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Playable-gaming-ads-lands-from-Luna-Labs

Playable gaming ads lands from Luna Labs


Friday, August 2, 2019 by

Luna Labs has officially launched the Luna toolkit, which allows developers building in Unity to streamline the development process, and easily create lightweight experiences for HTML5 game platforms and the next generation of playable ad creation.  “Luna was born in a gaming studio, where we saw first hand that there was an increasing need for HTML5 conte...


Blockstack-becomes-SECqualified-token-offering

Blockstack becomes SECqualified token offering


Friday, July 12, 2019 by

Blockstack PBC is officially the first company in U.S. history to receive SEC qualification for its digital token offering. Under the SEC Regulation A+ framework, Blockstack will conduct a $28 million cash offer that is accessible to any purchaser who would like to take part in the future of decentralized computing – from general enthusiasts to longstanding Blocks...


How-cryptocurrencies-can-help-the-UK-after-Brexit

How cryptocurrencies can help the UK after Brexit


Friday, July 12, 2019 by

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could play a significant role in reshaping and reinvigorating the UK’s financial services sector post-Brexit. This is the bold assertion from the CEO and founder of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations. The observation from deVere Group’s Nigel Green comes as Britain’s Brex...


Preview-for-Blockstack

Preview for Blockstack's new smartcontracting language


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by

Blockstack PBC has released the first preview for its new smart contracting language, Clarity, ahead of its official launch later this year. The new language is designed to empower developers to create reliable smart contracts that reduce the risk of fatal flaws and bugs, which have resulted in well-publicized hacks and widespread damage, prior to launching applications...


Low-Code-gets-AI-and-ML-from-OutSystems

Low Code gets AI and ML from OutSystems


Monday, July 1, 2019 by

OutSystems announced that it has added new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to its leading low-code development platform, giving organizations the power to harness automation to create self-service portals, respond to text and voice queries, improve customer service, and much more. Gartner predicts, “By 2020, customers will manage 85% o...


SWACE-token-is-almost-here,-what-you-need-to-know

SWACE token is almost here, what you need to know


Thursday, June 27, 2019 by

After the fall of the ICO in 2018, the Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) has re-emerged as the latest trend in the crypto world. The growing popularity of the IEO is not surprising considering blockchain-based startups can partner with exchanges to ensure safer and more focused investor conditions, help with brand communications, and streamline the logistics of launching ...


MariaDB-enterprise-server-helps-you-sleep-at-night

MariaDB enterprise server helps you sleep at night


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by

MariaDB Corporation announced the release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code-named “Restful Nights” for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. Databases are the backbone of critical business services used every day. A database failure can result in sleepless nights for everyone involved. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added f...


Blockchain-based-private-messenger-surfaces-from-ODIN

Blockchain based private messenger surfaces from ODIN


Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by

ODIN Blockchain is a platform enabling users to fully control their privacy. This claim is proven by the recent launch of ODIN.CHAT, the flagship ODIN Blockchain mobile app. ODIN.CHAT is launched in advance of upcoming ODIN products and services which enable users to privately communicate, whilst benefiting from innovative blockchain-related features on ODIN. Mobile ...


SendBird-chat-platform-for-developers-adds-$50M-to-their-raise

SendBird chat platform for developers adds $50M to their raise


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by

SendBird has announced that it has raised an additional $50 million, bringing its total Series B funding round to $102 million. The company extended the round in order to meet the rapidly growing global demand for in-app user-to-user messaging. Tiger Global Management led the extension, with significant participation from the initial Series B lead, ICONIQ Capital. ...


SendBird-raises-$52M

SendBird raises $52M


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by

SendBird announced the closing of a $52 million series B round of fundraising led by ICONIQ Capital and joined by existing investors, Shasta Ventures, August Capital, Y Combinator, and Funders Club. SendBird will use the funding to rapidly scale the company to fully address today’s $4.2 billion service addressable market for user-to-user messaging services. SendBi...


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Independent Games Festival finalists and ceremony at GDC 2019


Friday, January 4, 2019 by

The Independent Games Festival (IGF) has revealed the finalists for its 21st annual awards ceremony. The IGF Awards will take place March 20th, 2019 at 6.30pm PT during the Game Developers Conference 2019, and will be hosted by Meg Jayanth, the award-winning writer of 80 Days, the acclaimed globetrotting interactive storytelling game and former IGF Award winner for Exce...


Facebook-Instant-Games-turns-two-with-20-billion-game-sessions-played

Facebook Instant Games turns two with 20 billion game sessions played


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by

Facebook is celebrating the second year for Instant Games, its gaming platform based onHTML5 technology that allows people to find and play games directly in the News Feed or Messenger conversations. Along with a recent blog post about the milestone, Facebook has also released some new stats, and updates about the platform. Facebook Instant Games Statistics 2018...


The-Twilio-API-for-WhatsApp-is-now-available

The Twilio API for WhatsApp is now available


Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by

Twilio has announced the Twilio API for WhatsApp that lets Twilio customers message with their users via WhatsApp for the first time. Twilio removes the operational overhead of managing and scaling WhatsApp for developers, making it a fast and reliable way for businesses to start communicating with the more than 1.5 billion users of WhatsApp. With one API, develope...


Intercom-launches-app-store-to-the-public-with-more-than-100-apps

Intercom launches app store to the public with more than 100 apps


Thursday, August 2, 2018 by

Intercom just joined the growing list of providers with their own app store by launching the Intercom App Store. With over 100 apps already in the catalog that are using their developer platform, early publishers include Coda, Hubspot, and Shopify. The app store was a bit "behind closed doors" within the Intercom product dashboard but it just got a huge shove ...


Stack-Overflow-for-Teams-launches

Stack Overflow for Teams launches


Monday, May 7, 2018 by

Stack Overflow has announced the launch of Stack Overflow for Teams, the new platform that allows development teams of any size to quickly find answers to questions without disrupting their workflow. Teams is a private, internal central knowledge source where team members can find answers to their questions quickly and efficiently. Stack Overflow for Teams presents a ne...


A-Blockchain-messaging-platform-that

A Blockchain messaging platform that's unstoppable


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by

Today’s instant messaging is about to get a violent shove forward by way of encryption, and Blockchain. Almost all messaging platforms rely on client to server communication, where a unique ID is given to a thread, and stored in a centralized database somewhere. But it’s always been volatile to censorship, network blocking, or any other form of controlled policing....


Flex-contact-platform-announced-by-Twilio

Flex contact platform announced by Twilio


Monday, March 19, 2018 by

Twilio announced Flex, a contact center platform that gives businesses complete control of their contact center experience. With Twilio Flex, companies can instantly deploy an omnichannel contact center platform and also programmatically customize every element of the experience including the interface, communication channels, agent routing, and reporting to meet the un...


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...


FB-Messenger-update-adds-new-customizable-features

FB Messenger update adds new customizable features


Friday, March 9, 2018 by

Facebook has announced the launch of Messenger Platform 2.3, which provides new tools to make customer interactions more seamless. The new update offers features that both make Messenger more impactful for businesses and easier for people to connect with them in an all new way."If a business asks for a person's contact info, they can send a quick reply button that will ...


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...


Why-enterprises-will-modernize-their-enterprise-apps-this-year

Why enterprises will modernize their enterprise apps this year


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by

Sapho and IDG Communications have released the results of a survey targeting 160 IT Directors and Chief Information and Technology Officers at enterprise companies with more than 1,000 employees. The results show an overwhelming number (78%) of respondents planning to upgrade their organization’s enterprise applications this year in an effort to provide employees with b...


Is-this-the-age-of-the-singlepurpose-App

Is this the age of the singlepurpose 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...


Oracle-weighs-in-on-chatbots-for-enterprise-developers

Oracle weighs in on chatbots for enterprise developers


Tuesday, December 5, 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...


Gem4me-messaging-app-is-picking-up-steam

Gem4me messaging app is picking up steam


Saturday, November 4, 2017 by

Messaging app users have no shortage of options nowadays. Finding an app for comfortable communication with friends and relatives, out of the dozens of various messengers available on the market can be trial and error. Enter Gem4me, a messenger that offers a variety of unique functions apart from the main functionality of the ordinary messaging app. Alreading reaching 3...


Explaining-graph-databases-to-a-developer

Explaining graph databases to a developer


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by

Organizations are increasingly beginning to grasp onto the power of graph databases, which helps them unlock business value within connections, influences and relationship within their data. Graph databases enable new applications to adapt to changing business needs and existing applications to scale with the business.To learn more about how organizations can implement ...


ARCam-augmented-reality-App-launched-by-Cheetah-Mobile

ARCam augmented reality App launched by Cheetah Mobile


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by

Cheetah Mobile Inc. has announced their latest app, ARCam, which allows users to create a 3D moment by inserting augmented reality features into photos and videos. ARCam was built on Apple’s ARKit introduced with iOS 11 and is available now for download at ARCam App Store.“ARCam is a new, streamlined app that allows people to have more fun with their phone camera than e...


The-future-of-the-voice-enabled-AI

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...


Developers-playing-nice-with-the-platform-approach-to-making-apps

Developers playing nice with the platform approach to making apps


Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by

Kumar manages travel and logistics for a large banking company. He handles the mammoth task of arranging transport for employees who work beyond regular hours, and this takes up considerable time and effort, with back-and-forth messaging and calls. His problem is compounded by the fact that many employees are restricted from carrying personal computing devices (such as ...


A-discussion-with-Oracle-on-chatbots

A discussion with Oracle on chatbots


Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by

With recent advancements in machine learning and the convergence of compute power and big data bringing artificial intelligence into the mainstream, intelligent bots will transform every facet of every industry and dramatically improve the customer experience. We recently had a discussion with Mr. Suhas Uliyar from Oracle to chat about how Oracle is using this transform...


Appy-Pie-App-Sheets-feature

Appy Pie App Sheets feature


Friday, July 21, 2017 by

Appy Pie, a cloud-based mobile application builder platform just announced the launch of its App Sheets feature, which allows business owners to link all of their Google Spreadsheets and Forms into an app to modify in real-time. Appy Pie’s newest feature allows users to have access to their Google Spreadsheets or Forms directly from the Appy Pie app to instantly add, mo...


Study-finds-Android-outperforms-iOS-in-user-reaction-time-for-push-alerts-

Study finds Android outperforms iOS in user reaction time for push alerts


Monday, June 26, 2017 by

Accengage, a push notification technology company for Mobile Apps, Websites and Facebook Messenger, is has released the 2017 Edition of their annual Push Notification Benchmark. In addition to updating Push Notification opt-in and reaction rates for Mobile Apps on iOS & Android overall, by industry and country, the study reveals for the very first time: mobile app r...


Mobile-data-speeds-and-understanding-TCP

Mobile data speeds and understanding TCP


Friday, June 23, 2017 by

Mobile networks, like most others, rely on transmission control protocol (TCP) for data transfer. But this decision often produces poor results. TCP is a protocol meant for stable networks - and all too often, mobile is anything but stable, with unreliable and often bottlenecked connections that conflict with TCP methodologies like slow starts on transfers.But while TCP...


How-animated-GIFs-have-evolved-into-a-messaging-staple-after-30-years

How animated GIFs have evolved into a messaging staple after 30 years


Monday, May 8, 2017 by

As short mobile messages come to dominate our daily communications - with friends, family and coworkers - many find it increasingly difficult to effectively get their point across. Typing everything out is annoying. Emojis no longer cut it. And the tone often gets lost. Tenor is creating a new visual language that solves this problem, empowering people to express their ...


Features-to-include-in-your-social-media-app

Features to include in your social media app


Monday, February 6, 2017 by

When considering a development strategy for your social media app, it’s important to think about the features you want to include. A common assumption that some “appreneurs” make is that loading up the app with lots of features right upon launch will help the app go viral. It won’t. Here’s why. You might be thinking: “If I have more features at the outset, the...


Why-MicroApps-are-an-emerging-development-trend-to-watch-in-2017

Why MicroApps are an emerging development trend to watch in 2017


Monday, January 30, 2017 by

With SMEs(Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) emerging every day, the apps world has seen a swift growth in the enterprise apps category. MicroApps help users restructure, streamline, and in turn manage a crucial business processes. MicroApps provide a highly focused, task-based functionality that let users access the app, interact and then close the app all with maximu...