5G deployment predictions for 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
We will see a substantial increase in 5G trial initiatives by enterprises over the next 12 months, especially in verticals such as manufacturing, energy, and surveillance, to enable mission-critical applications that require low latency.
5G deployment in 2021, consumer handsets will remain the most widely adopted 5G use case, focused on allowing faster data speeds fo...
How to avoid mobile phone apps from leaking your personal data
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Most people have dozens of mobile phone apps installed on their phone, tablet, or even their smartwatch. In fact, the average person has about 60 to 90 mobile phone apps on their phone. Out of all those apps, many of them could be leaking your personal data. How can you protect yourself? One of the primary ways is by installing a VPN, but there are other ways, too. Here...
Trump and Biden 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...
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...
Best mobile testing practices for 2020 from Testlio emerges
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
Today, users access mobile apps through devices that offer thousands of combinations of screen sizes and operating systems, leaving app QA managers with a challenging decision of how many and which devices to prioritize.
Recently, managed app testing company, Testlio released new mobile device testing data from a recent query of its client base, providing a unique lo...
How to get user engagement in 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Scott Tomkins
The most difficult challenge for every app developer to overcome is: How do I get my app in front of a customer so that they can engage with it? UA campaigns are notoriously expensive and invariably suffer from diminishing returns. ROAS at the start of a campaign falls somewhere between 200% and 300%, but soon enough it peters out. I can’t tell you how many times ...
FTC cracks down on stalking apps
Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The Federal Trade Commission has barred the developers of three “stalking” apps from selling apps that monitor consumers’ mobile devices unless they take certain steps to ensure the apps will only be used for legitimate purposes. The settlement resolves allegations that these apps compromised the privacy and security of the consumer devices on which th...
Mobile web capture SDK announced by ABBYY
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
ABBYY launched ABBYY Mobile Web Capture, a new SDK enabling developers to add real-time image and data capture to their mobile web-based onboarding scenarios. Suitable for iOS and Android, the SDK will help companies to dramatically accelerate onboarding processes, decrease client dropout rates caused by manual data entry, and create a better customer experience.
Kintone's redesigned mobile app
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Kintone announced a newly redesigned mobile app with a brand new user interface, better search and navigation capabilities, more intuitive workflows, updated notifications, and more. Kintone’s new mobile app was rebuilt to provide a more seamless experience for business users on the go.
The challenge most no-code solutions face is delivering a coherent experien...
Mobile user behavior is changing quickly says new Appnostic report
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile Posse in conjunction with Phoenix Marketing International released a study entitled, “The Appnostic Journey: How Changing Behavior is Creating New Opportunities,” that examines the intent and motivations of mobile device users - from the moment they begin the user journey.
Consumers unlock their smartphones an average of 70 times a day - and each t...
Artificial Intelligence meets television
Saturday, May 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
3 Screen Solutions (3SS) recognized specialists in the use of AI technology to understand what’s inside a video, says they have joined forces to launch and co-commercialize a new pre-integrated AI-based end-to-end platform which enables unprecedented TV service personalization and a range of benefits for operators and their subscribers.
The AI-based soluti...
Blockchain developers get a new ABT wallet from ArcBlock
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
ArcBlock has officially released its ABT Wallet giving every user access to their own decentralized identity and the ability to take back control of their digital-selves. Using ArcBlock's unique interconnected blockchain network ABT Network, and Forge Blockchain Application Framework, any developer can now add the ability for any application or service to use decent...
Unity's Adaptive Performance gaming feature set for the Galaxy S10
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will have many mobile "super-powers". From extended battery life to Instagram mode pictures - they have packed enough tech inside to make any propeller spin.
But something mentioned during the announcement caught my attention relating specifically to game development, did you hear it?
Unity is soon to launch what they call, "A...
Videoselfie authentication tool launches
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
Jumio announced the launch of Jumio Authentication, a new video-selfie authentication that uses biometrics for user authentication, that could be ideal for account logins and high-risk scenarios (e.g., logging in from a foreign IP address or authorizing high-risk transactions such as wire transfers and online purchases). Secure selfie authentication can also be use...
The differences between web apps and native apps
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Even in 2018, years past the origional question, the debate rages on across the land, in office spaces and conference rooms every day - should we build a full-blown native mobile app, or is distributing over the web good enough?
By now everyone knows the “mobile-first” mentality because statistics like 50% of web searches being done from a mobile dev...
Mobile AR prototyping just got easy
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
Torch 3D Inc. announced a new mobile AR prototyping and design app that allows anyone to design 3D apps, even if they have no prior 3D knowledge or coding experience. The app makes it easy for designers and developers to build interactive, multi-scene prototypes in seconds, and to collaborate in real time with other designers, team members, and clients.
The company a...
Hold UR Phone better with this new smarphone addon
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
In today’s world people of all ages find that a cell phone has a definite hold on his or her personality and character. Losing a phone is costly and time-consuming and the ability to be certain one is capable and able to protect their smartphone has a vital and positive impact on an individual. Hold UR Phone offers consumers a handy means of holding and protecting...
To make a progressive web app or not
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile users are spending 80 to 94 percent of their mobile use time in apps, so you’d think the mobile web would be a thing of the past right? But the average mobile user also visits 100 different websites each month, and only half of all mobile users don’t download any new apps during that same period.
In order to achieve the speed and ease of use p...
OPPO R17 phone releases in style
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
OPPO has officially released two new R series phones - OPPO R17 and R17 Pro. With the new product positioning of the R series, OPPO R17 and R17 Pro adopt a number of innovations to bring users a smartphone series that combines artistic design and elegant technologies.
Brian Shen, Assistant Vice President of OPPO and Head of Marketing in China, said: “OPPO insis...
Retarget mobile users by remembering the day 0 dilemma
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Alexei Chemenda
Imagine you owned a restaurant and hired an agency to help you increase sales. The agency tells you they can drive revenue by as much as 20 percent by changing your menu and training your waiters to upsell wine during the lunch rush. They test the strategy by splitting your tables into two groups. Group A receives the special menu and wine pitch. For Group B, it is busi...
Tunity launches SDK to let developers build TV audio streaming apps
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Tunity announced the debut of Tunity SDK for Audio. An SDK that gives any customer-facing business, from restaurants to gyms, airports, and universities, the ability to implement a white-labeled version of Tunity’s deep learning TV audio streaming technology. This allows users to hear live audio from muted televisions directly on their existing mobile devices. Tun...
A guide to ad retargeting responsibly
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Browse any website with ads, then load up your favorite mobile game and you might see advertisements from the searches you did on the website you were just on, now inside your game! How is this possible? It's called ad retargeting, or behavioral retargeting, and it's gone wild everywhere digital.
How does ad retargeting work?
There are actually a few ...
Building native mobile apps with Creo
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
A new mobile app development platform for MacOS has been released by Creolabs named Creo. Creo combines the Design and Development process into a single application. Traditional mobile app creation process is split between the design process and the development process, the platform merges the two separated steps into a single tool which helps reduce development time.
ZipperDown vulnerability puts thousands of iOS apps at risk
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
ZipperDown vulnerability has put at risk potentially thousands of iOS apps on the market. Pangu Lab recently found that a vulnerability previously discovered in OAuth security is now being exploited by hackers to run malicious code on iOS applications. Casey Ellis, CTO of Bugcrowd, recently spoke on the matter, giving an in-depth technical overview of ZipperDown to deve...
Decentralized MESH just hit a big milestone
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
A big Decentralized MESH System (DMS) architecture milestone has been announced by Gopher Protocol with the completion of its new communication technology and the finalization of the architecture and infrastructure design. The new design of the DMS paves the way to begin the next phase focused on the network modeling and functionality verification.One of the essential t...
The future of Progressive Web Apps
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Back in 2012, Max Lynch, CEO and co-founder of Ionic, developed his company’s open source framework for cross-platform apps with the foresight that the web would be the future of how apps were built. Six years later, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are gaining traction as brands like Starbucks, Twitter and Pinterest have reported significant uptick in engagement upon replac...
People based identity management gets more accessible for brands
Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Drawbridge and mParticle has announced a partnership that gives brands, developers, and publishers a simplified workflow to enhance their customer data by leveraging the Drawbridge Connected Consumer Graph.This integration simplifies the way brands can share and interact with their data for the purpose of creating custom people-based identity graphs that can be used for...
Device API access control gets easier with new MNO tool
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
GlobalPlatform has defined a specification that enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to access certain aspects of the mobile device operating system (OS), which are by default not accessible for security reasons. The specification has received input and support from MNO industry body GSMA and device manufacturers, who recognize that MNOs need this advanced access to ...
New progressive web app framework introduced by Marfeel
Thursday, January 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Marfeel has announced the launch of its Marfeel PWA technology, which enables publishers to benefit fully from the next big thing in the mobile ecosystem. As an early adopter of progressive web app technology, Marfeel offers such forward-looking capabilities as 0.7-second page loads for first meaningful paint, push notifications, offline access to content, and striking ...
Overstock executive named cochair of VRARA Retail Committee
Friday, January 12, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Months after Overstock.com, announced the launch of its augmented reality (AR) feature within its iOS shopping app, the organization’s senior vice president of software engineering, Amit Goyal, was named as the chair to VR/AR Association (VRARA)’s global retail and e-commerce committee. Along with Goyal’s responsibility as chair, he will serve as president of the newly ...
Navigating funerals with the FuneralNav app
Friday, January 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Funerals are emotional roller coasters of grieving and planning, and the last thing you want to worry about is how to get to the final resting place of a loved one. That’s where a passionate founder named Joseph M. Bernaudo comes in. He has been in the funeral business for a long time, and knows how difficult it can all be. So to help make things a little easier, he cre...
Cisco releases security connector app for iOS devices
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Cisco announced the availability of Cisco Security Connector, a security app designed to give enterprises the deepest visibility and control over network activity on iOS devices, now in the App Store.Apple has designed iOS to be secure from the ground up and to be simple, intuitive, and powerful for users. By using iPhones and iPads with iOS 11 and Cisco Security Connec...
Exostar launches mobile multifactor authentication solution
Friday, December 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
Exostar has announced the general availability of a new option for multifactor authentication. Exostar Mobile ID is a smartphone or tablet app-based authenticator for which it has achieved Level 3 SAFE-BioPharma certification under the FICAM trust framework. The solution turns an individual’s mobile device into a secure hardware-based second factor for access control to...
Open Sesame technology changes the world for paralyzed people
Friday, December 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
Sesame Enable seeks to open a new door to independence for millions of quadriplegics and people with disabilities around the world through the development of the first touch-free smartphone and tablet app called Open Sesame.Open Sesame technology works by tracking user’s head movements using the front-facing camera of a smartphone or tablet. Users activate the app throu...
Device testing in the cloud empowers developers and ad fraudsters
Friday, December 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
Cloud technology has been a game-changer for many industries. It has reduced IT costs, made updating and upgrading systems much easier, allowed businesses to scale operations quickly, and it has enabled flexible work collaboration. The cloud also has major implications on how digital ads are tested and served to millions of people globally. The opportunity to seamlessly...