Apps for Mobile
Enterprises everywhere are struggling to figure out how to build and deploy enterprise mobile applications without overwhelming their IT budgets. Modern mobile apps need to enable users to engage with their work, wherever they may be. In this blog, we will be exploring the unique challenges and solutions of enterprise mobile app development, helping you to design, build and deploy great mobile apps.

Did you hear about HP Anywhere at HP Discover? Quick overview in 3 minutes

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While you’re attending HP Discover in Barcelona this week, you’ll hear about HP Anywhere. This short movie describes the main usage, value proposition and personas of HP Anywhere.

 

HP Anywhere Pre-Hack-a-thon Meetup: Shaping the future workplace

kid with cap.pngWhen the brightest minds gather together, inspiration is born.

 

That is the goal of the upcoming HP Anywhere hack-a-thon. To help gear up, we are hosting a pre-event meet-up. Keep reading to find out how you can join in on the fun.

 

Guest post by Rick Barron,

Program Management and User Experience

Mobile Social and Analytics Product Unit | HP Software

Submitting and approving an Expense has never been easier!

Oded Klimer - Expense app

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A lot has been written in our blog on the principles and guidelines for designing mobile apps and how to move a web solution to mobile.

 

In the following blog, I would like to show how we at HP Anywhere took two complex applications used widely in enterprise organizations–submitting and approving expenses—and reconstructed them for mobile while utilizing these principles.

 

Is a cocktail napkin in your mobile design future?

MJarticle.pngI recently discussed the need for more brevity in mobile app development and the idea of capturing the user's task on a cocktail napkin, instead of a 50-page requirements document.

 

Keep reading to find out what I said in this article for InformationWeek.

Great mobile apps start with a great design… a design centered on the user

 

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What makes up great mobile design?    Do you want to create great apps?  In this blog post, I want to review the results from our recent… AWESOME hangout on Google+ where we explored what makes up great design.

 

 

Check out the blog post to get my overview of what I learned and what you can take away.

Mobile application essentials and the new style of IT

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How are you planning to address the implications that the mobile era is having on your IT organization?   If you are not already figuring out how to deal with developing, deploying and managing mobile apps, then you need to take a serious look at mobile design and how to plan for the future.   Check out this blog to learn more about  mobile development and the importance of great user experience and design.

 

Architecting for “Mobile First”

Drafting Picture.pngWhen should designers architect for mobile? A battle is brewing on this issue, where do you stand?

 

Keep reading to find out what AK Agarwal, senior enterprise architect, HP Software has to say on the issue. 

Do you experience mobile or does it take you for a ride?

CoolRide.pngDo you experience mobile or does it take you for a ride?

 

I recently sat down with Mike Jennet and we discussed the importance of the user experience.  Developers can’t simply build mobile applications. To get users to actually use and enjoy your application, it has to be built with them in mind.

 

Keep reading to find out how to engage your users and to find out what Mike has to say on this subject. 

The world is changing at the speed of mobile

Speedometer.jpgThe mobile revolution is changing everything about applications development. I recently had the opportunity to connect with developers at EclipseCon and I got some insight into what they are experiencing “in the trenches”.

 

 

Keep reading if you want to find out what they said and to find out the results of a related whitepaper on mobile development. 

Enterprise mobile apps—A conversation with the experts

Keeping up with the pace of mobile applications is enough to make anyone’s head spin. If it is tough for an individual, think of the implications for enterprises.

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To address these issues I sat down with some IT experts to find out how they are handling it. They understand that you have to build-in protection, but allow for the freedom of design.

 

Keep reading to find out what they do to meet these challenges and to watch video of our conversation

Top 10 Mobile Apps Topics at HP Discover (with rooms)

1. Vegas Sign-by-123_Chroma_Pixels-Flikr_4323316024_9aa2a5d492_m.jpgIf you are like me, a conference like HP Discover can be overwhelming.   There are so many choices, and so little time.  

 

I always agonize over where to spend my time to get the most value.

 

Well, if you’re concerned about mobile apps… how to design them, build them, test them, manage them, monitor them… then I might be able to help you plan your conference.  Check out my list of the top mobile app sessions.

App Design - A matter of taste? Not quite.

ScreenHunter_78 Apr. 30 15.53.jpgDesign. It is essential to every aspect and element of our lives (just think of how far can openers have come in the past 50 years).

The basic elements of design are also vital when it comes to application design.  Continue reading to find out how Piet Mondrian influences our design strategies today.

 

By Reuvn Yamrom

Is 2013 ready for HTML5?

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Like a fine wine, sometimes things need time to be appreciated. This looks to be the case with both Arrested Development and HTML5. Many times people don't fully understand or see the value of an item when first presented, but with HTML5 that view looks to be changing and 2013 may just be the year!

Mike’s “almost famous” BYOD recipe

Twinkies.pngFind out how John Stewart provided inspiration for finding that perfect recipe for BYOD policy. Twinkies also play an important role in BYOD-- VIVA LA TWINKIE!!

 

Image courtesy of Flickr user Christian Cable.

 

Guest post written by Mike Jennett, Senior Program Manager, HP Enterprise Mobility

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  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • Kobi Eisenberg is a Product Manager for HP Anywhere, a new mobile platform allowing to develop, manage and consume mobile apps. Kobi has a rich experience in software development and has held various roles as a developer, R&D manager and Architect. Kobi holds a BSc. in Bioinformatics and a Master in Business Administration.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Mike Jennett is a highly respected tech industry award winner with an extensive background in technology focusing on emerging trends. He is currently the Senior Program Manager for Hewlett-Packard’s enterprise IT mobility deployment and has held various roles within HP over the past 12 years, including cutting-edge deployments in streaming video and virtualization. Prior to joining HP, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Spotlight Studios, an award winning branding and technology company that served both Fortune 100 companies and numerous start-ups. He is also the author of two books on Microsoft technologies published by Osborne/McGraw-Hill press and he has been featured in numerous articles and interviews. Note that the views expressed on this blog are his own and do not necessarily represent the views of Hewlett-Packard. Follow him on Twitter at: @mjennett
  • Oded Klimer is a User Experience Manager & Strategist at HP. For more than a decade he has been Innovating, testing creating, and managing successful User Experiences with a wide variety of products for start-ups as well as fortune 500 companies. Oded holds an M.Sc. from the Technion, majoring in Human Factors Centered Design
  • Rick Barron is a Program Manager for various aspects of the PM team and HPSW UX/UI team; and working on UX projects associated with HP.com. He has worked in high tech for 20+ years working in roles involving web design, usability studies, and mobile marketing. Rick has held roles at Motorola Mobility, Symantec and Sun Microsystems.
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