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  • 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.

  • Build your Mobile-First app using Native Mobile Features with No Coding

    When developing your mobile-first app, take advantage of all the features built into your mobile device to optimize the capabilities of the app, e.g. camera, geo-location, mapping, wayfinding, audio recording, that aren’t easily accessible from a laptop.

    ViziApps Studio offers a list of mobile device actions from which you can select as you build your mobile app. With ViziApps, you can use all the device features in your mobile app - with no coding.

    For a complete list of mobile device features supported: ViziApps features

    Let’s look at how important device features are in a typical mobile workflow example.

    Taking an auto detailing service on the road
    Here is a mobile app for managing a mobile automobile detailing service call.

  • Five requirements for creating effective mobile-first business workflow apps

    You’re on the road, getting ready to make a sales call. In fact, it’s one of several this week. How do you get prepared? How do you get access to the information you need, when you need it? How can you best leverage your company’s data and business workflow applications, securely, all from the touch of your phone? You want those apps in your hands without the need for an extra device like a laptop. You want the apps developed for mobile-first, not as an afterthought.

    You can picture the scenario. You’re at the client’s site. You have access to their profile including the products they currently own and the client’s history with your company. Your client asks you a technical question that you can’t answer, but you know of a subject matter expert (SME) you can call on. Right then and there, within the app, you initiate a video conference call with the SME. Question answered. Problem averted. Client satisfied.
  • IoT for Agriculture: Optimizing the Mobile User Experience for Farmers

    Smart Phones. Smart Homes.
    Why not Smart Livestock Management?


    Cows standing in a pastureIn the Feb 18, 2015 Forbes article, “The Future of Agriculture? Smart Farming,” contributing author Federico Guerrini wrote “The agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the FAO predicts are going to inhabit the planet by 2050: Food production must increase by 70% by 2050, and this has to be achieved in spite of the limited availability of arable lands, the increasing need for fresh water (agriculture consumes 70 per cent of the world's fresh water supply), and other less predictable factors, such as the impact of climate change, which, according a recent report by the UN could lead, among other things, to changes to seasonal events in the life cycle of plant and animals.”


    Guerrini wrote further, “One way to address these issues and increase the quality and quantity of agricultural production is using sensing technology to make farms more "intelligent" and more connected through the so-called "precision agriculture" also known as ‘smart farming’.”

    This is the problem Outsource Technical Concepts is addressing with AgVis, their precision livestock monitoring solution. And they are doing so with ViziApps for the mobile app.

  • Mobile-first apps help put back-end data in the hands of field service workers

    Is any part of your company’s business based on serving customers in the field? You’re likely challenged with how to enable your field service personnel with the right tools and information to make certain they are productive, efficient, and deliver quality service to ensure customer success.

    There are millions of field technicians employed in service industries worldwide. The number is expected to grow.

    Optimizing mobile worker workflow and real-time data capture and reporting increases productivity and efficiency. Platforms like Quick Base make it easy to create desktop solutions that streamline these processes supporting on-premises workers, capturing real-time data and improving company operations.

  • No Code Platforms Give Rise to the Mobile Citizen Developer


    Business use of mobile apps is exploding and with good reason. As a result, many mid-market and enterprise companies now need dozens to hundreds of business workflow mobile apps for their workers. These mobile apps can yield big benefits in cost reduction, increased productivity, and worker job satisfaction.

    But many of these organizations can’t keep up with the demand for a high number of custom-coded mobile business apps. It’s simply too costly and takes too long to go the custom-coding development route.

    And in many cases, it’s not necessary to use custom coding, because new Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD) platforms empower citizen developers who have just modest technical skills to create robust mobile apps for a fraction of the time and cost of custom coding. Gartner Research predicts that by 2022, 70% of software interactions in enterprises will occur on mobile devices and that more than half of all business-to-employee (B2E) mobile apps will be created by enterprise citizen developers using code-less tools.

    Forrester Research projects the market for such citizen developer mobile no code/low code platforms will grow to $15 billion by 2020.

    This is a big deal.
  • Visually Design Your App’s Custom Logic with No Coding

    In last week’s post, we talked about the five requirements for creating effective mobile-first business workflow apps.

    The benefits of an effective business workflow app developed from a mobile-first perspective can significantly minimize transaction times, shorten approval cycles, reduce data-entry errors and accelerate sales customer service resolution cycles, thereby reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction.

    So, how do you get business processes off of laptops and desktops to the smartphones and tablets right in the hands of your mobile workforce? You start by designing the optimum mobile workflow logic, then rapidly transforming that into the mobile app with ViziApps.