App localization done right
Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Neal Thoms
Mobile devices are everywhere, and so are the apps that run on them. Vast numbers of smartphones mean vast numbers of users – and irrespective of the language they speak or where they live, these users demand a wide range of specialized applications.
If you’re a mobile app developer, you may have already considered adapting your product to other markets. ...
Top 20 iOS interview questions
Friday, November 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
Since iOS11’s public rollout, developers and prospective developers entering the job market will need to demonstrate a keen understanding of both new and foundational tools that Apple has included in their latest OS.To help junior devs prepare for their next big interview, Mark Price, a mobile app developer and iOS instructor for Udemy, developed the below Q&A outli...
How mobile video load time affects ad delivery
Monday, June 19, 2017 by Patrick Kennard
Ask any mobile app developer, and they’ll tell you that one of the greatest challenges in monetizing their apps through video ads isn’t finding the right demand or knowing when to run the videos; it’s figuring out how to present video ads without slowing down their apps. I’m sure every developer at some point has done a Google search for something like, “Which ad networ...
Biometric authentication for your apps from Appdome and BehavioSec
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Appdome, a cloud service that automates mobile integration by fusing new services to mobile apps, is partnering up with biometric authentication technology company, BehavioSec. Appdome for BehavioSec now enables mobile developers and mobility professionals (such as mobile fraud, IT, or Security groups) to rapidly integrate advanced biometric and behavior based authentic...
Zendesk and Google Fabric partner
Thursday, April 20, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Customers today expect help when they hit a customer experience snag, even if that is the middle of their commute or when they’re standing in a coffee line. Gartner forecasts that this year, 35% of all customer support will take place on a mobile device, an increase of 300% over 2014. In response to this customer demand, Zendesk has launched the first customer...
Creating customizable apps without a single line of code
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Mike Gundling
When TerraGo came into being, field data collection typically meant printing paper maps and forms. After binding them for crews to take into the field, they would be used to perform and record asset inspections, preventive maintenance, site surveys, engineering reports and all types of field work in nearly every industry. Notes were taken with pen and pencil in massive ...
Voximplant tells us about their cloud communications platform
Friday, December 9, 2016 by Richard Harris
Voximplant, a communications cloud platform for mobile and web app developers, has been working to improve audio and visual communications in real time. They provide the tools for developer to create their own web and mobile communication applications. We've sat down with Alexey Aylarov, the CEO of Voximplant to talk more about what their company is about and where the ...
Stopping the crashes inside your app
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Hannah Levenson
If you are a mobile app developer (and we'll take a wild guess and say you probably are, or are at least linked to the industry in some way), then your apps have most likely been downloaded, used a bit – crashed – and then users deleted it.We can confidently say this is the norm for many apps because:Various market studies (like this one from Crittercism) ha...
Realm explains the benefits of realtime collaboration for mobile apps
Monday, October 24, 2016 by Richard Harris
Realm is a mobile platform company, with a focus on helping developers build better mobile apps, faster. Launched in 2014, the Realm Mobile Database is the most popular third-party database in the world, and the mobile database enabling high-performance, highly engaging end-user experiences for more than a billion users of mobile apps. The Realm Mobile Platform, which c...
Companies Are Falling Short in Meeting Consumer Mobile Expectations
Thursday, March 31, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
According to a recent research study, companies are still finding it difficult to create mobile experiences that meet consumer expectations. The study was conducted by Sitecore which polled 4,500 consumers in 11 countries about their attitudes toward mobile interactions, expectations, and experiences. We recently visited with Scott Anderson, CMO of Sitecore, to dis...
Appirio Launches AppXpress iOS Mobile App Developer Crowdsourcing Platform
Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Appirio has launched AppXpress, a new marketplace for businesses to build iOS apps using a global crowdsourcing community of 750,000 plus app developers, designers and UI/UX experts. Appirio created the iOS-focused AppXpress marketplace to give companies of any size a way to tap into the specialized talent. AppXpress serves as a self-service solution that walks a c...
Why Building a Global App Is Hard Work That Can Pay Off
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Djamel Agaoua
These are amazing times to be a startup. It used to be that internationalization entailed securing offices, personnel and equipment, something that cost months or even years, as well as millions of dollars in investment. Any mistakes made were very costly and could threaten the future of the company. Today, if you are a mobile app developer, with the seeming push o...
App Developer Event Planning Guide for February and March 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
If you’re a developer looking for a event to attend the next couple of months, you are in luck! This part of our ongoing series highlighting events focuses on conferences available in February and March. If you want to see our suggestions for the top conferences to attend for 2015, check out the list here.February 2015- DeveloperWeek 2015: As we reported earlier th...
Microsoft Build 2015 Developer Conference Registration Opens on January 22
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
In its recent announcement that registration opens for Build 2015 on January 22 the company emphasized that its “shift to a mobile-first, cloud-first company is in full swing.” I’ll be interested to see how that mantra plays out this year.If you plan on attending the event, expect to see Windows 10 front and center as well as plenty on the developer opportunities the co...
Ubertesters Crowd Based Mobile App Testing Platform Gets New Bug Tracking System
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
The addition of Ubertesters latest feature offers the ability to manage an entire bug lifecycle for mobile app developers.Ubertesters, a provider of crowd-based, process management tools for mobile applications, just released its new bug-tracking system for its mobile app testing platform. A mobile app developer can benefit from its bug-tracking and advanced b...
App Developer Magazine Definitive Guide to the Top Mobile App Developer Conferences for 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
You would think that we would be able to stop and take a breath as we close out 2014, but noooo; I’ll be on an early Southwest flight to Las Vegas to catch the first three events of the year – ATT Developer’s Conference, AppNation and CES – all the first full week of January 2105. It’s going to be a crazy year for sure!I really haven’t even thought about my conference s...
New Master Of Applications Development Course
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
If you always dreamed of becoming a mobile app developer, there is a new Master Of Applications Development Course by Charles Stuart University. CSU's Master of Mobile Applications Development lets students have the opportunities to develop apps for any of the major platforms.Through the Master Of Applications Development Course students can develop on pl...
Applause Unveils Mobile Beta Management with Holistic Views
Friday, December 12, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Applause recently unveiled its new Mobile Beta Management offering a holistic view of application quality for the user. Applause is an application quality management company. For developers, mobile beta tools such as Mobile Beta Management can ease limitations on beta user engagement. Mobile app engagement rates are rising as more businesses are participating ...
Learn How Mobile App Developers Can Cash in on the Coming Wave of Internet of Things (IoT) Initiatives
Friday, October 24, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Recently we reported on the first of several app developer centric whitepapers covering of the Internet of Things (IoT) by the Application Developers Alliance. The first entry in the series released in August is titled “Internet of Things: A Developer's Mandate” and if you haven’t read it yet, you can do so on the Alliance's website.
App Developer's Salaries Blow Past $100k: Your Future’s So Bright, You’ll Have to Wear Shades
Saturday, September 27, 2014 by Richard Harris
In 1986, one hit wonders Timbuk3 released the song “The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades,” its ode to young tech grads. The lyrics included:I gotta job waiting for my graduationFifty thou a year will buy a lotta beerThings are going great, and they're only getting betterI'm doing all right, getting good gradesThe future's so bright I gotta wear shadesYes, $50K a ...
Analysts Predict the iPhone 6 and Associated Device Launch Will Not Be the Biggest Ever
Thursday, September 4, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
It’s a great time to be a mobile developer. Yes there are a number of challenges, however from a platform standpoint, the OS competition between Apple and Google, packaged with the number of Android based devices battling Apple’s products, means a blinding pace of mobile innovation, providing an ever increasing robust platform for developers and their apps.As part of ou...
User Acquisition Cost are Escalating and Mobile Developers are Getting Squeezed Out: What to do to Fight Back
Thursday, August 14, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
As a mobile app developer it’s a good news/bad news situation. The good news is that advertising dollars are going to be flowing into mobile in ever increasing numbers and if you’re showing ads in your apps, you are probably going to see increased revenue.The bad news is, if you want to increase your user base then you are going to have to pay higher prices. You ne...
Leadbolt Refreshes Dashboard To Make It Easier For You To Make Money
Monday, June 23, 2014 by Richard Harris
If you currently using Leadbolt and missed the announcement you might be in a bit of shock. They have just completely revamped their dashboard for developers from the ground ground up! The Next-gen platform streamlines the enhanced tools and features offered within the Leadbolt product set. By leveraging an extensive revamp of the developer-focused app monetiz...
Should Mobile App Developers Create Analytics to Track the NSA
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Adam Grant
Before you read on, do not think that this article is
political in nature or advocates anything remotely approaching what the title
suggests. Contrary to the “hook” contained in the title, the purpose of the
article is to educate Mobile App Developers on what is reportedly done to the
information obtained by the apps they develop.
During this past year, the news ...
From Lemonade and Lucy to COPPA and Cookies
Sunday, December 8, 2013 by Adam Grant
On July 1, 2013, the Child Online Privacy Protection Policy
(“COPPA”) dramatically altered how we think about cookies
Growing up as children in the US, our first taste of
commerce involved selling lemonade in front of our house on a sweltering summer
day, or wondering what justified the hefty price of 5 cents Lucy charged
Charlie Brown for psychiatr...
What Every App Developer Needs to Know About the NTIA's Code of Conduct
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Adam Grant
Voluntary and Short...Really?
I have come to a recent belief; fewer and fewer things in life seem to be voluntary, even though they say they are and even less are shorter than you think they should be. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (“NTIA”) Short Form Notice Code of Conduct published on July 25, 2013 seems consistent with these belief...
What Is The Apps Act of 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Adam Grant
In January 2013, the California
Attorney General issued a report
entitled, Privacy on the Go;
Recommendations for the Mobile
Ecosystem. In the very next month,
the Federal Trade Commission
issued its own report, Mobile
Privacy Disclosures; Building Trust
Finally, Congress is talking about
the country’s concerns over privacy
and is consid...
SOA Software Adds Orchestration to API Management
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Speed-up Mobile Development by Building APIs from Multiple Backend Services to meet Mobile App Needs LOS ANGELES, CA - October 1st, 2013 - SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governanceleader that powers the API economy by helping businesses to fast-track API deployment, drive developer adoption, and reach more customers, announced today that it is adding Orchestr...
MicroStrategy Creates Mobile App Universe and Developer Academy
Friday, July 26, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
MicroStrategy has launced the new MicroStrategy Mobile App Universe and the MicroStrategy Mobile App Developer Academy.
The MicroStrategy Mobile App Universe is a directory of enterprise apps selected to showcase business apps that have been deployed worldwide and demonstrate how companies are utilizing mobile strategies to solve enterprise solutions.
Not Enough Mobile Programmers!
Monday, July 15, 2013 by Richard Harris
Where are all the app developers asks Forbes? It's a well known fact that the IT industry hasn't really slowed down since it went mainstream in the early 90's. Back in the "old days" there was always the need for an IT admin, a help desk person, a engineer, and the list goes on. Among the laundry list of IT personal sat the programmer, at the top of the pay scale, and a...
MicroStrategy Integrates Cisco UC Platform, Offers New Developer Academy
Saturday, July 13, 2013 by Ron Beaman
MicroStrategy has announced its mobile app platform now integrates with Cisco's Unified Communications (UC) platform, providing real-time user presence, instant messaging, voice, and video-calling capabilities.
The new services enhances the enterprise scale capabilities of apps developed using MicroStrategy's platforms.
MicroStrategy has also announced the introductio...
Dropbox Announces Three New APIs at First Annual DBX Developers Conference
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
It's not easy to follow up San Francisco mega developer events such as Microsoft Build and Apple's WWDC, however Dropbox has done an admirable job so far with its version, the DBX Developers Conference.Of course, no self respecting developer conference would be without the announcement of new introductions and Dropbox has done so with the introduction of three...
Human Demand Introduces Privacy Compliant Re Engagement and Retargeting Platform
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
Human Demand Introduces Privacy Compliant Re-Engagement and Retargeting Platform Mobile DSP+DMP (Demand Side Platform + Data Management Platform) company Human Demand has announced a new app re-engagement platform available to developers to retain the users they have previously acquired through mobile re-engagement and retargeting. The program allows developer...
App Developers Focus On Tablets
Sunday, July 7, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
App Developers are increasingly including tablets in their efforts to develop enterprise apps.
According to a Survey by Appcelerator and IDC, mobile developers for iOS and Windows are equally creating apps for smartphones (84%) and tablets (81.3%). The study points to the growth of enterprise usage of tablets as a driving force to develop for the devices....
Rise of the Mega SDK Vendors in Mobile
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Panagiotis Papadopoulos, founder and CEO of Bugsense, provides an interesting look into the rise and consolidation of third party vendors for mobile development.
On the Vision Mobile blog he list three reasons for the consolidation of SDK providers: capital changing the perception of value; the need to subsidise developer onboarding; and catering to adjacent develope...