4 Questions to Ask when Selecting a Mobile Backend

Posted on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Like the Gold Rush of the 1840s, or the land grabs of the turn of the century, there’s another wild frontier being overrun by speculators and opportunists – and there’s not a sheriff in sight.

Indeed in 2015, the world of the “mobile backend” – the critical connector between mobile device and legacy software system – is like a massive Wild West right now. MBaaS – the technical term for mobile backends that serve as traffic cop between company and phone – is being overrun by vendors who promise the world – but deliver much, much less.

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Tags: Software Strategies, Backend

Good Software Development Always Keeps It Simple

Posted on Tue, Apr 07, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

This probably sounds like the same speech you’ve heard many times before, but in the short experience I have had in the software development industry (nine years and counting…geez the time flies), the best definition I have for software quality is the one I got from one of my college professors. Back in 2006, he told me: “The best software is the one that makes your client happy.” At that time, that sounded like some kind of joke, but later on, dealing with clients and users proved that those words were very true. 

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Tags: Software management

Onshore, Offshore, Nearshore: What’s Your Best Option?

Posted on Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 04:39 PM
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Tags: IT Outsourcing, Nearshore

Node Summit 2015: The Pros & Cons of Switching to Node.js

Posted on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

What is Node?

From site - Node.js® is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

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Tags: Review, Web development, Events, Node.js

Guadalajara: The Future of Software Development in Mexico’s “Silicon Valley”

Posted on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Being one of the biggest cities in Mexico, representing a big part of Mexican culture, Guadalajara is now going above and beyond when it comes to the IT industry.  Oftentimes, the city is even referred to as Mexico’s “Silicon Valley.”

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Tags: IT Outsourcing, Nearshore

Android Modules for Titanium Mobile Apps - Working with Proxy (Part 1)

Posted on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

In the previous post about creating an Android Module to extend the functionality of Titanium, maybe you know that modules can be quite handy, especially if you already have written some java code or if you need to use a 3rd party library inside your titanium app.

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Tags: Android, Tutorial, Mobile App Development, Titanium

South of the Border Lunch, Discovering new Opportunities for Nearshoring in Mexico

Posted on Fri, Aug 08, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Last August 5th, the South of the Border Lunch took place in Phoenix, Arizona. The event was held by the Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG) where iTexico’s CEO, Anurag Kumar was present as a speaker to share his experience of having a delivery center in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Tags: Events, IT Outsourcing, Nearshore

Why Software Project Management is just like getting married

Posted on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 @ 02:45 PM

Before starting, I would like to clarify that I'm not a Project Manager.  So maybe you are asking yourself, why a developer is writing about project management? Well, for starters, as a developer we work very closely with the project managers when  we start working on a new project. Secondly, some time ago a friend of mine told me that planning your wedding is like managing a project.  To be honest I didn’t believe that phrase... until I got married a little while ago. This is a personal experience that made me think about project management and I wanted to share it with you all.

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Tags: Review, Software management

Introduction to JavaScriptCore Framework in iOS Development

Posted on Wed, May 28, 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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Tags: Tutorial, Coding, iOS

Working with Facebook Graph API for iOS Apps

Posted on Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Working with social networks inside a mobile app is very common nowadays. The recent versions of iOS have integrated to their SDK the capability to integrate social frameworks like Twitter, Facebook and the latest versions Vimeo.

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Tags: Tutorial, Mobile App Development, iOS

Growth of Nearshore Companies & Business Technology Centers

Posted on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 05:20 PM

Hosting the right talent for an innovation-driven company is a vital factor for its success. In the web and mobile app development industry, finding the right place to host, train and provide world-class services will always play a major role on growth and corporate culture. Thankfully for us at iTexico, we’ve found that delivering nearshore software services in Mexico has been highly effective and that there are facilities built to make this task easy.

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Tags: Top Stories, Nearshore

Android App Development: Creating a Google Glass Application

Posted on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 @ 02:38 PM

In this post, we'll go through how to create an application for sharing photos between Google Glass and Android Devices (such cell phones and tablets). For all of you Android App Developers, all the code can be found on the GitHub repository, and it's open for access and improvements.

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Tags: Android, Tutorial, Mobile App Development

Web App Development Tools: Scaffolding Web Apps with Yeoman

Posted on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 02:57 PM
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Tags: Tutorial, Tools, Web App Development

Is Mobile Development Dead? Our Experience at Innotech San Antonio

Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

A couple of days ago, I caught myself thinking - Is Mobile Dead?  Are Consumers & Enterprises tired of Mobile devices & new Apps?  Have we reached the tipping point into “meh” territory, when it comes to Mobile Apps? This is an unusual thought for someone who is part of a mobile app development company. Here’s the backstory behind those thoughts.

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Tags: Review, Mobile App Development, Events, Software management

Nexus 2014 and the Rise of Nearshore Software Development

Posted on Tue, Apr 08, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

Finding the right team is a challenge that has become a growth barrier for so many companies that are looking to take their businesses to the next level. For many years, the obvious alternative for outsourcing technical skills and activities such as software development has been offshore outsourcing. And although offshore outsourcing has fulfilled many of the requirements for clients in the US, things start to get challenging when companies factor in all the hidden costs, the high turnover rates, disparate working cultures, intellectual property concerns, the time difference and many other communication-related issues.

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Tags: Top Stories, Events, IT Outsourcing, Nearshore