October 7, 2019No Comments

How to launch an app in Google Play and the Apple App Store

When you’re thinking about how to launch an app, it can feel a little like a celebration. You’ve built this great thing, and now you get to show it off to users.

Treat your app launch like an afterthought, though, and you might not get any of those users at all.

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April 5, 20171 Comment

Internet of Things examples show what IoT can do for your business

We have the iPhone to thank for the proliferation of Internet of Things examples. When it launched, all of the sudden everyone was carrying a universal remote in their pocket. With the iPhone, the history of the Internet of Things explodes. Pretty quickly IoT was popping up in home appliances, then creating the connected home trend. Our first Internet of Things device applied the technology to the manufacturing industry. Today we work on Internet of Things projects in utilities, logistics and retail as well.

The best part? It’s clear this is just beginning. Internet of Things growth is happening fast, and businesses who take advantage now can benefit for years to come. Here’s a guide to the Internet of Things to help you make that happen.

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February 22, 20173 Comments

Cross-platform apps can save time and money — if you ask these questions

Cross-platform apps promise to deliver both Android and iOS native apps from one codebase, a two-for-one deal. If that sounds too good to be true, it’s because usually it is.

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August 29, 2016No Comments

How we keep up with changing mobile development technologies

We’re experts at mobile development technologies, but the definition of “mobile” changes constantly. Because mobile usage is growing so fast and there are new tools and frameworks for building mobile apps every week, we have to be constantly finding, testing and adopting new skills and tools just to keep up.

That’s why we’ve made learning and teaching an important part of how we operate as a team.

I’ve written before about how much the tools and processes for our mobile team changed in the four years we’ve been around, but the truth is that they’re still changing. There are new tools and design patterns for structuring apps coming out all the time, a lot of which we want to try out. In the past year, we took React Native (a new cross-platform framework by Facebook) for a spin and really liked where it was going. Keeping up with what’s out there lets us give our partners the latest and greatest, and to do that efficiently we need everyone on our team to be looking out for cool things they want to bring to the group for testing.

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June 30, 20161 Comment

The risks and rewards of React Native for Android

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React Native checks all our clients’ boxes. It promises to save developers time and clients money. It promises to make training developers easier. And most importantly, it promises to create both iOS and Android apps from one set of code. It’s no surprise then that React Native is growing fast. But at Table XI, we’ve seen a lot of cross platform solutions with big promises. And while we love new tools, we tend to be cautious of the risks.

That’s why we’ve been testing React Native.

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June 21, 2016No Comments

How 4 years changed mobile development, our mobile team and our client’s app

 

The Client
Natural and organic children’s boutique Sprout San Francisco, with five locations in California, Illinois and New York and an online store carrying non-toxic and eco-friendly baby gear from rattles to cribs.

The Project
In 2012, Sprout became the first client for Table XI’s mobile practice when founder and CEO Suzanne Price reached out to see what kind of app might benefit her business. Since a full 25 percent of Sprout’s sales come from its registry business, we worked together to design a registry app that would help new parents pick out all the kit that comes along with having a kid. After four years and a backend change to the webstore, the app was ready for a total overhaul.

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July 28, 2015No Comments

Meet the Mobile Development Team at Table XI

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Over the years we’ve developed mobile apps that make it easy for businesses to manage their resources, teams, products, and customer experiences. We’ve helped make it easy for consumers to buy study guides, purchase tickets, and even order groceries through their phones. We've also developed a mobile application to generate content for an organization that wanted to incorporate user video testimonials into their website.

Simply put: if you’ve got an idea, Table XI has the team to build it.

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May 6, 2014No Comments

Mobile First Responsive Design?

Mobile First, Right?This past weekend, on May 3rd, I had the pleasure of joining a collection of really smart people on stage at Mobile Camp Chicago. It was a full day of discussing what the expansion in device usage over the past few years means for our industry. I heard a bunch of great talks and had even more great conversations. If you get a chance to attend one of the shows that Chicago Camps puts on I could not recommend it enough. The events are some of the most affordable around and full of some of the best speakers I've seen.

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March 19, 2014No Comments

DisGo Mobile App: Discourse on the Go

DisGoSigninOn the train? Working remotely? Now you can take your Discourse conversations on the go.

We use the online discussion platform Discourse for communicating about a lot of internal topics. It’s a well-designed, modern forum, message board, and chat room, all in one, and we find it a valuable companion to email as a tool for gathering and disseminating information. But workdays get busy and people don’t always have time to use it. Instead, a lot of us wanted to be able to check in on Discourse and participate in its conversations during our commutes. When we realized there wasn’t a mobile app, we decided to build one.

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October 30, 2013No Comments

Introducing the New Facing Disability Mobile App

We just launched the new Facing Disability mobile application under the design leadership of Ed Lafoy, our resident iOS wizard. This new app allows anyone to create and upload videos to Facing Disability's website.

Facing Disability is a nonprofit organization supporting and connecting individuals suffering with spinal cord injuries. The site aggregates more than 1,000 videos and shares answers to common questions about coping with spinal cord injuries. The videos are highly curated, edited, and are the culmination of more than a year of interviews.

The new mobile app makes it possible for even more people to contribute their voices and perspectives to FacingDisability.com. Now members can securely contribute videos anytime,  anywhere, and enjoy a new flexibility and accessibility that’s particularly important to the Facing Disability community.

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