Three and a half Roses


  • Internet of Things presentation

    November 14th I gave a presentation on the Internet of Things to students in their final year at the Karel De Grote Applied University of Antwerp. The preparation was an interesting journey for me. It (re-)confirmed that there is traction, that this is the right moment to find some business model and go for it. […] Continue reading

  • The Wearable Bank

    In a sense a banking app on a mobile phone is already ‘Wearable’. Yet having apps on a Smart Watch or other ‘really’ wearable devices will allow us to do all kinds of new interesting interactions in general and with our banks specifically. Take Google Glasses, imagine them being available in normal looking designs 5 […] Continue reading

  • 3 Successful hybrid banking apps

    With facebook, LinkedIn going off the Hybrid route a year or two ago and now with Asana also leaving the path of hybrid one might think hybrid apps have no place in Appland. However, some banks seem to have made some successful hybrid apps as we’ll shortly see. What makes them successful? Probably the following […] Continue reading

  • Mobile ads and independent game developers

    In the interesting article Games Take Center Stage in Mobile Ad Surge on The Information, Walter Driver, CEO of Scopely, a mobile game publisher, calls Facebook “a very elaborate platform for routing people to the apps that are most relevant for them”.  Google is another such platform.  Google and facebook own 70% of the $18bln […] Continue reading

  • Great book on web site performance

    Just when we thought we don’t need to worry too much about web site performance anymore, because PCs seem to have unlimited performance and are connected to broadband networks, come along mobile devices that are very capable yet resource restrained and connected to unreliable comparatively slow networks. Steve Souders‘ book Even Faster Web Sites: Performance […] Continue reading

  • 4 reasons you should stay away from Almost-Scrum

    [Originally posted on] “Almost-Scrum” or what is also known more generally speaking as the Avalanche Model is not a good project approach to find yourself in with your development team. On Wiki you’ll find the following description: “The Avalanche model is a Software Engineering project management anti-pattern, it is a combination of a sequential process such as the Waterfall […] Continue reading

About Me

I’m an enterprise architect and have been passionate about Mobile and Architecture for years.

Many years I’ve been designing Mobile apps and back-ends.  Now I’m looking into the next shift: Big Data and Cloud and AI.  Combined with Mobile this is bound to give interesting architectural challenges.