Topic: Mobile App Development

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Business Strategy

Rise of the App Ecosystem (Part 2)

November 2, 2017

  • Nelson Taruc Nelson Taruc

In a previous article, our design team explored an emerging problem facing many companies trying to build a truly mobile workforce: An overload of apps results in a disjointed user experience, which leaves many employees frustrated with the company-given tools that were supposed to make their lives easier. Fortunately, there is a solution: More companies...


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Business Strategy

Rise of the App Ecosystem (Part 1)

October 24, 2017

  • Nelson Taruc Nelson Taruc

A fellow designer and I were sitting in a restaurant last December, listening to a user clearly frustrated about the apps on his tablet. “It’s just overwhelming,” he explained, as he swiped through page after page of apps required by his company to do his job. “I can’t even log into some of these apps...


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Mobile App Development

Ding Dong! The IoT Doorbell

July 13, 2016

  • Justin Magnini Justin Magnini

Internetting the Things I was looking for a reason to experiment with the Internet of Things. We happened to have a few Raspberry Pi 2’s around the office, and our office has a nice reception area but no doorbell. So why not build a connected doorbell using Windows 10 IoT running on a Raspberry Pi? Installing...


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AppMinute

I, for one, welcome our new bot overlords

June 20, 2016

  • Justin Magnini Justin Magnini

Here come the bots! One of the more interesting announcements from the recent Microsoft //build conference, was the introduction of the Bot Framework. Demoed during the keynote, was a Domino’s Pizza Bot that allowed the speaker to order a pizza, using natural language, from on stage. Seemed pretty neat, so I decided then, that I...


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Mobile App Development

How to Superpower Your Agile Feedback Process

May 22, 2015

  • Nelson Taruc Nelson Taruc

One of the biggest things to look for in a mobile app developer is their ability to truly partner with a client. (Read about other traits to look for here.) An essential element of partnership is communication. One of the central aspects of developer-client communication is the feedback process. When it comes to designing and...


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Mobile App Development

Native vs. Web Decision Guide

May 15, 2015

  • Jessica Smith

The Native Vs. Web Question Once an organization decides to dive into mobile or expand their current mobility program, one of the first decisions to make with their developer is whether they want a native app or a web app. This decision is a difficult one to make, especially with the vast amount of information available today on...


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Mobile App Development

What is a product owner and why does your app need one?

March 1, 2015

  • admin

This is part two in a series on Agile development at Lextech. Read part one here. Previously we covered an introduction to Agile development at Lextech. We wrote about the value of sprints and incremental delivery and introduced the product owner (or PO). Now let’s take a closer look at the product owner role. Product...


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Mobile App Development

How Agile development looks at Lextech

January 29, 2015

  • admin

Many software or applications development companies today will tell you, “Sure, we do Agile development!” That’s a lot like a potential employer advertising that if offers competitive benefits. What does it really mean? How exactly is Agile used, and how does that benefit an organization looking to hire an app developer? Who decides what the key features...


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AppMinute

AppMinute: How can mobile improve real world business processes?

January 16, 2015

  • Jessica Smith

In this week’s AppMinute, Lextech CEO Alex Bratton uses a car dealership customer experience to talk about how mobile improves real world business processes. Hear the brief story of Sonic Automotive, who uses iPads and suites of apps to take a typical four hour process and cut it down to a 45 minute process, an...


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Business Strategy

Lextech’s Alex Bratton contributes to Crain’s Chicago Focus section

November 4, 2014

  • Jessica Smith

Alex Bratton, Lextech’s CEO and author of Billion Dollar Apps: How to Find and Implement a Winning Mobile Strategy, has built his life around providing strategic mobile insight to companies in order for them to reach maximum Return on App (ROA). So, it’s no wonder when Crain’s Chicago Business asked for his thoughts for not one but two...


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