Best mobile testing practices for 2020 from Testlio emerges
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
Today, users access mobile apps through devices that offer thousands of combinations of screen sizes and operating systems, leaving app QA managers with a challenging decision of how many and which devices to prioritize.
Recently, managed app testing company, Testlio released new mobile device testing data from a recent query of its client base, providing a unique lo...
MuleSoft announces new tools
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft, the provider of the platform for building application networks, has announced new tools, pre-packaged connectors, and learning modules to empower anyone to compose connected customer experiences, without writing a single line of code. Now anyone can become an Integration Trailblazer and easily connect data sources – wherever that data resides; accel...
iOS 13 testing challenges
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Eran Kinsbruner
The arrival of Apple's new operating systems, iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, represent big releases with multiple updates and features that represent good news for consumers, such as the increased security and privacy features, enhanced user experience, and consolidated single sign-on. For app developers, it presents some exciting opportunities for innovation.
For anyone ...
Mobile marketing 2019 landscape unmasked via Adjust Benchmarks
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
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 ...
Pulse Secure launches new vADC Community Edition
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Pulse Secure announced the launch of a new Community Edition of its powerful software-based virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) to help application developers create innovative application solutions with dramatically lower costs and time to market.
Pulse vADC Community Edition integrates easily with common DevOps tools for automated provisioning and orches...
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. ...
Header bidding is fake news according to app advertising expert
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Some mobile ad / marketing companies have announced they now offer "header bidding" for their mobile advertisers and publishers. But Freddy Friedman, the CPO at Smaato, says it's fake news and header bidding doesn't really exist yet. He says what they are really offering is mediated auctions, not "real" header bidding. We recently spoke ...
Mobile ad campaign company to be bought by Adjust
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Adjust has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire data aggregation platform Acquired.io. The comprehensive SaaS solution automates and simplifies multi-channel campaign management for mobile user acquisition.
Started in San Francisco in 2016 by Andrey Kazakov and Max Gannutin, Acquired.io’s SaaS solution automates multi-channel cam...
Key insights into app performance and competition from Adjust
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Adjust recently launched the second iteration of its Global Benchmarks tool - offering an overview of the mobile marketing landscape and bringing more transparency to the industry.
Based on the company’s aggregated database, Adjust’s Global Benchmarks 2.0 analyzes data from over 7,000 apps and billions of installs. It allows mobile marketers to see t...
Appodeal rewards Indie developers this holiday season
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Appodeal is launching a limited-time bonus program exclusive to Indie mobile app developers and small to midsize mobile app publishers. The #TimeToEarn program, which promises an up to $7,000 bonus on top of ad revenue, ends on December 31, 2018.
“As a part of the Indie developer community, too often we see great mobile apps fade away due to the lack of income....
Mobile marketing benchmark tool by Adjust brings light to marketers
Monday, November 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Adjust announced the second version of its free mobile benchmarking tool - updated with even more sophisticated metrics and a wider range of data than before. 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 session data, publicly available. With time spent ...
Zero latency apps gets closer to reality thanks to Redis Labs
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
Complex technologies like a self-driving car take in huge amounts of data from its environment, processing it and make appropriate decisions on how to respond within a few milliseconds. This is the kind of zero latency future Redis Labs is enabling, and they announced at Redis Day London, the latest release of Redis Enterprise with two key functionalities: Red...
Top ranking mobile games earn 10X what other games do
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
A report from Mobvista-owned GameAnalytics has shown yet again just how competitive the mobile games industry is, with a minority of top-performing titles capturing a disproportionate slice of the $70 billion forecast to be spent on mobile games in 2018.
The report, titled "Mobile Gaming Benchmarks", is GameAnalytics’ second global anal...
AI digital voice assistants stops listening as much thanks to Sensory
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sensory announced that it has made significant upgrades to the embedded AI in its sixth generation of TrulyHandsfree, boosting the technology’s wake word performance and accuracy by more than 65 percent. Additionally, TrulyHandsfree boasts improved deep-neural network training that allows for even better near- and far-field speech recognition performance in all ro...
DevSecOps showcase by Sumo Logic unravels all their new changes
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sumo Logic announced a number of new solutions and enhancements to its platform to empower enterprises to "win in the analytics economy." These innovations, as well as those from DevSecOps ecosystem partners, will be showcased this week at Sumo Logic’s user conference, Illuminate, in Burlingame, Calif. Illuminate will gather over 600 experts in machine d...
VMworld 2018 sees new VMware cloud operations services drop
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
At VMworld 2018, VMWare addressed the challenges of multi-cloud environments head-on, announcing new and enhanced VMware Cloud Services that will enable cloud operations, DevOps, and security and compliance teams to better manage cloud costs, operations, security, and compliance across clouds. The advancements to VMware’s cloud operations platform includ...
Mobile publisher Gismart teams up with Appodeal
Friday, August 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Gismart partners up with Appodeal to support mobile apps and games chosen for publishing with global monetization reach. Strategic cooperation between companies will allow indie developers to benefit from Appodeal’s ad monetization platform and Gismart’s publishing expertise by improving the application, bringing their mobile product to millions of players, ...
Mobile monetization benchmark report drops by SOOMLA
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
SOOMLA released the second part in their Monetization Benchmarks series for Q2. The report provides an in-depth comparison of Monetization levels collected from hundreds of apps and a ranking of monetization providers in the mobile industry.
The majority of mobile apps already utilize advertising as a monetization channel. However most publishers only know the averag...
10 years of apps but over 95 percent of them are invisible to users
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
I've been developing software since before the Apple App store existed, so I have a before and after picture of what the app store has done for me in terms of being a developer, and what it's done for consumers alike.
If I were to sum up the last ten years of the App store experience as a developer, put simply in a Haiku-like format - "Apps have changed ...
Postgres support has been unvieled for Toad Edge
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Quest Software unveiled the commercial release of Toad Edge 2.0, which adds support for Postgres. Toad Edge enables developers and database administrators to reduce the time and effort required to develop, manage and maintain Postgres-based open source databases while helping produce optimal performance.
A recent report estimates that more than 70% of new in-house ap...
CloudPassage debuts Project Cielo
Monday, May 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
CloudPassage announced the beta release of its newest product built on the Halo platform, (code-name: Project Cielo), which offers complete visibility and insights into the resources in use across all cloud service providers (CSP) accounts and services within a single interface.Currently, CloudPassage's Halo platform, which includes Container Secure and Server Secure, i...
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud launched for GA
Sunday, April 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
Oracle has announced the availability of a new service based on its Autonomous Database named Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud. Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, uses machine learning to deliver performance, security capabilities, and availability with no human intervention, at "half the cost of Amazon Web Services."Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud delivers all of t...
Hard truths about wireless carriers from J.D. Power
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Wireless devices have become like an appendage for most people. Getting the right service plan at a good price with the right device is essential. Wireless carriers are engaged in a fierce battle for the money and loyalty of consumers. Network quality is most important, but it’s not the only part of the equation that matters. Carriers that get all stages of the process ...
Actian says to be outperforming Amazon Redshift
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Actian has announced that Actian Vector analytics database running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) outperforms Amazon Redshift "by as much as 12x" in an industry benchmark conducted by McKnight Consulting Group (MCG) Global Services. In a separate MCG benchmark report, Actian Vector performs "up to nearly 10x faster" than Microsoft SQL Server.In February 2018, MCG conducte...
NoSQL database benchmark released by ArangoDB
Thursday, February 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
ArangoDB announced the latest findings of its open source NoSQL performance benchmark series. To enable vendors to respond to the results and contribute improvements, the company has published the necessary scripts required to repeat the benchmark. The goal of the benchmark is to measure the performance of each database system when there is no cache used. The benchmark ...
Mobile apps are key to success in retail
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by Richard Harris
Apps are the preeminent way for retailers to reach your customers. Whether you are getting consumers to your app, measuring their engagement, encouraging purchases, analyzing their sentiment or expanding to new markets, app data will fuel your mobile success and thereby your company’s success. From competitive benchmarking to international expansion, App Annie has ...
The report from 50 billion mobile and web events is here
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Mixpanel, Inc. released its first Product Benchmarking Report to determine quantitative benchmark metrics for key moments in the user’s web and mobile journey while seeking to answer the question often asked by marketers and developers, “what’s the best performance standard for our industry?” The findings challenge many commonly held product performance benchmarks while...
PacketZoom launches Mobile IQ performance analytics for free
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
PacketZoom, the company re-defining mobile application performance via in-app mobile networking technology, today announced the launch of Mobile IQ, a free mobile analytics tool that enables app developers to analyze, troubleshoot and control app performance in real-time. Integrated with Mobile ExpresslaneTM as part of the PacketZoom platform, Mobile IQ makes PacketZoom...
Tips for securing container deployments
Friday, September 1, 2017 by Richard Harris
Container deployments are still susceptible to the regular threats that other types of deployments are - including DDoS and cross-site scripting attacks. In fact, hackers often take advantage of compromised containers to scan sensitive data, download malware, or privilegeunauthorized access to any of your containers, hosts or data centers.Fei Huang is the CEO of NeuVect...
Where is app speed the fastest Surprisingly, not in the US
Friday, July 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
Countries with faster mobile app speed than the US include Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Taiwan, France, Germany, Canada and several more. That’s according to the PacketZoom Q2 Mobile Observatory and Benchmark Report, which measures app speed, disconnections, and other performance variables worldwide. In May, Akamai reported on global internet speeds, but PacketZoo...
Study finds Android outperforms iOS in user reaction time for push alerts
Monday, June 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Accengage, a push notification technology company for Mobile Apps, Websites and Facebook Messenger, is has released the 2017 Edition of their annual Push Notification Benchmark. In addition to updating Push Notification opt-in and reaction rates for Mobile Apps on iOS & Android overall, by industry and country, the study reveals for the very first time: mobile app r...
Hazelcast updates its Jet distributed processing engine
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), has announced the 0.4 release of Hazelcast Jet - an application-embeddable, distributed processing engine for big data stream and batch. Major new functionality in Jet 0.4 includes event-time processing with tumbling, sliding and session windowing. Using these new capabilities, users benefit from a feature-rich strea...
Why you should make your gameplay fast (or game over!)
Monday, June 12, 2017 by Shlomi Gian
Countless mobile game publishers have tried to formulate the winning recipe for successful mobile games. Some of them seem universal and straightforward, while others are controversial or genre-specific. Not surprisingly, the indisputable ingredient that is both fundamental and critical to a mobile game’s success is simply performance. It affects every stage and each co...
Small business and mobile apps insight
Thursday, April 20, 2017 by Richard Harris
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are moving rapidly toward adopting mobile apps in 2017, according to new research from Clutch. They report that 42% of SMBs have built their own mobile app, and the survey indicates that SMBs increasingly view them as a worthwhile tool to improve business operations and return on investment.Two-thirds (67%) of SMBs surveyed said ...
Repealing and replacing excel for marketers with AppsFlyer's new Pivot
Monday, March 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
Match Group (the world’s leading provider of dating products, with over 45 brands including Match, OkCupid, Tinder and more) found that they were wasting lots of marketing team time trying to align front-end and back-end data to make spend optimization decisions for their app marketing campaigns. They approached AppsFlyer to develop a tool to he...