Video and social platform, MashApp now available
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Brittany Harris
MashApp announced it is now available for iOS and Android mobile devices. MashApp is a new way for users to socialize, in private groups, via creative and interactive video punchlines. Users move away from the passive consumption associated with traditional social media and step into a creative world of conscious video interactions.
Existing social media platforms ta...
Mobile web capture SDK announced by ABBYY
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Brittany Harris
ABBYY launched ABBYY Mobile Web Capture, a new SDK enabling developers to add real-time image and data capture to their mobile web-based onboarding scenarios. Suitable for iOS and Android, the SDK will help companies to dramatically accelerate onboarding processes, decrease client dropout rates caused by manual data entry, and create a better customer experience.
Realm and serverless platform MongoDB Stitch combine
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
MongoDB World 2019 kicked off at the beautiful Hilton Midtown in New York City yesterday. The day was full of technical talks and interactive presentations. The event offers conference-goers the ability to interface with MongoDB experts in free one-on-one consultations and to learn the technology in a hands-on way. They have some big announcements coming out of the conf...
Buildbox game creation software bought by AppOnboard
Thursday, June 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppOnboard, a company which focuses on app creation software has purchased Buildbox, the low code game creation platform that just released version 3.0. Jon Zweig, the CEO of ApponBoard and Trey Smith, CEO of Buildbox, both share the same belief that No-Code is the future of development.
Jonathan Zweig is the founding CEO of AppOnboard and was previously CE...
Mobile app ad pricing and performance report shows what converts best
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
Smaato, in partnership with Liftoff, published a new study on in-app ad pricing and performance. Buyers can use the data and insights to optimize their in-app ad campaigns by pinpointing the specific ad formats that will allow them to maximize engagement rates and drive conversions. The report analyzes activity across three trillion ad requests on the Smaato platform in...
The app store is not a monopoly says Apple employees in new survey
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blind is an anonymous social network with thousands of verified employees engaging in discussions about work-related issues and industry trends.
Their weekly surveys gather real-time insight into employee sentiment on trending issues, with results broken down by company.
The most recent survey asked Is Apple creating a monopoly by only allowing consumers to purcha...
Maker of CryptoFight lands investment from gaming pioneer Calvin Ayre
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Kronoverse Corp. has secured a lead investment in its seed round from Calvin Ayre, online gaming entrepreneur, and founder of Ayre Group and CoinGeek. The investment comes on the heels of Kronoverse’s groundbreaking announcement last month that it will use the Bitcoin SV [BSV] blockchain to power CryptoFights’ game networking layer. Ayre is a key backer of B...
Microsoft announces Visual Studio 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Microsoft announced general availability for Visual Studio 2019 – offering innovative and intelligent solutions that increase developer productivity. With Visual Studio 2019, we’ve focused on what’s important to developers by adding numerous productivity improvements, enhanced collaboration, and faster tooling that bring the best experience to develope...
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...
Edge computing solution for industrial mobile devices arrives
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
FogHorn released Lightning Mobile, an edge computing solution built specifically for industrial mobile devices.
According to GSMA Intelligence, Industrial IoT connections will overtake consumer IoT connections in 2023, increasing more than five-fold to 13.8 billion in 2025. This is driven by a number of factors, including the emergence of LTE-M, NB-IoT, and...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Progress has revealed its strategy and approach for enabling high productivity application development. As part of this strategy, Progress announced the latest release of the Progress Kinvey platform, delivering a combination of high productivity, full developer control over the app experience, and operational efficiency for modern workloads with dynamic scale.
Enterprise grade low code platform arrives from Kony
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kony Inc has a lot to talk about these days. Along with recently being named a leader in The Forrester Wave: Low-Code Development Platforms for AD&D Professionals, Q1 2019, they also sent notice to us that they launched Kony Quantum, a new brand with enhanced capabilities for its next-generation low-code app development platform that aims to deliver rich digita...
First multi-TEE security platform for mobile app developers emerges
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Trustonic says it will expand support to include Huawei’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) on its mobile application security platform, Trustonic Application Protection (TAP). Until now, TAP has enabled app developers to build apps secured by both strong application shielding for iOS and Android, and hardware-based protection for the 1.7 billion Android devices...
UK parliamentary report says Facebook should be regulated
Monday, February 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Facebook and its executives have been labeled "digital gangsters" in a UK parliamentary report that calls for the company to be regulated, after an 18-month long investigation. The 180-page document says that Facebook willfully broke data privacy and competition laws.
A summary of the UK parliamentary report finds
Compulsory Code of Ethics for te...
Old school banner ads outperforming video
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Liftoff has unveiled its first Creative Ad Index report of the year. Released the same year when mobile is projected to eclipse television in consumer attention, effective mobile advertising has never been more important. Key findings that could change the way mobile advertisers allocate their spend in 2019 include: the one major mistake marketers make when it comes to ...
Creating native mobile apps without writing native code
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Native programming can strike fear into the heart of anyone that doesn't know how to write it. While we as programmers understand our limits and capabilities, we still like to brag about the complicated function or route we just wrote. But just drop the words "Objective C, or Android Java" into the next conversation you have with fellow programmers and see...
Top coding languages and technologies report sets the pace for 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
The top coding languages and programs studied by its millions of users in 2018 have been released by Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform.
2019 promises to be another year where software dominates the tech and IT landscape, so knowing which languages and programs are coming out on top is useful to both companies trying to keep up with competition ...
Next generation low code platforms snub citizen developers
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Sumit Sarkar
Analysts have touted the growth of high productivity application development platforms which are attractive to many enterprises unable to find the necessary digital talent. These evolving platforms, also described as no or low code, focus on increasing productivity over traditional software development by expanding the pool of talent that can deliver apps. Many professi...
Android Studio update fixes over 200 reported bugs, here's what's new
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
Google has just announced the release of Android Studio 3.3, an update on Project Marble, which is the Android Studio team’s focus on improving fundamental user-facing features and product polish.
In a recent blog post, Jamal Eason says: "Android Studio 3.3 kicks off the broader quality focus area for the year, which we call Project Marble. Announced at th...
National Geographic just updated their app
Monday, January 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
National Geographic just launched a new mobile app that is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, the app provides users with a personalized digital experience that includes access to the National Geographic magazine archives, an immense photo library, digi...
Augmented reality app creation made simple with PlugXR
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
PlugXR, Inc., an Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality Silicon Valley startup based in San Jose, California (USA), has announced its flagship AR Authoring Platform, PlugXR Creator (Beta), the Fastest and First-of-its-kind AR App Creator for Android/iOS mobiles to develop powerful AR apps in Minutes.
"We expect to expand the XR market starting with AR...
Google is turning on the Restore feature soon
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
In a recent email sent to Android developers that have subscriptions enabled, Google wants to remind you that soon they will be activating the Restore feature. The email read:
"We are writing to let you know about an upcoming change to the Restore feature in the Google Play Console. On April 15, 2019, Google will be turning on the Restore feature for all develop...
Skuid joins MuleSoft to help enterprises create better apps
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Skuid, a no-code cloud application platform, announced it has joined the MuleSoft Technology Partner Program so enterprises can create even better business applications. With Skuid and MuleSoft, customers can deliver highly usable business applications that unlock customer’s data across the enterprise and enhance user experiences to drive business productivity all...
Corona labs goes open source and developers are nervous
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Corona Labs, which provides a free cross-platform mobile development tool used to create 2D applications, has announced that after years of planning, the Corona game engine will finally be released as an open-source project. Corona Labs expects that by making their engine an open-source project, issues like adaptation to sudden market changes, updates, and requirements ...
Building secure IoT AI Blockchain apps with PiQube
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
NetObjex, Inc., a provider of Digital Operating Platforms for Smart Products, has announced it will be introducing a revolutionary new IoT-AI-Blockchain gateway device at the Consumer Electronics Show.
PiQube (pronounced "Pie-Cube") will be launched at the CES 2019 Event from January 8th to the 11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada. This sta...
Guest Post: It's Not a Web App, It's An App You Install From the Web
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
We received an email…
"I heard about Forecast, but I couldn’t find it in the App Store. How do I get it?"
"You don’t get it from the App Store: just go to http://forecast.io/ on your phone, and you’ll be given instructions on how to download it."
"Wow, this is great! I didn’t know you could get apps outsid...
Privacy for Android boosted with decentralized VPN
Sunday, January 6, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mysterium Network, an open-source, not-for-profit foundation reinventing internet privacy, security, and freedom, has announced the release of the Mysterium VPN app for Android, which is now available on the Google Play store.
The app, which was released today and is also available for Windows and macOS, will allow users to participate in the world’s first dece...
Unity releases gameplay frequency report
Saturday, January 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Unity Technologies powers more than 50% of all new mobile games today. They have just released new data revealing how much time was spent playing on mobile devices in the United States in 2018 - and the numbers are a bit shocking.
US residents spent 6.926 billion hours playing mobile games in 2018. That’s an average of 21 hours and 6 minutes for every single pe...
Tech to expect at CES 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
CES 2019 is almost here, but before the lights come on and the crowds begin to gather, here’s a sneak peek at what Futuresource Consulting expects will be the key tech trends to hit the global consumer electronics stage in January.
Headphones will make a big noise
Headphones have been making a resurgence over recent years and the category’s ascendance ...
App localization done right
Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Neal Thoms
Mobile devices are everywhere, and so are the apps that run on them. Vast numbers of smartphones mean vast numbers of users – and irrespective of the language they speak or where they live, these users demand a wide range of specialized applications.
If you’re a mobile app developer, you may have already considered adapting your product to other markets. ...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
These new features will empower developers with new conveniences for users. Users can scan barcodes in real-time from a browser using their smartphone without requiring an a...
Google Flutter comes out of Beta to help speed up native development
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
For cross-platform mobile development, developers generally have to choose between either building the same app multiple times for multiple operating systems, or to accept a solution that trades native speed and accuracy for portability. Flutter provides a solution that gives developers the best of both worlds: hardware-accelerated graphics and UI, powered by native ARM...
Best gifts for programmers, developers, and nerds 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Why is it so hard to buy something for techie people? It’s probably because they seem to just “get” whatever they want at the moment the need arises. Programmers, developers, and designers can be some of the worst about it too, because a lot of what we need to have just to do out jobs, falls in the category of a gift to ourselves too. Yeah - I rea...
Java vs. Kotlin: The raging debate
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Ashish Parmar
Java and has been around for 22 years and was the go-to language for Android developers until recently. Experts state that it could become obsolete even with the latest Java 8, mostly because of its endless try-catch blocks, verbose syntax, lack of support for functional programming features, null-unsafety and the notorious NullPointerException. Also, Java was created t...
Key insights into app performance and competition from Adjust
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Adjust recently launched the second iteration of its Global Benchmarks tool - offering an overview of the mobile marketing landscape and bringing more transparency to the industry.
Based on the company’s aggregated database, Adjust’s Global Benchmarks 2.0 analyzes data from over 7,000 apps and billions of installs. It allows mobile marketers to see t...