App by Appix engages audiences
Monday, October 14, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
APPIX, a new audience engagement, and lighting effects tool, recently got the chance to prove their expertise at creating memorable moments on The Mixtape Tour with New Kids On The Block, which saw the iconic 80’s and 90’s act reuniting in large-scale venues throughout North America. The tour included 55 concerts and grossed $53.2 million while selling over ...
Monitor air pollution with an app and developer API
Friday, September 27, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Monitoring your exposure to pollution due to wildfires just got much easier with the release BreezoMeter, an application helping users to plan ahead by utilizing the fire alerts functionality provided by their free mobile app. The movement of wildfire smoke is hard to predict. It's only recently been discovered that wildfire pollution travels much further than accou...
Women Who Tech announce 10 finalists
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Women Who Tech announced the 10 finalists for the European-leg of its flagship Women Startup Challenge. The HealthTech startups will pitch their ventures to top investors and compete for an equity-free $50,000 cash grant on 7th October at Paris City Hall, Hôtel de Ville.
"By 2040, $25 trillion will be spent annually on healthcare, yet only 9.7% of investor...
Apps that communicate best with users
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Leanplum has announced the results of a new study on consumer sentiment toward brand communication. Study results show that brands primarily fail because they send too many and irrelevant notifications, yet brands like Facebook, Wells Fargo and Bank of America are the best at communicating with their users.
Notification bombardment leads to app deletion. Mo...
GPS locator tracking app gets updated for fleets and more
Monday, August 19, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Chirp GPS, the leading GPS tracking mobile app for iOS, Android, and the web, has just released version 6.0 with a brand new tracking screen that is causing quite a stir among users - especially those owning businesses.
What's the buzz all about? It's the app's ability to show everyone at the same time on the map in real-time, and include all of their log...
Fintech and developers get challenged by Finastra appathon
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Finastra has issued a challenge to Fintechs and developers with its first-ever public appathon, inviting anyone with a good idea to build an application that solves a common pain point for North American community banks and credit unions, using its FusionFabric.cloud platform.
Participants will use Finastra’s US Banking APIs, accessible for free on the FusionFa...
Anomaly detection by Instaclustr processes 19 billion events per day
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Instaclustr announced it has successfully created an anomaly detection application capable of processing and vetting real-time events at a uniquely massive scale – 19 billion events per day – by leveraging open source Apache Cassandra and Apache Kafka and Kubernetes container orchestration. Get the source code on github.
Anomaly detection is the identific...
Building confidence in machine learning models for IT
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
OpsRamp announced OpsQ Observed Mode to build confidence in machine learning models for IT event and performance analysis. The Summer 2019 Release also introduces automated alert suppression to reduce human time spent on first-response to alerts, continuous learning-based alert escalation using live event data, and new infrastructure monitoring capabilities for cloud na...
Developers place real-time DevOps visibility as high importance
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new study from SmartDraw Software highlights the importance DevOps teams place on the ability to provide real-time DevOps visibility across their DevOps ecosystem. For nearly all respondents (84 percent) real-time DevOps visibility is somewhat to an extremely important goal. In fact, 100 percent are currently working to find a way to provide real-time DevOps vis...
Apple is letting this app override devices on silent in emergencies
Thursday, April 4, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Hedge Tactical Solutions, a real-time emergency response technology, has reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to override the silent setting for its customers who have Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad. Just as all Apple devices emit a loud audible tone during specific events like an amber alert, all Hedge Tactical Solutions customers using Apple products will ...
iOS 12 notifications did not change user behavior report says
Monday, March 25, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Urban Airship, a digital engagement platform, looked at the iOS 12 notification (push alerts) adoption rates in the first six months of its availability and came across some interesting findings. You might remember that a key pillar of the iOS 12 update was the introduction of quiet notifications and group notifications - well, it didn't matter says their findings.
Running applications directly from Cohesity now possible
Monday, March 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Cohesity announced new capabilities that empower enterprises to run applications from Cohesity as well as third parties directly on the Cohesity DataPlatform. This milestone is a big step forward in empowering enterprises to derive insights from their most valuable business asset, their data.
This is the first time that enterprises are able to run applications ...
Kong Brain and Kong Immunity launches powered by AI and ML
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Kong Inc. has launched Kong Brain and Kong Immunity for its Kong Enterprise API platform. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the new, advanced features will help automate the entire API and service development lifecycle from pre-production to post-production to provide organizations with an intelligent, end-to-end API solution. By automating p...
AIOps and why IT should care
Thursday, November 29, 2018 by Bhanu Singh
For years, industry leaders have rightfully evangelized the massive benefits of digital transformation. Abandoning outdated legacy systems and processes in favor of cloud-enabled ones helps produce greater insights, lowers operating costs, and streamlines operations for faster time-to-market of new products or services and a better overall customer experience. Already, ...
5 app development tips to help you avoid disaster
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Joe Hanson
Mobile app development: it’s easy and straightforward in the lab, but once your app is deployed to the wild, all bets are off. You need to deliver seamless, fast experiences for users on low-powered devices, in any number of network environments.
When it comes to building mobile apps, uncontrollable user behavior can lead you down the path to death by 1000 pape...
The subscription based app model is working and here's proof
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its annual Mobile App Engagement Index, describing trends in consumer app engagement and ways mobile marketers can adapt to thrive in the changing landscape. Specifically, the report reveals that mobile users are head over heels for the subscription model, with considerable momentum gained from last year. Additionally, the Index highlights a shift in ge...
Fission open source serverless framework gets updated
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Platform9 just released updates to Fission.io - the open source, Kubernetes-native Serverless framework, with new features enabling developers and IT Operations to improve the quality and reliability of serverless applications.
Other new features include Automated Canary Deployments to reduce the risk of failed releases, Prometheus integration for auto...
GitHub Actions and other announcements from GitHub Universe
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
GitHub, the soon to be acquired by Microsoft company, has always been known for its source code repository capabilities for developers. But why just store the code on a platform when you can run it too?
At its annual developer conference, GitHub Universe, they announced Actions, which is essentially a way to help automate your development workflows. Actions use...
Presidential Alerts and the future of mobile communication
Thursday, October 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
FEMA has sent their first emergency test message to all of the mobile devices throughout the United States. They reported every American who owns a smartphone - which is about 75% of the population, should have received the test alert. In total the message went out to a total of 225 million devices right around 1:18 PM CST reading "Presiden...
iOS 12 notification changes should make you rethink your messages
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
It feels as if our mobile screens are swimming in notification overload these days, and it’s no wonder why when leading mobile marketing companies plaster billboards in Silicon Valley with promises to engage mobile users.
In a hyper-connected world where consumer attention is scarce, notifications are an incredibly powerful way to reach users wherever they are....
Changes to the way notifications work in iOS 12 you need to know
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Mike Herrick
iOS 12’s public release has brought about key changes to the way we do notifications. With these changes, Urban Airship urges app publishers to adopt customer-centric messaging best practices to accommodate new user behavior, improve notification visibility and maximize the value that their app can deliver. Granular user controls over notifications, new Grouped No...
IT operations platform OpsRamp announces Fall 2018 release
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
OpsRamp has announced its Fall 2018 release with a new Topology Explorer, enhanced Service Maps, and comprehensive cloud database monitoring. The release expands on the use cases that modern digital operations teams use to discover, manage, and optimize their hybrid IT infrastructure.
OpsRamp’s latest release helps enterprise IT teams deliver IT operations-as-a...
VMworld 2018 sees new VMware cloud operations services drop
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
At VMworld 2018, VMWare addressed the challenges of multi-cloud environments head-on, announcing new and enhanced VMware Cloud Services that will enable cloud operations, DevOps, and security and compliance teams to better manage cloud costs, operations, security, and compliance across clouds. The advancements to VMware’s cloud operations platform includ...
Build communications apps with less coding thanks to PHLO
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Plivo announces the immediate availability of PHLO, a new way for developers to rapidly build and embed communications into their applications. PHLO, available via the Plivo platform, allows developers to visually integrate voice and SMS into apps in minutes, eliminating the need to constantly refer to documentation and reducing the number of coding lines and integratio...
Tunity launches SDK to let developers build TV audio streaming apps
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Tunity announced the debut of Tunity SDK for Audio. An SDK that gives any customer-facing business, from restaurants to gyms, airports, and universities, the ability to implement a white-labeled version of Tunity’s deep learning TV audio streaming technology. This allows users to hear live audio from muted televisions directly on their existing mobile devices. Tun...
Machine learning for the banking industry helps reduce criminal risk
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mindtree is using artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to help banks improve their ability to detect financial crimes and enhance reconciliation management. These service offerings are made possible through a partnership with Tookitaki's machine-learning-powered platform.
Banks and other financial institutions are challenged by both the rising ...
The Twilio API for WhatsApp is now available
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Twilio has announced the Twilio API for WhatsApp that lets Twilio customers message with their users via WhatsApp for the first time. Twilio removes the operational overhead of managing and scaling WhatsApp for developers, making it a fast and reliable way for businesses to start communicating with the more than 1.5 billion users of WhatsApp. With one API, develope...
Open Design Challenge launches to develop fitness app for US Airforce
Friday, August 3, 2018 by Richard Harris
AF CyberWorx is launching its first-ever open design challenge. The online competition is designed to allow people to join from across the nation, bringing together a greater mix of participants from industry, government, and academia. Participants are asked to design and develop a fitness application that could provide health monitoring, personalized fitness coaching, ...
The App Lifecycle: Tips for engaging and retaining users
Monday, July 30, 2018 by David Lundell
Today, there are over 6 billion apps across the app stores, with more and more popping up every day. Developers are constantly working to fight through the clutter to acquire new users via paid and organic channels. And in a world of ever-changing user attention, the challenge for developers once they do acquire a new user is figuring out how to keep the user engaged an...
Emojis inside app push alerts significantly influence engagement says Leanplum
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Leanplum has announced a new Mobile Marketing Trends report, Unlocking Engagement & Growth With Emojis, that confirms the effectiveness of emoji usage in push notifications and emails. The data verifies that emojis are significantly more likely to influence mobile engagement and aid retention.“We used Leanplum to test the effectiveness of emojis in push notification...
Mobile app design tips for all generations
Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Janani Vasudev
The way we use technology to communicate varies drastically based on age, perhaps most conspicuously within family circles. Communication between a brother and sister, or another generational peer, is typically a much more fluid experience than with a parent, grandparent or distant relative. While younger generations have commonly adopted social media platforms to stay ...
Detect eavesdropping in your mobile app with TrustKit
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Data Theorem, Inc. announced the availability of TrustKit Analytics, a new service for the TrustKit community that delivers advanced security insights. In addition, the company announced that since TrustKit’s release in 2015, it has identified more than 100 million eavesdropping attempts on iOS and Android applications, where apps in active mode have blocked 100 p...
SWORD attached smartphone device can detect weapons and explosives
Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
The urgent challenge for security personnel to noninvasively scan people in real time and in public to detect and “see” if they are carrying weapons or explosives without physically searching them could soon be solved with the launch of SWORD by Royal Holdings Technologies Corporation (Royal Holdings).
SWORD attaches to a Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone and ...
How Nintendo proves some people hate the app stores
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
When Nintendo announced that it’s bringing back the NES Classic console on June 29th my first thought was...why? It's a proven platform there's no doubt, but you can walk into any used video game store across the land and pickup the actual vintage console for around $100 bucks. Or just cruise Ebay and you'll find the console, controllers, 25 cartridge games, the zapper ...
Engaging mobile app users with Flurry Push
Monday, May 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sending push alerts to mobile users isn't anything new, but knowing "just when to do it" for the best engagement can be a bit more tricky. To help, Flurry from Oath has unveiled Flurry Push, a free offering from the new Flurry Marketing Suite that enables app developers to send targeted messages to re-engage and retain users across Android and iOS. With Flurry Push, mob...