iOS Development

4 Reasons (Some) Mobile Developers Should Become Entrepreneurs

I didn’t know whether I should celebrate or panic. It was Dec 18, 2010 and my business partner and I had just signed our first development contract…ever. We were officially in the App business and we had landed a dream client: Stanford University. We had just signed a very detailed statement of work which we …

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Top Developer Mistakes When Building an iOS App: Missing Common UI and User Interaction Gotchas

This article is the second in a series called Top Developer Mistakes When Building an iOS App. The first article posted last week can be found here: On Digging Holes and App Development. Even though it is the app designer’s job to anticipate and plan for User Interface and User Interaction challenges, the app’s developer has …

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Top Mistakes Developers Make When Building an iOS App: On Digging Holes and App Development

This is the first article in a series called Top Mistakes Developers Make When Building an iOS App. Stay tuned next week for article #2.  In some fields you can get a job a job done twice as quickly by allocating twice the resources to the job. Let’s say that our project is to dig …

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The Biggest Mistakes Project Managers Make When Going Mobile

This is article is a follow up to Andrew’s article last week: The Biggest (Avoidable) Mistakes Leaders Make When Going Mobile Death by committee When I used to work with higher education institutions who wanted a mobile presence, death by committee was the number one killer of projects. Big egos, frivolous disagreements, and too many amateur …

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Zirtual Reinvented: A Fresh Look at the Zirtual that Could Have Been

Zirtual CEO Maren Kate Donovan announced Monday to both clients and Zirtual Assistants (called ZAs) that the company was shutting its doors due to “a combination of market circumstances and financial constraints.” Zirtual was a company that connected college-educated US-based virtual assistants with individuals and companies. This morning new information has surfaced that the company …

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