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GPS-locator-tracking-app-gets-updated-for-fleets-and-more

GPS locator tracking app gets updated for fleets and more


Monday, August 19, 2019 by

Chirp GPS, the leading GPS tracking mobile app for iOS, Android, and the web, has just released version 6.0 with a brand new tracking screen that is causing quite a stir among users - especially those owning businesses. What's the buzz all about? It's the app's ability to show everyone at the same time on the map in real-time, and include all of their log...


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Gamification can transform your software security program


Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by

No matter the organization, or indeed their individual circumstances, there is one problem I have identified time and time again over the course of my career: AppSec managers, CISOs, CIOs and cybersecurity experts all over the world are rarely able to positively engage their dev teams on security best practice and training. It’s a source of conflict between teams,...


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Naughty or Nice app Christmas anomaly redo


Friday, November 23, 2018 by

The Santa Naughty or Nice Scan game, app, or whatever word you use to describe it, was first created and published in 2011 by Moonbeam Development. It was an instant hit, and it's now grown into a favorite app kids and parents download and use every year as leverage with their kids, or just to celebrate some sort of holiday tradition. O...


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Mobile app advertising trends in 2018


Thursday, November 15, 2018 by

PubMatic has released its third Quarterly Mobile Index (QMI) of 2018. The report includes key insights around the growth in mobile app advertising, highlighting trends in mobile video, header bidding and the expansion of cross-channel monetization. The newly released findings will guide publishers and buyers toward smarter programmatic strategy and projected future mobi...


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Top ranking mobile games earn 10X what other games do


Monday, October 29, 2018 by

A report from Mobvista-owned GameAnalytics has shown yet again just how competitive the mobile games industry is, with a minority of top-performing titles capturing a disproportionate slice of the $70 billion forecast to be spent on mobile games in 2018. The report, titled "Mobile Gaming Benchmarks", is GameAnalytics’ second global anal...


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Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures app launches by Mattel


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by

Barbie is giving an inside look into her famous Dreamhouse with the launch of Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, a brand new app based on the animated Netflix series by the same title that’s now available on Android devices. The popular iOS version, which debuted on the App Store last month, has already hit the #1 spot for Top iPad Kids App in 100+ countries. Just i...


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UI version control system has been developed by Applitools


Monday, September 17, 2018 by

Applitools announced a new UI Version Control system, empowering developers, test automation engineers, and product managers to view the entire history of their web and mobile application user interfaces (UI) to understand what’s changed, when, and by whom. This lets R&D and product teams more intelligently guide app development by providing a visual record of...


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Estimote LTE Beacons hit the market


Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by

Estimote, Inc. was founded in 2012 by Jakub Krzych and Lukasz Kostka, and in 2013, they launched their first product, the Estimote Bluetooth Beacons compatible with iBeacon. Since then, Estimote has built a community of 150,000 developers worldwide - all using their SDK and Beacons to build incredible real-world interfaces that dovetail app experiences with your su...


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Best GPS tracking app


Thursday, August 23, 2018 by

When the freedom of Summer has come to an end for millions of students starting School, kids fret about what a new year brings, but parents, rejoice! However worry at the same time because despite their best preparation to ready kids to start the year - it’s just part of being a parent to be concerned about everything, especially knowing the location of their kids...


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Grom acquires Bonnie Boat and Friends


Thursday, May 31, 2018 by

Grom Social Enterprises announced that it had acquired the preschool entertainment and consumer products brand “Bonnie Boat & Friends.” Grom will work closely with Top Draw Animation, for enhancements in the production of the Bonnie Boat & Friends animated series. The brand will also appear in the Company’s centerpiece Grom Social website as an ecology education...


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How Nintendo proves some people hate the app stores


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by

When Nintendo announced that it’s bringing back the NES Classic console on June 29th my first thought was...why? It's a proven platform there's no doubt, but you can walk into any used video game store across the land and pickup the actual vintage console for around $100 bucks. Or just cruise Ebay and you'll find the console, controllers, 25 cartridge games, the zapper ...


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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...


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The robot that's teaching kids to code


Thursday, March 22, 2018 by

Jett, a coding and programming robot designed for students of all ages, started school this week. The 22-inch-tall, 12-pound interactive learning companion is already teaching students in Texas and New Jersey the critical skills needed to ignite a lasting interest in STEM - without requiring teachers to change a single lesson plan.Jett gives students the thrill of teach...


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Mobile ad creative help from Tapjoy arrives


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by

Tapjoy has announced the launch of the Interplay Studio, an in-house creative team and design studio dedicated to helping brands, agencies and marketers deliver mobile ad creative optimized for in-app environments. Campaigns designed by the Interplay Studio have demonstrated average click-through rate that are 3-5X greater than traditional mobile video ads and deliver a...


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72M data points collected on children in spite of COPPA


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by

New research released shows that adult ad technology is collecting vast amounts of personal data on kids while they’re spending time online. Behind the scenes of many kids apps and games, advertising technology built for adults captures more than 72 million data points on a child before they reach the age of 13. The findings were provided by SuperAwesome.SuperAwesome’s ...


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Diversity of thought is key to successful dev teams


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by

Could a philosophy graduate be your next CTO? If the latest trend in developer talent is anything to go by, the traditional route to developer success could soon be blown wide open.The typical view of “engineers” creating tomorrow’s technology today is of hoodie-wearing Ivy League computer science graduate geniuses, toiling away on code. That stereotype is not without j...


Miigen-is-helping-people-store-their-memories

Miigen is helping people store their memories


Monday, November 27, 2017 by

Miigen is an all new app that allows people to store and narrate old photographs in an online time capsule. It can be accessed on desktop, tablets and smartphones. Users simply log in, upload their images and narrate them by using the record function. Judith Ralston, a BBC weather presenter, said: “I discovered Miigen a couple of months ago - not long after I watched th...


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CoachGuitar teaches you guitar and lets us look under the hood


Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by

CoachGuitar is a five-year old, France-based company that offers a unique method of teaching guitar enthusiasts of all skill levels how to play their favorite songs. Using the visual guitar teaching app, millions of students from around the globe download video tutorials and learn to play along. With a typical traffic of 2,000-3,000 downloads per day - and even reaching...


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The future of the voice enabled AI


Friday, August 25, 2017 by

Eventually everything you own will be commanded with text or voice in the future. But specifically we may see that voice has the advantage over it's counterpart due to a more natural feel and simplicity of use. That is why things like Amazon Alexa are starting to take off. Voice recognition has finally got on par with text, and it’s now much faster to say a command than...


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IBM Watson Analytics to improve the student retention rates at SCSU


Friday, July 21, 2017 by

Low student retention rates continue to challenge many colleges and universities across the U.S. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported this summer that for all students who started college in the U.S. in the fall of 2015, only 61.1 percent returned to their original school for the fall semester of 2016. Studies show that college freshman who r...


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Open Source Summit North America announces additional keynote speakers


Friday, July 14, 2017 by

The Linux Foundation has announced additional keynote speakers for Open Source Summit North America, taking place September 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA.The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit is the premier open source technical conference in North America, gathering 2,000 developers, operators and community leadership professionals to collaborate, share information and l...


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Multiplayer arena and game builder released by uGen World


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by

uGen World, an indie game studio, has announced the launch of a cross-platform virtual playground for gamers to build, share, and play called Q.U.I.R.K.. Q.U.I.R.K. (Quantum Universe Interaction and Replication Kit) is directed by user feedback and fueled by user-generated content so players can enjoy an ever-changing selection of fun and innovative games. Q.U.I.R.K. al...


Mozilla-updated-Thimble-but-there-is-more-to-the-story

Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

Mozilla’s best-known open source project is likely the Firefox browser. But ask a computer science teacher or budding coder what Mozilla project they hold most dear, and you may receive a different answer: Thimble.Thimble is Mozilla’s free, educational code editor for teaching and learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It’s a highly visual and interactive tool: Every new ta...


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Your SIGNAL 2017 conference briefing


Saturday, May 27, 2017 by

Twilio has a made a whole bunch on announcements at their SIGNAL.2017 conference this year. So if you didn't make it to the conference, here's briefing on some of the major talking points.Twilio launches Functions - A Serverless Environment for Rapidly Building on the Twilio Cloud Communications PlatformFunctions is a serverless environment that empowers developers to f...


How-companies-can-keep-their-remote-teams-safe

How companies can keep their remote teams safe


Monday, April 3, 2017 by

If you hate bringing your work home with you, spare a thought for the 3.7 million Americans for whom home is the workplace.The telecommuter population is growing faster than the overall employee base, according to Global Workplace Analytics, and with half of all jobs deemed suitable for performing from home, it is a trend that is set to go on growing. Already, around a ...


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App Camp For Girls looks to train the next generation


Thursday, March 9, 2017 by

App Camp For Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at correcting the gender imbalance in the software industry, has opened 2017 registration for its popular summer program that teaches girls how to make mobile apps in one week. The program launches its first Chicago camp in 2017, in addition to Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix. This year, the aspiring developers will use...


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Apps will soon have to be compatible with over 100 devices


Friday, February 24, 2017 by

The Mobile World Congress 2017 has prompted AppFutura to release a report with keys to create a mobile app with the collaboration of development companies worldwide. Main conclusions show that apps will have to be more dynamic and adapt to the increasing number of devices and technologies available, still far from the mobile market full potential.Mobile applications hav...


Explaining-the-app-development-process-to-clients

Explaining the app development process to clients


Monday, February 20, 2017 by

Revenue from mobile apps is expected to reach $70 Billion in 2017. Yet, developing a successful mobile application is not an easy task. As a developer, you understand the mobile app development process, but may struggle to explain it to your clients. This misunderstanding creates challenges in the development process itself, and can even cause an unsuccessful deployment...


Screen-Time-lets-parents-keep-track-of-kids

Screen Time lets parents keep track of kids' tablet and smartphone use


Thursday, December 15, 2016 by

For U.S. families concerned about the influx of gadgets and tech overindulgence amid seasonal giving, the Screen Time app provides a solution for parents hoping to avoid arguments and ultimately ensure their kids have a balance of online and offline activities.According to the Consumer Technology Association, 68% of American consumers plan to purchase devices as gifts -...


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Sean Carron tells us about Team Smiles and Happiness-as-a-Service


Monday, December 12, 2016 by

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...


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Yahoo explains what communitainment is and how it's mobile's killer app


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by

Last August, in Flurry’s app usage report, we declared that “Content is King: Again.” That report showed U.S. users’ time spent consuming media in apps had grown from 46 mins/day in 2014 to 96 mins/day in 2015, a whopping 108% year-over-year increase. Curious to clock this year’s usage, we ran the numbers again and found that time spent con...


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Learn to code and fly a drone for $99 bucks


Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by

Moms and dads are going to be geeking out with their kiddies this holiday season with the latest Code This Drone Kit that teaches how to code, and how to fly a drone too. Best part is it's priced under $100 and includes the drone.Parrot, the drone maker and Tynker, the leading creative coding platform for kids have teamed up to offer “Code This Drone” kits which no...


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Meet Dav Glass, local hero hacker and Yahoo Distinguished Engineer


Thursday, November 10, 2016 by

Dav Glass is a Distinguished Architect for Yahoo, and has been at the company for 10 years. He works with various teams across Yahoo with their NodeJS applications and deployments, as well as other Open Source initiatives to help their developers give away and contribute to Open Source Software. Outside of Yahoo, he also coaches 3 robotics teams at a local High Sch...


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Three enterprise app providers that are leveraging social media


Friday, October 28, 2016 by

Let’s face it. Social media has become an integral part of everyday life, enabling near-instant communication and updates with friends located around the globe. The ease at which people can quickly pick up and learn social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter has not gone unnoticed by the enterprise software community, and businesses have discovered that repl...


Creator-of-LureDeals-Talks-About-Capitalizing-on-Pokemon-Go-Traffic

Creator of LureDeals Talks About Capitalizing on Pokemon Go Traffic


Saturday, August 27, 2016 by

Britt White is a former hog wrestling world champion, but most recently gained notoriety for Lure Deals, which provides marketing opportunities for Pokémon GO. He has been a part of the Austin tech community for a few years now and runs TKM Labs, a digital agency and virtual reality firm focused on tackling industry specific issues utilizing VR and AR across areas like ...