SignEasy chats about iOS 13, developers, and connecting with customers
Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
SignEasy just made an announcement that they are the latest Apple mobility partner, joining a select group of business solution providers within the Apple enterprise ecosystem with a common goal of helping businesses reimagine their workflows on iPhone and iPad.
This relationship allows SignEasy to tap into Apple's expertise in design and customer expe...
The making of flight concierge app AHOY
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Invent a solution to your own problem. That's what Sylvia Brune thought to herself while working for a start-up fund & accelerator in Africa, travelling around the continent, investing in start-ups. She thought the business travel experience was broken, especially when plans change a lot. Sylvia set out to fix it by offering business travellers the option to boo...
Ethics standards and security protocols app developers should follow
Monday, September 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
IBM buys Red Hat what does it mean
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
With the IBM/Red Hat acquisition finalized, Jim Whitehurst has reaffirmed Red Hat's commitment to open source following much speculation. Given CloudBees' own commitment to open source through their work with the Jenkins project, Sacha Labourey, CEO of CloudBees, has expressed what a "massive win" this is for both Red Hat and the open-source ...
eiPaaS value as seen from Jitterbit's CTO
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Fragmented technologies have the power to stop an enterprise dead in its tracks. However, there is one secret weapon every business needs to give themselves a fighting chance to quickly grow to the levels of those other major companies. Enterprise integration has become the great growth enabler for today's enterprises. We spoke with, Manoj Chaudhary, CTO and VP...
The DMV is selling driver data and Eve Maler weighs in
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Motherboard broke the news on September 6 that Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) around the nation have been making millions by selling drivers’ personally identifiable information to thousands of businesses. Amongst the DMVs customers are insurance agencies, tow companies, data brokers and even private investigators – all who are able to purchase records...
Developing Blockchain Dapps with Factom (FAT protocol)
Monday, August 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Factom blockchain is a decentralized publication protocol for building record systems that are immutable and independently verifiable. It enables secure storage of data without disclosing private information or requiring trusted intermediaries. Unlike other public blockchains, Factom uses a distributed ledger architecture that allows related entries to be linked chr...
Bluetooth modules for business gets a bump from ublox
Thursday, August 1, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
u‑blox has announced it acquired Rigado’s Bluetooth modules business in an Asset Purchase Agreement. Rigado is a provider of Edge‑as‑a-Service gateway solutions for Commercial IoT, and began offering certified wireless modules in 2015.
This acquisition will allow u‑blox to extend their range of products in the area of Bluetooth low energy, Zigbee and ...
The cloud infrastructure startup war brewing
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Cloud infrastructure startups have traditionally faced an uphill battle as they strive to gain footing against market leaders like AWS and Google. As a result, venture investors have tended to shy away from these startups on the assumption that the cloud platforms will eventually eradicate all competition in the market.
Eric Anderson, Principal at Scale Venture Partn...
Learn makeup tips through an app
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Brittany Harris
NIYA Beauty has launched in the iOS and Android app stores.
Users only need to download the free app and begin browsing through makeup artist portfolios to get started. Once they find the perfect fit, they can book a day and time that works for them. Whether they want to update and refresh their daily makeup routine or be guided through a sultry date night look, NIYA...
Understanding edge computing
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
The cloud allows for organizations to easily run applications that can be used all over the world at the same time, however, cloud computing simply cannot keep up with the demands of emerging technologies and the influx of data. It is predicted that over 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020 – making the networks extremely crowded.
How companies waste time bouncing between too many apps
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
With the speed and complexity of work today, organizations are adopting new applications and technologies built to bring innovative capabilities to the workforce. According to a recent report from Mavenlink, this influx of applications designed to improve efficiency has actually had the opposite effect when poorly integrated and implemented.
In their attempt to simpl...
The future of AI in advertising for mobile could be audiocentric
Friday, July 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instreamatic is bringing an entirely new kind of ad type to mobile apps. The platform enables AI-backed dialogue advertising. Imagine you're listening to Pandora (who they just partnered with a few weeks ago) and you hear an ad asking if you want to learn about a brand's product. You can verbally respond to the ad - yes to get more info, or no to skip and return...
Identifying company influencers to help with automation projects
Monday, July 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instagram influencers may be all the rage, but it’s time organizations shift the focus away from external influencers to internal ones. And, this isn’t a task for your CMO, rather it’s one the CIO can tackle.
CIOs, raise your hand if you already are or have plans to implement automation technology at your organization. If you were to ask this questi...
How to deliver software faster
Friday, June 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Driven by the trend of microservices creating complexity in code delivery and every company becoming a technology company, the software development community is under enormous pressure to deliver high-quality, leading-edge, and scalable code to an insatiable market.
Data from a new survey by Codefresh exposed the relentless pressure, with 32 percent reporti...
Why value stream is important
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
In today’s fast-paced mobile and software development landscape, enterprises are under more pressure than ever to drive value fast to remain competitive. And the primary means to drive that value is increasingly being done through the development of quality software.
Leading IT organizations are no longer concentrating simply on how fast they can deliver softwa...
GDPR for app developers as seen by former CTO of CBS
Thursday, June 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
GDPR is only the beginning. Data protection laws impacting how developers manage customer data are exploding all over the globe. Recently, Turkey fined Facebook, Microsoft updated its Compliance Manager, and California prepared to implement its new privacy regulations.
As companies and app developers increasingly rely on a global customer base, combating this issue i...
Delivering personalized experiences without being creepy like Amazon
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
Amazon has seeped its way into every inch of our lives, and it’s increasingly difficult to ignore Bezos’s touch as Amazon presence rapidly monopolizes books (Kindle, Audible and Goodreads), groceries (Whole Foods), clothes (Zappos), movies (IMDB), news (Washington Post), gadgets (Ring and Alexa), space travel (Blue Origin), medicine (PillPack) and more.
A world with no passwords and how FIDO2 can help make it happen
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
93.2 percent of the overall web browser market has embraced FIDO2: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
The FIDO Alliance is driven by hundreds of global tech leaders across enterprise, payments, telecom, government, and healthcare that have come together in support of the organization’s mission to reduce the world’s re...
GDPR report after one year
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Data protection and privacy has always been important, but with the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, companies are now thinking about it differently and are more critical of how they secure their data - especially as it pertains to sensitive and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
With the one-year anniversary of...
How hashgraph is different to blockchain
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hedera Hashgraph is a company which allows distributed ledger technology (DLT) to move beyond the limitations of blockchain. In simple terms, hashgraph goes further than what blockchain can do, while eliminating many blockchain’s issues. It was founded to provide a new form of distributed consensus. The platform is faster, fairer, more secure, and unrivaled by oth...
Apple Arcade game development and Stadia set to shift gaming industry
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
In the last few months, the gaming industry has witnessed major shifts as new emerging services begin to take shape across various platforms. Drilling down into mobile gaming, the recent launches of Google Stadia and Apple Arcade have presented gamers with two new mediums to flex their gaming skills. However, these emerging platforms have presented new implications, cha...
Low code pros and cons
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
If you are a coder - someone who can actually write source code for software development, you are probably tired of the constant barrage of emails from head-hunters wanting to snipe you from your current position. You are in demand my friend, very high demand in fact, and there is no sign of it slowing down. Developers are needed in every sector of the IT industry, but ...
How and why to use feature flags
Friday, April 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Some of the world’s most successful and best-known tech companies, including Netflix, Instagram and Facebook, use product experimentation and feature flagging to capture accurate data about customers and product ideas and gain intelligence on market trends.
Split CEO and co-founder Adil Aijaz says organizations that embrace feature flagging and experimentation ...
What it takes to be a blockchain developer
Monday, April 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
The role of a blockchain developer is much coveted, and named as the top emerging career in the US job market last year. In fact, software engineers with specialized knowledge of blockchain technology are able to command salaries as high as $175,000 USD. With mainstream adoption on the horizon and higher education institutions working to prepare the next generations of ...
Using data driven design for mobile games
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Games Guild, a subset of MassDigi, provides marketing support to games that are being created by students and independent developers in the Worcester, MA area and beyond. Specifically, it provides support for MassDigi’s Live Studio. In this Live Studio, students obtain industry experience, acquire their names on a published title, as well as gain credits from Beck...
Mobile apps that use big data better do the data science too
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Data science has emerged as a new powerhouse for organizations, turning mountains of data into actionable business insights that impact every part of the business. However, not all data science platforms and methodologies are created equal. The ability to use data science to make decisions with transparency and accountability comes down to many factors, including whethe...
Apps from maps using location intelligence is a whole new world
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
Technically a map is defined as a diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc. As soon as we view a map, we inherently start turning it into information by analyzing its contents and finding patterns, assessing trends, and making decisions about what we are seeing.
Creating apps and software that use map informa...
Location based mobile advertising fraud is hard to police
Monday, March 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Mobile ad targeting is a moving target - pun intended, and location data fraud and counterfeiting is a global problem in the advertising ecosystem. Many marketers are unaware of the massive implications that unverified data can have on mobile ad campaigns - it's difficult to geo-target ads that target drive-to-store when the geolocation is wrong or invalid.
HeadSpin acquires performance testing company and launches new tools
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
In an email to ADM, HeadSpin said they have acquired application performance testing company NimbleDroid. Effective immediately, HeadSpin will integrate the NimbleDroid functional performance testing tools into its core platform and all employees will join HeadSpin including NimbleDroid co-founder and CEO Junfeng Yang, who has been named Chief Scientist of HeadSpin...
Best practices to avoid being removed from the Apple App Store
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
For any app developer, developing a top-ranking app on Apple’s App Store would be a career highlight. Yet thanks to Apple doubling down on user privacy, even popular apps like Facebook have been taken offline. For developers, it’s increasingly important to stay abreast of rapidly-changing privacy, compliance and policy changes to avoid a similar fate -the dr...
Just Commit says GitLab
Thursday, March 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign has inspired athletes since 1988. Now, in 2019, GitLab draws on that mantra to motivate developers and create a lead employees to success. This year marks DevOps’ 10-year anniversary, and over the past 10 years the approach to the industry and culture has continued to change. However, one thing remains the same - you ...
Feature management trends are growing
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
As companies transition to a world built on software, there is an increasing requirement to move quickly, innovate faster, and deliver exceptional user experiences. As such, feature management is a process development teams are increasingly relying on as a best practice to separate code deployments from feature releases. This allows teams to control feature lifecycles, ...
Serverless computing 101 for developers
Monday, March 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hosting application data in the cloud is nothing new, it's as old as the Internet itself. But what is new is the way today's cloud platforms can intelligently manage the data and infrastructure itself along with the data, making the entire hosting experience seem serverless.
Nimbella, a serverless computing platform that is cloud-agnostic, recently closed a s...
Ethereum hard forks
Friday, March 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
After a recent delay this past January, Ethereum’s Constantinople and Petersburg hard forks just hit at block number 7,280,000. The practice of forks sparks much debate in the industry and many are monitoring these imminent Ethereum hard forks with great anticipation, trepidation, and uncertainty.
But what are the implications of Constantinople and Petersb...