Low code platform Zenity lands $5M in funding
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Zenity exited stealth mode with a $5 million seed funding round, led by Vertex Ventures and UpWest, and backed by top executives such as the former CISO of Google, Gerhard Eschelbeck, and former CIO of SuccessFactors, Tom Fisher. With Zenity, businesses can promote citizen development and adopt Low-Code/No-Code platforms while avoiding critical data exfiltration or disr...
AI first strategies will increase ROI in 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
As organizations continue to invest in AI and scale their deployments, a collaboration between business decision-makers and technologists must become more effective as they partner to determine which AI use cases within the business will deliver the best ROI.
Today, the greatest hurdles to deploying AI with confidence are
Gaining broad agreement that the projec...
Applause Platform improves quality assurance platform
Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Richard Harris
Quality assurance (QA) is a rapidly changing field, a result of dev and engineering teams moving faster and releasing more frequently. Applause – the leading crowdtesting provider – is looking to evolve along with QA. The company recently launched Applause Labs, an innovation engine where it hopes to develop new concepts for companies’ QA processes.
eBays Buy APIs generate $1B GMB globally
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
eBay’s Buy APIs (APIs geared towards third party developers) have now generated $1 billion in GMB (gross merchandise bought) globally – just three years after launch.
eBay’s Buy APIs empower third-party developers to integrate eBay inventory into websites and applications for partnered social sites, merchants, marketplaces, or any other p...
eBay's vision of INAR
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Governing and understanding the vast ecosystem in a service architecture is challenging – and with over 3,000 service application clusters in its production system, this is particularly true for eBay. Each application evolves independently with different features and development methods. Efficient development can be inhibited by a lack of documentation and not hav...
Making edge computing easier to deploy and access for developers
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
MobiledgeX announced its “Edge Experience” developer discovery program to simplify how developers and device makers integrate edge performance and test in real edge networks globally. The program kicked off recently with MobiledgeX providing code for the first edge computing hackathon, hosted by Telecom Infra Project (TIP) at Facebook’s campus in Menlo...
The app store is not a monopoly says Apple employees in new survey
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blind is an anonymous social network with thousands of verified employees engaging in discussions about work-related issues and industry trends.
Their weekly surveys gather real-time insight into employee sentiment on trending issues, with results broken down by company.
The most recent survey asked Is Apple creating a monopoly by only allowing consumers to purcha...
Peoplebased attribution gets an holistic view from AppsFlyer
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer says it has expanded people-based attribution on its platform to provide one holistic view of the customer journey across multiple touchpoints, connected devices, digital platforms, and media channels. They are using their giant insights data collection from 8.4 billion of the world’s connected devices to advance in people-based attribution. It will...
iOS 12 development tips from a highly rated instructor
Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Angela Yu
While this year’s iOS update was not accompanied by visual overhauls, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive.
If you are a developer, you’re in luck. Some of the latest features deliver faster ways to get things done by providing the ability for any a...
Postman survey finds 66 percent of devs use APIs regularly
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by Richard Harris
Postman has released its 2018 State of the API Survey. This year’s survey was sent to the nearly 5 million worldwide members of the Postman community, to better understand the API developers’ workflow, pain points, and perspective for where the API space is headed.
Already an essential part of software development for web, IoT, mobile and AI applications,...
Making apps by collaborating and sharing the profits
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Everyone has a project idea but most of them never go anywhere because getting all of the resources together to pull it off seems monumental. You might be a developer, but your not a designer. Or you might be a good marketer, but you have no sense of business.
For the past 12 months Crowdsourcer.io has been working on a web platform where people can collaborate on pr...
eBay launches HeadGaze so you can use head movements to navigate
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Richard Harris
eBay has announced a new technological innovation coming out of its Computer Vision team that they hope will transform the way users can physically navigate through different applications. It's called HeadGaze and it uses Apple’s ARKit and the iPhone X camera to track your head motion so you can navigate your phone easily without using your hand...
eBay developer APIs get udpated
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
eBay has announced in a post on the company's blog that new image recognition technology is now available for developers with their Search API in conjunction with a host of new API updates. The new RESTful API is open source that utilizes the Linux Foundation's OpenAPI specifications. In the blog post, eBay says that the new eBay API was developed "To furth...
Amazon prime day 2018 data is out from Liftoff
Monday, August 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released new data around Amazon’s fourth annual Prime Day and how the day-and-a-half long sale affected the world of e-commerce. The data reveals a significant change this year, with Prime Day itself offering a dramatically larger lift to other mobile commerce businesses than previous years, but with a steep drop-off late in the week.
Amazon Prime Day i...
How Nintendo proves some people hate the app stores
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
When Nintendo announced that it’s bringing back the NES Classic console on June 29th my first thought was...why? It's a proven platform there's no doubt, but you can walk into any used video game store across the land and pickup the actual vintage console for around $100 bucks. Or just cruise Ebay and you'll find the console, controllers, 25 cartridge games, the zapper ...
Code on the beach at the Build Stuff conference
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Build Stuff, a seaside software development conference for people who actually build stuff is happening May 5-6 in Mallorca, Spain, is your perfect opportunity to code on the beach. Started in 2012, Build Stuff annual software development conference has been held in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Spain, welcoming 7000 participants to date. To supply the software development co...
Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
The battle of biometric security coming in 2018
Friday, November 3, 2017 by Kevin Tussy
Fingerprint sensors first appeared in smart devices in 2007 and then gained momentum as a 4-digit PIN code replacement in 2013's Apple iPhone 5S. Hailed as the future of authentication by some, fingerprint's security weaknesses were quickly exposed by the children of sleepy dads, cats' paws and gummy bears. Still, the lure of convenience today and the promise of securit...
Realm 2.0 launches with all new features
Sunday, October 22, 2017 by Richard Harris
Realm has announced Realm Platform 2.0 a significant upgrade to their mobile database solution that makes it easier for developers to build real-time, responsive mobile apps that deliver an improved user experience.The Realm Platform empowers organizations and developers to build mobile apps that offer real-time features like messaging and collaboration that were previo...
Realm receives investment for their mobile platform
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Realm has announced a strategic investment from Ericsson Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Scale Venture Partners. In addition to the investment, Realm and Ericsson will work together to develop new types of cloud services to improve mobile applications and the network experience.The Realm Mobile Platform empowers organizations and developers to build mobile apps that offer...
How you can automate your release process
Monday, April 24, 2017 by Richard Harris
Rollout helps mobile app developers build and deploy apps quickly and safely by automating the time-consuming manual tasks associated with gradual feature releases. The company recently released ROX by Rollout, which allows developers to gradually release new features, measure the impact and respond in real-time - all without waiting for the next release. We chatted wit...
Selling your app and what you should know
Monday, April 10, 2017 by Richard Harris
The app market has changed significantly over the last few years. Google Play, for example, had 600,000 apps in 2012. Now it has more than 3 million. Despite this, a report from Nielsen suggests that users only use 27 apps per month. As a result, it is increasingly difficult for developers and app owners to maintain engagement and to successfully monetize their apps.Acc...
Why search has become the backbone of mobile apps
Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Richard Harris
Elasticsearch is an open source distributed full text search engine built on top of Apache Lucene. We recently connected with Gaurav Gupta, VP of Products for Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch to chat about how search is being used to significantly boost both user adoption and improve the bottom line. He also shared with us what he believes are the thr...
Interview with Dror Frommer of Streaming Auction Creator Fiz Stream
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently chatted with Dror Frommer, creator of the Fiz Fuz iOS app, which provides a platform for people to buy and sell products live in a video streaming session or with a recorded video. Sellers have the opportunity to chat with the buyers, respond to questions and more.ADM: What software was involved in creating Fiz Fuz? Frommer: For the real-time streaming,...
Connecting Mobility Dots From Conception to Inception
Thursday, June 2, 2016 by Leonid Antsfeld
It’s clear that our cities are expanding, but with this comes challenges, such as more people, more construction, and more congestion. Getting from point A to point B will only become more difficult as populations grow and demographics change. However, we shouldn’t have to wait. There shouldn’t be obstacles to movement through urban environments.Nowadays, almost every o...
eBay Buys Expertmaker's Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics Platform
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by Richard Harris
Sweden-based Expertmaker, which specializes in providing intelligent solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and big data analytics, is being acquired by eBay according to a recent announcement. Expertmaker has been a partner of eBay’s since 2010, most recently helping with eBay’s structured data initiative. Upon the close of the deal, E...
Automation's Role with DevOps and Continuous Delivery
Friday, April 29, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently visited with Todd DeLaughter, CEO of Automic, to discusses how application release automation can help simplify the DevOps journey to help enterprises of all shapes, sizes and ages scale in order to adopt digital transformation initiatives
ADM: Who is Automic? What does the company do?
DeLaughter: Automic is the largest pure-play auto...
How to Design Mobile Games to Avoid Anti Gambling Statutes
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by David S. Almeida
Big Fish Casino, Castle Clash, Double Down Casino, Game of War, Slotomania. These are just a handful of the mobile games that have come under class action scrutiny in the last 18 months as plaintiffs’ lawyers try to convince courts that popular games run afoul of state anti-gambling laws. This list makes evident that the recent lawsuits are not limited to virtual ...
Appodeal Receives over $3M to Grow Its Programmatic Mobile Ad Mediation Solution
Friday, January 8, 2016 by Richard Harris
Appodeal has announced new growth plans for its mobile ad marketplace after receiving $3.1 million in new funding from some of the top app publishing companies worldwide. App publishers investing include Ximad, Lametina Holdings, Lucky Star Games, and others. The new investment will allow Appodeal to continue to grow its ad marketplace which provides a platform for...
Are You Losing Sleep Over REST API
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Sammy Tam
REST API provides values in the places where it actually makes sense, and not because it is technologically chic.In this day and age, “buzzwords” have been developed for almost everything. Since the web is full of information available to everyone pretty much everywhere, these terms are often picked up within relevant communities and greatly hyped. The software eng...
What CEO and CFO Should Know About Digital Transformation
Friday, September 11, 2015 by Anatoly Belaychuk
When it comes to technology, Digital Transformation is probably the hottest topic at corporate boardrooms today.Why so? Mobile, social, cloud and big data aren’t that new; Google Trends shows that they have passed the peak. Yet Digital Transformation often associated with these components doubles in popularity each year. Before talking about “T” in DT, let’s clarif...
Dlodlo to Release Lightweight VR Glasses Running on Android OS
Monday, May 25, 2015 by Richard Harris
Dlodlo has announced its new, lightweight VR Glasses offering Full HD resolution of 2K with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate for a display without dizziness, lag, distortion, or screen door effect. Dlodlo supports 2D/3D switch video, 4K video displays and provides a 110 degree Field of View (FOV) for a no-border fully immersive VR experience. Dlodlo...
Technology Executives Visit Congress to Discuss App Governance Issues
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Richard Harris
Fifty software executives from around the USA have traveled to Washington, DC to meet with policymakers and regulators about the top tech innovation priorities as part of ACT | The App Association’s 2015 Fly-In on March 22-24. The attending app publishers and mobile entrepreneurs have scheduled over 100 meetings with elected officials in Congress, the White House,...
Jenkins CI Open Source Project Passes 100,000 Active Users Worldwide
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
The Jenkins CI community, which is made up of practitioners using open source Jenkins, has announced the Jenkins CI open source project has passed the 100,000 active user mark worldwide becoming one of the largest install bases of any open source continuous integration and continuous delivery platform.Ten years ago the Jenkins CI community launched the first version of ...
Mobile Experience Data Report from Crittercism Tells Us What Apps Crash the Most and More
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Crittercism has a fresh data report showing what carriers around the world perform best and worst. France’s Bouygues ranks the best with an average latency of 250ms, while Germany’s E-Plus and Spain’s Movistar clock in at a dismal at 448ms and 431ms, respectively. The report also Android and iOS crashes rates, with Android apps generally crashing more. Th...