App discovery increases coming in 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
COVID-19 has rewritten the rules of user acquisition campaigns for app developers, favoring specific categories of apps, and driving massive boosts in mobile usage and install volume. App marketers have had to pivot in a heartbeat, optimizing their marketing mix, and responding to volatility with very little to guide them. This volatility will not go away in 2021 and ap...
Mobile app growth and revenue to remain strong in 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Richard Harris
Making predictions for mobile advertising in 2021 is challenging, given how much the industry has changed in 2020 and the uncertainty ahead. Lockdowns and social distancing in 2020 accelerated the rise of digital, allowing many mobile apps to increase downloads and revenue.
Even if the COVID-19 crisis comes to an end in 2021, mobile app growth and rev...
TikTok ban effects
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
As you'll know, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to effectively ban TikTok in the US by mid-September, causing waves of panic amongst the TikTok community.
With top creators able to charge thousands for brand collaborations and sponsored posts, 777 broke down the numbers to present to you the biggest potential losers.
The top 10 U.S creators wh...
Mobile Development and the race to cross-platform
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Alin Turcu
Since the turn of the century, mobile app development has increased dramatically year over year. In Q1 of 2020, the Apple App Store had approximately 1.8 million applications while Google Play Store had approx. 2.5 million. More important, every indication says this trend will continue, and with COVID-19 impacting every business of every size, the reality is that all bu...
Visual AI from Applitools reaches one billion images analyzed
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its Visual AI technology has surpassed one billion images analyzed since launching commercially and is projected to double year over year. Each of the one billion images analyzed includes AI enhancing data from over 130 different browser and version combinations, viewport information, and direct user feedback on defects, dynamic content, and more. T...
Zappar computer vision libraries now available as SDKs
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
"The release of Universal AR is...
Best mobile testing practices for 2020 from Testlio emerges
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
Today, users access mobile apps through devices that offer thousands of combinations of screen sizes and operating systems, leaving app QA managers with a challenging decision of how many and which devices to prioritize.
Recently, managed app testing company, Testlio released new mobile device testing data from a recent query of its client base, providing a unique lo...
John Choi has joined as Vice President of User Acquisition (UA)
Friday, January 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
ConsumerAcquisition.com announced that John Choi has joined as Vice President of User Acquisition (UA). Choi joins the company with a wealth of experience in user acquisition from his most recent role as Head of UA at Zynga overseeing games like Words With Friends, CSR Racing, Zynga Poker, and his previous UA roles at Kabam, Glu Mobile and CAPCOM. Choi will b...
Syncfusion introduces new flutter widgets
Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Syncfusion, Inc. is proud to announce the release of its new suite of Flutter widgets. Syncfusion’s Essential Studio for Flutter comes with powerful, user-friendly, and feature-rich charts and a data visualization widget, a radial gauge, written natively in Dart, making them compatible for Android, iOS, and web with no changes needed in the source code.
Developer ecosystem insights for Q2 2019 report
Monday, November 18, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The data from the Developer Economics survey give all the answers in the recently published State of the Developer Nation Q2 2019 report, which - as always- is now available for free download!
What’s new in the developer ecosystem?
The report highlights the latest insights from the developer ecosystem, based on responses from 19,000+ softwar...
Unity buys deltaDNA but it will operate as a separate entity
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Unity Technologies announced the acquisition of deltaDNA. Under the terms of the acquisition, deltaDNA will continue to operate as a separate entity, providing its engine agnostic player lifetime management tools to developers worldwide.
“Today’s acquisition of deltaDNA builds on Unity’s commitment to enabling developer success at all stages of the ...
Airship has acquired Apptimize
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Richard Harris
Airship announced that it has acquired Apptimize. This move provides marketers and developers with a single solution to optimize the entire user experience across messaging channels and digital properties.
Airship enables businesses to send messages at the time and place that customers will be most responsive — whether on SMS, push notification, email, mo...
Cross platform graphical toolkit from the Qt Company arrives
Monday, August 26, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The Qt Company introduced Qt for MCUs to enable companies to create fluid user interfaces (UIs) on cost-effective microcontrollers (MCUs). The new offering leverages the existing tools and libraries from the widely used Qt for Device Creation, allowing companies to deliver better user experiences for displays powered by MCUs while reducing their hardware ...
INTUITION.DEV wants to help developers survive the coming tech crash
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hacker News announced the release of a first working version of INTUITION.DEV. INTUITION.DEV is a completely free and open source low-code tool specifically designed for professional developers, not citizen developers.
Bubble (a commercial low-code tool for citizen-developers) estimated savings of ten to 50 times on traditional development costs through low-code, and...
CircleCI for Microsoft Windows is here
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
CircleCI launched the general availability of support for Windows jobs. Organizations such as Angular, Samsung NEXT are able to achieve further flexibility over their development pipelines with the addition of Windows.
According to Stack Overflow’s 2019 Developer Survey, nearly half of respondents reported building on Windows, yet no native Windo...
Perforce to acquire Rogue Wave
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Perforce Software backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Rogue Wave Software, an independent provider of cross-platform software developer tools and embedded components.
The combination of Perforce and Rogue Wave delivers a full suite of solutions that measurably improves developer productivity while fuelin...
Creating native mobile apps without writing native code
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Native programming can strike fear into the heart of anyone that doesn't know how to write it. While we as programmers understand our limits and capabilities, we still like to brag about the complicated function or route we just wrote. But just drop the words "Objective C, or Android Java" into the next conversation you have with fellow programmers and see...
Next generation low code platforms snub citizen developers
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Sumit Sarkar
Analysts have touted the growth of high productivity application development platforms which are attractive to many enterprises unable to find the necessary digital talent. These evolving platforms, also described as no or low code, focus on increasing productivity over traditional software development by expanding the pool of talent that can deliver apps. Many professi...
Sony acquires audio engineering company AudioKinetic
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and Audiokinetic, Inc., a provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the gaming and interactive media industries, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for SIE to acquire Audiokinetic. With this acquisition, SIE will tap into Audiokinetic’s vast audio engineering expertise, adding significant value to the ...
Corona labs goes open source and developers are nervous
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Corona Labs, which provides a free cross-platform mobile development tool used to create 2D applications, has announced that after years of planning, the Corona game engine will finally be released as an open-source project. Corona Labs expects that by making their engine an open-source project, issues like adaptation to sudden market changes, updates, and requirements ...
Python programmers get enhanced development tools from Qt
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Qt introduces Qt for Python to substantially simplify the creation of innovative and immersive user interfaces for Python applications. With Qt for Python, developers can quickly and easily visualize the massive amounts of data tied to their Python development projects, in addition to gaining access to Qt’s world-class professional support services and large globa...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
These new features will empower developers with new conveniences for users. Users can scan barcodes in real-time from a browser using their smartphone without requiring an a...
Google Flutter comes out of Beta to help speed up native development
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
For cross-platform mobile development, developers generally have to choose between either building the same app multiple times for multiple operating systems, or to accept a solution that trades native speed and accuracy for portability. Flutter provides a solution that gives developers the best of both worlds: hardware-accelerated graphics and UI, powered by native ARM...
Software modernization myths likely holding you back
Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Vijay Pullur
As new cloud, AI, and mobile technologies continue to shape the tech landscape, it’s increasingly challenging for developers and IT leaders to maintain up-to-date applications in the face of nonstop innovation. It’s no wonder that many industry professionals are concerned about their ability to effectively and affordably complete an application modernization...
Software development frameworks said to produce 2X ROI
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
The Qt Company announced the results of a new Forrester study that revealed investments in software development frameworks such as Qt can deliver an ROI of more than 250 percent.
In today’s hyper-connected world, the concept of real-time delivery of products and services is increasingly becoming a standard practice across a wide range of industries. ...
Merged mining partnership between Bitmain and Elastos
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Elastos (ELA) announced a merged mining partnership with Bitmain Technologies. The merged mining partnership means that for miners and future users of the smart web platform, it guarantees the security of the Bitcoin network by sharing its hashpower. Merged mining allows Bitcoin (BTC) and the ELA coin to be mined simultaneously and more efficiently, and conserves energy...
Developer collaboration tools and tips from someone who knows
Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Lots of organizations claim to prioritize transparency. And there are certainly plenty of tools out there that make it easy for coworkers to share information and communicate, but does that always equate to transparency? Why are people often dissatisfied with their companies' approach to developer collaboration and team collaboration in general?
AR on the web too!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Erik Murphy-Chutorian
Augmented Reality belongs online. To date, AR has primarily been confined to the app store, but there’s a growing group of visionary developers and companies that have figured out that by “AR-ifying” their products for the web, they win in a larger number of more satisfied and enthusiastic users and customers.
At the moment, we’re seeing an ex...
Mobile app design tips for all generations
Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Janani Vasudev
The way we use technology to communicate varies drastically based on age, perhaps most conspicuously within family circles. Communication between a brother and sister, or another generational peer, is typically a much more fluid experience than with a parent, grandparent or distant relative. While younger generations have commonly adopted social media platforms to stay ...
Mobile printing solution has been verified by Citrix
Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
ThinPrint announced that its ThinPrint Mobile Print has been verified as Citrix Ready. The new ThinPrint Mobile Print is a managed and secure mobile printing solution for businesses and complements existing unified endpoint management solutions, such as XenMobile, to deliver secure iOS and Android printing. The Mobile Print solution completed a rigorous verification pro...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
KaiOS talks smart feature phones and app developers
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
KaiOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system built on a fork of Firefox OS that first appeared in 2017 and was developed by KaiOS Technologies Inc. in San Diego. We recently chatted with Tim Metz, Marketing Director at KaiOS Technologies, about KaiOS' emerging operating system for smart feature phones. We discuss why these devices are becoming relevant again, what...
Adobe reveals new XD CC Starter Plan
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The free Starter plan for Adobe XD includes XD for Mac and Windows, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and services to empower users to design, prototype and share user experiences with colleagues. Adobe XD is a cross-platform experience design platform to combine both design and prototyping.The XD CC Starter plan gives professional and aspiring designers, teams and stude...
Alternative Google Play app stores to consider
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Alex Makarevich
Android is open source, and because of that -app developers can build and deploy an APK file anywhere! There are obvious advantages to deploying into the known Android app stores such as Google Play, and Amazon - mostly in the potential number of impressions and installs your app can receive, because Google play comes as the default app store on most Android devices. Pl...
Mobile website or mobile app, the changing tides
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Programming with native mobile languages has been the keystone way of producing a rock-solid mobile app since the beginning of the mobile app stores, and there’s good reason. After-all, programming as close to the hardware layer as possible is usually your safest bet, and using the language the manufacture fully supports will get that job done with less headaches.But in...