ChaiOne Insights

ChaiOne Insights offer viewpoints from industry leaders surrounding applied technology for optimization. We discuss digital transformation, mobile app development, enterprise architecture, and tech innovation topics.

How Many Versions of iOS Should I Support?

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Each fall, Apple aficionados eagerly await what the next iOS version will offer today’s mobile market. This year iOS 7 broke through with innovative design and technology, and mobile users were left inquiring a future that is vastly different from the past. But now, more than ever, app owners are pondering how many iOS versions their app should support.

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Black-Box vs. White-Box Legacy System Modernization Methods

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10 Ways to Make Sticky Apps

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It's trendy to have an app that your organization can point towards.  "That's our app.  We're tech savvy and understand the next big thing!"  Fantastic.  But now that you have an app, why should a user keep that app on his or her device? How do you make sticky apps? At the time of this writing, I have 721 apps in my iTunes library.  Of those, I have 179 installed on my iPad, and 275 installed on my iPhone (with some overlap between the two).  Am I an extreme example of an app consumer?...

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Hard & Soft ROI in Mobile App Development

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Is mobile ROI really all that different from what we learned about in business school? The short answer is no. However, the context and situations are different in mobile when looking at the ROI benefits and use cases. Mobile apps in particular can help users solve some day-to-day activity problems that may have not been previously solvable with other technology.

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Best Practices For User Experience Design

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The Importance of a User Centered Design

How do you feel when you use an Apple product? Most will say that they love using their iPhone, iPad, or whatever Apple device they have. Apple products are designed to be intuitive and create great experiences. According to the iOS 7 developer library, Apple’s latest operating system embodies a design with three themes: deference, clarity, and depth. These three themes focus on the user and helps us understand and interact with content. With all its...

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What is A Digital Innovation Strategy?

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Need a ride home and don’t have a car? These days, you can just pull out your phone and request an Uber or Lyft to take you home. Of course, this wasn’t always the case. When Uber and other ride-sharing competitors came onto the scene, they disrupted a whole industry. They made it more convenient to find transportation home, causing many to stop using taxis. You don't have to sit on hold waiting for a taxi to pick you up and don't have to worry about digging for your credit card or cash to...

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KIF Testing

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Test-driven development is awesome. Tests are written for the code, watch the tests fail (because the code doesn't yet exist), then implement the appropriate code and everything works like magic. While writing software this way will save time in the long run, the process creates a large burden up front. This type of testing is wonderful for testing internal business logic, account management, or anywhere the code could get tricky. These individual components may work great, but how do you test...

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User Research: The Key to Mobile Digital Transformation

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Did you know that digital transformation is occurring rapidly at a majority of public and private sector organizations?

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Automating iOS Builds

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Continuous integration is a well-known practice amongst agile developers with numerous benefits that make it a must on a nearly any software development project. At ChaiONE, we have a Mac Mini that we use to house some internal apps, as well as drive a big flat screen TV that greets our guests.  Since building iPhone apps requires a Mac environment, this makes a perfect continuous integration server.

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