Creating apps that work without the Internet
Friday, May 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
We've become a bit lazy in the United States when it comes to developing apps. It's nothing for us to stuff in a healthy dose of remote content downloads for our games, mobile ad networks for our full-screen videos, analytics so we can track user activity, and other fat-pipe code that works well in the land of gigabit connections.
But did you know that a...
Cloud Native SDK for Kubernetes has been launched by Pulumi
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pulumi Corporation announced the availability of its Cloud Native SDK for Kubernetes enabling a code-based approach to creating, deploying and managing applications across clouds including Microsoft AKS, Amazon EKS, and Google GKE, in addition to on-premises and hybrid environments. Pulumi also announced it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to accelerate ...
DevSecOps showcase by Sumo Logic unravels all their new changes
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sumo Logic announced a number of new solutions and enhancements to its platform to empower enterprises to "win in the analytics economy." These innovations, as well as those from DevSecOps ecosystem partners, will be showcased this week at Sumo Logic’s user conference, Illuminate, in Burlingame, Calif. Illuminate will gather over 600 experts in machine d...
VMworld 2018 sees new VMware cloud operations services drop
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
At VMworld 2018, VMWare addressed the challenges of multi-cloud environments head-on, announcing new and enhanced VMware Cloud Services that will enable cloud operations, DevOps, and security and compliance teams to better manage cloud costs, operations, security, and compliance across clouds. The advancements to VMware’s cloud operations platform includ...
Cloud storage is beating local HDD storage says new industry report
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
The Enterprise Storage Forum 2018 Data Storage Trends survey has been released to provide essential data points for storage professionals. The Survey results offer insight on budgets, buying decisions and hiring trends, along with a portrait of how competing emerging technologies are supporting an ever increasing storage workload.
The Survey reveals that not only has...
Developing apps for the cloud to fuel faster releases
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by David Jones
Businesses are moving faster than ever to deliver new software updates to their users, in order to ensure that their products and services are always aligned with expectations and continuously delivering top-notch customer experiences. They have to move quickly because that’s what customers expect, thanks to companies like Amazon, who reportedly delivers new updat...
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...
Reasons to consider low code development in 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Malcolm Carroll
A recent survey of IT leaders from analysts Forrester estimated that the low code development market will be worth $15 billion by 2020, highlighting that low-code development platforms speed up application delivery, dramatically improving the ability of the IT departments to respond to business demands.One of the key areas of use will be in the development of mobile app...
Building apps for emerging markets
Monday, November 27, 2017 by Neal Thoms
Internet use is ballooning in emerging economies in South America, Africa and Asia (amongst others). These economies are growing fast, and an explosion in smartphones and mobile internet has generated a vast wave of users venturing online for the first time. However, despite this phenomenal growth, it would be unwise to take this technology growth for granted, or to ass...
Inmarsat phone apps: Developers and satellite technology
Monday, October 30, 2017 by Richard Harris
Although you may not know it, we often use space satellites to communicate often in our daily lives. From GPS to weather predictions apps, without satellites the information that we have at our finger tips (or more specifically, our mobile phones) would be cut drastically. It follows that along with the constant innovation of mobile technology, satellite technology comp...
Low code and no code app development benefits
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
No-code and low-code platforms serve development projects in a myriad of different ways. It’s all about assessing a business user's ability and the problem at hand to determine the best approach for the job.That's why we had a chat with John Carione, Product Marketing strategy at Quick Base to learn more about No-code and Low-Code application development.ADM: We've hear...
GE and Apple partner to change the industrial world with apps
Monday, October 23, 2017 by Richard Harris
Apple and GE has announced a partnership to deliver powerful industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own powerful industrial IoT apps.“GE...
Evoke RAD platform released by BlueFinity
Monday, October 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
To date, the creation and implementation of quality and high functionality apps has been considered challenging, resource intensive and expensive. Many companies have been deterred because of concerns about the speed and cost of development, how to cope with multiple device types, the integration with different databases or existing systems, changing business requiremen...
Why apps with subscription models are taking over
Monday, July 24, 2017 by Mark Loranger
Anybody with a passing acquaintance with the app store, whether on iOS or Android, is fully aware of the vast quantities of apps crammed into every (digital) nook and crevice, with more being released each passing day. For Apple and Google, this competition is great - the more apps there are, the more money they make. But for app developers, more competition means that ...
Apps built with Xamarin now have access to Insert's marketing platform
Friday, October 14, 2016 by Richard Harris
Insert just announced that its software is now accessible to apps built with Xamarin. Users of the Xamarin solution, which uses existing skills, teams, and code to deliver native Android and iOS apps, can begin to use Insert’s technology to rapidly deploy in-app campaigns, with no coding required.With Insert, Xamarin app owners and marketers now have the ability to enga...
Catching up With the Developer of the New Microskin App
Thursday, September 8, 2016 by Richard Harris
The company Microskin just launched one of the most sophisticated skin matching iPhone apps in the app store. Microskin creates personalized, color-matched line of waterproof "second skin" products. We caught up with the developer of the app, Don Fletcher of Vinclaro Pty Ltd. to discuss his history in the app store, and a bit about his approach to development.ADM:...
Chatting With the Creator of Trivia Crack About App Success and the Smile Test
Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently sat down with Etermax, the creator of Trivia Crack to get the inside track on their success as a mobile team. Trivia Crack Kingdoms, the sequel to its flagship mobile game, has surged in popularity as the game surpassed seven million downloads across all platforms worldwide. Here’s what Maximo Cavazzani, CEO and founder of Etermax had to say. ADM: Who a...
Mobile Marketing Consultant mCordis is Launching new Native App Marketing Course
Thursday, July 28, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
mCordis has announced a new portal for online mobile marketing training courses. The first course available will be “An Introduction to Native Apps,” sponsored by app development company stable|kernel. The Native Apps course starts August 1 and will be available free of charge. Registration is available here.The short course provides an overview of native mobi...
Weighing the Benefits of Developing Apps with Xamarin
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently visited with Eric N. Shapiro, ArcTouch’s CEO and Founder, to discuss the company’s experiences working with Xamarin. With his first computer program written in 1978 and his first software company making a profit before he could vote, Eric Shapiro has a proven track record of entrepreneurial success.ADM: Why do your developers use Xamarin? Shapiro: ...
Study Shows Companies Want Apps to Directly Impact Their Bottom Line
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 by Richard Harris
We recently visited with Mark Lorion, Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Product at Apperian, about the ramifications of the results of Apperian’s recently published the 2015 Enterprise Mobile App Trend Report, which analyzed nearly two million app deployments across hundreds of thousands of enterprise users.Lorion is the CMO and Head of Product, whose responsibility...
IBM developerWorks Now Offers New Premium Subscription Model
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by Richard Harris
Developers who are interested in expanding their access to IBM developerWorks portfolio of technical resources can now join developerWorks Premium which offers access to IBM developer services including credits towards developing apps using the Bluemix platform and gaining virtual machine access through SoftLayer. The cost is $399 USD for an annual subscription. I...
New Salesforce App Cloud Offers Platform for Building Connected Apps
Monday, September 28, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Salesforce has released the Salesforce App Cloud offered as a Platform as a Service (PaaS), which offers new Salesforce platform services such as Force, Heroku Enterprise and Lightning with new shared identity, data and network services to create connected apps. The new App Cloud provides the ability to build, scale and deploy mobile, web and wearable apps in a uni...
Telerik Survey Shows Over Half of Developers Have Never Built an App
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Telerik, a subsidiary of the software company Progress, has released the findings from its latest Telerik State of Mobile Development report which surveyed 3,000 IT professionals and developers to assess the adoption, trends and perceptions around mobile development.One of the most interesting revelations from the survey was the fact that that 57% of the developers that...
TEE Provides Safe Environment for Secure Android App Development
Monday, March 23, 2015 by Allen Storey
Despite powering the majority of the world’s smart devices, Android has long been seen as the weak link in terms of mobile security. The open nature of the platform offers versatility and flexibility to app developers and the result is an incredibly diverse range of apps. However, it does mean that applications and their associated content are vulnerable to malware, man...
Developing apps that solve real problems
Monday, February 23, 2015 by Richard Harris
What is the common denominator for mobile app development?
Is it funding? Is it having a talented team to work with? These things are important, but there are even more important aspects to consider. It’s something that we are all aware of but too often leave out of the picture.
I’m talking about time.
Suhas Uliyar, Vice President of Mobile Strategy with Oracle, Provides His Predictions on the Future for App Developers and the Mobile Enterprise
Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Richard Harris
I recently had a Q&A session with Oracle’s Suhas Uliyar, who serves as the company’s Vice President of Mobile Strategy. During the talk Suhas provided insights into what app developers can expect as it relates to the mobile enterprise. Richard: Will there ever be a standard development approach for the enterprise or mobile in general? Suhas: In general, no...
New Master Of Applications Development Course
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
If you always dreamed of becoming a mobile app developer, there is a new Master Of Applications Development Course by Charles Stuart University. CSU's Master of Mobile Applications Development lets students have the opportunities to develop apps for any of the major platforms.Through the Master Of Applications Development Course students can develop on pl...
Cloud Based App Development: A Strategy to Build Better Apps
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Ramanathan Ramakrishnamurthy
Cloud computing has influenced the way in which many apps are being developed. During the time the term cloud computing was still new to many, web applications were already making use of its capabilities and services and now cloud services have penetrated deep into different industries, especially mobile application development. What has made cloud computing so popular ...
Embarcadero Releases IoT Services for Mobile App Developers
Friday, September 12, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Embarcadero has announced its strategy for IoT, focusing on four areas of interconnection: mobile/desktop devices; gadgets; cloud services; and, data. Embarcadero is offering new technologies to address these areas and enable the development of new connected apps for the IoT market.
New IoT technologies include:
User Interface (UI) Design for Multiple For...
Moto360 Smartwatch Looks Like a Watch, Will That Turn Off Techies
Friday, May 30, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
It's easy to imagine a Star Trek engineer wearing Google Glass as he/she walks through the Starship Enterprise virtually checking the ships systems as they go. It’s not so easy to imagine doing the same with the Moto360. Unless they go back in time to 1983, then they probably would fit right in.I’m not knocking the Moto360, I’m just wondering how early adopting tec...
The Key to Developing Apps for Smart Wearables
Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
I’m a golfer and recently received a catalog by mail from one of the national US golf retailers (yes companies still use the mail for marketing).As I was leafing through the catalog, I came across a number of GPS golf watches (priced from $149 to $300) that can be used on the golf course to calculate yardages so that you know what club to hit with. I am familiar with th...
Interview with Alexander Vashchenko, President of Production at Game Insight
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Richard Harris
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...
Webinar: Learn How To Successfully Build Enterprise Apps With The Experts
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Richard Harris
The number of large enterprises launching their own mobile app stores is on pace to grow at double-digit rates through 2018. But with the high-cost of developing in-house it is important to know when to start launching apps and how to make them deliver ROI to the enterprise’s business processes.Enterprises are now hitting their 2nd wave of mobile innovation. The initial...
Samsung Releases a Number of SDKs Including Those for the New Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2
Thursday, February 27, 2014 by Richard Harris
Enough with new tech, its time for developers to get their hands on coding details and Samsung didn’t disappoint yesterday. Included in its Developer Days activities at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) was the release of new SDKs for the new Galaxy S5 and the Tizen powered Samsung Gear 2 which were unveiled earlier in the week at M...
Interview: Jack van der Post of iD Gamedesign
Monday, January 13, 2014 by Richard Harris
We recently sat down with Jack van der Post of iD Gamedesign
to talk about his app company and latest app “WordnRoll”
ADM: How long have you been developing apps?
Jack: I started early 2012.
ADM: Do you program the apps or do you hire development
Jack: I do code and design pretty much everything myself...