Avatar cloud engine from NVIDIA debuts Gen AI models
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 by Richard Harris
NVIDIA recently introduced production microservices for the NVIDIA Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE) that allow developers of games, tools, and middleware to integrate state-of-the-art generative AI models into the digital avatars in their games and applications.
The new ACE microservices let developers build interactive avatars using AI models such as NVIDIA Omniverse ...
Cloud native market predictions from Lightbend
Thursday, December 21, 2023 by Richard Harris
The time has again come to speculate on what we can expect regarding technology trends for 2024. While this exercise is repeated across the technology industry, I enjoy and find this a valuable yearly exercise, as it encourages us to look back on our predictions from the previous year, potentially course correct as needed, examine evolving trends and others we think wil...
Submit your 2024 app and software industry predictions
Saturday, December 2, 2023 by Richard Harris
As the calendar pages flip towards a new year, the tech world buzzes with anticipation. It's that time again – App Developer Magazine's eagerly awaited 8th Annual Predictions Issue is just around the corner, and we're calling on all you visionaries in the app and software industry to share your foresights!
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Santa Calling: The Naughty or Nice Scanner App Gets a Jolly update
Friday, November 10, 2023 by Richard Harris
Ho-Ho-Hold the phone, literally! The holiday season just got a tech-savvy twist that’s going to jingle some bells. Moonbeam, the elfin tech wizards behind the beloved 'Naughty or Nice Scanner' app, have decked the digital halls with an update that's as exciting as finding the last cookie left for Santa. Yes, you read that right - Santa Claus is now jus...
NFTs sales hit all time low for 2023
Thursday, November 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
Monthly sales for Ethereum (ETH) and Polygon (MATIC) NFTs on OpenSea have fallen consecutively in the past few months.
NuggetRush (NUGX) prepares to launch a highly anticipated play-to-earn mining game that will allow swapping of NFTs for real gold.
Despite recent market bullishness, NFT sales have declined further in the past few weeks. Ethereum and Polygon ...
Unity price changes result in developers revolting
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
The world of video game creation is always changing, with developers always looking for the best tools to make their games. For a long time, many have chosen Unity because it was easy to use and had clear costs. But recently, Unity changed how they charge, and it's caused a lot of upset. Many developers feel let down and are thinking about using different tools. Thi...
OneSignal to delete inactive app users by October 31st unless you pay
Thursday, October 12, 2023 by Richard Harris
OneSignal, a company that provides a push notification service for mobile and web applications, just announced they are going to start deleting subscribers that are in-active for over 18 months unless you choose a paid subscription plan.
In an email to developers, they said: "If you'd like to retain all your push subscriptions (players), you can upgrade...
Self custodial Visa debit card from Gnosis
Monday, July 31, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gnosis announces the imminent release of Gnosis Pay and Gnosis Card. Gnosis Pay is the first decentralized payment network allowing web3 developers to integrate with a range of traditional payment schemes including Visa, and onboard the next millions of uninitiated users to tap into the web3 economy. Gnosis Card is the world’s first officially Visa-certified self-...
What Threads from Meta can teach developers about app marketing
Thursday, July 6, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
In the landscape of mobile applications, every new launch presents an opportunity to learn valuable lessons about app marketing and user engagement. Mark Zuckerberg, has achieved overnight success with the launch of the Threads app. The highly popular app is intertwined with Instagram and offers users a new way to message and network with friends and family.&n...
Apples profit continues to grow
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to Tradingplatforms.com, Apple has seen a remarkable profit of about $100 billion, 73% up from 2020 figures. The site’s financial analyst, Edith Reads, comments, "This is a testament to its innovation and technological advancements throughout this period. To attain these numbers, Apple has employed various strategies such as optimizing its product r...
AI e learning is becoming popular
Monday, May 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
After years of steadily picking up steam, online learning is experiencing undeniable explosive growth. The market is racing toward $1 trillion, with the corporate e-learning space expected to skyrocket 250% in the coming years. As e-learning continues to expand beyond the walls of academia, another game-changing phenomenon is going mainstream in a big way: artificial in...
Code editor and AI features coming to GameMaker engine
Thursday, May 11, 2023 by Richard Harris
GameMaker, the multimillion downloaded 2D game development engine, has revealed which new features and enhancements will be coming to the platform this year, in its annual update announcement.
GameMaker’s new features roadmap is shaped almost entirely by requests and feedback from its highly engaged community, with a new code editor, enhanced modding capabiliti...
Automated staking pools on Filecoin opened by GLIF
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
GLIF announced the opening of Infinity Pool, the non-custodial, fully-automated staking pools on Filecoin. Trusted contributors to the ecosystem, GLIF has been advancing key network milestones for Filecoin since 2018, which include running the recommended wallet and multisig used by Protocol Labs and the Filecoin Foundation; running and maintaining Filecoin recomme...
iOS 17 to allow sideloading apps on iPhone
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, iOS 17 will reportedly open up the iPhone to sideloading.
"Apple Inc. is preparing to allow alternative app stores on its iPhones and iPads, part of a sweeping overhaul aimed at complying with strict European Union requirements coming in 2024.
Software engineering and services employees are engaged in a major push to o...
Tech layoffs are increasing at a staggering rate
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 by Richard Harris
BanklessTimes has recently revealed its findings after analyzing data to reveal the major tech companies laying off staff in March 2023. March isn’t yet over, and already two of the world’s largest tech firms have announced significant layoffs. Meta is to let go 10,000 of its employees, while Amazon is not far behind with 9,000 worker redundancies.
How app development is evolving
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
Smartphone applications are a ubiquitous part of modern life, we talk to friends, consume media and program our daily life using software available in the palm of our hands. Mobile app functionality has steadily become more advanced and developers have to continuously push the envelope to secure a meaningful segment of the market share.
There’s an average of 3,...
6 ways to overcome DevOps complexity and prepare for 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023 by Prashanth Nanjundappa
As we venture into 2023, the DevOps community finds itself in a whole new world of complexity. So many modern application deployments have moved from on-premise to the cloud and to the edge with devices like set-up boxes, train signaling equipment, cameras, POS, and self-driven vehicles with data being available at blazing 5G speeds.
Remote employees use business app...
NFTs are irrelevant. Say what!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
NFT's, NFT's, NFT's! The buzzword you can't escape these days. But what are they and WHY? According to Hussein Hallak, the Co-Founder of Momentable, the new NFT e-commerce platform that is democratizing access to and reimagining the way we view art and culture, "NFT's are irrele...
Open Bug Bounty has fixed 1 million vulnerabilities
Monday, November 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Open Bug Bounty is an open, disintermediated, cost-free, and community-driven Bug Bounty platform for coordinated, responsible, and ISO 29147 compatible vulnerability disclosure. It passed the milestone on 27 October of fixing over 1,000,000 web security vulnerabilities.
The Open Bug Bounty project enables website owners to receive advice and support from&n...
Time series data guide for app developers
Friday, September 2, 2022 by Michael Gargiulo
Time-series databases are exploding today as one of the fastest-growing database categories. With the cloud ushering in ever more "self-service", the volume of data continues to increase as innovation brings more computational power and storage capacity, many developers today are trying to wrap their heads around how to handle time-series data at the database ...
SDK runtime within the Google Privacy Sandbox
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Nathan Darst
Google recently announced its plans to bring its Privacy Sandbox to Android. Largely conceptual at this point, Google has made it clear this will be a multi-year lift (at least 2 years). The lead time is much appreciated; however, it's so distant that we don't have any solidified documentation, betas, or developer previews to act on. So what does that mean? Well...
TreeTrunk NFT smart contract lands
Monday, March 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
John Wolpert, co-founder of TreeTrunk and Group Executive, Enterprise Mainnet Products and Technology at ConsenSys chats with us about what TreeTrunk is, how the TreeTrunk NFT smart contract will become widely used, how it can distribute royalties immediately and securely, and a lot more.
ADM: What is the long-term vision for TreeTrunk?
Wolpert: The primary j...
The App Marketers New Year Resolution for 2022
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Andrey Kazakov
Reaching the biggest possible relevant audience is the goal of every user acquisition (UA) team, but if scaling mobile growth was easy, every good app would be a blockbuster hit. With 1.85 million mobile apps available on the market, the competition is fierce for user attention. The average user has about 40 apps installed on their phone but spends 89% of their screen t...
Lets create campaign launches from IBM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
IBM has announced the launch of its new integrated global platform, "Let’s create," the company’s most significant brand initiative in more than a decade. “Let’s create” reflects the vision, strategy, and purpose of today’s IBM. It reinforces the company’s focus on innovation and collaboration to create long-...
Send us your NFTs
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Metaverse is coming, and to show our support we’ve launched our own NFT collection wallet on OpenSea! You can send us any NFT you want by simply transferring them to our wallet address of 0x9c25562b512650259f2f3b6c6e79754ffbb995cf
What does it give you?
For you as an NFT creator, designer, or programmer, it will give you free exposure! The NFTs we collec...
How accurate are the self attributing network install numbers
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Malachi Dunn
The integrity of your media mix is a big deal in a rapidly growing advertising ecosystem. Knowing where your users are coming from (a.k.a. third-party attribution) is a new animal, and not many know exactly how to accredit ad spend to attributed traffic.
What is a Self-Attributing Network?
A SAN, or Self-Attributing Network, is an ad network that attributes its tr...
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...
Building Better SDKs
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Nathan Darst
Nathan Darst is the Director of SDK Engineering for Kochava, a real-time data solutions company offering the leading omnichannel measurement and attribution solutions for data-driven marketers. Darst talks about building better SDKs, integrating them, using an SDK in code, what good APIs look like, and a ton more.
You've written some amazing code; so amazing...
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...
Mitigating API attacks in 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Richard Harris
Nathanael Coffing, co-founder and CSO of Cloudentity, is also a board member. Nathanael has over 20 years of management and architecture experience across identity, security, microservices, and IT domains. Prior to founding Cloudentity, he founded OrchIS.io and helped build numerous technology startups leveraging his experience at Sun, Oracle, Imperva, Washington Mutual...
Gutter Cat Gang announces an immersive experience at Miami Art Week
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 by Richard Harris
The Gutter Cat Gang (GCG), a leading NFT collection in the crypto space, has announced their long-anticipated event, "Gutter Cat Gang: The Outpost," slated to take place during Miami's Art Week at Ace Props + Studios located at 398 NE 78th Street Miami, FL 33138. In collaboration with Gutter Cat Gang partners and sponsors Sandbox, REEF Technology, Bar Lab,...
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 ...
2 pillars of privacy: the app developers guide
Thursday, July 1, 2021 by Alex Ritchie
Now that iOS 14.5 has finally made its grand appearance (and shortly thereafter, 14.5.1… then 14.6), everyone seems to be taking stock of its long-awaited and predicted impact on the mobile advertising industry.
How has iOS 14.5 affected your company?
Developers are taking stock and trying to figure out how the change will ultimately affect their bott...
Kaya Thomas weighs in on WWDC 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Richard Harris
We recently teamed up with Bitrise - who is on a mission to help the world's best-known brands build mobile apps, and create an environment where everyone can have an impact.
They have conducted a series of interviews with mobile developers from companies like Disney Streaming, WeTransfer, and Calm to get their outlook on what to expect from Apple at the Wo...
Headless web architecture will change the internet
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by Richard Harris
With the rapid shift to a digital-first world brought on by the pandemic, the pressure put on companies to provide strong digital experiences has only accelerated - from the need for fast-loading, responsive websites and highly accurate personalization to providing consumers with a consistent and seamless experience across channels. Delivering on these demands can be ch...