NextNav releases a Unity plug-in for Pinnacle
Thursday, December 10, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
NextNav announced the release of a Unity plug-in for its vertical positioning service, Pinnacle, which delivers precise altitude data to unlock 3D experiences for geolocation applications. NextNav’s Unity plug-in makes it easy for developers to integrate vertical location into any application built with the Unity engine, including games, training applications, ind...
App Search on Elasticsearch Service launches
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Elastic the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, is excited to announce the general availability of Elastic App Search on Elasticsearch Service.
Elastic App Search is a ready-to-use, fully complete search solution with user-friendly relevance tuning and analytics built-in. And starting today, users can deploy App Search instances with the click of a bu...
Cost to develop mobile apps
Friday, November 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
According to SmartBrain.io, the average cost to develop a mobile app in Eastern Europe is $23,000 versus $171,450 in the U.S.
SmartBrain.io analyzed data from more than 400 deals between Eastern European contractors and international startups and found out that developing a new app in Poland, Romania, Ukraine, or another Eastern European country requires, on average,...
Location based mobile advertising fraud is hard to police
Monday, March 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Mobile ad targeting is a moving target - pun intended, and location data fraud and counterfeiting is a global problem in the advertising ecosystem. Many marketers are unaware of the massive implications that unverified data can have on mobile ad campaigns - it's difficult to geo-target ads that target drive-to-store when the geolocation is wrong or invalid.
Diffusion data streaming platform gets an update
Friday, November 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Push Technology released new functionality in their Diffusion Intelligent Data Platform to increase security authentication and authorization handling, facilitate easy transitioning from REST-based applications to streaming data applications, simplify development of multi-user and collaborative applications, and enhance data compression for large payload distribution ap...
You can now rent sports gear with Rental Pal
Monday, April 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Rental Pal has announced the launch of their first mobile app, available for iOS. After a successful beta app, this all mobile-experience offers the ability for all sports enthusiasts to host gear and make extra money, including sports shops, and also allows consumers to rent extreme sports gear in the area they live through geotargeting. The mobile app is available for...
Vita finalizes secure NDA for public beta testers
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Vita Mobile Systems, Inc. has announced the Company is finalizing its plans to begin public beta testing across the US. The Company has worked with its legal team to finalize a secure non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to be used with the select public beta testers. The VITA app has already been undergoing internal beta testing and utilizing large social media influencers a...
The shifting power dynamics of news on the Web
Monday, December 11, 2017 by Andrew Betts
Over the last several years, control of news on the web has drastically shifted. Social networks and search are increasingly how we find content, and our old loyalties to our favorite publications are giving way to consumption of content from varied and ever changing sources. Large, respectable publishers are still vital to a healthy news industry and indeed a healthy d...
The Curbside ARRIVE SDK for developers
Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
Curbside, a Silicon Valley startup that connects stores and restaurants with mobile customers, recently announced a public SDK for ARRIVE, Curbside’s predictive arrival technology, which accurately determines when someone is approaching a physical store - all without draining the customer’s smartphone battery.This tool is available to developers to incorporate into any ...
InnoVault lets you embed endtoend data security encryption to apps
Friday, July 21, 2017 by Richard Harris
Tozny, which has built a secure, privacy-preserving and password-free mobile authentication system, has announced the launch of InnoVault, an easy-to-use toolkit allowing developers to embed end-to-end data security encryption capabilities into their websites, apps, or software. As a result, developers can now raise the level of their data security and privacy managemen...
Augmented Reality dating coming soon
Thursday, June 8, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Artha Holding, LLC announced that it will release the first Augmented Reality dating app, FlirtAR, in the Fall of 2017. In development since March 2017, FlirtAR promises to change the future of digital matchmaking forever.According to Renan Godinho, founder of FlirtAR, "FlirtAR will use facial recognition, geolocation, and augmented reality to show user dating profiles ...
WRLD expands into US offices
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
WRLD, formerly known as eeGeo, a 3D mapping platform, has announced it has expanded offices to the U.S. along with the launch of new tools for web, mobile, AR and VR to create the most immersive, accurate 3D visualizations for Indoor Buildings, Smart Cities and Gaming. WRLD has also announced the appointment of Faizaan Ghauri as its new chief executive officer, based in...
VPNs will not protect your privacy but this might
Monday, April 10, 2017 by Richard Harris
Editors note: Guest submission by Shaun Murphy, CEO of sndrCongress repealed FCC privacy regulations, set by Obama’s administration, that required Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) to obtain affirmative consent from customers before storing and using personal data for any purpose. This revelation has raised privacy concerns among consumers, and has sparked a debate of...
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...
Friday, October 21, 2016 by Kimberly Culp
Yodlee Seeks to Demistify Financial Transactions With Machine Learning
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Financial transactions are hard to read for end users, and in many instances the descriptions are ambiguous, which makes it difficult for users to recall the transaction when it shows up on bank or credit card statements. Envestnet | Yodlee's Transaction Enrichment tackles this problem by augmenting consumer financial transaction data by categorizing the tran...
Some Advice If You Are Creating AR Games or Geolocating Kids Like Pokémon GO
Friday, July 15, 2016 by Gary Miliefsky
For years, I’ve been talking about free, downloadable smartphone apps as creepware that is designed with one major purpose – to spy on you and your children. Creepware is a form of malware that spies on you for whatever reason the developer chose – either to listen in on your microphone, covertly take pictures of you and your surrounds or even worse, to ultimately steal...
Prioritizing Proactivity in a Complex IT World
Friday, June 10, 2016 by Richard Harris
As a business’s technology infrastructure grows in complexity, IT teams struggle to take a proactive approach to infrastructure monitoring. Furthermore, the C-suite is placing more emphasis on IT’s responsibility to drive the business forward, adding additional pressure to the need to get ahead of performance problems or system outages before they occur. We sat dow...
Creating Apps for Kids What It Means to be COPPA Compliant
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Gai Havkin
A cute little interface and amazing content is often thought to be the right recipe for a killer app for kids. No doubt these are the main ingredients, but in order to have an app that’ll truly make it in the long run, a developer must be very thoughtful regarding the app’s monetization strategy AND genuine kid-friendliness - not only in interface and content - but also...
The Zen of Mobile Apps: Seven Harmonious Tips to Increase App Shelf Life
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Glenn Johnson
The enterprise software market is poised to explode. In a recent Gartner report – “Gartner Forecast Analysis Enterprise Application Software”, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update, Granetto & Swinehart, August 2015 - the leading analyst house projects spending on enterprise application software to rise 7.5 percent this year to $149.9 billion, and to surpass $201 billion by 2019.H...
The October 2014 Issue of App Developer Magazine Has Arrived!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by Richard Harris
Ladies and Gents we present the October issue of ADM! While there is no way we can tell you everything inside in just a few words, what you need to know is that if you don't read it, you could be missing out on opportunities mentioned in any one of the featured articles included in this issue!
The Need for an App Rating Appscore Standar...
O Brother, Where Art Thou How New Laws Are Governing the Collection and Use of Geolocation Information Inside Apps
Saturday, September 20, 2014 by Adam Grant
Trying to find out where someone is located is valuable information for businesses and attorneys, but there are new laws winding their way through Congress which directly impact how this information is obtained. In 2000, George Clooney appeared in the Joel and Ethan Coen comedy titled O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Coen brothers’ movie created the story as a modern...
Amazon Mobile Ads API Now Offers iOS App Support for Interstitial and Banner Ads
Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
The Amazon Mobile Ads API allows developers to display ads from the Amazon Mobile Ad Network in their apps, and now, both interstitial and banner ads can be displayed across iOS devices in addition to Android and Fire OS devices (including Fire phone). With this release, Amazon is also expanding ad serving to Android and iOS users in the US, the UK, Germany, ...
AppGyver and built.io Team Up for Enterprise App Development Using HTML5
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
AppGyver is combing its front end tools with built.io’s back end to offer a new option for enterprise app development using HTML5.AppGyver’s Steroids SDK utilizes native UI components with navigation and animations, together with the HTML5 wrapped application to create hybrid apps. AppGyver Prototyper can be used to build app prototypes which can be tested and demo...
Ionic ngCordova Open source AngularJS Services and Extensions for HTML5 Apps
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Richard Harris
Ionic offers a free and open source library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building HTML5 apps. Ionic has recently announced ngCordova, an open-source collection of AngularJS services and extensions that allow the use of Cordova plugins and native features in hybrid apps.With ngCordova, instead of calling Cordova plugins directly and having to figur...
Kii Cloud based Mobile Backend Platform Now Available on AWS Marketplace
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Richard Harris
Kii, a mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) provider, has announced their platform’s availability on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace and are now a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) for enterprises and startup mobile app companies. Developers who are either starting, or currently building their apps, can sign-up for free to access Kii’s full...
IoT meets VR: The Next Concern Over Mobile Privacy
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Adam Grant
In the beginning of this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it seemed as if every sponsor and vendor was introducing a product that demonstrated a deep commitment to mobile technology and its interaction with the “Internet of Things.” Clearly, 2014 appeared to be the year mobile technology would move from a consumer’s interaction only with th...
Parallel 6 Integrates beacons Into It's Captive Reach Platform
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Richard Harris
Parallel 6 has integrated beacon technology into its Captive Reach platform providing consumer insights and analytics, while allowing marketers to utilize the back end administrative technology.The addition of beacon technology will serves as an extension to Captive Reach’s current module, geolocation. While geolocation has the capabilities to track users when they...
Should Mobile App Developers Create Analytics to Track the NSA
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Adam Grant
Before you read on, do not think that this article is
political in nature or advocates anything remotely approaching what the title
suggests. Contrary to the “hook” contained in the title, the purpose of the
article is to educate Mobile App Developers on what is reportedly done to the
information obtained by the apps they develop.
During this past year, the news ...
Chupamobile Announces Winners of 2013 Developer Competition
Saturday, February 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
Chupamobile has announced the winners of its 2013 Developer Competition. The winners were chosen from a number of submissions to Chupamobile’s online marketplace where developers buy and sell app source code packages and components for a variety of mobile development languages and frameworks.Winning the top prize of $20,000 was PWD – Password Manager. An iOS projec...
From Lemonade and Lucy to COPPA and Cookies
Sunday, December 8, 2013 by Adam Grant
On July 1, 2013, the Child Online Privacy Protection Policy
(“COPPA”) dramatically altered how we think about cookies
Growing up as children in the US, our first taste of
commerce involved selling lemonade in front of our house on a sweltering summer
day, or wondering what justified the hefty price of 5 cents Lucy charged
Charlie Brown for psychiatr...
SAP Release SAP Mobile Platform 3.0 for Enterprise App Development, Offers 30 Day Free Trial
Friday, October 25, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
SAP has announced the 3.0 release of SAP Mobile Platform offering an enhanced set of platform services, an open standards-based architecture and a “bring-your-own-tools” (BYOT) strategy through integration with third-party development tools.
The 3.0 release of SAP Mobile Platform integrates the primary mobile application solutions from SAP, including SAP Netweaver Gat...
App Developers and COPPA: A Review of the FTC’s Six Step Compliance Plan
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by Richard Harris
On July 1, 2013, the FTC’s Child Online Privacy Protection Policy (COPPA) went into affect, changing forever the landscape for app developers whose apps have users 13 and under.The FTC stance seems to be that they will rigorously enforce the act, which means that app developers with users in the US need to ensure they are in compliance, if COPPA applies to their app.&nb...
SalesForce Introduces Mobile Packs
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
The Mobile Packs help connect enterprise data to any mobile app - native, hybrid or HTML5 - on any iOS or And...
App Developers are the Good Guys
Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Richard Harris
Privacy is a growing concern for many companies and lawmakers and there is no shortage of mobile privacy reports and stories on the web. Unfortunately the stories are a playground for the mainstream media to grab and skew for shock value, and I would like to clarify a few things that try and scare everyone into thinking all mobile app developers are using shady pra...