Mobile Business Strategy & Management

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

- PDT
Navigating Designing for Startup Mobile Apps
Ayesha Khan
Ayesha Khan
ThoughtWorks, Experience Designer

Learn how to navigate through UX Design for an app. In my 2+ years of experience in helping startups in the space of healthcare, education, and mental health design, I learned to enhance the mobile app experience backed by research and data. I have helped raise $75,000 and $500,000 for two startups in my career with these design technique. The ROI for UX Design for companies is high and important.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

- PDT
KEYNOTE: OV Loop & Indigo Technologies -- The Rise of Contactless Commerce
Will Graylin
Will Graylin
OV Loop &Indigo Technologies, Founder & CEO

Banks and card issuers are typically slow movers and risk losing customers if they can’t keep up with market innovations. They must “buy or build” to stay relevant and adapt to demands from consumers for contactless ways to pay. As the inventor of Samsung Pay and Board of Directors member for Synchrony Financial (the largest private label credit card issuer in the world), Will can speak to the ins and outs of financial disruption and effective ways to stay afloat—and get ahead–in the payments marketplace to keep up with the future of traditional banking and businesses at large. He will share how the payments industry is moving to dial to create a financial future where transactions are safer, more accessible, and faster for all.

- PDT
OPEN TALK: Bugs That Never Got Reported
Wim Selles
Wim Selles
Sauce Labs, Senior Solutions Architect

Some of you might have faced this situation. A critical bug made it through to production and when it explodes on social media, your paying customers start abandoning your mobile app. You feel like the sky is falling! Too late, you discover that this bug reached production because an internal user failed to report it.

 

When application performance and stability can make or break your business, how can you prevent critical bugs from reaching your end-users? This is where a well-thought mobile app beta testing strategy can help. 

During this presentation, mobile automation expert Wim Selles will share best practices for how to prevent bugs from going unreported. You will learn how you can optimize mobile beta testing so your teams can deliver better mobile apps, faster.

Attendees will take away:

  • How to find the right audience to beta test your mobile apps
  • The reasons why internal/external beta users don’t report bugs
  • How to encourage your beta testing audience to report bugs
  • How to get the most value out of the bug reports generated
- PDT
Mobile Apps User Acquisition
Margaret Kuleta
Margaret Kuleta
Google, Mobile Growth Lead

Apps are disrupting multiple verticals, with more and more interest in user acquisition, retention, and engagement best practices. Come learn how to make the most out of your mobile app by leveraging marketing solutions and strategies that can deliver to your goals at scale. The session will look at the role of apps within the e-commerce industry as an example, success stories from some of our partners, and more.

- PDT
.NET 6, MAUI and The Future of Xamarin
Robert Hedgpeth
Robert Hedgpeth
MariaDB, Developer Relations

Building mobile apps using Xamarin has always been a part of .NET, but…not really. Since 2016, when Microsoft acquired Xamarin, there has always been this looming question of when Xamarin would join .NET as a truly first class citizen. Now, with the GA releases of .NET 6 and .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI) right around the corner, Microsoft has provided a clear path forward for officially welcoming in Xamarin into .NET.

Join me to learn what the future of Xamarin and .NET holds. We’ll start by taking a look at how Xamarin is progressing from existing as functionality that is pretty much like .NET or has some sort of dependency on it to see how it has officially become part of .NET. This will set the stage nicely for us to dive into .NET MAUI, the next evolution of Xamarin.Forms.

Oh, and you know there's going to be some live coding, so kick your slide anxiety to the curb and come ready to get a first-hand look at how you can utilize the power of .NET 6 and .NET MAUI to create truly modern mobile applications!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

- PDT
OPEN TALK: Why Does a Comprehensive Approach to Mobile App Security Matter?
Dario Dallefrate
Dario Dallefrate
Guardsquare, Product Marketing Manager

Mobile apps are increasingly the main channel for customer-companies interactions in almost all industries. By 2025, the vast majority of internet users will access the web primarily via their smart devices. So it's no surprise that bad actors are broadening their attacks, targeting smartphones to steal IP, confidential data, or, in general, to tamper with mobile apps for personal benefit.

From mobile application shielding to security testing during the software development cycle through monitoring apps once in market, you'll learn how a comprehensive approach to mobile application security makes your apps and your business more resilient to security threats.