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31 Dec
2016

10 Best Practices for Designing User-Friendly Forms


eleonora

Forms are difficult. Forms have been difficult since digital ever came to exist. A lot has been said on this topic, from the discussion on usability o...

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31 Dec
2016

The developer experience


Jasper de Bruijn

User Experience The term User Experience is well-known to all of us. It’s deeply integrated in the Agile methodology, forcing us to write User St...

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5 Dec
2016

Data Visualisation


Tom Power

In 2012, a US academic named Dr. Martin Hilbert estimated that the average person was bombarded with 174 newspapers worth of information each day. He ...

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5 Dec
2016

Web Summit 2016


Loren Hakeney

The Web Summit is Europe’s largest technology event, with over 50,000 attendees. We knew only one thing; we wanted to be a part of it. Discovering a...

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5 Dec
2016

AIA Discussion Report


Mathijs Hoek

Accenture Innovation Awards Discussion The background for the discussion While companies are fully aware of the need to develop good-looking dig...

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31 Oct
2016

Organising company retreats for big groups


Ines Vicente

In the same way that a vacation does wonders in terms of recharging your proverbial batteries, we think that a company retreat is a great way to renew...

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31 Oct
2016

Applied Design Thinking


Eva Moerbeek

At MOBGEN, we accompany many clients in facing challenges that require divergent and innovative thinking. Not many are familiar with the details of De...

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31 Oct
2016

Halo 2.0 release


Luis Cele Sanchez

Recently, we released the 2.0 version of HALO, our Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) product. During the process of development, we completely redes...

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28 Sep
2016

Android Nougat


Danny Verloop

We've been trying out Android Nougat (7.0) since March thanks to the Android Beta Program (see below), but with the official release last month, we ...

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28 Sep
2016

iOS 10 Update


Verónica Portas

Introduction   The objective of this article is to provide details regarding the benefits of upgrading to iOS 10. Last year 77% of user had...

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31 Aug
2016

DELIGHT YOUR END USERS WITH 360° VIDEO TECHNOLOGY


Sebastian

It's been six months since the last article on some of this year’s upcoming technology trends. One of the trends, the 360-degree video, faced a big ...

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31 Aug
2016

A NEW WAY TO EXPERIENCE ART


Nick

What is SMARTIFY? Ever been to a gallery and struggled to find more information about the artwork? Have you ever had to forfeit your retina display...

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31 Aug
2016

Improve your skills with Bob – a machine learning project


Lisa Vork

Imagine a world where we don’t have to program our computers anymore, but where the computers program themselves; this is where we are heading towar...

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31 Aug
2016

Why physical exercise is great for your company.


Adrian

From the point of view of a sports person, being competitive means that you want to perform at the highest level possible and in the most challenging ...

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31 Aug
2016

Creating opportunities for young talent


Sebastian

MOBGEN believes working together with the best (technical) universities all over the world helps us to fuel our innovation, research capabilities and ...

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27 Jul
2016

HACKING YOUR BRAIN TO INCREASE SAFETY WHILST DRIVING


Sebastian

How can a brain be hacked? We (Daniel, Natalia, Sebastian and Silviu from MOBGEN) weren’t sure, but we came across a post from the Waag Society and ...

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27 Jul
2016

MOBGEN integrating Apple Pay for optimal customer experience at Shell Service Stations in the UK


Beñat Jaramillo

People are busy. Going to a Shell Service Station, sometimes you just want to fill up and go. That’s why Shell wants to offer their clients a speedy...

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27 Jul
2016

ANWB launches ‘Vakantiehulp app’ (Travel assistance app), developed by MOBGEN


Michiel

The Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB has just launched a new app, ANWB Vakantiehulp (Travel Assistance), which will help you be well-prepared for travel ...

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27 Jul
2016

Accenture acquires MOBGEN, expanding end-to-end digital services


Beñat Jaramillo

We are proud to inform you that MOBGEN has found an exceptionally favourable and suitable new owner. The authoritative, leading and globally active Ac...

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23 Jun
2016

Cognitive computing in mobile landscape


Martijn Spee

An app that thinks with you Martijn Spee – Jr. Business Analyst @ MOBGEN We’ve become very much used to the presence of the smartphone in our ...

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23 Jun
2016

Making mobile apps smarter with geofence technology


Mathijs Hoek

Making mobile apps smarter with geofence technology Smart notifications and suggestions are what people are expecting from smart digital assistants ...

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30 May
2016

The Next Web Europe 2016: Growth, Opportunities and Challenges


Guy

Last week saw the biggest ever TNW Europe conference which was held in Amsterdam. MOBGEN was present and business analyst Guy has written a recap of t...

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26 May
2016

The mobile channel: the rapid rise and impact on the financial sector


Michiel

The rapid rise of the mobile channel is having an enormous impact on the financial sector. Where do the major challenges and opportunities lie? What p...

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21 May
2016

INSPIRE TO INNOVATE


Sebastian

"Today’s businesses are more dependent on technology than ever. For CIOs (and all of IT) this is a change-or-be-changed tipping-point; we must guide...

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15 May
2016

Purpose Filled Dashboards: Enhance decision making in a complex industry


Zouhair & Nathalie

It may well be the case that “analysing performance data” is not part of your job description, but you do have a large stake in the insights that ...

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10 May
2016

interview Dave van Velzen, Marketing Manager at TOTO


Celine

It is difficult to conceive a world without the internet and mobile devices for today’s consumers. People now expect exciting and engaging experienc...

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4 May
2016

Omni-Channel vs Multi-Channel – what is the best for your organisation?


Elli Kremel

Are you a retail company without a strong mobile presence? Do you have difficulties keeping up with the pace of your customers? Then it may be time to...

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26 Apr
2016

MOBGEN Usability Lab a Lab Without a Lab


natalia

One of the things a UX researcher dreams about is a ‘usability lab’. As a student, I learned there are many ways to enhance a test by adding more ...

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18 Apr
2016

High-fidelity prototyping: What, When, Why and How?


eleonora

As part of the user experience design series at MOBGEN, we have recently covered the benefits of low-fidelity prototyping within design process of dig...

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10 Apr
2016

Mobile workforce enablement


Monique

A delicate but business critical transformation For decades, technology has shaped how we perform our work and conduct business. The introduction of ...

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30 Mar
2016

Scanning for Virtual Reality


Sebastian

On Thursday 24th March, MOBGEN:Lab was invited to present at the Virtual Reality (VR) expert meeting at the Coded Matter(s) #13: Compiled Landscapes e...

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24 Mar
2016

Disruptive thinking @ TU Delft


natalia

MOBGEN had the pleasure of attending the IOB fair at TU Delft, where a team of delegates from MOBGEN’s Creative and Lab departments hosted a 2-hour ...

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10 Mar
2016

The data game: Do you see numbers or opportunities?


Leonardo

There are only 2 ways of playing a strategy game, be it chess, billiards, or poker. You can wait for your turn and devise the next move, or you can pl...

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1 Mar
2016

MWC2016: 5G, IoT, Connected cars, VR, APIs, wearables, robots… and graphene?


Nick

Holy crap the Mobile World Congress is big. Like really big. We are talking more than 2,000 exhibitors sprawled over 9 football stadium sized halls, r...

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22 Feb
2016

Image recognition: what is it, and why it can be beneficial for your company


Nathalie and Luis

What is image recognition technology? Image recognition (sometimes called computer vision) is a technology that strives to acquire, process, analys...

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27 Jan
2016

Low-fi prototyping: What, Why and How?


eleonora

The creation of digital products usually involves a range of roles and functions collaborating on a project. The apparent ones are the business analys...

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24 Dec
2015

Free to download white papers


Monique

Did you know that 84% of smartphone users often use their mobile phone to enrich or make their shopping experience easier? By the end of this year, th...

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23 Dec
2015

Happy New Year


Monique

The year 2015 is coming to an end, and the whole MOBGEN team wants to Wish You All the Best for 2016! Let’s look back at the past year that flew by....

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26 Nov
2015

How performance monitoring can benefit your business


Celine

Creating high performing apps, engaging your customers and making smarter business decisions are just a few factors that can lead your company to succ...

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23 Nov
2015

IKEA’s Think Outside The Cubicle


Celine

From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd, IKEA hosted a 48-hour hackathon in its Concept Center in Delft. During the hackathon “Think Outside The Cubicle”,...

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10 Nov
2015

MOBGEN at Big Android BBQ 2015: “How to improve the quality of projects with Android’s Gradle”


Javier

Google has long been introducing new tools for developers, in order to make the applications testable and allow them to work with continuous delivery ...

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10 Nov
2015

The End of Roaming? – What the elimination of roaming costs could bring to the world of mobile


Guy

This summer, the European Council announced a long-overdue complement to the integration between EU member states: the elimination of roaming charges....

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28 Oct
2015

iOS applications development: Never a dull moment!


Raluca

Looking retrospectively at the years I have been focusing on iOS application development, the first thing that comes into my mind is the expression: N...

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27 Oct
2015

Digital transformation of traditional sectors


Celine

For all traditional sectors, there’s a digital transformation going on. Because of the fast rising increase in the use of mobile internet and applic...

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13 Oct
2015

How to create value in the mobile channel


Guy

You know the story... You are certain that mobile will be awesome for your business. It is a great personal channel that everybody already has in thei...

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29 Sep
2015

Whitepaper: The Retail App – the ultimate direct link with the customer


Michiel

MOBGEN’s new whitepaper is out: The Retail App: the ultimate direct link with the customer. In our earlier whitepaper The 10 Commandments of Mobile...

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27 Sep
2015

MOBGEN starts business development in the UK


Monique

We're spreading our wings here at MOBGEN. After opening an office in Malaga, Spain earlier this year, MOBGEN plans to conquer the UK. Londoner Sam Con...

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20 Sep
2015

Personal Financial Management in the Mobile Age (2)


Hui Lin

From research towards design In the previous blogpost on this topic, we introduced the research phase of this project, which has created a solid gr...

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24 Aug
2015

MOBGEN presenting at HCI International in Los Angeles


eleonora

Our chief creative officer Nick Mueller and designer Eleonora Ibragimova were in Los Angeles presenting the conclusions around industry/academia coope...

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10 Aug
2015

iOS 9 – Are you ready for it?


Pedro

As you may have heard, Apple iOS 9 is expected to be released in September, and the public beta is available this month. At MOBGEN, we are always test...

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2 Jun
2015

Connected Car and more: Interview with Head of Tech Luis


Eveline

Last month, our CEO Ron Vrijmoet and Head of Tech Luis Ollero Pena went on an adventure to the US. As an innovative company, we aim to stay in the gam...

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