Tips and Tricks for the iOS Simulator

The iOS Simulator is a tool to help developers rapidly prototype and test an app by simulating several versions of the iOS operating system simultaneously on multiple iOS devices. It’s part of the Xcode tools and can be used prior to actually testing an app on a desired device. If you are familiar with installing and using Xcode, here are a few pointers for how to more effectively use the iOS Simulator tool:

Achieve Greater Success in Agile with Expanded User Stories

Agile emphasizes conversations and real time collaboration over written documentation, so it’s easy to see why a lot of detailed information is left out of user stories during the creation process. However, the reality is that, unless the project team consists of 2-3 people responsible for everything, there is just not enough information communicated in that simple sentence to be really useful.

Creating In-Store Contextual Experiences with Mobile

Because walls no longer define the retail environment, there is a lot of interest in tracking customer journeys and optimizing for the omni-channel… Retailers want to go beyond developing a mobile app that functions as a replacement for the desktop website; they want to engage customers contextually to help them make purchasing decisions.

App Failure Will Surely Follow Lack of Planning on Mobile Enterprise Magazine

[EXCERPT] At work? There’s an app for that. Apple and IBM announced a strategy to get iOS mobile enterprise apps into the workplace. This partnership is a good illustration of research firm IDC’s belief that the enterprise mobile application market

Top Tips for New Mobile App Developers: Here’s What You Need to Know

[EXCERPT] Organizations believe that mobile applications must be built quickly, and without much planning, as the next best thing can easily replace them. With this mentality, many companies operate without any kind of rational mobile product lifecycle management. Here are some considerations for developing a better approach:

How to Make an App | 8 Phases for Enterprise Mobile App Development

Everyone wants to know how to build a mobile app. Because it’s so important to get it right the first time, there must be a careful ramp-up to building an app, especially at the enterprise level. The approach we take with mobile app projects at AIM Consulting is to build a mobile app in phases, each with multiple steps.

Top Takeaways from Mobile Shopping Summit 2014

At Mobile Shopping 2014, we heard some fascinating discussions, particularly around mobile data and methods to track the customer journey. Below comprises a summary of what we thought were the top takeaways from the event, as well as what we wished we had heard a little more about

AIM Consulting Brings Mobile Loyalty and Enterprise App Expertise to Mobile Shopping Summit 2014

We bring full stack expertise to building mobile apps, and we do it for some of the most successful retailers in the mobile space. By combining user experience with native mobile development expertise and robust enterprise services, we build apps that induce customer loyalty.

Delivering Great Digital Experiences in Today’s E-commerce Landscape

The shopping experience is changing fast. Not long ago, making a purchase required either a visit to a brick-and-mortar store or placing a toll-free phone call during regular business hours to order an item from a catalog. In 1995, Amazon.com started

JavaScript is Cool…and the Market is Hot

Practically every professional recruiting source, from Glassdoor.com and LinkedIn to the U.S. Department of Labor, reports that the demand for developers is growing faster than expected.  In 2006, Microsoft and other corporations were screaming “Developers, developers, developers!” and encouraging an

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