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Game-developer-tips-and-insight-for-2019

Game developer tips and insight for 2019


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by

2019 offers promising new opportunities for game developers to reach new markets. But how can developers best capture diverse users’ attention and loyalty? Webpals Mobile, a performance-driven mobile-app user acquisition company, recently conducted a study comparing advertising driving gaming app downloads in the United States and Asia. Drawing on insights from th...


Using-eye-tracking-for-UX-design-and-testing

Using eye tracking for UX design and testing


Friday, January 18, 2019 by

For UX designers working in fast-paced, agile environments, it is often difficult to make quick, informed design decisions. Many user testing tools and methods help to reveal the "what" behind user actions but fail to reveal the "why", subjecting decisions to opinion and bias. This makes it difficult to keep stakeholders and members of the desig...


Python-programmers-get-enhanced-development-tools-from-Qt

Python programmers get enhanced development tools from Qt


Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by

Qt introduces Qt for Python to substantially simplify the creation of innovative and immersive user interfaces for Python applications. With Qt for Python, developers can quickly and easily visualize the massive amounts of data tied to their Python development projects, in addition to gaining access to Qt’s world-class professional support services and large globa...


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. ...


Marketing-your-app-on-Snapchat-just-got-a-little-easier-with-Tenjin

Marketing your app on Snapchat just got a little easier with Tenjin


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by

Tenjin, the mobile marketing infrastructure company, has announced that it has been named an official Snapchat Mobile Measurement Partner. The partnership enables app marketers to optimize their install campaigns through Snap Ads, Lenses and Story Ads using extremely detailed user-level data through Tenjin’s attribution and analytics platform.   “With...


The-differences-between-web-apps-and-native-apps

The differences between web apps and native apps


Thursday, October 18, 2018 by

Even in 2018, years past the origional question, the debate rages on across the land, in office spaces and conference rooms every day - should we build a full-blown native mobile app, or is distributing over the web good enough? By now everyone knows the “mobile-first” mentality because statistics like 50% of web searches being done from a mobile dev...


A-designer

A designer's guide to mobile AR and VR


Thursday, August 16, 2018 by

When most people think of 3D user experiences, their mind goes straight to headsets - Oculus Rift for VR, for example, and Hololens for AR. But for designers and developers, that mindset changed dramatically last summer when Google and Apple released their mobile AR platforms - ARCore and ARKit, respectively. Almost overnight, these platforms swung the center of gravity...


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UK bets big on 5G architecture


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by

In a report named the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR), the UK government has expressed its intentions to become one of the forbearers of the new 5G technology architecture. Rolling out a plan to push forward plans that would transform the mobile network landscape of the UK and make it a technological leader in Europe. In the FTIR, Jeremy Write, Secretary...


Making-your-apps-accessible-to-those-with-disabilities

Making your apps accessible to those with disabilities


Monday, July 16, 2018 by

With 15% of the world’s population living with some form of disability, making apps more accessible is an important, but often overlooked, part of the app design process. Types of disability that might affect a user’s experience include hearing and visual impairments, dyslexia, and physical limitations. As a result, designing for accessibility forces deve...


Mobile-app-design-tips-for-all-generations

Mobile app design tips for all generations


Thursday, July 12, 2018 by

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 ...


Reasons-to-consider-low-code-development-in-2018

Reasons to consider low code development in 2018


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by

A recent survey of IT leaders from analysts Forrester estimated that the low code development market will be worth $15 billion by 2020, highlighting that low-code development platforms speed up application delivery, dramatically improving the ability of the IT departments to respond to business demands.One of the key areas of use will be in the development of mobile app...


App-design-thinking-principles-

App design thinking principles


Friday, January 12, 2018 by

Design thinking is fast becoming a key pillar in enterprise digital transformations. And for good reason: the approach promotes a deep understanding of end users; a creative, test-and-learn approach to new ideas; and constant iteration toward optimal outcomes. To many, design thinking is inextricably linked with innovation. After all, IDEO CEO Tim Brown defines design t...


Mendix-releases-Atlas-UI

Mendix releases Atlas UI


Thursday, December 28, 2017 by

Mendix has announced the general availability of Atlas UI. Integrated into its low-code platform, Atlas UI enables developers without front-end development or UI design skills to create engaging, and highly usable user interfaces. With Atlas, an organization's UI/UX team can define a standardized design language to promote design best practices across multiple, autonomo...


Smart-mobile-marketing-during-the-holidays

Smart mobile marketing during the holidays


Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by

The holiday season is often glorified as the “App Developers’ days”, with dream conditions to send people to the app store and download new apps. The numbers don’t lie. 2016 was the best year yet for apps, with over half a million dollars being spend on mobile apps over the holiday - a 52% increase from the year prior (Sensor Tower). This holiday bump can be attributed ...


App-development-costs-study-released-by-Clutch

App development costs study released by Clutch


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by

Most app development companies require a pre-development research or 'discovery' stage with their clients to clarify project objectives and details and gauge client expectations, according to new survey data from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Nearly 70% of 102 app development companies surveyed say they mandate this discovery phase, which also helps fo...


IoT-app-development-contest-announced-by-Sigma-Design-and-Make:

IoT app development contest announced by Sigma Design and Make:


Friday, September 29, 2017 by

Sigma Designs and Make: have announced a smart home Z-Wave app design contest for Makers and Developers. Sigma has launched the Z-Wave Smart Home Maker Challenge in cooperation with Make: and in unison with the flag-ship World Maker Faire that takes place in New York City September 23-24th. The smart home design competition will be hosted on the all-new Maker Share comm...


Kony-introduces-us-to-AppPlatform-V8

Kony introduces us to AppPlatform V8


Thursday, August 24, 2017 by

Businesses big and small are feeling the mounting pressure of increasing demand by their clients, employees and partners for mobile apps. Many of them struggle to meet this demand. Especially with limited budgets and lack of in-house developer skills, which seem to be the biggest hurdles.To help solve this mobile app dilemma, Kony recently launched its Kony AppPlatform ...


A-guide-to-monetizing-apps-using-mobile-native-advertising

A guide to monetizing apps using mobile native advertising


Thursday, August 17, 2017 by

The pace of innovation in mobile advertising has never been greater. While we have seen significant gains over the last few years, today, the industry is benefiting from the convergence of three areas - native ads, programmatic buying and enhanced targeting. This powerful fusion is essential to ensure a future in mobile advertising which provides users with a relevant a...


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Why Texas Humor selected the Shopgate mobile commerce platform


Thursday, July 20, 2017 by

Shopgate has announced Texas Humor, a clothing brand that emphasizes Texas pride, selected their mobile commerce platform solution to develop an enhanced mobile shopping application for its customer base. The mobile app allows Texas Humor to further connect with customers through advanced features including push notifications, abandoned cart reminders and exclusive mobi...


Mobile-UX-is-just-as-important-as-functionality

Mobile UX is just as important as functionality


Thursday, March 2, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Daniel AssoulineWhen building new software or apps, many developers make the mistake of prioritizing functionality over user experience. But user experience is just as important - if not even more important than functionality in any software, app or product. Take security software, for example. By focusing on the functionality, it can p...


Why-developers-benefit-when-implementing-a-cloud-backend-into-apps

Why developers benefit when implementing a cloud backend into apps


Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by

The popularity of enterprise mobile app development has boomed across many industries as businesses have identified mobility as a key agent in their digital transformation efforts. As mobile application demand has risen, app developers are exploring new ways to simplify mobile app development and management. Enter cloud backend.We recently sat down with Ashruti Singh, P...


Unified-Experience-Design:-Solving-XD

Unified Experience Design: Solving XD's blindside


Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by

Any of us would be hard pressed today to find a consumer-facing brand that doesn’t espouse to “design thinking,” putting the consumer experience at the center of product development. Most people are on board with the concept that quality user experience, particularly for -- but by no means limited to -- digital experiences, drives sales and customer retention. This is w...


App-Idea-Awards-Announce-Finalists

App Idea Awards Announce Finalists


Thursday, April 21, 2016 by

The App Idea Award is a contest that lets app entrepreneurs compete for the chance to get their app created for free. The awards have released the names of the six finalists who will compete for $70,000 in app design and development costs. The winner will be announced on at the May 3 in New York, where the six finalists will pitch judges from leading venture capita...


Kony-Makes-Updates-to-Visualizer-Cross-Platform-Solution

Kony Makes Updates to Visualizer Cross Platform Solution


Thursday, March 17, 2016 by

Kony has released a number of updates to the cloud-based Kony Visualizer application design and development solution offered through Kony’s Mobility Platform. Enabling cross-platform mobile app development, the release of Visualizer 7.0 includes updates to simplify and accelerate the mobile app development process, enabling developers to build connected, omni-chann...


IBM-Releases-New-Blockchain-Services-on-the-IBM-Cloud

IBM Releases New Blockchain Services on the IBM Cloud


Friday, February 19, 2016 by

In addition to releasing more than 44,000 lines of code to the Linux Foundation's open source Hyperledger Project to help developers build secure distributed ledgers, IBM is increasing its technology and business consulting to facilitate blockchain distributed ledger technology.New blockchain services on the IBM CloudThe New IBM Cloud blockchain services are designed to...


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Latest Windows App Studio Beta Update Provides App Design Improvements


Monday, January 4, 2016 by

Windows App Studio Beta is a free, online app creation tool that provides a simple way to quickly build Windows and Windows Phone apps as well as generates source code ready for Visual Studio. With this latest release, Microsoft is providing new features, design related improvements, and new templates. Among the new features are:- WordPress Data Source: There is a ...


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...


Online-Hackathon-Challenges-Developers-to-Create-Innovative-Applications-Leveraging-Handwriting-Recognition-Technology

Online Hackathon Challenges Developers to Create Innovative Applications Leveraging Handwriting Recognition Technology


Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by

MyScript, a leader in digital ink management technology, has launched the MyScript App Challenge, an online hackathon for developers. Participants are invited to build applications that demonstrate practical and innovative use cases where handwriting recognition technology can be leveraged. The competition will award $20,000 in prizes to contest participants.MyScri...


Wake

Wake's Cool Tool to Share Work Through the App Design Process


Thursday, August 20, 2015 by

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. And in recent startup Wake’s case, the idea is pretty straightforward – allowing designers to share work and discuss ideas with their team throughout the app design process.Why create the tool? Here is what Chris Kalani, co-founder and CEO of Wake says, “The benefits of allowing your team to passively follow your process are im...


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Creating Mac Desktop Apps Using Corona SDK Now In Public Beta


Thursday, July 23, 2015 by

Corona is bringing Mac App and Win32 App support to the Corona platform and has announced it is moving from a private to a public beta to allow developers the opportunity to experiment using the platform to build desktop apps.To build desktop apps with the beta, developers can build apps directly from Corona Simulator, just like as they would for iOS or Android with no ...


Study-Debunks-Myth-That-Preloaded-Apps-Eat-Up-Battery-Life

Study Debunks Myth That Preloaded Apps Eat Up Battery Life


Monday, March 23, 2015 by

A Purdue University based software startup company has released a study that concludes preinstalled apps on smartphone devices do not use more energy than apps installed by a user, dispelling a consumer myth.Y. Charlie Hu is CEO of Mobile Enerlytics, an Indiana-based technology company with the mission of developing technologies that extend smartphone battery life by en...


The-Mobile-Developer’s-Dilemma:-Do-It-Yourself-Storage-or-Surrender-Your-Data

The Mobile Developer’s Dilemma: Do It Yourself Storage or Surrender Your Data


Thursday, January 29, 2015 by

With more than 1,600 new apps debuting daily and almost three million fee-based applications currently available in leading app stores, it’s clear that the mobile app economy has exploded. The staggering success of app-based services such as Uber Technologies and Snapchat are prime examples of the massive opportunity mobile app developers have to build an industry-disru...


New-Kony-Visualizer-Offers-Multi-user-Collaboration-for-Creating-Cross-Platform-Apps

New Kony Visualizer Offers Multi user Collaboration for Creating Cross Platform Apps


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by

Kony’s new Kony Visualizer is a new mobile app design solution that enables business users, designers and developers to collaborate and create native and Web mobile app experiences for iOS, Android, Windows and the Web. The next generation Kony Visualizer 2.0 will be available for limited release next month. It provides a single solution that enables coll...


iOS-App-Design:-Creative-Process-Structured

iOS App Design: Creative Process Structured


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by

With the competition on the market of mobile apps being so stiff, and a plethora of functionality ideas used and reused in manifold disguises, app design pretty often turns out to be a crucial selling point, distinguishing a hit app from competing products. This holds particularly true for iOS apps, with Apple priding itself in the consistent design quality of all produ...