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Ian Thain

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This week I have been monitoring a few stories which all link together really nicely, with respect to the continued growth in Mobile Applications and developer education. Here are the stories I have been tracking... Jeanette Der Bedrosian, USA TODAY wrote about... "An iPhone Developer University Program launched last fall, however, allows qualifying colleges and universities to produce iPhone apps at no cost, spurring several institutions to offer a course in the technology. Apple declined to comment on the number of schools participating, but they include Stanford and NJIT". Check out the full story here Maggie shields, BBC News discussed... "The market for mobile applications, or apps, will become "as big as the internet", peaking at 10 million apps in 2020, a leading online store says.". Check out the full story here Neil Hughes, AppleInsider stated... "Acknowl... (more)

Objective-C Object Wrapper Creation

We are in the 5th article in my series of 8, covering the creation of an Enterprise iOS application using the Sybase Unwired Platform, with the ability to synchronize data. By now you should know that for the Sybase Unwired Platform, Mobile Business Objects (MBOs) are the encapsulation of the business process logic and data into a reusable unit that can be accessed from a variety of clients. Developers can bundle MBOs and generate the device application code required for an advanced developer to develop device applications for mobile devices in the Native SDK required and that ... (more)

Testing the iOS Application

In the 7th and penultimate article of my Sybase UnWired Platform Series developing against iOS, we have created the app and now need to iteratively test. Testing the iOS/SUP application uses a combination of Apple's Xcode Environment, the SUP Control Center and the Logs generated by the Unwired Server Below is a screen shot of the SUP Control Center web console. This is where we need to register a user against the Unwired Server, including an activation code, before we run the iOS client that has been written. This is accessible via the URL https://:8283/scc/# The ... (more)

One Billion iPhone App Store Downloads Milestone Has Been Passed

This is a major milestone for an outstanding iconic Platform; from a company that always gives 100%... Apple... if they go into a market... they go into win! Since the iPhone was ‘born', we have seen many OS updates and two variants of the iPhone hardware... as well as a lot of consumer excitement, which is eventually coming to the Enterprise Mobility world. What can't be forgotten is that without the iPhone developers of this world, this would not have been possible. There are 35,000 applications on the App Store and each and every iPhone developer, that has either a free or c... (more)

Steps for Success in Enterprise Mobility?

This is the last in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this final article I have decided to sum up the thoughts and findings of the previous articles to form an initial set of 'Steps for Success' for an Enterprise Mobility Strategy. Currently my thoughts are... Take a Strategic approach that can evolve and adapt, with innovations and opportunities that will happen in the mobile industry... For example look at the handset and OS market and one thing that you can say is, that it is always ... (more)