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Malcolm Carroll is director of BlueFinity. BlueFinity markets Evoke, which is a cost effective rapid app development platform that provides the complete environment for your existing staff to design, develop and deploy your apps across multiple devices (IOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets, plus Windows, Apple and Linux desktops). Evoke allows you to confidently create web, hybrid and even native apps through Visual Studio and Xamarin projects, and to fully integrate and synchronise with existing back-end systems and a wide array of both SQL and MultiValue databases. BlueFinity is committed to a continuous development programme for Evoke, ensuring its partners and customers will always be able to take advantage of the very latest of technological innovations to deploy multi-platform, multi-operating system based business applications.

How Citizen Developers Can Speed Up App Development

According to analyst firm App Annie, the global mobile app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion by 2021, a 380% jump from the $1.3 trillion app market in 2016. During this same time frame, the user base will almost double from 3.4 billion people using apps to 6.3 billion, while the time spent in apps will grow to 3.5 trillion hours in 2021, up from 1.6 trillion in 2016. While many businesses want to develop apps to improve their business operations, many are struggling because of the shortage of skilled developers. A recent government report suggested the shortage in digital skills represents a key bottleneck for industry and is linked to one in five of all vacancies. 72% of large companies and 49% of SMEs are suffering tech skill gaps. Given this situation, one option for companies is to u...

5 Reasons Companies Should Consider Low Code Development Platforms This Year

A recent survey of IT leaders from analysts Forrester estimated that the low code development market will be worth $15 billion by 2020, highlighting that low-code development platforms speed up application delivery, dramatically improving the ability of the IT departments to respond to business demands. One of the key areas of use will be in the development of mobile apps. By the end of 2018 its estimated 84% of the world population will be using mobile technology. Developing and deploying the right business apps will companies become more efficient and profitable. Greater numbers of companies are turning to low code development platforms to overcome the challenges often associated with developing quality and high functionality apps. Companies are recognising that developing mobile apps is...

Are Low Code Development Tools The Key To Solving The Mobile App Development Skills Crisis?

Mobile apps are an essential part of business today. By the end of 2018 it’s estimated 84% of the world population will be using mobile technology and Juniper Research forecasts that total revenues from mobile apps are on track to reach $99 billion by 2019. However, the skills crisis in mobile app development could jeopardise this growth as demand is outstripping capabilities in many organisations. IT recruitment firm, Robert Half highlighted that increased demand for mobile apps has made it challenging for companies to find candidates with mobile app development skills. It says candidates are scarce because of the wide variety of skills needed, not just technical skills, but also softer business skills. Mobile app developers are expected to have experience in app development across the ma...

How To Speed Up Business App Development

The demand for business apps is escalating. Apps help management teams and employees run their operations more effectively, and better engage existing customers and help attract new ones. But developing quality and high functionality apps is often considered challenging, resource intensive and expensive. Additional challenges include getting apps to work across multiple device types and different operating systems and overcoming back-end integration issues. Such challenges are slowing the rate of app development. Gartner recently reported that more than a quarter of enterprises globally, have not built, customised or virtualised any mobile apps in the last 12 months. Here are some of the top challenges involved in business app development. Skills Shortages & Slow Development Times Most...

Don’t Let Web App Browser Caching Issues Affect App Deployment

One of the priorities for companies deploying apps is that when they issue a new or updated version of the app it can be immediately accessed and enjoyed by users. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Ever since web apps have been deployed, developers have come up against the frustrating problem that browsers use cached web assets and this often prevents the latest updates getting through to users.   In many cases users are only able to access the last version of a web app they have used and they may not even be aware that a newer version is available. Worse still, different browsers and even different devices act differently, which can make the potential use of cached web assets even more unpredictable. Even the personal settings that a user has for their browsers can make browsers ...