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Mark D'Cunha

Mark D’Cunha, P.Eng. is a Senior Solution Architect at Pivotal, working on mobile and cloud platforms. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering and has designed mobile and cloud products for Motorola, AT&T, Vodafone and Antenna. He has designed and launched mobile services for global Telecom and Utilities companies in North America, Europe and South America. You can contact him on Twitter @mdcunha

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Driving Loyalty, Engagement, and Profit in Mobile Banking Through Agile, Push Notifications, and Analytics

In this post, one of Pivotal’s mobile application experts, Mark D’Cunha, shares recent learnings based on Pivotal’s development of over 400 mobile applications. He explains the background on why push notifications and analytics are so important in mobile banking, gives examples about how mobile push is used by consumers, and outlines the software development approaches and tools needed to succeed.

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Winning with Mobile Payments: User Experience, Industry Adoption, and Trust

With Apple Pay entering the market, players in the mobile payment space must advance their competitive position through software. Pivotal’s Senior Solution Architect, Mark D’Cunha, has spent a large portion of his career working on mobile and cloud platforms, and, in this post, he provides a perspective on what is happening and how user experience, industry adoption, and trust play a role.

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Why Retailers Should Stop Neglecting Tablets

Less than a year ago, most analysts were recommending that mobile solutions be built strictly for smartphones. But fast-forward to today, and not only has tablet usage overtaken smartphone usage, but the adoption rate for tablets is outpacing that of smartphones.

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How to Use Responsive and Adaptive Web Design to Increase Sales

Responsive web design is a new website design approach that allows web experiences to be tailored to all sorts of devices. That means that the same website will automatically rearrange its elements to better fit the screen of a mobile phone, a tablet, a laptop or desktop computer.

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Responsive Mobile – a Strategy to Unify the Web and Mobile App Experience

Much has been written about Responsive Design, a technique for developing a single website that uses fluid grids and flexible images to deliver an improved user experience, irrespective of device and browser. It is considered a useful but only partial solution to the challenges in mobile computing.

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How Being Agile Helped Mammals Get Past the Dinosaurs

Mammals dominate life on earth today, active in almost every aspect of life and on every continent.

But it wasn’t always that way. 230 million years ago in the Triassic period, mammals lived in the shadow of dinosaurs – large creatures that dominated the world.

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5 Reasons Why Your Enterprise Mobility Strategy Needs to Change

Where enterprises used to keep mobile on the backburner, they are now focused on it with increasing intensity. Mobile enterprise apps have been growing more and more popular, as this Infoworld article highlights. Enterprise apps provide new communications opportunities, productivity increases, and improved customer experiences, amongst many other benefits.

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5 Ways Google Glass is Going to Change Your Life

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about Google’s new glasses. Google Glass is an augmented reality technology product that could cause a paradigm shift as significant as the iPhone in consumer behavior.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin recently said, “My vision when we started Google 15 years ago was that eventually you wouldn’t have to have a search query at all – the information would just come to you as you needed it.

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The Evolution of Enterprise Apps: From Text Forms to Fluid Layout

Remember the days of Palm Pilots, PDAs, HP iPaqs, and blue BlackBerries? Every self-respecting business professional eagerly carried one of these “cutting-edge” devices in order to be more effective.

Back then, the main question was a matter of function: How do we get backend enterprise data onto mobile devices?

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