3D social app Peer is available now
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Peer Inc. has announced the launch of a new social app that the company describes as the ultimate global launchpad for next-generation digital experiences. The Peer app, now available for iOS, is built on a proprietary ecosystem that promises to offer new ways to create, interact and explore.
"All the world’s a game and Peer makes everyone a player. Get re...
Digital concierge app powered by GPT redefines luxury lifestyles
Monday, June 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Perfect.Live announced that they raised $650,000 in a recent investment round. The funding is used to further develop and enhance their innovative GPT-powered concierge service, catering to individuals who seek access to exclusive services, and eliminating the time-consuming manual tasks like phone calls and emails, which are often hindered by the lack of available...
ByteDance offering pay to Meta VR developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
TikTok parent ByteDance is offering to pay developers who have made virtual-reality software for Meta to bring their apps to its own fast-growing Pico headsets.
This is just one clear sign of the increased competition between the two companies in the VR space, one that Mark Zuckerberg claims will become the next major computing platform. ByteDance has offered so...
Web3 golf metaverse Play Today streaming NSW Open Championship
Monday, March 20, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Web3 golf company Play Today has launched a world-first golf metaverse that will be used to live stream the upcoming NSW Open Golf Championship inside an entire 3D virtual golf world, complete with avatars of pro players including the reigning champion, Harrison Crowe.
The "Play Today Metaverse" was built by golf players for golf players and will allow...
Many expect Facebook to fail as they shift toward Metaverse
Thursday, March 9, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Over the past few years, the Metaverse has proven to be a controversial topic, with some embracing the technological development and others shunning the idea of it. Particularly, Facebook's Metaverse has caused a division in opinions, with many questioning its capability in creating its own.
47% of respondents expect Facebook to fail as they shift toward the...
Inter Protocol now a stable token for cosmos IST
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
The first phase of Inter Protocol is live. Inter Stable Token (IST), a decentralized, fully-collateralized, programmable stable token has launched for the Cosmos ecosystem on the Agoric platform. Stable-by-design with value relative to the US Dollar, IST was created to provide users with a minimum price volatility asset, and an evolving, risk-managed set of minting mech...
App Stability Index of top mobile apps
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear, a provider of software development and visibility tools, has released its 2022 App Stability Index Report measuring the stability of the top 250 mobile and web apps used by Bugsnag customers worldwide. Using Bugsnag data from a 30-day period, the third annual report shows mobile apps are continuing the release trend of once per week, moving from a weekly rele...
Why app modernization projects fail
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rafalin, the CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder at vFunction, discusses the data results from the new vFunction survey that analyzed why app modernization projects fail from developers' and architects' points of view. Rafalin also goes over the major trends that you should prioritize when modernizing an application, the key elements of successful modernization a...
The CodeLogic CSI lands to reduce software breaking code
Thursday, July 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
CodeLogic, the Continuous Software Intelligence company, has launched the developer toolkit that scans post-compile binaries, runtime app behavior, and database connections to provide a complete and up-to-the-second picture of infrastructure-wide software connections and dependencies. CodeLogic says they address the unrelenting complexity that, according ...
Why developers need security
Friday, February 18, 2022 by Ariel Shadkhan
They say that everything is personal. Well, so is code development. Since childhood, I was surrounded by developers my father was a developer, my uncle was a developer, and that was all I knew growing up. When people asked me what I wanted to do when I got older, the only answer was, well, to become a developer. Code development was very different back then, we lea...
Building Better SDKs
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Nathan Darst
Nathan Darst is the Director of SDK Engineering for Kochava, a real-time data solutions company offering the leading omnichannel measurement and attribution solutions for data-driven marketers. Darst talks about building better SDKs, integrating them, using an SDK in code, what good APIs look like, and a ton more.
You've written some amazing code; so amazing...
Compliance as code adoption in 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Prashanth Nanjundappa is VP of Product Management at Progress. He has spent his entire career of over 20 years in the tech world, managing cross-functional high-performance teams, focused on building and launching enterprise and consumer products globally.
In the first 12 years of his career, Prashanth worked as a developer, technical lead, and architect for mobile, ...
Software testing with Visual AI
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its inclusion in new research published by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) entitled, "Disrupting the Economics of Software Testing Through AI." According to the report, Visual AI has the highest impact on software testing as compared to other available applications of AI technology in the market today.
Software testing with ...
Intuit acquires Mailchimp for $12B
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Intuit has announced they are acquiring Mailchimp for approximately $12 billion in cash and stock advances. Mailchimp is a global customer engagement and marketing platform for growing small and mid-market businesses. The acquisition of Mailchimp will help Intuit advance its mission of powering prosperity around the world, and its strategy to become an AI-driven expert ...
2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced by people every day
Monday, February 1, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Business Intelligence is shifting to a new paradigm of advanced data analytics with the integration of Natural Language, Natural Search, AI/ML, Augmented Analytics, Automated Data Preparation, and Automated Data Catalogs. This will transform business decision-making processes with higher-quality real-time insights.
2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced by people...
Crypto regulation obstacles in 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Ethereum is of course a project to watch but seems to be suffering from project fatigue with increasing numbers speaking to other chains due I suspect, to uncertainty on ETH2.0 dates and scaling timescales. Once they sort out those issues, they will undoubtedly continue to see adoption outside the DeFi spikes we have seen in Q3 2020.
In 2020, we have already seen cry...
Digital Transformation 2021 Predictions
Friday, January 8, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The events of 2020 have caused many organizations to find flaws in their approach to digital transformation. In fact, of the more than 500 global executives recently surveyed by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, only 27% said they would rate their company’s digital transformation strategy as “very effective” both before and after the Covid-19 ...
CI and CD Can Make the Difference for Your Business
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Corporate leaders expect development teams to produce innovative, high-quality, highly secure, agile applications that are instantly available on multiple platforms with a seamless user experience.
In this software-centric era, DevOps, continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) — three milestones on the path to organizational improvement — h...
5 mistakes businesses make in application development
Friday, October 23, 2020 by Mayur S Shah
5 Mistakes Businesses Make While Prioritizing Speed Over Security in Application Development
Earlier this year, the Democratic party in Iowa announced its plans to use a smartphone app to calculate and transmit their caucus results. One would think that by using technology to improve the speed of governance, what could possibly go wrong? A lot, apparently. The a...
Apple watch app from Trainerize brings the coach to your wrist
Friday, September 11, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Since its inception, Trainerize has been on a mission to make fitness accessible—and with their newly-released Apple Watch App, they’ve progressed to a whole new phase of accessibility. Fitness businesses and personal trainers can now deliver coaching straight to their clients’ wrists, transforming the way wearables are utilized in personal health and ...
2020 Cloud Misconfigurations Report released by DivvyCloud
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
DivvyCloud released its 2020 Cloud Misconfigurations Report, which substantiates the growing trend of data breaches caused by cloud misconfigurations and quantifies their impact on companies and consumers around the world. DivvyCloud research found that nearly 33.4 billion records were exposed in breaches due to cloud misconfigurations in 2018 and 2019, amounting to nea...
Data Privacy Day 2020 is here
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Richard Harris
Data Privacy Day is here, and with the recent implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the timing could not be better to discuss the importance of taking steps to protect sensitive data while also keeping personal data private and secure.
Similar to GDPR, CCPA will have a profound impact on data privacy and protection, making this year’s Data Priv...
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.
Build vs buying mobile app code
Saturday, December 28, 2019 by Robert Castles
In the business world, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the end customer is still a human being. Consumer technology has spoiled us, in a good way, and now users are demanding the same level of customer experience and problem-solving from business applications as they get from the technologies ubiquitous in their day-to-day personal lives. This leaves companies ...
The making of flight concierge app AHOY
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Invent a solution to your own problem. That's what Sylvia Brune thought to herself while working for a start-up fund & accelerator in Africa, travelling around the continent, investing in start-ups. She thought the business travel experience was broken, especially when plans change a lot. Sylvia set out to fix it by offering business travellers the option to boo...
Data scientists get a new solution to help automate machine learning
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Foster City-based Aible has launched Aible Advanced, its new solution for data scientists and developers that automates the machine learning process from data-to-impact.
Aible Advanced empowers data scientists with a platform that advances beyond legacy semi-AutoML solutions such as DataRobot to enable data scientists to achieve business impact quickly and efficientl...
Apps that communicate best with users
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Leanplum has announced the results of a new study on consumer sentiment toward brand communication. Study results show that brands primarily fail because they send too many and irrelevant notifications, yet brands like Facebook, Wells Fargo and Bank of America are the best at communicating with their users.
Notification bombardment leads to app deletion. Mo...
AIPowered protection for APIs
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
The proliferation of APIs catalyzed by digital transformation initiatives is viewed as a virtual goldmine by hackers, who are hijacking tokens, cookies and keys, as well as targeting weaknesses in individual APIs. And all too often, static security controls fail to stop these attacks. Now, WSO2 and Ping Identity have partnered to protect APIs against cyber-attacks by co...
Software flight recorder tech expands to U.S.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Every year, trillions of dollars are lost due to software failures ($1.7 trillion in 2017 alone), and large, publicly traded companies lose billions in shareholder value on the first day that a failure is made public. Gartner estimates that network downtime alone can cost up to $5,600 per minute. With increasing complexity in software development, rapid testing and prod...
Using eye tracking for UX design and testing
Friday, January 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
For UX designers working in fast-paced, agile environments, it is often difficult to make quick, informed design decisions. Many user testing tools and methods help to reveal the "what" behind user actions but fail to reveal the "why", subjecting decisions to opinion and bias. This makes it difficult to keep stakeholders and members of the desig...
Developing video games that work for everyone
Monday, January 14, 2019 by Matias Nicolas Rodriguez
Video games are interactive experiences – as the player, you can live many different lives racing fast cars, fighting great creatures and going on exciting, magical adventures. For as long as video games companies have existed, the focus has been largely on games that are fun to play.
Of course, though, we’ve all had to sit out a round and wait for a free...
Transforming industries with photoenabled apps
Monday, December 24, 2018 by Jindou Lee
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, which is probably why there are thousands of mobile apps designed to help users capture, send and discover images of what’s important to them. Ever since the first smartphone slid off the assembly line, photos have been an essential feature of mobile marketing and social media. But while consumer-facing tools have...
Java vs. Kotlin: The raging debate
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Ashish Parmar
Java and has been around for 22 years and was the go-to language for Android developers until recently. Experts state that it could become obsolete even with the latest Java 8, mostly because of its endless try-catch blocks, verbose syntax, lack of support for functional programming features, null-unsafety and the notorious NullPointerException. Also, Java was created t...
Common mobile app testing mistakes to avoid
Friday, December 7, 2018 by Rob Mason
Consumers downloaded more than 175 billion mobile apps in 2017. The cost of developing a mobile app can exceed $1 million, with the median cost falling in the range of $100,000 to $500,000. Multiply those numbers together and it’s apparent that a startling amount of resources are spent yearly on mobile app development.
The bad news? Most of those resources are ...
iOS project management tips
Sunday, December 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
If you are creating an app for iOS here's a tip - get organized! Sure, sure - you write super clean code and are diligent with your in-line documentation. But as programmers, we tend to not be the best at conveying important parts of projects to others that could save loads of time (and money), when other team members are involved. That's where team management s...