App Store Optimization for 2021
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Dave Bell
So much has changed in 2020, from the way we work to new advancements in mobile technology. App Store Optimization (ASO) has also changed, as the app ecosystem grows and developers continue to compete for downloads. As we’re more than halfway through 2020, it’s important to look to the future and see how ASO will continue to change heading into 2021.
GDPR and data security
Friday, September 18, 2020 by Jonathan Weicher
How has the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affected your firm during the past two years? It has been nearly that long since GDPR went into effect across Europe, applicable for any organizations handling the personal information of European citizens. Since that time, it appears to be performing well up to expectations. Firms of all kinds find themse...
Enview announces 3D AI as a web application
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Enview launched Enview Explore™, a powerful web application that leverages AI and cloud computing to automatically process 3D data at unprecedented speed and scale. Additionally, Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Following an oversubscribed round of funding in M...
Infragistics adds new features to its angular data grid
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Infragistics has announced Ignite UI for Angular v 10.1.0, which includes new features and enhancements to its Angular data grid, new theming capabilities and a set of new Material-inspired industry icons to improve productivity for developers creating applications in the Angular framework.
Ignite UI for Angular v 10.1.0 was released just one month after Google relea...
Stream processing for the next generation of apps
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Richard Harris
Amazon Alexa can easily play a requested song or tell you the weather, but no one expects her to analyze road and vehicle conditions when providing travel guidance. The reason we expect so little from apps like Alexa (or Siri or Google Home) is because these virtual assistants still use traditional methods of machine learning to respond to simple queries, rather than ac...
Mobile Development and the race to cross-platform
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Alin Turcu
Since the turn of the century, mobile app development has increased dramatically year over year. In Q1 of 2020, the Apple App Store had approximately 1.8 million applications while Google Play Store had approx. 2.5 million. More important, every indication says this trend will continue, and with COVID-19 impacting every business of every size, the reality is that all bu...
New version of Terrascan from Accurics
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Accurics unveiled a major upgrade to Terrascan, the open source static code analyzer that enables developers to build secure infrastructure as code (IaC). The new release ensures Terraform templates avoid common security pitfalls in popular cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Built-in extensibility will enable support for other popular technol...
Collibra integrates data governance on the Google Cloud Platform
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, has further expanded its partnership with Google Cloud, offering Collibra as a managed service on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Jim Cushman, Collibra’s chief product officer, and Evren Eryurek, director of product management for Google Cloud, shared news of the integrated offering in a presentation this week at ...
AudioMob launches beta program to better monetize games
Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AudioMob has launched its open beta, following a deeply successful closed beta that attracted participation from both high-profile studios and global advertising brands.
Rewarded Audio, as an ad format, is a natural successor to rewarded video. It only differs from rewarded video by running the ads in the background of a game, while the player continues to play on, u...
Visual AI from Applitools reaches one billion images analyzed
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its Visual AI technology has surpassed one billion images analyzed since launching commercially and is projected to double year over year. Each of the one billion images analyzed includes AI enhancing data from over 130 different browser and version combinations, viewport information, and direct user feedback on defects, dynamic content, and more. T...
PubMatic has announced OpenWrap OTT
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Digital technology company PubMatic announced the launch of OpenWrap OTT, a header bidding solution that centralizes 100% of direct and programmatic demand while preserving a seamless TV-like viewer experience. PubMatic has delivered more than 8 years of header bidding technology, and Prebid Server-based OpenWrap OTT helps both publishers and advertisers realize the ful...
New online ordering platform emerges from stealth
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Facebook recently announced “Facebook Shops”. It’s an attempt (again) to do e-commerce for their masses. They’ve been trying since 2012 to pull it off, but now the COVID crisis and the use of 3rd party platforms are making it more of a reality.
Oh, Facebook, when are you going to learn to stay in your lane..
Under the hood, Facebook Shops a...
Couchbase improves Kubernetes operator to deliver cloud native
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Couchbase announced Version 2.0 of the Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes (“Autonomous Operator”), the most mature and advanced operator in the industry. As enterprises continue to move to the cloud, DevOps, and microservices architectures, Autonomous Operator Version 2.0 helps to:
Empower Developers: Unlocks developers’ productivity wi...
Mentorship Program from The Linux Foundation expands
Friday, April 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Linux Foundation announced it’s expanding its Mentorship Program in response to COVID-19 with seed funding from Intel. The Program will grow to support interns who have been displaced as a result of the global pandemic and to give individuals an opportunity to reskill for some of the most sought-after, highly paid careers in the world.
Intel is leading fund...
New features from WSO2 API Manager
Friday, April 10, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
APIs are the core building blocks of digital businesses—assembling data, events and services from within the organization, throughout ecosystems, and across devices. This is driving demands to maximize adoption and reuse across internal and external portals and API marketplaces; ensure API security; and support modern architectures, including containers, microserv...
GPS tracking COVID-19 Coronavirus using Chirp app
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The popular GPS tracking app - Chirp GPS has stepped up their game in the fight against Coronavirus COVID-19. They have enabled a feature in their location sharing app that asks users some simple questions when they launch the app, “Are you infected with COVID-19, are you recovering from COVID-19, are you feeling sick or feeling well?”
The results get sen...
Infragistics upgrades embedded data analytics software
Monday, April 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Infragistics is excited to announce a major upgrade to its embedded data analytics software, Reveal. In addition to its fast, easy integration into any platform or deployment option, Reveal’s newest features address the latest trends in data analytics: predictive and advanced analytics, machine learning, R and Python scripting, big data connectors, and much more. ...
Immediate availability of SkySQL from MariaDB
Thursday, April 2, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
MariaDB Corporation announced the immediate availability of MariaDB SkySQL, a database-as-a-service (DBaaS), to unlock the full power of MariaDB Platform for transactions, analytics or both, and optimized with a cloud-native architecture. SkySQL delivers the “MariaDB in the cloud” experience customers have been waiting for - fully-featured, fully c...
Google announced product updates
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
As an avid gamer, every year I look forward to spending time with developers at GDC to celebrate together and learn from their successes. We are all disappointed that this year's conference was postponed, but we applaud the organizers for taking steps to protect our global community.
Although we won’t be gathering in person this year, the Google team is hos...
Why multi-cloud and edge deployments are hard
Monday, March 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Volterra announced the results of a new global survey of more than 400 IT executives showing that organizations face major infrastructure and security challenges in supporting multi-cloud and edge deployments. Conducted by Propeller Insights, the survey reveals that multi-cloud deployments are being driven primarily by a need to maximize availability and reliability fo...
Coronavirus takes down GDC and is impacting SXSW, is E3 next
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Stuart Parkerson
San Francisco and the tech industry felt trembles and it wasn’t an earthquake or Godzilla, it was Coronavirus flexing its muscle as the leadership at GDC announced at the end of last week that they were postponing the weeklong Game Developers Conference indefinitely, which was scheduled to kick off March 16. That means that over 30,000 people won’t be attend...
Agiloft adds new AI Engine
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Agiloft announced the addition of its new Agiloft AI Engine, complete with prebuilt AI Capabilities for contract management and an open AI integration that allows customers to incorporate custom-built AI tools into the no-code platform.
“Our new AI Engine provides out-of-the-box AI tools for contract management and also gives customers the ability to create com...
NoSQL DBaaS, Couchbase Cloud arrives
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Richard Harris
Couchbase introduced Couchbase Cloud, a fully-managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). Couchbase Cloud enables enterprises to host their data within their own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for greater control and ownership, and pay for only what they use. Customers can now experience best-in-class performance and availability from the most powerful NoSQL database technology...
SignEasy earns Innovator title again from Aragon Research Globe
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
SignEasy has once again been named an 'Innovator' by Aragon Research Globe in the category of Digital Transaction Management (DTM). The report, released annually, evaluates 20 major DTM providers in a market that has become known as the best way to automate legacy paper-based transactions.
SignEasy offers a mobile-first approach and intuitive interface, in ad...
Brainly appoints new Chief Product Officer
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Brainly recently appointed Rajesh Bysani as its new Chief Product Officer (CPO).
While Brainly has succeeded at establishing itself as one of the United States’ leading digital education resources, last school year the platform achieved a major landmark in its global growth: it now reaches 15 million monthly users in the U.S., which means that 20% or one-fifth ...
Best Practices for Kubernetes deployments from Portshift
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
Portshift presents five security best practices for DevOps and development professionals managing Kubernetes deployments. Integrating these security measures into the CI/CD pipeline will assist organizations in the detection and remediation of security issues earlier in the development process, allowing faster and shorter cycles while assuring safe and secure deployment...
Development Orbs from CircleCI help with speed to market
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
In partnership with more than 20 companies, CircleCI is releasing a number of new Orbs that provide simple out-of-the-box solutions for building, testing, updating, and deploying applications.
It has been established that nearly 50 percent of developer time is spent writing new code, improving existing code, and managing code maintenance. To improve speed to market, ...
Best mobile testing practices for 2020 from Testlio emerges
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
Today, users access mobile apps through devices that offer thousands of combinations of screen sizes and operating systems, leaving app QA managers with a challenging decision of how many and which devices to prioritize.
Recently, managed app testing company, Testlio released new mobile device testing data from a recent query of its client base, providing a unique lo...
John Choi has joined as Vice President of User Acquisition (UA)
Friday, January 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
ConsumerAcquisition.com announced that John Choi has joined as Vice President of User Acquisition (UA). Choi joins the company with a wealth of experience in user acquisition from his most recent role as Head of UA at Zynga overseeing games like Words With Friends, CSR Racing, Zynga Poker, and his previous UA roles at Kabam, Glu Mobile and CAPCOM. Choi will b...
RapidAPI now supports GraphQL
Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Richard Harris
RapidAPI announced it has added support for GraphQL APIs to its API Marketplace and has launched the first wave of GraphQL- based APIs including GitHub, GitLab, Yelp, AniList, Shopify, and more. Currently, RapidAPI has more than 10,000 REST-based APIs from companies such as Microsoft, Twilio, SendGrid, Nexmo, Skyscanner, Crunchbase, and Google. With the addition of Grap...
CircleCI now integrates with Google, AWS, Salesforce and many more
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Richard Harris
CircleCI announced a suite of orb integrations with twenty partners such as AWS, Google Cloud, Salesforce, among others. These orbs allow developers to automate deploys in minutes directly from their CI/CD pipeline.
To improve speed to market, developer teams have advanced from automating their testing to the next stage of DevOps maturity - automating their deploys. ...
Testing solution to make AI more human launches from Applause
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly reaching the mainstream. Once the stuff of science fiction, AI is now used to automate many mundane tasks to make our lives easier. And from a business perspective, AI helps brands personalize digital experiences, save money, and improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.
While the excitement around AI is substantial, one area ...
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.
How to get user engagement in 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Scott Tomkins
The most difficult challenge for every app developer to overcome is: How do I get my app in front of a customer so that they can engage with it? UA campaigns are notoriously expensive and invariably suffer from diminishing returns. ROAS at the start of a campaign falls somewhere between 200% and 300%, but soon enough it peters out. I can’t tell you how many times ...
How cloud computing is changing the developer world
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
Cloud computing is continuing to change the way the world builds and interacts with technology, and the developers that make that possible are under more pressure than ever to keep innovating and pushing boundaries. With the launch of the latest version of its Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is helping them do just that, all while prioritizing what matters most: data privacy an...