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  • Easily Include Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn Social Logins in your mobile apps

    ViziApps makes it Easy to add Social Logins to your mobile apps. Quickly enable your mobile app users to register and/or login with their Facebook, Google or LinkedIn user credentials!

    Social Logins are an easy way for end users to register and login to mobile apps. Instead of adding a username and password fields to your app, just add a button with the action of social login and you can get the name, email and profile picture of the end user to use in your app. Then, you can store the credentials for future logins.

    To add Social Login to an app's Button, just open the Button Property sheet and enter the properties for your choice of Facebook, Google or LinkedIn. That's it! Social Logins in your mobile app in about a minute!

    Social Login Button Property Sheet
  • Create Custom Mobile Apps for QuickBooks Online

    QuickBooks Online is the rapidly growing cloud version of the world’s most popular accounting program. But when it comes to mobile apps, QuickBooks Online has been constrained to a standardized one-size-fits-all mobile app, and a few special-purpose solutions available through Intuit App Center.

    QuickBooks Screenshot

    Now ViziApps removes all the constraints! You can build the mobile app that exactly suits your business processes, or for your QuickBooks online clients. ViziApps enables you to directly read data from and write data into your QuickBooks Online account. You can use data from other sources to eliminate the inefficiency and mistakes that can occur when a user has to access multiple apps to use different systems. You can empower your workers to be highly productive anywhere, anytime, using exactly the workflow needed to get tasks done quickly.

    And using ViziApps Studio, which doesn’t require coding, you can build your custom app quickly, inexpensively, and without involving a large team of developers. And you can update your app at any time, immediately pushing the new version to your users.

    Find our more about Building Custom Mobile Apps for QuickBooks Online.

    Secure Mobile Apps

    When you create a custom mobile app with ViziApps for QuickBooks Online, every user must log in to the app with their QuickBooks Online account and password – a process that happens directly with Intuit, bypassing ViziApps and your app. Your app communicates directly and securely with Intuit’s servers, keeping your data safe.

    Mobile-First Workflow

    Mobile device users need to get specific tasks done quickly, and with small screens and touch input, demanding the user experience to be optimized in a different way than for web applications. ViziApps Studio uses a page-based organization with free-form layout, enabling you to express the exact workflow for workers to get their tasks done quickly and accurately.

    Mashups with Your Backend and Cloud Data

    In addition to QuickBooks Online, ViziApps can connect your app to Google Sheets, Salesforce.com, Intuit QuickBase, and SQL servers. Need to pull product pricing or inventory data from a Google Drive Spreadsheet, SQL database, or QuickBase? Need to check customer data from Salesforce.com? ViziApps makes this all possible within a single mobile app, and much more.

    True Mobile User Experiences

    ViziApps gives you access to critical smartphone features including GPS, camera, and audio recording, but also extends with important mobility features such as barcode and QR scanning, signature capture, and push notifications. So your custom mobile app becomes a true productivity tool that can transform your business.

  • Easily Include Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter Social Logins in your mobile apps

    ViziApps makes it Easy to add Social Logins to your mobile apps. Quickly enable your mobile app users to register and/or login with their Facebook, Google or LinkedIn user credentials! Social Logins are an easy way for end users to register and login to mobile apps. Instead of adding a username and password fields to your app, just add a button with the action of social login and you can get the name, email and profile picture of the end user to use in your app. Then, you can store the credentials for future logins. To add Social Login to an app's Button, just open the Button Property sheet and enter the properties for your choice of Facebook, Google or LinkedIn. That's it! Social Logins in your mobile app in about a minute! Check it out today, by adding the Social Login Demo Template App to your ViziApps account.
  • Mobile First … Moving Beyond Responsive Web Design to Mobile Apps

    Geoff Bock just posted interesting insights on Mobile First Strategy at TechTarget.

    Mobile First

    Here’s an summary

    Websites that perform well across multiple devices are the hallmark of a strong mobile-first strategy, but custom-built mobile apps can improve productivity by expediting specific activities.

    If your Web Content Management System supports Responsive Web Design and dynamic templates, you can create the content once and adapt the presentations to the form factors and navigation links of different device types.

    But there is more to Mobile First than consistent content presentation. Beyond keeping tabs on the latest weather reports or sharing immediate thoughts on Twitter, consider how mobile apps can engage users and simplify work-related tasks. With smart devices in our pockets and handbags, content in the palms of our hands can expedite user engagement.

    A mobile-first strategy can spawn a new generation of apps designed to support the micro-moments, when getting access to just the right information at the right time assists decision making. These are task-oriented apps that connect to multiple information sources and diverse content collections running in the cloud, and that provides the tools to mobilize moments of engagement.

    In short, content presentation is only the initial step in the mobile journey. A mobile-first strategy can evolve to support task-oriented mobile apps that transform business processes, remove communication barriers and increase productivity.

    For his full post, go to: Mobile First Apps

  • New Smartphone App Protects Against Cybercrime

    Despite all the conveniences smartphones provide, users still have concerns about the security of the messages and files they exchange with their mobile devices.

    Now Carnegie Mellon University CyLab researchers have come up with a smartphone app designed to help mobile phone users retrieve information from trusted sources safely and privately.

    The problem they are tackling is one mobile device users face every day: how to safely “sling information” over the Internet. The researchers say that their app, dubbed SafeSlinger, establishes a secure channel that enables both secure messaging and file exchange.

    If SafeSlinger users keep their passphrases private, only they and the parties meant to receive their messages will be able to read them.

    “SafeSlinger provides you with the confidence that the person you are communicating with is actually the person they have represented themselves to be,” Michael W. Farb, a CyLab research programmer, said. “Perhaps the most impressive feature is that SafeSlinger provides secure communications and file transfer even if the servers involved are tainted with malware.”

    SafeSlinger is free for Android 2.1 and iOS 5.0 devices. The developers hope SafeSlinger will be widely adopted and that the app will someday “provide usable and secure communication for the masses.”

  • Offline Data Access for Mobile Apps Now Available

    ViziApps is the first mobile app creation without coding service to introduce a revolutionary new capability for mobile apps: Offline Data Access & Remote Sync.

    Mobile users worldwide have become dependent on their smartphones and apps to provide them with capabilities and data wherever and whenever they want. And now companies using ViziApps are enabling more and more corporate data to be available from our mobile devices.

    But the reality is that mobile data connections are often unreliable, very low bandwidth, too expensive to use, or completely unavailable in needed work sites. Yet these issues can hit at exactly the time and place we need to get our jobs done. A mobile device without a data connection suddenly becomes frustrating and useless.

    Offline Data Access & Remote Sync

    ViziApp’s approach to Offline Data Access & Remote Sync, like the rest of our no-coding platform for mobile app creation, couldn’t be simpler for the user and even for the app creator. In fact it’s practically transparent.

    Data Access While Offline

    For a user, the synchronization between a remote database and their mobile device happens automatically as a background process. There is no action the user needs to take. When a user makes a data query, their app will use a local copy of the synchronized data which not only gives them access to their data while offline, but also allows the app to perform much faster than normal online operation.

    Data Updates While Offline

    Mobile users without a network connection can now continue working and updating their data sets, such as filing reports and even submitting photos. The next time that the user runs their app with a network connection, the new data will be automatically synchronized back to the remote database in both directions.

    Simple To Enable

    For the app creator, in ViziApps Studio just go to the App Properties selection for “Setup Offline Operations”, then select “Use offline operation.” That’s it – the rest is automatically handled for you. There is no difficult middleware to install or configure or worry about for scalability.

    Offline Data Access & Remote Sync is now available for Intuit QuickBase and Android devices. ViziApps will soon be releasing Offline Data Access & Remote Sync for iPhone and iPad users, and then expanding to other remote data sources.

  • Part 3 in the Series - Mobilizing Your Business with Rapid Mobile App Development: What are the Criteria to Consider?

    Nowadays, companies are really being challenged to find the best way to enable their mobile workers and set their mobile strategy.

    An IDG Study in Sept of 2015 outlined the key reasons why::

    • Mobile is a critical priority on the business agenda for 64% of organizations.

    • Top factors behind mobile investments include improving internal communication (68%) and customer retention (62%), and increasing decision-making speed (60%).

    • Nearly half (49%) of organizations will increase their investment in additional Wi-Fi network capability to accommodate mobile devices; however, internal network reliability is still low.

    • Security is the greatest concern associated with mobile (54% overall), and even more prevalent among enterprises (63%) than SMBs (48%).

    • Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile App Management (MAM) tools are gradually being used to secure mobile devices and data, with 38% and 27% using cloud-based MDM and MAM tools, respectively.

    • Integration, security and ease of deployment are key factors when evaluating mobile vendor options.

    Businesses are driving towards making an impact in customer acquisition or retention with mobile strategy; or disrupting the way they do business internally leading to improved communications to faster decisions to more revenue and lower costs.

    Here are some criteria to consider in defining you mobile app strategy:

    1. Security for your data – Is it strong enough to withstand cyberattacks.

    2. Budget – Will you end up spending ‘000’s of dollars to get something that doesn’t met your needs.

    3.Ease of Mobile App Deployment – Will it take a team of professionals to deploy or will you need end-user training?

    4. And finally, how will your strategy provide fast implementations and smooth integration into your existing applications and IT infrastructure.

    We believe that as you weigh your options against these criteria, you’ll find that Rapid Mobile App Platforms can best meets all of your needs, from security to fast turnaround time, ease of deployment, engaging mobile app user experiences, and lower costs, PLUS the control you gain to empower your IT team and citizen developers to best mobilize your business.

  • Part 4 in a Series: Mobilizing your business with ViziApps Visual Rapid Mobile App Development

    Now, you might be wondering how ViziApps can mobilize your business. Let’s go back to the criteria listed in Part 3 of this Series, and look at how ViziApps addresses those needs for Rapid Mobile Application Development:

    Security – ViziApps is built on a highly reliable Amazon AWS network with an eye on “protecting your app” with utmost priority. ViziApps leverages the latest security AWS tools to build a secure network that does not slow down performance of your app.

    Budget/Cost – First, no big mobile app 5- or 6-figure capital cost for each mobile app development project. Just sign up, and start using ViziApps to create your mobile apps. Or, ask ViziApps or any of our VIPs (ViziApps Innovation Partners) to create your mobile app for you , at a small fraction of the cost of a coded mobile app project.

    Second, Viziapps subscription pricing is a simple “Per App” pricing model. No need to track or worry about how many users there are for each app, extra backend/cloud storage usage costs, API Call counts and fees, additional data connection costs, or any other factors. Simple and predictable is the way to go with Viziapps pricing.

    Ease of Use and Deployment – Experience the fastest time to take an your app from concept to design to published deployments in just hours and days, not weeks and months.

    Instantly, you can immediately see your User Experience design and workflow changes in the ViziApps Studio and on user devices for user feedback, then publish the app to your users. Make changes in real-time to capture the missing elements thus improving the app User Experience and reducing Time-to-Value of your mobile solution. With its easy to use interface, ViziApps can provide your best Rapid Mobile App Development solution.

    Ease of Integration – Over the years, ViziApps has built a growing repository of new no coding capabilities for using mobile device native features and secure data connections (from SQL to Google Drive to QuickBase to Intuit QuickBooks to Salesforce CRM, and more). ViziApps understood the power of not only connecting different databases but more importantly, they work together. Take data from a SQL database, make the required changes within the app and let that data flow into Salesforce in a matter of few clicks in the design studio.

    Viziapps enables successful mobile business strategy. See it to believe it. Go ahead and create a Free Trial in ViziApps and see magic happen.

  • Part 5 in a Series: Make it happen with ViziApps

    We’ve discussed how Viziapps is disrupting mobile app development with the power of visual rapid mobile app design, data connectivity, and publishing. Let’s recap the key factors ViziApps provides.

    Visually Design your Mobile App User Experience. Viziapps is a Visual platform for IT Professionals and Citizen Developers to easily design, test, and publish mobile apps for iOS or Android OS devices. All this through the Visual Design studio that supports all of the cool features that you want in your mobile app’s User Experience.

    Connect Data Visually with ViziApps no coding drag ‘n drop connectors for 37 SQL databases, QuickBase, Google Drive, and Salesforce, as well as key now Internet of Things data sources. All this without having to learn how to code the data connection together. Just use the ViziApps Visual Mobile Design Studio.

    Use Native Mobile Features like Camera integration into your app (take a picture and upload to your app), or Geolocation to know where your fleet of trucks is, or Signature Capture to know when your order has been received are all core features of the platform. When key new native phone business features are introduced, the Viziapps development team is there to bring it to you as part of the rapidly evolving platform. No longer do you have to go to a professional services firm for updates to take advantage of useful new phone and tablet features. Viziapps keeps you abreast of the changes taking place in mobile space.

    Enable Offline Mobile App Use. More often than not, your mobile employees won’t have cell or Wi-Fi coverage everywhere they need to capture data with their mobile app. Viziapps Offline Sync captures all of the info; and when the mobile worker reconnects to wireless coverage, ViziApps Offline Sync automatically re-syncs the mobile app and backend databases. No more paper or the mobile worker’s mind required to capture data.

    Do it all Securely. Viziapps protects the infrastructure and contents of your mobile apps. The platform is built on Amazon AWS using the highest level of security standards.

    And all at Low Cost! ViziApps empowers you to build business mobile apps at 1/10th the time and cost of coded mobile app development. Priced on a low simple per app subscription basis, there’s no limit on the number of mobile app users, mobile app complexity, mobile app updates, data queries, and more!

    What are you waiting for? Sign up today for a Free Trial at the top of this page!

  • Publish Your Mobile Apps In An Instant

    ViziApps has pioneered fast creation of custom mobile apps without the need for coding. However, you may need a faster more controlled way to distribute your apps than available through the public app stores.

    Now you can also publish your custom mobile apps directly into the hands of your iPhone, iPad, and Android users, literally in minutes, with ViziApps Instant Publisher.

    The Need for Instant Publishing

    There are a number of situations where you may not want your custom mobile app to be distributed through a public app store:

    • Your app is only to be used by company insiders and channel/supply partners
    • Your app contains ideas, concepts, or intellectual property you don’t want competitors to see
    • You want to avoid the complexity, delays, and cost of publishing through public app markets
    • You need fast distribution to a limited set of users
    • Your user population is small
    • You are conducting a Beta or Pilot test

    How It Works

    ViziApps Instant Publisher™ creates a special App Installation Web Page, unique for your app, that guides your users through a simple and fast installation process.

    ViziApps also creates a unique App Invitation Card which contains a bit.ly short URL and QR code that will bring your users directly to the App Installation Web Page.

    State Capitols Invitation Card

    App Invitation Card

    Your users open your installed app directly from your custom branded App Icon on their device home screen, and the same published app can run on both Apple and Android devices. ViziApps Instant Publisher is available to use with the latest version of ViziApps from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

    Try installing the demo app shown in the Invitation Card above to see how Instant Publisher works.

  • Salesforce.com Mobile Pack for ViziApps

    We are delighted to announce that the Salesforce ViziApps Mobile Pack is now available from Salesforce.com!

    We’ve been working with Salesforce.com to create and certify the Salesforce ViziApps Mobile Pack. Our Mobile Pack can help you fully integrate your Salesforce.com data in your mobile app’s user device event-driven workflow without coding, then publish your app to the Apple App Store, Google Play, or directly to your enterprise users. See more about the Salesforce ViziApps Mobile Pack at the Salesforce website: Salesforce Mobile Packs.

    ViziApps offers a unique platform for building mobile apps. Not only can you design free-form app pages that express exactly the user experience for your app, but you can use all the user device features needed for true mobile business processes, including GPS, push notifications, camera, QR and bar code scanning, charts, and much more.

    Salesforce Media Pack Studio

    The ViziApps no-coding approach even extends to data integration. You can query and update any of your Salesforce.com objects, and associate your data with almost any of the ViziApps fields available to you. Plus you can use Salesforce objects data with backend data from other sources such as SQL databases, Google Spreadsheets, and Intuit QuickBase – all right in the same app.

    Visit our Salesforce.com information page to sign up and start building mobile apps:

    Create Custom Mobile Apps with Salesforce Data

  • ViziApps Selected to show Rapid Mobile App Innovation at TechJam 2015!

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    The Mass Technology Leadership Council selected ViziApps to demo our Rapid Mobile App Platform at TechJam 2015. See us there Thursday May 11th in Boston: https://masstlc.proximate.com/btj2015#?p=np

  • Webinar Feb 26th – Creating Apps Fast for Strong Mobile App Lifecycles

    How can business process applications be re-imagined to leverage the power of mobile devices, or to quickly create completely new business benefits with custom mobile apps? How are the new apps deployed and managed to ensure high levels of adoption?

    Join our ViziApps/Apperian webinar on February 26th to hear about the new era of full mobile app lifecycle management. David Asher, VP of Product Management at ViziApps and Stephen Skidmore, Director of Product Marketing at Apperian will explore the new enterprise app lifecycle, including:

    • The key success factors for developing, deploying, and updating enterprise apps within the new reality of employee mobile apps
    • Practical tips on improving the user experience of employee developed apps to ensure the highest levels of end-user adoption
    • How to dynamically test and update enterprise apps by taking a ‘whole lifecycle’ approach

    If you are facing a daunting backlog of mobile app requests and can’t figure out how to get them all done within budget, this webinar is for you.

    Register to learn the new reality of enterprise employee apps and increase your ROI today.