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ATT-user-opt-in-insights-from-AppsFlyer

ATT user opt in insights from AppsFlyer


Tuesday, April 30, 2024 by

Since the rollout of Apple's App Tracking Transparency (ATT) in April 2021, the landscape of user privacy and advertising in apps has significantly evolved. As of Q1 2024, there's a noticeable increase in user opt-in rates, with 51% of gaming app users and 46% of non-gaming app users consenting to tracking, reflecting rises of 10% and 3% respectively. Alongside ...


Epic-Games-defeats-Google-in-court

Epic Games defeats Google in court


Thursday, April 18, 2024 by

In a twist that sounds straight out of a high-stakes courtroom drama, Epic Games has thrown down the gauntlet with a bombshell injunction proposal aimed at shaking up Google Play's entire rulebook. This comes hot on the heels of their David-versus-Goliath victory over Google in December, where a U.S. jury cast the tech behemoth as the big bad monopoly wolf of Androi...


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App developers urged by ICO to protect user data


Thursday, February 15, 2024 by

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is reminding all app developers to ensure they protect users’ privacy, following the regulator’s review of period and fertility apps. Last year, the ICO looked closely at period and fertility apps to understand how they process personal data and identify whether there is any negative impact on users as a r...


Crypto-and-mobile-gaming-intersect-says-adjoe-report

Crypto and mobile gaming intersect says adjoe report


Friday, November 17, 2023 by

Adtech solutions provider adjoe unveils insightful data on mobile gaming behaviors among crypto app users. In this analysis, adjoe utilized first-party data and shared behavioral insights from over 20 million crypto wallet users worldwide, spanning January to July 2023. The study explored users’ time spent in crypto wallets, their interactions with mobile gamin...


OneSignal-to-delete-inactive-app-users-by-October-31st-unless-you-pay

OneSignal to delete inactive app users by October 31st unless you pay


Thursday, October 12, 2023 by

OneSignal, a company that provides a push notification service for mobile and web applications, just announced they are going to start deleting subscribers that are in-active for over 18 months unless you choose a paid subscription plan. In an email to developers, they said: "If you'd like to retain all your push subscriptions (players), you can upgrade...


State-of-Mobile-Experience-report-from-Embrace

State of Mobile Experience report from Embrace


Monday, July 31, 2023 by

Embrace released the State of Mobile Experience report detailing mobile end users' and builders' perspectives on performance issues and app experiences. The three-part study combines input from mobile engineers at industry-leading companies and app users and rich data from Embrace's mobile experience engineering platform. The insights reveal how ap...


Apples-profit-continues-to-grow

Apples profit continues to grow


Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by

According to Tradingplatforms.com, Apple has seen a remarkable profit of about $100 billion, 73% up from 2020 figures. The site’s financial analyst, Edith Reads, comments, "This is a testament to its innovation and technological advancements throughout this period. To attain these numbers, Apple has employed various strategies such as optimizing its product r...


Apps-Americans-trust-the-least

Apps Americans trust the least


Thursday, February 23, 2023 by

Pull out your phone…it’s time to see if you have any of America’s least trusted apps. As easy as it is to download an app, it’s also easy for providers to collect & possibly distribute your data. So, Secure Data Recovery conducted a study to find out which apps Americans trust, and which collect the most data. A survey from Secure Data...


Send-money-across-5-continents-with-IPSIPay-app

Send money across 5 continents with IPSIPay app


Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by

Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc. announced that it has completed the key integration of its IPSIPay mobile application and back-end payment processing infrastructure through its commercial partners. This major achievement allows IPSIPay users the ability to easily transfer money and make payments through the IPSIPay app throughout five continents for receipt a...


App-Stability-Index-of-top-mobile-apps

App Stability Index of top mobile apps


Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by

SmartBear, a provider of software development and visibility tools, has released its 2022 App Stability Index Report measuring the stability of the top 250 mobile and web apps used by Bugsnag customers worldwide. Using Bugsnag data from a 30-day period, the third annual report shows mobile apps are continuing the release trend of once per week, moving from a weekly rele...


App-ocalypse-due-to-ad-and-privacy-regulations

App-ocalypse due to ad and privacy regulations


Friday, May 20, 2022 by

The App-ocalypse', the new report from Bango reveals that marketers are experiencing a negative impact on their bottom line due to new ad regulations and privacy changes. The research revealed that 59% of marketers have lost revenue since Apple's IDFA changes, the phasing out of third-party cookies by Google, new privacy updates, and changing ad regulations. ...


NFT-partnership-to-create-fashion-pieces

NFT partnership to create fashion pieces


Friday, May 6, 2022 by

Ready has announced a new partnership with SmileyWorld, the lifestyle brand from Smiley that revolutionized Smileys in technology, and EPIK Prime Team, a licensing agency putting brands into video games. The brands will collaborate together to create virtual fashion pieces for Ready Games' app ICON Avatar Fashion Universe. This will be Ready and Epik's...


SDK-runtime-within-the-Google-Privacy-Sandbox

SDK runtime within the Google Privacy Sandbox


Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by

Google recently announced its plans to bring its Privacy Sandbox to Android. Largely conceptual at this point, Google has made it clear this will be a multi-year lift (at least 2 years). The lead time is much appreciated; however, it's so distant that we don't have any solidified documentation, betas, or developer previews to act on. So what does that mean? Well...


Growing-your-gaming-app-by-looking-at-the-data

Growing your gaming app by looking at the data


Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by

The world changed a lot in 2020. And in the mobile app industry, we saw our data reflect shifts in consumer behaviors and accelerated transformations of entire industries. People flocked to their mobile devices to do everything from getting a little Facetime with distant family to buying groceries. In fact, mobile outperformed 2020 expectations, with consumers spending ...


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Automate native app testing with Applitools new test cloud


Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by

Applitools announced the most revolutionary advancement in automated testing for native mobile apps in over a decade at Future of Testing: Mobile event. Applitools previewed its Ultrafast Test Cloud for Native Mobile, which provides the ability to run functional and visual tests faster, more reliably, and more securely via its unique Visual AI powered Ultrafast Test Clo...


How-to-attract-more-brand-spending-in-your-apps

How to attract more brand spending in your apps


Friday, April 30, 2021 by

As someone who has worked in programmatic advertising for some time, I was excited when header bidding became available in-app. Here was an environment that was completely contained, with a potential for full user engagement and 100% viewability. I, along with many of my colleagues in the industry, assumed that header bidding uptake in-app would be even faster than it h...


4-Reasons-Python-is-taking-over-the-world

4 Reasons Python is taking over the world


Friday, April 23, 2021 by

Every engineer knows that the most important rule in the book is the one about using the right tool for the job. What’s “right” may be a touch subjective, however. What are you most comfortable with? What standards do you need to adhere to? Does your team have specific preferences? In software engineering, these questions and the multitude of programmi...


DevSecOps-will-go-mainstream-this-year

DevSecOps will go mainstream this year


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by

Cybercriminals love Shadow Code exploits because hacking a commonly used library or service can place the malicious code on hundreds or thousands of websites. For example, the widely used jQuery JavaScript library has been breached multiple times, leading to digital skimming attacks broadly across the e-commerce sector. Adding jQuery to an application without ...


Serve-images-in-next-gen-formats-as-the-browser-war-rages-on

Serve images in next-gen formats as the browser war rages on


Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by

The browser wars are far from over, with an invisible battle going on underneath the hood every time we access a website - the victims are innovation and customer satisfaction. That biggest battle is the fight over the next-gen file formats and codecs for images and videos, the key elements that make up any modern online experience, and most web traffic today. Despit...


iOS-14-IDFA-opt-in-updates

iOS 14 IDFA opt in updates


Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by

Forced to rethink the advertising model of today, developers will need to be educate consumers about privacy to incentivize their users to opt-in. Consumers could expect to see an uptick in apps requiring a fee to download or an ongoing subscription fee. Marketers who want to continue to offer Apple users personalized mobile advertising should start to bulk up their fir...


Report-reveals-one-third-users-delete-apps-after-getting-locked-out

Report reveals one third users delete apps after getting locked out


Friday, November 20, 2020 by

ForgeRock announced the release of volume two of its global report, “The New Normal – Living Life Online.” The study polled 5,000 consumers throughout the U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia and Singapore to understand consumer preferences when it comes to online experiences, including how they log in and what app features they value most. The report a...


Huawei-helps-global-developers-get-access-to-Chinese-market

Huawei helps global developers get access to Chinese market


Monday, November 9, 2020 by

Huawei underlined its commitment to helping global developers tap into the lucrative Chinese app market at the Huawei Developer Webinar – Grow in China, Win with AppGallery. At the Webinar, global developers had exclusive opportunity to learn a range of Huawei’s initiatives, from policy consulting, product localization to user acquisition and monetizati...


Free-COVID-19-application-launches-from-Sygic

Free COVID-19 application launches from Sygic


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by

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...


True-Foodie-announces-crowdfunding-campaign

True Foodie announces crowdfunding campaign


Friday, January 10, 2020 by

For True Foodies Only, Inc. (“True Foodies”), announced its crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest. A platform for fine food lovers, True Foodies combines masterclass culinary educational videos, recipes, and restaurant recommendations from top chefs in an intuitive app. Currently, True Foodies’ community of more than 10,000 chefs and culinary instruct...


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Nodle cash app now available for android


Monday, November 11, 2019 by

Nodle.io announced that Nodle Cash app, previously only available pre-installed on the HTC Exodus 1 smartphone is now officially live on the Google Play Store for all Android phones. Nodle’s Network, dubbed The Citizen Network, is a community of smartphones that act as secure nodes — or hotspots — to seamlessly connect and locate physical assets, lo...


Mobile-marketing-2019-landscape-unmasked-via-Adjust-Benchmarks

Mobile marketing 2019 landscape unmasked via Adjust Benchmarks


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by

Adjust’s Global Benchmarks 2.0 is designed to empower marketers and publishers to better understand the mobile marketing landscape, the tool is the first of its kind to make specific KPIs, such as retention and fraud data, publicly available. The insights are based on Adjust’s aggregated database and analyze a combination of over 7,000 apps. The tool can ...


Electroneum-proves-there-is-a-real-utility-for-cryptocurrency-users

Electroneum proves there is a real utility for cryptocurrency users


Friday, September 6, 2019 by

Electroneum users can now top up Claro, TIM, Vivo and Oi mobile airtime and data with ETN. This is the first time 95% of a country can top up airtime and data with ETN. Brazil currently represents the fastest-growing Electroneum community. The expansion unlocks new opportunities to partner with other major corporations, retailers, and businesses. After great success ...


Homeis-raises-$12M-to-help-immigrants-across-the-world

Homeis raises $12M to help immigrants across the world


Thursday, August 22, 2019 by

Homeis, the first digital platform for immigrant communities around the world, today announced its $12 million Series A funding round led by Canaan and Spark Capital. Since its founding in 2017, Homeis has served hundreds of thousands of immigrants in its launched communities and will expand to serve all immigrant communities in the U.S. and across the globe, starting w...


Elastic-Stack-7.3-brings-maps-and-more

Elastic Stack 7.3 brings maps and more


Monday, August 5, 2019 by

Elastic has delivered Elastic Stack 7.3, which includes some very cool new features such as data frames, anomaly detection, elastic maps, and more. Check out all the highlights of the latest release below. Elastic Stack 7.3 highlights  Data frames: a new feature that allows users to pivot their Elasticsearch data on the fly to create live entity-centric in...


Mobile-ads-SDK-Vungle-updates-to-deliver-a-better-experience

Mobile ads SDK Vungle updates to deliver a better experience


Thursday, July 18, 2019 by

Vungle unveiled updates to its software development kit with new features including Cache Optimization, which aims to deliver Vungle's creatives faster than ever. Additionally, the company also announced support for a new medium sized rectangle (MREC) ad format that adds Vungle's quality video ad content while maintaining the in-app user experience. The ...


Mobile-user-behavior-is-changing-quickly-says-new-Appnostic-report-

Mobile user behavior is changing quickly says new Appnostic report


Monday, June 3, 2019 by

Mobile Posse in conjunction with Phoenix Marketing International released a study entitled, “The Appnostic Journey: How Changing Behavior is Creating New Opportunities,” that examines the intent and motivations of mobile device users - from the moment they begin the user journey. Consumers unlock their smartphones an average of 70 times a day - and each t...


The-app-store-is-not-a-monopoly-says-Apple-employees-in-new-survey

The app store is not a monopoly says Apple employees in new survey


Thursday, May 30, 2019 by

Blind is an anonymous social network with thousands of verified employees engaging in discussions about work-related issues and industry trends. Their weekly surveys gather real-time insight into employee sentiment on trending issues, with results broken down by company. The most recent survey asked Is Apple creating a monopoly by only allowing consumers to purcha...


SendBird-chat-platform-for-developers-adds-$50M-to-their-raise

SendBird chat platform for developers adds $50M to their raise


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by

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. ...


Mobile-app-testing-market-to-be-valued-at-$13.3B-by-2026-report-says-

Mobile app testing market to be valued at $13.3B by 2026 report says


Monday, May 13, 2019 by

The mobile application testing solution market is anticipated to witness significant revenue growth during the forecast period, owing to rising demand across commercial and corporate sectors. Requirements for regression testing, the need to tackle issues caused due to device diversity, and increasing mobile applications such as m-commerce are the major drivers for the r...


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What's new in NGINX Plus R18


Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by

NGINX, Inc. has announced the general availability of NGINX Plus R18. NGINX Plus is an all-in-one load balancer, content cache, web server, proxy, API gateway, and Kubernetes Ingress Controller. This versatility enables you to simplify your architecture for delivering both traditional applications and new ones based on microservices.  NGINX’s flexibility, ...