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...
Get hired through Job.com and receive a reward bonus from NeoCurrency
Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Brittany Harris
AI-powered recruitment platform, Job.com, announced a new partnership with digital rewards provider NeoCurrency and Visa.
In this initiative, new hires, who apply for and receive a new position through Job.com, will be sent a Job.com Visa Prepaid Reward Card*. These cards, generated and delivered by NeoCurrency, will empower each new hire with a 5% reward after 90 da...
Alpha TransForm cuts build time for offline-capable mobile apps
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Alpha Software Corporation announced the official launch of Alpha TransForm a mobile app development and deployment platform that turns complex paper forms or business processes into scalable, offline-capable mobile apps in just a few hours.
Alpha TransForm apps can be highly-customized and have outstanding offline support for industrial-strength requirements. T...
MariaDB enterprise server helps you sleep at night
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
MariaDB Corporation announced the release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code-named “Restful Nights” for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. Databases are the backbone of critical business services used every day. A database failure can result in sleepless nights for everyone involved. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added f...
Enterprise Low Code Factory launches at PegaWorld
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Pegasystems Inc. announced at PegaWorld the launch of Enterprise Low-Code Factory - a centralized dashboard that helps employees quickly create enterprise software that complies with company standards. With tools, training, and other resources, Enterprise Low-Code Factory helps businesses cultivate and scale their own home-grown community of citizen developers while min...
FileMaker 18 low code custom app making platform arrives
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
The FileMaker 18 low-code platform is here from FileMaker Inc (Apple subsidiary) and features a range of enhancements, from an improved user interface to a larger offering of security controls.
FileMaker reports that more than 50 thousand companies use the FileMaker Platform to create custom apps to solve their unique challenges and drive growth. While custom a...
Delivering personalized experiences without being creepy like Amazon
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
Amazon has seeped its way into every inch of our lives, and it’s increasingly difficult to ignore Bezos’s touch as Amazon presence rapidly monopolizes books (Kindle, Audible and Goodreads), groceries (Whole Foods), clothes (Zappos), movies (IMDB), news (Washington Post), gadgets (Ring and Alexa), space travel (Blue Origin), medicine (PillPack) and more.
App development demand and low code spotlighted in new report
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
OutSystems has published its sixth annual research report on the state of application development and the challenges faced by development and delivery teams. The State of Application Development, 2019: Is IT Ready for Disruption? unveils detailed survey results from over 3,300 IT professionals in all industries across the world.
The new research report provides in-de...
New IoT sensors and gateway device options from Haltian arrive
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
Haltian Oy has just launched its end-to-end Smart Factory solution, based on its Thingsee IoT platform. This includes new industry-grade retrofit sensors with a Gateway device, coupled with an Edge Computing platform based on the AWS IoT Greengrass technology, and optional Private 5G LTE for secure, local wireless connectivity.
McKinsey Global Institute has conducted...
SendBird chat platform for developers adds $50M to their raise
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Brittany Harris
SendBird has announced that it has raised an additional $50 million, bringing its total Series B funding round to $102 million. The company extended the round in order to meet the rapidly growing global demand for in-app user-to-user messaging. Tiger Global Management led the extension, with significant participation from the initial Series B lead, ICONIQ Capital. ...
New crypto tool announced as blockchain makes a comeback
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Pcore announced the launch of their Token Sale (PCC) as the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain markets rebound and investors prepare to re-enter the market. The Pcore discount invoicing platform is one-of-a-kind and based on Blockchain technology. The main difference between this invoicing system and others is that businesses using Pcore can accept more forms of payment and ...
New solutions to modernize app development on GCP
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Atos and CloudBees came together at Google Cloud Next '19 to announce a new partnership that offers a joint solution to help customers modernize their application development practices on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The solution is an integrated service that makes oversight of the software development environment easy and provides a managed platform ...
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...
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...
Esri Developer Summit 2019 recap
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
At the 2019 Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA, presentations and workshops focused on new capabilities for speed, science, and flexibility. Esri president Jack Dangermond opened the conference by recognizing the more than 2,100 developers in attendance for their tireless efforts to build location intelligence apps that make a difference in our world. Whether the...
Publishing mobile games with Gismart now possible
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Gismart has added an investment program for mobile app startups to its already established publishing unit. In addition to developing and publishing its own titles, Gismart also acts as a strategic partner for aspiring indie developers. The newly launched investment program highlights Gismart’s commitment to helping independent developers bring their titles to mar...
Best practices to avoid being removed from the Apple App Store
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
For any app developer, developing a top-ranking app on Apple’s App Store would be a career highlight. Yet thanks to Apple doubling down on user privacy, even popular apps like Facebook have been taken offline. For developers, it’s increasingly important to stay abreast of rapidly-changing privacy, compliance and policy changes to avoid a similar fate -the dr...
Female gamers are an untapped market for developers
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Richard Harris
Here are some fun facts. Women gamers make up 65% of all active gamers and they also play mobile games at a higher rate than men. What's even better for app developers and publishers, is that 79% of those females are more likely to make in-app purchases.
Brands want to reach this highly engaged audience, and yet, a large part of the gaming app industry's outp...
Teaching women in developing countries to build apps
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Crowd Machine and the Vital Voices Global Partnership have launched its Women in Application Development initiative on International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019. The initiative brings together women from nine developing countries to learn how to develop applications using Crowd Machine’s free, online learning platform, Crowd Academy.
Crowd Machine en...
Ember.js video documentary released
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Honeypot.io based in Berlin has released an open-source documentary on the story of Ember.js. The documentary was filmed with Yehuda Katz and Tom Dale, the co-creators of Ember.js and shot in Portland, New York, Amsterdam, Dublin and Munich.
It tells the story of how Ember.js came to be and the life-altering decisions that go into making open-source software.
RAD definition is changing
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Vijay Pullur
RAD platforms started out as tools for citizen developers without substantial technical knowledge of coding, who could use intuitive “out of the box” features to create applications suited for simple departmental and experimental needs. While these early RAD platforms (not this "rad") brought basic coding capabilities to the masses, the application...
Using eye tracking for UX design and testing
Friday, January 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
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...
App developer and software jobs might be declining says new report
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
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...
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...
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...
The difference 5G will make to your apps
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Since 5G will allow for higher volumes of data to be processed at much faster speeds, new technologies like public edge platforms are emerging as necessary tools to help developers reduce latency and enable their software to function as desired. With this new era of computing, the ability for developers to deploy code securely, reliably, and quickly to the edge of the n...
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...
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...
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. ...
Gamification can transform your software security program
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Pieter Danhieux
No matter the organization, or indeed their individual circumstances, there is one problem I have identified time and time again over the course of my career: AppSec managers, CISOs, CIOs and cybersecurity experts all over the world are rarely able to positively engage their dev teams on security best practice and training. It’s a source of conflict between teams,...
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Lightning Web Components ...
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...
Rapid app development platform BlueFinity gets AI chatbots
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
BlueFinity International has introduced new features and enhancements to Evoke, its rapid app development platform (RAD) - making the tool even easier to use for companies looking to create professional looking, full function business apps for multiple devices more quickly and cost-effectively. Evoke enables companies to cost-effectively create web, hybrid and native ap...