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John Houghton
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I see a lot of crowdfunded app development projects running without documentation and it usually ends badly.
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Attention New App Project Managers: Use A Repository!
By John Houghton on April 8, 2015. Vault, safe, repository, gold, code. In my position, I help out hundreds of people who are either investors or stakeholders of mobile development projects and I'd like to share with you what can go terribly wrong if you do not set up and use a repository.
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Check out this article on the biggest mistakes app designers make.  It's my first guest post for the Appetitive blog.
Mobile apps can be a messy business. Do yourself a favor by identifying those core tasks essential to your app's success and adopting a lean approach.
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ContractRoom is a hot new company that streamlines the legal issues with B2B purchasing.
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Sales can be a tough job, but it pays to be good at it.
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Video: App development projects are focusing a lot on usability and UX and this is also true in enterprise app development.
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Mobile App Development Basics:  Use A Bug Database!
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Check out this article I wrote on best practices for mobile content featuring lessons from the NY Times!  https://www.apps-world.net/blog/2015/03/11/guest-blog-4-keys-success-mobile-content/
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Brad Lawler, CEO of Draft, created his own graphics for his financial mobile app and got rave reviews from the judges at DEMO Fall 2014.
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  • MobileCast Media, Inc.
    CEO & Founder, 2005 - present
    Premier developer of iPhone, iPad and Android apps.
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John Houghton - Mobile App Development (iPhone, Android), San Francisco Bay Area
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A California native, John spent part his childhood in Italy and France.  Studied communications at UC Berkeley and pursued a career in Marketing and Product Management in Silicon Valley.  Founded MobileCast Media Inc. in 2005, a digital agency focusing on mobile app development and mobile content marketing.
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The Dangers of Mobile App Development Without Design Documents
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By John Houghton on April 9, 2015. In the last few months I have come across a lot of failed projects. I suppose the main reason for failure

Improve Mobile App Development Quality By Using A Bug Database
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By John Houghton on April 9, 2015. As the owner of a Mobile App Development company, I see a lot of projects go wrong. In the last article,

Staying In Control Of Your Mobile App Development Project With A Repository
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By John Houghton on April 8, 2015. Vault, safe, repository, gold, code. In my position, I help out hundreds of people who are either investo

Apps World Blog | Guest Blog: 4 Keys to Success with Mobile Content
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It’s been a number of years now since we were directed to the best practice of thinking like a publisher to further our business goals, but

Designing Mobile Apps - Less Is More
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Mobile apps can be a messy business. Do yourself a favor by identifying those core tasks essential to your app's success and adopting a lean

Finding Success With Enterprise Apps: Usability Is Key
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By John Houghton on November 22, 2014. Enterprise Usability. Ryan Huff is CEO of Cirruspath which provides a way of more seamlessly integrat

Watch Mobile App Development TV at DEMO Fall 2014 in San Jose
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By John Houghton on November 18, 2014. DEMO 2014. As host of Mobile App Development TV, I'll be covering DEMO 2014 to bring you the very lat

DEMO 2014: Software Keyboard for iOS and Android
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By John Houghton on November 18, 2014. Software app keyboard. Many people are not aware that it is possible to swap in your own custom keybo

Advice to Wearables Entrepreneurs From Skully CEO
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By John Houghton on November 19, 2014. Skully Wearables Helmet. I spoke with Marcus Weller today at Demo 2014. I asked him what advice he wo

DEMO Fall 2014: Mobile Trends
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By John Houghton on November 21, 2014. Single purpose apps are a trend such as Valet Anywhere. I was excited to cover DEMO Fall 2014, which

Payment System Turns People Into ATMs
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By John Houghton on November 18, 2014. Hello Bit Payment System. One of the things I love about conferences like DEMO is they get you outsid

iBeacon: Secret Weapon For Retailers
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Posted on February 25, 2014 by John Houghton. As part of our continuing coverage of Apps World 2014 in San Francisco, I talked to Brent Hieg

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Mobile App Developer Hiring Continues
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Posted on January 31, 2014 by John Houghton. Mobile app developers are in demand and will be for the foreseeable future. According to what I

Android Developer Salary
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Posted on January 31, 2014 by John Houghton. According to Indeed the average salary for an Android Developer in San Francisco is $124000, wh

iOS Developer Salary
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Posted on January 31, 2014 by John Houghton. I get a lot of questions about what it costs to develop iOS (iPhone/iPad) apps, and people ofte

iPhone App Development On Windows
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Posted on January 30, 2014 by John Houghton. I get a lot of questions about the requirements for iPhone app development, and wanted to write

Increase Your Customer Knowledge with Mobile Analytics
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Posted on January 29, 2014 by John Houghton. Do you want more data about your customers and prospects? It's a worthwhile pursuit. He who has

Extreme Mobile Targeting Through iBeacon
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Posted on January 29, 2014 by John Houghton. One of the biggest problems companies face in advertising is that the majority of advertising s

Mobile App Development Cost and Design
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Find out how much it costs to develop a mobile app and get some insight into what it takes to design it.