Developers and brands must make mobile apps far more secure
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Christian Hargrave
The bad guys are still breaking digital windows and kicking down digital doors, so to speak, and will continue well into 2023 and beyond!
Consumers through experience or gut instinct will demand that their mobile app providers deliver key security features including trying to stop the increasingly prevalent "man-in-the-middle" attacks. The latest techn...
Nintendo Switch error monitoring from Bugsnag
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
SmartBear announced that its error monitoring and app stability tool Bugsnag now supports the Nintendo Switch system, giving gaming studios visibility across platforms and devices. With Bugsnag, developer teams can achieve better collaboration, faster deployments, and more stable applications to ensure every end-user has a next-level experience. Earlier this year, Smart...
Indie game dev platform The Mirror lands $2.3M in funding
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Mirror has raised a $2.3M Pre-Seed Round led by Founders Fund. Participants in the round include early-stage investment firms Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Florida Funders, and Palm Tree Crew. Founded in Miami, Florida, in 2022 by Jared McCluskey (CEO and CTO), The Mirror simplifies the complexities of game development into a single platform, providing indie g...
Blockchain gaming partners add Web3 gaming DAO IndiGG
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
Tilting Point and Polygon Studios have added IndiGG, India’s largest Web3 gaming DAO, to their strategic agreement, enabling the community to play a critical role in the companies’ upcoming Web3-based video games. Through the partnership, IndiGG members will gain early access to a large sum of NFTs along with exclusive community events and other collaboratio...
Crypto price crash wipes off billions of dollars in digital assets
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The recent crypto price crash has wiped off billions of dollars in value of all digital assets, and non-fungible tokens are no exception. Over the past six months, the price of both NFT collections and NFT coins plunged, causing many NFT buyers to vanish from marketplaces. Still, the revenues of NFT marketplaces continued rising.
According to data presented by Crypto...
NFTs are irrelevant. Say what!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
NFT's, NFT's, NFT's! The buzzword you can't escape these days. But what are they and WHY? According to Hussein Hallak, the Co-Founder of Momentable, the new NFT e-commerce platform that is democratizing access to and reimagining the way we view art and culture, "NFT's are irrele...
Casual gaming could get disrupted by social design
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Turkish mobile games studio Magic Games has raised more than $5 million in seed funding led by Makers Fund, with participation by Firat Ileri, and Hummingbird Ventures. Founded by former Peak Games leaders Cagri Ozturk, Ruya Celikcan, and Mert Kasar, and joined by senior industry leaders Murat Ozcelik, Anil Sert, and Orhan Tuc, the team draws from deep experience creati...
Chat SDK for developers from Agora
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Agora, Inc. announces the global availability of Agora Chat, a new SDK that aims to make it easy for developers to rapidly embed real-time in-app chat into their web and native apps; providing an immersive experience that keeps their users more connected, informed, and engaged. The launch of Agora Chat coincides with the start of Agora’s flagship event RTE202...
Geo localized metaverse events from OVER
Monday, October 24, 2022 by Richard Harris
OVER has launched its new desktop application, OVER GATE Console. Designed to create unique geo-localized experiences that bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds, OVER GATE Console enables users to organize, manage and customize their own live AR events worldwide across the metaverse. Leveraging sophisticated next-generation technology, OVER GATE allows ...
Monetize mobile gaming with NFT marketplace Vessel
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Richard Harris
AppLovin announced its first NFT marketplace to launch in app stores through its subsidiary, OpenVessel Technologies, LLC. Vessel, which is currently live in Apple and Google Play app stores, enables mobile game developers to easily integrate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into games to drive engagement and revenue.
"Vessel represents the next evolution in mobi...
Casual gaming for BMW vehicles is coming
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
AirConsole and the BMW Group announced a partnership which will bring casual gaming into new BMW vehicles, starting next year. AirConsole is a gaming platform which perfectly fits with the BMW Curved Display and offers a large and diverse catalogue of games. The games are run directly inside the vehicle entertainment system. The AirConsole technology enables games to be...
Mobile tower defense game stats
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Richard Harris
One of the most popular genres in mobile gaming is tower defense games. The mobile tower defense games market is especially popular on smartphones and tablets, where gamers can easily take them with them wherever they go. In addition, tower defense games are great for keeping people occupied on long road trips or flights, as they require little to no interaction from th...
Nedbank enters the metaverse
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
As the digital economic voyage into the metaverse starts to accelerate, major players in trade and industry are poised to develop custom experiences in this digitally enhanced world, which is being heralded as the future of eCommerce. Nedbank, one of the largest financial services groups in Africa, has partnered with Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse, and secur...
Easy NFT creation with Enjin
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Esther Partland from Enjin discusses her journey at Enjin and how she started by volunteering and progressed into the Head of Ecosystem. Esther also identifies the key skills that led to her success at Enjin, what kind of tools Enjin provides for building Web3 infrastructures, and how businesses and individuals both can benefit from these tools. Esther goes on to e...
How eSIM iPhone 14 could be a disaster for unprepared carriers
Monday, September 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
The news that Apple has launched an eSIM-only iPhone 14 model in the US is an eSIM turning point in the mobile carrier industry, essentially signaling the start of a new era of digital connectivity competition, says GlobalData.
According to the leading data and analytics company, the consequences are many and varied, as the eSIM-only smartphone model represents myria...
Idle Miner Tycoon game passes 150M downloads
Monday, September 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
Idle Miner Tycoon has reached a new milestone in its storied history. The title, which revolutionized the idle genre upon its release in 2016, has officially surpassed the 150 million download threshold. The downloads represent the accumulated totals from both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and demonstrate the title’s impressive longevity in an inc...
Gaming website launches from Swifty
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Swifty has soft-launched its gaming site. The site offers all major sporting events including pre-match and in-play bets across 90% of the global market and it will offer more than 200 casino games. Leveraging over 150 years of industry knowledge and experience gained by acquiring top international agents and traders to manage and grow the Swifty Gaming sportsbook and c...
Secrets revealed from developers with over 20 mobile game hits
Monday, September 5, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
My Little Universe, Squad Alpha, Johnny Trigger, Jelly Shift, and Knife Hit are just a few of the successful mobile games created by Baltic game developer Estoty. The company is known for more than 20 hit mobile games that have attracted a total of 2 billion players. So what are the key ingredients for a successful mobile game? Estoty’s experts name the following ...
App store revenue increases for non game apps
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Gaming apps account for the majority of revenue on the App Store currently. However, that is to change in the coming years. According to the numbers presented by Safebettingsites.com, the user-spending on non-game apps in the App Store is set to increase by 176%, by 2026. This increase in revenue would see non-game spending from users eclipse the spending on games in th...
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...
$335B gaming app market by 2030
Friday, August 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
A game engine is software that is used to generate and develop video games for personal computers, mobile phones, game consoles, and other devices. The automobile industry generates a substantial need for game engines used to develop UI and UX design. Gaming has numerous applications and is especially prevalent in academic and professional domains. The global gaming mar...
Crossword game Test Express Word Adventure launches
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
GameHouse has announced Text Express: Word Adventure, a vast and challenging emergent crossword puzzle game with an exciting and visual adventure narrative and huge variety in gameplay; spanning 3,500 levels, 37 destinations, over 95 speaking characters, and thousands of unique crossword puzzles. This beautiful and unique puzzle game is packed with rich environments to ...
Key drivers of the metaverse market
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
Emmanuelle Rivet, Vice Chair, and US TMT & Global Technology Leader, at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has over 26 years of experience advising public and private tech companies on complex transactions from M&A and equity or debt offerings to system implementation and operations transformation for scale and compliance. Emmanuelle is focused on helping diverse tea...
Celebrities promoting NFTS warned by TINA
Friday, August 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
An increasing number of celebrities are jumping on the NFT bandwagon, showcasing their digital assets on social media for the world to see. But are they just showing off or do they have a personal stake in the NFT and/or NFT company that they aren’t properly disclosing? Ad watchdog truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org) is seeking answers.
TINA.org has sent letters ...
Classic video games are still close to our hearts
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
Video and computer games continue to evolve and new technology has allowed them to be more advanced than ever before, but more than half of Americans say newer isn’t always better.
A new report found more than 3 in 4 Americans would still play classic computer/video games if they were available and almost half say they’d be willing to donate money or crow...
Using blockchain to grow your business
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by Mark Kaley
By now, almost everyone who spends time in the tech space knows that blockchain technology is having a moment. It is a digital technology that has gained prominence in recent years, especially concerning the cryptocurrency industry.
How you could be using blockchain to grow your business
Blockchain technology is not just for tech-savvy bitcoin traders, however. Th...
4Players appoints new Marketing Director Patty Toledo
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Pioneering technology veterans 4Players has announced the appointment of industry leader Patty Toledo, as its first Marketing Director. Patty brings her considerable skills to 4Players as it prepares to launch new products to support game developers to create metaverse-ready, engaging player experiences, and will drive a marketing strategy to take the much-loved brand i...
Tablet gaming still important in gaming industry
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The size of the tablet gaming industry is relatively small, but it still forms an integral part of the mobile gaming industry. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Roblox Corporation was the top-earning iPad gaming publisher in June 2022. The creators of the online game platform and game creation system, Roblox, made $45.99 million through th...
Supercell increases stakes in Space Ape Games
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Supercell has invested an additional $37M to acquire a larger stake in mobile game developer and publisher Space Ape Games increasing its stake in the London studio from 62.6% to 75%. This is on top of their original $56.6M investment from 2017. They have also extended their line of credit by a further $50M, bringing Supercell’s total debt and equity inv...
$338B mobile gaming market projection
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Mobile Gaming is defined as playing and enjoying interactive video games on several platforms, such as computers, mobile phones, and game consoles. The rising access to broadband connections, especially in developing countries, has made digital gaming more accessible to a larger population. Mobile gaming has overtaken console and computer gaming as the most popular...
Google Play app spending down in first half of 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
The first half of 2022 has turned out to be disappointing for Android and its app store Google Play. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, app-spending on Google’s marketplace was down by 7.4% Y-O-Y during the first half of 2022. In the first half of 2022, Android users spent a total of $21.3 billion on apps.
Total app spending up by ...
GDWC 2022 prize pool over $100K
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Game Development World Championship 2022 (GDWC), one of the biggest game development competitions in the world will be giving out prizes and giveaways worth over $100,000 this year. This is the largest prize pool in the Championship's history.
Over $100,000 prize pool at the Game Development World Championship 2022!
Prizes are spread across multiple catego...
Web3 gaming redefined by Souq
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Businesses have become increasingly reliant on Web3 in 2022, though according to Bloomberg, Deutsche Bank predictions and Fed rate raises may signal a recession looms. In that case, CoinDesk adds that signs point to a continued and strong correlation between recession-trending stock markets and cryptocurrency performance.
Now more than ever, ownership of digital asse...
25th East Coast Gaming Congress and NexGen Gaming Forum
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The 25th East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum will take place September 21 - 23, 2022 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City.
The theme of this silver anniversary celebration of the two-day conference is “Gaming Here, Gaming There, Gaming Everywhere.” The conference will feature, for the first time, two industry leaders' ro...
App marketing for subscription apps report
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer, in partnership with Liftoff, released the State of App Marketing for Subscription Apps, an in-depth report containing key insights that detail consumer trends and help marketers understand how subscription apps are navigating the age of digital privacy.
As subscription-based apps grow year-over-year (YoY), reflecting the change in consumer behavior, apps i...