There is a large disconnect between IT decision makers and mobile app developers when it comes to management ideas about enterprise apps and developer reality.
Several recent IT staffing surveys have pointed to a growing skills gap, and one area being especially hard hit is mobile app development. This is bad news for IT hiring managers, as mobility is one of the fastest growing areas in IT this year and heading into 2015.
Mobile app developers will feel the heat from the Federal Trade Commission's crackdown on children's data collection that violates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, according to Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the privacy think tank Future of Privacy Forum.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 1/13 including: why enterprises are seeking mobile app developers so diligently this year, bright and shiny Windows 9 in our near future, Google's work to increase capabilities of those who develop Android apps, words of wisdom for small firms on the BYOD phenomenon and what the CEO of BoxTone has to say about the value of mobility.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 11/21 including: the continued growth of Windows Phone's reputation in the enterprise, voice over LTE jump in SBC deployments, advice to U.S. banks when speaking on mobility, why you shouldn't buy a smartwatch for a holiday gift and the increase of car shipments with safety/security telematics.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Third-party libraries used by app developers across the mobile industry may access privacy-sensitive information without seeking consent or even against the user's choice, researchers from Microsoft warned at the USENIX Security 2013 conference held here last week.
An overwhelming 95 percent of iOS developers are actively updating their existing apps to support Apple's new iOS 7 operating system, according to an online survey of 575 app developers conducted by Craig Hockenberry, a principal at the Icon Factory.
BlackBerry said on Thursday that BlackBerry 10 users now have access to more than 100,000 apps, a day before its all-touchscreen Z10 smartphone hit the U.S. market.
The Federal Trade Commission is recommending that mobile platforms provide "just-in-time" disclosures to users about what personal information is being collected and get permission from the users to collect sensitive information.
The growth in mobile advertising is creating revenue opportunities for mobile app developers, mobile platform providers, specialty agencies, ad networks and communications service providers, according to a recent report by research firm Gartner.