Back to Blog Bullhorn Mobile: Built for the Open Road by Guest Author on August 7th, 2013 It’s the first thing you check when you wake up. It’s the last thing you see before going to bed. In a world of 62-inch home televisions and 27-inch cinema desktop displays, your smartphone may be the smallest of the rectangular screens you own. But when considering its mobility, connectivity, and ecosystem, today’s smartphones are unmatched on the technology spectrum. Now used by more than half of the total U.S. population, smartphones have become the remote control of our lives. Applications (apps) are mainstream and simplifying real-world tasks. Today’s smartphones and apps can provide real-time transportation advice, schedule payments, serve as your boarding pass and make your dinner reservation. The rapid adoption of mobile devices has grown so much that the number of mobile-connected devices is expected to exceed the world’s population by the end of 2013, according to Bullhorn’s latest mobile whitepaper. The mobile industry is booming. Apple and Samsung celebrate new phone launches under the worldwide microscope with Broadway musicals. Sharp growth in mobile technology is obvious and unquestionable. But when it comes to the big players and platforms, the market is anything but steady. Take the current landscape The operating systems: iOS, Android, Windows. (BlackBerry?) The marketplaces: Apple App Store. Google Play. Windows Apps+Games. The devices: iPhone 5. Galaxy S4. Lumia 920. The browsers: Safari. Chrome. IE. And that’s just a snapshot of right now, mid-year 2013. Rewind one year (or fast forward one) and the landscapes look completely different. It’s a volatile game with its parts moving faster than you can flick an angry bird across the screen. With a market so segmented and with no signs of consolidation, the HTML5 framework is only standard for applications to reach as many people as possible. Mobile applications built in HTML5 work seamlessly across all modern mobile and tablet devices. Native applications (the ones you have to download) or older ones not using HTML5 will require effort out of your recruiting firm’s users to keep updated and consistent. If you’re in the market for a mobile recruiting application, make sure you consider the technology and user experience as you evaluate different platforms. When we were first creating Bullhorn Mobile, our product and engineering teams made compatibility a priority. It’s critical for everyone at your business, regardless of the device, to be connected the same way they are on the Bullhorn ATS/CRM platform. The new Bullhorn Mobile was built from the ground up using those HTML5 standards that’ll cover all the bases for everyone in your business, everywhere they go today, and whatever device they use today, tomorrow, or next year. The same philosophy that powers our best-in-class SaaS also applies to mobile ━ there isn’t any software to download, nor updates to install. Just fire up the URL in any browser on any device, and it’ll just work. Our goal is for Bullhorn to run like an open road — especially while your business is on the road. When a highway is smooth and traffic-free, you barely know it’s there — you’re only focused on your destination. Delivering elegant technology that “just works” whenever and wherever you need it requires constant care. We monitor and tune Bullhorn around the clock to deliver the fastest and most intuitive user experience. Bullhorn Mobile is another example of the persistent focus that has placed our clients among the fastest and most profitable firms in the industry. We just open up the road, so you can focus on your destination (with a strong 4G data service along the way). To learn more about mobile technology and how recruiting firms are leveraging it to win more business, check out our latest whitepaper on Mobile-Powered Selling for the Recruiting Industry. This Bullhorn Blog post was written by Bryan Roy.