The third Airbus survey into the state of the professional mobile apps market ran from November 2017 to January 2018. We analysed the 112 responses to the survey and this blog post summarises what we found.
Imagine a police officer, or anyone who uses a professional radio. They may look at a smartphone and then at their radio and think: “I could use some of these smart apps in my job. They would make my work a lot easier and more efficient.” Could it work? Would it be a good idea? How do consumer apps differ from professional apps?
There are things that a professional push-to-talk app just has to deliver, but which a generic PTT app cannot. When choosing a PTT app for professional use, what should you look for? We look at 12 must-haves for a professional PTT app.
You might think you know how professionals use mobile apps – but do you really? The latest Airbus mobile app survey took an in-depth look at how professional organizations go about getting apps, how they use them, what their priorities are and what they expect of their app vendors. The results deliver some surprises so let’s dive in and bust ten myths of professional app use.
Buzzword it might be, but the term “hackathon” frequently comes up in discussions. Yet, do you know what a hackathon actually is and why they are organized? What is so great about working 24 hours straight or a whole weekend, bringing your idea to life? Participants in an Airbus Critical App Challenge – a hackathon like event – reveal things that you won’t find elsewhere.
Need to save lives but also want to save time and money? Tick off these requirements and get the professional apps you need.
A fire brigade commander looks around at the devastating scene before him – a burning lorry is overturned on the highway, threatening to set fire to other vehicles. Injured people stagger from their cars, helped by paramedics and firefighters. Yet, he has not left his control room. How is it possible?
When buying new smartphones for your organization, what do you do? Read reviews, talk to colleagues and industry experts? If you’re confused about all the changing technology, you might even look at market reports on the changes in the rugged smartphone markets. Reports are fine as far as they go, but eventually you have to bite the bullet and get into the specifics of products and how they...
Do you sometimes get lost in the world of acronyms and abbreviations? It seems like every day there is a new TLA, or Three Letter Acronym, to get our heads around. The IT and communications world is full of acronyms, abbreviations and new terms that people just seem to assume everybody knows. This is partly because a lot of new things are being created and they need names and partly because...
More than three-quarters of professional organisations are either using or planning to use mobile apps in the near future, says the second Airbus survey of professional app users. These professionals are taking the app message on board and getting many advantages from the use of apps in critical communications. This was only one of the findings from the survey.