Apple developer guidelines for iOS 14.5 just got real
Monday, April 26, 2021 by Liz Waldeck-Pinckert
The day the mobile app industry has been waiting for has finally arrived. Apple begins enforcing its new privacy features this week with the release of iOS 14.5 – seven full months after the company first announced the changes. Starting this week, consent is mandatory for any and all user tracking.
We’ve gone back and forth on what opt-in rates migh...
Faster customized chat experiences announced from Sendbird
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sendbird unveiled its latest tools for developers to bring industry-leading chat capabilities into their applications. Sendbird’s new Flutter SDK makes it easy for developers to build chat in Flutter applications. Because Flutter apps can extend across multiple platforms with a single code base, time to market to launch Sendbird Chat can be dramatically decreased....
App tracking transparency and your API calls
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature is billed as a win for consumer data rights, with Apple vying for leadership as a global defender of privacy. But regardless of whether it’s good for you or not, the move has the potential to seriously disrupt apps and APIs that depend on the Identifier for Advertisers or IDFA. What’s more, even if an app d...
Adjust joins TikTok for business marketing program
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Following another banner year for TikTok, app marketing platform Adjust announced it has joined the TikTok For Business Marketing Partner Program. As a mobile measurement partner, Adjust will help advertisers create, optimize, target, and measure their ad campaigns on the leading destination for short-form mobile video.
The partnership includes an integration for Adj...
Brands and anti-racism movements
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Jenna Jackson
The death of George Floyd, a black Houstonian, has triggered waves of protests across the nation. A situation that has catapulted anti-racial demonstrations to the forefront of public issues. Hopefully, it can cause the critical change that we know is long overdue.
While 2020 will go down in history as the year of the global pandemic, the scale and sheer force of these...
TikTok ban effects
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
As you'll know, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to effectively ban TikTok in the US by mid-September, causing waves of panic amongst the TikTok community.
With top creators able to charge thousands for brand collaborations and sponsored posts, 777 broke down the numbers to present to you the biggest potential losers.
The top 10 U.S creators wh...
To make a progressive web app or not
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile users are spending 80 to 94 percent of their mobile use time in apps, so you’d think the mobile web would be a thing of the past right? But the average mobile user also visits 100 different websites each month, and only half of all mobile users don’t download any new apps during that same period.
In order to achieve the speed and ease of use p...
BYOD nightmare: Pokemon Go
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by Mike Cobb
Pokémon Go, the smartphone game that became an overnight worldwide sensation, may be more than the latest technology must-have. The cute augmented reality app could actually provide cybercriminals an entry point to your business and personal files.Company security directors were already wringing their hands over employees who mix their work and private information on th...
Google Play, Mobile Ads and AdBlocking: The Macro View
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 by Janis Zech
Google quietly rolled out an update to the Play Store a few months ago, but the change sent ripples through the entire mobile developer community: the company started clearly labeling the apps that include ads. It’s a small change, but one that has greater implications for every participant in the mobile app ecosystem - from developers and end users, to mobile ad platfo...
Inversoft CEO Brian Pontarelli Discusses New Passport SSO User Management Platform
Friday, December 11, 2015 by Richard Harris
We recently visited with Inversoft CEO Brian Pontarelli to talk about his company’s new Passport single sign on (SSO) user management solution that goes beyond standard single sign-on to support messaging in the user’s localized language, built-in analytics, and the ability to discipline/reward users (e.g. mute, ban, suspend, reward) based on activity.Brian is the found...
O Brother, Where Art Thou How New Laws Are Governing the Collection and Use of Geolocation Information Inside Apps
Saturday, September 20, 2014 by Adam Grant
Trying to find out where someone is located is valuable information for businesses and attorneys, but there are new laws winding their way through Congress which directly impact how this information is obtained. In 2000, George Clooney appeared in the Joel and Ethan Coen comedy titled O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Coen brothers’ movie created the story as a modern...
Google Imposes New Restrictions On App Ad Networks And Anything Else Sneaky
Monday, March 31, 2014 by Richard Harris
As ad networks go interstitial's and banners have always been the staple for displaying creative content. Then about two years ago other methods started to surface such as push alerts, dialogue alerts, floating ads, and other such methods which all strive to catch the consumers attention and hopefully end in an engagement. Last year push alerts were completely erad...
Get and Stay Fit for 2014! Top 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Mobile App Developers
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Dale Carr
It’s that time of year when we look back at our accomplishments as well
as some lessons learned, and recommit to doing our best in the New Year. Mobile app developers faced industry-wide
challenges in 2013 (from stricter COPPA regulation to Google's Ban of Push Notifications ), sparking many to re-think their marketing
and monetization strategie...
CEO of AppGratis Speaks Out
Friday, April 12, 2013 by Richard Harris
Last week the AppGratis app promotion and discovery app was yanked from the Apple Apple store shortly after it's ipad debut, which came as a surprise because pre-launch negotiations with Apple had cleared the app for launch. Apparently most of this can be attributed to a rouge Apple employee that maybe "didn't get the memo". CEO of AppGratis, Simon Dawlat has rele...