“We built Retriever on the basis of experience, sustainability and understanding of our own and our customers’ environments. Retriever’s 20th anniversary celebration is a testament that this model works and it is here to stay. There’s something to be said for validation and experience,” said Mary Brittain-White.
“Winning becomes a habit”. Nic Grange, CTO contributes to an interesting article which offers IT managers and project managers 8 tips for achieving project goals.
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.