Machine learning, crowdsourced data, and the birth of Gengo.ai
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Richard Harris
The glue that holds machine learning and artificial intelligence together is data. Without the data to create complex learning algorithms from, and to create those life-like AI experiences - neither of them are worth a brass farthing.
Charly Walther, the VP of product and growth at Gengo.ai, joined Gengo from Uber, where he was a product manager in Uber’s Advan...
How developers can break the IoT language barrier
Saturday, July 29, 2017 by Richard Harris
Relationships aren’t successful when only one person is talking. A true relationship is a real, two-way conversation with both people initiating informal interactions. However, to get to a level of informality, you need context. Now imagine this relationship with your technology. When your basement floods, the home owner is alerted about the flood by a connected device,...
World Emoji Day: The Royal Opera House teams with Twitter
Monday, July 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
World Emoji Day on Monday, July 17, 2017 marks the first time that the Royal Opera House has teamed up with a digital platform like Twitter to tell the stories of some of the world’s best-loved operas and ballets, engaging new audiences at giant scale for the first time. Throughout World Emoji Day, the Royal Opera House will share a series of tweets via its Twitter hand...
Social media influencer marketing through the eyes of #HASHOFF
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Richard Harris
The advertising industry is constantly looking for more innovative methods to challenge the way that traditional advertising is done. As the market becomes more and more saturated, target audiences are becoming turned off to previously effective methods - such as tv commercials, web banners, and interstitial videos. One important avenue of marketing that has evolved fro...
12 interesting uses for WebRTC
Friday, February 24, 2017 by Richard Harris
Editor's note: Guest submission by Sherwin Sim, CTO of Temasys CommunicationsIf you’re new to Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC), you may be under the impression that this technology is similar to Microsoft Skype - a free, Web-based chat service.It’s more than that. WebRTC is actually a far different animal, altogether.Unlike Skype, WebRTC is an open source proje...
Gamifying an app can help it stand out along with these ideas
Thursday, February 23, 2017 by Richard Harris
Editors note: Guest submission by Hunter Jensen, Founder and CEO of Barefoot SolutionsWith more than 4.2 million smartphone apps in the Apple App and Google Play stores, there’s a lot of software that will never pick up the steam needed to become the next Angry Birds, YouTube, or Snapchat. There is good news, though. If you’re considering building an app from scratch or...
Sean Carron tells us about Team Smiles and HappinessasaService
Monday, December 12, 2016 by Richard Harris
Happiness-as-a-Service is an application that allows kids awaiting a transplant, or those who received a transplant, to request a wish, and then connects them with benefactors who can fund their wishes. It enables users to nominate a critically ill child, see a child’s wish in their local community, and donate - among other features. The users can create &ld...
Big Data Security Concerns Driving Perceptions of the IoT Market
Monday, April 25, 2016 by Richard Harris
A new report from Argus Insights indicates that public IoT market concerns are heavily concentrated around Big Data. The report is titled “State of the Internet of Things: What’s Leading Market Conversations” and was designed to analyze the growth of IoT in relation to the volume of the social engagement data collected and where the market discussion is focused. Th...
Twitter Flight Developer Conference October 21 in San Francisco
Monday, October 12, 2015 by Richard Harris
Twitter Flight, Twitter’s mobile developer conference, will be held on Wednesday, October 21 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The event will include breakfast, lunch and an evening happy hour allowing attendees have plenty of fuel to maneuver the day long activities. The event will start with a keynote from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and other...
Mobile Application Usage Continues to Redefine Performance
Friday, October 2, 2015 by Joe Schulz
With both mobile device usage and user expectations continuing to escalate, application performance is becoming more important than ever. At the same time, the complexity of the devices themselves, paired with rising security precautions that are locking users out of public Wi-Fi networks, are making it more challenging for developers to ensure consistent performance un...
Twitter Opens Registration for Second Flight Mobile Developer Conference
Friday, September 4, 2015 by Richard Harris
Twitter has opened registration for its second Flight developer conference which will be held on October 21 at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.In addition to the keynotes from Twitter executives, Twitter product team leaders, and apps and brands active with Titter’s Fabric platform there will be four technical tracks:- The Main Hall Track is scenario-focuse...
Twitter Releases New Digits and Twitter Kit Developer Updates
Friday, August 14, 2015 by Richard Harris
Twitter has recently released updates to Digits and Twitter Kit, both part of its Fabric set of developer tools. New updates to Digits now provide a way for app developers to enable users to sign up and log in using their phone number without setting up and remembering passwords. Users can update the phone number they use to authenticate their account, allowing Dig...
App developer research tools
Friday, September 12, 2014 by Richard Harris
Six years after the mobile era's inception back in 2008, there are more than 2 million mobile apps. This includes iOS and Android combined and a significant amount of Windows Mobile apps. The challenge is finding that great idea for a new app. To take on this challenge you need tools for information digging and researching.
The starting point is defin...
Creating a Rich Second Screen Experience
Saturday, July 19, 2014 by Sean Bowen
We've reached the point with “second screen” viewing where the term itself may even be outdated. Most U.S. consumers today use a mobile device while simultaneously watching television – only 12 percent of tablet users and 14 percent of smartphone users are the exception, according to Nielsen. Is it time to just accept that there's no longer anything "secondar...
Twitter Opens Mobile App Promotion Program Out of Beta
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Richard Harris
Announced earlier this year in beta, Twitter’s new mobile app promotion platform provides the ability to create promoted tweets that link directly to the Android and iOS app stores, where users can then download the app immediately.The platform leverages Twitter’s existing targeting capabilities, including interest, keyword, TV targeting and tailored audiences...
Apigee Updates Insights Big Data Predictive Analytics Platform
Thursday, May 1, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Apigee has announced a new version of Insights, the company’s big data predictive analytics platform that enables enterprises to deliver API-powered predictive apps that individualize each interaction by applying real-time predictive analytics using fine grained customer, product interaction, and machine data.Insights is optimized to work with fine-grained, unstruc...
Twitter Finally Opening MoPub Marketplace to Drive App Installs and Engagements
Friday, April 18, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Twitter has made it official on a blog post: It is flexing the muscles of its MoPub ad exchange to leverage its Twitter Publisher Network to allow developers to set up campaigns directly on ads.twitter.com.According to the post, the MoPub Marketplace reaches more than 1 billion unique devices and handles more than 130 billion ad requests inside Android and iOS applicati...
How To Use Twitter For Mobile App Marketing
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
By March, 2013, with 200 million users tweeting 58 million
tweets on average daily, Twitter is certainly its’ own universe. As “the”
social media website that encompasses countless topics and interests, certainly
Twitter can be considered a viable market for lots of products and services.
Daily you can find people happily tweeting about the iPhone 5S they ...
App Developers: 8 Things You Can Do With Deeplinks To Drive Traffic To Your App
Monday, March 3, 2014 by David Lee
Deeplinking will soon
be the primary way new users discover your app and the content within it. Being
featured in the App Store can launch your app to stardom, but most apps won’t
have that opportunity. Deeplinks however, offer a proactive way to expose the
content within your app to potential users who may discover your content
through searches or social media. Sa...
Developers Get New Analytics for Twitter Card App Promotion
Monday, January 27, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Twitter is rolling out new analytics for Twitter Cards to help publishers and developers understand how their Cards are performing.Twitter Cards provide the ability to make tweets more engaging with pictures, videos, content previews, deep links into apps, and other rich media experiences. Now developers can gain insight into how their content is performing on...
Using Social Media to Promote Your Mobile App
Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Patrick Cruz
Mobile apps today is what laptop computers were only a few
years ago. More than half of Americans
own a smartphone, and it’s widely projected that mobile traffic will succeed
desktop traffic in 2014. As more users
harness the power of mobile and appoint mobile apps for everyday entertainment,
information, and utility, the overflow of apps is not only ubiquitous, ...
AppURL by Quixey What is it
Friday, August 2, 2013 by Richard Harris
The web works by linking pages together, so Quixey thinks apps should be linked the same way and the launch of their product AppURL hopes to do just that. By embedding a bit of code into your app, users can jump from one app to the other much like viewing a webpage in a process called "deep linking"."The idea for deep linking isn’t necessarily ...
Helpshift Offers New Dashboard for End to End Mobile Help Desk
Friday, July 26, 2013 by Ron Beaman
Helpshift provides end-to-end mobile customer service solutions by providing in-app help-desk support so that users do not need to exit an app to get the support they require. Helpshift’s native SDK and API integrates into an app to offer a complete support portal.
The new dashboard offers several upgrades to help developers better understand their customer’s issues in...