Mobile

Are You Appy?

Do You Need a Mobile App, Web App, or Mobile Website?

There are many questions that come up when deciding on what type of mobile solution is needed for an organization. I’m not going to cover them all or else I’d be writing a novel. The question I want to cover is whether to app or not. What I mean by this is the two major…

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Generation Mobile

Generation Mobile

I’ve been sitting on this idea for a while. First it sat in my idea pad for several months and now I’ve been writing random thoughts down for at least a month. I’m finally doing something about it and writing about generation mobile! What’s more important than millennials, generation x, y, z, lmnop? A generation…

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Mobile App Help Overlay – Ultimate Performance Support for Mobile Apps

Home Depot Mobile Help Overlay

Mobile for Performance There’s plenty of discussion on how you can use mobile devices to improve performance. They’re quite powerful. Learning & Development hasn’t discussed much about improving users performance inside a mobile app. Apps within the organization are becoming the norm. If you don’t know of one, ask around, there’s a good chance something…

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Stop Trying To Predict Mobile Users Needs

Mobile Phone with "Banish the Myth" on the screen.

It’s time to banish the myth that you can predict what a user will need on a mobile device. You can’t do it. The closest you can get to predicting the needs of a mobile user is to give them context aware information. Even then you won’t be close most of the time. They need…

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Mobile Performance Support – Make It Simple!

Baby using touchscreen

What have you done lately to simplify someone’s life? Everyone’s life is complex. Everyone’s busy in their own way. If you can simplify it, then you’re providing a good return on investment. What Learning & Development is all about is simplifying the lives of others by giving them better tools to deal with the world.…

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Touchscreen Toddler

Baby using touchscreen

If you haven’t been to the front of my web site, you haven’t seen my daughter using my cell phone at 18 months, and better than my parents use theirs. That’s her below, browsing around, although I photoshopped her app with one of my blog posts. Before her, my experience was limited how well kids…

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Smartwearables (vs?) Smartphone

Google Glass

Everywhere I look these days there’s news about wearable computing. Wearable computers are those mini computers that attach to you somehow. In the current form that includes Google Glass and smart watches, I mostly mention Google Glass in this post. Is Wearable Computing Really Our Future? Yes, and no. It’s in our future, but it’s…

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Solutions to Bring Mobile Learning to the Enterprise

Mobile Enterprise Learning Solutions

So far I’ve introduced the topic mobile learning in the enterprise and the challenges and barriers we may experience. If you haven’t read the first two, I’d recommend starting there before reading this post. Start with the Introduction to Mobile Learning in the Enterprise, then read Challenges and Barriers to Mobile Learning in the Enterprise.…

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Challenges and Barriers to Mobile Learning in the Enterprise

Mobile Enterprise Learning Challenges and Barriers

I discussed one of the major challenges to bringing mobile learning to the enterprise in last weeks introductory post, the content barrier. There aren’t many rapid development tools trying to solve this yet, but our voice is being heard by them. This week I will begin trying to solve the mobile enterprise puzzle, we have…

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Mobile Learning in the Enterprise, An Introduction

Mobile Enterprise Learning Introduction

Over the course of the next three posts, I will attempt to bring an understanding of how to achieve the mobile enterprise. More specifically, how to bring mobile learning to the enterprise, but many topics regarding the mobile enterprise are interwoven. I feel the largest barrier to achieving mobile learning in the enterprise is the…

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