The Breakdown: How the Internet of Things Impacts Your Mobile Strategy

Today's mobile technology is no longer just about portability. It's about integration. The Internet of Things (IoT) has resulted in users' expectations of interconnectivity among all their devices–their mobile phone must communicate with their home devices, their vehicles, and even the things they wear. Everything is mobile; everything is connected. But with this connectedness comes

Top Benefits of Going Mobile: Government & Tech [Video]

Mobile technology isn’t just a vital part of our everyday entertainment — it’s becoming more and more a vital part of our everyday efficiency on the job, especially in the government sector. Our clients within the government have benefited from embracing mobile. They’ve increased connectivity between their teams, enjoyed greater fluidity between work tasks, and

Why You Should Automate Your Mobile App Testing

Mobile automated testing has been a godsend to our team. It allows us to test mobile apps without coordinating live or manual tests. Automated testing specifically refers to a piece of software that will interact with an app according to some defined test cases. It’s a great way to automate repetitive, but necessary tasks, and

5 Tips for Building a Sustainable App

Over the years, MetroStar has built over 30 apps that have gleaned more than 210,000 downloads in the iOS App Store, Google Play Store, and Windows Store. Read More: Zero to Hero – How to Build an App in 2 Weeks Here are some tips we have learned about building sustainable apps, or apps that

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Cross-Platform Mobile Development [Video]

When it comes to mobile apps, Apple, Android, and Windows all support varying standard design elements and software development kits. Mobile developers will ordinarily choose between three basic types of apps to build: native, web, and hybrid. Though each type has its own pros and cons, native apps tend to offer the tightest connection and

Part 1: Building Cloud-Scale Enterprise Apps – Our Take on Microsoft Service Fabric

Microsoft just changed everything about enterprise app development with their announcement that Service Fabric will be released as part of Windows Server 2016. For years, our enterprise customers have requested the features of commercial Software as a Service (SaaS) applications in their enterprise. They want fault tolerance, high availability, resilience, elasticity, and near-zero downtime. In

Part 2: Possible Use Cases for Microsoft Service Fabric

I'm Excited About Service Fabric, Now What? In my last blog, "Building Cloud-Scale Enterprise Apps: Our Take On Microsoft Service Fabric," I looked at some of the common pain points Microsoft Service Fabric can help developers with. This week, we’ll take a closer look at some possible use cases. Use Case A possible use case

Part 2: 7 Simple Suggestions for Mobile Optimization

Avoid Being Abandoned Last week we discussed embracing the mobile-friendly movement. Take a moment and look around, if you’re not reading this on a mobile device, you probably have one (or two) sitting within reach. Remember the last time you accessed a site on a mobile device, and you couldn’t read the text, or click