Category Archive for "iPhone"

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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Apple’s Tim Cook

If you have any doubt about Tim Cook’s mastery of the subject of Apple, watch this interview: This is just part 1 of a two-part interview.  It is clear that Tim Cook and his team play the long game.  This

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disrupting Search

Great blog post on Counternotions (by Kontra) regarding Siri: Is Siri really Apple’s future? It starts with a little preamble, and then gets into the meat of the article, and what Google Search is: This is a directed navigation system

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Whose Cloud is it?

Interesting review from John Reynolds, of the Kindle Fire.  He’s underwhelmed mainly by the form factor, and the lack of access to non-Amazon content. People often criticize Apple as having a “walled garden” – but if you read the following

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Free may not be Best

Marco Arment is the creator of Instapaper, a great reading app for webpages, blogs, etc. that you want to cache for reading later on your iPhone, iPad, or browser of choice. He recently announced an “extended vacation” for his free

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Zero Sum Game

Marco Arment’s Instapaper could come under the Apple’s guns in the next version of Safari, which purportedly will offer a “Reading List” feature. Marco (rightly) concludes there isn’t much to worry about.  First, what is an instapaper competitor? Saving articles

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The Experience versus the Expert, Part I

There’s an ongoing debate between “open” and “closed”.  Chris Dixon has written what I consider the most thoughtful blog on the subject, as it relates to phones and desktop PCs, which I referenced here. This argument seems to come up

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Profitshare and Marketshare

There’s a real interesting battle for mobile phone supremacy or “smartphone” supremacy right now. As the NYT notes, In the six months ending August 10, Android phones accounted for 32 percent of the smartphones sold, Nielsen said. By comparison, iPhones

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A Short Hiatus, and Some iPhone 4 Thoughts

We had a brief hiatus while I was out for a few much-needed vacation days.  At my highschool reunion this past weekend, I took note of the phones in evidence – almost every one I saw was a blackberry or

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Good Argument for Apple Opening Up

Jason Snell of Macworld writes: I don’t think the company needs to stop controlling what apps get in the App Store. All Apple needs to do is add a new feature, buried several menu items down in the Settings app,

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App(le) or Website?

A measure of how Apple has changed the game: even die-hard advocates of a browser-first-and-last method for building applications is starting to second-guess their conclusions.  The Apple iPhone/iTouch platform has so many devices out there, that it is hard to

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Interesting articles on Apple and Google

Really interesting take on the Apple-Google conflict on Daring Fireball (John Gruber’s blog), as well as in the New York Times. It at least seems that the competition and animosity between these two companies runs deeper than perhaps anyone on

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Apple Benefits from a Tight Focus

Fascinating notes were taken at a talk Tim Cook gave earlier today, in which he explicitly laid out the fact that Apple benefited from its narrow product focus, a $40B company whose entire product portfolio could fit on a single

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So the iPad is Almost Here… Now What?

Interesting developments in the land of “tablets” and “netbooks”. It isn’t really my area of primary interest but because I like following Apple’s product direction I follow the news. First, there’s this article from the day after the keynote, in

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Hard to Spin This (#apple)

It looks like Nexus One may not be the iPhone killer after all (despite all the Google ads running on TechCrunch these days)… The first quote: Flurry is estimating the Nexus One only sold 20,000 handsets in its first week.

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Google Nexus One is Out. I Still Like Apple's Chances.

I’ve been reading the latest flurry of iPhone / NexusOne articles and blog posts making the rounds, and I just can’t resist commenting.  Walt Mossberg gives both products a thumbs up, and Michael Arrington says the Nexus One is better

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Top 11 iPhone Apps for Business

The top 11 iPhone apps for Business (according to the business insider).  They actually have a pretty good list, but I’ll add my own thoughts since I’m traveling this week… Spots – for finding Wifi Hotspots.  Look, unless you live

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Apple's Strategy Pays Off

Apple’s net profit from iPhone’s exceeded Nokia’s by approximately 50% ($1.6B in net for Apple, $1.1B in net for Nokia). Its the first time Apple’s net profit in phones exceeded Nokia’s, and it is a dramatic reversal. Just 7.4 million

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An Appstore for your Car?

I just read an article in Fortune Magazine (my favorite offline read for flights or other times when I can’t be online), in which Michael Copeland argues that we need a revamping of the computing of autos.  As he points

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iPhone in the Enterprise

A new article from TBIResearch concludes that employees are driving iPhone adoption in the enterprise.  This fits the anecdotal observations I’ve made about my own friends – that those who can choose, are largely choosing iPhones, and those who can’t,

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Was it just me or did everyone have an iPhone?

Five years ago I attended my college reunion at Stanford and I was surprised by how many of my peers were using Palm Treo phones.  At the time, the Palm Treo dominated the smartphone market in the US, but very

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Data to Support Apple's iPhone Strategy

In previous posts I pointed out how Apple made the right call in putting off all the me-too features in favor of the platform-  and then a followup post on the actual execution of that strategy once the iPhone 3GS

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And the iPhone Wins Again

We previously addressed the newest generation of iPhones in the iPhone 3.0 (now, iPhone 3G S … however, the iPhone OS is going to version 3.0, so perhaps the title is still ok).  Now that Apples’ WWDC has come and

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iPhone Apps

There are some pretty neat iPhone apps out there now.  The google app with voice search comes to mind.  I can picture my daughter growing up, never knowing what it is like to not have a little device with her

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BP3 Blog for the iPhone

I’d like to take credit for it, but it is all the magic of WPTouch, a great WordPress plugin that Sandy Kelmsey turned us onto in this post.  The homepage for the plugin is here.  Literally half of our team

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