HeadSpin acquires performance testing company and launches new tools
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
In an email to ADM, HeadSpin said they have acquired application performance testing company NimbleDroid. Effective immediately, HeadSpin will integrate the NimbleDroid functional performance testing tools into its core platform and all employees will join HeadSpin including NimbleDroid co-founder and CEO Junfeng Yang, who has been named Chief Scientist of HeadSpin...
How to make testing apps easier using HeadSpin
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
New device launches are exciting for consumers, but a lot happens behind the scenes. New devices mean new device-OS configurations. App developers have to scramble to understand how their apps will perform under new circumstances. This cannot be taken for granted, because a few seconds of additional app load time means millions of lost revenue. New device launches put a...
Unity releases gameplay frequency report
Saturday, January 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Unity Technologies powers more than 50% of all new mobile games today. They have just released new data revealing how much time was spent playing on mobile devices in the United States in 2018 - and the numbers are a bit shocking.
US residents spent 6.926 billion hours playing mobile games in 2018. That’s an average of 21 hours and 6 minutes for every single pe...
US cities ranked by their mobile performance
Friday, August 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The race to 5G is on, with mobile carriers beginning to lay the foundation by rolling out updated network infrastructure in major U.S. cities. But a new report from RootMetrics reveals the potential mobile performance drawbacks in bigger metro areas.
While you’d expect the fastest, most reliable smartphone experience in major metros, RootMetrics U.S. Metro Rank...
The evolution of APMs
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by Shlomi Gian
The World Wide Web became publicly available in August of 1991. Within a few years, PCs became an essential household item and short after it was already clear that the existing infrastructure was not made to scale. Web pages featuring "404 error" codes were a common aggravating flow in the user experience.To help the web scale and ease user frustration, CDN (Cont...
PacketZoom launches Mobile IQ performance analytics for free
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
PacketZoom, the company re-defining mobile application performance via in-app mobile networking technology, today announced the launch of Mobile IQ, a free mobile analytics tool that enables app developers to analyze, troubleshoot and control app performance in real-time. Integrated with Mobile ExpresslaneTM as part of the PacketZoom platform, Mobile IQ makes PacketZoom...
Why you should make your gameplay fast (or game over!)
Monday, June 12, 2017 by Shlomi Gian
Countless mobile game publishers have tried to formulate the winning recipe for successful mobile games. Some of them seem universal and straightforward, while others are controversial or genre-specific. Not surprisingly, the indisputable ingredient that is both fundamental and critical to a mobile game’s success is simply performance. It affects every stage and each co...
Optimizing your app server performance really matters
Friday, February 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
As people are becoming more and more likely to turn to software as a means for entertainment, computer utility solutions, and everything in between, the load on a healthy business's servers can quickly max out. This can cause some major issues, i.e. leaving your customers suffering from horrible load times or even completely dead in the water. That's why a intuitiv...
SOASTA Releases Updates to Digital Performance Management Platform
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 by Richard Harris
SOASTA has released the latest version of its Digital Performance Management (DPM) Platform, offering advancements in front-end web and mobile performance optimization and support for open source tools and frameworks such as JMeter.SOASTA’s DPM platform includes CloudTest for integrated load testing, mPulse for real user monitoring, TouchTest for mobile performance and ...
Why Fast Loading Apps and Mobile Websites are Totally Different Beasts to Tame
Friday, March 11, 2016 by Jeff Kim
It’s becoming somewhat passé to trumpet the gentle fading of the mobile web, as defined by browser-based activity, while simultaneously heralding the clear-cut triumph of apps as the dominant center of mobile user engagement. Certainly the facts bear it out: separate studies by comScore, Flurry Analytics and Forrester Research have found that mobile users spend bet...
Mobile Application Usage Continues to Redefine Performance
Friday, October 2, 2015 by Joe Schulz
With both mobile device usage and user expectations continuing to escalate, application performance is becoming more important than ever. At the same time, the complexity of the devices themselves, paired with rising security precautions that are locking users out of public Wi-Fi networks, are making it more challenging for developers to ensure consistent performance un...
HP Releases New Solutions for Mobile App Development and Management
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
HP has announced a number of new software releases that utilize HP's assets in big data analytics, application lifecycle management, IT operations management and security. Businesses can use HP's solutions to accelerate application delivery, test and monitor apps across multiple devices and operating systems, and provide mobile users with secure experiences.Measure the ...
Crittercism Enters Beta with its New Enterprise Mobile Transaction Management Platform
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Richard Harris
Earlier this year we reported that Accenture expanded its footprint in enterprise mobile with its minority investment and licensing agreement with Crittercism and its mobile app performance management (mAPM) platform.Now Crittercism has released in beta a new transaction management solution optimized for mobile and connected apps. Utilizing Crittercism's APM p...
Tapjoy and Experian Partner For Targeted Mobile App Marketing
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Richard Harris
Tapjoy and Experian have announced that Tapjoy’ mobile ad platform will be utilizing Experian Marketing Services’ cross-channel audience data set.Tapjoy will be using Experian’s ConsumerView database, developed and managed by Experian, which covers 98% of the U.S. population (299 million people and 116 million households). The database will give Tapjoy adverti...
SiteSpect Releases Mobile SDK for A|B Testing of iOS Apps
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
SiteSpect has released a new SDK to perform A/B testing and behavioral targeting for native iOS apps. The new SiteSpect Mobile: iOS SDK is designed to integrate into any iOS app and supports editing, creating, and publishing user experience changes without requiring App Store updates.Once the SDK has been integrated into a mobile app a developer can:- Optimize...
Twitter Opens Mobile App Promotion Program Out of Beta
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Richard Harris
Announced earlier this year in beta, Twitter’s new mobile app promotion platform provides the ability to create promoted tweets that link directly to the Android and iOS app stores, where users can then download the app immediately.The platform leverages Twitter’s existing targeting capabilities, including interest, keyword, TV targeting and tailored audiences...
Perfecto Mobile’s On Demand Webinar Series Provides Mobile Performance Testing Insight
Friday, May 23, 2014 by Richard Harris
Ok, we all understand that it’s not always easy to make time to catch a specific meeting, a training session, webinar etc. And I have to admit that this week I had one of those situations. I had planned to attend the Perfecto Mobile webinar on Wednesday and just prior to the event, had to jump on a conference call that went much longer than I had planned.Howev...
HTML5 Developers Conference Kicks Off May 19
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The HTML5 Developers Conference will kick off on May 19 in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency at 5 Embarcadero Center. The main conference will be held on May 22 and separate training courses will be offered on May 19, 20, 21 and 23. Tickets start at $135 and go up based on the number of courses registered.The event focuses on mobile web cross platform technol...
Differences between Testing and Monitoring App Performance
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Ofer Ronen
A recent story by Pulse.io compares testing and monitoring mobile app performance, and why both are important aspects of mobile app development.There are two stages associated with optimizing app performance; one stage is before the app is released (i.e. testing performance), and the other after it is released (i.e. monitoring performance). The ...
Mobile Performance Testing Across the Transaction Lifecycle
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Joe Schulz
One of the
challenges for companies developing mobile applications is to ensure the app
will offer consistent performance across the entire transaction lifecycle (app
server, networks and device). Failure to do so can result in extreme user
disappointment.Equation Research conducted an online study about mobile app usage,
expectations and experiences. Of more than ...
Appurify Launches Appurify Mobile Platform (AMP) – the First Ever Solution to Optimize Both Quality and Performance of Mobile Apps and Websites
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by Richard Harris
Allows Developers to Test the Quality and Performance of Mobile Apps and
Websites Pre-Release, On Any Platform and Device, At ScaleAppurify, offering a unique approach to mobile performance optimization today
announces the Appurify Mobile Platform (AMP). Appurify is the first solution of
its kind that allows developers to immedi...
The November Issue of App Developer Magazine Is Here!
Friday, November 1, 2013 by Richard Harris
The November Issue of ADM is here and available on our website and in mobile newsstands now! There is a wealth of information in this issue for any app developer (big or small) to take advantage of during the Fall and Winter seasons. It contains 12 featured articles in all, plus our regular monthly news sections, industry spotlight, app showcase, and a hi...