ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • [Editor’s Note: This is latest in a series of blog posts about our collaboration with Eye to Eye, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the life of every person with a learning disability. Our goal for the Making an App series is to help spread the word about Eye to Eye’s important work — and offer […] The post Why the Eye to Eye App Was Among Our Most Important Work appeared first on ArcTouch.

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • When it comes to cross-platform development tools, there’s no doubt that Xamarin is the gold standard. But once you’ve made the decision to build apps in C# and Xamarin, you’ll need to make one more choice: Should you use Xamarin.Forms, or build directly in Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android? (Note, developers often refer to Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS […] The post Xamarin.Forms or Xamarin Native...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • [Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles highlighting ArcTouch’s talented team members. Like many members of the maker movement, the app makers we spotlight here crave getting their hands on the latest tech or finding creative new ways to apply existing tech to their projects.] Nathan Williams sits at what is fast […] The post App Maker Spotlight: Nathan Williams appeared first on ArcT...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • When it comes to the safety of my family, I don’t like surprises. Enter uKnowFamily, the latest iPhone app project completed by ArcTouch, and now available in the App Store. Sometimes, your loved ones can’t always respond to texts or pick up the phone, especially children that may be in class or involved in an […] The post uKnowFamily App Keeps Family Members Safe, Offers Peace of Mind appeared fi...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • (Editor’s Note: Find these questions and much more in the second edition of our popular ebook, From Great Idea to Successful App) We’ve heard many client horror stories about the mistakes they made when they first engaged with a previous app development agency. Usually we find that they could have saved themselves a lot of grief […] The post 10 Questions to Ask Any Digital Design and App Developme...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • [Editor’s Note: This is latest in a series of blog posts about our collaboration with Eye to Eye, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the life of every person with a learning disability. Our goal for the Making an App series is to help spread the word about Eye to Eye’s important work — and offer […] The post How we used illustrations to bring an app to life appeared first on ArcTouch - App Designe...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • As private jet ownership continues to grow around the world, one of the private aviation industry’s leading companies has just elevated their owners’ experience. We’re happy to share that the Flexjet app, the latest ArcTouch designed and developed app for iPhone, is now available in the App Store. Our client Flexjet serves thousands of members who […] The post Flexjet App Elevates the Private Jet ...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • Speaking at last week’s Cannes Lions Festival of Innovation, Tommy Hilfiger’s chief brand officer Avery Baker said: “When success is achieved, companies have the hardest choice to make — do we stay on that current path and hope we’ll continue ever upwards or take the leap to new levels of relevance?” It’s a question more […] The post How Do You Create a Successful App? appeared first on ArcTouch -...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • Two weeks ago at its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), Apple announced a new framework called ARKit that will dramatically simplify the process of building augmented-reality apps for iPhone and iPad. Although Apple is late to the AR game, the tech giant has the key ingredients to help developers and businesses bring AR to the masses. More on that later. […] The post Why Apple’s ARKit...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • There are dozens of new features coming out this fall in iOS 11, and developers now have limited access to Apple’s first developer beta, unveiled last week at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). There’s nothing we can build into commercial apps just yet, but I and thousands of my developer cohorts are now […] The post Top iOS 11 Features That Matter Most for App Developers...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • Apple’s WWDC returned to San Jose this week for the first time since 2002. Of course, that was long before the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch — and six years before we got started building apps and smart things here at ArcTouch. And, well, Apple wasn’t close to being the world’s most valuable company at […] The post Top Mobile, IoT Takeaways from WWDC Keynote appeared first on ArcTouch - App Designe...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • The dust has settled in Mountain View from last week’s Google I/O, the tech giant’s annual developer conference. But those of us in the industry are still in the process of digesting the news from last week — and what it means for our businesses. As the lead Android developer here at ArcTouch, I paid […] The post Android O: 11 New Features Developers Should Take Advantage Of appeared first on ArcT...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • One of the loudest cheers from developers at last week’s Google I/O keynote came from the announcement of Kotlin becoming a fully supported language for Android (when we at ArcTouch compared Kotlin vs. Java, we got pretty excited, too). But there was a lot of other news that will have a bigger impact on our […] The post Google Extends Third-Party Actions to iOS, Android. Here’s How to Build One ap...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • When was the last time you used a travel agency to book a vacation? That’s the question I posed last week to a roomful of marketers at the MarTech conference in San Francisco. To me, travel is the perfect anecdote for how technology has changed the way we, as consumers, find out about and purchase products. […] The post Martech’s Next Game Changer: Bot-to-Bot Marketing appeared first on ArcTouch -...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • [Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on app makers highlighting ArcTouch’s talented team members. Like many members of the maker movement, the app makers we spotlight here crave getting their hands on the latest tech and finding creative new ways to apply existing tech to their projects.] If you ask Maiana Alebrant […] The post App Maker Spotlight: Maiana Alebrant Momm appeared fir...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • It can be exciting but also a little daunting for any programmer to jump from a language you’ve come to understand in great detail over years of practice into something totally new. Especially when it’s for a commercial project, and you know your code will eventually be put to the test by millions of users. […] The post Kotlin vs. Java: First Impressions Using Kotlin for a Commercial Android Proje...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • Motorola recently announced that it will be bringing Amazon Alexa to their phones in 2017. This is very exciting for Alexa skill developers like ArcTouch. We’re big believers in the future of voice-powered conversational apps, most notably Alexa skills for Amazon Echo and Google Actions for Google Home. Few can dispute the meteoric rise of […] The post Alexa’s Unleashed. And It’s a Great Thing for...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • As a developer, I’m always excited to dive deep into the code on new technologies. And we at ArcTouch will often take time outside of client projects to explore emerging platforms with a simple purpose: to learn. But it’s always better when we can build something that solves a real problem. That’s what happened for […] The post How to Build an Alexa Skill: Introducing Airport Security Line Wait Ti...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • The market for workplace apps is large and growing quickly. However, according to our recently released research, “Functional but Unfriendly: A Study of Enterprise Mobile App User Experience,” despite expected rapid investment growth, the penetration of workplace apps in the market is still in the nascent stages: Only 12 percent of U.S. full-time employees use enterprise […] The post Build or buy?...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • INFOGRAPHIC: Are Your Enterprise Mobile Apps Working for You?

    ArcTouch recently released results of a new mobile user experience survey, fielded by research firm Precision Sample, titled “Functional but Unfriendly: A Study of Enterprise Mobile App User Experience.” The research found that office workers who use company-issued apps for their jobs say the apps help make them more productive and efficient. But the survey […] The post INFOGRAPHIC: Are Your Enter...

  • How to organize a hackathon: A Q&A with ArcTouch CEO Eric N. Shapiro

    Hackathons are becoming increasingly popular in the tech industry. Not only do they provide the chance for participants to experiment with leading edge technology, but internal hackathons can also help companies identify new business opportunities. As ArcTouch CEO and cofounder Eric N. Shapiro says, “It’s a chance to explore the future of what you can […] The post How to organize a hackathon: A Q&...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • During ArcTouch’s recent third-annual Hackathon, we learned a lot about some emerging IoT platforms. From chatbots and wearables to home assistants and augmented reality, we dove into the IoT world around us in an effort to understand how businesses, developers and users can benefit from these new platforms. Google Home was the focus of a […] The post 9 things developers and businesses need to kno...

ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
ArcTouch - Handcrafted Custom Mobile Solutions
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  • Survey: Employer Mobile Apps Aren’t Meeting Worker Expectations

    [Editor’s note: The following is a press release originally published on Business Wire.] SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 1, 2017 – ArcTouch Mobile & Connected Experiences, a full-service digital design and development studio, today released the results of its new research report, “Functional But Unfriendly: A Study of Enterprise Mobile App User Experience.” The study revealed that of […] The post Survey: Emp...

  • Top App Awards to Add to Your Calendar

    For good reason, our clients often ask us about some of the best mobile app awards and how to apply. Entering your mobile app for award consideration should be part of your marketing plan. Winning high-profile awards can result in a host of free promotional placement and awareness for your app. So, in the spirit […] The post Top App Awards to Add to Your Calendar appeared first on ArcTouch.

  • 10 Lessons We Learned from Our 2017 Hackathon

    One goal for any successful hackathon is to learn. And that was our mission last week, as our entire team assembled in our San Francisco and Florianópolis, Brazil offices for our third annual hackathon. And learn we did. Sure, we consumed gallons of coffee, ate from a seemingly endless supply of food provided by local […] The post 10 Lessons We Learned from Our 2017 Hackathon appeared first on Arc...

  • Law and Order in a Bot-to-Bot World

    No doubt about it, bots are coming. Forgive the hyperbole, but I mean REALLY coming  —  in a big, pervasive, omnipresent, life-changing sort of way. I’m not talking about today’s experimental first-generation business chatbots on consumer messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Kik and WeChat. I’m talking about personal bots. Maybe not in 2017, but soon […] The post Law and Order in a Bot-to-...

  • Making an App: Transforming a Physical ADHD / LD Experience into a Mobile UX

    [Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of blog posts about our collaboration with Eye to Eye, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the life of every person with a learning disability (LD / ADHD). Our goal for the Making an App series is to help spread the word about Eye to Eye’s […] The post Making an App: Transforming a Physical ADHD / LD Experience into a Mobile UX appeared first ...

  • How to Use Mobile Analytics to Drive Your App Strategy

    Building a successful app is a process. No matter how you go about designing and developing your app, you have to spend some time developing a mobile analytics strategy — one that’s rooted in your KPIs and the business value you hope to derive from the app. That might sound obvious, but you’d be surprised […] The post How to Use Mobile Analytics to Drive Your App Strategy appeared first on ArcTouc...

  • Introducing the Pilates Metrics App: The Intersection of Big Data and Healthcare

    There is a lot of excitement about the potential impact of mobile and big data in healthcare — and legitimately so. Especially when it comes to how “big data” gathered from millions of mobile device users can provide insights about different behaviors to improve our global society’s collective health. We’re happy to share the news […] The post Introducing the Pilates Metrics App: The Intersection ...

  • ArcTouch Recognized as Great Place to Work in U.S., Brazil

    We’ve always believed ArcTouch is a great place to work – and now we have proof. We’re proud to say that we’ve been recently recognized as a Great Place to Work®. Great Place to Work is the global authority in recognizing high-performing workplace cultures, and renowned for its annual lists of best companies to work […] The post ArcTouch Recognized as Great Place to Work in U.S., Brazil appeared f...

  • Making an App: Meet David Flink, Founder of Eye to Eye

    [Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of blog posts about our collaboration with Eye to Eye, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the life of every person with a learning disability (LD). Our goal for the Making an App series is to help spread the word about Eye to Eye’s important work — and […] The post Making an App: Meet David Flink, Founder of Eye to Eye appeared first on ArcTouch.

  • How To Use Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics in Your Mobile App

    There’s no point in implementing app analytics and measurement tools if you don’t intend to use the data gathered to optimize the app and improve its performance. If you’re going to spend your company’s time and resources instrumenting and measuring user behavior, you’d better have a plan for harvesting that data and turning it into […] The post How To Use Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive ...

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  • When to Use Mobile Test Automation for Your App

    The traditional process of testing software can be lengthy and cumbersome. That’s especially true in mobile — there’s a wide variety of devices and features you need to account for with app testing. Enter functional mobile test automation, which when properly planned and executed, can be a real time saver. It can also spare your app development team […] The post When to Use Mobile Test Automation ...

  • Time Machine: How 1977’s HP-01 ‘Wrist Instrument’ Foreshadowed the Apple Watch

    Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 2 last week at its annual fall press event with typical Apple panache, including: The usual stunning Apple-esque fit and finish video News that Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch An update about the incrementally improved watchOS 3 Nike, the biggest brand in fitness, on stage showcasing its […] The post Time Machine: How 1977’s HP-01 ‘Wrist Instrument’ Foresh...

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