Ephemeral

Edge Computing + Serverless Computing = Ephemeral Computing

What is Edge Computing? The concept of Edge Computing defines it as a networked computing component that resides at the periphery of the network. As such it functions as an interface between the network and the physical world. The “edge” can be composed of devices like cameras, sensors or actuators. Edge Computing is based on […]

Eight App Trends for 2021

In 2021 we’ll see the continuation of several trends that have been around in 2020. This is not surprising, since these trends have been gaining momentum in the last couple of months. 1. Voice User Interface Personal assistants will continue to grow in usage on mobile devices. They come with more and more features and […]

What we learned from dogfooding call a BOX

Google used the term dogfooding (“eating your own dogfood”) in 2009 to describe the practice of an organization using its own product. We did recently a very similar thing with call a BOX, a self-storage service. After we finished the implementation of the webapge and the progressive web app for our customer, we simply used […]

Windows 10: PWA Office Apps

German platform deskmodder.de reports that Mircosoft is experimenting with PWA (Progressive Web App) versions of their office suite with some users.  According to the author of the article, PWA versions of Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word appear in the startmenu. It turned out that these apps were created by Microsoft Edge (Stable). The path of […]

Ephemeral Computing Service Plattform

Many every day tasks involve the use of smartphones. From activating a smart home appliance, to buying tickets, to checking in at a venue – many of these short lived (“ephemeral”) activities require users to install a mobile App upfront to complete the task at hand. From the perspective of the user, installing a full […]

Luna, Amazon’s cloud gaming service uses a PWA

article-context-nav context-nav article article-hero-lede article-hero post-contents Amazon Luna is Amazon’s cloud gaming platform that goes live for early access customers in October. The most interesting part is that Luna is a progressive web app for iOS. This approach lets Amazon circumvent Apple’s App Store fees.  As a user, you’ll simply download the PWA from the […]

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Apple demands cut from Airbnb and ClassPass

Apple has demanded to take a 30% cut of sales made in the apps of Airbnb and ClassPass for virtual experiences. ClassPass provides a booking service for classes at local gyms. But due to the global situation, gyms were forced to offer virtual classes instead and ClassPass went on passing 100 percent of sales directly […]

Wie bringt man einen Chatbot auf das Smartphone?

Ist doch ganz einfach, möchte man meinen. In der Tat gibt es mehrere Möglichkeiten, Chatbots auf Messenger-Plattformen (WhatsApp, FB Messenger, etc.) zu verwenden oder auf der mobilen Webseite bzw. in Apps per Widget zu integrieren. Diese Methoden haben allerdings mehrere Probleme: 1. Mix von Business und privaten. Nützt man eine Messenger-Plattform für sein Business, konkurriert […]

Q’​News – Next Generation Newsletter

In den letzten Jahren haben sich im Bereich der Messenger Plattformen, parallel zu bestehenden Systemen, mobile Newsletter-Services etabliert. Es gibt zahlreiche Dienstleister die Newsletter-Services auf Messenger Plattformen wie z.B. WhatsApp anbieten. Insbesondere die im Vergleich mit Email größere Öffnungsrate von Nachrichten macht diese Art von Newsletter für Unternehmen attraktiv. Allerdings begibt man sich in eine […]