The Kin Foundation wants more app developers
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Kin Foundation, the nonprofit governance body for the cryptocurrency Kin, has announced the second Kin Developer Program, an initiative that awards Kin and fiat currency to select developers who successfully launch Kin-powered features in consumer apps.
Through the program, up to 100 consumer app developers will have the opportunity to integrate Kin using the new...
The subscription based app model is working and here's proof
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its annual Mobile App Engagement Index, describing trends in consumer app engagement and ways mobile marketers can adapt to thrive in the changing landscape. Specifically, the report reveals that mobile users are head over heels for the subscription model, with considerable momentum gained from last year. Additionally, the Index highlights a shift in ge...
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...
Becoming a citizen developer
Thursday, April 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
Editors note: Guest submission by Oren Ariel, CTO and Cofounder, CaprizaThe latest numbers show that the Personal Computer market shrank another 6% in 2016, the third consecutive year of slowing sales. Smartphone sales continued to grow, and internet traffic from mobile devices actually exceeded traffic from PCs for the first time in October of 2016. Mobile is the new e...
Resonance launches SDK For proximitybased device pairing
Friday, November 4, 2016 by Richard Harris
Resonance has emerged from stealth to announce the availability of its new proximity-based software development kit (SDK) for device pairing. Developers are using the Resonance SDK to create advanced mobile application features for a wide range of iOS and Android apps where secure device-to-device connectivity can provide value - gaming, e-commerce, payments, retail, tr...
How iOS 10 Is Going to Help App Developers More Than Ever
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by Greg Cohn
The new Apple upgrade cycle with iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 is an exciting and opportune time for developers, and given what’s included in iOS 10, this round is no exception.We tend to think about Apple changes in two categories: first, what exciting and improved experiences can we bring to our users? And second, how can we use these new features to run our business m...
How The Weather Company is Helping IBM Expand its Developer Footprint
Saturday, July 16, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently chatted with Chris Huff, Vice President, Mobile & Consumer Application Development - The Weather Company, to talk how the company approaches application development and the role it has with helping IBM work with the development community.ADM: How are developers at The Weather Company aiding consumers’ ability to receive weather updates in real time?Huff:...
AppDynamics Weighs In with PostCES Insight
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
To get insight into how trends at CES will impact the app development community, we reached out to Prathap Dendi, General Manager for Emerging Technologies at AppDynamics, who has been active in implementing ways to increase the software footprint in the Internet of Things. Dendi most recently was Vice President, General Manager at Electric Cloud, where he helped i...
CA Study Shows Load Times, Functionality and Security Most Important to App Users
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Richard Harris
CA Technologies has released the results of a global study that reveals that mobile and desktop apps are struggling with brand loyalty. One of the main findings in the report shows that businesses delivering a sub-par application experience risk losing 27 percent of their customers.The study titled “Software: the New Battleground for Brand Loyalty” surveyed 6,770 consum...
Enterprise Mobile QA with Ranjeet Vidwans VP of Marketing for Mocana
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Richard Harris
We recently sat down with Ranjeet Vidwans, VP of Marketing for Mocana, to discuss challenges facing companies with the implementation of an enterprise mobile strategy.ADM: What do you see as the major differences between an enterprise mobile app and a consumer mobile app? Vidwans: Interestingly, there are probably more important fundamental similarities ...
Show Me the Money! A Look at the Profitable App Publishing Models
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by Kaushal Amin
The app explosion on mobile has been impressive. Smartphones have been adopted faster than any other technology in living memory. The leading platform, Android, boasts around 1.4 million apps in the Play Store, and Apple's iOS, in second place, is not far behind with 1.1 million apps. The potential opportunity is huge, but numbers don't tell the whole story. Prospe...
Lessons From the Consumer App Gold Rush: How Enterprise Mobile App Developers Can Succeed
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by David Lavenda
Developers continue flocking to mobile applications, and for good reason; according to investment bank Digi-Capital, mobile app revenues could reach $70 billion by 2017. On the other hand, most of these developers are struggling and need to accept that the consumer app Gold Rush is over. Some apps continue to defy reason and explode seemingly overnight (think&...
New Study by MobPartner Shows App Publishers With Brand Awareness Are More Successful With Consumer App Downloads
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
A new study by mobile research firm On Device on behalf of mobile marketing company MobPartner has shown that mobile travel app users tend to resist spam and irrelevant which can cause them fail to engage with mobile travel ads.On Device spoke research 1,000 mobile users in August about how they engaged in travel research and planning, both on mobile and laptop, and wha...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The Ultimate App Marketing Strategy: The Right Message to the Right Person at the Right Time and Place
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Advertisers are closer than ever to the Holy Grail of consumer app marketing: Reaching a customer who is on the verge of making a purchasing decision and sending them a personalized appeal to sway the purchase behavior in the advertiser’s favor. And this is not future sci-fi, it is happening today. And if you aren’t leveraging this type of mobile marketing, your co...
App Developers See More Enterprise Mobile Solutions, Signs of Life for BlackBerry at Apps World North America
Friday, February 7, 2014 by Richard Harris
We just finished up two days of another great event, as by
all accounts Apps World North America 2104 was bigger and better than last
Its just too big an event for us to cover every aspect of
the presentations, exhibitors and other activities, so I thought I would
present a few thoughts on the event itself and a few nuggets of interest (at
least I tho...
Silver Lining from New App Development Report by Gartner
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
On the surface, the newly released Gartner report spells doom and gloom for indie developers looking for success with consumer apps.It didn’t take an official report to tell us that the app markets are getting more crowded and the holy grail of discovery/monetization can be an elusive goal. However, as you dig deeper into the details of the report, you can see...
Appsfire to Discontinue App Discovery Unit to Focus on Mobile Advertising Efforts
Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
If there is one certainty in live, things always change, sometimes that’s good and sometimes not so much. However, kudos to a company that realizes that they (and there customers) are better served focusing less on one offering and concentrating their efforts on others. And that’s what the folks at Appsfire are doing, discontinuing their efforts on consumer ap...
Nokia DVLUP Program Offers Window’s App Developers Chance to Win Swag
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Weird name, cool prizes. If you developing for Windows Phone you might as well get as much swag as possible and you might just do so with new announcements from DVLUP, the developer loyalty program from Nokia.
DVLUP uses a gamification model to create a competitive environment to build Windows Phone apps. Developers can earn badges and experience points (known as “XP”)...
Got App Awesomeness This Is The Last Week To Enter To Win an Appster Award
Monday, August 12, 2013 by Richard Harris
This is the final week for submissions to be included in Judging for an "Appster" award. It's the 2nd year for the competition where 12 recipients receive the distinct honor of being recognized as someone in the app industry that has an excellent app worthy of being spotlighted for design, functionally, or overall awesomeness.Final submissions must be received...
Consumer app developers compared to Enterprise class developers
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by Richard Harris
Enterprise and consumer apps vary in many respects, but developers from both the enterprise and consumer side of the business could greatly benefit from some of the best practices of the other group.This message was recently honed by speakers at the Open Mobile Summit conference held in San Francisco earlier this month.ZDnet, for example, covere...