There’s no question about it—any business that wants to stay relevant these days needs to have a mobile app to keep communication flowing between their clients and their organization. According to a recent Gallup Poll, 52% of the population check their smartphones multiple times per hour and another 20% checks at least once per hour—making the average mobile device a marketing hotspot for businesses.
Enterprise apps are like sports cars: they promise sleek efficiency, but require the right environment to perform optimally. An app may perform well on an enterprise LAN, but will it perform the same when it is deployed in the cloud?
You’ve written an awesome app, and the whole company is banking on how well it does. You’ve done the tests; it has passed QA. It’s exactly what everyone says they need. So your company launches the product, and you wait for the awesome reviews to come rolling in. Continue reading Is your application ready for the cloud?
ASUS, a well-known electronics manufacturer, has launched a new motherboard, the X99-A/USB 3.1, primarily targeted towards the online gaming industry wherein players participate over the internet. Continue reading Did ASUS X99 Motherboard Testing Miss the Mark?
Monday, June 13th is the birthday of James Clerk Maxwell, the inspiration for our network emulators!
James Clerk Maxwell was born 13 June 1831. Among his many contributions to physics, James proposed a thought experiment called “Maxwell’s demon” that suggests that the Second Law of Thermodynamics could be violated. Continue reading It’s James Clerk Maxwell’s Birthday
Joe rises early as he has a busy day ahead of him. The first thing he does is reach for the smart baby monitor on his nightstand. The visual feed tells him that his 3-month-old daughter is still sleeping soundly,and the temperature display for the nursery lets him know that the baby is neither too hot nor too cold.
Continue reading The Importance of Optimizing User Experiences for Internet of Things and Cloud Applications
NTIA has published a Notice for Public comment that is titled “The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things”. This could become ICANN-2, bigger, longer, and uncut; and with a much greater impact on the future direction of the internet.
However, my thoughts on this go well beyond the possibility of another ICANN.
The phrase “internet of things” really bothers me. The internet has always been about things.
Continue reading Our CTO, Karl Auerbach, on the Internet of Things
How well is the documentation for a product written? What is the measure of “documentation efficiency”?
Given a problem with trying to use a product feature, what is the probability that you can find the answer to the problem by looking in the documentation, without having to search through stackoverflow?
If the percentage is less than 50%, it means you are better off searching through stackoverflow first, before using the documentation. The documentation efficiency is, thus, not good.
P.S. Scott is one of our engineers.
Welcome to the InterWorking Labs Winter Update. Read on to see our latest news and events.
InterWorking Labs’ New KMAX Network Emulator – Test Your App in the Cloud
The new KMAX Network Emulator offers a library of network scenarios, a modern web interface, automated changes to network conditions over time, graphs, charts, and tables, and a highly sophisticated, highly customizable set of standard and advanced impairments.
InterWorking Labs, developers of network emulators and protocol testers, announced the new KMAX network emulator. KMAX helps engineers test an app or device under adverse network conditions, in the lab, prior to deployment
Continue reading InterWorking Labs Quarterly Update: Winter 2016
Welcome to the InterWorking Labs Fall Update. Read on to see our latest news and events.
Testing the quality of TCP/IP inside a satellite network
Our newest client, VT iDirect transforms the way the world gets and stays connected. As a global leader in IP-based satellite communications, VT iDirect provides technology and solutions to enable service providers and partners optimize their networks. Continue reading InterWorking Labs Quarterly Update: Fall 2015