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Facial detection for verified ad views launches from Jinglz

Facial detection for verified ad views launches from Jinglz


Saturday, April 21, 2018 by

Jinglz Inc. has announced the live production release of the PlayJinglz mobile app, and it is now available for public download through the Google Play Store. As a first demonstration of their “Verified View” technology, the PlayJinglz app highlights the company’s unique approach to mobile ad engagement.PlayJinglz allows users to watch short sponsored video content and ...


Reshape the World Challenge launches to help the self-employed

Reshape the World Challenge launches to help the self-employed


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by

FreshBooks has launched the first Reshape the World Challenge. The Challenge’s goal is to discover and support innovative companies and individuals helping people who work for themselves be more successful. Entrants will compete to show how their new product or service helps the self-employed for a chance to win $30,000 USD in cash prizes and a fully-paid trip to Durham...


USC Games announces first student games expo

USC Games announces first student games expo


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by

USC Games announced that its inaugural USC Games Expo will take place on May 9th, presented by Los Angeles-based mobile games company Jam City, a developer of mobile games like Cookie Jam, Panda Pop and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. The event will provide a hands-on look at the future of interactive entertainment, showcasing games and innovations created by the next g...


Mobile website or mobile app, the changing tides

Mobile website or mobile app, the changing tides


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by

Programming with native mobile languages has been the keystone way of producing a rock-solid mobile app since the beginning of the mobile app stores, and there’s good reason. After-all, programming as close to the hardware layer as possible is usually your safest bet, and using the language the manufacture fully supports will get that job done with less headaches.But in...


Apple's new education focused tablet seems dead on arrival

Apple's new education focused tablet seems dead on arrival


Monday, April 16, 2018 by

Apple as a company are used to dominating a market, if not in terms of sheer numbers than in terms of visibility and branding. Just think of how many macs you see in coffee shops, or in TV shows or on University campuses, yet they are massively outsold by windows computers. The iPad is usually the first tablet people can name and ditto for the apple watch and smart watc...


EasyPark and Fortumo launch carrier billing for mobile parking

EasyPark and Fortumo launch carrier billing for mobile parking


Thursday, April 12, 2018 by

EasyPark Group and mobile technology company Fortumo announced the launch of a direct carrier billing partnership. Drivers in Finland, Norway and Sweden can now conveniently charge their parking to their mobile phone bill through Fortumo.For consumers, paying with carrier billing for parking is very simple. After parking their car, they send a text message to EasyPark w...


GitLab now offers native integration into Google Kubernetes

GitLab now offers native integration into Google Kubernetes


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by

GitLab in collaboration with Google Cloud is offering native integration into Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). The integration enables GitLab developers to take advantage of Auto DevOps, by simplifying the complexity of setting up and deploying to a Kubernetes cluster.As software development teams adopt modern Cloud Native development practices, using microservices and c...


DORA and Google to collaborate on DevOps research

DORA and Google to collaborate on DevOps research


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by

DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) has announced a new research project between DORA and Google Cloud: The Accelerate State of DevOps Report. Together, DORA and Google Cloud will conduct original, in-depth research to understand what issues matter most to developers. The two companies aim to unlock new findings that will give their customers a clear path forward with...


What is an API and why are they important to developers

What is an API and why are they important to developers


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by

API is technically short for “Application Programming Interface”, and the term is tossed around in the programming industry so much, the overall complexity of what they are and how they can make your life easier - or a living hell gets overlooked. It’s amusing that there are so many street-talk definitions for what an API is too. One definition I found is “a set of...


9.7M developers use JavaScript

9.7M developers use JavaScript


Monday, April 09, 2018 by

SlashData announces the release of the State of the Developer Nation Report 14th Edition, based on the results of the bi-annual Developer Economics survey, which reached 21,700+ developers from 169 countries in 9 areas of involvement in November-December 2017.State of the Developer Nation Report report focuses on 4 major themes, each with its own visualization:For the f...


Find your next binge with the Google Play Movies

Find your next binge with the Google Play Movies


Sunday, April 08, 2018 by

It's baffling to think back about how fast the online movie and TV streaming industry has come from near nothing to a big ballooning market. The transformation of the streaming services has been so radical if fact, that we no longer ask "What can I watch?" but rather "Where can I watch it?" And that task to find the correct streaming agent, can be quite annoying sometim...


Blockchain gaming platform celebrates pre-launch

Blockchain gaming platform celebrates pre-launch


Thursday, April 05, 2018 by

The blockchain gaming development platform, Chimaera has announced the launch of their public pre-sale has begun. Coming hot off the heels of their private pre-sale, which raised an estimated $1.5 million USD or 155 Bitcoin, the Chimaera team has already raised over 40 Bitcoin in less than a week since the launch of their public pre-sale on March 23. With another estima...


GDC 2018 breaks attendance records

GDC 2018 breaks attendance records


Monday, April 02, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) ended after a week of networking, learning and inspiration. This year, the event saw a record attendance of 28,000 industry professionals at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center from March 19-23. GDC and VRDC will be returning to the Moscone Convention Center on Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2019. The call for submi...


2018 Cloud and DevOps survey findings from Quali

2018 Cloud and DevOps survey findings from Quali


Monday, April 02, 2018 by

Quali has announced the results of its third annual Cloud and DevOps Survey examining current infrastructure trends, as well as some of the key barriers facing industry leaders. The findings, based on more than 1,300 responses from DevOps and IT professionals, showed the top barriers to DevOps adoption involve stagnant organizational cultures (according to 22 percent of...


InfluxData expands into EMEA with 2 new officials

InfluxData expands into EMEA with 2 new officials


Saturday, March 31, 2018 by

InfluxData has announced its continued expansion in EMEA by hiring two new EMEA officials. The company has appointed former Canonical and Rackspace executive Rob Gillam as its new EMEA Sales Director. In addition, the company has named Dean Sheehan, former Apcera and iWave executive as its new Senior Director of Pre- and Post-Sales. The EMEA regional expansion comes on ...


Change the Game Design Challenge launches from Google

Change the Game Design Challenge launches from Google


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by

Of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women, yet only 23% of game developers identify as women says Google Play's Jackie Lau in a recent blog article. In the article she announced that Google will be teaming up with the organization Girls Make Games and the ESA Foundation in order to launch a new contest named the...


The bright future of software development

The bright future of software development


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by

The now famous 2011 essay from  Marc Andreessen titled “Why Software Is Eating The World” has become a bit of a staple when having a conversation about business, and software, and how they work together to solve problems. In a nutshell, Marc points out that software is still in a growth period and infiltrating businesses all across the globe and that it will contin...


OpenBMC to develop new baseboard management controller

OpenBMC to develop new baseboard management controller


Thursday, March 22, 2018 by

In a recent article written by The Linux Foundation's own Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, the company has announced that the OpenBMC Project is developing a new standard stack that can be used across systems and computing environments. Some of the supporters of the project include companies like IBM, Facebook, Google, Intel, and Microsoft."The OpenBMC Project community ...


DeveloperWeek 2018 roundup

DeveloperWeek 2018 roundup


Thursday, March 22, 2018 by

DeveloperWeek 2018, held recently in the SF Bay Area, is part of the largest series of completely developer-focused events in the world, with conferences also held in New York and Austin. It is a testament to the fact that “software rules the world” that around 8000 developers turned up for various parts of DeveloperWeek, which included a large two-day Hackathon, a fren...


About that new AdMob open bidding platform

About that new AdMob open bidding platform


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by

Great games are magical. They allow players to escape to new worlds, turn into superheroes, and boost their puzzle-solving powers. And with mobile, billions of people across the world are experiencing the magic of games. Global interactive gaming is becoming mainstream, with 2.6 billion gamers in 2017 versus 100 million in 1995. Global gaming revenue is estimated to be ...


The future of Progressive Web Apps

The future of Progressive Web Apps


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by

Back in 2012, Max Lynch, CEO and co-founder of Ionic, developed his company’s open source framework for cross-platform apps with the foresight that the web would be the future of how apps were built. Six years later, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are gaining traction as brands like Starbucks, Twitter and Pinterest have reported significant uptick in engagement upon replac...


DigiCert reaches milestone for replacing Symantec certs

DigiCert reaches milestone for replacing Symantec certs


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by

DigiCert Inc. announced a major milestone: less than 1 percent of the top 1 million sites have yet to replace Symantec-issued certificates affected by upcoming browser distrust action. Mozilla released figures from its latest telemetry report earlier this week showing 1 percent with certificates to be untrusted.For site owners still affected by beta releases of Firefox ...


Mobile ad standards and their impact on advertising

Mobile ad standards and their impact on advertising


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by

Publishers that have a genuine respect for the experience of their readers have long avoided disruptive ad experiences such as pop-ups and flashing ads. This new initiative is attempting to change the approach of those publishers that continue to display disruptive ads which negatively impact the reader experience while generating ill-will toward online ads in general.G...


For gaming companies data unification is critical

For gaming companies data unification is critical


Monday, March 19, 2018 by

When it comes to understanding the entirety of player behavior, one thing that often gets in the way is data fragmentation. Gaming companies often have customer data stored across multiple systems, platforms, and software, resulting in a “siloed” model that fails to create a complete picture of the player journey.The good news is that behavioral analytics technology is ...


Hard truths about wireless carriers from J.D. Power

Hard truths about wireless carriers from J.D. Power


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by

Wireless devices have become like an appendage for most people. Getting the right service plan at a good price with the right device is essential. Wireless carriers are engaged in a fierce battle for the money and loyalty of consumers. Network quality is most important, but it’s not the only part of the equation that matters. Carriers that get all stages of the process ...


Fantastic Caverns shoots for the moon with new app update

Fantastic Caverns shoots for the moon with new app update


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by

Fantastic Caverns - “America’s only ride-through cave” company has chosen to partner with professional mobile app studio, Moonbeam Development of Springfield, Mo to update their popular Branson Entertainment Guide app. The new update is to include all new features coming in early 2018, that aim to make finding great Branson area attractions, and destinations even e...


Making voice enabled apps for home or business

Making voice enabled apps for home or business


Monday, March 12, 2018 by

A voice-enabled application is a piece of software integrated with a service like Amazon Lex to add a conversational interface. This is typically a technology that we associate with consumers, thanks to voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Home. However, history tells us that consumers expect the enterprise to mirror their own personal use of technolog...


Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes

Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes


Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by

In 2018 changes in the technology landscape are creating fantastic opportunities for innovation in design and engineering. For decades, computers featured a TV screen for output, a keyboard for text input, and a mouse to point and click. Just a few years ago, the iPhone transformed everything by putting the first well-designed computer with a touchscreen in our pockets....


Progressive web apps vs native apps: Showdown in 2018

Progressive web apps vs native apps: Showdown in 2018


Thursday, March 01, 2018 by

Apps have become an integral part of any brand's digital marketing efforts. You'd be hard-pressed to find a company that hasn't, at the very least, thought about developing an app. It would be even more difficult to find a company willing to deny the tremendous impact that an app can have on a brand's engagement and customer experience. Given the tremendous impact ...


Google Cloud looks to streamline IoT management

Google Cloud looks to streamline IoT management


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by

Google has announced that their Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service to help securely connect and manage IoT devices at scale, is now generally available. With Cloud IoT Core, you can easily connect and centrally manage millions of globally dispersed connected devices. When used as part of the broader Google Cloud IoT solution, you can ingest all your IoT data and co...


Apple Search Ads support from Appbi

Apple Search Ads support from Appbi


Monday, February 26, 2018 by

Apple Search Ads is Apple’s proprietary ad platform that offers iOS mobile app publishers a way to get their app found through app store specific searches. It’s reported that 65 - 80 percent of all app installs happen after a search through the app store. So understanding the challenges with being discovered through searches in the app store is a big deal.It’s not enti...


Bitcoin job skills are hot says latest report

Bitcoin job skills are hot says latest report


Monday, February 12, 2018 by

Upwork has released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills in a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills as an indication of hot freelance job market trends. According to a recent study, 57.3 million Americans (36 percent of the U.S. workfor...


Open source software turns 20

Open source software turns 20


Tuesday, February 06, 2018 by

First let me say in full disclaimer that I love open source software and initiatives, and I come from the enterprise world as it where in 1998. The days where IT budgets were as fat as overfed guppy goldfish, and open source tech was barely used in production environments. Open source source software has always had the same set of challenges following closely behin...


DNS security and why mobile app developers should care

DNS security and why mobile app developers should care


Monday, February 05, 2018 by

DNSSEC is a DNS security extension specification for securing information provided by DNS. DNS has been a part of the global internet since the 1980s, but its authentication mechanisms are fairly weak. As a result, DNS is vulnerable to a form of attack called cache poisoning. Cache poisoning is a man-in-the-middle attack that implants false DNS information to redirect e...


Cloud Foundry Summit North America 2018 details

Cloud Foundry Summit North America 2018 details


Friday, February 02, 2018 by

Cloud Foundry Foundation has announced the initial schedule, including keynote speakers, for the North American Cloud Foundry Summit, April 18-20, 2018 at the Boston Convention Center. With standard pricing ending February 9, registration will increase $200 to $845.The North American Cloud Foundry Summit keynote line-up includes:Matt Curry, Director, Director of Cloud E...


Mobile financing app hits $1B milestone

Mobile financing app hits $1B milestone


Thursday, February 01, 2018 by

Handle Financial has announced that more than $1 billion dollars in bills have been paid through Prism, its popular mobile app dedicated to helping consumers take control of their finances. The milestone comes as Prism’s biller network continues to expand. As a financial management tool that allows users to automate tracking bills and account balances, enable mobile rem...


Bitcoin exchange apps are risky claims new report

Bitcoin exchange apps are risky claims new report


Monday, January 29, 2018 by

RiskIQ claims that the app stores are hosting 661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers. They analyzed 18,408 apps across 20 app stores (mostly Android based),  but including Apple, Google Play, SameAPK, and APKPlz.Fabian Libeau, EMEA VP of RiskIQ, warned anybody considering downloading such software to be extremely cautious and to research eac...


1 year after Atlassian acquisition Trello unveils new platform

1 year after Atlassian acquisition Trello unveils new platform


Friday, January 26, 2018 by

Atlassian has unveiled a redesigned directory for Trello integrations (or as Trello calls them “Power-Ups”) for users to discover the 80+ partner apps available on the Trello platform. The revamped Power-Up Directory is the latest in a series of updates to the Trello ecosystem one year after its $425M acquisition by Atlassian.After officially launching the Power-Up...


App naming best practices

App naming best practices


Friday, January 26, 2018 by

Choosing an intriguing and sticky name for your app at times can be the hardest part of the whole development process. You want it to call out to potential users, be unique, yet timeless. When someone is looking in your category for an app, you want it to standout as the best app name amongst the rest. Here are a few recommended dos and don'ts when naming your...


Why the cost of cloud computing is dropping dramatically

Why the cost of cloud computing is dropping dramatically


Thursday, January 25, 2018 by

You might read the headline statement that the cost of cloud computing is dropping and say “Well, duh!”. Or maybe you’re on the other side of the fence. A coworker recently referred me to a very interesting blog on the Kapwing site that states Cloud costs aren’t actually dropping dramatically. The author defines “dramatically” based on the targets set by Moore’s Law or ...


New progressive web app framework introduced by Marfeel

New progressive web app framework introduced by Marfeel


Thursday, January 18, 2018 by

Marfeel has announced the launch of its Marfeel PWA technology, which enables publishers to benefit fully from the next big thing in the mobile ecosystem. As an early adopter of progressive web app technology, Marfeel offers such forward-looking capabilities as 0.7-second page loads for first meaningful paint, push notifications, offline access to content, and striking ...


Bango launches Mobile Money wallet in Google Play with MTN Ghana

Bango launches Mobile Money wallet in Google Play with MTN Ghana


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by

Bango just partnered with MTN Ghana to launch operator payments in Google Play. What this means is MTN Ghana subscribers can now pay for the wealth of content and services from Google Play with one-click, charging their MTN Mobile Money account.MTN Ghana is part of the MTN Group, which has over 200 million subscribers across 22 countries in Africa. From today on, s...


How human assisted AI may be the future

How human assisted AI may be the future


Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by

Self-driving (autonomous) cars, robotic hotel concierges, and Amazon’s intelligent delivery drones - it’s hard to minimize the potential impact that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) promise. Business leaders are all aflutter about AI’s potential for providing game-changing impact to their industries. AI is also gaining attention for the perceived t...


National Air and Space Museum releases VR Hangar App

National Air and Space Museum releases VR Hangar App


Friday, December 22, 2017 by

People across the country and around the world can now use their mobile phones to see moments that made air and space history with the new VR Hangar from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The VR Hangar brings some of the museum’s most important milestone artifacts to life using real 3-D-scan data in immersive virtual-reality vignettes. The app is optimize...


What the end of Net Neutrality does to app developers

What the end of Net Neutrality does to app developers


Friday, December 15, 2017 by

With a 3 - 2 vote splitting neatly along political party lines, as expected, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday struck down the controversial net neutrality regulations enacted just two years ago by the previous administration. It’s the happy outcome mobile operators and cable companies were hoping for, since it now frees them to completely control th...


Open Sesame technology changes the world for paralyzed people

Open Sesame technology changes the world for paralyzed people


Friday, December 15, 2017 by

Sesame Enable seeks to open a new door to independence for millions of quadriplegics and people with disabilities around the world through the development of the first touch-free smartphone and tablet app called Open Sesame.Open Sesame technology works by tracking user’s head movements using the front-facing camera of a smartphone or tablet. Users activate the app throu...


Ethereum blockchain meets the real estate market

Ethereum blockchain meets the real estate market


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by

ShelterZoom has announced that its blockchain-based online offer and acceptance platform for the real estate industry has gone live in the U.S. Other major international markets - including Canada, Australia, Europe, and countries in the Middle East - are set to go live in the first quarter of 2018.Built to be Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) data dictionary-co...


AI and machine learning make app development and marketing smarter

AI and machine learning make app development and marketing smarter


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by

Build it and they will come. Those were the good ole days. It used to be good enough to design a great app. Add to that an engaging user experience (UX), positive feedback, a high ranking and word of mouth, and your app was ensured continued success. Nowadays however, mobile consumers are simply overwhelmed by choice. Did you know that if you add up all the apps in the ...


The best and worst of banking apps in 2017

The best and worst of banking apps in 2017


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by

It’s difficult to remember how frustrating mobile banking was for users just five years ago. Some mobile banking apps would struggle to find the nearest ATM. Depositing checks by capturing an image was considered cutting edge. It was even quite possible your bank didn’t have a smartphone app.Fast forward to today. Now, alerts from banking apps is a feature that we take ...


Is this the age of the single-purpose App?

Is this the age of the single-purpose App?


Monday, December 11, 2017 by

Any time there is more than one way to do something, there will be debate about which way is best. The topic of building apps for mobile platforms has been subject to such discussions for years now. Systems architects, industry experts, developers and others have verbally tussled over whether it makes more sense to build multiple single-purpose apps or one multi-purpose...


The shifting power dynamics of news on the Web

The shifting power dynamics of news on the Web


Monday, December 11, 2017 by

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...


Device testing in the cloud empowers developers - and ad fraudsters

Device testing in the cloud empowers developers - and ad fraudsters


Friday, December 08, 2017 by

Cloud technology has been a game-changer for many industries. It has reduced IT costs, made updating and upgrading systems much easier, allowed businesses to scale operations quickly, and it has enabled flexible work collaboration. The cloud also has major implications on how digital ads are tested and served to millions of people globally. The opportunity to seamlessly...


The top print enabled apps for business

The top print enabled apps for business


Thursday, December 07, 2017 by

Every year, we make our mobile devices a little bit better than before, bringing them to a point where we can’t imagine existing without X, Y and Z new features - imagine buying a smartphone without a camera or a tablet without long battery life.As mobile devices improve, users need apps that can keep pace, bringing the full functionality of a desktop or laptop to the t...


This is how much dating apps make every minute

This is how much dating apps make every minute


Wednesday, December 06, 2017 by

There’s no denying the huge impact dating apps have had on our romantic lives, with 49 million Americans having participated in online dating at least once. With so many people now looking for love online, just how much money are our favorite dating apps making?Tech buy-back site Decluttr has crunched the numbers, looking at just how much money apps like Tinder, Bumble ...


Map of the Internet app gives 3D visualization

Map of the Internet app gives 3D visualization


Wednesday, December 06, 2017 by

Cogeco Peer 1 has announced an updated and refreshed version of its popular Map of the Internet app, a 3D visualization of the world’s networks and how they are connected.Built as an educational tool for anyone who has ever wondered what the internet actually looks like and how it has evolved, the open source Map of the Internet app for iOS and Android brings to life al...


Oracle weighs in on chatbots for enterprise developers

Oracle weighs in on chatbots for enterprise developers


Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by

From self-service to instant payments, the chatbot industry has seen great things from the latest advents in the field of AI. That's why we sat down with Oracle to learn more about how with all these new changes in the messaging industry enterprise can see the value that can be attained by adoption.We recently had a conversation with Suhas Uliyar, Vice President, A...


Women Who Tech launches competition for women startup founders

Women Who Tech launches competition for women startup founders


Monday, December 04, 2017 by

Women Who Tech has announced the launch of Women Startup Challenge: Emerging Tech, a pitch competition to showcase top early-stage women-led technology startups focused on Augmented Reality, Blockchain, IoT, Space and Robotics, Transportation, Biotech, Virtual Reality, Energy, and Agriculture tech. Aimed at closing the gender gap in the tech sector, the startup challeng...


Software testing considerations for voice-first applications

Software testing considerations for voice-first applications


Saturday, December 02, 2017 by

The names Alexa and Echo are household names and someday soon, most people will have these devices in their homes, ordering takeout, picking out a song, answering trivia questions. Welcome to the voice-first applications era. Amazon and Google have sold millions of Amazon Alexa and Echo and Google Home devices and 24.5 million voice-first devices are expected to ship be...


Most cryptocurrency mobile apps are vulnerable

Most cryptocurrency mobile apps are vulnerable


Thursday, November 30, 2017 by

Over 1,300 crypto currencies exist today with over $300 Billion market capitalization. One of the most popular and oldest cryptocurrency - Bitcoin has almost reached $10,000 price after several months of fluctuation, but continuous and steady growth.A wide spectrum of mobile applications for cryptocurrencies were released during the last few years by various startups, i...


Edgemesh extends CDN with Google

Edgemesh extends CDN with Google


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by

Edgemesh has announced that it has joined Google Cloud Technology Partner program and added six new edge locations for its web acceleration platform. Powered by the Google Cloud Platform, the new locations provide additional capacity in São Paulo, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney, and new regional capacity in Mumbai, and enable Edgemesh to operate its Supernode ca...


Mobile apps are key to success in retail

Mobile apps are key to success in retail


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by

Apps are the preeminent way for retailers to reach your customers. Whether you are getting consumers to your app, measuring their engagement, encouraging purchases, analyzing their sentiment or expanding to new markets, app data will fuel your mobile success and thereby your company’s success. From competitive benchmarking to international expansion, App Annie has ...


How to avoid flaky automated testing results

How to avoid flaky automated testing results


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by

Flaky tests are the bane of any tester’s existence, forcing them to spend precious time on non-functional issues. This slows down the product lifecycle and lowers an organization’s confidence in functional testing, which also decreases the likelihood of development teams writing end-to-end tests.End-to-end tests measure readiness for deployment by ensuring that the appl...


How Google is sharing a bigger piece of the subscription pie

How Google is sharing a bigger piece of the subscription pie


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by

In the past, some publishers expressed unease around the dynamics of their relationship with Google. Those publishers were concerned that in their partnership, Google’s dominant position meant that publishers were unfairly losing out on valuable ad revenue. But those attitudes might change soon: Google has announced new plans to launch a subscription partnership with pu...


Cyber Monday deals for the Google Play Store

Cyber Monday deals for the Google Play Store


Monday, November 27, 2017 by

Google has released their latest deals for Cyber Monday in a recent blog post entitled "Spreading holiday cheer with great deals on Google Play." Sit back, relax, and enjoy the great deal they have to offer this holiday season. All of the deals mentioned will last for the duration of November 17, 2017"Avoid store crowds and battle it out with a favorite game instead. Go...


CircleCI 2.0 now available for Apple cross-platform apps

CircleCI 2.0 now available for Apple cross-platform apps


Monday, November 27, 2017 by

Apple developers using CircleCI can now access all the benefits of CircleCI 2.0 when building for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, and Apple Watch. Rolled out to cloud customers in July, CircleCI 2.0 is the company’s most significant redesign since inception and marks a major advancement for the platform.Apple developers can build faster thanks to advanced caching strategie...


Building apps for emerging markets

Building apps for emerging markets


Monday, November 27, 2017 by

Internet use is ballooning in emerging economies in South America, Africa and Asia (amongst others). These economies are growing fast, and an explosion in smartphones and mobile internet has generated a vast wave of users venturing online for the first time. However, despite this phenomenal growth, it would be unwise to take this technology growth for granted, or to ass...


ViroCore launched to build immersive AR apps

ViroCore launched to build immersive AR apps


Friday, November 17, 2017 by

Viro Media has announces the launch of ViroCore, a SceneKit equivalent for Android enabling native AR/VR development using Java. ViroCore supports ARCore, Google Cardboard, Daydream and Gear VR.With ViroCore, Android developers can now build immersive standalone AR/VR apps or add features like Snapchat’s Lenses into their existing apps using familiar languages and tools...


The Kubernetes list of certified providers

The Kubernetes list of certified providers


Thursday, November 16, 2017 by

T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced availability of the Kubernetes Software Conformance Certification program, which ensures certified products deliver consistency and portability, and that XX Certified Kubernetes Distributions and Platforms are now available.Over the last three years, Kubernetes has been adopted by a vibrant, diverse community o...


Voice to text in multiple languages for speech-enabled apps

Voice to text in multiple languages for speech-enabled apps


Monday, November 13, 2017 by

It seems that our fingertips will finally get some rest from the constant tap-tap-tap on keyboards that continue to shrink beyond recognition. Companies such as Amazon, Baidu, Google, and Microsoft are working to take us into a voice-activated future. Their speech-enabled platforms are designed to support natural language conversations with the devices, gadgets, sensors...


About Universal App campaigns and getting installs

About Universal App campaigns and getting installs


Tuesday, November 07, 2017 by

Universal App Campaigns (UAC) allows developers to promote their apps across Google’s top properties like Search, Google Display Network (GDN), AdMob, YouTube and Google Play. UAC advertisements are automatically distributed across Google’s channels and using machine learning ads are automatically rotated and bids are adjusted to get the most events to meet campaign’s o...


Developing in AR with Thyng

Developing in AR with Thyng


Monday, November 06, 2017 by

Augmented reality (AR) has gotten a lot of attention of late, with Apple and Google respectively launching ARKit and ARCore to help mobile app developers embrace AR. Well-known brands like Ikea and Strava have deployed ARKit apps, and many app developers are contemplating building AR elements into existing apps or coding new AR apps from scratch.In Chicago, startup Thyn...


Apple search ads is taking a big bite of the market

Apple search ads is taking a big bite of the market


Thursday, October 26, 2017 by

AppsFlyer has announced the release of their annual AppsFlyer Performance Index H1 2017 - Edition V in their latest blog post. The index gives insights into the leading advertising networks in the mobile gaming and app industries.In the report, Apple Search Ads hit the #1 spot in the iOS ROI Index with a 30% higher ARPU and a 40% lower price than the other networks in t...


Investing in websites instead of apps

Investing in websites instead of apps


Thursday, October 26, 2017 by

Since the dawn of the first iPhone, Apple has been shaping the mobile narrative to suit its interests. Apple is able to maintain its dominance over the mobile market by brainwashing much of the technology industry into thinking that businesses need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars creating and maintaining mobile apps to reach their target audiences. In fact, up...


Atari games brings Lunar Battle mobile app

Atari games brings Lunar Battle mobile app


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by

Atari has announced that the new hybrid city-builder and space shooter game Lunar Battle is now available on the App Store and Google Play. Lunar Battle is a new, original Atari title where players crash land into an epic deep space adventure to explore uncharted terrain and conquer the galaxy. This captivating free-to-play city-builder incorporates arcade-style combat ...


Users will pass over apps with bad reviews

Users will pass over apps with bad reviews


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by

Fifty percent of app users are likely to be dissuaded from downloading an app based on customer reviews that mention bugs and glitches. This, according to a recent survey conducted by QualiTest Group, the world’s second largest pure play QA and independent software testing company. For developers, getting the app to market is often the top consideration, but releasing a...