Category Archive for "iOS"

Announcing: Brazos UI Enterprise 4

Our BP Labs team has released Brazos UI Enterprise version 4 last week.  I can’t emphasize enough what an awesome bit of engineering and coordination this release represents. Before we get into the details, let me just say how proud

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Oh the Humanity

Our thoughts, as expressed in “I for one, Welcome our Robot Overlords,” might have given away our bias on the topic of human curation.  The Monday Note weighs in on the topic vis-a-vis Apple Music. When San Francisco’s de Young

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#IBMInterconnect Recommended Sessions: Thursday February 26th

Okay, if you made it this far, you’re near the end!  The last day is a shorter day and we’ll keep the recommendations brief! 9am: Aetna’s Vision for a Healthier World – Palm C – Aetna uses a lot of

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Native Apps and BPM

Interesting article by John Gruber, “Native Apps are Part of the Web“. I can’t believe someone is still writing this in 2014. Users love apps, developers love apps — the only people who don’t love apps are pundits who don’t

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Android Trend?

I love how Marco Arment just calls bull on major media or tech media memes.  Here he is, recently, calling them out for fabricating an “Android-first” developer movement.  Again.  It seems every year they trot this out: In other words,

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Apple Experience

The announcement of Apple Pay reflects Apple’s investment in Customer Experience: This is a long-term investment by Apple, and possibly one of the most important since it first built the iTunes Store. Apple is putting its muscle behind improving the

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For Release: BP3 Releases Brazos Portal for Activiti BPM

Our Open Source Software BPM division, under the leadership of Greg Harley, is doing great work.  Open Source BPM has never had an interface like this.  Until a few months ago, even commercial BPM packages didn’t have user interfaces like

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Apple and IBM and the Monday Note

Gassée’s Monday Note has one of the best write-ups of the Apple+IBM partnership. He points out the problems, the clash of cultures, even the very different financial pictures. For example, we think of IBM as a huge company and Apple

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iOS First? Still?

I read with great interest, Semil Shah’s post on mobile development, “iOS First. Android Much, Much Later“.  To be clear, at BP3, we’ve already pivoted to focus on HTML5 apps for mobile devices rather than native apps.  But we’re keeping

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Brazos Portal Version 1.1.0 Available

Once again our BP Labs team is cranking out regular releases of the best user interface for BPM: Brazos. Brazos Portal v1.1.0 is now available for download. The current version of the BP3 Brazos Portal can be found here: Brazos Portal

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For Release: BP3 Announces New BPM User Experience with Release of Brazos Portal

This is a copy of our official press release for the Brazos Portal release: BP3 has expanded its Brazos product suite of BPM end user tools with Brazos Portal, an alternative to the out-of-the-box IBM BPM Process Portal. BP3 (http://www.bp-3.com),

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Announcing Brazos Portal 1.0: Available for Download

UPDATE: if you’ve pre-registered or previously registered for Brazos Portal, you can always get the latest and greatest by following this link, and without re-registering. We’re proud to announce Brazos Portal 1.0 for IBM BPM is now available for release. 

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IBM + Apple = Enterprise Mobile Upgrade

It will come as no surprise to readers of this blog that I like to write about Apple, and about IBM, and IBM BPM. So when I read today the surprise news that IBM and Apple are partnering on a

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…And That’s a Wrap: #bpmNEXT Presentation and Video

[Author’s note: Sorry for posting this late, but better late than never! ] We enjoyed presenting at bpmNEXT – we were up in the first set of talks session which allowed us to focus on that first session and then

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This Still Seems Obvious

It still seems obvious to me why startups target iOS over Android for their first target platform.  I’m not sure why it isn’t obvious to pundits on the subject.  They assume that raw numbers will dictate mindshare of startups, eventually.

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Different Lenses

Ben Evans’ take on WWDC (Apple’s World-Wide Developer Conference) is worth reading for Apple watchers or people who appreciate design-thinking.  His point about how Apple approaches cloud is pretty insightful: But none of this says ‘CLOUD™’ and none of it

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Brazos Portal: Now in Beta

[ Editor’s pre-amble: First announced at IBM Impact, Brazos Portal is now in Beta!   Brazos portal is one of the most significant developments in BPM UI that I’ve seen in the last 10 years, and we couldn’t be more

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Updates to Brazos UI in Version 3: The Card View

We’re obviously excited about what’s happening on the Brazos platform for building beautiful interfaces for BPM.  In version 3, things are only getting better, and we’ll release a few videos to call attention to the new features.  The following video

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Confidence

Some of the coverage of Apple’s WWDC focused on Apple’s increased openness, as well as their willingness to tackle a long laundry list of features that were on every developer’s wish list: Apple knocked nearly every item off the community’s

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Android First? Or HTML-First in the Enterprise?

I’ve written several times before that if you’re writing a native mobile app, the right place to start is with iOS (in my opinion, your mileage may vary).  First, there’s the fragmentation.  An app developed for Android-based hardware has to

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Another take on Day 2 of #IBMIMPACT

Delaney Turner posted his take on Impact Day 2 to the IBM Impact blog.  Its a good summary of the day from his perspective, and he injects a little process into the discussion: Process Optimization, made with Expertise: 35 percent

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Interview with TheCUBE @ #IBMIMPACT

On Day 1 of IBM Impact I was just getting warmed up.  General Session was a wrap and I went straight into an interview that was livestreamed.  No preparation for me, and I’m not sure how much preparation the interviewers

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The Benefit of Extending IBM BPM with Brazos UI Toolkit

As BPM expands and increasingly goes mainstream, we’re finding recurring themes of debate as mainstream views are challenged by the encroachment of process-thinking and BPM. Of particular interest to us is the idea that using a UI Toolkit could render

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Brazos Portal End-to-End

We’re publishing a new video today that shows Brazos Portal on several different platforms in an end-to-end scenario that shows how it works, how it launches tasks in Brazos, and how it adapts to different screen sizes. If you’re looking

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Brazos Portal Trailer for #IBMIMPACT

Well, we’ve been playing and watching this Brazos Portal trailer video all day at our booth… So we thought we’d share the fun with everyone who follows the blog.  I think you can see from this video, we’ve got something

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Announcing: Brazos Portal – The Mobile Portal for IBM BPM

We’re setting mobile BPM free today with the new Brazos Portal for IBM BPM. The Brazos Portal includes several differentiating features: Users can organize their work the way they want in Brazos Portal.  This makes it easier to find the

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BP3 @ #IBMImpact: Build Beautiful Mobile & Desktop UI’s Using IBM BPM, IBM Worklight, & Brazos

We’re hosting a box lunch session Tuesday at noon, at IMPACT.  This session will get into details of how to build a brazos UI from scratch.  Anyone wanting technical assistance getting started with Brazos will want to check out this

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We’re going back to #bpmNEXT in 2014

We hope to see you there – we’re looking forward to updating the BPM community on what we’ve learned over the last year working with BPM and mobile and responsive UIs. If you are engaged in the BPM community but

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Rapid Adoption of Brazos UI in the #IBMBPM Ecosystem

Brazos makes IBM BPM user interfaces better.  The combination is a powerful BPM suite with a fantastic multi-touch responsive UI.  Now seems like a great time to report on the adoption of Brazos throughout the IBM BPM ecosystem, because it

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Tablets: Cheaper isn’t Less Expensive

Fred Wilson of AVC posits: But clearly most folks like me use the iPad. The people who are buying the cheap Androids are using it for something very different.But how long will that last? I was at a school the

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Why Apple Offers Free Software

I’ve seen a lot of writing about Apple’s decision to make Mavericks, iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), and iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, etc.) free.  For example, in this piece, the focus is on (a) how nice the upgrade looks, syncing the

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Brazos 2.0 is GA

We told you Brazos 2.0 was coming – and the wait is over.  After extensive field-use and field-testing by BP3, BP Labs, and many of our customers and partners at IBM and elsewhere, Brazos is ready to be labeled GA. 

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User Experience Matters. Or, Why We Built Brazos

Even though business users have been conditioned to expect a less stimulating experience from enterprise software, it is by no means indicative of their desire.  It doesn’t have to be that way. Better tools lead to a more productive workforce.

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The Process of Writing About Apple

Most people don’t think of creative endeavors as requiring or adhering to process, but when I read enough of someone’s work, a process becomes apparent in the way they approach their subject. I thought it would be fun to turn

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Apple’s Process and the Announcement Tomorrow

Back in January 2009, we published Apple and Business Process Management, in which I wrote: However, as I was reading a blog entry titled “How Apple could sell 77 million iPhones in 2013″ by Philip Elmer-DeWitt on his “Apple 2.0″

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Does iOS 7 Leave Room for Differentiated Apps?

If you want to read a thoughtful analysis of iOS 7 design, look no further than the Xtreme Labs blog on the subject. They give points for the clean design but acknowledge the shock factor: The clean and modern UI,

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Another Filed Under “This Word Doesn’t Mean What You Think it Means”

Sarah Perez of TechCrunch writes an article under the heading “Startups Apparently Do Not Care that Android is Better” – using Paul Stamatiou’s original blog post as fodder for her follow-on. The iOS-first mentality is so ingrained in the culture

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How to Build the Wind Farm Demo with Brazos 2.0

If you saw the last post on the new features in Brazos 2.0, as well as the demonstration “Wind Farm Demo” – you might be curious as to how hard it is to build the demo using IBM’s Process Designer

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Brazos 2.0 is Nearly Upon Us

We’re nearly ready to release Brazos 2.0 to the world.  It includes some great new capabilities based on feedback from our customers, partners, and our own implementations teams: Rich iconic design scheme expanded Responsive layout, easier to configure Natural mobile

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It is Uncomfortable

It is uncomfortable disagreeing with people you have a lot of respect for. Chris Dixon, I feel confident, knows much more about mobile and startups and entrepreneurs than I do.  So when he says: “The switch to Android first hasn’t

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Filed Under the Heading: Disrupt Yourself

This “Monday Note” from Gassée is a great lesson learned in being willing to disrupt your own business: “At the end of the day, there was a chip that they were interested in that they wanted to pay a certain

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Interview with Scott Francis: BP3, Mobile BPM, and IBM

IBM has started posting the interviews we participated in at IBM Impact.  The following video is actually the first interview I did on-site at Impact.  I might be a little too active for a standing interview but I like how

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BP3’s BRAZOS UI: Mobile BPM. Made Easy.

In the run-up to IBM Impact, we want to share a little bit of what we’ve been up to, and what we have to show at our booth at Impact. We set out to make it easy to make a

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Presenting Mobile BPM at #bpmNEXT

Ivan Kornienko and I presented “BPM for Mobile, Mobile for BPM” at bpmNEXT on March 20th.  We walked through our thought process around mobile as it relates to BPM, shortcomings of the current approaches (as we see it), and some

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iOS First

Thanks to a link on daring fireball, I read this entertaining comment thread on the BBC’s website.  Mostly, it consists of Android users complaining that the BBC releases apps on iOS first. But the BBC comes back with a very

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Navigation on the iPhone and “Killer” Features

The iOS6 release has two “killer” features in its maps implementation: Beautiful (and useful) 3D renderings of cities. Turn-by-turn navigation.  Good article on TUAW about this navigation issue. What’s the one big thing that Android devices — since 2.0, in

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Apple’s Siri – Keeping it Simple

[Update: WWDC has started- and so far no mention of third-party Siri integration.  Looks like Apple went with the more conservative option of only expanding to specific third parties, e.g. Yelp.  Maybe something new will be announced before the end

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Now Watch the Video – BP Mobility on Vimeo

There’s just no way to do justice to the BP Mobility offering without having a demo to envision it.  And demonstrating a multi-device mobile app is a bit of a challenge on a Webex – and on most videoconference calls,

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Apple’s Focus on the Details

A new round of Apple rumors is circulating.  This time the focus is on iOS 6 and replacing Google Maps with Apple’s own implementation of maps: More interesting to me is the implication of this switch. Let’s assume that alongside

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Targeting iOS First in the Enterprise

A new blog post from Forrester‘s Frank Gillett inadvertently illustrates why it makes sense to focus on iOS first when building mobile apps for the enterprise.  Already 1 in 5 (20%) of the global workforce is using Apple products (for

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