2022 development productivity predictions
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
Brian Rue is the CEO and Co-founder of Rollbar, an SF-based provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, where he leads the company’s overall strategy and direction. Brian founded the company with Cory Virok in 2012. Prior to Rollbar, Brian was the CTO and Co-founder of Lolapps, a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobil...
Airnow acquires Madrid based Lab Cave
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
UK mobile app management company, Airnow, has acquired mobile growth services provider, Lab Cave, which specializes in portfolio management, App Store optimization, and launches for the global mobile gaming industry.
This deal is the latest in a line of high-profile acquisitions by the expanding British firm, which acquired MightySignal in July 2021, along with Prior...
App store predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise, and Jason Beres, SVP of Developer Tools at Infragistics share their 2022 predictions and trends to look out for with No-code/low-code tools and alternative app stores.
App Store Predictions for 2022
Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise:
Super apps will appear in the West. Achieving success in the App Stores has become...
Software cyberattack predictions for 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Nigel Thorpe hails from a software development background and moved to the IT security industry with Entrust Technologies during the early days of PKI. His knowledge has benefited a number of security companies in the UK, Canada, and the USA, and he now serves as Technical Director at SecureAge Technology. With a wide range of experience in different business environmen...
Mobile games that generated over $1B in 2021
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Mobile games are some of the biggest money churners in the video gaming market, and the latest report from SafeBettingSites confirms the same. According to the report, eight different mobile games have generated more than a Billion dollars from App Store and Google Play in 2021. The top two games in the list have even crossed the 2 Billion dollar mark in globa...
Apple gaming studio predictions for 2022
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Justin Welter
If Apple were a person, it would seem they are (still) living on top of the world. Still flush with cash, flexing those privacy muscles with the final rollout of iOS 14.5 and then benching more with iOS 15, and up 29% year over year. But like a senior year quarterback with three championships already to their name, expectations are high and when they’re not m...
Mobile gaming report from Tapjoy
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
New market research from MobileVoice by Tapjoy shows that despite not having access to the internet until their 20s or 30s, Generation X is just as active on mobile as the younger generations. Nearly 60% replace their smartphones every 2-3 years to stay up to date with the latest technology, and 66% actually spent more time on mobile devices in the last year. Mobil...
Blockchain game launches in 2022
Monday, December 13, 2021 by Richard Harris
Peter Molyneux, the creator of Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Black & White, and Fable, has announced his latest game, Legacy, that will launch as a blockchain game on the Gala Games platform in 2022. Molyneux revealed the new game to attendees at Gala Games’ Galaverse in Las Vegas this weekend, an immersive event for the gaming community to celebrate the Gala Game...
NFT game Alien Worlds records almost 760K users
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Richard Harris
Many in the gaming industry have expressed their belief that NFT games and/or blockchain games are the future of gaming. The NFT games segment is still in its infancy but user counts for many games are rapidly rising, highlighting the potential the segment holds. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, Alien Worlds had the highest player count among NFT games...
Mobile game developers are capturing female audiences
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Browsing social networks can be addictive and can cause feelings of inadequacy and isolation, even depression, say mental health professionals. However, when it comes to mobile gaming, the situation is not so dire. On the contrary, used in moderation, it could help people boost positive well-being, according to various sources.
Traditionally considered a domain for m...
Gutter Cat Gang announces an immersive experience at Miami Art Week
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 by Richard Harris
The Gutter Cat Gang (GCG), a leading NFT collection in the crypto space, has announced their long-anticipated event, "Gutter Cat Gang: The Outpost," slated to take place during Miami's Art Week at Ace Props + Studios located at 398 NE 78th Street Miami, FL 33138. In collaboration with Gutter Cat Gang partners and sponsors Sandbox, REEF Technology, Bar Lab,...
Most used Android mobile devices throughout the world
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Uptodown presented a report on the most used Android smartphone brands and models in the world. Around 130 million unique users per month, spread across the entire globe, use Uptodown to download apps and games on Android. 82% of this total access the web through their smartphone compared to 14% who do so on a desktop, and thanks to the data collected during the month o...
Unity partners with Kindred to reinvent app monetization
Monday, November 22, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Kindred, the next-generation app monetization network, has announced it has been named a Unity Verified Solutions Partner, with a focus on reinventing in-app monetization and UX. Being a Verified Solutions Partner means that Unity’s Verified Solutions Partner team has tested and verified that the Kindred SDK for Unity is optimized for the latest version of the Uni...
Mobile gaming market turned upside down by Netflix
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Mike Gadd
Stranger Things have happened but at the beginning of November, the global streaming giant Netflix announced that it is moving into the mobile gaming market.
Though it's a low-key debut by Netflix standards, with just five mobile games initially available to download through its app on Android smartphones (with two focused on the entertainment juggernaut's 80...
BEASY and RAG team up
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Blockchain Made Easy, LLC (dba BEASY) and Recording Artist Guild (RAG.ORG) announced that RAG.ORG and Lookhu.com have signed a multi-year enterprise licensing agreement with BEASY to deliver the utility of blockchain to RAG's more than 20,000 members.
BEASY and RAG team up
"We've sought tirelessly to understand and deliver the bene...
NFT prizes for MegaFans mobile eSports games
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
MegaFans, a mobile gaming company headquartered in Southern California, announced that they distributed the world's first NFTs (non-fungible tokens), as prizes to players, from a mobile eSports platform. MegaFans announced in October that they would offer NFTs and Cryptocurrency as prizes in their mobile eSports games.
NFT prizes for MegaFans mobile eSports games...
App Tracking Transparency causes a shift in ad spending
Monday, November 8, 2021 by Jude O’Connor
The launch of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool has led to two-thirds of consumers opting out of app tracking. In response, the amount advertisers spend on iOS dropped by around a third, while simultaneously increasing by around 10% on Android. When it comes to User Acquisition, recent data from PubMatic shows that the share of mobile app ad spend on Andro...
Free online education from Test Automation University
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Test Automation University marks the 100,000 student milestone with a virtual celebration event with workshops, interactive sessions with instructors, giveaways, and more.
Free online education from TAU
Applitools, provider of the next-generation test automation platform powered by Visual AI and Ultrafast Test Cloud, announced that Test Automation University ...
Fedora Linux 35 lands from The Fedora Project
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
The Fedora Project, a community-driven open source collaboration sponsored by Red Hat, Inc., has announced the general availability of Fedora Linux 35, the latest version of the fully open source Fedora operating system. The new features and enhancements in Fedora 35 are aimed at improving the overall experience for all levels of users, from beginner to advanced.
Huawei Developer Conference highlights
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
The annual Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021) recently returned, kicking off an eventful weekend filled with highly anticipated hardware and software launches, keynotes, and tech sessions.
The conference began with a bang, as five Huawei speakers affirmed their goal to forge a smart, safe and flourishing ecosystem alongside its partners in the opening keynot...
iOS 15 benchmark updates from AppsFlyer
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer is back with an updated data set for iOS14+ Benchmarks.
iOS 15 adoption hits 30% after 5 weeks since the release
The share of users who have upgraded their operating systems to version 15 has only reached 30% as Apple has yet to push this update among its users. Adoption is slower than usual, iOS 14 reached 40% in the same time frame.
iOS Shopping app...
Steam Founder Rick Ellis talks developing mobile real money games
Friday, October 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Is developing mobile games that people play for real money the next big wave in game development?
Rick Ellis, lead developer and founder of the Steam platform and marketplace, and also a developer on Half-Life 2 has pivoted to mobile and he's making real-money tournament games alongside Ross Krasner, Ryu Games founder and CEO, and they have plenty to s...
NFT Decentraland awards in 2022
Thursday, October 28, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Nominations are now open for projects in the global non-fungible token (NFT) community. Metaverse-themed awards program to feature a renowned judging panel and industry-leading partners.
Winners will be honored in an awards ceremony hosted in Decentraland on January 12, 2022.
Enjin to hold NFT Decentraland awards in 2022
Decentraland October 28th, 2021 Enj...
NFT searches increase on Google
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Following a couple of relatively dormant months, the NFT market has sprung back to life and is hitting record after new record. Its resurgence has served to disprove multiple obituaries written for the space after it plummeted from its meteoric highs in early 2021.
Global Interest in NFTs Surges 426% in One Month
According to the research data analyzed and publish...
Boost game developers revenue with Kindred for Business
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kindred for Business officially launched a 'third way' for mobile game developers to boost annual revenues from players by as much as 400% without sacrificing all-important UX.
To date, mobile gaming studios have had to rely on in-app purchases and advertising to monetize users, both of which can negatively impact the UX for players and ultimately drive ...
Protecting source code
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Nigel Thorpe
Earlier this year, EA (Electronic Arts), reported a cyberattack and the theft of some 780GB of source code for games such as FIFA 21 and the proprietary Frostbite game engine used for many other high-profile games such as Battlefield. The threat actors responsible for the EA data breach put the stolen data up for sale on an underground hacking forum for $28 million, pro...
Mint NFTs on Ripple and get funded
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Ripple, the provider of enterprise blockchain, has announced a $250 million fund to provide creators with the financial, creative, and technical support needed to explore and craft premium non-fungible tokens (NFT) and other tokenization projects on the XRP Ledger.
Mint NFTs on Ripple XRP Ledger
The heightened interest and boom in NFTs globally has introduced...
Gaming industry continues to rise
Thursday, September 16, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The global gaming industry continues thriving in 2021, with 2.6 billion users and over $156bn in revenue as of this year. One of the biggest driving forces behind this remarkable growth has been a surge in mobile gaming, the largest revenue stream of the entire market. However, the past two years have also seen impressive growth in the console gaming segment, with profi...
Female Esports initiative from Challengermode
Friday, September 10, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Esports platform Challengermode has announced its partnership with the Super Girl Gamer Series to host tournaments across a range of Esports. This forms part of Challengermode’s initiative to support more female-led Esports initiatives to its grassroots Esports platform.
Challengermode and Super Girl Gamer series partner to support a female Esports initiative
Free AI solution for developers from Kythera AI
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kythera AI has begun publicly distributing its AI middleware as a Gem with the Linux Foundation’s new Open3D game engine (O3DE).
Free AI solution for developers from Kythera AI
Previously only available to commercial clients, Kythera AI will now distribute their toolset as a binary Gem packaged with O3DE, becoming the first middleware provider to make its ad...
How to earn crypto and NFTs for playing your favorite games
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Gamers have always dreamed of earning real money by playing their favorite video games. That dream is increasingly becoming a reality with the rise of NFT play-to-earn gaming gaining significance within popular culture, even quickly conforming full-time jobs among many younger demographics who are incentivized with crypto rewards. According to Blockchain Game Report, th...
Asia mobile gamers outweigh Europe and America combined
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
As the fastest-growing segment of the gaming industry, mobile games continue breaking records and making billions in revenue each year. The most significant part of mobile gaming profits comes from Asian countries, home to nearly half of all mobile gamers globally.
There are nearly 1.3B Asia mobile gamers
According to data presented by MejoresApuestas.com, the num...
How to get app reviews the right way
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Justin Welter
You’re playing a game on your phone and just finished a tough level. Or maybe you’re not into mobile games, but you are repeatedly swiping left if you know what I mean. Then a pop-up appears. “Like using our App? Rate us!” It stops your experience in its track to wait for a decision. What is driving these rating prompts, and why?
As Apple has ...
Growing your gaming app by looking at the data
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by Andrey Kazakov
The world changed a lot in 2020. And in the mobile app industry, we saw our data reflect shifts in consumer behaviors and accelerated transformations of entire industries. People flocked to their mobile devices to do everything from getting a little Facetime with distant family to buying groceries. In fact, mobile outperformed 2020 expectations, with consumers spending ...
Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Organizers of the 21st annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) have revealed the recipients of this year’s Pioneer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Fulp, creator of Newgrounds and trailblazer of the Macromedia Flash games that helped define a generation of indie developers, will receive the Pioneer Award, while influential game designer with 28 years ...