Tag: apps

Although games seem to attract the most attention in mobile app stores, the sleeper hit last year was actually in the messaging space. Blackberry’s BBM app finally went multi-platform in October 2013 and became an instant hit with over 10 million downloads in the first day of release.

Hidden within the launch of Apple’s new iPads was a potentially major shift in the app ecosystem. The excitement surrounding the new hardware perhaps overshadowed a major change in Apple strategy – the move towards a freemium pricing model. This conflict between paid apps and free apps is one that we at Dootrix wrestle with […]

One of the most famous quote of the late Steve Jobs is a mantra that is widely regarded as the driving force behind much of Apple’s success in recent years. “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in […]

It is not unusual to have a long wish list of functionality for your new app. A brief for a new project tends to come across my desk littered with ideas. Some great, some not so, but the brief always states that all of the functionality needs to be released in one version of the […]

For some time I have been talking about the different situations in which your organisation should consider an app and those situations where a web based solution is more appropriate. Rather than an app being the default, cool, goto place, the general principle should always be that apps are for task based activities and the […]

Over the next few weeks I am going to write a series of posts to guide you through what you need to know to conceive and commission your app project. There is a lot of work that you can do up front, before you decide to engage with a development agency, that will save you […]

There is some really heated debate over the future of the web at the moment. From Sergy Brins latest warning on the rise of facebook and mobile apps, to the continuing battle over whether the cross platform, standards based nature of HTML5 will win out over the seemingly more costly but slick experience of the […]

I’ve been playing with a few new iPad apps recently and having lots of fun! They really go to show how the iPad is not just a content consumption device. In-fact, in some areas it truly excels as a content creation device. While the iPad, and tablets in general, may not be the right device […]

In May 2011, Model Metrics did a survey into enterprise adoption of tablets. The full report can be found on their website here. The survey of 450 business and IT executives revealed some interesting figures. It also revealed a clear lack of strategy when it comes to mobile adoption in the workplace. But what exactly […]

There has been quite a stir in recent weeks about Boston Globe. This American daily publication has shunned Apple and its in-app subscription model and decided instead to develop a new desktop browser based website  which is optimised for mobile browsers using a techniques called adaptive and reactive design. We are going to take a brief look […]