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Exadel Provides the Engineering behind GHX’s CoreX Platform


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.

Read our case study about our work on this project.

Bimodal IT for the Coming App Explosion


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:


The App Explosion and Bimodal IT from Appery

5 Insights on DevOps Unity from the Trenches


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Igor Landes Featured in InfoWorld Article on Certifications

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Our VP of Engineering, Igor Landes, was in­ter­viewed for an ar­ti­cle that just came out in InfoWorld called The real dirt on pro­gram­ming cer­ti­fi­ca­tions. Only one of his an­swers made it into the ar­ti­cle, so we’ve de­cided to post the full in­ter­view with Igor here.

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Exadel in the News: LOB Mobile Development

We were de­lighted to be men­tioned promi­nently in this ar­ti­cle about shifts in the con­trol of en­ter­prise mo­bile de­vel­op­ment:

Mobile Management Spurs Power Shift in the Enterprise — CIO​.com

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.)

Find out more about our ser­vices and our more gen­eral mo­bile ser­vices.

Understanding Carrier Billing for In-app Purchases

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.

Carrier Billing: Understanding the Other Alternative Payment

Exadel and Tiggzi Showing Up in the News for July and August

Exadel and Tiggzi have been ap­pear­ing fre­quently in the me­dia. David Schoenbach’s ap­pear­ance on Fox Business on July 25th was the be­gin­ning of a wave of me­dia ap­pear­ances for us. Here’s a quick run­down of what’s been hap­pen­ing: Read more »

Exadel VP Consults Magic 8 Ball about Coming Amazon Phone

Image from David Schoenbach guest post in Venture Beat
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.

Read the com­plete ar­ti­cle on Venture Beat.

Mashable Publishes API Article from Exadel VP

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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. 

Read the com­plete ar­ti­cle.

Three Great Reviews of Tiggzi in the News

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:

New Book Out: The Bootstrapper’s Guide to the Mobile Web

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 »

The Client-Cloud Paradigm and the API Economy

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 »

New White Paper: The Client-Cloud Paradigm and the API Economy

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.”

Read it now! (It’s a 4-page PDF.)

PhoneGap Blog Post on PhoneGap and Tiggr

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 »

Article: Saving the Day with Rapid App Development

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:

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Article Looks at Mobile Prototyping in Tiggr

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

Read the whole ar­ti­cle