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How Mobility Can Transform the Global Enterprise

Mobile technologies are transformative in nature. Just look at our personal lives – our smartphones and tablets have changed the way we communicate, the way we shop, the way we search, and the way we learn. It should come as no surprise that mobility can revolutionize businesses, especially companies with a global reach. Read on to learn how mobility can transform the global enterprise.

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Enterprise Mobile Device Trends in 2015

The year is only half over at this point, but it’s fair to say that some clear trends in the enterprise mobility space have emerged. Vendors and consulting firms have already carried out research about the mobile device trends that are shaping the enterprise in 2015 – read on to learn more about how they’ll affect your company.

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How to Speed up Xamarin.Forms UI Development Process Using Xamarin Forms Player

If you are using Xamarin.Forms to develop a UI for your mobile app, then you probably feel crippled by the lack of a designer. It can take a couple of minutes when making a simple change in your XAML file until you can see your change in action on your favorite emulator or device. This lag is known to cause a lot of frustration for developers working on UI design and can negatively influence productivity.

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How Are Mobile Devices Impacting US Retail?

In 2012, Deloitte Consulting LLP discovered that smartphone usage influenced 5.1% of all retail store sales in the US. That translated into approximately $159 billion in forecasted sales for that year. The consulting firm predicted that by 2016, smartphones will influence 17-21% of total sales, which amounts to $628-$752 billion.

Even anecdotal evidence points to the strong and pervasive influence mobile devices have on retail in the US. How many times have you walked into a store and seen customers milling through the aisles, engrossed in what’s taking place on their smartphone screens?

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Mobile BI Solutions: Leveraging Mobility to Make Better Business Decisions

Imagine having information you needed to make an important business decision right at your fingertips. You don’t have to think very hard about it – such a thing is possible, thanks to business intelligence software.

“Business intelligence” refers to a technology-driven process for analyzing data. Managers and business leaders rely on this data to make better decisions for an organization. Business intelligence software (known as BI) is software solutions which analyze information.

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What Will the Future of Mobile App Development Look Like?

A little over a decade ago, most people had no idea what a mobile application was. Today, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know what they are. Mobile applications have become so entrenched in our lives that it can be difficult to believe there was a time when they didn’t exist.

Much like mobile applications themselves, the technology used to develop them continues to change and improve. New technologies will enable developers to deliver a higher quality user experience, making it easier for users to accomplish their goals through their mobile devices.

What does the future of mobile application development hold if it continues to change and improve rapidly? Here are some predictions.

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Empower Your Employees to Capitalize on Mobile Moments

Business leaders need to ask themselves this crucial question: is our company enabling our employees to make the most of mobile moments? The way you answer this query says a lot about your company, including whether it has a chance of succeeding in our increasingly mobile world.

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Gatekeepers or Business Enablers: IT’s New Role

Human beings have a tendency towards nostalgia. We long for (what we believe to have been) simpler times. IT departments the world over are nostalgic for the days in which they could dictate what platform, operating system and device employees could use. In the days of BYOD and mobility, the power of IT departments to make those rules has severely eroded.

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B2B Mobile Moments: Why They Matter

Mobile technologies such as applications and mobile devices (which include smart phones and tablets) are excellent tools to connect with customers. B2C opportunities are not the only ones that exist when it comes to mobile technologies, though. Many companies overlook the business-to-business prospects associated with mobility.

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Implementing Navigation Drawer in Xamarin Forms

Every mobile application which is going to be used as real world app requires navigation solution. On Android platform recommendation for effective navigation is Navigation Drawer. It is a panel that transitions in from the left edge of the screen and displays the app’s main navigation options. More info about Navigation Drawer and it's capabilities you can find on Android developer site.

Other platforms have similar solutions, so if you are developing in Xamarin Forms, it is a good idea to empower this kind of navigation. Plus side for Xamarin Forms it that you would write Navigation Drawer in only one codebase.

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