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App-developer-and-software-jobs-might-be-declining-says-new-report

App developer and software jobs might be declining says new report


Thursday, January 17, 2019 by

If your title is app developer, or work if you work in the software development field and are starting to feel like the Jedi are dying off - you might be on to something. According to a new report put out by Freelancer.com, the software developer job title, and a few others including app developer, and app designer, have seen a dramatic decrease in popularity since l...


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Retro gaming talk with Matthew Thomas of Storytellers Entertainment


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by

Storytellers Entertainment, an emerging game studio, seeks to revive fantasy retro gaming with its serialized fantasy based, solo-RPG. Matthew Thomas and Bill Munns are the creative heads behind their game “Imperium Omni”. Matthew grew up in Southern California, where he went to college at age 16 later on, and earned a degree in Computer Programming ...


New-game-studio-wants-to-bring-back-fantasy-based-retro-gaming

New game studio wants to bring back fantasy based retro gaming


Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by

An emerging game studio, Storytellers Entertainment, is hoping to spark a new generation of fantasy based retro gaming with the development of “Imperium Omni”, a four part serialized solo-RPG set in the vast fictional world of Aeris Pri. The game is to be released on PC with future expansion to Xbox and PS4 console platforms. The company, established by f...


QT-wants-app-developers-and-designers-to-play-nice-together

QT wants app developers and designers to play nice together


Monday, July 2, 2018 by

There is no democracy in design, and developers have typically had a difficult time always pulling off in the code, what interface designers have drawn up. So Qt has introduced their Design Studio solution to help collaboration between graphic designers and software developers on user interface (UI) creation to help ease the pain. Qt Design Studio allows desig...


Grom-acquires-Bonnie-Boat-and-Friends

Grom acquires Bonnie Boat and Friends


Thursday, May 31, 2018 by

Grom Social Enterprises announced that it had acquired the preschool entertainment and consumer products brand “Bonnie Boat & Friends.” Grom will work closely with Top Draw Animation, for enhancements in the production of the Bonnie Boat & Friends animated series. The brand will also appear in the Company’s centerpiece Grom Social website as an ecology education...


The-IGF-2018-winning-lineup

The IGF 2018 winning lineup


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by

Infinite Fall’s Night in the Woods took home the $30,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game at the 20th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards. The ceremony took place as part of the 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. In addition to the grand prize, Night in the Woods also received top honor...


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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...


ViroCore-launched-to-build-immersive-AR-apps

ViroCore launched to build immersive AR apps


Friday, November 17, 2017 by

Viro Media has announces the launch of ViroCore, a SceneKit equivalent for Android enabling native AR/VR development using Java. ViroCore supports ARCore, Google Cardboard, Daydream and Gear VR.With ViroCore, Android developers can now build immersive standalone AR/VR apps or add features like Snapchat’s Lenses into their existing apps using familiar languages and tools...


How-AI-rendering-is-supercharging-performance-with-NVIDIA

How AI rendering is supercharging performance with NVIDIA


Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by

NVIDIA has announced that it is bringing the power of artificial intelligence to rendering with the launch of NVIDIA OptiX 5.0 SDK with powerful new ray-tracing capabilities.Running OptiX 5.0 on the NVIDIA DGX Station - the company’s recently introduced deskside AI workstation - will give designers, artists and other content-creation professionals the rendering capabili...


Unity-2017.1-goes-subscription-based

Unity 2017.1 goes subscription based


Friday, July 14, 2017 by

Unity Technologies announced that Unity 2017.1 is now available to download from their Store. The update is the start of a new cycle that will evolve their popular game engine. 2017.1, which is the company’s first fully subscription-based product, focuses on helping teams work together more collaboratively by equipping artists and designers.“Unity 2017.1 is a one-stop c...


Your-Unite-Europe-2017-keynote-briefing

Your Unite Europe 2017 keynote briefing


Monday, July 3, 2017 by

Unite Europe 2017, taking place in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, has just kicked off! Over the next two days, artists, developers, teachers, filmmakers, researchers, storytellers and anyone using Unity will come together to talk about what they love most - creating with Unity.The opening keynote has just concluded and several big announcements have came down the pipe...


The-Future-of-AR-in-mobile-apps

The Future of AR in mobile apps


Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by

Augmented reality: the shiny new toy that every company wants to get their hands on and be a part of. Since Facebook launched its AR platform a few weeks ago at F8, augmented reality has now become the standard in which companies must reach to achieve complete consumer interaction.While there is still a lot to discover and unleash when it comes to the capabilities of AR...


Game-Developers-Choice-Awards-game-of-the-year-goes-to..

Game Developers Choice Awards game of the year goes to..


Friday, March 3, 2017 by

Blizzard Entertainment’s popular and stylish multiplayer shooter, Overwatch, was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at this year's 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony during the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Overwatch’s carefully calibrated balance and polished gameplay mechanics also earned ...


NVIDIA-DRIVE-Design-Studio-gets-integrated-into-Qt

NVIDIA DRIVE Design Studio gets integrated into Qt


Friday, February 24, 2017 by

The Qt Company has announced that it will integrate NVIDIA DRIVE Design Studio, a 3D HMI authoring system, into the Qt ecosystem. With the use of 3D technologies increasing significantly across all industries - especially in the automotive, healthcare and industrial automation sectors - innovative 3D design tools have become highly sought after by organizations and...


The-NBC-TODAY-show-app-makeover-from-ObjectiveC-to-Swift

The NBC TODAY show app makeover from ObjectiveC to Swift


Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by

The TODAY show has created a sleek new mobile app to share a mix of the best moments from the good old days, to those fresh off-the-press stories.   They have covered everything from the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the inauguration of every president since Harry Truman. And now, the show TODAY show team wants to share all of those historical memories with its vie...


How-one-company-can-improve-your-social-interaction-through-VR

How one company can improve your social interaction through VR


Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by

Virtual Reality(VR) was the latest and greatest concept of 2016, but Christmas shopping reports of 2016 saw that the VR industry underperformed its predictions. Because VR is still in its infancy, many companies, who have lagged behind, are scrambling to make more realistic content for users to provide the best possible experiences. But let's face it, in VR every detail...


Oculus-Connect-3-announcements-recap

Oculus Connect 3 announcements recap


Monday, October 10, 2016 by

A quick recap of the news Oculus announced during this morning’s keynote at Oculus Connect 3. - Touch Launch: You can pre-order Touch starting October 10 for $199 and it ships December 6. All pre-orders come bundled with VR Sports Challenge and The Unspoken. Touch comes with an additional sensor and a connector for Rock Band VR. Oculus has also created a room-scale opti...


Security-First:-5-tips-for-building-a-secure-mobile-app-from-the-ground-up

Security First: 5 tips for building a secure mobile app from the ground up


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by

With more than two billion smartphone users worldwide, the app market has exploded — along with risks. Mobile app developers are still struggling to make security a priority and by 2017, cyber-attacks via vulnerable apps are anticipated to account for 75% of all mobile security breaches. Given what's at stake, it's critical that developers build apps that are &ldq...


Autodesk-Adds-New-VR-and-3D-Animation-Functionality-for-Game-Development

Autodesk Adds New VR and 3D Animation Functionality for Game Development


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by

Autodesk has released the latest version of its Autodesk Maya LT 20173D animation and modeling software for indie game developers. The company has also released Autodesk Stingray 1.4, offering updates to the 3D game engine and real-time rendering solution.Autodesk says that one of the most significant features added to the Maya LT platform is the time editor, a new tool...


Adcolony-Studies-the-Impact-of-Advertising-Creative-on-AppInstall-Campaigns

Adcolony Studies the Impact of Advertising Creative on AppInstall Campaigns


Friday, June 24, 2016 by

Adcolony conducted a recent study into the impact of advertising creative on app-install campaigns. The company indexed over 11,000 ad creatives for more than 2,500 apps, tagging each with the specific creative elements featured within, from use of voiceover or other sound effects to text callouts and live action. Over 10 billion mobile video ad impressions were analyze...


Girls-Who-Code-Releases-YouTube-Series

Girls Who Code Releases YouTube Series


Monday, May 16, 2016 by

Girls Who Code, the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology has released “My Code,” a YouTube series about learning how to code from the perspective of four female coders. The weekly series will air every Thursday on YouTube. “My Code” shares the experiences of four Girls Who Code alumnae: Audrey, Brittney, Margot, and Shannon...


Aurasma-Augmented-Reality-Marketing-Platform-Updates-Released-by-HP

Aurasma Augmented Reality Marketing Platform Updates Released by HP


Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by

HP Software has released a number of updates to its HP Aurasma augmented reality (AR) marketing platform. The company also has announced that it now has more than 200,000 companies creating augmented reality experiences with the platform.With HP Aurasma, companies can leverage any object, image, or place to offer app users  the ability to view AR marketing and othe...


WaveMaker-Offers-New-Hybrid-Functionality-to-its-RAD-Platform

WaveMaker Offers New Hybrid Functionality to its RAD Platform


Friday, December 11, 2015 by

WaveMaker has released the latest version of its Rapid App Development platform which offers responsive front-end development of applications for the web or mobile browser. The company’s new RAD Hybrid Mobile App Development platform adds new hybrid mobile app development capabilities that can leverage device capabilities such as camera, geo-location, network, local fil...


Orasi-Extends-Expertise-to-Kony

Orasi Extends Expertise to Kony's CrossPlatform Enterprise Mobile Solutions


Monday, November 16, 2015 by

Orasi Software has partnered with Kony to expand its software, support, training and consulting services to provide a complete suite of services for the application lifecycle. With the partnership, Orasi will provide sales, implementation services, training, consulting and support for Kony’s mobile development solutions. The partnership is part of Orasi’s expansion...


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What's Wrong with Mobile Development and How to Fix It


Friday, October 30, 2015 by

Between the proliferation of mobile devices, the differences in operating systems, and the complexity of application interactions, mobile developers are often caught between the desire to ensure robust functionality and the need to contain costs and meet deadlines. Do we code for the most popular devices and hope for the best? When we can’t stay abreast of releases...


Fuse-Releases-Cross-Platform-UX-Tool-Suite

Fuse Releases Cross Platform UX Tool Suite


Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by

Fuse has announced that its UX tool suite is out of beta and now available for download. One of the advantages of the platform is its ability to provide developers with a prototyping tool that outputs working native code, instead of slideshows and GIFs.In closed beta for a year, the Fuse platform allows developers to create user experiences for native mobile apps. It us...


HTML5-Advertising-Get-Boost-From-IAB-Guidelines

HTML5 Advertising Get Boost From IAB Guidelines


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by

The IAB Technology Laboratory has released an update to the “IAB HTML5 For Digital Advertising Guide,” which providing guidelines on how to effectively leverage HTML5 technology for advertising. As HTML5 grows as choice of technologies and tools to build ad creative, and new guide material was developed to help navigate these options.Key HTML5 considerations are address...


Microsoft-Provides-Sample-Features-and-APIs-for-Universal-Windows-Apps

Microsoft Provides Sample Features and APIs for Universal Windows Apps


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by

To help developers learn app development for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Microsoft has made available a growing samples collection on GitHub. These samples can be used to learn about specific UWP features and APIs and as a source of working code that can be copied and pasted into projects.The samples include API and feature demos as well as some small but comp...


Rapid-Application-Development:-Go-Native-or-Go-Platform

Rapid Application Development: Go Native or Go Platform


Monday, August 31, 2015 by

As our world has increasingly adopted mobile technologies, developers have struggled with ways to meet the often urgent demands of business users.When iPhone and its iOS were introduced in January 2007, astute software developers certainly took note – but it wasn’t until July 2008 that the mobile app revolution began with the introduction of the App Store in iOS 2. Thir...


Autodesk-Releases-New-Stingray-3D-Game-Engine

Autodesk Releases New Stingray 3D Game Engine


Monday, August 10, 2015 by

Game developers will be able to take a test drive of Autodesk’s new Stingray game engine beginning on August 19, 2015.The new game engine is built on the Bitsquid engine, which Autodesk purchased in 2014, offering a new platform for making 3D games. The engine supports a number of industry-standard game development workflows and includes connectivity to Autodesk’s 3D an...


With-Material-Design-Rules,-Google-Has-the-Upper-Hand-on-Crossplatform-UX

With Material Design Rules, Google Has the Upper Hand on Crossplatform UX


Monday, July 27, 2015 by

For a long time, the world of mobile platforms was based on two absolute truths – Google offerings were in the utilitarian realm – more capable yet not aesthetically pleasing – while Apple software had a more narrow feature set with a strong focus on user experience. Recently however, those absolute truths fell apart. Google I/O 2014 saw the introduction of Materia...


What-is-New-in-the-Recent-Release-of-Visual-Studio-2015

What is New in the Recent Release of Visual Studio 2015


Friday, July 24, 2015 by

Microsoft just released the highly anticipated Visual Studio 2015 just in advance of the impending Microsoft 10 release. Here is a rundown on what’s new for VS 2015:Cross-platform mobile device support - Android, iOS, and WindowsOut of the box, Visual Studio allows developers to use web technologies to build production quality mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows us...


FaceFX-Releases-Plugin-for-Unreal-Engine-4

FaceFX Releases Plugin for Unreal Engine 4


Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by

FaceFX, is now integrated with Unreal Engine 4 and is free for non-commercial, educational, and indie use below $500,000 of revenue. The company is offering Studio Professional for $19.95 per month (3 month minimum) for a limited time to allow Unreal game developers to tryout the platform.FaceFX offers an advanced facial animation solution which liberates artists from t...


Swift-One-Year-Later--Is-Apple

Swift One Year Later Is Apple's New Mobile Language Ready for the Enterprise


Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by

One year ago at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference, Apple launched the beta of a new language for its Swift iOS platform.Objective-C has been the basis for all of Apple’s applications since 1996, so the arrival of a new language is an exciting shakeup. Swift was created to encourage more developers, especially new and young developers, to get into mobile by lowe...


Unity-5.1-Release-Includes-Native-Oculus-Rift-Deployment

Unity 5.1 Release Includes Native Oculus Rift Deployment


Friday, June 19, 2015 by

Unity Technologies has released Unity 5.1, bringing game developers a unified development experience for Virtual Reality platforms including Oculus Rift and updated multiplayer networking solutions.With Unity 5.1 the company has added a optimized rendering pipeline for VR and AR devices. Native Oculus Rift deployment is now available and native support for other platfor...