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Best-gifts-for-programmers,-developers,-and-nerds-2018

Best gifts for programmers, developers, and nerds 2018


Friday, December 14, 2018 by

Why is it so hard to buy something for techie people? It’s probably because they seem to just “get” whatever they want at the moment the need arises. Programmers, developers, and designers can be some of the worst about it too, because a lot of what we need to have just to do out jobs, falls in the category of a gift to ourselves too. Yeah - I rea...


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Naughty or Nice app Christmas anomaly redo


Friday, November 23, 2018 by

The Santa Naughty or Nice Scan game, app, or whatever word you use to describe it, was first created and published in 2011 by Moonbeam Development. It was an instant hit, and it's now grown into a favorite app kids and parents download and use every year as leverage with their kids, or just to celebrate some sort of holiday tradition. O...


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Holiday marketing strategies 2018 from Helpshift


Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by

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...


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Top ranking mobile games earn 10X what other games do


Monday, October 29, 2018 by

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...


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How Nintendo proves some people hate the app stores


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by

When Nintendo announced that it’s bringing back the NES Classic console on June 29th my first thought was...why? It's a proven platform there's no doubt, but you can walk into any used video game store across the land and pickup the actual vintage console for around $100 bucks. Or just cruise Ebay and you'll find the console, controllers, 25 cartridge games, the zapper ...


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Unity game developers Christmas event returns


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by

After less than two weeks, the 2nd edition of the yearly community sponsored Christmas event for Unity game developers organized by Unity Asset Store publisher Devdog and analytics suite GameAnalytics, has already attracted over 5000 participants and created quite the social media buzz, with 4000+ shares on social media.At over 1200 Unity-related game development presen...


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Smart mobile marketing during the holidays


Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by

The holiday season is often glorified as the “App Developers’ days”, with dream conditions to send people to the app store and download new apps. The numbers don’t lie. 2016 was the best year yet for apps, with over half a million dollars being spend on mobile apps over the holiday - a 52% increase from the year prior (Sensor Tower). This holiday bump can be attributed ...


Bad-iPhone-X-review:-No-one-cares!

Bad iPhone X review: No one cares!


Friday, November 10, 2017 by

LevaData released the results of its 2017 Holiday Study. This study explores the impact of managing the volatility of supply risks and opportunities on market performance and brand reputation. The survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults conducted on behalf of LevaData by Propeller Insights on October 12-16, 2017, determined that product delays affect brand trust - particu...


How-Fanatics-gets-ready-for-March-Madness

How Fanatics gets ready for March Madness


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by

When a team makes the playoffs, signs a player, or wins it all, Fanatics, a sports apparel company, wants to be first with the gear fans want. In order to maintain speed in the cutthroat world of e-commerce, the tools that Fanatics needs to use must be just as fast, reliable, and flexible as the current market trends. That's why Fanatics chose CircleCI Enterprise as the...


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Enterprise BYOD post holiday woes


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs are a constant enterprise challenge. For unprepared organizations, the holidays can be especially difficult.Christmas to New Year’s Day is typically a peak time to purchase and/or download apps, so how can your enterprise effectively enroll an influx of new users and devices without compromising program security? While the recent ho...


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Mobile 3D face scanning is coming from Bellus3D


Thursday, January 5, 2017 by

Inuitive has announced that Bellus3D Inc. has adopted the NU3000 into its next-generation face scanning camera which will be launched during CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Bellus3D is focusing on high quality and affordable 3D face scanning for mobile devices. Their face camera will work on smartphones and tablets to create high quality 3D face models that can be used for ...


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New IoT platform helps mitigate uncertainty surrounding future IoT standards


Thursday, January 5, 2017 by

More than 600 million smart home devices are expected to ship annually by 2021, compared to 40 million in 2015. Consumers can have peace of mind that devices built with Qorvo solutions will connect with future products in their home, helping to accelerate the smart home market. Why? Because they have introduced a complete an all new system on chip (SoC) for smart home d...


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The Polaroid Wall app launches with over 2500 photos from the early days


Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by

IPA, The Editing House has announced the release of The Polaroid Wall as an app for iPhones and iPads showcasing its collection of 2,620 Polaroids photos from the early days of video.For 18 years, IPA was the finishing house of choice for Chicago’s independent film and video community, the video equivalent of Chess Records for a budding group of independent filmmakers, ...


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The new SaaS solution for secure mobile enterprise access


Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by

SaberLogic has released Bezlio, a new SaaS product that makes it easy for companies to provide data from sources like ERP and accounting systems to any PC or device, including mobile devices like smartphones (iPhone and Android) and tablets.They have spent the last 14 years providing custom software development and integration work around ERP applications for manufactur...


How-one-company-can-improve-your-social-interaction-through-VR

How one company can improve your social interaction through VR


Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by

Virtual Reality(VR) was the latest and greatest concept of 2016, but Christmas shopping reports of 2016 saw that the VR industry underperformed its predictions. Because VR is still in its infancy, many companies, who have lagged behind, are scrambling to make more realistic content for users to provide the best possible experiences. But let's face it, in VR every detail...


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SelfEcho wants to help Veterans work through PTSD


Tuesday, January 3, 2017 by

From the Military Times, "roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide nationwide, according to new data from the Department of Veterans Affairs." This speaks to the disturbing mental health crisis facing United States veterans. A movement knowns as #22kill has embarked to raise awareness about military suicides.That's why SelfEcho wants to help make a change by giving a fr...


Metrological-wants-you-to-develop-content-that-goes-Over-The-Top

Metrological wants you to develop content that goes Over The Top


Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by

Metrological has announced a new method for operators to deploy premium Over-The-Top(OTT) content on Set-Top boxes (STBs). By using cloud-based frameworks and standardized key components, operators can streamline premium OTT integrations and speed up the time to market. Key features:- Simplified player abstraction- Security and provisioning- Code streamlining, reducing ...


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Apple was the most gifted smartphone this Christmas


Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by

Editors note: Data from Chris Klotzbach, Director at Flurry and Lali Kesiraju, Marketing and Analytics Manager at FlurryAs the holiday season finally comes to an end, smartphones were once again predominate on everyone’s wishlists. As Flurry does every year, they took a look at the most gifted smartphones and tablets this holiday season, examining phone and app activati...


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The VR emersion trailer of your dreams


Friday, December 23, 2016 by

Jeff Hake, founder and Chief Executive Officer of JNT Company in Manhattan, Kansas has built a Virtual Reality InMotion simulator.Hake relocated to Manhattan in 2006 and began his career as a Networking Systems Analyst with Morgan Keegan and then with Kansas State University before founding JNT. The company first started as a side project in February of 2008 but by Sept...


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Help for app marketers during the coming holiday rush in the app store


Friday, October 14, 2016 by

AppsFlyer has released their study, App Marketing Best Practices for the 2016 Holiday Season, to guide app marketers' strategies to win the holiday rush. The study focuses on two key app categories: shopping and gaming, and highlights the differences in behaviors between iOS and Android users. The data to inform the study was pulled from 50 million app installs in the U...


In-App-Print-Capabilities:-What-it-Means-and-Why-It-Matters

In-App Print Capabilities: What it Means and Why It Matters


Friday, September 23, 2016 by

The realm of mobile development has come a long way, and it’s only getting better – just ask Gordon Moore.Moore, one of the founders of Intel Corporation, came up with an eponymous rule of thumb in 1965 called Moore’s Law. App developers are all familiar with this simple rule – if not by name, then by understanding; its basic tenet has driven the computer industry for 5...


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Report Highlights How Cyber Criminals Move Their Infrastructure to Avoid Detection


Thursday, March 10, 2016 by

Damballa just released its Q1 2016 State of Infections Report highlighting exactly how cyber criminals evade detection. The report dives deep into how cyber criminals move their infrastructure and conceal their tracks to avoid detection.The study cited an example of how the criminals behind the Pony Loader malware are able to propagate widely and remain undetected by co...


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Storm8 CEO Perry Tam's Insights into Holiday and Seasonal Game Updates


Friday, February 12, 2016 by

With the December holiday season barely behind us, and upcoming holiday’s such as Valentine's Day approaching full steam, we reached out to Perry Tam, Storm8 CEO and Co-Founder, to find out what his company’s approach was on preparing their games for holiday and seasonal dates.ADM: How do you decide which games to update and for which holiday seasons?  Tam: The key...


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TapJoy Releases Customized Currency for App Publisher Monetization


Monday, December 28, 2015 by

TapJoy has released another app monetization platform for mobile developers with its recently released Personalized Currency Sales that allows app publishers to build and launch currency sales customized for their specific customers segements.The program allows provides the opportunity to create personalized variables for currency sales, which are limited time promotion...


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Revmob Reports Mobile App Installs Jump 250 Percent between November to January


Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by

It's no secret that mobile gets a lot of attention around the holidays. From apps to devices everyone is either using their mobile, or buying something mobile. Revmob has released some data to show us all just how large the swing is, based on analytics they have collected from their network over the past 3 years.Overall they report that app downloads increase ...


Android-Development-Sought-On-Christmas-Eve-By-Hospitality-Businesses

Android Development Sought On Christmas Eve By Hospitality Businesses


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by

Hospitality organizations are seeking out Android development on Christmas Eve. All hospitality businesses are desiring to stay ahead of their competition by including mobile offerings. Android apps in particular have been a sought out mobile app by hospitality companies such those in motel, hotel, traveler, tour and restaurant areas.ARC's 360 Travel Report&nb...


Americans-Think-iPhone-6-Will-Not-Be-Available-For-Holiday-Shopping

Americans Think iPhone 6 Will Not Be Available For Holiday Shopping


Thursday, December 4, 2014 by

Americans are in belief that hot gift items such as the iPhone 6 will not be available for this holiday shopping season. Among a recent survey conducted, 42% of Americans believe the iPhone 6 will be unavailable, 33% of Americans believe the iPhone 6 Plus (33%) will be unavailable as well as other results for devices such as the Xbox One Console (24%), Samsung Galaxy S5...


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Eseye Connects Busy Households Christmas Deliveries With The Pelipod


Thursday, December 4, 2014 by

Eseye is connecting its AnyNet SIM with the world’s first smart home delivery box called the Pelipod. The company made the announcement today as the Pelipod is the ideal solution for busy households throughout this holiday season to access deliveries using the smart home delivery box. The Pelipod is a pod which is located outside of a household. This...


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StartApp Offering Big Incentives To App Developers This Holiday Season


Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by

StartApp is kicking off this Holiday season by offering users a special opportunity to earn a cash bonus of up to $25,000 or an amazing gift. To be eligible, just complete a simple integration of at least three of StartApp’s full page ads and allowing more traffic to StartApp.This is also a chance for user to increase their traffic throughout the month of December 2014....


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Interview With The Creator of Naughty or Nice Scanner app


Saturday, November 22, 2014 by

Okay I'm a little bias because I actually wrote this app, but the Naughty or Nice Scan app for 2014 is so much fun! The first version of the app was published in 2011 and was met with tremendous success but it's now grown into the #1 scanner app in the app store. Over the years there have been numerous copycat apps come along (some better than others), but not...


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New Amazon Firestick to Take on Google Chromecast


Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by

Amazon is taking on Google Chromecast with its new streaming media Fire TV Stick, a small stick that connects to the HDMI port on an HDTV. Priced at $39, the new streaming devices will ship November 19.Developers who have created content for Amazon Fire TV will probably see a bump as the Fire TV Stick makes its way into Christmas stockings offering a dual-core proc...


How-To-Market-Your-App-For-Christmas-Through-The-New-Year

How To Market Your App For Christmas Through The New Year


Saturday, October 25, 2014 by

Have you begun to think about your promotional content for this upcoming holiday season? I know what you're thinking, “It’s still October, why bother?” Well friends, it’s already the end of October! The time is NOW to start preparing for this holiday season, and here are some of the key points you need to look at: 1. Promo content2. Channels to reach out your audie...


How-to-Make-Your-App-Ready-for-the-Holidays

How to Make Your App Ready for the Holidays


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by

It’s almost November. Now is the time to start prepping your app for the burst of new users downloading new apps for shopping, revisiting the existing retail apps on their phones, and/or just downloading a bunch of apps for the first time because they just got their brand new smartphones.Now is the time to make sure your user experiences are optimized. Here are 4 ways t...


No-Tricks-Here,-Halloween-Apps-to-Take-Off-This-Holiday-Season

No Tricks Here, Halloween Apps to Take Off This Holiday Season


Monday, October 20, 2014 by

SOASTA has released the results of its Halloween Retail Readiness Index which was conducted online in the U.S. by Harris Poll on behalf of SOASTA from October 9-13, 2014 among 2,026 adults, ages 18 and older. The study provides a lesson that is valuable across all app genres. Your app or mobile website better work or it will be abandoned forever - now that’s a scary tho...


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Game On! 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) Early Registration Opens


Thursday, October 2, 2014 by

2014 is officially going out the door as Christmas items are rolling into stores and events are opening registration for next spring’s renditions. In that spirit the Game Developers Conference (GDC) has announced that discounted attendee registration for the is now open, with the steepest discount in prices for early registration purchases ending January 21, 2015. ...