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Pi-record-now-at-31.4-trillion-digits-in-2019-thanks-to-Google-Compute

Pi record now at 31.4 trillion digits in 2019 thanks to Google Compute


Thursday, March 14, 2019 by

It's March 14th which means it's Pi Day! 3.14 - which is a convenient equal to the first 3 digits of pi, get it? Pi day started in 1988, but as crazy as Pi Day itself sounds, in 2009 the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution that recognizes March 14th as Pi Day too. You can celebrate Pi Day by having a slice of pie, having a debate ...


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Flaregames partners with MeeWow to publish Tap Empire


Friday, August 10, 2018 by

Mobile gaming publisher Flaregames announced the next imminent global launch in its Q3/Q4 line-up with hyper-casual idle game Tap Empire releasing 11th October on iOS and Android devices. This debut game from San Francisco studio MeeWow Games will be the third title from the Flaregames Accelerator and the second to launch in the next two months, with Super Spell Heroes,...


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Best mobile gaming apps will share $300K in prizes from new contest


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by

AppLovin announced the launch of Lion Studios, a media division of AppLovin that works with mobile developers to publish and promote their apps. To celebrate the launch, AppLovin also announced a contest in which the company will award $300K in prizes for the four best mobile gaming apps submitted. Lion Studios furthers AppLovin’s mission by fueling growth of t...


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Facial detection for verified ad views launches from Jinglz


Saturday, April 21, 2018 by

Jinglz Inc. has announced the live production release of the PlayJinglz mobile app, and it is now available for public download through the Google Play Store. As a first demonstration of their “Verified View” technology, the PlayJinglz app highlights the company’s unique approach to mobile ad engagement.PlayJinglz allows users to watch short sponsored video content and ...


Mim-hits-1M-downloads-in-24-hours

Mim hits 1M downloads in 24 hours


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by

Mīm (pronounced “Mime”) has announced a record-breaking achievement just 24 hours after releasing in the App Store. Mīm, which hosts contests for user-submitted funny videos, launched their first challenge yesterday, gaining over one million users. In fact, the app received so much traction that it caused complications on their servers. Mīm gives users the ability to sh...


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Change the Game Design Challenge launches from Google


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by

Of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women, yet only 23% of game developers identify as women says Google Play's Jackie Lau in a recent blog article. In the article she announced that Google will be teaming up with the organization Girls Make Games and the ESA Foundation in order to launch a new contest named the...


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IoT app development contest announced by Sigma Design and Make:


Friday, September 29, 2017 by

Sigma Designs and Make: have announced a smart home Z-Wave app design contest for Makers and Developers. Sigma has launched the Z-Wave Smart Home Maker Challenge in cooperation with Make: and in unison with the flag-ship World Maker Faire that takes place in New York City September 23-24th. The smart home design competition will be hosted on the all-new Maker Share comm...


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$1M developer fund started by Clio


Friday, September 29, 2017 by

Clio has announced a $1 million developer fund supporting the future of technology. As part of the fund, Clio is hosting Launch//Code, a unique developer contest with a $100,000 prize, to find the the most creative, powerful, and useful integrations for Clio."We believe technology will be instrumental in defining the future of the practice of law," said Jack Newton, CEO...


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The small business market should be the developers next focus


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by

Small businesses are more often than not behind the curve when it comes to technology, but how will that change in the future as? That's the question that many enterprise are searching for the answer to.Alex Barnett recently returned to Intuit to head up their Developer Group and he could not be more inspired by the role developers are playing in small business success....


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Fillr reaches 100 million monthly active users


Thursday, August 10, 2017 by

Fillr has announced that its mobile Autofill as a Service platform now reaches 100 million monthly active users worldwide. Providing one-click, accurate, and secure autofill for checkout forms, the Fillr Autofill as a Service (FAaaS) platform helps mobile digital commerce businesses take advantage of the exploding growth in mobile commerce, which claims 90 percent of mo...


Carnegie-Mellon-AI-competes-against-top-poker-players

Carnegie Mellon AI competes against top poker players


Thursday, January 5, 2017 by

Four of the world's best professional poker players will compete against artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University in an epic rematch to determine whether a computer can beat humans playing one of the world's toughest poker games.In "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante," beginning Jan. 11 at Rivers Casino, poker pros will play a col...


Mopria-Alliance-Announces-App-Challenge-for-Android-App-Developers

Mopria Alliance Announces App Challenge for Android App Developers


Friday, July 29, 2016 by

The Mopria Alliance is reaching out to Android app developers with a new app competition. Co-sponsored by BeMyApp, the Mopria PRINTanomics Android App Challenge offers an online challenge designed to recognize the most innovative Android apps with mobile printing capabilities. You can register or learn more about the contest at http://appsthatprint.bemyapp.comPRINT...


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App Idea Awards Announce Finalists


Thursday, April 21, 2016 by

The App Idea Award is a contest that lets app entrepreneurs compete for the chance to get their app created for free. The awards have released the names of the six finalists who will compete for $70,000 in app design and development costs. The winner will be announced on at the May 3 in New York, where the six finalists will pitch judges from leading venture capita...


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2016 Android Experiments Google I/O Challenge


Monday, March 28, 2016 by

Last year the Android developer team launched Android Experiments offering a showcase of creative Android projects that provides the opportunity for any Android developer to submit their own experiments to the gallery. The team has now announced the Android Experiments I/O Challenge which offers a chance for developers to win a trip to Google I/O 2016. From now thr...


Google-AdMob-Hosts-Student-App-Challenge-App-Building-Competition

Google AdMob Hosts Student App Challenge App Building Competition


Monday, February 1, 2016 by

Google’s AdMob is  launching its second AdMob Student App Challenge, an app building competition open to students actively enrolled at any educational institution across the globe. The prizes will include a week-long trip to San Francisco and a visit to the Googleplex.To win the challenge, participants will need to build an app (either Android or iOS) and create a ...


Google-Expands-Player-Game-Analytics-for-Mobile-Game-Developers

Google Expands Player Game Analytics for Mobile Game Developers


Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by

Google is expanding its Player Analytics platform with two new analytics reports, Player Time Series Explorer and the Events Viewer, that provide developers with better visibility into time-based player activity and custom game events. There are also improvements to the player retention report.Google is also introducing a new Player Stats API to let developers tune a ga...


Online-Hackathon-Challenges-Developers-to-Create-Innovative-Applications-Leveraging-Handwriting-Recognition-Technology

Online Hackathon Challenges Developers to Create Innovative Applications Leveraging Handwriting Recognition Technology


Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by

MyScript, a leader in digital ink management technology, has launched the MyScript App Challenge, an online hackathon for developers. Participants are invited to build applications that demonstrate practical and innovative use cases where handwriting recognition technology can be leveraged. The competition will award $20,000 in prizes to contest participants.MyScri...


You-Can-Now-Noodle-with-Windows-10-IoT-Core-for-Embedded-Devices

You Can Now Noodle with Windows 10 IoT Core for Embedded Devices


Friday, August 21, 2015 by

Microsoft has released Windows 10 IoT Core, a new edition for Windows targeted towards small, embedded devices that may or may not have screens. The first public preview of Windows 10 IoT Core was released at the /build/ conference, and since then expanded functionally has been added including support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.Microsoft designed the IoT core ...


Enter-the-Esri-Human-Health-and-Climate-Change-App-Challenge

Enter the Esri Human Health and Climate Change App Challenge


Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by

Put your GIS prowess to work for a good cause and enter the Esri Human Health and Climate Change App Challenge. Esri invites you to showcase your expertise and build a game-changing app that will help communities visualize, understand, and reduce climate change health risks. Why take the time to build a custom app and enter the contest you might ask? Other than hav...


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Developers Have Opportunity to Enter IoT Design Contest Hosted by Silicon Labs and Digi Key


Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by

Silicon Labs and Digi-Key are hosting an IoT design contest for developers who want to create connected “things” that will help make the world a smarter, more connected and energy-friendly place. The “Your IoT Connected World” design contest is open to developers of all skill levels, from professional embedded developers and seasoned makers to electronics enthusiasts.Th...


Developers-Compete-for-$100,000-to-Create-Apps-for-Individuals-with-Disabilities

Developers Compete for $100,000 to Create Apps for Individuals with Disabilities


Monday, April 13, 2015 by

New York University’s ABILITY Lab and AT&T are launching the Connect Ability Challenge which will allow developers to compete for more than $100,000 in prizes to design software, wearable and other technology solutions aimed at enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities.The submission deadline is June 24,2015 and the challenge will be held over the next th...


Developers-Can-Now-Use-JavaScript-to-Create-Cocos2d-Games-on-Windows-Platforms

Developers Can Now Use JavaScript to Create Cocos2d Games on Windows Platforms


Saturday, April 11, 2015 by

MS Open Tech has announced that it has contributed JavaScript support for Cocos2d-x for Modern Windows. With this version of Chukong Technology’s Cocos technologies, named Cocos2d-JS, developers who program in JavaScript can now create Cocos2d games that will run on Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 platforms. The Cocos2d-x engine is exposed via a set of ...


New-Windows-and-Windows-Phone-Store-App-Dev-Contest

New Windows and Windows Phone Store App Dev Contest


Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by

The Windows and Windows Phone Store app developer program has launched a new game developer contest running through March 20 offering $28,000 in prizes including a top prize of $10,000. Contest winners will be announced on or before May 11.Developers can submit games made with any technology. You can submit original games or port existing published games (from an altern...


Show-Me-the-Money!-A-Look-at-the-Profitable-App-Publishing-Models

Show Me the Money! A Look at the Profitable App Publishing Models


Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by

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...


Twitter-Developer-Team-Flocking-to-a-City-Near-You,-Announces-Hatch-App-Startup-Contest

Twitter Developer Team Flocking to a City Near You, Announces Hatch App Startup Contest


Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by

The development team at Twitter is hitting the road on a worldwide tour they are calling “Flock” to promote its Fabric platform which was fist announced at its inaugural mobile developer conference held last October.Fabric consists of a packaging of Twitter’s SDKs in three different modular “Kits” for what Twitter calls “a modular, cross-platform mobile development suit...


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SXSW Interactive Free Badge Give Away Contest Ends Tuesday September 30


Friday, September 26, 2014 by

SXSW has grown from a hip, city-wide regional music festival in Austin, Texas (I first attended in 1993) to an international music, film, and interactive event.The first SXSW (South By Southwest) was held in 1987. Despite the fact that Austin was not a Top 20 major market at the time, Austin was considered a fairly cosmopolitan town for its size because of the Universit...


AT&T-to-Give-Away-Over-$100,000-in-Two-Days-at-the-AT&T-Hackathon-@-Super-Mobility-Week-Code-for-Car-and-Home

AT&T to Give Away Over $100,000 in Two Days at the AT&T Hackathon @ Super Mobility Week Code for Car and Home


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by

AT&T is going to give away $100,000 during a 24-hour Hackathon as part of Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas. The Hackathon, app presentations, and judging will take place on September 6-7, and the finalist judging, awards & VIP Party will be held on September 8. There is no charge to compete, however developers are encouraged to sign up prior to the hackatho...


Win-One-of-Two-$10k-Prizes-in-the-Esri-Global-Disaster-Resistance-App-Challenge

Win One of Two $10k Prizes in the Esri Global Disaster Resistance App Challenge


Sunday, August 24, 2014 by

Esri is hosting the Global Disaster Resistance App Challenge, which was created to show how mobile technology can impact the design of programs for the sustainable use of energy and natural resources as well as mitigate the impact of natural disasters.The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) launched the Making Cities Resilient Campaign to improve ...


Win-a-Piece-of-$500,000-By-Creating-Apps-Using-Apple’s-Swift-Language

Win a Piece of $500,000 By Creating Apps Using Apple’s Swift Language


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by

Appirio has announced that it is teaming with BMC Software, Booz Allen Hamilton, Brivo Labs, HARMAN and the NTT Innovation Institute, to host a contest to create iOS and OS X apps based on Apple’s new Swift programming language. As part of the GetSwifter Challenge Series, these organizations have partnered with the “topcoder” community to help build mobile and...


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Whitepages PRO Provides Mobile Developers Access to APIs


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by

Whitepages PRO has launched a self-service developer portal opening access to new company APIs which includes a data platform that provides access to one of the largest database of people and businesses in North America. Through the Graph APIs, developers can offer in their apps the ability to include identity verification and validation elements, including those c...


Marmalade-to-Offer-Developers-$80,000-in-Prizes-for-Apps-Deployed-to-the-Amazon-Appstore

Marmalade to Offer Developers $80,000 in Prizes for Apps Deployed to the Amazon Appstore


Monday, July 21, 2014 by

Marmalade Technologies is hosting a new weekly promotion with a total prize value of over $80,000. To enter the contest developers can use any Marmalade license, including the free license, to deploy to the Amazon Appstore and enter into the weekly prize draw to win Marmalade and Amazon prizes.Every Marmalade app that is successfully submitted to the Amazon Ap...


Rackspace-Announces-Global-Mobile-App-Challenge-With-$20,000-In-Prizes

Rackspace Announces Global Mobile App Challenge With $20,000 In Prizes


Monday, June 23, 2014 by

In order to inspire developers around the globe to be creative in architecting applications that solve pressing problems, Rackspace and ObjectRocket today announced the NoSQL Mobile App Challenge. Contestants will be tasked with building user-friendly mobile apps that have real world impact. To do this, they will have free access to various Rackspace technologies i...


IBM-Announces-Winners-of-the-2014-Watson-Mobile-Developer-Challenge

IBM Announces Winners of the 2014 Watson Mobile Developer Challenge


Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by

IBM has announced the three winners of its 2014 Watson Mobile Developer Challenge. Launched in February, the global competition encouraged developers and entrepreneurs to create consumer and business apps made with IBM's Watson cognitive computing capabilities.The teams, spanning 18 industries from 43 countries, submitted more than 400 business concepts. The submis...


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Interview with Alexander Vashchenko, President of Production at Game Insight


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by

Alexander Vashchenko is President of Production at Game Insight which has offices in Moscow and San Francisco and consists of 15 development studios spread out across Eastern Europe. While working in the game industry, Alexander has launched a number of financially successful products, such Legend: Legacy of the Dragons and Juggernaut, which garnered mill...


Tizen-App-Challenge-Winners-Announced

Tizen App Challenge Winners Announced


Monday, March 17, 2014 by

Tizen has announced the winners of the Tizen App Challenge, a contest that awarded over $4M in prizes to app developers. 54 prizes were awarded to top ranked Tizen apps across 9 categories. In addition, the top rated HTML5 apps received $50,000 each.Roughly half of the submissions were HTML5 and the other half were native. In a survey of contestants, a third o...