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Buzzvil rebounds after Google Play store suspended their app

Buzzvil rebounds after Google Play store suspended their app


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by

Mobile lockscreen media platform, Buzzvil, announced that 50 app partners are once again engaging app users with lockscreen content under a new, Google-approved system. Apps that used Buzzvil’s lockscreen SDK were among those removed from Play Store in December 2017 as part of Google’s response to complaints that some apps (not Buzzvil-related) maliciously invaded users...


Alternative Google Play app stores to consider

Alternative Google Play app stores to consider


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by

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...


July is the deadline for all iOS apps that don't support iOS 11

July is the deadline for all iOS apps that don't support iOS 11


Monday, May 07, 2018 by

Apple reminds us that iOS 11 is now in the hands of hundreds of millions of people around the world, and starting July 2018, all new iOS apps and updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, plus support iPhone X. Also, all new iOS apps and updates for iPhone, including universal apps, must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X.iOS 11 SDK...


Why developers should add mobile print to apps

Why developers should add mobile print to apps


Friday, May 04, 2018 by

Printing has been a major part of history for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, and despite the rise of digital technologies, it’s not going anywhere - in fact, the demand for printing continues to grow, for four major reasons:Despite digital advancements, printing is still the standard. Printed materials such as contracts, government forms and har...


npm@6 package manager brings new security features

npm@6 package manager brings new security features


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by

npm, Inc. has announced npm@6, a major update to its JavaScript software installer tool with new security features for developers who work with open source code. npm@6 will be included as part of the Node.js v10.x release line, and leverages the assets of the Node Security Platform, the definitive source of JavaScript vulnerabilities, recently acquired by npm, Inc.In an...


5G will accelerate in-app advertising

5G will accelerate in-app advertising


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by

The adoption of 5G will have far-reaching consequences, propelling autonomous vehicles, infrastructure, advertising, and IoT into the next generation of connectivity. Its impact will be most evident in the network’s speed, with download rates of up to 10 gigabytes per second, and in the proliferation of IoT devices, of which Gartner projects there will be 20.8 billion b...


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...


Learning to code with Salesforce

Learning to code with Salesforce


Friday, March 23, 2018 by

While accessible technology is a must to elevate developers, developers also need better educational resources. Learning needs to be bite-sized, continuous, flexible and fun. That is why Salesforce says they launched Trailhead, the free online learning platform, that takes learners on guided, hands-on journeys to learn today’s in-demand skills. The pace of innovation ha...


Sonatype expands firewall to stop dev vulnerabilities

Sonatype expands firewall to stop dev vulnerabilities


Friday, March 09, 2018 by

Sonatype has announced that the Nexus Firewall is now available to support the more than 10 million developers currently using the open source version of Nexus Repository. Previously only available to commercial users of Nexus Repository Pro, the newest version of Nexus Firewall gives all Nexus Repo users the ability to automatically stop vulnerable open source componen...


Apple Search Ads support from Appbi

Apple Search Ads support from Appbi


Monday, February 26, 2018 by

Apple Search Ads is Apple’s proprietary ad platform that offers iOS mobile app publishers a way to get their app found through app store specific searches. It’s reported that 65 - 80 percent of all app installs happen after a search through the app store. So understanding the challenges with being discovered through searches in the app store is a big deal.It’s not enti...


Using common short codes for mobile app marketing

Using common short codes for mobile app marketing


Friday, February 16, 2018 by

App developers know well the difficulties in marketing their apps. But a highly compelling way to advertise their apps in the context to the real world is being overlooked.Common Short Codes provide an easy way for app developers and brands to get consumers to download an app in context with their current, real-world surroundings. Common Short Codes bring integrity and ...


Bitcoin exchange apps are risky claims new report

Bitcoin exchange apps are risky claims new report


Monday, January 29, 2018 by

RiskIQ claims that the app stores are hosting 661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers. They analyzed 18,408 apps across 20 app stores (mostly Android based),  but including Apple, Google Play, SameAPK, and APKPlz.Fabian Libeau, EMEA VP of RiskIQ, warned anybody considering downloading such software to be extremely cautious and to research eac...


Creating multilingual apps with GitHub and Crowdin

Creating multilingual apps with GitHub and Crowdin


Saturday, January 20, 2018 by

For millions of developers, GitHub is a perfect place to share code, build software, and grow businesses. This fall GitHub opened a Marketplace where you can find the right tools to add to your workflow and get the job done. To extend your app's reach, there’s a tool like Crowdin, a localization management tool that easily integrates with your repository, so you ca...


New progressive web app framework introduced by Marfeel

New progressive web app framework introduced by Marfeel


Thursday, January 18, 2018 by

Marfeel has announced the launch of its Marfeel PWA technology, which enables publishers to benefit fully from the next big thing in the mobile ecosystem. As an early adopter of progressive web app technology, Marfeel offers such forward-looking capabilities as 0.7-second page loads for first meaningful paint, push notifications, offline access to content, and striking ...


TapSafe warranty app launches at CES

TapSafe warranty app launches at CES


Monday, January 15, 2018 by

TapSafe, a new warranty app and platform, will help consumers find, identify and protect all of their connected devices. The new product, developed by AmTrust Innovation, the products and services innovation arm of AmTrust Financial, allows users to buy warranty protection and technical support for any connected devices. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of US households have...


Making a mobile game that sticks this season

Making a mobile game that sticks this season


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by

‘Tis the season to be gaming. With dozens of new titles expected to hit the shelves, app stores and console and PC marketplaces this holiday season, it’s critical that developers level up their strategies for a successful game launch to earn a hefty slice of this year’s holiday gaming sales pie.After building a terrific game, a successful holiday launch hinges on provid...


Making in-app purchase whales is more expensive than you think

Making in-app purchase whales is more expensive than you think


Friday, December 01, 2017 by

Not so long ago, businesses would drive traffic to websites without any concept of what people did once they got there. This traffic could be paid for on a cost-per-click basis and it was relatively cheap. Then we clued into the fact it was possible to track what visitors actually did on websites and equate that in terms of value to the business. The real value of websi...


Mobile apps are key to success in retail

Mobile apps are key to success in retail


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by

Apps are the preeminent way for retailers to reach your customers. Whether you are getting consumers to your app, measuring their engagement, encouraging purchases, analyzing their sentiment or expanding to new markets, app data will fuel your mobile success and thereby your company’s success. From competitive benchmarking to international expansion, App Annie has ...


The mobile gaming industry meets blockchain

The mobile gaming industry meets blockchain


Friday, November 17, 2017 by

Dragonfly and DECENT have come together to bring blockchain to the gaming industry. Together, they are set to tackle some common challenges by creating an innovative digital marketplace solution. The mobile gaming industry is evolving rapidly Dragonfly has called on DECENT to help develop a new and fully integrated blockchain-based marketplace.Like the sound of a block...


Why your app should have OAuth 2.0

Why your app should have OAuth 2.0


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by

Consumer demand couldn’t be more clear - the more apps, the better. On average, consumers launch at least nine apps per day and more than 30 each month, and they tend to browse such apps for hours at a time. Users spend more than three hours a day on their smartphones, and nearly 90 percent of that time is devoted to apps. While much is made of app responsiven...


Gem4me messaging app is picking up steam

Gem4me messaging app is picking up steam


Saturday, November 04, 2017 by

Messaging app users have no shortage of options nowadays. Finding an app for comfortable communication with friends and relatives, out of the dozens of various messengers available on the market can be trial and error. Enter Gem4me, a messenger that offers a variety of unique functions apart from the main functionality of the ordinary messaging app. Alreading reaching 3...


Investing in websites instead of apps

Investing in websites instead of apps


Thursday, October 26, 2017 by

Since the dawn of the first iPhone, Apple has been shaping the mobile narrative to suit its interests. Apple is able to maintain its dominance over the mobile market by brainwashing much of the technology industry into thinking that businesses need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars creating and maintaining mobile apps to reach their target audiences. In fact, up...


Users will pass over apps with bad reviews

Users will pass over apps with bad reviews


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by

Fifty percent of app users are likely to be dissuaded from downloading an app based on customer reviews that mention bugs and glitches. This, according to a recent survey conducted by QualiTest Group, the world’s second largest pure play QA and independent software testing company. For developers, getting the app to market is often the top consideration, but releasing a...


Mobile games in-app advertising chat with Jun Group

Mobile games in-app advertising chat with Jun Group


Friday, October 13, 2017 by

People are spending an increasing amount of their mobile time in-app. In fact, comScore reports that in 2017, people will spend 87% of their mobile time using applications. A natural corollary to this statistic is the kind of apps that are most popular. Apple reports that the number one app category in the iTunes Store is gaming.A recent study conducted by video technol...


Are app store subscription models right for your app?

Are app store subscription models right for your app?


Friday, October 06, 2017 by

While advertising and in-app purchases are the methods of monetization app marketers are probably most familiar with, subscription-based models may be the most overlooked. But subscriptions offer publishers benefits like a predictable, long-term revenue stream, and higher average revenue per user (ARPU) versus ads or IAPs. Subscriptions can also be deeply engaging for u...


Drawing app Da Vinci Eye releases for iOS

Drawing app Da Vinci Eye releases for iOS


Friday, September 08, 2017 by

The “Da Vinci Eye: Anyone Can Draw” app is now available on the Apple app store. Da Vinci Eye allows people of all ages and skill levels to learn to draw by tracing a picture projected through their iPhone screen. The app includes three different settings called classic, step-by-step and lesson of the day.  “After years of hearing family and friends explain to me t...


CoachGuitar teaches you guitar and lets us look under the hood

CoachGuitar teaches you guitar and lets us look under the hood


Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by

CoachGuitar is a five-year old, France-based company that offers a unique method of teaching guitar enthusiasts of all skill levels how to play their favorite songs. Using the visual guitar teaching app, millions of students from around the globe download video tutorials and learn to play along. With a typical traffic of 2,000-3,000 downloads per day - and even reaching...


Russian mobile markets showing good signs for growth

Russian mobile markets showing good signs for growth


Friday, August 18, 2017 by

With just $1.4 billion in revenues last year, the Russian gaming market looks rather modest when compared to the $24-billion Chinese market and the nearly $4-billion British market. However, a multitude of factors make the Russian market highly attractive to international investors and game publishers, says a report published by mobile marketing agency Zorka.Mobi and bu...


The mobile printing six best practices for developers

The mobile printing six best practices for developers


Monday, August 14, 2017 by

When creating apps, a developer works hard to ensure optimal functionality and a great user experience - so it's critical that an app is truly the best it can be for its audience. These days, ensuring functionality and engagement means adding mobile print to an app. Mobile printing is an unmet need in many apps: According to an InfoTrends study, 95 percent of consumers ...


STREAM from Lucktastic lets app marketers define and target US consumers

STREAM from Lucktastic lets app marketers define and target US consumers


Monday, July 24, 2017 by

Lucktastic, a free app that is crushing it with app rewards, has introduced the STREAM audience platform. STREAM gives marketers the ability to define and target mobile first US consumers using their proprietary first party data. Access to the STREAM is available immediately with the ability to apply segmentation across all of the unique native ad units within the app.“...


Lucktastic releases STREAM audience platform

Lucktastic releases STREAM audience platform


Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by

Lucktastic, a free app that is crushing it with app rewards, has introduced the STREAM audience platform. STREAM gives marketers the ability to define and target mobile first US consumers using their proprietary first party data. Access to the STREAM is available immediately with the ability to apply segmentation across all of the unique native ad units within the app.“...


App Verify SDK gets update for new iOS capabilities

App Verify SDK gets update for new iOS capabilities


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

TeleSign, an end-to-end communications platform as a service (CPaaS), has announced new iOS capabilities for its mobile app verification service, App Verify. App Verify for iOS is a lightweight software development kit (SDK) that enables mobile app developers to streamline the onboarding account verification process to assist with increasing conversions and providing id...


Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story

Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

Mozilla’s best-known open source project is likely the Firefox browser. But ask a computer science teacher or budding coder what Mozilla project they hold most dear, and you may receive a different answer: Thimble.Thimble is Mozilla’s free, educational code editor for teaching and learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It’s a highly visual and interactive tool: Every new ta...


Tapjoy partners with Atari to monetize RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch

Tapjoy partners with Atari to monetize RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by

Tapjoy has announced a partnership with Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, to make Tapjoy one of the first providers of rewarded advertisements in Atari’s mobile games. Players of Atari’s RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch can now earn free in-app coins by watching videos and engaging with other types of ads from Tap...


How mobile video load time affects ad delivery

How mobile video load time affects ad delivery


Monday, June 19, 2017 by

Ask any mobile app developer, and they’ll tell you that one of the greatest challenges in monetizing their apps through video ads isn’t finding the right demand or knowing when to run the videos; it’s figuring out how to present video ads without slowing down their apps. I’m sure every developer at some point has done a Google search for something like, “Which ad networ...


Reward videos for mobile ads payoff the best says Tapjoy

Reward videos for mobile ads payoff the best says Tapjoy


Thursday, June 15, 2017 by

Consumers want their apps free and their ads rewarded. A new study by Tapjoy,  a mobile advertising platform, found that mobile gamers in the US prefer opt-in, rewarded advertisements over mandatory ads such as pre-roll videos by a 4-to-1 margin. The study also found that videos are far and away consumers’ favorite type of rewarded ads on mobile - preferred by at l...


The mobile ad fraud pandemic and what developers should know

The mobile ad fraud pandemic and what developers should know


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by

Mobile ad fraud is a big concern in the mobile space. Unfortunately, we have seen this before in ad tech - players looking to make a quick buck by following revenue via monetizing it in an illegal way. Mobile ad fraud has created a dark ripple in the space, resulting in a lot of mistrust. The challenge is that fraud is widespread, and fraudsters are getting more and mor...


Demand for mobile print solutions are on the rise

Demand for mobile print solutions are on the rise


Thursday, May 11, 2017 by

Understanding the opportunity for mobile printing in the workplace first requires rejecting the notion that the enterprise has abandoned much of its need for printing and paper records. Digital forms and workflows may be reducing the amount of paperwork, yet many organizations still rely on hard-copy contracts, government forms and reports to support business processes ...


AppOnboard raises $4M in a seed round

AppOnboard raises $4M in a seed round


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by

The app economy is larger than ever - mobile revenues grew 40 percent in 2016 with app developers grossing $37 billion, excluding any advertising revenue. Roughly half of that goes back in the ecosystem for User Acquisition (UA) - or paying for downloads.AppOnboard Inc, mobile app demo maker, has raised $4M from Troy Capital Partners, London Venture Partners (“LVP) and ...


Monetizing apps without alienating users: A chat with Receptiv

Monetizing apps without alienating users: A chat with Receptiv


Wednesday, May 03, 2017 by

We recently sat down with Receptiv, the company formerly known as MediaBrix, to learn more about how they work with app developers monetize their products. Receptiv is an in-app mobile video ad platform that connects brands to app users to increase ad performance. Founded as MediaBrix in 2011 and named an Adweek Top Mobile Innovator, they are available via both programm...


NoTrove threat is delivering millions of scam ads

NoTrove threat is delivering millions of scam ads


Friday, April 28, 2017 by

Earlier this year, RiskIQ, a digital threat management company, reported an eight-fold increase in internet scam incidents that deny the $83 billion digital advertising industry millions of dollars. Now, researchers at RiskIQ have identified NoTrove, a newly discovered and major threat actor that is delivering millions of scam ads that threaten consumers and further und...


The marketing secrets of the most popular apps

The marketing secrets of the most popular apps


Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Stefan Benndorf, Managing Director & COO, AppLiftThe most successful apps are engaging and well-designed, but that is not the only reason why they’re popular. The Angry Birds and Pokémon GO's of the world owe much of their success to masterful marketing. Americans spend nearly 80 percent of their time on mobile phones in their three...


Insights on push alert frequency to improve new app user retention

Insights on push alert frequency to improve new app user retention


Monday, March 27, 2017 by

Mobile growth company Urban Airship detailed industry findings from its mobile app retention study, spanning new users’ first 90-days of app usage within retail, media, sports & recreation and utility/productivity. By analyzing the frequency of messaging users received and their corresponding retention rates, Urban Airship provides a deeper understanding that dispel...


Mobile UX is just as important as functionality

Mobile UX is just as important as functionality


Thursday, March 02, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Daniel AssoulineWhen building new software or apps, many developers make the mistake of prioritizing functionality over user experience. But user experience is just as important - if not even more important than functionality in any software, app or product. Take security software, for example. By focusing on the functionality, it can p...


How to increase app revenue by using analytics

How to increase app revenue by using analytics


Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Mark Rosner, CRO of AppLovinYou wouldn’t create a website without at least one line of code for Google Analytics. So why would you create an app without it? Analytics might seem like an obvious element to incorporate into app development, but I’m still shocked that I regularly meet developers who don’t use analytics at all, or bare...


It's getting cheaper to buy installs but users don't stick around says Fiksu

It's getting cheaper to buy installs but users don't stick around says Fiksu


Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by

January indexes from Fiksu DSP have revealed decreasing costs to drive installs across both iOS and Android devices, and increasing costs to acquire a user that makes a purchase. The data from Fiksu DSP tracks more than 38 trillion marketing events including impressions, clicks, downloads, registrations, purchases and other loyal user actions across 4.1 billion devices....


Tips for success in today's app market: A chat with Sean Galligan of Yahoo

Tips for success in today's app market: A chat with Sean Galligan of Yahoo


Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by

As consumers continue to spend more time using mobile apps, app developers and marketers want to better understand this behavior and how to stand out in the crowd. That's why we had a chat with Sean Galligan, Vice President and Industry Lead for the technology, media and telecom categories at Yahoo to share his insights on how marketers can drive adoption of their ...


IBM and the Weather Company just introduced mesh network alerts

IBM and the Weather Company just introduced mesh network alerts


Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by

IBM and The Weather Company, an IBM Business, have introduced a new Mesh Network Alerts technology that provides a mobile method of communicating with underserved populations in developing countries to notify of potential severe weather events or disasters - even in areas with limited Internet connection, or cellular networks are disrupted due to an outage. Develop...


How the new US administration will effect Internet privacy

How the new US administration will effect Internet privacy


Thursday, February 02, 2017 by

NordVPN has observed a notable increase in inquiries immediately after the U.S. election and a stable growth of interest from Americans ever since.As the new U.S. President starts his four-year term, many wonder what will be the new policy on government surveillance of ordinary citizens. President Donald Trump, while being vague on his views concerning Internet privacy,...


Big Nerd Ranch doubled their profits last year

Big Nerd Ranch doubled their profits last year


Thursday, February 02, 2017 by

According the App Annie Forecast Report, the global mobile app store downloads will reach 288.4 billion in 2020, up from 149.3 billion in 2016. That's almost double the amount of downloads in just 4 years! Information like this makes wanna-be mobile developers jump out of their seats to ask one question, "How can I do THAT?"Although some do go on to do the traditional c...


Mobile marketing trends report from MobileBridge: First edition

Mobile marketing trends report from MobileBridge: First edition


Wednesday, February 01, 2017 by

Following the biggest year ever for consumer activity via the mobile channel, an underwhelming number of exec level marketers understand the necessity of keeping pace with the rapidly evolving consumer preferences for mobile engagement, according to MobileBridge’s first edition of its Mobile Marketing Trends Report. “The fluidity and omnipresent change in the way c...


HTML to PDF gets even easier with PhantomPDF 8.2

HTML to PDF gets even easier with PhantomPDF 8.2


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by

Foxit Software has announced the availability of PhantomPDF 8.2, an enterprise-ready PDF solution offering powerful new collaboration, sharing and self-help tools.PhantomPDF, which replaces more expensive and less innovative solutions in the enterprise, also comes with ConnectedPDF technology, providing a range of cloud-delivered capabilities to improve document se...


Check intrusive ads at the door: How app marketers can use native

Check intrusive ads at the door: How app marketers can use native


Monday, January 16, 2017 by

The mobile app space isn’t an easy place to be these days. With more and more apps filling the stores, it’s getting harder to find consumers to download your app – and even more challenging to retain them. App marketers are struggling to drive downloads from traditional display advertising with paltry results and budgets are wasted on impressions that yield no...


Creative interactions can drive engaged mobile app users

Creative interactions can drive engaged mobile app users


Monday, January 16, 2017 by

Editors note: Submitted by Spencer Scott, CEO of mobile rewards platform MeedAcquisition vs. engagement: it’s the mobile app publisher’s dilemma. Being found in the upper ranks of an app store guarantees more new users, but keeping those users engaged over long periods of time can be difficult. In fact, analysts have found than more than 80 percent of all downloaded app...


Being smart about competitor mobile ads could increase your eCPM

Being smart about competitor mobile ads could increase your eCPM


Monday, January 09, 2017 by

You've worked hard to build a cool app with great user engagement, and a market for yourself, but you don't want someone else's poor ad or competitive call to action to mess that up, right? This concern causes some developers to keep advertising blacklist settings on auto-pilot, or avoid ads from competitors altogether, but that's a mistake  -  the odds a...


Top 12 software and app development stories from 2016

Top 12 software and app development stories from 2016


Saturday, December 31, 2016 by

We are so excited to be entering into our 4th year at App Developer Magazine, and we have you - our loyal followers to thank. Without you none of this would be possible, so thank you for riding along shotgun :)I thought it would be interesting to take a quick look back at the top stories we covered in the app development or software development industry - that got the m...


Ransomware facts and the steps to prevent it on your device

Ransomware facts and the steps to prevent it on your device


Friday, December 30, 2016 by

As technology advances forward, so does its unintended consequences and evolution of bad people being able to exploit its weaknesses. Reports of one these exploits is sweeping across Europe, its name is ransomware. Ransomware is malware that allows hackers to take control of your computer and all its data, and then hold it hostage via encryption until a certain sum of m...


Apple was the most gifted smartphone this Christmas

Apple was the most gifted smartphone this Christmas


Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by

Editors note: Data from Chris Klotzbach, Director at Flurry and Lali Kesiraju, Marketing and Analytics Manager at FlurryAs the holiday season finally comes to an end, smartphones were once again predominate on everyone’s wishlists. As Flurry does every year, they took a look at the most gifted smartphones and tablets this holiday season, examining phone and app activati...


How to prevent users from dumping your branded app

How to prevent users from dumping your branded app


Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by

We all know that the odds are stacked against branded apps. It has been established, for instance, that 90% of branded apps have fewer than 10,000 downloads. If you launch a new app today, you are one among 4 million or so.    With a 0.1% chance, the Chargers are more likely to win the Super Bowl.      Those odds are getting worse. The avera...


Unity and Xiaomi team up

Unity and Xiaomi team up


Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by

Unity Technologies and Xiaomi have revealed additional details on the recent partnership agreement as both companies scale to serve consumers and developers worldwide. As one of the top Android device makers in China, Xiaomi boasts one of the world’s most engaged audiences, with the MIUI app store seeing more than 50 billion downloads to date. Unity developers will have...


Why software is no longer being written from scratch

Why software is no longer being written from scratch


Tuesday, November 01, 2016 by

Application developers are increasingly reliant on open source component parts because pre-fabricated components speed up innovation and save developers the time (and money) of having to write code from scratch.But with 6.1% of component downloads containing a known security vulnerability it’s inevitable that defective parts will make their way into production – especia...


Are your mobile game's Terms of Use enforceable?

Are your mobile game's Terms of Use enforceable?


Friday, October 21, 2016 by

Most mobile games have terms of use, and for good reason. Terms of use can help a game company avoid distracting, time-consuming, and expensive litigation. Terms of use can be a game changer by helping a company avoid class action litigation. They can also be used to ensure that any litigation is in a convenient location for the company. Some courts even allow the compa...


AdTrial: The new playable ad format from Playdigious

AdTrial: The new playable ad format from Playdigious


Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by

Playdigious, has announced “AdTrial,” a new mobile ad platform that allows gamers to play short game demos, directly in mobile advertisements, without the need to download a game. The content delivered via AdTrial provides a true gaming experience that allows gamers to have a new level of “pre-download” interaction never experienced before at this scale.  Equally, ...


New AnacondaCrew partner program to leverage open data science technology

New AnacondaCrew partner program to leverage open data science technology


Friday, October 14, 2016 by

Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, has announced the launch of the AnacondaCrew Partner Program. Following the recent momentum in revenue and Anaconda growth of over three million downloads, this program is focused on enabling partners to leverage the power of Open Data Science technology to accelerate time-to-value for enterprises by em...


JFrog talks about Artifactory and Bintray for DevOps and developers

JFrog talks about Artifactory and Bintray for DevOps and developers


Wednesday, October 05, 2016 by

JFrog provides infrastructure for software build, management and delivery in open-source, on-premise and SaaS cloud solutions. Their technology helps enterprises accelerate software development cycles by changing the way developers and DevOps teams manage their binary artifacts. We sat down with Shlomi Ben Haim, CEO of JFrog, to find out more about the company, and to g...


How iOS 10 Is Going to Help App Developers More Than Ever

How iOS 10 Is Going to Help App Developers More Than Ever


Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by

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...


Developers Experiencing Apple App Store Upload Trouble With App Thinning: Tech Note 2432

Developers Experiencing Apple App Store Upload Trouble With App Thinning: Tech Note 2432


Friday, September 09, 2016 by

If you’ve been experiencing issues trying to get your app to Apple in the past couple of days, you aren’t alone. We are hearing rumbles from around the Internet that Apple engineers might be fighting an issue surrounding bitcode (enabled or disabled) during app thinning. It’s something that I experienced myself over the past 24 hours.The message most are receiving looks...


BYOD nightmare: Pokemon Go

BYOD nightmare: Pokemon Go


Wednesday, September 07, 2016 by

Pokémon Go, the smartphone game that became an overnight worldwide sensation, may be more than the latest technology must-have. The cute augmented reality app could actually provide cybercriminals an entry point to your business and personal files.Company security directors were already wringing their hands over employees who mix their work and private information on th...


Creator of LureDeals Talks About Capitalizing on Pokemon Go Traffic

Creator of LureDeals Talks About Capitalizing on Pokemon Go Traffic


Saturday, August 27, 2016 by

Britt White is a former hog wrestling world champion, but most recently gained notoriety for Lure Deals, which provides marketing opportunities for Pokémon GO. He has been a part of the Austin tech community for a few years now and runs TKM Labs, a digital agency and virtual reality firm focused on tackling industry specific issues utilizing VR and AR across areas like ...


Chatting With the Creator of Trivia Crack About App Success and the Smile Test

Chatting With the Creator of Trivia Crack About App Success and the Smile Test


Thursday, August 25, 2016 by

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...


Hazelcast Releases Updates to Its Open Source In-Memory Computing Platform

Hazelcast Releases Updates to Its Open Source In-Memory Computing Platform


Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by

Hazelcast has released the latest version of its Hazelcast open source in-memory data grid which the company says is 30% faster than previous versions and is the first fully modularized version of Hazelcast. The Hazelcast operational in-memory computing platform helps companies manage their data and distribute processing using in-memory storage and parallel execution fo...


Wireless Networks, SSL, Content Delivery Networks: What You Need to Know

Wireless Networks, SSL, Content Delivery Networks: What You Need to Know


Thursday, August 18, 2016 by

Everything and everyone is going mobile. We all hear it every day. We see people wondering around parks looking for Pokémon. Increasingly, we see people using mobile devices to replace desktops and laptops professionally. How are architectures for application performance evolving to keep up with the shift to mobile? Let’s look at two trends that are conspiring...


App Annie Launches New App Monetization and Marketing Intelligence Offering

App Annie Launches New App Monetization and Marketing Intelligence Offering


Wednesday, August 03, 2016 by

App Annie has introduced a new Marketing Intelligence offering designed to support app discovery, user acquisition and ad monetization for app publishers. It provides an opportunity to evaluate advertising strategies through understanding of the effectiveness of ad creatives, ad placement and tactics as compared to competitors.Marketing Intelligence is App Annie’s lates...


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...


Orange is the New Black, Still Buffering? Don't Blame Your Network Blame Your App

Orange is the New Black, Still Buffering? Don't Blame Your Network Blame Your App


Thursday, July 21, 2016 by

Apps are winning the mobile video streaming wars. A mere 18% of users stream on mobile web, with the majority watching their favorite videos on apps like Netflix, YouTube, and HBO GO. Yet despite the popularity, video loading remains frustratingly slow - between the constant buffering and lost connections, it’s becoming increasingly tempting to throw your phone out the ...