3 Questions about Mobile Content Management on Tablets

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First, let us define what is understood under mobile content management. Creative minds might explain it as shuffling the app icons around on your tablet screen, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. Wikipedia explains Content Management as the set of processes and technologies that support the collection, managing, and publishing of information in any form or medium. Basically, mobile content management is organising files on devices – which is a bit like organizing food in containers. Without a spoon.

So, according to Wiki: Construction Software Development is a software engineering discipline. It is the detailed creation of working meaningful software through a combination of coding, verification, unit testing, integration testing, and debugging. It is linked to all the other software engineering disciplines, most strongly to software design and software testing.

1. How do you get files on your tablet?

Getting files on tablets can be surprisingly difficult, both for iOS and Android devices. Most tablets don’t have a regular file structure like we are used to from computers. Nor do they all have USB ports… Raise your hand if you have ever emailed a file to yourself just so you could open it on your tablet. Cloud services like Dropbox or Box, which allow you to access your files from any device can be a solution. However, when you have a lot of folders and many files, it can get a bit messy. 

2. How do you share files from a tablet? 

Once your files are on the tablet, it is difficult to share them. Ever tried sharing a set of documents with a contact? Once again, emailing them one by one works, but it is a rather cumbersome way of working with a high-tech device like a tablet. 

3. How do you manage updates and multiple users?

If you’re working with company files, like sales collateral, technical manuals, products sheets, training documents… it is important that all the people that use the material, have access to the latest material. You also want to make sure that you manage who accesses what. Tablets are not designed to browse through zillions of technical spec sheets just to get to one specific marketing presentation…