Web3 and NFTs are just the beginning of a vast metaverse says Wursta
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
Alex Wykoff, Director of Product, Web3 at WRST Collabs talks all about Wursta and their web3 team, why they chose to enter the NFT realm, how NFTs ignite brand engagement, what that process looks like, and the different ways brands will leverage web3. Wykoff also shares how society is starting to become more comfortable with NFTs, different ways...
Time series data guide for app developers
Friday, September 2, 2022 by Michael Gargiulo
Time-series databases are exploding today as one of the fastest-growing database categories. With the cloud ushering in ever more "self-service", the volume of data continues to increase as innovation brings more computational power and storage capacity, many developers today are trying to wrap their heads around how to handle time-series data at the database ...
App store revenue increases for non game apps
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Gaming apps account for the majority of revenue on the App Store currently. However, that is to change in the coming years. According to the numbers presented by Safebettingsites.com, the user-spending on non-game apps in the App Store is set to increase by 176%, by 2026. This increase in revenue would see non-game spending from users eclipse the spending on games in th...
App Stability Index of top mobile apps
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear, a provider of software development and visibility tools, has released its 2022 App Stability Index Report measuring the stability of the top 250 mobile and web apps used by Bugsnag customers worldwide. Using Bugsnag data from a 30-day period, the third annual report shows mobile apps are continuing the release trend of once per week, moving from a weekly rele...
Metaverse industry report 2022 from GamesPad
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The Metaverse Industry Report 2022 by GamesPad Co-Founders Constantin Kogan and Eran Elhanani examines new markets in the metaverse, as well as strategies for entrepreneurs to capitalize on emerging business opportunities.
The potential metaverse market opportunity is projected to reach a whopping $13 trillion by 2030. Many leading brand...
Achieving corporate growth without losing service quality
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Prasad Memane
The software product industry is highly competitive and shows no signs of slowing down. In June 2022, approximately 36 thousand mobile apps were released through the Apple App Store, up by two percent compared to the previous month. As such, companies are feeling mounting pressure to launch new products or add new features to current products. However, if the technology...
Record breaking quarter for Armory amidst tech slowdown
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Armory, the continuous deployment (CD) company empowering development teams to easily, reliably, safely, and continuously deploy software at any scale, has highlighted the company’s record-breaking second quarter, which included product innovation, global expansion, revenue, and customer growth as well as continued 100% customer retention.
"To have a recor...
Most hated apps in every country
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
According to a recent study by DotNek, smartphone users worldwide collectively download 250 million apps daily on average. While app usage is higher than ever, customer satisfaction with mobile apps has fallen in recent years, driving many mobile users into a love-hate relationship with their smartphones and the apps that populate them.
There is a multitude of reason...
HotPlay in game advertising updates from NextPlay
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
NextPlay Technologies, Inc., a digital native ecosystem for finance, digital advertisers, and video gamers, updates shareholders on continuing progress made by its HotPlay in-game advertising group and game studio towards commercial launch.
Progress includes the expected commercial release of HotPlay 2.0 in calendar 2022, which, when released, will off...
Keeping startups agile and pivoting with MVPs
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Yasser Jilani
With low budgets and little time, startups need to react with speed and agility to launch products. Our product sat (and still sits) in the global online e-learning market, sized at approximately 250 billion US dollars in 2020, with the US contributing to 47% growth. The market was fierce and competitive, especially for new startups entering the market.
Key drivers of the metaverse market
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
Emmanuelle Rivet, Vice Chair, and US TMT & Global Technology Leader, at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has over 26 years of experience advising public and private tech companies on complex transactions from M&A and equity or debt offerings to system implementation and operations transformation for scale and compliance. Emmanuelle is focused on helping diverse tea...
The metaverse dominance race has begun
Monday, August 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
In a metaverse, everything is connected. Every corner of the internet is reachable and each individual user is represented by an avatar. The metaverse is a place where the physical and digital worlds collide, and it's quickly becoming the dominant platform for human interaction. This shift has huge implications for businesses, governments, and individuals. In a meta...
Why a burst in the tech funding bubble is a good thing
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
There's no doubt that there's a lot of money flowing into tech right now. But that may not mean we're in a bubble. Money always follows opportunity, and right now there are some incredible opportunities in tech. We're seeing breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other cutting-edge technologies. These advances are creating ne...
Oracle Web3 development accelerates
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
InfStones and Oracle have announced that they are collaborating on integrating InfStones’ leading blockchain development platform with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to accelerate Web3 development. This collaboration will help deliver important insights that drive the evolution, development, and adoption of Web3 applications worldwide.
VR sports app Gym Class secures $8M in funding
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gym Class has raised $8 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from Y Combinator. Gym Class combines the fun, fitness, social, and entertainment aspects of real-world sports delivered in best-in-class VR basketball. Gym Class is set to launch on the Meta Quest Store in fall 2022.
VR sports app Gym Class raises $8M ahead of a fal...
Why app modernization projects fail
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rafalin, the CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder at vFunction, discusses the data results from the new vFunction survey that analyzed why app modernization projects fail from developers' and architects' points of view. Rafalin also goes over the major trends that you should prioritize when modernizing an application, the key elements of successful modernization a...
AI expands cross border payment capabilities
Monday, August 8, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Once regarded as a futuristic technology confined to the realm of films and comic books, AI’s science-fiction reputation has given way to practical usage in a fast-growing range of everyday business processes in the finance industry. This extends to cross-border payments, where AI is already automating processes to speed up transactions, strengthen security and im...
UI and UX testing report from Applitools
Friday, August 5, 2022 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the 2022 State of UI/UX Testing Report. Testers, developers, QA managers, and UI/UX designers from nearly 1,000 companies were surveyed.
As the first-ever industry report on the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) testing, the data shows that most organizations' current testing techniques are unable to meet the quality engineering de...
Software-defined perimeter market is set to grow
Friday, August 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The software-defined perimeter market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 14.3% from USD 7.4 billion in 2022 to USD 28.2 billion through 2032.
The increased need for policy-based security architecture to decrease network complexity and the growing demand for cloud-based applications are other factors expected to influence the software-defined perimeter market trends...
Tablet gaming still important in gaming industry
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The size of the tablet gaming industry is relatively small, but it still forms an integral part of the mobile gaming industry. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Roblox Corporation was the top-earning iPad gaming publisher in June 2022. The creators of the online game platform and game creation system, Roblox, made $45.99 million through th...
Supercell increases stakes in Space Ape Games
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Supercell has invested an additional $37M to acquire a larger stake in mobile game developer and publisher Space Ape Games increasing its stake in the London studio from 62.6% to 75%. This is on top of their original $56.6M investment from 2017. They have also extended their line of credit by a further $50M, bringing Supercell’s total debt and equity inv...
NFT art value amid crypto crash
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
New research has revealed how much money NFT artists can make per month, with the top 35% earning over the U.S minimum wage, the top 20% achieving at least $96,000 per year, and the top 10% earning enough to be in the top 5% income threshold in the United States.
The research, conducted by crypto and blockchain news site Crypto.news, analyzed the last 30 days of glob...
Facebook Ads Benchmark Report findings for Q2
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
Tinuiti has announced that they have finished producing its latest Facebook Benchmark Report, uncovering numerous opportunities for brands to optimize their marketing strategies. While ad impression growth turned positive on Facebook in the second quarter, declines grew steeper on Instagram, where advertisers saw a 27% decrease in Q2 compared to a 4% decline i...
Covalent teams up with Cronos blockchain
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Covalent announced integration with the Cronos blockchain, the EVM chain supported by Crypto.com. The partnership will simplify workflows for developers, data analysts, and more. The new partnership between Covalent and Cronos plays a pivotal role in easing the Web3 data experience, enabling projects and developers to seamlessly access the information needed to power de...
Google Play app spending down in first half of 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
The first half of 2022 has turned out to be disappointing for Android and its app store Google Play. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, app-spending on Google’s marketplace was down by 7.4% Y-O-Y during the first half of 2022. In the first half of 2022, Android users spent a total of $21.3 billion on apps.
Total app spending up by ...
Building mentally fit workforces with Pulse
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
New Gallup findings from their latest annual global update determined, among other ominous results, that stress, sadness, and worry have all inched higher worldwide pushing Gallup's Negative Experience Index to yet another new high. Our career lives are certainly suffering in kind.
New ‘Pulse’ app helps build a more menta...
NFT creator economy is booming
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
According to a newly published report by Fact.MR, market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global non-fungible token (NFT) market stands at US$ 34 billion in 2022 and is predicted to expand at an astounding CAGR of 25% during the forecast years (2022-2032). The market is set to surge owing to the changing dynamics in digital content creation and the as...
The CodeLogic CSI lands to reduce software breaking code
Thursday, July 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
CodeLogic, the Continuous Software Intelligence company, has launched the developer toolkit that scans post-compile binaries, runtime app behavior, and database connections to provide a complete and up-to-the-second picture of infrastructure-wide software connections and dependencies. CodeLogic says they address the unrelenting complexity that, according ...
GDWC 2022 prize pool over $100K
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Game Development World Championship 2022 (GDWC), one of the biggest game development competitions in the world will be giving out prizes and giveaways worth over $100,000 this year. This is the largest prize pool in the Championship's history.
Over $100,000 prize pool at the Game Development World Championship 2022!
Prizes are spread across multiple catego...
Productive developers prefer quality code
Monday, July 11, 2022 by Richard Harris
New research from Rollbar, a provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, indicates that nearly a third (32%) of CTOs, developers, engineers, and technical leads feel the most productive when they are creating better quality code and not just more code. Nearly as many (28%) said that meeting and exceeding their managers’ expectations is what ...
NFT Paris returns for a second edition
Monday, July 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The event dedicated to NFT in Europe, NFT Paris, has officially been confirmed for its second year which will take place on February 24 and 25, 2023. NFT Paris is designed for professionals and enthusiasts of today’s cultural and economic revolution and provides a unique meeting place for traditional brands and NFT players. The event aims to create a bridge to rei...
Frontend development trends for 2022
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 by Richard Harris
Marcin Gajda, frontend team manager at The Software House, has over a decade of experience in different fields of web development and a handful of delivered products. He aims to make other developers write better code and strive to always find the best solution. Gajda shared with us, all of the key insights from the State of Frontend report, including the scop...
SKAdNetwork and Private Relay quasi-VPN
Thursday, June 30, 2022 by Nathan Darst
During Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 and 2021, Apple came out with major updates to privacy that impacted mobile marketers for years to come in the iOS space. It’s no surprise everyone was waiting with bated breath to see where Apple would take us with WWDC 2022 announcements around iOS 16. While there were certainly going to be some...
Future VR optics from Meta
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are edging toward becoming commonplace. However, social acceptability is still some way off and the user experience is not entirely comfortable. Essential to solving these problems are the lenses that magnify and focus headsets’ displays. Until recently, this field was relatively static, with headsets using optics based on Fresnel len...
Web3 gaming redefined by Souq
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Businesses have become increasingly reliant on Web3 in 2022, though according to Bloomberg, Deutsche Bank predictions and Fed rate raises may signal a recession looms. In that case, CoinDesk adds that signs point to a continued and strong correlation between recession-trending stock markets and cryptocurrency performance.
Now more than ever, ownership of digital asse...