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Jun

Best Practices for Mobile Technologies in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are meant to determine whether devices, medications, or other developments in the medical field are safe for public use. These developments are at the cutting edge of the field, yet frequently, the trials to test their safety don’t incorporate the latest technologies (such as mobility).

There are reasons that companies have been leery of implementing mobile technologies in mobile trials: they’re concerned about regulatory issues, patient adherence, and cost. However, with the adoption of best practices, firms should no longer be concerned about using mobile technologies during regulatory trials.

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8
Jun

Mitigating the Risk of Mobile Device Usage in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are long, costly, and generally a huge undertaking for companies. Mobile devices can change that – they enable patients to participate remotely, saving money and time. That being said, mobile devices present some risks. Those risks can be mitigated, though. Read on to learn the risks of using mobile devices during clinical trials and how to mitigate them.

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8
May

Why You Need Mobile ERP

When you’re thinking about what applications need to be mobile, you might be tempted only to include those which are customer-facing. ERP doesn’t fall into that category – it helps companies manage business processes and back-office functions. So, choosing a mobile ERP is a waste of time, right?

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24
Apr

Creating touch responsive (animated) button in Xamarin.Forms Android

Sometimes we would like to have a bit more user action responsivity when handling our apps. This post explains how to create tactile buttons in Xamarin.Forms using custom renderers to do so for Android.

First, we need a custom control that would represent our tactile button, so let’s create it.

Next, we would need to create a custom renderer class that would take care of button’s touch sensitivity.

To create the button pressed look and feel, in this example, we need to animate the button or to add a scale animation when button is pressed and un-scale when button is released. One of the ways to do that is to subscribe to button’s touch event. Implementing these overridden methods in your custom renderer takes care of subscribing and unsubscribing from the button’s touch event.

Finally, animating the button to have a little touch responsivity here comes down to scaling to a smaller size on mouse down, and returning to original size and launching command (if exists) on mouse up.

All you have to do now to start using these new buttons is to add them to your view!

Cheers!

21
Apr

How Life Science Industry Field Service Technicians’ Usage of Mobile Technology Can Save Your Bottom Line

When you think about mobile technologies, what most likely comes to mind is the concept of efficiency and increased productivity. What you might not realize is that mobile solutions can also boost a company’s profits or save money. This holds true of the life sciences industry. When field service technicians use mobile technologies, they can actually improve their firms’ bottom line – read on to learn more.

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31
Mar

What Are Mobile Device Best Practices for Field Service Technicians?

Mobile technologies can boost a firm’s productivity, efficiency, and its revenue… if implemented correctly. Many of the articles and lectures praising the virtues of mobile devices leave out that crucial fact. That’s why it’s vital that if you’re going to implement mobile technologies at your organization, especially if it’s one that employs field service technicians, you understand what the best practices are so that you get the most out of these solutions. Read on to learn what steps you can take to ensure that the implementation goes smoothly and you reap the maximum benefits.

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16
Mar

Can Mobile Technologies Improve Revenue When Field Service Technicians Use Them?

By now, you’ve probably read enough articles and sat through enough presentations about how fantastic mobility is for the enterprise. You’ve heard how it can boost productivity and effectiveness. But that’s not the only things they can do. Mobile technology can also increase profitability, especially if you have a business with field service technicians. Read on to learn how you can increase your bottom line with this kind of company if you use mobile technologies.

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6
Mar

What Are Mobility Best Practices for Field Service Technicians in the Life Sciences Industry

You know that mobile technologies can help field service technicians in the life sciences industry to be more efficient and productive as well as boost the company’s bottom line. However, it’s not enough simply to purchase several smartphones, tablets, or other mobile devices, give them to your field service techs, and hope for the best. Relying on a set of best practices when implementing mobile technologies makes the process much smoother – read on to learn what some of those best practices are.

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15
Feb

Can Mobile Technologies Make Field Service Workers More Productive?

Since the dawn of the manufacturing era, companies have been focused on increasing their employees’ productivity. In economics, productivity is the output per unit of input. The greater your output and the lower your input, the more productive you are. Many people have claimed that they know the secret to increased productivity. With the advent of mobile technologies, employees can be significantly more productive. Read on to learn how field service technicians in particular can increase their productivity.

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6
Jan

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