Blockchain platform aims to avoid environmental destruction
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Nature’s Vault, a GreenTech platform designed to accelerate the funding of impact investments combating climate change and ecosystem damage, today announced its seed funding round, Board and Advisors, and an expected first tokenization project to monetize the preservation of in-ground gold deposits avoiding the environmental impact of physical mining.
Social intelligence platform lands
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Influencer marketing is no longer optional for brands, with virtually every sector, from finance to healthcare, reaping the benefits of partnering with content creators. Even in a pandemic, the global influencer marketing industry has more than doubled, from $5.6 billion in 2019 to over $13 billion in 2021. Nine out of 10 marketers rely on influencers regularly.
Tap to mobile payment predictions
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
NMI has over 20 years of experience in the fintech software space, and NMI works with software developers to enable payments into existing tech stacks. Vijay Sondhi, CEO at NMI shares his 2022 predictions about software vendors, tap to mobile payments, how to maintain customers, and much more.
ISV and Tap to mobile payment predictions for 2022
In 2022, i...
First multiTEE security platform for mobile app developers emerges
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Trustonic says it will expand support to include Huawei’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) on its mobile application security platform, Trustonic Application Protection (TAP). Until now, TAP has enabled app developers to build apps secured by both strong application shielding for iOS and Android, and hardware-based protection for the 1.7 billion Android devices...
5 rules of monetizing like a mobile game developer
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Sean Webster
Mobile game developers are some of the most successful monetizers and marketers in recent history. Need proof? Mobile gaming revenue accounted for nearly 82% of all app revenue in 2017 and will surpass $100 billion by 2021.
The formula for success for mobile game developers is simple: easy payments, a finely-tuned monetization strategy, and great customer support. Bu...
Five tips for taking mobile payments from inside your app
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Carol Oles
Back in 2008 when the Apple App Store began, there were a mere 800 apps available for download. Fast forward ten years and there are over two million apps on the Apple App Store and approximately 8 million in the Google Play store. Thousands of mobile apps are being published to Google Play and Apple App Store daily, but are the ones geared toward e-commerce or requirin...
Abercrombie and Fitch integrates with Venmo
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced its integration with Venmo and beginning August 7th, Venmo will be among the payment options in the customer's shopping bag on both the Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister iOS and Android Apps. A&F Co. is the first specialty retailer to offer customers the ability to purchase products directly though their Venmo account.
mWallet 2GO is a new mobile wallet system for IoT and more
Friday, June 8, 2018 by Richard Harris
Need a payment solution for your OEM wearable, mobile, or IOT device? NXP Semiconductors N.V. just announced the launch of its new mWallet 2GO, a white label wallet service developed on the NXP Secure Service 2GO Platform. The payment solution is designed to ease development, reduce cost, and accelerate time-to-market for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers...
EasyPark and Fortumo launch carrier billing for mobile parking
Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
EasyPark Group and mobile technology company Fortumo announced the launch of a direct carrier billing partnership. Drivers in Finland, Norway and Sweden can now conveniently charge their parking to their mobile phone bill through Fortumo.For consumers, paying with carrier billing for parking is very simple. After parking their car, they send a text message to EasyPark w...
Invisible payments inside mobile apps problem
Monday, June 19, 2017 by Richard Harris
Have you ever wondered how Uber automatically charges you for your ride without making you pull out your credit card or sign a receipt? "Invisible payments" like these are a growing trend and aside from ride sharing, the technology is now being implemented by companies with Amazon and major restaurant chains. For brands, invisible payments enhance the consumer experienc...
Smart Card Alliance 2017 Payments Summit coming end of March
Thursday, March 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
What are the latest trends in U.S. payments? What is the status of the U.S. EMV migration? What does the future hold for mobile and contactless payments? How will the Internet of Things (IoT) impact the payments landscape? Top-level payments executives from the EMV, mobile, transportation and IoT industries will answer these questions and more at the Smart Card Alliance...
10 reasons to hide your IP address
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Richard Harris
You have an IP address if you are reading this. Your IP (Internet Protocol) address is simply a series of numbers separated by dots (or octets) that represent where you are, or "what network" you are originating traffic from. Now, you might be behind a firewall - which means you have a NATed IP address, in fact all computers behind your NAT firewall will have the same p...
Unity 5.6 is coming, what you need to know
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Unity Technologies has announced at GDC that Unity 5.6 will release on March 31, 2017, marking the final installment of Unity 5. The company also provided an early look at Unity 2017, the next generation of Unity with version 2017.“The Unity 5 cycle culminating in 5.6 represents great progress in our key focus areas: graphics, performance, stability, efficiency and plat...
Mobile and IoT security gets a boost from new PN80T chipset
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has unveiled its new PN80T embedded Secure Element (SE) and NFC solution. It is the Industry’s first 40nm SE and is designed to ease development and implementation of an extended range of secure applications for any platform including smartphones, wearables, and the Internet of Things (IoT).A user experience built around NFC use casesThe new PN80...
Mastercard is expanding their Qkr! mobile payment platform
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
At Mobile World Congress, Mastercard has said that they will be expanding Qkr! with Masterpass, a mobile order-ahead and payment platform developed by Mastercard Labs, to six new markets and add new functionality to eliminate the traditional “open tab” at a bar, club or restaurant. Qkr! enables consumers to quickly order and pay for goods and services via their sma...
App customer loyalty: 3 things to look for in a loyalty API
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Christopher Barnard
For the modern consumer, rewards are an essential part of their shopping experience; just last year the number of loyalty program memberships in the United States topped three billion - a 26 percent increase from 2013. With a growing demand for loyalty programs, there is no better time for developers to incorporate loyalty into their products, apps, point of sale softwa...
ChecOut's new payment terminal to go on your phone!
Monday, January 16, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
ChecOut's mobile payment service is the newest solution for mobile commerce.Innowi, Inc just unveiled ChecOut M, the first mobile POS solution integrating powerful Payment (EMV, NFC & Magnetic stripe), POS and BI management applications into a smart, secure and sophisticated device. Their new product is designed to transform the customer shopping experience and chec...
Mobeewave Tells Us About the Challenges With Mobile Wallets
Monday, September 26, 2016 by Richard Harris
Mobeewave is a Montreal-based FinTech company that has developed a patented technology that will enable banks around the world to capitalize on the market for cash-in-hand transactions. Their game-changing payment acceptance platform facilitates in-person, proximity mobile payments and is available as a white label platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology for the banking...
Apple Pay Is So Much More Than Just a Payment Mechanism
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by Gillian Hughes
Apple Pay was announced in the US in late 2014 and launched with quite a bit of fanfare in the UK in July 2015. Today, most of the big UK banks have committed to support Apple Pay, although not all were part of the scheme when it first launched. For those who don’t know, Apple Pay is a mobile payment system and digital wallet service designed to change the way cons...
New payleven Mobile Payment Integration for iOS and Android
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Richard Harris
Mobile payment company payleven, has released payleven for Developers, a suite of developer products for mobile payment integration natively for iOS and Android.The payleven for Developers platform includes App Pay, a secure way for developers to integrate inapp payments for purchases via a smartphone or tablet, without the need for a card reader. The product also allo...
Mobeam Android SDK Facilitates Mobile Payments Beyond NFC
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Richard Harris
Mobeam is releasing its mobile beaming technology SDK to Android developers, providing the ability to create android-based applications utilizing barcodes or other applications of beaming. Offering a collection of self-service APIs and tools, the Mobeam Android SDK license will be initially offered free to developers to tryout. Mobeam’s light-based beaming technolo...
Bango Extends Carrier Billing App Monetization Platform to New Markerts
Friday, June 26, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Bango has extended its carrier billing routes for app store partners in several additional markets providing added reach for the Bango Payment Platform to service mobile app monetization needs of the growing global app store economy.The Bango Platform enables one-click mobile payment, acting as a single point of integration for app stores and mobile network operators, p...
Boku Brings Direct Carrier Billing to Google Play for Saudi Arabia
Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Boku, a carrier billing-based mobile payment platform, has announced it is bringing direct carrier billing on Google Play to Saudi Arabia. This is the first of several carrier partnerships to bring the company's carrier billing technology to the Google Play store in new geographies.The integration effectively allows Android app publishers to monetize users through a one...
Flint Mobile's New App2App Connect Allows Mobile Credit Card Payments with Minimal Coding
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Richard Harris
Flint Mobile has released App2App Connect, a way for developers to extend their mobile apps to accept credit card payments online without any extra hardware. Designed for business applications that help SMBs manage clients, forms, jobs, appointments or sales orders from their smartphones, App2App Connect enables developers to embed a “Take Payment” button in their ...
Apps World Introduces a New Event in Berlin for 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Richard Harris
Apps World is continuing to expand its mobile event brand as it heads to Berlin for 2015 Apps World Germany, bringing together over 150 exhibitors and an expected 6,000 attendees from across the app ecosystem in Europe and beyond. The event offer exhibits and content for developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform o...
Fortumo to Give Developers $5,000 to Integrate Mobile Payments SDK
Friday, September 19, 2014 by Richard Harris
Fortumo has announced a new developer program for Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers to help them acquire additional users for their apps. Developers who add the Fortumo in-app purchasing SDK to their Windows Phone or Windows 8 app will receive $5,000 in free advertising credits from Fortumo to drive downloads for their apps in emerging markets. “The bigg...
Macy's Store To Be One Of the First Retailers To Support Apple Pay
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Macy’s recent announcement that Apple Pay and iBeacon technology are a primary part of its marketing stratagy is just another example of how Apple is setting itself up to dominate the mobile e-commerce payment landscape.The Macy’s announcement outlined its latest advancements in omnichannel strategy and technology as the company continues to add new dimensions for attra...
Yelp Updates Developer API Site, Increases Call Limits to 50,000
Friday, July 18, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Yelp has launched a new website for developers to access its API. The company is making Yelp data more accessible with an increased API call limit of 25,000 per day without prior approval.The Yelp API provides the ability to:- Find up to 40 best results for a geographically-oriented search- Sort results by the best match for the query, highest ratings, or distance-...
Visa Introduces Visa Checkout, A New Mobile Payment System and SDK
Friday, July 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
Visa has launched Visa Checkout, a new payment service enhanced for mobile that allows users to enter a username and password to make credit card payments on a PC, mobile device or within a mobile app. Visa Checkout works with any major credit or debit card. Visa says that it created the new payment option to simplify the checkout process. When users enter the...
What You Need to Know About APIs to Build Mobile Applications
Sunday, June 1, 2014 by Ronnie Mitra
If you are building a mobile application, it’s likely that you’ll end up implementing some form of a backend integration to make your app work. Although there are some mobile apps that live on isolated islands of connectivity, most apps need to talk to backend servers to deliver the user experiences that modern users want.The need for backend connectivity stems from the...
Conduit Mobile Rebrands App Generating Platform as Como
Monday, May 19, 2014 by Richard Harris
Conduit Mobile is rebranding its mobile app generation platform to the new name Como, which offers a non coding environment to create apps for all major mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, and HTML5).Along with a new name, logo, website, blog, etc, the company is also introducing the Como Console, an all-in-one platform for creating, editing,...
Android Market Too Big to Ignore so Nokia Debuts Nokia X Android Platform
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Microsoft might own Nokia, but Android rules for mobile apps (sorry Apple) and thus Nokia has debuted new smartphones running the Nokia X software platform based on the Android Open Source Project.Nokia’s recent announcement included a number of new details, which made it somewhat confusing unless you paid close attention, which we did. The Android OS is obvio...
App Developers See More Enterprise Mobile Solutions, Signs of Life for BlackBerry at Apps World North America
Friday, February 7, 2014 by Richard Harris
We just finished up two days of another great event, as by
all accounts Apps World North America 2104 was bigger and better than last
Its just too big an event for us to cover every aspect of
the presentations, exhibitors and other activities, so I thought I would
present a few thoughts on the event itself and a few nuggets of interest (at
least I tho...
Bango Dashboard Lanches Giving Developers a 3D View of Content Purchases
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Richard Harris
Bango announces its latest product innovation: Bango Dashboard. This entirely new product has emerged from Bango’s analytics technology, giving Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) a three dimensional view of their subscribers’ digital content purchases, across the world’s largest app stores. MNOs increasingly provide mobile payment for app stores, using direct ope...
StartApp Provides 2014 Predictions on Mobile Industry Trends as They Relate to App Developers
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
This is the time of year app development industry insiders put on their prognosticator hats and give their opinions on what app developers can expect for the upcoming year. Cassidy Smith, Social Networks Manager at StartApp, recently posted the company’s insight into 2014.Following is an excerpt of her predictions.In the year 2013, we saw several mobile markets mat...