WWDC announcements will change the Apple ecosystem for developers
Monday, July 13, 2020 by Angela Yu
While WWDC is always a lively time for updates for developers, there’s rarely much to be excited about. This year, that changed.
Showcasing bold moves to create a unified experience across devices, Apple focused on removing some of the biggest hurdles around app consumption and pain points around functionality and performance.
The biggest show of this unifie...
Mobile app development post COVID-19
Thursday, July 2, 2020 by Alin Turcu
In a very short period of time, the world went from being mobile to being stationary. The majority of individuals, with the exception of front-line workers, have been sheltering at home.
Given the economic hardship facing a slew of industries, and uncertainty the continued uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, it seems reasonable to assume that the mobile app developme...
PayPal to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Recent reports indicate that Fintech giant, PayPal, plans to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users within the next few months. Currently, PayPal can be used as an alternative means for withdrawing funds from exchanges such as Coinbase, but this would be a first in terms of offering direct sales of crypto. Industry sources reported that the com...
Visual AI from Applitools reaches one billion images analyzed
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its Visual AI technology has surpassed one billion images analyzed since launching commercially and is projected to double year over year. Each of the one billion images analyzed includes AI enhancing data from over 130 different browser and version combinations, viewport information, and direct user feedback on defects, dynamic content, and more. T...
Businesses and end users experiencing app fatigue
Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Glenn Gruber
When I began drafting this article, it was before COVID-19 really took hold and spurred the “2 years of digital transformation in 2 months”, as Microsoft’s Satya Nadella has said. With that context, everything that I believed was amplified 100x. The lasting effects of the pandemic are going to change the way that many businesses operate, where we work ...
AppsFlyer released its first retargeting report
Friday, June 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer released its first retargeting report; The State of App Retargeting 2020 Edition. As app stores become increasingly crowded, and app marketers find it more difficult to gain the attention of users and drive conversions, retargeting has proven to be a reliable engagement tactic, growing even faster than user acquisition. Globally, 30% of apps now run retargetin...
Epic Games partners with Fortumo to launch carrier billing
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The video game and software developer and publisher Epic Games and the mobile technology company Fortumo are announcing the launch of a carrier billing partnership. Epic Games has integrated Fortumo’s carrier billing platform to collect payments for Fortnite Battle Passes, game purchases in the Epic Games Store and other Epic Games content.
The first country wh...
Increase in app development since start of COVID-19
Friday, May 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Appy Pie observed a dramatic 198% increase in application development since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since February 2020, Appy Pie has experienced a 198% jump in the number of total apps created and a 241% jump in the total app subscriptions. It is this believed that this increase is driven by two separate demands: 1) Companies that unexpectedly faced wor...
Zappar computer vision libraries now available as SDKs
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
"The release of Universal AR is...
Applitools ultrafast cross browser testing hackathon
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the industry’s first modern cross browser and cross device testing hackathon. Focused on the use of Visual AI and Ultrafast Grid, this virtual event seeks to educate and upskill developers and test automation engineers all over the world to test at incredible speeds and deliver better quality software faster and for less money than they do tod...
New online ordering platform emerges from stealth
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Facebook recently announced “Facebook Shops”. It’s an attempt (again) to do e-commerce for their masses. They’ve been trying since 2012 to pull it off, but now the COVID crisis and the use of 3rd party platforms are making it more of a reality.
Oh, Facebook, when are you going to learn to stay in your lane..
Under the hood, Facebook Shops a...
Results from 2020 Quarterly Mobile Index report
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
PubMatic announced findings from their Q1 2020 Quarterly Mobile Index report, which shows that mobile advertising was much less affected by the coronavirus pandemic when compared to desktop advertising during the first three months of the year. With an accelerated shift to mobile, PubMatic advises publishers to take the current environment as an opportunity to review th...
Fourth annual DevSecOps survey from Gitlab
Monday, May 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
GitLab released the results of its fourth annual DevSecOps survey uncovering how roles across software development teams have changed as more teams adopt DevOps. The survey of over 3,650 respondents from 21 countries worldwide found that rising rates of DevOps adoption and implementation of new tools has led to sweeping changes in job functions, tool choices and or...
Resilience Grant announced by App Samurai
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
App Samurai Inc announced it is launching a global Resilience Grant, supporting mobile app publishers that, in turn, support the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of consumers throughout the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
The Resilience Grant will award up to $10,000 per start-up in advertising spend to help support their user acquisition campaigns during this...
Anvil extends web app development
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software startup Anvil announced a major extension of its powerful web app development environment, which makes it simple for Python developers to quickly design, build and ship web apps in minutes.
By making its runtime engine open source, any of the 8 million developers worldwide who know the Python language can now choose to deploy their apps on their own machines...
Humio joins IBM Edge Ecosystem
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Already a member of IBM’s Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management ecosystem, Humio is pleased to announce it is now part of the IBM Edge Application Manager Ecosystem, a platform designed to remove the complexity of the scale and variability of edge deployments, an initiative designed to help enterprises capture the opportunities of edge computing with a variety...
Trust over IP Foundation hosted by Linux
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
The Linux Foundation announced it will host the Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation, an independent project to enable trustworthy exchange and verification of data between any two parties on the Internet. The ToIP Foundation will provide a robust, common standard that gives people and businesses the confidence that data is coming from a trusted source, allowing them to conn...
Truck driver training app helps prevent food supply shortage
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
While the U.S. is still producing plenty of food and other goods, the process of delivering such supplies to consumers has been heavily affected by the coronavirus crisis. Experts warn that labor problems (particularly with the growing shortage of truck drivers) could pose a serious threat to the food supply chain. "We need to train more drivers as quickly as possi...
3 Steps to manage work-from-home assets as we get back to the office
Friday, April 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Just over the horizon for American businesses and government agencies is the return to the traditional office work environment. But what will companies and agencies do with the new laptops and other devices they put into employee homes in order to keep things going during state-imposed stay-at-home orders? The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) ...
Measuring app stability to reduce technical debt
Friday, April 17, 2020 by James Smith
In the fast-paced world of software and application development, one reality holds true: errors are inevitable. Even though you try to minimize errors as much as possible, you’ll eventually overlook some of these bugs in order to get your app, or new features, to market faster.
This concept is called technical debt. Everyone has it; it’s a fact of ...
webMethods AppMesh announced by Software AG
Friday, April 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software AG unveiled webMethods AppMesh, a configurable control plane for microservices, APIs and service mesh. Built as an extension of Software AG’s industry-leading webMethods API Management Platform, webMethods AppMesh adds application context to service mesh, which provides better agility, management, and governance of microservices as business apps.
GPS tracking COVID-19 Coronavirus using Chirp app
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The popular GPS tracking app - Chirp GPS has stepped up their game in the fight against Coronavirus COVID-19. They have enabled a feature in their location sharing app that asks users some simple questions when they launch the app, “Are you infected with COVID-19, are you recovering from COVID-19, are you feeling sick or feeling well?”
The results get sen...
Webinar: What is low code and why should I care
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ashwood Computer and BlueFinity International are jointly hosting a free webinar to demonstrate the many benefits of using low code app development tools to create state of the art, professional mobile apps and to introduce BlueFinity’s low code development platform, Evoke.
Research last year from Gartner[i] predicted that by 2024, about two-thirds of applicati...
Impact of Visual AI on test automation
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI-powered test automation, has announced an industry report that reveals the impact of Visual AI on the performance of the most popular open-source test frameworks - Cypress, Selenium, and WebdriverIO. Data was sourced from 288 quality engineers across 101 countries, spending an average of 11 hours during November 2019. This amounts t...
Infragistics upgrades embedded data analytics software
Monday, April 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Infragistics is excited to announce a major upgrade to its embedded data analytics software, Reveal. In addition to its fast, easy integration into any platform or deployment option, Reveal’s newest features address the latest trends in data analytics: predictive and advanced analytics, machine learning, R and Python scripting, big data connectors, and much more. ...
Keep kids busy with SugarCoded by SmartGurlz
Friday, April 3, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Are you looking for constructive ways to keep your children stimulated and engaged during the COVID-19 school shutdown? SmartGurlz founder Sharmi Albrechtsen beat out 40,000 other entrepreneurs on ABC's Shark Tank and negotiated with guest "shark" Richard Branson, before closing a deal with Daymond John on her line of groundbreaking toys that use an a...
Diffusion Cloud now free from Push Technology
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Push Technology announced that it will provide Diffusion Cloud, Push Technology’s Real-Time API Management Cloud Platform, free for all existing customers and new customers developing systems in the cloud during these challenging times. The unprecedented offer is truly free as it includes: no restrictions on message or connection volume; free onboarding and operat...
Software and app testing gets hassle-free platform from QA Supermarket
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Richard Harris
QA Supermarket is officially launching a new platform that gives every developer access to the professional manual software and app testing they need, whenever they need it.
Addressing the many reasons that testing is an often overlooked or undervalued part of the software development lifecycle, QA Supermarket makes getting sufficient testing a process as simple and ...
Free COVID-19 application launches from Sygic
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Richard Harris
The volunteers from global navigation vendor Sygic and other technology companies have developed a mobile application, which aims to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. The new application uses GPS and Bluetooth sensors to determine if the user came into contact with an infected person in the last 14 days.
The application Covid-19 for mobile phones w...
Google announced product updates
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
As an avid gamer, every year I look forward to spending time with developers at GDC to celebrate together and learn from their successes. We are all disappointed that this year's conference was postponed, but we applaud the organizers for taking steps to protect our global community.
Although we won’t be gathering in person this year, the Google team is hos...
Appian creates free COVID-19 Response Management application
Monday, March 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Appian announced that it has created a free COVID-19 Response Management application for enterprises and government agencies. True to Appian’s commitment for speed, the application can be fully configured and adopted within two hours.
The app establishes a central command center to safeguard the health and safety of employees. It tracks health status, location,...
Freedom and Growth plans for Kubernetes from Platform9 lands
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Platform9 announced the availability of new Freedom and Growth plans for their Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) Service. Users can sign up online for free with the Freedom plan and instantly deploy Kubernetes clusters of up to 20 nodes (800 vCPU’s). The Growth plan starts under $500/month, including an option for month-to-month payments, and provides 99.9% SLA a...
Why multi-cloud and edge deployments are hard
Monday, March 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Volterra announced the results of a new global survey of more than 400 IT executives showing that organizations face major infrastructure and security challenges in supporting multi-cloud and edge deployments. Conducted by Propeller Insights, the survey reveals that multi-cloud deployments are being driven primarily by a need to maximize availability and reliability fo...
New app rendering tool lands from Applitools
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools Announces General Availability of Ultrafast Grid - the Fastest, Most Reliable and Cost-Effective Cross Browser Testing Platform Available Today
More than 50 Global Fortune 500 Applitools customers are already executing tests up to 70x faster on Chrome, Safari, Edge and Internet Explorer
Applitools, the leading provider of Visual AI for intelligent funct...
Temenos expands Quantum MXDP
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Temenos expanded its Temenos Quantum multi-experience development platform (MXDP), giving businesses greater control of their digital transformation and allowing them to offer smarter, AI-powered digital experiences. Temenos Quantum’s integration with Explainable AI (XAI) powers intelligent, hyper-personalized digital experiences, resulting in higher levels o...