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Xpress-solution-aims-to-help-you-create-IoT-apps-faster

Xpress solution aims to help you create IoT apps faster


Friday, September 21, 2018 by

Silicon Labs now offers a new Wireless Xpress solution to help developers get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary. Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need including certified Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (LE) and Wi-Fi modules, integrated proto...


Mobile-app-design-tips-for-all-generations

Mobile app design tips for all generations


Thursday, July 12, 2018 by

The way we use technology to communicate varies drastically based on age, perhaps most conspicuously within family circles. Communication between a brother and sister, or another generational peer, is typically a much more fluid experience than with a parent, grandparent or distant relative. While younger generations have commonly adopted social media platforms to stay ...


Why-Kotlin-language-use-is-skyrocketing

Why Kotlin language use is skyrocketing


Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by

Kotlin, the Java based language that titles itself as "The Statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform applications" is alive and kicking as revealed in a new report from Pusher who says there is "exponential growth in Kotlin adoption." Kotlin originated at JetBrains, the company behind IntelliJ IDEA, in 2010, and has been ...


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New camera SDK for Android aims to help document management


Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by

Getting paper documents into digital format can be tricky, so Dynamsoft has introduced a software development kit (SDK) for Android app developers to create apps with enterprise-grade document scanning capabilities by embedding a mobile capture component in their apps. They claim the SDK allows quick integration for developers,  and boasts several built-in capabili...


Appian-announces-new-platform-updates-at-Appian-World-2018

Appian announces new platform updates at Appian World 2018


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by

At the Appian World 2018 global user conference, Appian unveiled the latest version of their Digital Transformation Platform. Enhancements to the platform help their users implement automation across the organization and bolster performance and administration of Appian’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud architecture. In addition to being in the core Appian platform, t...


Sensory-brings-low-power-wake-words-to-mobile-apps

Sensory brings low power wake words to mobile apps


Monday, April 9, 2018 by

Sensory has announced that it has made a significant breakthrough in running its TrulyHandsfree wake word and speech recognition AI engine directly on Android and iOS smartphone applications at low-power. As a software component, TrulyHandsfree can be adapted to any app without requiring special purpose hardware or DSPs to capture efficiencies in computing.Until now, al...


The-bright-future-of-software-development

The bright future of software development


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by

The now famous 2011 essay from  Marc Andreessen titled “Why Software Is Eating The World” has become a bit of a staple when having a conversation about business, and software, and how they work together to solve problems. In a nutshell, Marc points out that software is still in a growth period and infiltrating businesses all across the globe and that it will contin...


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Results from the GDC Annual State of the Industry Survey


Thursday, January 25, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the sixth annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the games industry ahead of GDC 2018 this March. With responses from nearly 4,000 game developers, this year’s survey results reflect a growing level of developer interest in the Nintendo Switch, with 12% of respondents currently devel...


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You.i extends React Native development at CES 2018


Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by

You.i TV has announced that it is extending the benefits of the React Native development framework to streaming devices, consoles and smart TVs, increasing the utility of the open source JavaScript project. At CES 2018, You.i TV will show how You.i Engine One can bring superior user experiences to 10-foot platforms - including Roku - using the same code portability and ...


Red-Hat-offers-tips-for-enterprises-ready-for-serverless-architectures

Red Hat offers tips for enterprises ready for serverless architectures


Thursday, December 14, 2017 by

As serverless architectures continue to emerge in the cloud application space, many have chosen to make the transition in the enterprise realm. And although having the drawback of heavy third-party dependence can be a pain, the benefits of a low-cost and efficient backend can be incredibly important for developers to scale out their platforms.We talked with an expert in...


Is-this-the-age-of-the-single-purpose-App

Is this the age of the single-purpose 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...


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ABBYY announced their new real-time recognition SDK


Monday, December 4, 2017 by

ABBYY has announced the release of the new version of the ABBYY Real-Time Recognition Software Development Kit (RTR SDK) with added livestreaming video data capture functionality on iOS and Android mobile platforms. The Real-Time Recognition technology is capable of instantly pulling text information from on-screen objects and automatically converting it into digital da...


Gamemaker-2-Studio-now-with-Amazon-app-store-support

Gamemaker 2 Studio now with Amazon app store support


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by

GameMaker Studio 2 from YoYo Games has signed an agreement with Amazon to enable full support of the development and publishing of games on Amazon’s Appstore. GameMaker Studio 2 allows both experienced and novice videogame developers to create the games they imagine. Pushing the engine to support Amazon’s Appstore continues to open the toolset to anyone interested in ga...


The-HTML5-killer-you-may-not-know-about

The HTML5 killer you may not know about


Thursday, September 14, 2017 by

For years HTML has been the universal language for website construction, and it has been impressively resilient in the face of competing languages thus far. It’s been known to have the best combination of speed, security, responsiveness and compatibility of all programming languages on the market. However, the world is expanding beyond the internet browser to mobile and...


PacketZoom-launches-Mobile-IQ-performance-analytics-for-free

PacketZoom launches Mobile IQ performance analytics for free


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by

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...


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Neural processing engine inside new app provides driver assistance


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by

Nexar has launched the first driving safety application leveraging the Qualcomm Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE) SDK. The Nexar app will now be able to provide advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), including unprecedented real-time forward-collision warnings and other life-saving features, to hundreds of millions of vehicles whose drivers own Android phone...


The-Game-of-Scoot-app-wants-to-test-your-freestyle-skills

The Game of Scoot app wants to test your freestyle skills


Friday, July 7, 2017 by

Game of Scoot is an app for riders, shops, brands and distributors of the world of Freestyle scooter. A formatted app to compete alone or against another player.Game of Scoot replicates the well-known game of the Game of Scooter combined with the trick dices where the player can test their skills with the Freestyle scooter competing with other opponents, choosing the br...


Insights-on-push-alert-frequency-to-improve-new-app-user-retention

Insights on push alert frequency to improve new app user retention


Monday, March 27, 2017 by

Mobile growth company Urban Airship detailed industry findings from its mobile app retention study, spanning new users’ first 90-days of app usage within retail, media, sports & recreation and utility/productivity. By analyzing the frequency of messaging users received and their corresponding retention rates, Urban Airship provides a deeper understanding that dispel...


Enterprise-mobile-demand-will-outstrip-IT

Enterprise mobile demand will outstrip IT's capacity to deliver in 2017


Monday, December 26, 2016 by

Editors note: 2017 predictions from Yuval Scarlat, CEO and Co-Founder, CaprizaA shortage of mobile developers and designers spawns a wave of mobile “citizen developers.” Demand for enterprise mobile apps continues to surge, and analyst firms like Gartner have predicted that enterprise mobile demand will outstrip IT’s capacity to deliver by a factor of 5 through 2018. Mo...


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Bloomberg launched a new app using Facebook's React Native Framework


Friday, December 16, 2016 by

Bloomberg, the global business and financial news provider, has released a brand new app that allows their users a more comprehensive access to their market data, portfolio tracking tools, and much more. The broad customization of the app makes monitoring your personal portfolio and receiving continuous alerts on global stock positions more effective and efficient. The ...


Should-you-buy-or-build-a-mobile-app-for-your-business

Should you buy or build a mobile app for your business


Friday, November 11, 2016 by

The question of whether a company should Buy or Build a mobile app for their business is often portrayed as a binary choice between picking an off-the-shelf app/solution, or building a custom solution from scratch, using an in-house developer team or contracted 3rd party.    The Build vs Buy landscape has many more options. Organizations looking to adopt a m...


How-Emotion-AI-is-becoming-a-real-opportunity-for-developers

How Emotion AI is becoming a real opportunity for developers


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by

We recently spoke with emotion artificial intelligence (AI) company, Affectiva, about how Emotion AI is emerging as a new opportunity for developers. Affectiva recently announced that its emotion recognition SDK has been integrated with Unity.  Developers in a range of industries from gaming, education, robotics and healthcare, to experiential marketing and more ar...


Flexera-Says-Seismic-Changes-Coming-For-App-and-Software-Licensing

Flexera Says Seismic Changes Coming For App and Software Licensing


Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by

Today’s software licensing landscape is rapidly evolving. In the last 18-24 months alone, 56 percent of developers have changed their licensing and pricing models. Why? Because they need to generate more revenue, respond to competitive dynamics and improve customer relations. We recently sat down with Eric Free from Flexera Software to talk about the changes happening t...


iOS-10-Rich-Notifications-Will-Get-Read-More-Says-New-Report-From-Urban-Airship

iOS 10 Rich Notifications Will Get Read More Says New Report From Urban Airship


Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by

Just ahead of the final release of Apple’s iOS 10 and its support for Rich Notifications - where images, video, audio, GIFs and interactive buttons are embedded directly within push notifications - Urban Airship is revealing an initial performance analysis of similar big picture style notifications on Android.    Data from nearly 5 million messa...


Digimarc-Explains-How-Companies-Are-Moving-Beyond-QR-Codes-For-Mobile-Engagement

Digimarc Explains How Companies Are Moving Beyond QR Codes For Mobile Engagement


Saturday, July 2, 2016 by

We recently visited with Ash Fortune, Digimarc’s Product Manager Mobile Products, to discuss how Digimarc is transforming the way brands connect with consumers. There is a revolution going on in the palms of our hands, with mobile devices quickly becoming the “remote controls of our lives.” Mobile technology enables consumers to access information they...


Transforming-Your-Employees-Into-Active-Participants-Through-App-Engagement

Transforming Your Employees Into Active Participants Through App Engagement


Saturday, June 11, 2016 by

There is no doubt that our smartphones are highly valuable to us and have become an extension of our lives. Smartphones have changed how we live, work, create, and maintain relationships. Mobile platforms can improve awareness and engagement around corporate values and significantly enhance the corporate, organizational and community event and initiative experience. &n...


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Don't Expect Apple and Google to Do App Security for You


Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by

The appetite for mobile apps with an appealing user experience shows no signs of slowing – even in closely regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare. In fact, according to Gartner, by the end of 2017, IT organizations will be hard-pressed to meet market demand for mobile app development services as it grows at least five times faster than IT’s abili...


Complete-the-Feedback-Loop-and-Go-Mobile-with-DevOps

Complete the Feedback Loop and Go Mobile with DevOps


Monday, April 18, 2016 by

There’s no doubt technology is more mobile than ever. Across the globe, people are spending more time with mobile devices than PCs. Businesses are optimizing their processes for a mobile world and devices have become the primary means of connecting to that rich new flow of information. Simply put, we have passed the tipping point with mobility and there is no going back...


How-Developers-Can-Use-TeamViewer-to-Integrate-Remote-Access-Technology

How Developers Can Use TeamViewer to Integrate Remote Access Technology


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by

We recently visited with Alfredo Patron, Vice President of Business Development at TeamViewer, to talk about how app developers can utilize the platform’s remote support, remote access, and online meeting functionality through TeamViewer’s APIs and SDK.ADM: Can you quickly detail TeamViewer’s main functionalities?Patron: TeamViewer offers cloud-based remote support and ...


Appmobi-Provides-Enterprise-Security-to-Hybrid-HTML5-and-Cordova-Mobile-Apps

Appmobi Provides Enterprise Security to Hybrid HTML5 and Cordova Mobile Apps


Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by

Appmobi has released the new Appmobi Secure Mobile Platform providing enterprise-grade security to hybrid HTML5 and Cordova mobile apps. The Appmobi Secure Mobile Platform integrates and works with a developer’s existing development tools, providing the services required to build secure hybrid apps in an easy-to-install package that can be hosted on an enterprise’s priv...


With-Material-Design-Rules,-Google-Has-the-Upper-Hand-on-Cross-platform-UX

With Material Design Rules, Google Has the Upper Hand on Cross-platform UX


Monday, July 27, 2015 by

For a long time, the world of mobile platforms was based on two absolute truths – Google offerings were in the utilitarian realm – more capable yet not aesthetically pleasing – while Apple software had a more narrow feature set with a strong focus on user experience. Recently however, those absolute truths fell apart. Google I/O 2014 saw the introduction of Materia...


Qt-Releases-New-Version-of-Its-Cross-Platform-Development-Environment

Qt Releases New Version of Its Cross Platform Development Environment


Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by

The newly released Qt 5.5 offers new functionality for the Qt cross platform development environment as well as a more simplified product offering structure. Among the top aspects of the release is the company’s preparation for Windows 10 functionality once it is officially released by Microsoft. Qt is currently running on top of the new WinRT APIs on Windows 8 and...


Google-Jumps-into-BLE-Beacon-Development-in-a-Big-Way

Google Jumps into BLE Beacon Development in a Big Way


Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by

Google is rolling a new set of features and services to help developers build apps using beacon technology. This includes a new open format for Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons to communicate with devices, a way for developers to add this data to apps and to Google services, as well as a way to manage a fleet of beacons efficiently.Google calls this new and open frame...


Open-Source-Virtual-Reality-Platform-now-Supports-Android

Open Source Virtual Reality Platform now Supports Android


Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by

The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), an organization working towards an open standard for virtual reality devices, has announced that OSVR software now accommodates Android devices, adding to existing distribution for Windows and Linux.To demonstrate the Android support for mobile VR enabling cross compatibility between hardware and mobile content integrated with OSV...


Red-Hat-to-Offer-New-Mobile-Application-Platform

Red Hat to Offer New Mobile Application Platform


Thursday, June 25, 2015 by

Red Hat has launched the new Red Hat Mobile Application Platform which incorporates technology from the company’s acquisition of FeedHenry with products from Red Hat's JBoss Middleware and OpenShift PaaS portfolio in addition to adding new mobile services. The platform provides mobile capabilities that include security, reusable connections to back-end systems, and...