Panion social app fights loneliness in Sweden
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
When Melanie Aronson moved from New York City to Malmö, Sweden 5 years ago, she quickly realized that making friends in this new part of the globe would be very difficult. As an immigrant in the country that continuously ranked number 1 as the hardest place to make new friends, Melanie struggled, and as a researcher at Lund University, focused on integration, she realiz...
Cost to develop mobile apps
Friday, November 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
According to SmartBrain.io, the average cost to develop a mobile app in Eastern Europe is $23,000 versus $171,450 in the U.S.
SmartBrain.io analyzed data from more than 400 deals between Eastern European contractors and international startups and found out that developing a new app in Poland, Romania, Ukraine, or another Eastern European country requires, on average,...
What the end of Net Neutrality does to app developers
Friday, December 15, 2017 by Gil Regev
With a 3 - 2 vote splitting neatly along political party lines, as expected, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday struck down the controversial net neutrality regulations enacted just two years ago by the previous administration. It’s the happy outcome mobile operators and cable companies were hoping for, since it now frees them to completely control th...
Why developers benefit when implementing a cloud backend into apps
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by Richard Harris
The popularity of enterprise mobile app development has boomed across many industries as businesses have identified mobility as a key agent in their digital transformation efforts. As mobile application demand has risen, app developers are exploring new ways to simplify mobile app development and management. Enter cloud backend.We recently sat down with Ashruti Singh, P...
How Rapid Application Development is Changing Everything
Saturday, September 24, 2016 by Richard Harris
I admit it, every time I hear the word RAD I go back to the 80's when BMX freestyle was at it's peak (I still own my beloved GT Performer)! But the RAD we are talking about here is "Rapid Application Development" (RAD), that used to be something reserved for making quick apps with minimal code input, little functionally, and that you did not intend on maintaining f...
ColdFusion 2016 offers New API Management Capabilities
Monday, February 22, 2016 by Richard Harris
Adobe has released the 2016 version of its ColdFusion solution for building and deploying web and mobile applications. Included in the release is a new API management tool which allows ColdFusion Enterprise users to move APIs from concept to production, and a new security code analyzer that automatically detects and mitigates potential code vulnerabilities in real-time....
Monday, March 16, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Elementary Watson: IBM Opens Watson Mobile Developer Challenge to Create Cognitive Computing Apps
Thursday, February 27, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The power of IBM’s Watson is definitely not elementary and now app developers can create mobile consumer and business apps powered by IBM’s iconic Watson computing power. IBM has launched the Watson Mobile Developer Challenge a global competition. The program is part of a promotion to increase the exposure of the newly formed IBM Watson Group.What is the Watson Mob...
Best Platform For Mobile App Development
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Ron Beaman
“…an exploration of the subject from one perspective intended as a vehicle for shedding light on the merits of any platform as it pertains to mobile development…” When it comes to computing platforms, few debates cause more bias-rage and consternation than the ubiquitous Mac vs. PC donnybrook. As an enterprise software engineer for business applications using Microsoft’...
From Lemonade and Lucy to COPPA and Cookies
Sunday, December 8, 2013 by Adam Grant
On July 1, 2013, the Child Online Privacy Protection Policy
(“COPPA”) dramatically altered how we think about cookies
Growing up as children in the US, our first taste of
commerce involved selling lemonade in front of our house on a sweltering summer
day, or wondering what justified the hefty price of 5 cents Lucy charged
Charlie Brown for psychiatr...
What is an App Developer
Monday, January 7, 2013 by Richard Harris
While the mobile industry continues to grow, it's becoming increasingly obvious that some definitions of who is, and what is, have been lost. Being a mobile app developer myself I thought I would stand back and look at the shadow I cast so as to define exactly what it is I am. There is no way I could completely cover every aspect of my job or mobile app programming in g...