Category Archives: Announcements

New charting now available in m-Power

AnnouncementI’m happy to announce that m-Power’s reporting and Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities just received a major boost! We just released an update that includes much improved graphing and charting capabilities, and I think you’ll love it.

Now, you’ll still find all of the charting features you’ve come to expect out of m-Power, like chart drill-downs, tooltips, mobile charting capabilities, etc… We didn’t remove any existing features. We did, however, add some new capabilities that will help you create better web applications with m-Power. For instance, m-Power users can now:
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HTML5 offline app capabilities now added to m-Power

AnnouncementI’m happy to share that we’ve recently added HTML5 offline application capabilities to m-Power! Using the HTML5 offline storage feature, we’ve converted all mobile m-Power templates into offline-ready templates.

Why is this so important?

Let me quickly explain: In the “Native app vs. Mobile web app” debate, the mobile web approach has always provided the most bang for your buck. Mobile web apps that work across all platforms (present and future) are typically more attractive to businesses than native apps that only work on a single platform.

photo credit: William Hook via photopin cc

photo credit: William Hook via photopin cc

However, while the native approach has always been more expensive and time consuming, it offered a benefit that mobile web apps couldn’t match: the ability to function without an internet connection. For many companies, this feature is an absolute necessity. For example:
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There’s still time to win an iPad Mini!

AnnouncementJust a quick reminder…our 2013 Giveaway is still open, but only for a couple of weeks more. This means there’s still time to win an iPad Mini, just in time for the holidays. How can you enter? Just complete this short survey, and you’re in!

What about the rules?

Yes, there are a few rules: You must be at least 18 years old and a current subscriber to the weekly Cup of Joe email to be eligible to win. If you don’t already receive the Cup of Joe email, just enter your email address in the box on the right side of this page. Incomplete surveys are not eligible to win, and your answers do not affect your chances of winning. Duplicate entries will be removed, so simply completing the survey multiple times will not increase your chances of winning. A winner will be chosen at random on Friday, December 20th at 10 a.m. (Central Time). We will announce the winner here on the blog, so stay tuned!

Good luck!

New graphs and charts (with demo)!

AnnouncementI’m excited to announce that we’re bringing improved graphs and charts to m-Power! They’ll be available to m-Power users in the coming weeks, but if you’d like to get a glimpse of what’s in store, head on over to Crazybikes.

While you’ll find the new graphs and charts across many of the applications over on Crazybikes, you’ll see the widest variety on the User-Defined Dashboard demo. Try adding a few different charts, graphs, or gauges to the dashboard to get a glimpse of what the new m-Power charting will look like.

How will this help you? Here are a few ways:
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Pre-registration is now open for a new consulting program

AnnouncementI’m happy to say that we’ve just opened up pre-registration for a brand new consultant program! This new program gives consultants access to a low-cost, cloud-based version of our enterprise web application development platform, m-Power.

If you’re a consultant, you’re familiar with the struggle of finding new projects. Completing the project is the fun part. It’s the lull between projects that makes consulting difficult.

Small, and one-man consulting operations have an especially difficult job. After all, they can’t afford to hire a marketing and sales to team to bring in business for them. They handle all aspects of their business themselves. The majority of their time is spent either working on projects or looking for new projects.

The problem with this arrangement: In between working on projects and finding new projects, there’s little time to keep your skills current. How can you keep up with the ever-changing technology trends if you spend all of your time working on, or looking for, projects? Why is this such a problem? Because consultants who fall behind the rapidly changing technology curve risk losing out on valuable new business in the future.

Now, larger consultant shops often address these problems with development platforms (like m-Power). This offers a number of benefits, such as:
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2013 Giveaway: Win an iPad mini!

AnnouncementDo you know what time it is? It’s time for our annual giveaway! We’re giving away an iPad mini this year, and entering the giveaway is just as simple as in previous years: Just complete this short, 4-question survey for your chance to win.

Yes, there are a few rules: Only current subscribers to the weekly Cup of Joe email are eligible to win. If you don’t already receive the Cup of Joe email, just enter your email address in the box on the right side of this page. Also, incomplete surveys are not eligible to win, and your answers do not affect your chances of winning.

Good luck!