Michael Hackney

  • An interview with Michael Hackney, ViziApps CTO and VP of Products

    An interview with Michael Hackney, ViziApps CTO and VP of Products Michael Hackney sat down to share with us some of his insights into why he chose ViziApps and ViziApps chose him as our new CTO and VP of Products. Here is a summary of the interview. The full video is at the bottom of this article.

    Why are you excited about becoming the new CTO and VP of Products of ViziApps?
    Companies find it time consuming and expensive to invest in creating custom applications to solve their unique business problems. ViziApps’ technology solves real business problems. Michael tested it out by creating a simple app and found ViziApps does it faster and much more easily than other platforms.

    What strengths and skills do you bring to the table?
    Michael brings quite a diverse technology background to the table, including enterprise cloud-based software solutions, award-winning Apple-based products, and even IoT (Internet of Things) predictive analytics for railroads! With that, he brings diverse thinking to addressing the opportunities for ViziApps’ technology in the market place.

  • Data Source Simplification – ViziApps' most powerful no-code feature?

    Michael Hackney, CTO and VP of Products, ViziApps

    Over the years, I’ve worked with (and developed) a number of rapid application development (RAD) and low-code tools targeting development for desktop, Web browser, embedded device, and mobile device applications. Although these tools simplified developing the “shell” of the application, their required integration with databases and other data sources was complex and time consuming.

    Data Sources As I continue to dig into ViziApps® Studio to learn its ins-and-outs by developing increasingly complex mobile apps, I’ve come to appreciate how easy it is to create connections to a wide assortment of data sources — from traditional SQL databases (both cloud-based and on-premises) to cloud-based platforms including Quick Base® to Google spreadsheets to IoT data sources like ThingWorx®. Figure 1 shows the ViziApps Studio pull down menu for supported data sources; and within the SQL Database category, there are nine supported SQL databases, as shown in Figure 2.

  • ViziApps Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

    ViziApps is pleased to welcome Michael Hackney to our leadership team.  Michael has joined ViziApps as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Products. ViziApps is pleased to welcome Michael Hackney to our leadership team. Michael has joined ViziApps as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Products. Michael, who most recently served as Vice President of Products at RailComm, Inc., will be responsible for leading the expansion of ViziApps’ platform strategy and development. Michael succeeds Michael Kuperstein, ViziApps’ Co-founder and CTO, who passed away earlier this year.

    “As a strong partner for our leadership team, Michael brings a passion for the total customer experience,” said George Adams, Co-founder and CEO of ViziApps. “Together with his outstanding software development track record, Michael’s expertise will be paramount as we expand our vision for No Code Visual Rapid Mobile App Development for Citizen Developers to its full potential.”