
This article focuses on Exadel’s view of small business as a major growth area for mobile apps and how Tiggzi makes it easier for small business to “mobilize.”
Tiggzi, our cloud-based platform for building mobile apps, has always been based on a practical just-do-it kind of approach. We were delighted to see a new book out with this kind of philosophy, too. The Bootstrapper’s Guide to the Mobile Web by Deltina Hay is a great hands-on guide that targets individual entrepreneurs and small businesses who want to get into mobile quickly. The book neatly divides up this task into mobile web development, mobile app development, and mobile promotion tactics. It’s a clearly written book full of specific examples that covers a lot of ground efficiently and quickly. Read more »
How APIs Are Exposing Value and Changing the Nature of the Internet
In 2012, the client-server paradigm, which has dominated application architecture — and the modern Web architecture which is its most modern incarnation — over the past twenty years, is giving ground to a more broadly distributed client-cloud approach. As this shift happens, it promises to unlock value in previously under-utilized enterprise data and media content. The catalyst for this change is to be found in the explosion of application programming interfaces, or APIs, which expose resources within and beyond the corporate firewall and redefine the online economy. Read more »
Exadel recently released a new white paper: The Client-Cloud Paradigm and the API Economy. In this paper, we talk about the shift from the client-server model with its more fixed connections to a client-cloud model in which the distributed nature of computing makes a quantum leap. We also discuss the relationship of this major shift to the explosion in API-defined services and the rise of the “citizen developer.”
A lot of the height attained by Tiggr Mobile Apps Builder as a mobile development platform comes from “standing on the shoulders of Giants.” One of those Giants is PhoneGap. So, when the people at PhoneGap asked Exadel’s Max Katz to post an article on their blog about how Exadel’s Tiggr works with PhoneGap, he jumped at the chance resulting in the article, “Building Mobile Apps in the Cloud with Tiggr and PhoneGap” posted just last week. Read more »
Crawford Comeaux, an independent mobile developer, recently posted an interesting article on the StackMob blog about quickly developing a prize-winning mobile Web app using StackMob and Tiggr. He raises several points about using these together to accomplish his goal:
Exadel’s Tiggr Mobile Apps Builder, as you can see in the name, is usually thought of as a platform for creating complete mobile apps, but it also has a lot of usefulness as a mobile prototyping tool. In the article, “Innovative Features in Tiggr Mobile Apps Builder,” on the UX Movement blog (covering UI and user experience issues), Exadel’s Max Katz explains how to use Tiggr as a rapid prototyping tool. These are the key prototyping features detailed in the article:
- Dragging and dropping components in a visual editor
- Assigning actions to component events
- Publishing the prototype to view from anywhere at any point in the design process
- A variety of export options to move the prototype as a project to other systems