IBM and Tata join governing council
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-ready distributed ledger platform, revealed that IBM and Tata Communications have joined the Hedera Governing Council. The Council, which will comprise up to 39 multinational entities from a diverse array of industries, was designed to ensure decentralized and responsible governance for a next-generation Distributed Le...
Learn makeup tips through an app
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Brittany Harris
NIYA Beauty has launched in the iOS and Android app stores.
Users only need to download the free app and begin browsing through makeup artist portfolios to get started. Once they find the perfect fit, they can book a day and time that works for them. Whether they want to update and refresh their daily makeup routine or be guided through a sultry date night look, NIYA...
Mobile ads SDK Vungle updates to deliver a better experience
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
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.
Harry Potter Wizards Unite event coming to the city of Indianapolis
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Niantic, Inc. and WB Games, in collaboration with the City of Indianapolis, announced the first ever real-world event for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the hit augmented reality (AR) mobile game played by millions of wizards and witches around the world, will be coming to Indianapolis from August 31 - September 1. The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival will take pl...
Mobile web capture SDK announced by ABBYY
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Brittany Harris
ABBYY launched ABBYY Mobile Web Capture, a new SDK enabling developers to add real-time image and data capture to their mobile web-based onboarding scenarios. Suitable for iOS and Android, the SDK will help companies to dramatically accelerate onboarding processes, decrease client dropout rates caused by manual data entry, and create a better customer experience.
Watson Ads Builder announced from IBM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
IBM announced the launch of Watson Ads Builder, a self-service advertising solution that harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) designed to empower creative agencies and developers to help them build engaging, one-on-one conversations between brands and consumers across any digital property.
Watson Ads Builder is designed to enable agencies and developers to ingest a...
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...
Bluetooth mesh tech from Silicon Labs chosen by Xiaomi
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Xiaomi is launching their new smart home products using Bluetooth mesh networking technology from Silicon Labs. The new products from Mi Ecosystem partners include smart LED light bulbs, candle bulbs, downlights, and spotlights. The voice-assistant XiaoAi smart alarm clock serves as a gateway to control smart Bluetooth mesh lights through voice commands.
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...
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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Holiday marketing strategies 2018 from Helpshift
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
New proprietary internal data has been released from Helpshift, the company whose AI-powered customer service platform enables consumer brands to message back and forth with their customers to get their questions answered efficiently.
Helpshift’s inaugural Holiday Performance Index includes data from the company’s retail and e-commerce customers for...
Angular 7 highlights, improvements, and gotchas
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Google recently announced its new Angular 7, which has been noted as a major release spanning the entire platform, including the core framework, Angular Material, and the CLI with synchronized major versions. These benefits along with more, such as CDK virtual scrolling capabilities and drag & drop feature, have developers excited to dive in. Carl Bergenhem, a Produ...
Telerik developer tools get many new .NET components
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Progress announced the latest release Telerik tooling for .NET developers. With the new release, Progress now offers over twenty new Telerik components and expands the most popular components, including Grid and Charts. It also adds new themes including a Material inspired theme and a Mac inspired Crystal theme.
Progress has released new components including:
Sell any digital service using AppDirect's new platform
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
AppDirect has announced major platform additions that aim to empower businesses to sell, monetize, and manage digital services - alongside physical goods - across any channel they say.
It is a significant challenge for businesses to manage and customize how they sell, as older systems struggle to scale with the growing number of new product types and the multit...
Looney Tunes is back in a fun mobile format
Monday, August 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem development has been announced by Scopely. The new mobile multiplayer role-playing game, with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, that brings an entire world of Looney Tunes characters together to do battle on your mobile screen with anvils, boulders and other ACME devices of destruction. Packed with player vs. player insanity, the mayh...
The Twilio API for WhatsApp is now available
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Twilio has announced the Twilio API for WhatsApp that lets Twilio customers message with their users via WhatsApp for the first time. Twilio removes the operational overhead of managing and scaling WhatsApp for developers, making it a fast and reliable way for businesses to start communicating with the more than 1.5 billion users of WhatsApp. With one API, develope...
Soracom aims to simplify IoT with two new services
Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Soracom, Inc. announced the release of its Krypton service, which helps simplify and lower the cost to securely provision connected devices in the field. Krypton uses SIM authentication to identify each unique device the first time it is connected to a cloud service. This allows shipment of devices with a common firmware image to end customers, who can then add un...
Geo-data analysis and storage optimization enhanced by HarperDB
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
HarperDB has new features that allow real-time geo-analysis, storage optimization for edge devices and the ability to run massive data analysis. As a result, they say companies tackling complex IoT projects can achieve a more intelligent edge without incurring further storage or hardware costs.
HarperDB features include:
Geographical Data Analysis: HarperDB'...
MongoDB World 2018 and everything you need to know
Monday, July 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
At MongoDB World 2018, MongoDB made several major product announcements that the company says is "expanding on their presence in the database market." Nearly every company is focused on using software for a competitive advantage. The company says that with their latest enhancements database platform, "it enables a competitive advantage for thousands of cu...
The OpenFog Reference Architecture gets the IEEE stamp
Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
The OpenFog Consortium’s OpenFog Reference Architecture for fog computing has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The new standard, known as IEEE 1934, relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical framework that enables the data-intensive requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and artificial ...
Alarm launches home builder program for smart home IoT
Monday, June 25, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Alarm.com announced a comprehensive home builder program that includes new hardware and service plans designed to facilitate partnerships between home builders and Alarm.com’s service provider partners. Home builders can deploy a full-range of Alarm.com’s smart home solutions in new communities and model homes while minimizing risks and costs by using the co...
Embedded artificial intelligence features hit the Oracle cloud
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Oracle has announced the availability of its next-generation autonomous PaaS offerings. Services include mobile, data integration, and API PaaS offerings. With embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, these platform services automate and aim to eliminate key tasks to enable organizations to lower cost, reduce risk, accelerate innovation, and get predi...
K2 Five launches to help business app development become simpler
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
K2 has announced new features and functionality focused on enabling a simpler way for non-technical resources to build business applications on the K2 platform. Additionally, all features that have been released to K2 Cloud since launch last year, have been released in an updated version of K2 Five. Many businesses are facing the task of doing more, with less resources....
DeveloperWeek 2018 roundup
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Badri Rajasekar
DeveloperWeek 2018, held recently in the SF Bay Area, is part of the largest series of completely developer-focused events in the world, with conferences also held in New York and Austin. It is a testament to the fact that “software rules the world” that around 8000 developers turned up for various parts of DeveloperWeek, which included a large two-day Hackathon, a fren...
Flex contact platform announced by Twilio
Monday, March 19, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Twilio announced Flex, a contact center platform that gives businesses complete control of their contact center experience. With Twilio Flex, companies can instantly deploy an omnichannel contact center platform and also programmatically customize every element of the experience including the interface, communication channels, agent routing, and reporting to meet the un...
Progressive web apps vs native apps: Showdown in 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Andrew Gazdecki
Apps have become an integral part of any brand's digital marketing efforts. You'd be hard-pressed to find a company that hasn't, at the very least, thought about developing an app. It would be even more difficult to find a company willing to deny the tremendous impact that an app can have on a brand's engagement and customer experience.
Making a mobile game that sticks this season
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by Nelson Rodriguez
‘Tis the season to be gaming. With dozens of new titles expected to hit the shelves, app stores and console and PC marketplaces this holiday season, it’s critical that developers level up their strategies for a successful game launch to earn a hefty slice of this year’s holiday gaming sales pie.After building a terrific game, a successful holiday launch hinges on provid...
Axway and Cloud Elements partner to speed up cloud apps
Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
Cloud Elements has announced a strategic partnership with Axway to deliver 20 new connectors for the API Builder in the Axway AMPLIFY platform. The partnership will help enterprises accelerate connectivity to applications for new ecosystem-driven business models and revenue streams.Together with Cloud Elements, Axway will be able to extend the hybrid cloud integration f...
Oracle weighs in on chatbots for enterprise developers
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by Richard Harris
From self-service to instant payments, the chatbot industry has seen great things from the latest advents in the field of AI. That's why we sat down with Oracle to learn more about how with all these new changes in the messaging industry enterprise can see the value that can be attained by adoption.We recently had a conversation with Suhas Uliyar, Vice President, A...
The Curbside ARRIVE SDK for developers
Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
Curbside, a Silicon Valley startup that connects stores and restaurants with mobile customers, recently announced a public SDK for ARRIVE, Curbside’s predictive arrival technology, which accurately determines when someone is approaching a physical store - all without draining the customer’s smartphone battery.This tool is available to developers to incorporate into any ...
Point and click app development with Metavine GO
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
A recent report by Gartner finds that “more than 80% of top global enterprises have significant business unit development underway, much of it unseen and unsanctioned by IT, but less than 20% have a collaborative citizen development strategy in place.” (Citizen Development is Fundamental to Digital Transformation, Oct 13, 2017, Driver, Wong, Baker). To help solve t...
Atari games brings Lunar Battle mobile app
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Atari has announced that the new hybrid city-builder and space shooter game Lunar Battle is now available on the App Store and Google Play. Lunar Battle is a new, original Atari title where players crash land into an epic deep space adventure to explore uncharted terrain and conquer the galaxy. This captivating free-to-play city-builder incorporates arcade-style combat ...
Low code and no code app development benefits
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
No-code and low-code platforms serve development projects in a myriad of different ways. It’s all about assessing a business user's ability and the problem at hand to determine the best approach for the job.That's why we had a chat with John Carione, Product Marketing strategy at Quick Base to learn more about No-code and Low-Code application development.ADM: We've hear...
Freemium app model remains best option for developers
Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
More than 60% of app developers recommend a “freemium” model for monetizing a mobile app, according to a new survey. With the “freemium” model, an app is downloaded for free with the option of in-app purchases and upgrades, appealing to users’ desire to test an app before buying it. The new survey findings come from Clutch, a research and reviews platform for business s...
Progress talks Kendo UI Builder v2
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by Richard Harris
Not all companies are building applications from scratch today, so businesses must take into consideration the investments made in web applications in the past and leverage it as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.We talked with Tanya O’Connor, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Progress OpenEdge, to learn more about how their new Kendo UI Builder 2.0 wants to ...