AppDirect Capital Program receives 100M in funding
Thursday, January 11, 2024 by Freeman Lightner
AppDirect announced it has secured 100M US in funding from global investment group CDPQ. This new investment will support innovative financing options for technology advisors through the AppDirect Capital Invest program, allowing them to access flexible capital to transform and scale their business. Building upon the initial USD 80 million financing ...
Remote work is opening the door for global outsourcing
Monday, January 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Daniel Todd from Influence Mobile shares his 2023 predictions including how remote work is opening the door for global outsourcing, what the benefits of global outsourcing include, why brand loyalty will decline with the increased popularity of reward apps, how their flagship app Rewarded Play, allows users to earn 20 percent back on average, and much more.
Unicorn Academy AR education platform from STTE
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation and Geenee AR, has announced the launch of Unicorn Academy, the first-ever augmented reality (AR) education program focused on advancing youth entrepreneurship.
Unicorn Academy is geared toward students in grades 8-12 who are curious about entrepreneurship and want to develop the fundamental skills needed to laun...
Inter Protocol now a stable token for cosmos IST
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
The first phase of Inter Protocol is live. Inter Stable Token (IST), a decentralized, fully-collateralized, programmable stable token has launched for the Cosmos ecosystem on the Agoric platform. Stable-by-design with value relative to the US Dollar, IST was created to provide users with a minimum price volatility asset, and an evolving, risk-managed set of minting mech...
Ransomware prevention platform ProLion sees large increase in revenue
Monday, October 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
ProLion has recorded an 80 percent increase in revenue for FY2022, driven by the addition of over 250 new customers worldwide. The uplift has been driven by demand for its ransomware protection solution CryptoSpike, which has soared as a result of the rise in ransomware and ransomware-as-a-service attacks.
The company also reported a renewal rate of 89...
Keeping startups agile and pivoting with MVPs
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Yasser Jilani
With low budgets and little time, startups need to react with speed and agility to launch products. Our product sat (and still sits) in the global online e-learning market, sized at approximately 250 billion US dollars in 2020, with the US contributing to 47% growth. The market was fierce and competitive, especially for new startups entering the market.
NHS 11 attack: What we learned
Friday, August 19, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Databarracks provides secure Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Business Continuity solutions in the UK. Chris Butler is the Head of Databarracks' Resilience and Continuity Consulting practice, a fellow of the Institute for Leadership and Management, a Member of the Business Continuity Institute, and a Certified Information Security Manager. But...
Blockchain enhanced sports games
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Independent games studio SuperTeam Games has raised $10 million in its first round of funding to develop cross-platform sports games that utilize blockchain technology.
The financing was led by Griffin Gaming Partners, other investors include Powerhouse Capital, and individual contributors such as former Disney CEO Michael Eisner and MLS franchise owners Steve Kaplan...
Zaxbys automates hiring process with Landed app
Monday, May 2, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Landed, which provides the first end-to-end recruitment engine for the restaurant and hospitality industries, announced that multiple Zaxby's franchisees are now using the Landed app to automate and accelerate hiring for new store openings and existing stores.
Multiple Zaxby’s franchisees now using the Landed app to automate and accelerate hiring
Quantum computing learning platform launches
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Q-CTRL announced the release of Black Opal Pro, an upgraded and expanded version of its world-first interactive quantum computing learning platform. Black Opal Pro adds new modules and features to the basic version announced in November 2021, which already has 3,000 registered users.
The announcement arrives on World Quantum Day, an international initiative dedi...
Why developers need security
Friday, February 18, 2022 by Ariel Shadkhan
They say that everything is personal. Well, so is code development. Since childhood, I was surrounded by developers my father was a developer, my uncle was a developer, and that was all I knew growing up. When people asked me what I wanted to do when I got older, the only answer was, well, to become a developer. Code development was very different back then, we lea...
Metaverse video chat app from Bunch
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Since we started Bunch in late 2017, our vision has always been to build a real-time social network where people come together when they are physically apart and move from experience to experience. And, in our view, the most fun experience to share with friends, is to play games together!
Recapping the past few years
In the past few years, we have seen this v...
Cryptocurrency donations for churches
Thursday, January 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
Each year, River Valley Church hosts an annual event called Kingdom Builders, where they ask church attendees to give generously to different projects including global missions, future leadership development, and local church investment. With eight campuses spread across the Twin Cities of Minnesota, River Valley Church recently partnered with Engiven, a leading cryptoc...
Connecting with people through remote contextual research
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Joy Wong Daniels
In product research and design circles, a contextual inquiry is a fancy term for doing research in a user’s natural environment while they go about their typical activities. It’s an essential research methodology product designers and user experience designers rely on, a type of field study that involves in-depth interviews and observations with a small samp...
SnykCon 2021 event lineup
Friday, September 24, 2021 by Randall Degges
We're only a few weeks away from SnykCon 2021, Snyk's free annual developer conference that helps you learn how to build applications securely running October 5-7. We have a packed agenda full of expert talks, hands-on workshops, helpful demos, product roadmaps, opportunities to interact with some of the smartest speakers and leaders of developer security i...
App advertising models in the future
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Todd Wooten
Remember when content was king, back before three companies came to dominate digital advertising? Well, the content will be king again, thanks to emerging privacy regulations and a new interest in curbing anti-competitive behavior. But the future isn’t written in stone. In fact, we’re making it up as we go. Here’s how app developers and publishers can ...
How to get app reviews the right way
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Justin Welter
You’re playing a game on your phone and just finished a tough level. Or maybe you’re not into mobile games, but you are repeatedly swiping left if you know what I mean. Then a pop-up appears. “Like using our App? Rate us!” It stops your experience in its track to wait for a decision. What is driving these rating prompts, and why?
As Apple has ...
Apple developer guidelines for iOS 14.5 just got real
Monday, April 26, 2021 by Liz Waldeck-Pinckert
The day the mobile app industry has been waiting for has finally arrived. Apple begins enforcing its new privacy features this week with the release of iOS 14.5 – seven full months after the company first announced the changes. Starting this week, consent is mandatory for any and all user tracking.
We’ve gone back and forth on what opt-in rates migh...
Code AR apps with one line of code
Friday, March 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
There’s a new spatial AR platform in town, and it's empowering app developers with the tools to quickly create and integrate location-based AR into their apps with a single line of code.
To create excitement for their new ReSight SDK before launch, the company recently held a developer contest, where more than 75 developers submitted their ideas for integra...
Sonatype implements Applitools to ensure app quality
Friday, March 12, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sonatype was in search of a solution to prevent visual bugs across the variety of operating systems and browsers supported by the Nexus platform.
After implementing Applitools, the engineering team can solely focus on delivering value, while Applitools uncovers countless unexpected changes before code ever leaves development.
Moving forward, Sonatype will deploy a...
App developer's salary in 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021 by Richard Harris
Economic uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic brought forth new challenges, drastically altering the needs and expectations of businesses on the IT front. While a tumultuous year for many industries, proprietary data from Hired and Vettery, the largest AI-driven hiring marketplace, found that the tech industry is highly resilient, with continued demand and job growth ...
Overwolf review: How successful gaming apps are being built
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Andre Liverod
I am an in-game creator. This may be a career title you haven’t heard before, but in-game creators and mod authors are a fast-growing community of passionate gamers who build products and services around video games like apps and mods.
In-game apps are basically extensions for games that provide tools that allow players to access rich data, stats, and analytics...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Moving to the cloud and staying there predictions for 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Organizations everywhere are escalating their use of analytics systems but are challenged with the need for event-data platforms that can perform real-time data wrangling. In 2021 organizations will demand intelligent data platforms that can consume static and streaming data from a variety of sources in any format, size, or velocity; Wrangle the data (enrich and ma...
Political app vulnerabilities raise concern
Thursday, October 22, 2020 by Doug Dooley
With election season upon us, the US population is being inundated by candidate and proposition propaganda from a variety of sources – including television, the US mail, and mobile device apps. As annoying as this flood of information is at times, it’s important to understand that when it comes to these popular apps, and in fact all apps, if certain security...
Modern cross browser testing helps engineers test faster
Thursday, October 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced an industry report empirically proving that modern cross browser testing powered by Visual AI helps engineers test 18.2x faster across the full test cycle including writing, running, analyzing, reporting, and maintaining tests.
Data for the report was sourced from 203 engineers across 75 countries who spent 3,112 hours completing the Ultrafast Cr...
Businesses and end users experiencing app fatigue
Thursday, June 18, 2020 by Glenn Gruber
When I began drafting this article, it was before COVID-19 really took hold and spurred the “2 years of digital transformation in 2 months”, as Microsoft’s Satya Nadella has said. With that context, everything that I believed was amplified 100x. The lasting effects of the pandemic are going to change the way that many businesses operate, where we work ...
Business solution built for Unity 3D
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 by Richard Harris
One of the greatest challenges faced by game-makers is balancing precious resources: it is the tension between creating what they and their players love, and the need to include complex business functionality. Launching today, Beamable is a new enterprise that enables game-makers to turn their products into scalable, sustainable businesses by incorporating best-of-class...
Impact of Visual AI on test automation
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI-powered test automation, has announced an industry report that reveals the impact of Visual AI on the performance of the most popular open-source test frameworks - Cypress, Selenium, and WebdriverIO. Data was sourced from 288 quality engineers across 101 countries, spending an average of 11 hours during November 2019. This amounts t...
Free scholarships to Codecademy Pro up for grabs
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Richard Harris
Codecademy is now offering 10,000 scholarships to Codecademy Pro for free to K-12 and college students across the world for the rest of the school year.
The scholarships to Codecademy Pro include unlimited Codecademy programming, data science, and mobile development courses (thousands of hours), a community of peers, and paths to help students be successful. The curr...
New app rendering tool lands from Applitools
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools Announces General Availability of Ultrafast Grid - the Fastest, Most Reliable and Cost-Effective Cross Browser Testing Platform Available Today
More than 50 Global Fortune 500 Applitools customers are already executing tests up to 70x faster on Chrome, Safari, Edge and Internet Explorer
Applitools, the leading provider of Visual AI for intelligent funct...
Rohan Chandran becomes Chief Product Officer of Infogroup
Monday, February 10, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Infogroup announced the hire of Rohan Chandran as chief product officer to lead the company’s data strategy and products. In this role, Chandran will drive the company’s strategy for its proprietary data and state-of-the-art technology applications.
Infogroup’s cloud-based Data Axle technology enables real-time updates to business and consumer data ...
React Native course from Solve.Care just concluded
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Solve.Care Academy has concluded its second React Native course. The course gives young specialists and recent graduates the opportunity to gain professional training and serves to foster new developing talent for Solve.Care’s operational center in Kyiv, Ukraine. Following a rigorous two months of bi-weekly testing and the successful completion of a final exam, th...
SignEasy chats about iOS 13, developers, and connecting with customers
Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
SignEasy just made an announcement that they are the latest Apple mobility partner, joining a select group of business solution providers within the Apple enterprise ecosystem with a common goal of helping businesses reimagine their workflows on iPhone and iPad.
This relationship allows SignEasy to tap into Apple's expertise in design and customer expe...
GitLab Commit 2019 schedule released
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
GitLab announced initial programming and speakers for 2019 GitLab Commit Brooklyn, taking place September 17 in Brooklyn, NY.
GitLab Commit, GitLab's inaugural user event, will bring together the GitLab community to connect, learn, and inspire. Speakers will showcase the power of DevOps in action through strategy and technology discussions, lessons learned, behin...