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Ian Thain

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August is always an interesting month for me at Sybase. It's the month Sybase holds its User Training & Solutions Conference and employees like me get to meet a lot of customers and partners face-to-face. This year was no exception and I was thrilled to meet the folks, who I believe are the leaders responsible for the coolest weapons in the road warrior's arsenal. Who am I talking about? Why HTC of course, one of our great sponsors this year. In fact if TechWave were a Bond movie (forget Jason Bourne; I'm British and was raised on the one and only one JB), HTC would be Q, the guy with all the neat gadgets that look so normal from the outside, but pack an outstanding punch. That's a good analogy for these HTC devices and I was lucky enough to be shown the fantastic line-up of hardware by HTC senior manager James Wu. In fact, it seems that many attendees took advantag... (more)

Mobility and UX Tweets

If you have been following me over the last few years, you would know that I am a Mobility Evangelist passionate about Mobile Technologies, Hardware and Apps, especially with respect to in-house Enterprise Mobile Application Development and the usage of Mobility in the Enterprise. I thought this week I would start to let you know how strongly I feel with respect to Mobile UX (User eXperience) and Design. Check out my latest tweets... Make an impact EMBRACE design-thinking in #Mobile #App #Development, UNDERSTAND Mobile Apps #Software #Design, LOOK BEYOND #Technology #UX #UX & d... (more)

The Road Warrior's Mobile Arsenal Increases

August is always an interesting month for me at Sybase, as it’s the month when Sybase holds their User Training & Solutions Conference and employees like myself get to meet a lot of customers and partners face to face. This year was no exception – I was thrilled to meet the folks who I have believed for a long while are the leaders and responsible for the coolest weapons in the road warrior’s mobile arsenal. Who am I talking of? Why HTC, of course, one of our great sponsors this year. In fact, if TechWave were a Bond Movie (let’s forget Jason Bourne for a ... (more)

So you want to be a technical writer?

Have you ever felt that either you want to get a point across to other Sybase Users, or you have a great piece of technical advice that you would like to share with the wider community? If the answers yes, but you don’t really know how, then check o ... (more)

Counting to One Billion iPhone App Store Downloads

Apple’s App Store is getting ever closer to hitting the 1 Billion download milestone, check out http://www.apple.com/itunes/billion-app-countdown/ (in fact it is counting up). By my calculation it should reach its goal in the next few days or so and to be sure we will hear about it in the press! Seriously though, think about it, this feat is outstanding when you realize that the iTunes store took about 3 years to get to 1 Billion downloads and towards the end of 2008 the App Store was only just over 0.5 Billion. So where was the turning point? As far as I can tell, after the iPhon... (more)