Native App

Trends on Tuesday: How Much Does It Cost to Go Mobile?

Sep 29, 2015 |

A penny saved is a penny earned. But spending your pennies on mobile development is necessary to meet 21st century needs. Regardless of how you plan to create that awesome anytime, anywhere mobile experience, it’s going to cost you. While the most obvious parts of the mobile price tag for native app development are initial Read »

Track Time and Wages with Labor’s Timesheet App

Sep 24, 2015 |

Believe it or not, even a couple years ago, I was using pen and paper to record and track the hours I worked. It was definitely a chore, reconciling work hours with leave, overtime and any number of other entries, week after week. However, in these times of mobile apps for almost anything, several products Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Content is King for Mobile Apps

Sep 22, 2015 |

Yahoo’s mobile analytics service, Flurry, released a new and provocative report about mobile apps versus mobile browser usage, in which they found audiences are spending almost an hour more with their mobile phones than last year. They also discussed the importance of how “content is king” in mobile apps. The top mobile app categories Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Prepare for ‘Mobilegeddon’ II—Interstitial App Ads

Sep 8, 2015 |

Google has announced a second wave of ‘Mobilegeddon’ search penalties for websites using mobile app install interstitials. Beginning November 1st, mobile app Web pages that use large app install interstitials to hide content from the users will be downgraded in search results for not being mobile-friendly. These are the kind of pop-ups you get when you Read »

Rebuild Healthy Homes from HUD

Aug 27, 2015 |

We all know it is virtually impossible to prevent natural phenomena such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis etc., and we cannot easily avoid these inevitable geological and climatic incidences, as they are typically unpredictable and occur swiftly. The United Nations Office for Read »

Three New Mobile Apps Honor Fallen Veterans Overseas

Aug 20, 2015

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) released three new mobile apps this summer to honor fallen veterans in overseas cemeteries in Belgium, France and Read »

Trends on Tuesday: The Rise in “Mobile Addicts”

Aug 18, 2015 |

Yahoo’s mobile analytics division, Flurry, released an interesting report, in July, comparing mobile usage among three distinct types of users around the world based on how frequently they launch mobile applications each day: Regular Users, Super Users and Mobile Addicts. According to Flurry, of Read »

What Is Mobile Device Compatibility Testing?

Aug 14, 2015 |

In most instances, your hardware and software are developed independently but are expected to function properly together. For example, when a Web application is developed in HTML, it is expected to function properly on an Apple computer using Safari as well as a Windows computer using Internet Explorer. This sounds simple, but there are thousands Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Mobile Web Audiences Abandon Sites with Interstitial Ads

Aug 4, 2015 |

David Morell, a software engineer with Google, posted an interesting case study from the tech giant, sharing data about how users interacted with interstitials (ie webpages displayed before or after an expected content page) on their website. Their analysis showed that 69% of users completely abandoned the page and their original intent after being shown an interstitial. Interstitials take many Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Native App Push Notifications Drive Repeat Use

Jun 30, 2015 |

Analytics company, Localytics, released a new report about mobile app retention rates from the past 4 years that agencies should heed when considering their needs for building native mobile apps, compared to mobile-friendly Read »

Using Apps for Mental Healthcare

Jun 25, 2015 |

Technology has opened new pathways for delivering health care, including mental health services. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), part of the Department of Defense, offers multiple apps that address health care for service members in a variety of ways. At a talk with Read »

Trends on Tuesday: Native App Lessons from the CrowdSource Mobile Testing Program

Jun 16, 2015 | ,

The more you test, the more you know. We recently highlighted lessons learned from the CrowdSource Mobile Testing Program, discussed the mobile emulator dilemma that many agencies face, and today we’re back with a few insights on native app testing. The Federal CrowdSource Mobile Testing Program yields a rich set of participant feedback that helps individual app Read »

The Emulator Dilemma: Can Mobile Device Testing Be Completed Without Mobile Devices?

Jun 9, 2015 | ,

Government agencies have created a variety of apps to meet the needs of the public. As you join in on the mobile first trend and begin developing your shiny new mobile application, you will need to test it. There are a basic set of questions that must be answered: Does it function properly? Does it function properly Read »

New Coast Guard App Streamlines Boating Safety to Maximize Summer Fun

Jun 4, 2015 |

Just in time for the summer season, the U.S. Coast Guard launched a brand new app to give smartphone users easy, on-demand access to critical boating safety information and resources. With this new app, called United States Coast Guard, users can ensure they have proper Read »

Spoiler Alert: USDA’s FoodKeeper App Helps Americans Avoid Wasting Good Food

May 7, 2015 |

Spoiler Alert: Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because Americans are not sure if the food is spoiled. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that retailers and consumers waste 36 pounds of food per Read »