14 Years Ago: Mobile, Mobile, Mobile

In 2000 I co-wrote an article with Steven Knez for Group Computing (ePro) on how to mobilize a Notes database using a Palm VII. Some things never change :-)

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iOS 7 color palette

Thomas Ricciardiello has created a nice iOS7 color palette over on dribble.com. Thomas supplies the colors in Adobe Color Palette format as well as a .png.

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Poll: How often do you use the IBM Connections mobile app?

 

I’m quite surprised with these results

Yesterday I performed a completely unscientific poll asking “What’s your primary app development target platform?” and I am quite surprised with two things:

  1. 44% of the 75 participants are still primarily developing rich client apps
  2. Only 9% are developing primarily for mobile/tablet

Screen Shot 2013-07-17 at 7.22.34 AMWhat’s your take on these results?

Technology Complacency – I’m in a good place

This is the first time in many years that I am not feeling the need to upgrade my desktop computer, laptop, smart phone or  tablet. I’m not even feeling the slightest urge to to get new kit of any kind. My 27″ 2011 iMac is running great, my iPad mini is awesome, my 2012 Macbook Pro laptop is way more than I need on the road and for teaching and my iPhone 4s still works great.

In the past I would feel the effects of the Steve Jobs “reality distortion field” and feel compelled to upgrade. No more. Maybe it’s the “turning 50″ thing?

Everything is working, and working dang well.

How about you?

Podcast: The IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report

On this episode we interviewed IBM’s Paul Brunet, Vice President ISVs, startups and academic relations, IBM about the recent release of the IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report. During the interview we talked about:
Paul’s role at IBM

  • What exactly does the Tech Trends Report covers
  • What surprised Paul in the report
  • The growing skill gaps in technology
  • What IBM Is doing to help shrink the skills gap
  • Paul’s advice for developers and IT admins that are trying to keep up with all of the changes in IT
  • Social Business and Collaboration. Did the report uncover anything interesting in those areas?
  • and much more…

On the recording you will hear the show be identified as episode 172 when in actuality it’s really 173. The show runs for 28:08 minutes.

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Updated: IBM Notes/Domino mobile solutions podcast roundup

Over the last couple of months Taking Notes (@takingnotespod) has interviewed three five companies who provide software, tools and services that can help you mobilize your Notes and Domino applications:

We also recently had some other mobile related shows that you may find interesting:

  • jQuery in XPages with Marky Roden (Episode 157)
  • Mobile App Strategies with Graham Acres (Episode 152)
  • What’s New in IBM Connections 4 (Episode 168)
  • What’s New in IBM Mobile Apps, with Chris Reckling and Rob Ingram (Episode 164)

Podcast: What’s New in IBM Mobile Apps, with Chris Reckling and Rob Ingram

We spoke with Chris Reckling (Program Manager, Mobile UX at IBM) and Rob Ingram (Manager of Mobile Strategy, Social Business at IBM) to get the inside scoop on what’s new with IBM mobile apps.

Topics we cover included:

Even if you don’t have Connections or Sametime in-house, you can try those apps out against Lotus Greenhouse, and you can also download a version of IBM Worklight that’s free to try (look for a link to the Developer Edition on the Worklight home page). Also, don’t miss the upcoming IBM Connections mobile tech talk on August 15.

This show runs 41:01.

Listen now >

IBM Notes/Domino mobile solutions podcast roundup

Over the last couple of months Taking Notes (@takingnotespod) has interviewed three companies who provide software, tools and services that can help you mobilize your Notes and Domino applications:

We also recently had some other mobile related shows that you may find interesting:

Podcast: Bring your Lotus Notes data to your mobile devices with We4IT’s docLinkr

With this episode we wrap our mini-series on mobile access for your Notes/Domino applications. Carl Tyler (@flyboytyler) filled in for the traveling Julian Robichaux to interview We4IT’s Simon Peek (@simonspeakeasy) and Christoph Adler (@cadler80) about their docLinkr product.

In this 29 minute show we talked about:

  • We4IT and what they do
  • What docLinkr can do for your Lotus Notes and Domino apps
  • What components are part of the docLinkr solution
  • What sets apart docLinkr from the other solutions available
  • How much docLinkr costs
  • The free 2 user license
  • We4IT’s 3rd sponsorship of the OpenNTF development contests
  • and much more

Please also be sure and “follow” Taking Notes on Twitter at @TakingNotesPod.

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