For the modern IT department, speed is the name of the game. The business demands new solutions faster than ever. The problem is, IT is already overworked. How can they quickly deliver the applications the business needs, without expanding their team?
Nic Grange CTO at Retriever shares his input with mrc’s cup of Joe’s blog post by helping to explore the concept of low-code development, and explain how it helps businesses solve the issue of an overworked IT department.
The last thing a business needs is for its app development process to get caught in a bottleneck that ties up resources and, worst of all, prevents employees from getting the tools they need. However, as businesses rush to modernize and meet employee demands for mobile apps, the potential of getting caught in a costly bottleneck is all too real.
This article written by Simon Kao from Retriever explores four ways businesses can meet development demands and four ways they can make the development process more efficient, all of which help prevent the mobile application development bottleneck.
Retriever Communications has announced the results of a recent study to investigate the effectiveness and efficiency of existing usability heuristics for mobile applications when applied to the industrial sector. The researchers focused on users’ real-world experiences with mobile device applications, including the interface, hardware, user experience and control, internet access and use of mobile data. Through observations and in-depth interviews, researchers identified several common issues technicians encounter when using mobile applications for organizing and recording their activities. Click to read the article in App Developer Magazine >>
Article by Andrew Johnston (researcher and interaction designer at the University of Technology Sydney).
Mobile applications are frequently used by technicians and logistics personnel to access documentation and communicate and log information about the work they do in the field.
Currently, however, there are no context-specific usability heuristics for use by designers who are building mobile applications for this sector. By conducting contextual inquiries with technicians and logistics personnel who use mobile applications for their day-to-day work, we identified specific usability issues affecting the use of these applications.
The term field force mobility has referred to a range of mobile strategies employed by organizations using mobile technology to improve field productivity. In the beginning, it merely referred to the idea of getting a field resource to the job and receiving feedback that the job was completed. However, as companies move on to their second and third generation solutions, the goal posts change.
Mobility now refers to workforce transformation, and among the key targets are safety and compliance. Damien Moriarty explores the best ways to achieve these targets.