The innovative use of QR Codes (Quick Response Codes - a type of matrix or
two-dimensional barcode) can grow a companies social and consumer reach as
well as introducing the new user to discounts, coupons, marketing campaigns
through the development of companion mobile apps. These companion apps show
and build brand awareness as well as driving retail sales.
Mobile Retail apps are now making use of barcodes for quick input and
searching, such as in Amazon's mobile app, which aid the consumer to get the
best service and deal. They are also using Location Based Services (LBS) to
suggest stores to visit with the users proximity and in the future Augmented
Reality (AR - a real world view, overlaid with additional computer generated
information) to guide the consumer around the store, suggesting the latest
hot deals.The Augmented Reality vision may sound a little awkward ... (more)
After an announcement a few days ago from Apple, it seems certain now that
Steve Jobs will not be giving the keynote at WWDC in San Francisco, rather
this position will be filled by Philip Schiller (pictured), Apple’s
senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, along with a team of
Apple executives. The Press Release also said that WWDC will... 'offer
in-depth sessions on both iPhone™ OS 3.0, the world’s most advanced
mobile operating system, and Mac OS® X Snow Leopard™, an even more
powerful and refined version of the world’s best desktop operating system
and the f... (more)
I found this video on youTube... its fun.
Have a great weekend & remember.... Hug a Developer!
Since the middle to late part of 2009 I have been Evangelizing my thoughts on
Enterprise Mobility. This has always been a product of the analysis of
emerging Market, Industry & Technical trends.
I have seen many companies use Mobility to create & expand advantages over
their customers and streamline processes, increasing staff & customer
satisfaction. As we are now nearly at the end of 2010 and Mobility is such an
essential and hot topic, I thought it would now would be a good time to
review those observations, so here are some of my key thoughts in
Though the title of this article is about the Consolidated Database, I will
be discussing equally the Remote database. But before let me recap on
Synchronization is the sharing of data between consolidated and remote
databases, where a summary of changes are synchronized instead of all
changes. The Synchronization process can provide subsets of data defined by
client or server and supports Bidirectional and unidirectional
synchronization, with the guarantee of data consistency.
Data is downloaded to the remote database and Data is uploaded to the