Enterprises grappling with mobility will need to master 10 mobile technologies and capabilities over the next three years, according to Nick Jones, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 12/20 including: a Wedge Partners analyst's advice to BlackBerry on adjusting "tiers," another analyst's predictions for the fate of companies that strive to develop mobile BI, developers' change of focus from HTML5 to social media, U.K. plans for a universal charger and the growing trend of investments in mobile app vendors.
ON24 is optimizing its enterprise webcasting platform for mobile audiences, citing increasing user access and engagement across iOS and Android devices.
Mozilla is promising free Geeksphone Keon preview phones to developers who port their HTML5 applications to its fledgling Firefox OS.
Two days after Microsoft issued an overhauled YouTube video application for its Windows Phone operating system, Google has demanded the app's removal, triggering a scathing public response from Microsoft.
Amazon's Appstore for Android is now accepting HTML5-based Web applications and mobile-optimized websites, enabling developers and publishers to merchandise their efforts alongside native applications optimized for the digital retailer's Kindle Fire tablet and other Android-powered devices.
Mozilla will deliver feature releases of its fledgling Firefox OS mobile operating system on a quarterly basis, concurrently pushing out security updates for the previous two feature releases every six weeks.
Mobile Helix this week launched an HTML5-based enterprise application development and data security platform called Link.
Mozilla and Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group will hold a joint press event in Taipei on June 3 to launch a new product running the open-source software development initiative's fledgling Firefox OS.
AppGratis is building an HTML5-based web application in a move to continue its mobile app discovery and deals service free from restrictions imposed by Apple.