internet of things main

Internet of things – What is it all about?

There is a lot of buzz these days about ‘Internet of things’. But just like other buzz words, it is probably not understood by a lot of people hearing it or even talking about it. Speaking of buzzwords, I had no idea about YOLO and Bae either until I googled them. But let’s not digress!   What is it?   …

cloud infrastructure

Cloud Adoption in emerging markets

Emerging markets such as India and China still have some barriers to get to the same level of cloud adoption as in the developed markets. These include: Internet speeds: Emerging markets still  don’t enjoy the internet bandwidth and speed available in other parts  of the world (Google highlights India bandwidth threat – FT.com). This makes it extremely frustrating for businesses …

app hidden costs

Unforeseen costs when building a mobile website/app

Here are some of the unplanned “development” costs that I have come across in my experience: 1) Change of requirements: If your developers are not agile, you will end up making a lot of costly changes. Follow an agile process with minimum features coming out of each sprint, so you & your target customers can catch early fixes. The later the changes …

socialmedia-952091_1280

Mobile Phones and Social Interaction in Modern Society

In today’s age of accessing social media through multiple devices and mobile phones, have we lost the ability to communicate with one another without this medium? Are we becoming too detached from real life experiences? In my research on the topic, there have been a few articles and research that have pointed to this phenomenon. This distraction of social media has …

marketing an app

Three ways of marketing your app

1) Word of mouth: If your app is appreciated by the early adapters then people will do the promotion for you. However, this is tricky since achieving this involves a constant feedback loop from your end-users to improvements in your app. Thus making continuous improvements in your product through customer feedbacks will help you achieve this. 2) Viral: Let people …

ipad-mobile-version

Do businesses really need a mobile version of their website?

A good start is looking at the analytics of your website. From these analytics determine: 1) How many users are accessing your website through mobile channels? 2) What customer segments do these users fall into? e.g. CEOs of Telecom companies, 10 to 15 year olds, users located in Nigeria, etc. 3) What is the reaction of these users i.e. bounce …

apple-startup-steve jobs advice

Entrepreneurial personalities

One of the early things I learned as an entrepreneur was that you can’t just ask a seemingly intelligent and talented individual person to join your startup team. Why? Because there are certain personalities which are not fit for the uncertain and risky world of entrepreneurship. Here are some of the categories, I came across:   1) The Gold Digger …