We’ve talked a lot about MVPs on this blog as it’s often what our clients focus on when they’re first thinking about building products. But we don’t build MVPs for fun. Getting to product/market fit is the primary goal of any company with an early stage product. In this blog post we’re going to take […]
This is the million dollar question (no pun intended) in software development. Once you’ve established that there’s a business need for your product, the next question you’ll want to know the answer to is ‘how much is it going to cost me to bring this app to market’. As you might expect, it’s generally not […]
Everyone knows what a minimum viable product is, right? It’s what you build to test your assumptions before you build the bells and whistles version of your product? Well kind of, yes, but also kind of no. Related posts: The critical things you need to know about building an MVP (part1) What is a digital […]
Everyone seems to get that the future is digital. More and more traditional businesses are looking at how they can improve customer experience, grow new revenue streams and improve efficiency through digital. Related posts: The critical things you need to know about building an MVP (part1) Understanding the difference between and MVP and a prototype.
In this long read article Nimble CEO Tim Bichara looks at the changes going on in Enterprise Software and the increasing demand for better interfaces by a new generation of executives. Related posts: How much does an app cost to build? The critical things you need to know about building an MVP (part1)
The business communication tool, Slack seems to be continuing its quest for world domination. A few days ago it unveiled a new featured called “Sign in with Slack” – which will let Slack users sign into and use other apps using their Slack identities. Related posts: The critical things you need to know about building […]
In my last blog post I talked about some of the biggest mistakes I see in my clients when they are considering building an MVP (or Minimum Viable Product). It’s a great feeling to finally get your MVP released. But really, that’s only the beginning of the process. In this blog post I want to […]
I speak to a lot of potential clients about new app projects – both start ups and established businesses. During our first conversation I can pretty much guarantee that something like this will be said. Related posts: The critical things you need to know about building an MVP (part 2) Understanding the difference between and […]
Back in the 1990s TV executives used to talk about the ‘water cooler moment’. It was the time when colleagues would gather at the office water cooler and discuss a particularly popular piece of television they all watched the previous evening. Who shot JR, The last episode of Seinfeld, Janet Jackson’s bra falling off at […]
Talent shows have killed kids’ work ethic or so the media would have us believe. Who needs to knuckle down and slave over your schoolbooks when you can get on X Factor and become a star in an instant? A fast track elevator to fame and fortune. Related posts: The critical things you need to […]
The good news keeps coming, back in September we were delighted to hear Q App was a finalist at the ME awards. To add to this, last week at the awards, Q App went a step further by being voted the winner of the best mobile payment service category. Related posts: Q App is acquired […]
The iPhone 6 finally reached stores last week, and with its release brought the subsequent arrival of iOS 8, and an end for the need for people to camp outside Covent Garden. Related posts: iOS 8 rumoured to have split screen multitasking. A Look at App Trends
Growing up, we were always told to keep magnets away from electronic devices lest you wipe their memory. This might soon become outdated advice, as scientists at the University of Oulu in Finland, were able to get a smartphone to receive magnetic messages. Related posts: 5 Years of the App Store iOS 7 Review
The next iPhone is set to come out later this year, along with it the next iteration of iOS. As with any upcoming release, so too come the rumors of possible features the next operating system will add to its repertoire. Related posts: Our 5 Favourite new features of iOS 8 iOS 7 Review
Microsoft has been active lately, after releasing their voice assistant back at the start of March, now they have just released Microsoft Office for the iPad. Related posts: BlackBerry Microsoft Sale? New GPS chip can calculate its position without any signal
We recommend downloading as many deals while you can, because come January 2015 the loophole which allowed companies like Amazon and Apple to offer music and eBooks for prices as low as 99p is being closed. Related posts: 5 Years of the App Store
So who remembers Flappy Bird? The highly addicting and rage inducing game which was pulled from both the App store, and Google play back in February. It seems now that Flappy Bird will be returning, but probably not anytime in the near future. Related posts: Burstly’s SkyRocket is to be grounded by summer Microsoft to […]
It’s hardly a secret how important mobile technology has become to society, its very rare to find anyone these days that doesn’t have either a smartphone or a tablet. Data has become the name of the game as companies look for how best they can target their content for users.
It was only a month ago when we talked about Apple’s purchase of Burstly, the company behind several powerful beta testing services, most predominantly TestFlight, but also the monetization service SkyRocket. A service that now looks to be coming to an end by summer. Related posts: Flappy Bird will be returning to the App Store […]
It’s been many years in the making but Microsoft finally has their answer to Siri and Google Now. Introducing Cortana, named after the AI in the Microsoft owned game series Halo, it is believed it will be included in the Windows Phone Update 8.1 Related posts: HTC to focus on midrange phones Mobile Usage in […]
There has been a bit of a movement lately for dual OS computers, which can switch between the Windows and Android Operating system at the touch of a button. Microsoft revealed earlier this week this functionality might be making the leap to their phones. Related posts: Tizen Rises from the Ashes With a new CEO […]
When TestFlight, the beta testing platform for mobile apps, changed their terms and conditions mid February, it caused a bit of a stir in the mobile dev community. Not only were they discontinuing their recently released analytic service FlightPath, but also last week they also announced they would be dropping any Android support by 21st […]
Its happened to us all in one form or another, you find yourself stuck out in a field, in the middle of nowhere with little clue how to get back. No problem you say taking your phone to check Google maps, only to find you have no signal. Related posts: Ikea’s augmented reality catalogue With […]
Earlier this week HTC announced it will shift to a focus on midrange phones over 2014. This seems like a bit of a 180-degree turn after the HTC One seemed to be designed to compete with the high-end phone companies such as Apple and Samsung. Related posts: Microsoft to reveal their own version of Siri […]
Universal remotes aren’t anything new; they’ve been around since the 1980’s and have steadily improved over the years, going from a remote you could program to work with your TV and sound system, to more recent times when people can use their smartphone as the remote.
So lately there seems to be an odd new trend in mobiles, namely the inclusion of a curve to their design. No nothing as drastic as what people thought the galaxy gear would look like, but more interesting than what we got. Related posts: HTC to focus on midrange phones Microsoft to reveal their […]
What is the most iconic difference between smartphones and their progenitors? Some may say the touch screen, the power of the processor or even their Internet and 4g capabilities. We on the other hand would say the access to the app store is the greatest asset they hold. Related posts: Scientists modify a smartphone, […]
No ‘one can deny Facebook’s presence in todays society. Not only is one in seven people on the planet using it, with its user base still increasing, but Facebook recently announced a 108% leap in its earnings. Related posts: Evolution of the Mobile Phone 5 Years of the App Store
The good folks at Nimble Towers have always been fascinated by the evolution of the mobile phone. We still remember the time when you needed a couple of sessions with a personal trainer to be able to carry the damn things. Related posts: A Look at App Trends Teenagers leaving Facebook?
Internet is becoming more and more present in our daily lives and this can be illustrated by the fact that 69% of the digital population in the UK uses multiple devices. Nowadays, mobile phone users account for 60% of the global population, but let’s have a closer look at the current app trends. Related posts: […]
Last week it was Androids 5th birthday, to think that 5 years ago almost to the day was the announcement of the HTC Dream, the first commercially released product running the then new android operating system. Related posts: Tizen Rises from the Ashes Microsoft to release dual-boot Android and Windows phone later this year
First we had smartphones, then Google came out with worlds first set of smartglasses, and now, coming soon we have smartwatches. Is this the next evolution of mobile, or a gimmicky product that will go the same way as the mini-disk? A week ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear, an android powered device that sits […]
The mobile industry isn’t just expanding, it’s booming. As statistics gathered by flurry has shown there has been a 47% growth in the US alone. Which has put them in the bottom 5% of countries for connected device growth in the last year. Related posts: Ikea’s augmented reality catalogue HTC to focus on midrange phones
We’ll soon be preparing the way for the new iPhone 5S; however Cupertino has released no such details of the device. Currently, the significantly larger part of the world’s population is relying on hearsay, rumours and calculated guesses to figure what the next device will hold. So, being a part of the vast masses, what […]
Google’s Glass project takes up more and more column inches of both the digital and the print media each week. The glasses offer users a smart phone with wireless access; they come with their own little prism display that allows you to keep tabs on everything from social media to browsing the web; including maps, […]
Apple’s App store has seen dozens of millions of apps downloaded in the last five or so years since its introduction. Of course, this has meant that there are hundreds of businesses specialising in the app production area and building apps for the iPhone and iPad.
They say a phone is only as good as its apps. Fortunately, there are some great smartphones and some even smarter apps out there. In the home arena the smartphone is really making a dent as app developers have been working on new ways to utlise the power of your smartphone.
Responsive sites have emerged from being nice, quirky additions to becoming a must have for any business looking to support the innumerable mobile platforms out there. It seems that just as the shift in web design took place, so too will mobile apps and there will be an increase in the rise of cross platform […]
In 2013, we will see more and more businesses using mobile to make their work easier. Whether your workforce bring their own devices, or they come with the job, the consumerisation of IT means your office is a treasure trove of tablets and smartphones of increasingly different shapes, sizes and operating systems.
Everyone in the mobile marketing community has been saying it for years. Mobile isn’t just some strange thing that isn’t going to happen. It’s here. It’s here to stay. And as the next billion get on the mobile internet ladder, those in developing countries, we’ll know that we ain’t seen nothing yet.
Windows Phone 8, the ‘screen agnostic’ Microsoft operating system, meaning it doesn’t care what device you’re using, it should work seamlessly, has become the most anticipated platform release that ever was. The International Data Corporation predicts that by 2016, Windows Phone 8 will be the second most popular OS in the world, overtaking Apple’s iOS. […]
Amongst the world of iOS and Android mobile devices, a new operating system is rising to the challenge. Rising from the roots of Meego, the Linux-based Tizen recently reached the 1.0 milestone and promptly had its own developers conference last week. Related posts: 5 Years of the App Store Microsoft to release dual-boot Android and […]
We’ve been working hard recently at Nimble towers on a high profile project across all current mobile platforms. The project encompassed 8 different versions, one of which was specific to the Samsung S2. We’ve always loved the Galaxy S2 with its gorgeous rendition of the Android OS and beautiful swipe interactions.
As mobile payments reach an inflection point, there is growing interest at their transformative impact on the existing credit card industry and the retail experience. At Mobile World Conference 2012 in Barcelona last month, NFC technology was being touted as the technical standard that will be responsible for driving it’s mainstream usage and acceptance. Related […]
If you’re looking for Android app developers, Nimble Mobile are well placed to help you. It’s true that the last few years have been all about Apple and iOS, but with Android now outselling iOS devices in most major markets Android app developers are suddenly in great demand.
With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games fast approaching, the potential of mobile technology is fast making London 2012 the most technologically advanced Olympics yet. With an estimated quarter of the operating budget, or £500 million, being spent of Games technology, London 2012 is preparing for vast mobile use across the summer.
There was a lot of talk last week at the Mobile Roadshow Europe about the state of mobile advertising. We heard the usual points – ‘mobile should be seen as a different medium’, ‘there is no ‘one size fits all’ for digital anymore’ and ‘advertisers should be more creative’ in their approach.
While we were all very sad at Nimble to hear about Steve Job’s passing, we resisted the urge to blog about it immediately. We knew that the internet would be buzzing with eulogies before Steve was even cold in his grave and we didn’t feel our comments would add much to the mix.
We had a great meeting last week at Nimble Towers with Andrew Tipton, Senior Alliance Solutions Manager from Research in Motion. Andrew is one of RIM’s BlackBerry evangelists – who’s remit it is to extol the virtues of this currently overlooked platform to brands and developers alike. Related posts: BlackBerry Microsoft Sale?
There’s a lot of information in the media in the moment about the use of mobile to drive retail sales in store. Just the other day we heard that 50% of internet access is now done through portable devices. Understandably, retailers are hot on the heels, identifying ways that mobile can drive revenue within a […]