SXSW keynote speakers revealed
Monday, February 19, 2024 by Brittany Hainzinger
South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals has announced the addition of new Keynotes and a fifth round of Featured Speakers for the 38th edition of its annual Conference, which celebrates the convergence of technology, film, television, and music. SXSW takes place March 8-16, 2024 in Austin, Texas. The Keynotes announced include five-time Olympic gold meda...
Super App will emerge in the US soon says YuLife
Thursday, January 25, 2024 by Richard Harris
Reflecting on the evolution of mobile apps, many pinpoint the launch of the iPhone in 2007, or the debut of the App Store in 2008, as pivotal moments. However, I think back to 2004, the year Facebook emerged and subsequently dominated the app landscape for two decades. Today, Meta's big three - WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook - are among the top five most popular ...
State of Mobile Experience report from Embrace
Monday, July 31, 2023 by Richard Harris
Embrace released the State of Mobile Experience report detailing mobile end users' and builders' perspectives on performance issues and app experiences. The three-part study combines input from mobile engineers at industry-leading companies and app users and rich data from Embrace's mobile experience engineering platform. The insights reveal how ap...
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...
Civo Navigate Europe 2023 conference
Thursday, May 4, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Civo has announced the launch of its Civo Navigate Europe 2023 conference, taking place on September 5th and 6th in London. It follows the success of Civo Navigate North America 2023, Civo’s first US conference, held in February 2023 in Tampa, Florida.
Navigate Europe 2023 will be held in The Brewery. This truly unique event space combines historical charm with...
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...
ByteDance offering pay to Meta VR developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
TikTok parent ByteDance is offering to pay developers who have made virtual-reality software for Meta to bring their apps to its own fast-growing Pico headsets.
This is just one clear sign of the increased competition between the two companies in the VR space, one that Mark Zuckerberg claims will become the next major computing platform. ByteDance has offered so...
OpenCP extension launched from Civo
Monday, February 27, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Civo has announced the launch of "OpenCP", a new open-source extension to kubectl. OpenCP provides a framework to build additional functionality on top of kubectl, the widely-used Kubernetes command-line tool, to allow it to be used to control cloud services beyond just Kubernetes. Civo's vision for OpenCP was laid out for the first time at Civo Navig...
The beginning of a new age of innovation and creation
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
2023 will be the beginning of a new age of innovation and the creation of new products and services as never been seen since the founding of the Internet.
The end of the mobile app distribution monopoly, the convergence of different platforms, and the recovery of power by users and developers will unleash a perfect storm that will mark the next decade.
AI investment will increase despite recession says new survey
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 by Richard Harris
cnvrg.io, an Intel company, provider of the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) platform, announced the results of its annual ML Insider survey for 2022 revealing that companies are increasing investment in AI, despite the current economic situation. Additionally, the survey found that the vast majority of organizations are seeing the benefits of AI, ...
Data movement simplified from Equalum and Yellowbrick
Monday, December 19, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Equalum announced a strategic partnership with Yellowbrick Data. The partnership leveraging the Equalum platform enables a more simple, efficient, and higher-performance migration of data from legacy environments to the Yellowbrick Data Warehouse hosted in the user’s preferred commercial cloud environment.
Announced during the 2022 AWS Summit in San Francisco, ...
The future of crop intelligence is here with Mark 3 from Arable
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
Arable has announced the next generation of its award-winning crop intelligence solution. Powered by the all-new Arable Mark 3 in-field sensing device, the solution now includes contextualized crop imagery via Arable Vision. These innovations break new ground in how data can be used to optimize and advance agriculture around the world.
"Agriculture is one o...
Java developer skills you should learn
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Richard Harris
Mark Little, the technical direction, research, and development for Red Hat JBoss Middleware talks about skills Java developers need, how Java stands the test of time, and how to optimize Java development for Kubernetes. Little also covers if there are any gaps in what Java can deliver given the pace of business with containers and microservices, and some tools develope...
4Players appoints new Marketing Director Patty Toledo
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Pioneering technology veterans 4Players has announced the appointment of industry leader Patty Toledo, as its first Marketing Director. Patty brings her considerable skills to 4Players as it prepares to launch new products to support game developers to create metaverse-ready, engaging player experiences, and will drive a marketing strategy to take the much-loved brand i...
NFT marketplace revenues
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
While the world grappled with the downsides of the COVID-19 pandemic, the crypto space registered unprecedented booms, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in particular registered a meteoric rise in their adoption in 2021. That said, available data points to NFTs continuing to contribute a small percentage of the crypto sector’s revenues.
CryptoMonday.de has been analyz...
Global gaming revenue to cross $200B
Friday, May 27, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The video gaming industry is set to cross a significant landmark in 2022. According to the numbers presented here by SafeBettingSites.com, the gaming industry will bring in more than $200 billion in revenues for the first time in 2022. The United States and China would continue to be the biggest gaming markets and account for half of the global revenue.
40 percent more companies discussing the metaverse
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Companies worldwide are continuing to talk about the metaverse, according to GlobalData, which found that 40% more companies mentioned 'Metaverse' in their company filings documents quarter-on-quarter. The data and analytics company's 'Company Filing Analytics' database reveals that mentions crossed the 500 mark in Q1 2022, on par with Q4 2...
Automation software platform acquired by Perforce Software
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Perforce Software announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Puppet, an infrastructure automation software platform that enables users to deliver, update, monitor, and secure software across physical and virtual machines. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
By increasing productivity, eliminating mistakes, enhancing security...
PKI Spotlight security solution launches
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
PKI Solutions announced the introduction of PKI Spotlight, an industry solution that provides real-time monitoring and alerting of the availability, configuration, and security of all organizations' PKI environments, all consolidated into one easy-to-use dashboard. PKI is a foundational technology for almost every identity and data encryption solution...
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...
Mobile market 2021 highlights
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
At the end of the year everyone was talking about the future and making predictions, but what about the highlights of 2021? Last year was rich in sensations, new names appeared on the market, and many industry giants cooperated to enhance their power or work on large-scale joint projects. Apptica compiled a selection of the most significant events, cases, and changes th...
Mobile games that generated over $1B in 2021
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Mobile games are some of the biggest money churners in the video gaming market, and the latest report from SafeBettingSites confirms the same. According to the report, eight different mobile games have generated more than a Billion dollars from App Store and Google Play in 2021. The top two games in the list have even crossed the 2 Billion dollar mark in globa...
Moving to Kubernetes just got a little easier thanks to Civo
Thursday, December 2, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Civo has announced the launch of its new Partner Program. Open to any company in the tech space, the program aims to support the growth ambitions of partners and encourage the brightest minds of the industry to come together and collaborate on reshaping the cloud-native landscape. To join the program, partners bring sales leads to Civo in exchange for a commission....
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,...
iOS 15 benchmark updates from AppsFlyer
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer is back with an updated data set for iOS14+ Benchmarks.
iOS 15 adoption hits 30% after 5 weeks since the release
The share of users who have upgraded their operating systems to version 15 has only reached 30% as Apple has yet to push this update among its users. Adoption is slower than usual, iOS 14 reached 40% in the same time frame.
iOS Shopping app...
Ubuntu Impish Indri lands from Canonical
Monday, October 25, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Canonical released Ubuntu 21.10, the environment for cloud-native developers and AI/ML innovators across the desktop, devices, and cloud.
"As open source becomes the new default, we aim to bring Ubuntu to all the corners of the enterprise and all the places developers want to innovate. From the biggest public clouds to the tiniest devices, from DGX ser...
Metaverse masters will likely be cryptocurrency investors
Monday, October 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cryptocurrency investors of today are likely to be the "masters of the metaverse", which has the potential to change how we live, interact and do business, predicts the CEO of an independent financial advisory, asset management, and fintech organization.
The prediction from Nigel Green, the CEO, and founder of deVere Group, comes as Facebook announces plans...
Hedera Hashgraph ecosystem expands
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Hedera Governing Council has announced the approval of a plan to allocate 10.7 billion hbars (approximately 20% of total supply), currently worth US $5 billion as of September 16th, 2021, towards the development of the Hedera ecosystem. The resolution was approved at the July 14th Governing Council meeting, at which time the value of the allocation was approximately...
Quantum computing company receives over $9M in funding
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Richard Harris
Quantum Brilliance, a venture-backed Australian-German full-stack quantum accelerator startup, has announced closing a USD$9.7 million seed investment co-led by the QxBranch founders’ and Main Sequence investment consortium.
Quantum Brilliance harnesses synthetic diamonds to build quantum accelerators that do not require near absolute zero temperature or comple...
Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Organizers of the 21st annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) have revealed the recipients of this year’s Pioneer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Fulp, creator of Newgrounds and trailblazer of the Macromedia Flash games that helped define a generation of indie developers, will receive the Pioneer Award, while influential game designer with 28 years ...
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...
Bitcoin tops $60k for the first time
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
With Bitcoin hitting a record high over the weekend, topping $60k for the first time, please find the below commentary from Jesse Cohen, senior analyst at Investing.com
"It’s been a blockbuster year so far for Bitcoin, whose gains have left other assets in the dust. Bitcoin has seen its price more than double already through the first three months of ...
Infrastructure as code announced by env0
Monday, March 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
env0 announced the company’s enterprise-grade Infrastructure as Code (IaC) automation platform featuring self-hosted agents, SAML (Security Assertion Mark-up Language) authentication support and SOC2 Type 2 certification. The enhanced platform delivers production proven remote-run workflow management and a new security framework to empower user deployments and dir...
Mobile app direct selling advertisements is finally opening up
Monday, February 1, 2021 by Todd Wooten
Cohorts, encrypted IDs, anti-trust, and privacy restrictions all make for a very hectic and complicated new world for digital ad tech, especially for the supply-side of mobile applications. Moving as protectionism, the big tech triopoly is working to keep their advertising and data wheels churning together; DSPs and Exchanges are working to keep the platforms privacy-ha...
GameRefinery makes its iOS download and revenue data available free
Thursday, December 24, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The data elves at mobile game insight and analytics specialist GameRefinery are bringing some much-needed Christmas cheer to all mobile game developers by making its download and revenue data for 100k iOS games available for free. Following its acquisition of market insight provider Reflection in early 2020, GameRefinery has been gradually integrating the data into its ...