Mobile cramming scheme halted by FTC
Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
The Federal Trade Commission has obtained orders with the four remaining individual defendants and their affiliated companies in a mobile cramming scheme that the agency says bilked consumers out of more than $100 million through bogus charges added to their mobile phone bills.
The proposed settlements with Darcy Michael Wedd and Phwoar, LLC.; Fraser Robert Thompson ...
Sustainable home design app from Powerhaus
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
In a move towards sustainable housing, Powerhaus Engineering recently unveiled Australia's first energy-efficiency home design app at the 2023 Australian Architecture Conference. This revolutionary app will allow architects and designers to configure the energy rating of their building plans with real-time performance feedback, making sustainable design for new hous...
Biden signs AI executive order, what you need to know
Monday, October 30, 2023 by Richard Harris
President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order specifically focused on artificial intelligence (AI). The order is a testament to the ever-growing importance of AI in various sectors, and it outlines a comprehensive strategy aimed at harnessing the transformative power of AI while addressing the ethical, national security, and economic aspects associated with its...
Project Planet Young Entreprenuer competition opens
Friday, October 27, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Speedemissions, Inc. retail brand emissions testing and safety inspections company, operating nineteen stores in the Atlanta and St. Louis markets, has announced that it is now accepting formal written contributions to its Project Planet Young Entrepreneur competition.
Speedemissions, Inc. is now accepting contributions from Pace University students, a...
App Builder Design contest from Infragistics
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Infragistics, the provider of tools and solutions for app design and development, has announced a new App Builder Design Contest where developers, designers and non-designers alike can unleash their creativity and win prizes. The competition provides participants with free access to the App Builder drag & drop tool, which allows designers and developers to...
Game Development World Championship 2023 Winter Season
Thursday, October 12, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The Game Development World Championship (GDWC) has opened the 2023 Winter Season for submissions. Games can be submitted until the end of the year. Winners will be announced in February 2024.
Winter Season breaks records with the biggest prize pool in GDWC history, totaling over $660,000 in value. Prizes are spread across 12 award categories and range from swag &...
Fake app reviews impact developers more than you think
Thursday, June 29, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Developers are well aware that a significant portion of online reviews for products and services, including those on popular platforms like Amazon, eBay, and TripAdvisor, are in fact fake. The issue of fake app reviews has become an increasingly pressing concern. These deceptive reviews have wide effects on both developers and consumers alike, significantly impacting th...
ByteDance offering pay to Meta VR developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
TikTok parent ByteDance is offering to pay developers who have made virtual-reality software for Meta to bring their apps to its own fast-growing Pico headsets.
This is just one clear sign of the increased competition between the two companies in the VR space, one that Mark Zuckerberg claims will become the next major computing platform. ByteDance has offered so...
AR glasses market on the rise
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
AR glasses are a type of wearable technology that connects people to computers. Many functions of smart glasses enable users to examine data pertinent to their environment. Technology for AR glasses has advanced tremendously in recent years. Several sectors, including manufacturing, shipping, field service, inspection, and operation, are already expanding with smart gla...
Digital investments cannot be slowed
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 by Richard Harris
Raveesh Dewan, the CEO and President of Joget shares his insights about digital investments, why they can not be slowed down, how the trend of replacing old systems with more modern ones will continue, what resources the new systems will bring demand for, why citizen development will be the new way of building apps quicker and more efficiently, and what S...
The beginning of a new age of innovation and creation
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
2023 will be the beginning of a new age of innovation and the creation of new products and services as never been seen since the founding of the Internet.
The end of the mobile app distribution monopoly, the convergence of different platforms, and the recovery of power by users and developers will unleash a perfect storm that will mark the next decade.
Game of Chains launches from Cosmos
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Interchain Foundation (ICF), a Swiss non-profit that funds, stewards, and advances the Cosmos Ecosystem has announced the details of Game of Chains, the third public incentivized testnet in the history of Cosmos, following Game of Stakes and Game of Zones. A global community effort set to help validators develop confidence around Interchain Security and provide a pu...
Casual gaming could get disrupted by social design
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Turkish mobile games studio Magic Games has raised more than $5 million in seed funding led by Makers Fund, with participation by Firat Ileri, and Hummingbird Ventures. Founded by former Peak Games leaders Cagri Ozturk, Ruya Celikcan, and Mert Kasar, and joined by senior industry leaders Murat Ozcelik, Anil Sert, and Orhan Tuc, the team draws from deep experience creati...
How eSIM iPhone 14 could be a disaster for unprepared carriers
Monday, September 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
The news that Apple has launched an eSIM-only iPhone 14 model in the US is an eSIM turning point in the mobile carrier industry, essentially signaling the start of a new era of digital connectivity competition, says GlobalData.
According to the leading data and analytics company, the consequences are many and varied, as the eSIM-only smartphone model represents myria...
Achieving corporate growth without losing service quality
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Prasad Memane
The software product industry is highly competitive and shows no signs of slowing down. In June 2022, approximately 36 thousand mobile apps were released through the Apple App Store, up by two percent compared to the previous month. As such, companies are feeling mounting pressure to launch new products or add new features to current products. However, if the technology...
Keeping startups agile and pivoting with MVPs
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Yasser Jilani
With low budgets and little time, startups need to react with speed and agility to launch products. Our product sat (and still sits) in the global online e-learning market, sized at approximately 250 billion US dollars in 2020, with the US contributing to 47% growth. The market was fierce and competitive, especially for new startups entering the market.
Open Finance transformed by Klavi
Monday, August 22, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Klavi has announced that they received $15M USD in capital contribution. The series A round was led by venture capital funds Iporanga Ventures and Parallax Ventures and included GSR Ventures (an investor in several unicorns, including Didi/99). The banking infrastructure provider CIP S.A. and Vivo Ventures, Vivo's Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) launched in April, a...
Q1 Developer Program Benchmarking report
Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Developer Program Benchmarking Q1 2022 is now available, bringing the latest insights to help B2D businesses improve the ranking of their program across the features developers find most important, and optimize their developer program strategy while getting a good grip on their competition.
SlashData asked 18,256 developers from 163 countries to measure developer...
Bridging marketing gaps with data cleanrooms
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Charles Manning
If you have been following the advertising technology (adtech) ecosystem and all things privacy, measurement, and targeting, you know that the only thing that has remained unchanged is that everything is in a state of change every 6-12 months.
In the past two years, Google announced its third-party cookie news, phasing them out now in 2023. More recently, Google anno...
Gala May Mayhem wrapped up
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gala, and its gaming division, Gala Games, have wrapped up their second annual month-long reward event called May Mayhem. Started in 2021, the event was designed to grow Gala’s user base and to reward as many current players as possible with large prizes in GALA, the official crypto token of the Gala Games Ecosystem.
Even in the midst of the largest drop in the...
40 percent more companies discussing the metaverse
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Companies worldwide are continuing to talk about the metaverse, according to GlobalData, which found that 40% more companies mentioned 'Metaverse' in their company filings documents quarter-on-quarter. The data and analytics company's 'Company Filing Analytics' database reveals that mentions crossed the 500 mark in Q1 2022, on par with Q4 2...
Software developers in a post pandemic world
Friday, April 8, 2022 by Ryan Bromley
Covid-19 has changed so much about the world of business. Although society's increasing reliance on digital technology has been obvious for well over a decade, the pandemic has been a harsh test of which companies have been taking note.
Those that had their eyes on the ball were already starting to make the necessary changes. Others, who were more resistant to ch...
The App Marketers New Year Resolution for 2022
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Andrey Kazakov
Reaching the biggest possible relevant audience is the goal of every user acquisition (UA) team, but if scaling mobile growth was easy, every good app would be a blockbuster hit. With 1.85 million mobile apps available on the market, the competition is fierce for user attention. The average user has about 40 apps installed on their phone but spends 89% of their screen t...
VMs and Containers on Kubernetes
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Rafay Systems, the platform provider for Kubernetes Operations, has announced support for running both Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers on Kubernetes through its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP). To help enterprises that rely upon existing VM-based workloads, Rafay accelerates application modernization and increases operational efficiency for legacy application...
$1M Graph technology challenge from TigerGraph
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
TigerGraph, the provider of a graph analytics platform, announced the launch of "Graph for All Million Dollar Challenge", a global search for innovative ways to harness the power of graph technology and machine learning to solve real-world problems. The challenge brings together brilliant minds to build innovative solutions to better our future with one q...
Software industry competition predictions
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
Daniel Herndon, Director of Cloud Services, and Linda Ding, Senior Director of Vertical Marketing Strategy from Laserfiche discuss their 2022 predictions about organizations adopting the cloud and low-code/no-code approaches, how businesses will build business resilience, why more organizations will commit to a digital-first approach, and much m...
Airnow acquires Madrid based Lab Cave
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
UK mobile app management company, Airnow, has acquired mobile growth services provider, Lab Cave, which specializes in portfolio management, App Store optimization, and launches for the global mobile gaming industry.
This deal is the latest in a line of high-profile acquisitions by the expanding British firm, which acquired MightySignal in July 2021, along with Prior...
NFT marketplace for science and technology launches
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
In response to an overwhelming demand for NFT minting and listing by its thousands of members and associated experts, RMDS, a data & AI ecosystem platform, declared that it will start offering NFT services. By late March 2022, RMDS will launch the world’s first NFT marketplace solely for science and technology IPs.
NFT Marketplace for Science and ...
Matthew Halliday predicts 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Matthew Halliday, Executive Vice President, Product Strategy and Co-Founder at Incorta is a veteran software engineer and data analytics expert, he co-founded Incorta in 2013 after more than 15 years at Oracle and several years managing products at Microsoft. With over 20 years of experience developing products and taking them to market, Matthew has served in several ke...
Artificial Intelligence authentication in 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sanjay Gupta, Global Head of Product, at Mitek shares his 2022 predictions on the rise of touchless technologies, the impacts of digital banking, and the increasing use of voice and behavioral biometrics to verify identification.
Touchless technology will gain adoption in new industries
Technology designed to reduce friction in consumer behavior and improve t...
Apple gaming studio predictions for 2022
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Justin Welter
If Apple were a person, it would seem they are (still) living on top of the world. Still flush with cash, flexing those privacy muscles with the final rollout of iOS 14.5 and then benching more with iOS 15, and up 29% year over year. But like a senior year quarterback with three championships already to their name, expectations are high and when they’re not m...
MuPDF App Kits land from Artifex Software Inc
Monday, November 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
Artifex Software, Inc. has expanded the MuPDF family of products with the development of MuPDF App Kits. These easy-to-implement SDKs were explicitly designed for Android and iOS mobile application developers. Artifex technologies provide essential tools to major print manufacturers, SaaS and Cloud developers, PDF tools/creation companies, and software develop...
2021 Coding Week recap from industry experts
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
National Coding Week takes place during September 13 - September 19 and it is a great time to engage everyone into coding in a fun and easy way. According to an article from National Today, "92 percent of executives believe American workers are not as skilled as they need to be." National Coding Week is a perfect opportunity for improving your coding skills to...
App advertising models in the future
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Todd Wooten
Remember when content was king, back before three companies came to dominate digital advertising? Well, the content will be king again, thanks to emerging privacy regulations and a new interest in curbing anti-competitive behavior. But the future isn’t written in stone. In fact, we’re making it up as we go. Here’s how app developers and publishers can ...
Header bidding questions answered by AdColony
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
In this exclusive Q&A with ADM, Kelly McIvor from AdColony explains what header bidding is, how it is surging and how to choose a platform you trust, plus the challenges and reality that come with the hybrid model that includes waterfall and header bidding.
Last year around this time when marketing budgets at large were being slashed with out-of-home(OOH) an...