Tag : mobility

Written on Oct, 14, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
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Last week a group of BlueMetal’s software architects and engineers attended Xamarin’s Evolve conference in Atlanta,  and we wanted to share their key takeaways from this exciting conference.   Stel Avramidis: Xamarin Evolve was a lot of fun.  Besides all of the great updates from Xamarin I had a chance to experience great sessions from some leading experts in UX …

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Written on Aug, 29, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

   If your field workforce is up and running on a mobile device platform to do their work, congratulations! You’re already realizing the benefits of stepping away from a paper-based process. But is their mobile experience taking advantage of the latest and greatest functionality? Advancements in just the past two years have been so rapid that many of the functions …

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Written on Apr, 07, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In a recent blog posting, Jennifer Bresnick quoted Microsoft’s Peter Han’s thoughts on what mobile EHR users look for in a tablet – it’s an interesting read. At BlueMetal, we build lots of tablet applications on lots of platforms (including Windows 8, iOS, and Android), and are especially interested in helping healthcare providers improve patient care via careful application of …

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Written on Jul, 26, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

This month, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, BlueMetal Architects was named “U.S. Windows Accelerate MAAP Execution Excellence Partner of the Year for 2013.” The Microsoft Application Acceleration Program (MAAP) supports Microsoft’s customers who are interested in building custom line-of-business or business-to-consumer Windows 8 applications.  The program provides funding assistance to help customers be among the first to develop Windows 8 …

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Written on May, 13, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Last week, Tech Data announced the release of their access TD app to the Windows 8 Store. The app provides product and order information to their solution providers via a cleanly designed user interface, with the goal of helping them close deals faster.  Tech Data teamed with BlueMetal to design and develop the app.  “This was a great project,” Szymon …

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Written on Mar, 13, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Much has been written about Windows 8 and the obstacles it presents to enterprise adoption and application deployment.  While these points are quite important to consider, I’d like to discuss what I think are some great opportunities for developing tablet applications that are unique to Windows 8, and why those might be especially valuable to enterprises considering adopting Windows 8. …

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Written on Feb, 19, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] In my recent post, A Mobile Web Strategy, I covered some of the architectural decisions that go into building a mobile website.  I glossed over the process of choosing whether to a mobile web application or build a native application because I wanted to cover the other topic first since it tends to be less controversial.  The debate …

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Written on Jan, 08, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

[Cross-posted from blog.davemdavis.net] In my last post, Modern Enterprise Applications, I started to look at what it takes to build a modern enterprise application.  Technological advances have added complexities to building enterprise applications.  The expectations of enterprise users have changed. They expect to be able to use their mobile device to be more productive. They want to have access to …

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