Mobile or Web first?Priorities, Challenges, Paradigms on Product       Development in the IDM industry.              Bernar...
The new digital dilemma•   Priorities: Product    Management from Start-up to    Corporation.•   Challenges: Desktop vs   ...
Priorities             3
In a start-up...• Setting: Limited engineering & financial  resources.• Strategy: Develop a product based on an idea  that ...
In a large corporation• Setting: Strong but focussed engineering &  financial resources.• Strategy: Expanding a portfolio o...
Challenges             6
“Desktop First” Perspective                 Facebook                              7
“Mobile First” Perspective    Fab.com - E-Commerce Site                                8
Native vs Web App            Picture Credits: Six Revisions                                             9
Development                  Native App                      Web App                       Each platform has its own      ...
Development                     Native App                        Web App                         Leverage on native featu...
Which mobile platform?                         12
Display Resolution & Screen Sizes                    Picture Credits: Display Resolution (Wikipedia)                      ...
Numbers can be deceiving ...                           Apple iPhone OS                           Android OS               ...
15
Paradigms            16
Can we build a product as quickly as possible?    Eric Ries: The Lean Startup Model                                       ...
How do we develop for various devices?         Responsive Web Design                                     18
Source: DCI - http://www.dotcominfoway.com/                                              19
Summary• Priorities: Focus on the business objectives first  before product development.• Challenges: Make decisions on pro...
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Presented on 7 Nov 2012 in the Singapore Computer Society, the talk focus on the priorities, challenges and paradigms where a product manager should decide if their digital product should go mobile or web first. The talk also introduce the lean startup model and responsive web design to the audience.

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  1. 1. Mobile or Web first?Priorities, Challenges, Paradigms on Product Development in the IDM industry. Bernard Leong 1
  2. 2. The new digital dilemma• Priorities: Product Management from Start-up to Corporation.• Challenges: Desktop vs Mobility, Device Fragmentation & Market Demand• Paradigms: Responsive Web Design, Lean Startup Model 2
  3. 3. Priorities 3
  4. 4. In a start-up...• Setting: Limited engineering & financial resources.• Strategy: Develop a product based on an idea that drives sustainable business growth• Market: B2B or B2C• Execution: Quick and iterative development based on customer feedback & internal metrics• Platform Choices: Should we start with one platform or a solution opening up to many? 4
  5. 5. In a large corporation• Setting: Strong but focussed engineering & financial resources.• Strategy: Expanding a portfolio of products or a product to other platforms (mobility).• Market: B2B or B2C• Execution: Longer product development cycles• Question: Should we start with one platform or a solution opening up to many? 5
  6. 6. Challenges 6
  7. 7. “Desktop First” Perspective Facebook 7
  8. 8. “Mobile First” Perspective Fab.com - E-Commerce Site 8
  9. 9. Native vs Web App Picture Credits: Six Revisions 9
  10. 10. Development Native App Web App Each platform has its own Runs on the browser of theDevelopment Process development process (iOS, device (desktop or mobile) Android, WP7, BB) Written on HTML5, CSS, Each platform has its own Javascript or web applicationProgramming Language programming language: Java frameworks: PHP, Ruby or (Android), Objective-C (iOS) Python. Standard SDKs provided by eachProgramming Tools No standard frameworks. platform. 10
  11. 11. Development Native App Web App Leverage on native features, information & hardware of the Leverage on limited features:Capabilities device, e.g, camera, GPS, GPS, camera. gyroscope, accelerometer. Installation as an application & No installation and updates areInstallation & Updates requires users to download & made to the web server without update. user intervention No app stores but requiresDistribution App stores and marketplaces SEO and social media efforts. 11
  12. 12. Which mobile platform? 12
  13. 13. Display Resolution & Screen Sizes Picture Credits: Display Resolution (Wikipedia) 13
  14. 14. Numbers can be deceiving ... Apple iPhone OS Android OS Blackberry RIM 4% 2% 2% Windows Mobile Windows Phone 12% Others 32% 49% 14
  15. 15. 15
  16. 16. Paradigms 16
  17. 17. Can we build a product as quickly as possible? Eric Ries: The Lean Startup Model 17
  18. 18. How do we develop for various devices? Responsive Web Design 18
  19. 19. Source: DCI - http://www.dotcominfoway.com/ 19
  20. 20. Summary• Priorities: Focus on the business objectives first before product development.• Challenges: Make decisions on product based on design & platforms. Successful platforms tend to focus on one platforms.• Paradigms: Build products with modern ideas from the lean startup model and responsive web design to limit the complexities of the mobile web. 20

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