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We build a lot of Geographic Information System (GIS) apps for our clients. GIS apps, like all apps, have no value if users are unable to interact with the software. But I am not here to discuss the many rules and nuances of proper UI design, rather, to discuss the shift in programming we must take in order to ensure that our GIS apps live to see the future.
That future is mobile. More Smartphones are being shipped than Desktop PCs and Notebook PCs combined! According to Online Marketing Trends, the trend is growing. It should be no surprise then that the number of people accessing the web from mobile devices is growing drastically.
From my experience, however, developers prefer programs like Adobe Flex (which requires the Flash plugin to play) because of the ease at which they can drop in stylish buttons with cool affects; not due to desktop specific requirements. That reasoning may be part of another, possibly larger, problem: a lack of a UI Designers.
The ISSR is here to solve all your GIS and Web needs, whether it be UI design, or a full fledge GIS app.