Peter Kacandes

Peter Kacandes

Peter has over 16 years in the tech industry, focusing on mobile applications. He’s worked for top tech companies including Actuate, Sony Ericsson, Adobe, and Sun Microsystems.


Product

Back to School: Optimized for the Mobile Retailer

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s that time of year again. My Facebook feed is back from vacation, filled with stories of parents’ struggles with their children to get them ready for the return to school with new clothes and the necessary supplies. That probably helps to explain one rising trend of consumers increasingly turning […]




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Beacon Technology: Everything You Need to Know to Start Coding

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of days, it’s been almost impossible to miss the wildly popular release of Pokemon Go mobile application. Central to the application is geo-location, which is used in conjunction with augmented reality to place virtual characters in the real world where they can be sought and […]




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3 Strategies to Building Your Next Mobile App

Options are great – except when there are too many of them. It should be taught on the first day of Mobile App Development 101 that too many options will just paralyze and frustrate the user. On a macro level, the same is true for all myriad options you face when it comes to building […]




Product

The Forgotten Mobile Optimization Factor

Back in the early days of the modern smartphone era (in the ancient times of 2007) the business of building a mobile application was pretty simple and straightforward. A developer (or two or three) got together because they had an idea. They wrote the app (usually starting with a relatively simple first iteration of the […]




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Understanding the Customer Journey with User Session Tracking

From the C-level on down throughout enterprise organizations, whether a disruptive start-up or an established Fortune heavyweight, companies are focused on digital innovation of new products and services and digital transformation of long established product lines, services, and processes. Key to these innovation and transformation initiatives is a laser focus on all aspects of and […]




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Mobile World Congress 2016: Are you prepared?

The official theme of this year’s Mobile World Congress event is, perhaps somewhat obviously, “Mobile is Everything.” While this theme may come across as both reductive and self-congratulatory from an event that is dedicated to everything remotely related to the mobile industry, the fact of the matter is that mobile is indeed changing almost everything: […]




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Gaining the Competitive Advantage: Balancing Content and Performance

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a bookworm with my nose always stuck in some reading material. These days, I’m still a constant reader, though almost everything I read now is on-line on one device or another. I’ve written before about the importance of performance for content dependent businesses. Based on some recent […]




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If Slow and Steady Wins the Race Hillary May be on Track to 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination

If you don’t follow politics, you might not have noticed that there are actually two parties with candidates vying to become their party’s nominee for the general election. Well, the Democrats have just held their first debate, and like the Republicans, we’ve been monitoring and tracking the performance of each candidate’s web site home page. […]




Engineering

Trump Still on Top of GOP Candidate Website Performance after Second Debate

Over the course of the 2016 presidential election, we are synthetically monitoring the performance of the major candidates’ website home pages. Each month and for specific occasions like debates, we are producing an index from those measurements to see how performance changes over time and for some of these specific events like last week’s second […]




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Comparing Healthcare.gov performance improvement vs. J Crew.com slowdown

Each week, we measure the website home page performance of about 30 consumer sites using our Browser Synthetic Monitoring (Beta) tool. A summary of the results with the complete rankings and data for each of the sites is published each week by MobileStrategies360.com. It’s incredibly interesting to see how these sites change over time and […]