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Enterprise-grade-low-code-platform-arrives-from-Kony

Enterprise grade low code platform arrives from Kony


Thursday, March 14, 2019 by

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...


App-localization-done-right

App localization done right


Thursday, December 27, 2018 by

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. ...


Java-vs.-Kotlin:-The-raging-debate

Java vs. Kotlin: The raging debate


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by

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...


Fortnite-for-Android-is-a-trailblazing-risk-for-mobile-banking

Fortnite for Android is a trailblazing risk for mobile banking


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by

CEO Tim Sweeny of Epic Games, the publisher of the wildly popular Fortnite game, is on a mission to “advance the openness of all platforms” - not to mention side-step Google’s 30% take of developer proceeds - by distributing Fortnite for the Android platform via their website rather than the Google Play store. I applaud a maverick challenging the statu...


Abercrombie-and-Fitch-integrates-with-Venmo

Abercrombie and Fitch integrates with Venmo


Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced its integration with Venmo and beginning August 7th, Venmo will be among the payment options in the customer's shopping bag on both the Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister iOS and Android Apps. A&F Co. is the first specialty retailer to offer customers the ability to purchase products directly though their Venmo account. ...


The-Android-screen-notch-guide-for-developers

The Android screen notch guide for developers


Monday, August 6, 2018 by

The screen notch on the iPhone X screen was unavoidable with the inclusion of the edge-to-edge OLED screen because the camera and sensors get in the way. So manufactures have to contour the screen around the sensors and camera area, which created the somewhat odd, but always funny “screen notch”. Until now iOS developers were the only ones that&...


Avoid-mobile-cybersecurity-threats-by-checking-the-source

Avoid mobile cybersecurity threats by checking the source


Thursday, July 5, 2018 by

Earlier this month IT news organizations around the globe reported that Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game was being counterfeited and malicious actors were, in fact, lacing the imposter apps with malware. We’re only human, and people unwittingly let their guard down in anticipation of something they're passionate about, or when they think they might b...


Mobile-printing-solution-has-been-verified-by-Citrix-

Mobile printing solution has been verified by Citrix


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by

ThinPrint announced that its ThinPrint Mobile Print has been verified as Citrix Ready. The new ThinPrint Mobile Print is a managed and secure mobile printing solution for businesses and complements existing unified endpoint management solutions, such as XenMobile, to deliver secure iOS and Android printing. The Mobile Print solution completed a rigorous verification pro...


Javascript-based-mobile-app-framework-Native-gets-bumped-to-4.0

Javascript based mobile app framework Native gets bumped to 4.0


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by

The open-source Javascript based framework for delivering cross-platform native iOS and Android apps - NativeScript 4.0 from Progress has been announced. With a new development workflow, support for advanced navigation scenarios and deeper integration with Vue.js, NativeScript 4.0 aims to let developers create cross-platform mobile apps faster. Wi...


Alternative-Google-Play-app-stores-to-consider

Alternative Google Play app stores to consider


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by

Android is open source, and because of that -app developers can build and deploy an APK file anywhere! There are obvious advantages to deploying into the known Android app stores such as Google Play, and Amazon - mostly in the potential number of impressions and installs your app can receive, because Google play comes as the default app store on most Android devices. Pl...


Why-developers-should-add-mobile-print-to-apps-

Why developers should add mobile print to apps


Friday, May 4, 2018 by

Printing has been a major part of history for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, and despite the rise of digital technologies, it’s not going anywhere - in fact, the demand for printing continues to grow, for four major reasons:Despite digital advancements, printing is still the standard. Printed materials such as contracts, government forms and har...


Developers-outlook-2018:-big-technologies,-big-changes

Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by

In 2018 changes in the technology landscape are creating fantastic opportunities for innovation in design and engineering. For decades, computers featured a TV screen for output, a keyboard for text input, and a mouse to point and click. Just a few years ago, the iPhone transformed everything by putting the first well-designed computer with a touchscreen in our pockets....


Bitcoin-job-skills-are-hot-says-latest-report

Bitcoin job skills are hot says latest report


Monday, February 12, 2018 by

Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills in a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills as an indication of hot freelance job market trends. According to a recent study, 57.3 million Americans (36 percent of the U.S. workfor...


Android-devices-fail-twice-as-much-as-iOS-devices-says-new-report

Android devices fail twice as much as iOS devices says new report


Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by

Each quarter, mobile experts compare the features and performance of iOS and Android smartphones. In the third quarter of 2017, Apple’s iPhones came out victorious in the battle, with the Android device failure rate (30 percent) being nearly double that of the iOS device failure rate (16 percent), according to the Q3 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health re...


Developing-in-AR-with-Thyng

Developing in AR with Thyng


Monday, November 6, 2017 by

Augmented reality (AR) has gotten a lot of attention of late, with Apple and Google respectively launching ARKit and ARCore to help mobile app developers embrace AR. Well-known brands like Ikea and Strava have deployed ARKit apps, and many app developers are contemplating building AR elements into existing apps or coding new AR apps from scratch.In Chicago, startup Thyn...


Freemium-sales-tips-from-an-expert-in-SaaS

Freemium sales tips from an expert in SaaS


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by

Does the no-sales-team approach really work? Many organizations have relied on the "viral" nature of their products to scale their businesses, all supposedly without a sales team. But there is something these multi-billion dollar companies aren't telling you - all-star sales teams sit at the core of their success.Freemium has been billed as a way to generate new revenue...


Lucktastic-launches-the-Total-Eclipse-Showdown-on-their-app

Lucktastic launches the Total Eclipse Showdown on their app


Friday, August 18, 2017 by

Lucktastic, a pure play, free app and entertainment destination that is reimagining winning experiences, rewards, and discovery has today announced an exciting new in-app event in honor of the upcoming solar eclipse. The "Total Eclipse Showdown" event starts Friday, August 18th and will run until the end of the eclipse. The ‘Showdown” culminates with a dramatic Facebook...


Sygic-Travel-offers-trip-planning-SDK-and-API-to-developers

Sygic Travel offers trip planning SDK and API to developers


Thursday, June 22, 2017 by

A global trip planner, Sygic Travel, is now offering its Software Development Kit containing standalone JSON API and libraries for iOS, Android and web to other developers. The content, which has already been used by millions of satisfied travelers, includes 20 million points of interest, 2 million hotels, 70,000 tours and thousands of 360° videos. It can be used to cre...


Enterprise-threat-dubbed-HospitalGown-infests-thousands-of-apps

Enterprise threat dubbed HospitalGown infests thousands of apps


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by

Appthority, an enterprise mobile threat protection company, published research on a newly discovered backend data exposure vulnerability, dubbed HospitalGown, that highlights the connection between mobile apps and insecure backend databases containing enterprise data. Appthority documented more than 1,000 apps with this vulnerability, and researched in detail 39 applica...


AOL-launches-Smart-Yield-beta

AOL launches Smart Yield beta


Monday, June 5, 2017 by

AOL has announced the beta launch of Smart Yield, a mobile-first solution that solves the challenge of leveling the demand bidding playing field for mobile publishers. By creating a unified auction, Smart Yield provides advertisers with the inventory they want and mobile publishers and app developers with the opportunity to gain the highest possible yield for each impre...


How-to-earn-more-revenue-from-your-Android-apps

How to earn more revenue from your Android apps


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by

When you hear that Android app revenues are set to top iOS revenue in 2017 and that global app revenue is also set to reach $102 billion by 2020, you can be forgiven for thinking that everyone in the app economy is smiling to the bank. However, according to Vision Mobile, 64 per cent of Android app developers are operating under a ‘poverty threshold’ of $500 per month i...


Insights-on-push-alert-frequency-to-improve-new-app-user-retention

Insights on push alert frequency to improve new app user retention


Monday, March 27, 2017 by

Mobile growth company Urban Airship detailed industry findings from its mobile app retention study, spanning new users’ first 90-days of app usage within retail, media, sports & recreation and utility/productivity. By analyzing the frequency of messaging users received and their corresponding retention rates, Urban Airship provides a deeper understanding that dispel...


JavaScript-apps-get-Arxan-application-protection-solution

JavaScript apps get Arxan application protection solution


Friday, February 17, 2017 by

Arxan Technologies, a provider of application protection and management solutions, has announced Arxan Application Protection for JavaScript, a new offering that provides leading protection for JavaScript-based applications, including hybrid iOS and Android apps, in addition to web apps. The comprehensive solution is designed to prevent brand damage, financial loss, IP ...


Bugsee-emerges-from-stealth-to-make-finding-bugs-in-mobile-apps-easier

Bugsee emerges from stealth to make finding bugs in mobile apps easier


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by

New bug fixing tool allows app developers to spend more time improving functionality and user experience and less time logging, explaining and fixing buggy apps.Bugsee announced its corporate launch and the general availability of its bug reporting and crash analytics tool for mobile app developers. Bugsee is the only bug reporting solution that continuously captures vi...


Mobbo-released-a-new-report-on-the-state-of-mobile-SDK

Mobbo released a new report on the state of mobile SDK's


Thursday, December 15, 2016 by

Mobbo just released its Power Index, which offers app publishers and marketers robust benchmarks of mobile app SDK components, helping them to make informed decisions about the best technology stacks. The report sheds light on the scale and performance of popular SDK components and tracks the movers and shakers in the mobile industry. Key Findings in the report:- 80% of...


Enhance-by-FGL-now-features-Appodeal-support

Enhance by FGL now features Appodeal support


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by

Appodeal has announced that Enhance by FGL now features Appodeal support. This will enable app creators to bring to market products that are already optimized for ad-driven revenues, with absolutely no additional code work required.Enhance works by allowing developers to inject SDK code into their already compiled iOS and Android apps. App creators can upload their comp...


Should-you-buy-or-build-a-mobile-app-for-your-business

Should you buy or build a mobile app for your business


Friday, November 11, 2016 by

The question of whether a company should Buy or Build a mobile app for their business is often portrayed as a binary choice between picking an off-the-shelf app/solution, or building a custom solution from scratch, using an in-house developer team or contracted 3rd party.    The Build vs Buy landscape has many more options. Organizations looking to adopt a m...


HealthTap-Cloud-launches-to-help-developers-create-better-health-apps-

HealthTap Cloud launches to help developers create better health apps


Friday, November 4, 2016 by

HealthTap Cloud is powered by HOPES, the world’s first Health Operating System, which connects the entire continuum of care to each person’s unique Personal Health Record (PHR). Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Software Development Kits (SDKs) that help developers build highly personalized web, iOS, and Android apps are available with HealthTap Cloud. Openi...


Yahoo-Mobile-Developer-Suite-adds-two-new-key-ingredients

Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite adds two new key ingredients


Thursday, October 27, 2016 by

Flurry Analytics has announced the availability of two advancements to the Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite, Crash Analytics 2.0 and Revenue Analytics.Crash Analytics provides developers information about application crashes, exceptions and errors log, all in real time. This functionality is vital for determining the root cause of any issues quickly, while keeping apps runn...


Angular-2:-What

Angular 2: What's good, what's bad, what's next


Thursday, October 13, 2016 by

Angular 2 is the full-platform successor to Google’s Angular 1 web application framework, made for building complex applications in browsers and beyond. First announced in October 2014, the complete and final version of Angular 2 was just released in September 2016. Angular 2 is a big step forward for the Angular framework, but how exactly is the second edition of the f...


20-percent-of-mobile-app-crashes-are-correlated-with-a-network-issue-report-finds

20 percent of mobile app crashes are correlated with a network issue report finds


Monday, October 3, 2016 by

Apteligent just launched Custom Insights, a new feature that offers customer tools for mobile big data and data science. Apteligent used the feature internally to publish the first of many previously unknown findings in its latest industry report, “Network Crash Edition.” The report reveals interactions with cloud services cause a surprisingly high number of crashe...


Think-Your-Mobile-App-is-Hack-Proof-Think-Again

Think Your Mobile App is Hack Proof Think Again


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by

In today’s mobile app economy, time to market and quality are critical to stay competitive. Developers race against the clock to create amazing apps, and considerable time is spent to test it again and again; agile and automation plays a big part into this. The goal is a release that is user friendly and resilient as defect-free as possible, offering a product that deep...


iOS-10-Rich-Notifications-Will-Get-Read-More-Says-New-Report-From-Urban-Airship

iOS 10 Rich Notifications Will Get Read More Says New Report From Urban Airship


Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by

Just ahead of the final release of Apple’s iOS 10 and its support for Rich Notifications - where images, video, audio, GIFs and interactive buttons are embedded directly within push notifications - Urban Airship is revealing an initial performance analysis of similar big picture style notifications on Android.    Data from nearly 5 million messa...


The-Growing-Benefits-of-Cross-Platform-App-Development-With-V-Play

The Growing Benefits of Cross Platform App Development With V-Play


Saturday, August 20, 2016 by

We recently visited with Christian Feldbacher, co-founder and CEO of V-Play, to discuss the growing benefits of cross-platform development and how V-Play aims to make it easier than ever for developers to bring their apps to market.ADM: Who is V-Play? What does the company do?Feldbacher: V-Play provides a cross-platform development tool for mobile app and game developer...


Enterprise-Mobile-Threat-Update-for-Q3-2016-Arrives

Enterprise Mobile Threat Update for Q3 2016 Arrives


Thursday, August 11, 2016 by

Appthority has released it Enterprise Mobile Threat Update for Q3 2016, which provides insight into the mobile threat landscape over the last quarter.Appthority’s Enterprise Mobile Threat Team monitors and researches the latest mobile risks that are direct threats to the enterprise. The data is compiled into the quarterly Enterprise Mobile Threat Update, aimed at provid...