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Learn FileMaker with help from new Custom App Academy

Learn FileMaker with help from new Custom App Academy

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by

FileMaker, Inc. has announced the launch of its Custom App Academy and FileMaker Developer Conference videos designed to help individuals learn to build custom apps using their Platform.The new Custom App Academy includes video tutorials with step-by-step guidance tailored to the learner’s level:- Fundamentals: Provides an overview of their Platform and the basic naviga...

Kendo UI Builder v2 is now compatable with Electron Shell framework

Kendo UI Builder v2 is now compatable with Electron Shell framework

Monday, August 07, 2017 by

Progress has announced the latest version of Progress Kendo UI Builder, a responsive web UI toolkit for rapidly delivering beautiful and intuitive web experiences. The new release introduces browser compatibility with Electron Shell, an extended library of built-in templates, the ability to customize screens with Blank View and enhanced data connectivity.“Today, the ult...

iOS 11 developer tips to maximize your opportunities

iOS 11 developer tips to maximize your opportunities

Friday, August 04, 2017 by

One decade after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple is set to introduce the latest iOS. Deemed by the tech behemoth as the world's most advanced mobile operating system, iOS 11, still in public beta test, is packed with capabilities designed to help developers create cohesive and immersive user experiences. Following are new features and long-anticipated upgrades inc...

Mobile rewarded ads help increase IAP spends shows study

Mobile rewarded ads help increase IAP spends shows study

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 by

Rewarded videos inside games and apps can be a double edge sword. Give "something" to a user for watching a video is a gamble because it's hard to decipher how users will react. It's an obvious thought to wonder if rewarded ads take revenue away from In-App Purchases (IAPs). But new data out today from Tapjoy shows that rewarded ads actually help increase IAP ...

Helpshift helping top grossing apps with their customer support

Helpshift helping top grossing apps with their customer support

Monday, July 31, 2017 by

Helpshift, the company providing customer support through enterprise-level, in-app customer experiences, has announced that its customer support platform is used by 34 of the top 100 grossing gaming apps, including five of the top 20, as ranked on Apptopia, a provider of mobile app intelligence.“Gaming apps that provide more sophisticated in-app support are more likely ...

iOS 11 security implications

iOS 11 security implications

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by

Apple’s iOS 11 won’t be released until this fall, but its in public beta now - available for both developers and enterprising consumers alike to test it out. Beta versions inherently come with bugs, but some features of the operating system will continue to pose problems after the market-ready version is released. Richard Stiennon, Chief Strategy Officer of Blancco Tech...

10 years after the iPhone launch here is how people feel now

10 years after the iPhone launch here is how people feel now

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the launch of iPhone, Axway has published results from a survey that examines the role that smartphones play in enhancing consumer lives with improved services and experiences, and how consumers would like to see the smartphone evolve in future. The survey of 1,200 U.S. consumers found that consumers value data security and priva...

Take the Sci-fi developer survey and win a $200 Amazon voucher

Take the Sci-fi developer survey and win a $200 Amazon voucher

Friday, June 09, 2017 by

We are excited to present you with the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by VisionMobile! This is their 13th developer survey, focusing on tools, training and career development. The survey has an annual reach of more than 40,000 developers around the world, so it is a chance for you to contribute to the global developer community.  The survey includes r...

Andrew LeCates from FileMaker discusses version 16

Andrew LeCates from FileMaker discusses version 16

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by

FileMaker, an Apple subsidiary that helps developers make custom apps, has recently released their platform's 16th iteration. The updates have enhanced previous versions with improvements that both professional and first-time developers can use to create, share, and run custom apps.Some of their new updates include a new Layout Objects window, scalability up to 500 simu...

FileMaker updates to version 16 and packs a punch

FileMaker updates to version 16 and packs a punch

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 by

FileMaker, Inc. announced the release of the FileMaker 16 Platform, the latest version of its custom app platform. Their platform includes everything needed to create, share, and run custom apps for business teams. This simplifies and accelerates the design and delivery of custom apps for mobile, cloud and on-premises deployments. The FileMaker 16 Platform packs powerfu...

Tools and tips for app developers in the May 2017 issue

Tools and tips for app developers in the May 2017 issue

Sunday, May 07, 2017 by

Buzz, buzz, buzz - mobile software development marches forward and we've got loads of mobile development tips, advice, and helpful commentary for you in our latest issue. A special thanks goes out to all of the contributing editors, and the leaders who sat with us to give us some great insight on the topics inside.Check out what you’ll find inside the May 2017 issue of ...

The marketing secrets of the most popular apps

The marketing secrets of the most popular apps

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Stefan Benndorf, Managing Director & COO, AppLiftThe most successful apps are engaging and well-designed, but that is not the only reason why they’re popular. The Angry Birds and Pokémon GO's of the world owe much of their success to masterful marketing. Americans spend nearly 80 percent of their time on mobile phones in their three...

Mastercard is expanding their Qkr! mobile payment platform

Mastercard is expanding their Qkr! mobile payment platform

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by

At Mobile World Congress, Mastercard has said that they will be expanding Qkr! with Masterpass, a mobile order-ahead and payment platform developed by Mastercard Labs, to six new markets and add new functionality to eliminate the traditional “open tab” at a bar, club or restaurant. Qkr! enables consumers to quickly order and pay for goods and services via their sma...

IBM Watson for cyber security has cognitive skills

IBM Watson for cyber security has cognitive skills

Monday, February 13, 2017 by

According to IBM research, security teams sift through more than 200,000 security events per day on average, leading to over 20,000 hours per year wasted chasing false positives. The need to introduce cognitive technologies into security operations centers will be critical to keep up with the anticipated doubling of security incidents over the next five years and increa...

Stopping mobile ad fraud

Stopping mobile ad fraud

Sunday, February 12, 2017 by

ClicksMob just released a data report that gives key insights into the $8.2 billion ad fraud problem by analyzing data collected throughout 2016. In the report they address not only the surface problem of the billions of wasted cash but they go on to talk about how all of this fraud is actually tainting a lot of mobile marketing analytics with "dirty data." As...

Top 12 software and app development stories from 2016

Top 12 software and app development stories from 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016 by

We are so excited to be entering into our 4th year at App Developer Magazine, and we have you - our loyal followers to thank. Without you none of this would be possible, so thank you for riding along shotgun :)I thought it would be interesting to take a quick look back at the top stories we covered in the app development or software development industry - that got the m...

How Apple's mandatory iOS App Transport Security (ATS) change will affect you

How Apple's mandatory iOS App Transport Security (ATS) change will affect you

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by

Major changes are ahead for the mobile industry and as per the usual, Apple holds the keys to all major requirements and changes. In 2015 Apple released iOS 9 and introduced the App Transport Security (ATS) security feature which requires an app to connect to web services over a secure HTTPS connection rather than an HTTP connection. When this feature was released it wa...

Zero code development is helping ease the pain of app development for some

Zero code development is helping ease the pain of app development for some

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by

At one end of the enterprise mobility spectrum is the field, where workers use apps to meet demands of those at the other end: managers who are finding more inventive ways to use the information in operations, customer service and sales as business intelligence that drives the bottom line.   In between is Information Technology (IT), which gets demands ...

The impact of fake retail apps hitting the Apple App Store this year

The impact of fake retail apps hitting the Apple App Store this year

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 by

Holiday retail woes have hit a little early this year, with hundreds of fake retail and product apps appearing in Apple’s App Store recently. The New York Times reports counterfeiters have disguised apps as retail chains like Dollar Tree and Foot Locker, department stores like Nordstrom and even luxury brands like Jimmy Choo. With Apple known to have a st...

As Apple's Encryption Deadline Looms, Openwave Mobility Launches SmartidM

As Apple's Encryption Deadline Looms, Openwave Mobility Launches SmartidM

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by

Openwave Mobility has announced the launch of Smart Identity Manager (SmartidM) for mobile operators to effectively manage their subscribers’ data, and launch new services. SmartidM is part of the company’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM) portfolio of products. Use cases for SmartidM include centralized ID management for fraud prevention, delivering BingeOn...

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