Often when discussing the challenge of creating offline mobile apps we jump right to the issue of the synchronization business logic. Let today’s discussion serve as a reminder that offline mode presents important security considerations that must be planned for by the developer as well.
The Magic xpa Application Platform is among the elite class of application platforms that now provides capabilities for offline applications.
Nevertheless, intentional effort is required to assure that proper and unique security measures are taken to protect offline apps and their data. Offline security requires technical implementation measures, but beyond this it requires that developers apply business logic to the architecture and workflow of an application to make it secure. Even the most secure application platform can be misused to create insecure apps, so be careful to approach offline business app logic very carefully.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I’ve written several blogs on how new mobile technologies, Big Data and the emerging Internet of Things are changing how we work, and today I’d like to discuss the specific challenges faced by the warehousing and self-storage industry.
Easier customer engagement and “one click” sales
The rise of mobile-first computing provides an array of opportunities to engage with the customer both more frequently and in a more relevant fashion, but also allows the customer’s experience to be made simpler and easier; all of which increase the chances of repeat business. With more commerce taking place over the internet and increasingly via mobile, it’s vital to have mobile or web apps that make purchasing simple, and which provide a native user experience across device ecosystems, such as iOS or Android, and between channels such as smartphones, tablets and desktop PCs.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Last week Magic South Africa participated in the Mobile East Africa 2014 event in Nairobi, Kenya, where Magic exhibited its solutions and met with customers and media to discuss our growth plans for the region.
Focused around the theme of “Expanding mobile data usage and driving monetisation through industry collaboration,” the event brought together key stakeholder groups to talk about the future of mobile in East Africa.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Since business intelligence (BI) systems evolved as data warehouses, businesses have been able to analyse and act upon increasing amounts of information that they hold in their databases. However today’s trends towards Big Data and real-time analytics are making BI systems look like dinosaurs: yesterday’s data is too old to be relevant, causing businesses to miss out on opportunities when faced with increasingly agile competitors. In-memory data is the technology that is making this world a reality, able to handle both traditional data and unstructured data, but what changes need to be made, and can legacy BI systems be integrated into a Big Data world?
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
We’re pleased to announce that Magic Software’s End-to-End Enterprise Mobility Solution won DeveloperWeek’s 2014 Top Innovator Award for Mobile Development. This is fantastic news for our flagship solution for this fast-growing business segment.
The DeveloperWeek Innovator Awards recognize emerging and innovative technologies in 13 categories, including Mobile Development and Coding Environments. Award winners were determined by a combination of peer voting and an independent panel of judges.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Kevin Benedict, mobility expert and Sr. Digital Transformation Analyst at Cognizant speaks with Magic about the current State of Enterprise Mobility, market trends, challenges and critical issues for success.
According to Kevin Benedict and his analyst colleagues, 2014 will be the year when enterprises move from testing the mobility waters with small productivity apps to gaining a real competitive advantage by deploying complex, sophisticated, well thought-out mobile apps that do things better and differently than their competitors. Kevin adds that as many enterprises now have enterprise-wide mobility strategies in place and know what tools to use, they are starting to make big-ticket purchases and implement major mobile projects.