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Key trends in mobile app development, part 2: making sense of the trends

The landscape of mobile app development has evolved greatly over the past decade. Here we discuss how to make sense of the trends discussed in Part 1 of our two-part blog post series.

Key trends in mobile app development, part 1: the trends

The landscape of mobile app development has changed considerably over the past decade. Here we discuss the two key trends that are shaping how mobile applications are developed today.

Learning techniques for public servants

Five learning techniques that public servants can employ to perform their jobs more effectively in today's complex technological environment.

Maya Benari: Accelerating the development of high-quality products

Maya Benari's career path has taken her from UX designer with Code for America and 18F before joining Skylight. Here, she's been working with our government clients to make effective use of design systems.

Meet the 10 newest members of the Skylight team

Introducing the 10 newest members of the Skylight team, who are working together to make government services better for everyone.

A smarter way to build Smart Cities

Smart cities offer the promise of making people's lives more convenient, secure, and sustainable. Here we offer city leaders smarter ways for realizing that promise.

Why government IT professionals need to do what the cool kids are doing

A case for why hiring and growing great people requires government IT professionals to do what the cool kids are doing.

Puerto Rico, a disaster lab: three research proposals

Puerto Rico is a natural testing-ground for disaster resilience technologies due to its unique characteristics. Here we present three research project ideas in the Internet of Things space.

Achieve DevOps Transformation with Skylight and DORA

Transforming your software delivery performance through DevOps requires using a metrics-driven, continuous improvement cycle. Here's how you can do that smartly with Skylight and DORA.

Thoughts on the use of technical challenges in government procurements

The use of technical challenges in government procurements is on the rise. Here are some thoughts on what acquisition professionals can do to make even better use of them.

Maximizing the power of APIs: balancing freedom and control

If an organization really wants to empower its users, it needs a way to provide maximum power to the user with both safety and security. APIs allow you to design a solution that's not simply the average of these extremes, but rather provides 90% of the power with 99% of the security.

Nick Bristow: Making government digital services more accessible

Skylight's Nick Bristow is one of the world's leading experts in technology accessibility. Here, he has been working with our government clients to deliver digital services that are accessible and meet the needs of all users.

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