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Getting Real: What AR Means for You, Your Business, and the World

Everyone is talking about AR, but is it all hype? 7 experts share insights on how AR will actually impact various businesses and people's day-to-day lives.
Innovation Labs

The Bartender of the Future?

Meet Niq, the intelligent bartender. He can recognize people and greet them by name, give drink recommendations and pour drinks without a click of a button.
Fintech

Strategies for Better Mobile Banking with Apple iOS 11

As more users turn to mobile for banking, it's vitally important for banks to plan ahead for the new tech and design paradigms unveiled at Apple WWDC '17.
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4 New Apple API’s You Didn’t Hear In The WWDC Keynote

Discover the top 4 APIs that you didn’t hear about in Apple's WWDC keynote. They could have a huge impact on your overall business!
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5 Ways Google AI will help Retailers Boost Sales in the Near Future

Discover 5 new secret weapons that retailers can use to compete in today’s tough environment, thanks to the new features announced at this year’s Google I/O
Fintech

Managing Business Insurance Online – With Rashmi Melgiri of CoverWallet

Rashmi Melgiri is the co-founder and COO of CoverWallet.com. They’ve raised over $9.8MM to disrupt how small businesses deal with insurance
Fintech

Financing Options for Everyone – With Greg Lisiewski of Blispay

Greg Lisiewski is the CEO and founder of Blispay.com. They’ve raised over $12MM to allow any merchant, regardless of size, offer competitive financing to their consumers.
eBooks

Chatbots in the Banking Industry – Discussing a More Efficient Future

Download our free white paper, and discover how chatbots can be of assistance for the financial world – fintech and traditional banking companies alike.
Fintech

How to Help Kids Invest in Their Future – With Avi Lele From Stockpile

Avi Lele is the CEO and Co-Founder of Stockpile.com, a company that made it easy for people to gift stocks to their friends and family regardless of age.
eBooks

How to Choose Wisely Between a Native and a Hybrid Application

In this white paper, we examine the main factors impacted by the two approaches, like website performance, user experience, speed to market, release cycles.
Fintech

What is the REAL Future of Blockchain – An event review from Mobile World Congress

I went into The Disruptive Impact of Blockchain panel event with an open mind
Podcasts

Faisal Masud, CTO of Staples, talks risk-taking, disruption and the future of retail

In this episode, Faisal shares his insights and vision of the future with Ashish Toshniwal.
Innovation Labs

Innovations in Healthcare: Leveraging Alexa for Patients on the Box Platform

We applied Amazon Alexa and Box Platform to the challenge of tracking medications and compliance to a medication regime for patients in the home.
Fintech

10 Fintech Companies Giving Banks a Run for Their Money

Do you work in the financial services industry? Then you must read this comprehensive, visual review of the biggest fintech unicorns.
Fintech

Developing Nations Take Aim With Fintech: What Elite Economies Can Learn

Could the developing world be leading fintech? Find out how the world’s younger economies are leading the charge in financial technology innovations.
Fintech

Generation Z: Will Tomorrow’s Money Makers Get Along With Traditional Financial Institutions?

Learn about Generation Z's connection to money, and how traditional banks can create compelling products for the new generation of young professionals.
Mobile

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Mobile Strategy that Works in 2017

A step-by-step guide to help you create a great mobile strategy to support the latest app for your startup or enterprise.
Innovation Labs

Kontrol for Tesla App: New Ways to Optimize Your Driving Experience, in Style

New ways to optimize your driving experience, in style, with Kontrol for Tesla: our new free iOS app.
Mobile

The Future of Healthcare: How Mobile Medical Apps Give Control Back to Us

Patients have always wanted, but haven’t been able to get, more control over their medical decisions... until today. Discover the Future of Healthcare.
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Fintech will change your life financially. Here’s how.

Savings of tens of thousands of dollars over the last ten years without thinking about it. Dream? No, it's called Fintech.
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Consumer Electronics Show Preview: The Visionaries Behind 11 Amazing Products Discuss 2017’s Most Exciting New Electronics

What is it to come from a technological perspective next year? Discover it in our preview of Consumer Electronics Show 2017.
Mobile

Infographic: How To Not Fail With Your Mobile App

What does it take to create a great app, or rather, how not to fail with your app? Our Creative Director share his tips.
Mobile

The Best Mobile App Development Agencies in the World for Every Budget

We put together a list of ​some of the best ​mobile app companies in the industry. Use it to ​​research your next app development team
Webinars

The “App for That” Era is Over

Why Chatbots Will Dominate Digital in 2017 - watch the webinar recap
Innovation Labs

In-Store Analytics with Ad Tracker – Do People Really Like Your Ads and Marketing Displays?

Get analytics reporting from any in-store video thanks to our latest creation: Ad Tracker.
Innovation Labs

Using Chat Bots in the Banking Industry: 12 Opportunities and Challenges for 2017

In today’s post, we are going to take the banking industry and show you exactly how amazing, powerful and useful chat bots can be.
Innovation Labs

Uber vs Lyft – Who is loved more? A deep dive analysis using Google’s Sentiment Analysis API

There’s a (fairly) simple way to see how Lyft and Uber’s customers feel about them: discover the power of Google Sentiment Analysis API.
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Your Password Sucks. Sincerely, Edward.

We'll explain you how you can can create an almost bulletproof password in three easy steps. And two common myths about passwords.
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What I learned by attending the world’s largest Fintech conference: Money 20/20

Discover the latest trends in financial services innovation in our article about Money 20/20 2016, the world’s largest Fintech conference.
Mobile

Google vs Apple – The Smartphone Race is Over. And a new one begins…

Google and Apple are competing to create the “Smartest Phone.” Who's winning the war on creating the phone that makes your life easier?
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Microsoft Finally Created a Launch Video Better Than Apple

It brings tears to my eyes. It's beautiful. I think I have no choice but to get one. You should definitely watch the Microsoft Surface Studio Launch Video.
eBooks

Fintech Insights 2016

This document provides an example of a competitive landscape and examines mobile best practices that will inform strategy, user experience, and user design.
Mobile

The Step by Step Guide to Validating and Launching Your App Idea

In this in-depth guide, we’ll take you from the initial concept of your app idea all the way to its design, development and marketing.
Design

The superpowers of UX & UI designers

Creating a great mobile user experience? You'll need both UX and UI designers. Learn what sets them apart and why we can't live without them.
Mobile

Hybrid vs Native Mobile Apps – The Answer is Clear

Hybrid vs Native Mobile Apps is always a fun never ending debate. After reading this article, you will clearly know the route that you should take.
Innovation Labs

Introducing DISKOURSE: The New Social Platform Connecting Trump and Clinton Supporters

Chat in civilized, one-on-one discussions on the issues that matter most in the volatile 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Mobile

The mobile generation: how smartphones have become the greatest addiction in history of mankind

I tried to not look at my phone for 6 hours once, but it didn't work. Find out what we discovered on smartphone addiction.
Mobile

Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Event: Big News for (Mobile) Businesses

Learn more about the release of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, their Bluetooth devices, and the new microprocessor embedded in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Trending

14 Great Business Lessons I Learned from Pokemon GO

Here’s a list of 14 inspirational things Pokemon GO does really well. How many of these best practices is your business implementing?
Podcasts

4 of the Most Important Questions in Enterprise Mobile Today

Suhas has navigated the past 18 years of change with mobile platforms, and he has plenty of information to share on the future of mobile
Podcasts

What entrepreneurs can learn from the growth of ZICO Coconut Water

In this episode, Mark shares the entrepreneurial highs and lows of his business story and ​explains ​why you shouldn’t​ always​ settle for the lowest-hanging fruit
Trending

IoT ideas that will soon revolutionize our world in 8 ways

Everyday objects connected to the internet, smart cities and healthcare innovations are making our life better. Discover some impressive IoT ideas.
Podcasts

Y in the Valley: A New Podcast for Innovators

Join Y in the Valley, a podcast that ​will​ help you learn from the best innovators in the digital space!
Webinars

How Internet of Things will soon change your life – with KeenHome (featured on SharkTank)

Learn about IoT's potential to reshape consumers​'​ lives and to change how companies collect data and create personalized experiences with their customers
Mobile

Learn how to integrate Siri with your app thanks to Apple SiriKit

Learn how to leverage Siri with Apple Sirikit to create a more integrated user experience, one that can benefit both users and companies alike.
Webinars

Virtual Reality – Is your company ready for the next big thing?

Virtual Reality will change our lives​ in ways we don't even know yet​. Discover how you can get ahead of the competition in this emerging market
Design

How Should You Design Your Mobile App for Maximum Growth?

Designing and developing a successful app that gets many downloads is based on designing an excellent UX. Discover the best strategies.
Mobile

App Store Optimization – 11 Strategies To Boost Your App Ranking‎

One quick tip will increase your visibility by 10%. Implement all our app store optimization tactics and get your app the attention it deserves.
Mobile

Google I/O Event Day 1, aka Google’s Attempt to Catch Up With Everybody Else

Google I/O event came and went. And we're still waiting for the truly remarkable innovations Google plans to offer in 2016.
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The New Instagram Logo is Amazing, and Nobody is Happy

Hi, My name is Robbie, and I like the new Instagram logo. Actually, I love it.
Design

17 Ways UX Architects Will Help You Shape Your Next Mobile Project

UX Architects tips on creating exceptional user experiences: learn actionable strategies and examples that will help you achieve your design goals today!
Trending

15 Expert Tips on the Skills and Mindset of a Successful Product Manager

Which are the traits of a champion product manager? 15 experts reveal us the most important skills and mindset they adopt.
Design

Measure the success of your mobile application using these 17 detailed mobile app analytics strategies

Use Analytics to Grow Your App. We explain you what to do with the mobile app analytics data you have and how to gather better data you can use right now.
Design

Inspiration dried up on your mobile design project? 47 awesome resources are here to save you.

47 awesome resources for mobile design inspiration are here to save you - the best tips and advices to get the most out of your next mobile project.
Trending

Apple press conference and what it means for your mobile business

In this article we will quickly go over what's new and how it will impact your business.
Mobile

17 Strategies for End to End Mobile Testing on both iOS and Android

Mobile testing may very well be the MOST important process in the cycle of mobile software development. Quality QA cannot be overlooked.
Mobile

Mobile-Friendly Website or Native App? Here’s How to Decide Which Comes First

Deciding between a mobile friendly website and a native application is like chicken and the egg. It is quite difficult to decide which comes first.  If you’re in a position to choose one over the other there are so many considerations that you need to account for. This article will explore the differences the two.
Mobile

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your App Featured in the Apple App Store

An App Store feature is what every app developer craves. This is the ultimate guide to making that dream a reality by using a host of proven strategies.
Mobile

Mobile App Marketing: The Ultimate Resource Guide

Ultimate Resource Guide to Mobile App Marketing. Here are 16 mobile app marketing resources you'll need before publishing your app.
Mobile

How to Become an Entry Level iOS Developer

A list of what you should know to become an Entry Level iOS Developer.
Mobile

9 Reasons you should make mobile app development your #1 strategy in 2017

Mobile app tools make customers’ lives easier. Is your company positioned tactically through a mobile app development strategy to help your customers?
Design

The Ultimate Mobile Design Trends for 2016

The mobile design trends for 2016 are creating a lot of buzz. Find out what they are and if you're already implementing them.
Mobile

Should You Develop Your Mobile App for iOS or Android? This is How to Make the Decision.

If you're unsure if you should build your mobile app for the iOS or Android platform, this article is for you.
eBooks

Simple First Step in Building Your Mobile App

This document provides an example of a competitive landscape and examines mobile best practices that will inform strategy, user experience, and user design.
Mobile

Just How Big is Mobile? Bigger Than You Could Ever Imagine.

​Check out these ​remarkable stats and future predictions about the mobile world
Mobile

ResearchKit App Program Offering by Y Media Labs

The ResearchKit App Program allows you to build an Apple ResearchKit Mobile App and launch within 6 weeks.
Mobile

What is Apple’s ResearchKit?

Apple ResearchKit: an open source software framework that allows researchers and developers to create medical apps that leverage iPhone capabilities
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The Rise of Netflix and Fall of Blockbuster

H​ow Netflix bankrupted and destroyed Blockbuster​, in one infographic​
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Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America 2015

Entrepreneur recognized Y Media Labs as part of their "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America".
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THE FUTURE ACCORDING TO ELON MUSK (INFOGRAPHIC)

It's safe to say that we're fans of the future and a big fan of Elon Musk. We created this infographic on what the future looks like according to Elon Musk.
Mobile

This is What the Future Looks Like According to Elon Musk

Elon Musk talks a lot about the future. This is what the future looks like according to Elon.
Mobile

My Kid Hates Me and It’s All My iPhone’s Fault

I gave him my iPhone to play with when he was two and a half. Instead of putting it in his mouth, he swiped to unlock and started rifling through apps
Design

New Tesla Dashboard (Concept)

When approaching the redesign, I wanted to keep the UX more or less the same, and focused on reducing the UI chrome and visual noise.
Mobile

9 Signs Your App Development Contract Will End In Disaster

We’ve asked a couple of experts in the field for what they’ve experienced as red flags that could derail your project.
Mobile

Conceptualizing Virgin America’s Mobile App

We love Virgin America so much that we took the initiative to build a new ios Mobile app concept
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Driverless Cars – An Opportunity for Insurers to Drive Disruption Using Mobile

Mobile will be a fundamental tool for driverless cars. Discover more in our infographic.
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The Product Managers Guide to Creating an Apple Watch App

Y Media Labs partnered with the leader in iOT (Internet of Things), Nest, to create a beautiful Apple Watch and iOS App. This is how we did it.
eBooks

Free report: What mobile and driverless car have in common?

Discover our findings and our recommends 7 steps to mitigate risks by investing in mobile.
eBooks

Free Ebook: How We Created The Leading in Enterprise File Sharing App

This case study highlights our client’s goals, and provides a detailed breakdown of the challenges we faced, the solutions we delivered, and the logic behind them.
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Using Apple Watch to Fuel In-store Sales

Aside from providing punctual shoppers, the Apple Watch has the potential to empower retailers with shopping apps designed specifically for use on the device
Uncategorized

How Insurers Can Help Their Clients Live Safer Lives with Mobile

Insurance companies can build mobile apps to help their clients live safer lives. This article shows some of the main use cases for insurers
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What Top Mobile E-commerce Apps Are Getting Right

Everything. The top mobile e-commerce apps are getting everything right.
Design

9 Principles You Should Know Before Participating in a Lean UX Session

Lean UX is a deeply collaborative practice that harmonizes our ecosystem of designers, developers, product managers, and marketers into one collective team
Mobile

How Banks and Credit Unions Can Innovate with Mobile

Banks and Credit Unions are expected to innovate with mobile faster than they are ready for. Here are some great use cases for banks and mobile apps.
Mobile

How to Build a Successful Insurance App in 7 Steps

Having a mobile app for your insurance company has the same kind of societal pressure these days as having a website did at the turn of the century
Trending

How Retailers Can Use Mobile to Improve the In-store Shopping Experience

Learn how savvy retailers are making use of mobile app development services to make mobile trends work for them.
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Mobile Product Management tips from Experts.

We have gathered some valuable insights from some of the leading Product Managers in the mobile industry about how to build a mobile app.
Mobile

Y Media Labs: Year in Review

Here are some of the things we’ve been up to this past year that we’re most proud of.
Design

15 Tools That Every Mobile Designer Needs to Have

From design to mobile app prototyping we're sharing our list of the 15 best mobile design tools. Check it out and learn how to streamline app design!
Trending

The Apple Watch: Time for Disruption

After persistent rumors of its existence and essentially no leaked photos of the device itself, the Apple Watch was unveiled this past September.
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Apple’s Product Roadmap

At this month’s Apple event, the tech giant unveiled a handful of innovative and disruptive products.
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Apple Pay: Fast, Secure and Private

One of Apple’s biggest announcements last week was Apple Pay– Apple’s new mobile payment service. Discover what it is about.
Design

Pay Attention to 3 Mobile Designer Truths

With the goal of increasing transparency within professional relationships, here are 3 honest truths mobile designers would love to share with their clients
Trending

Let’s discuss MVVM for iOS

We are giving a deep look to Model-View-View-Model for iOS.
Mobile

An Interview with Sumit Mehra, Y Media Labs’ CTO

I sat down with Mehra to discuss important qualities of successful apps, preferred mobile platforms, and important planning strategies when developing a mobile app.
Mobile

Now That You Have a Great App, What’s Next?

In today’s crowded app market, it is critical to follow a few best practices to strategically position your app.
Trending

The Smartwatch Breakdown

We compared two of the hottest smartwatches: today’s Pebble with tomorrow’s Moto 360. Here’s what we found:
Mobile

Three Basic Tips For Creating a Successful App

When attempting to bring your app concept to life, it’s often tempting to load it up with bells and whistles, adding a feature here and a function there. However, you would be wise to resist the temptation...
Mobile

YML Continuous integration and support infrastructure

If CI is universally regarded as a “good thing”, why don’t all software development efforts adopt it?
Mobile

Google Volley

At Google I/O 2013, Google introduced a new networking library named Volley, which is a library that makes networking for Android apps easier and faster. What makes Volley awesome?

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