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Voice-enabled AI smart art is coming for hotels

Voice-enabled AI smart art is coming for hotels

Friday, September 22, 2017 by

Soundwall and Volara have announced a joint solution that enables hotel guests to make verbal requests of their guest room “smart art” and seamlessly receive the requested service from the hotel. This new enterprise solution is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and other natural language processing platforms and integrates seamlessly into other hotel techno...
ZeroTurnaround launches XRebel Hub performance monitoring tool

ZeroTurnaround launches XRebel Hub performance monitoring tool

Friday, September 22, 2017 by

ZeroTurnaround has launched XRebel Hub, an Application Performance Management (APM) tool built for the development and testing phases of app development. Traditional APM tools focus on the production phase and are often geared to the operations function. The problem with relying solely on this traditional approach is that 80 percent of performance issues make it to prod...
Finxact expands capabilities for open Core-as-a-Service banking

Finxact expands capabilities for open Core-as-a-Service banking

Friday, September 22, 2017 by

Finxact has announced the availability of new features in its sandbox for qualified banks and ancillary service partners to begin exploring, innovating, and building novel products, mobile services, and modern banking capabilities. These new features are part of their Core-as-a-Service being launched in full-scale operations late this year.Their sandbox and Open Core AP...
App monetization and choosing the right partner

App monetization and choosing the right partner

Friday, September 22, 2017 by

The process of defining the business model for monetizing your apps and mobile games starts before even a single line of code is written. It's one of the most important considerations that'll shape your future strategy. It's the type of strategic decision that will influence your present and future development. And if you decide to monetize through advertising, choosing...
In-database machine learning coming in Vertica 9

In-database machine learning coming in Vertica 9

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by

Micro Focus has announced a major release of its Vertica Analytics Platform. Vertica 9 introduces an extended list of in-database Machine Learning capabilities - including new algorithms, model replication, data preparation functions, and continuous end-to-end workflow - to simplify the production and deployment of machine learning models. In addition, Vertica 9 will be...
Cloudflare and Google partner to support developer innovation

Cloudflare and Google partner to support developer innovation

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by

Cloudflare is collaborating with Google Cloud to help support developer innovation on the Cloudflare Apps Platform. The companies will help eligible early-stage startups access the resources needed to quickly launch and scale Cloudflare Apps built on Google Cloud Platform. The Cloudflare Apps Platform enables developers to build applications and distribute them to the m...
Shopping in AR is the future says Overstock

Shopping in AR is the future says Overstock

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by

Overstock.com, Inc. will be launching augmented reality (AR) within the retailer’s iOS shopping app. Shoppers using a cell phone or tablet with iOS11 can launch the AR experience directly from the retailer’s app, which features true-to-life-size 3D models, giving shoppers the most accurate representation of the product as possible so they can see exactly how it will fit...
FileMaker not for dummies

FileMaker not for dummies

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by

Organizations large and small are looking for cost-effective alternatives that will provide the agility and productivity they need on the path to digitization. Hence the growing popularity of low-code and no-code development platforms. As more vendors come to market with these platforms, it can be tempting to dismiss these as "dumbed down" or amateur app development. Th...
Dashlane enterprise password manage platform launches

Dashlane enterprise password manage platform launches

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by

Dashlane announces Dashlane Business 2.0, an enterprise password solution backed by a U.S. patented security architecture. Business 2.0 is a password management solution that strengthens organizational password security and reduces unsecure password sharing. The platform provides visibility into whether employees are reusing passwords across personal and work accounts. ...
About the explosive growth of mobile video advertising

About the explosive growth of mobile video advertising

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by

Smaato has released its Q2 2017 Global Trends in Mobile Advertising Report. Smaato conducted an in-depth analysis of the 1.5+ trillion ad impressions delivered on its platform in the second quarter of 2017, and found new data to support the massive growth of video advertising globally, and particularly in-app, which is growing faster over mobile web as a share of digita...
TigerGraph nabs $31M in Series A funding

TigerGraph nabs $31M in Series A funding

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by

TigerGraph has made announcements including its emergence from stealth, securing of $31M in Series A funding, general availability of TigerGraph, and availability of both its Cloud Service and GraphStudio. Their Native Parallel Graph Technology (NPG) powers real-time deep link analytics for enterprises with complex and colossal amounts of data. Formerly known as GraphSQ...
SaaS adoption is increasing

SaaS adoption is increasing

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by

Progress has announced findings from its 2017 Data Connectivity Outlook Survey. Progress surveyed 1,200 business and IT professionals in various roles, representing a range of industries across the globe, to capture their views on the impact of the changing landscape of disruptive data sources.Key Findings:- SaaS adoption has increased from 62% to 79% in the last year a...
infltr on iOS 11 lets you edit depth photos

infltr on iOS 11 lets you edit depth photos

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by

iOS 11 is here and ompanies are preparing around the world to quickly utilize and feature all the latest technology that was announced at the Apple Keynote. One such set of features that many are excited about, including me, is the new camera functionality. The ability to split the foreground from the background is due to be a captivating new offering, giving the iOS ca...
The impact of AI on the nearshoring market

The impact of AI on the nearshoring market

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by

Artificial Intelligence solutions, such as machine learning and deep learning algorithms, and chatbots, are fast becoming a business necessity for organizations everywhere, helping them make data-driven predictions to improve business outcomes, enhance customer service and to improve business workflow. But as a nascent and complex technology, it's difficult for companie...
Dell releases REX-Ray V0.10 for container orchestration

Dell releases REX-Ray V0.10 for container orchestration

Monday, September 18, 2017 by

Dell Technologies announced the latest version of REX-Ray, an open source container orchestration engine. Created by {code}, formerly {code} by Dell EMC, REX-Ray v0.10 offers plugins, enabled by the Container Storage Interface (CSI), that implement a pre-release of the CSI 0.1 specification. As a result, major cloud providers and software-based platforms are immediately...
Low code does not mean simple or isolated

Low code does not mean simple or isolated

Monday, September 18, 2017 by

As automation and rapid development are increasingly becoming the order of the day, a clear pattern has begun to form between two key enterprise practices. That it is to say that low code development platforms are now often offering services for Enterprise Information Management. The new partnership between the two technologies being motivated by companies' constant dri...
WebRTC live video JavaScript API now avaliable

WebRTC live video JavaScript API now avaliable

Friday, September 15, 2017 by

TokBox has announced that the version of its OpenTok Platform for WebRTC that supports Safari 11 browser will roll out of beta and be available to all developers upon iOS general availability later this month. “This is a major turning point for live video,” noted TokBox CEO Scott Lomond. “Now that we are able to support embedded communications in all of the major browse...
Open Source as a Service platform launches

Open Source as a Service platform launches

Friday, September 15, 2017 by

Instaclustr has announced the launch of its Open Source-as-a-Service platform. This comprehensive platform offers customers across industries - and from startups to the enterprise - fully hosted and securely managed Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Lucene, and Zeppelin. Each is delivered to customers in its 100% open source form, with no vendor or ...
IBM Linux-only mainframe delivers breakthrough security

IBM Linux-only mainframe delivers breakthrough security

Friday, September 15, 2017 by

IBM unveiled their LinuxONE Emperor II, the next generation of its family of Linux-only enterprise systems, which delivers new capabilities aimed at helping organizations rapidly and securely address unpredictable data and transaction growth.A key feature of the new LinuxONE Emperor II, IBM Secure Service Container is an exclusive LinuxONE technology that represents a l...
Behavioral and biometric mobile authentication will end passwords

Behavioral and biometric mobile authentication will end passwords

Friday, September 15, 2017 by

You can say this about passwords: they're incredibly resilient. Not in a bulletproof kind of way but, more precisely, in terms of how long they've been around. According to Robert Svensson in his book "From Hacking to Report Writing: An Introduction to Security and Penetration," the first computer system to use passwords was built by researchers at the Massachusetts Ins...
Carriers team up to provide better mobile authentication

Carriers team up to provide better mobile authentication

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by

Mobile users are faced with the challenge of managing dozens of difficult-to-remember passwords for many applications. Even with the best user practices, hackers can social engineer passwords from users, leaving consumers and enterprises vulnerable to identity theft, bank fraud, fraudulent purchases and data theft.To help tackle this issue, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile an...
Glispa acquires justAd to provide a better ad experience

Glispa acquires justAd to provide a better ad experience

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by

Glispa Global Group has announced that it has acquired justAd, a creative tech platform that enables brands and agencies to easily create, serve and analyze interactive ad units. justAd boosts ad results by allowing the creation of dynamic, interactive creatives at scale. These more engaging ads types enable brands and agencies to reach past “banner blindness syndrome,”...
Androids failing at double the rate of iPhones

Androids failing at double the rate of iPhones

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by

As the two main players in the mobile space, the Android and iOS operating systems are at constant odds with one another for market share and performance. In the second quarter of 2017, Android devices struggled to keep pace with the performance of iPhones. In fact, Android devices had a failure rate worldwide of 25 percent - that is more than double the failure rate of...
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...
Health and fitness apps usage report from Flurry

Health and fitness apps usage report from Flurry

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by

As health and fitness apps have become widely popular over the past few years (usage grew by over 330% in the last three years), this industry is opening new doors for app developers and advertisers alike. Flurry Analytics has a recently released their latest analytics report on the usage of health and fitness apps. Here are a few of their findings in the report:- Many ...
DevOps IT salary report reveals shifting employment priorities

DevOps IT salary report reveals shifting employment priorities

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by

Puppet has released the findings of its fourth annual DevOps Salary Report. The salary report, based on 3,200 responses collected through the 2017 State of DevOps survey, shows how compounding factors, including geographic region, industry and the number of servers managed, are influencing compensation.The report found that IT professionals overseeing the largest enviro...
Four privacy questions every developer needs to answer

Four privacy questions every developer needs to answer

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by

Over the past twelve months, the internet-connected doll My Friend Cayla went from one of the hottest toys of the holiday season to an internationally-classified "espionage device." The doll was the subject of an FBI warning, banned from sale or ownership in Germany, and eventually dropped from every major retailer in the United States. Despite the nearly universally hi...
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...
What the iPhone X and iOS 11 mean to app developers

What the iPhone X and iOS 11 mean to app developers

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by

The excitement of Apple launch day always reminds me of the Willy Wonka “opening of the gates”, you know - where the public gets a peek inside Apple's secret factory for a brief moment. But this year the Apple event feels a bit different. Maybe it’s the recent leaks, maybe it’s because we all know Apple is facing a ceiling of innovation they have to punch through - and ...
PagerDuty brings machine learning to management platform

PagerDuty brings machine learning to management platform

Monday, September 11, 2017 by

PagerDuty has introduced new capabilities in machine learning and advanced response automation that enable businesses to orchestrate the right business-wide response to any situation. This is done by eliminating inefficiencies across the digital operations lifecycle, and applying best practices to any operational issue. The updated PagerDuty Digital Operations Managemen...
So this is what everyone is doing on their mobile

So this is what everyone is doing on their mobile

Monday, September 11, 2017 by

Mobile Posse will announce at Mobile Future Forward a new research paper titled “A New Lens on Mobile: Gratification Beats Personalization In the Quest of Mobile Ad Revenue,” the first of an ongoing series of original research analytics about the mobile user journey in partnership with Phoenix Marketing International (PMI), a marketing research firm.Unlike traditional m...
HEIC images in iOS 11 get support from imgix

HEIC images in iOS 11 get support from imgix

Monday, September 11, 2017 by

Ahead of the anticipated iOS 11 launch, imgix, a provider of on-demand image processing, has announced it will support the new HEIC image format that will be introduced along with the new mobile operating system from Apple. Remember the fairly new HEIC format aims to help your photos and videos take up alot less space on the device - as much as 50% less in most reports....
Travel app users will not put up with many problems

Travel app users will not put up with many problems

Sunday, September 10, 2017 by

1 in 4 users of mobile apps for travel say that they’ll abandon their bookings and use a competitor’s mobile app instead when faced with a network error such as a timeout or missing image, according to a new study of US & UK consumers conducted by Neumob. The company’s exclusive consumer research study is captured in a new paper called "Mobile Apps for Tra...
Data capturing drones are helping enterprise map the world

Data capturing drones are helping enterprise map the world

Friday, September 08, 2017 by

The world is clamoring for data that only a drone can deliver. Not toy drones for hobbyists. Not military drones. Powerful data-capturing drones that are transforming the way companies operate - offering unparalleled insight from 400 feet.According to the 2017 Drone Industry Trends Report by DroneDeploy, drones’ mapping capabilities are completely redefining old and cre...
Drawing app Da Vinci Eye releases for iOS

Drawing app Da Vinci Eye releases for iOS

Friday, September 08, 2017 by

The “Da Vinci Eye: Anyone Can Draw” app is now available on the Apple app store. Da Vinci Eye allows people of all ages and skill levels to learn to draw by tracing a picture projected through their iPhone screen. The app includes three different settings called classic, step-by-step and lesson of the day.  “After years of hearing family and friends explain to me t...
Low-code app development considerations

Low-code app development considerations

Friday, September 08, 2017 by

Love them or hate them, low-code platforms have made some notable impacts in the enterprise mobile app software development industry. The simple ease of use and low costs of such platforms at the expense of some creative freedoms has proven to be a revolutionary practice.That's why we sat down and had a chat with the experts to learn more on how low-code fares in the pr...
ShopAdvisor introduces version 3.0 of its API

ShopAdvisor introduces version 3.0 of its API

Thursday, September 07, 2017 by

ShopAdvisor, Inc, has announced the general availability of Version 3.0 of the ShopAdvisor API. Version 3.0 is faster, more efficient, and more accurate at returning the information needed to power campaigns that provide each consumer with a personalized shopping experience on their smartphone. Brands use the API to power campaigns that engage the shopper intelligently ...
Providing in-app customer support help from Helpshift

Providing in-app customer support help from Helpshift

Thursday, September 07, 2017 by

In today's hyper-competitive market, a developer must be sure to remove all potential friction points, which can irritate customers, or risk app extinction. Even the best of apps have seen this negative trend over a long period of time due directly to subjects like, customer support, scalability, and poor retention efforts.We had a chat with Abinash Tripathy, co-founder...
Is your app ready for Black Friday?

Is your app ready for Black Friday?

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by

With the increasing use of mobile devices for online shopping, a major share of every wallet is now going to online retailers. The convenience of shopping anytime; anywhere perfectly suits the busy, on-the-go generation that is giving eCommerce businesses a big boost. Despite this reality, more than 70% of SMBs do not have their websites ready for a sudden rise in traff...
Mirco Focus completes their merger with Hewlett Packard

Mirco Focus completes their merger with Hewlett Packard

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by

Micro Focus has announced the completion of its merger with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) software business to create a pure-play enterprise software company. This merger brings together the two companies together to form a new, combined company uniquely positioned to help customers maximize existing software investments and embrace innovation in a world of Hybrid ...
CoachGuitar teaches you guitar and lets us look under the hood

CoachGuitar teaches you guitar and lets us look under the hood

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by

CoachGuitar is a five-year old, France-based company that offers a unique method of teaching guitar enthusiasts of all skill levels how to play their favorite songs. Using the visual guitar teaching app, millions of students from around the globe download video tutorials and learn to play along. With a typical traffic of 2,000-3,000 downloads per day - and even reaching...
Mobile GPS Tracking app Chirp GPS launches 3.0

Mobile GPS Tracking app Chirp GPS launches 3.0

Monday, September 04, 2017 by

Chirp GPS, the professional mobile GPS tracking mobile app and website used by hundreds of thousands of professionals, has announced that the long awaited version 3.0 is now available for download in the Apple app store and Google play store.The update comes after a year in research and development, and through watching how users engaged with Chirp GPS in their daily li...
Build a mobile API ecosystem that is high performing and reliable

Build a mobile API ecosystem that is high performing and reliable

Saturday, September 02, 2017 by

Application Program Interfaces (API's) represent an effective way to build and manage mobile services. By using API's - a set of routines, protocols and tools for building software applications - application developers no longer have to buy technology software or hardware. Instead, they can simply plug into a growing open ecosystem of API-driven services. It is simple t...
Google ARCore SDK releases Unreal Engine support

Google ARCore SDK releases Unreal Engine support

Friday, September 01, 2017 by

Google has announced ARCore, bringing augmented reality (AR) functionality to Android smartphones. Developers can immediately get started with Google’s developer preview of ARCore, which also includes Unreal Engine support. ARCore enables AR development across Android ecosystem, giving developers the ability to make compelling AR experiences without the need for any add...
Open-Xchange goes distributed with Hazelcast

Open-Xchange goes distributed with Hazelcast

Friday, September 01, 2017 by

Open-Xchange has announced that it has deployed Hazelcast to implement new distributed session storage capabilities for OX customers. Previously, when an OX server was shut down for maintenance, all user sessions on the machine were lost. Users were required to login again. The new distributed session storage capabilities, powered by Hazelcast IMDG, ensure all user sess...
Managed DNS for China to be launched by NS1

Managed DNS for China to be launched by NS1

Friday, September 01, 2017 by

NS1 announced the launch of Managed DNS for China. With this launch, NS1 brings to market the first managed DNS network within Mainland China to fully support advanced traffic management features.The platform involves a new DNS network comprised of delivery nodes physically located in mainland China that are well-interconnected with major Chinese internet service provid...
Tips for securing container deployments

Tips for securing container deployments

Friday, September 01, 2017 by

Container deployments are still susceptible to the regular threats that other types of deployments are - including DDoS and cross-site scripting attacks. In fact, hackers often take advantage of compromised containers to scan sensitive data, download malware, or privilegeunauthorized access to any of your containers, hosts or data centers.Fei Huang is the CEO of NeuVect...
The HBO hack reveals how vulnerable data is to black hats

The HBO hack reveals how vulnerable data is to black hats

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by

The HBO hack is the latest in a string of high-profile hacks over the last two years (Dropbox, Yahoo!, UK Ministry of Health) where a handful of vulnerable servers were compromised and used to take down and steal information. Studies have shown the next year represent a turning point in the digitization of enterprise content. A recent Forrester study commissioned by Alf...
Make better apps to get enterprise users engaged

Make better apps to get enterprise users engaged

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by

Think about all the big (and little) moments that can make or break your business. Like when managers are prioritizing their spending for the coming year. Or when sales reps are pitching to your biggest client. These moments of engagement are the vital times when employees need instant access to insights that will help them make smarter decisions and perform at the top ...
When Taylor Swift crashes servers

When Taylor Swift crashes servers

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by

Whether it be a new pop star album, release of a new season of a TV show, or a "fight of the century" style hyped up fight, we never quite think about what it takes in technological infrastructure to make all of the magic happen. In particular, with the release of Taylor Swift's latest song, "Look what you made me do," a similar situation arose which had many scrambling...
Analysis reveals app push notifications increase spending by 16 percent

Analysis reveals app push notifications increase spending by 16 percent

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by

Leanplum, has announced a new Mobile Marketing Trends report, “In-App Purchases Now: Insights to Driving Mobile Revenue,” which uncovers key drivers for increasing in-app purchases. Previous Leanplum data identified that 90% of mobile shopping carts are abandoned without completing a purchase. Leanplum’s latest report, based on data captured by Leanplum from more than 5...
IDERA acquires Sencha to provide web developer tools

IDERA acquires Sencha to provide web developer tools

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by

IDERA, Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire Sencha, a web application development platform. Sencha will be integrated with Embarcadero, IDERA, Inc.’s developer tools division.Sencha’s Web Application Development Platform empowers companies to design, develop and test cross-platform web applications for desktops, tablets and smartphones. IDERA also noted that "in r...
DH2i launches DxEnterprise v17 for databases and Docker containers

DH2i launches DxEnterprise v17 for databases and Docker containers

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by

DH2i has announced the release of DxEnterprise v17, a unified Windows and Linux Smart Availability solution for databases and stateful Docker containers. The latest generation of DH2i's software that enables workload and data portability and high availability, DxEnterprise v17, features built-in DR-readiness while ensuring near-zero planned and unplanned downtime-all wh...
How app developers can avoid costly IP mistakes

How app developers can avoid costly IP mistakes

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by

In the early stages of product development, app developers often pour time and resources into building a viable business, development, and marketing. And while most app developers certainly take intellectual property (IP) protection into consideration, the unfortunate reality is that many underestimate just how integral a strong IP strategy is to commercial success and ...
AI will create more jobs than it takes

AI will create more jobs than it takes

Monday, August 28, 2017 by

It is safe to say AI-powered terminators will not be taking over the world anytime soon. But the idea of AI automating jobs and taking them away from Americans has been the talk of the town. AI, known as artificial intelligence, has had increased use amongst large companies with its intelligent technology ranging though many industries. Instead of consumers focusing on ...
Coresystems-SightCall partnership brings AR to field service

Coresystems-SightCall partnership brings AR to field service

Monday, August 28, 2017 by

Coresystems, a provider of cloud-based field service and workforce management software, has announced its partnership with SightCall, a video communications cloud platform. The partnership will bring the augmented reality (AR) functionalities of SightCall’s Video Assistance to Coresystems’ field service solution, allowing for field technicians to leverage augmented remo...
Building a viral app platform

Building a viral app platform

Monday, August 28, 2017 by

With the 1 year anniversary of Pokemon Go fresh in our minds, it's fair to wonder why more mobile games have not reached the same level of success. Many have made an initial splash but failed to maintain the momentum necessary to achieve viral status. One notable exception is Trivia Crack. Since it's release in 2013, the mobile gaming sensation has been downloaded more ...
Human assisted AI analytics updates by Pramata in Summer ཌྷ version

Human assisted AI analytics updates by Pramata in Summer '17 version

Saturday, August 26, 2017 by

Pramata, a commercial relationship operations company, has announced its Summer ‘17 Release which features a new suite of applications that leverage machine learning and built-in analytics to gain new insights from customer, partner and supplier data. By combining a software platform and human-assisted artificial intelligence (AI), Pramata customers can now quickly oper...
OfferCraft and Swinomish Casino launch new gamified campaigns

OfferCraft and Swinomish Casino launch new gamified campaigns

Friday, August 25, 2017 by

OfferCraft has teamed up with Swinomish Casino & Lodge in Anacortes, Washington, to launch weekly gamified offers that customers can play on their website, in email and via social media. And each week, the Swinomish Team offers a live look at each game on Facebook.The games, themed around a movie series, summer holidays and casino amenities and anniversaries, have b...
A poor tester blames his tools

A poor tester blames his tools

Friday, August 25, 2017 by

We've all heard that an artist is only as good as his tools. But does that ring true for app testing? The shear number of application testing products may seem overwhelming at first, but finding the most efficient environment for your app can be the difference between success and failure. Asaf Saar is the Director of Product Management at Sauce Labs, a company that deve...
Making the DevOps DNS Connection

Making the DevOps DNS Connection

Friday, August 25, 2017 by

What is DevOps and why has the DevOps model become so popular? It is an approach to development that saves money and increases efficiency. It results in faster development cycles, fewer errors, and not as many pricy code fixes post-deployment. In contrast to the previous Waterfall model, DevOps aims for continuous development and deployment. To achieve this, organizatio...
Viaplay launches direct carrier billing with Fortumo

Viaplay launches direct carrier billing with Fortumo

Friday, August 25, 2017 by

The video streaming service Viaplay and the mobile payments company Fortumo announced the launch of a direct carrier billing partnership. Users can now purchase access to both Viaplay and Viaplay Sport by charging the payment to their mobile phone bill or deducting it from their prepaid SIM card balance. The first market where the payment method has been rolled out is E...
The future of the voice enabled AI

The future of the voice enabled AI

Friday, August 25, 2017 by

Eventually everything you own will be commanded with text or voice in the future. But specifically we may see that voice has the advantage over it's counterpart due to a more natural feel and simplicity of use. That is why things like Amazon Alexa are starting to take off. Voice recognition has finally got on par with text, and it’s now much faster to say a command than...
Walmart partners with Google and takes aim at Amazon

Walmart partners with Google and takes aim at Amazon

Thursday, August 24, 2017 by

Walmart announced a partnership with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items for voice shopping via Google Assistant - the largest number of items currently offered by a retailer through the platform. One of the primary use cases for voice shopping will be the ability to build a basket of previously purchased everyday essentials.Walmart’s blog post acknowledges h...
Kony introduces us to AppPlatform V8

Kony introduces us to AppPlatform V8

Thursday, August 24, 2017 by

Businesses big and small are feeling the mounting pressure of increasing demand by their clients, employees and partners for mobile apps. Many of them struggle to meet this demand. Especially with limited budgets and lack of in-house developer skills, which seem to be the biggest hurdles.To help solve this mobile app dilemma, Kony recently launched its Kony AppPlatform ...
Immersv VR and Mobile 360 marketing firm nabs $10.5M in Series A

Immersv VR and Mobile 360 marketing firm nabs $10.5M in Series A

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

Immersv, an interactive advertising platform for Mobile 360 and Virtual Reality, has completed a $10.5 million Series A round of financing. The Series A financing builds on a year of significant product and market momentum for Immersv, which combines interactive 360 advertising with a programmatic real time bidding platform. The company has recently signed programmatic ...
Feedback by BugReplay announced for Google Chrome

Feedback by BugReplay announced for Google Chrome

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

BugReplay has announced the availability of “Feedback by BugReplay,” a bug reporting tool that helps users quickly and accurately submit detailed bug reports about website problems to customer support teams. Downloadable as a Google Chrome extension, Feedback creates a synchronized screen recording of a website user’s actions, network traffic, JavaScript logs and other ...
IBM announces blockchain integration with bigbox food supply chains

IBM announces blockchain integration with bigbox food supply chains

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

A group of companies across the global food supply chain have announced a major blockchain collaboration with IBM intended to further strengthen consumer confidence in the global food system. The consortium includes Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart, who will work with IBM to id...
Application performance monitoring and cloud migration

Application performance monitoring and cloud migration

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

The IT organization is becoming more and more strategic in helping companies reach their business goals. Companies are using technology as a means to not just expose new opportunities and tap into new markets but find ways to relate to their customer base and drive loyalty. As most of us are well aware, the primary choice for businesses today is to move as much of their...
Quest launches Toad Edge toolset for MySQL

Quest launches Toad Edge toolset for MySQL

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by

Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, has announced the availability of Toad Edge, a new commercial database toolset that makes it easy for development teams and database administrators (DBAs) to develop and manage next-generation open source database environments. With the first release supporting MySQL, Toad Edge saves time, minim...
$40 million genomics accelerator introduced by Helix and Illumina

$40 million genomics accelerator introduced by Helix and Illumina

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by

Helix, a personal genomics company, has announced a collaboration with Illumina Accelerator, a business accelerator focused solely on creating an innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry. Together, the organizations will partner with entrepreneurs to foster and accelerate innovation and development of DNA-driven products and insights for consumers. Interested star...
Live call routing feature released by VictorOps using Twilio functions

Live call routing feature released by VictorOps using Twilio functions

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by

VictorOps, a real-time incident management company for DevOps teams, announced the successful implementation of Live Call Routing, a new feature for critical incident management. Live Call Routing is built using Twilio Functions, a serverless environment for building and running communications applications via the Twilio Platform. With Live Call Routing, VictorOps users...
Slow apps and websites can ruin your reputation

Slow apps and websites can ruin your reputation

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by

App and web users are growing more demanding and less forgiving, according to the results of a consumer survey from Apica. In a clear call to action for organizations around the world, Apica's survey found that three quarters of respondents expect websites and apps to perform faster than they did three years ago. Apica conducted the survey among internet users in the UK...
Eclipse could cause millions of smart phones to fry

Eclipse could cause millions of smart phones to fry

Saturday, August 19, 2017 by

Virtually everyone has a smartphone and other smart devices (iPads, etc.) that offer the ability to take great images, video,  and even time lapse video. These devices are going to be the go-to option for people wanting to image the Great Solar Eclipse of 2017.But what people don’t realize is that imaging the Sun with your smart device without any additional f...
Zinnov names Aricent a leader in IoT

Zinnov names Aricent a leader in IoT

Friday, August 18, 2017 by

Aricent, a global design and engineering company, has announced that for the second year running, the company has been recognized among the leading players in the IoT market by Zinnov. The Zinnov Zones 2017 IoT Technology Services report classed Aricent in the leadership zone in five major industry categories that underline the company’s rich heritage in innovation and ...
Russian mobile markets showing good signs for growth

Russian mobile markets showing good signs for growth

Friday, August 18, 2017 by

With just $1.4 billion in revenues last year, the Russian gaming market looks rather modest when compared to the $24-billion Chinese market and the nearly $4-billion British market. However, a multitude of factors make the Russian market highly attractive to international investors and game publishers, says a report published by mobile marketing agency Zorka.Mobi and bu...
Lucktastic launches the Total Eclipse Showdown on their app

Lucktastic launches the Total Eclipse Showdown on their app

Friday, August 18, 2017 by

Lucktastic, a pure play, free app and entertainment destination that is reimagining winning experiences, rewards, and discovery has today announced an exciting new in-app event in honor of the upcoming solar eclipse. The "Total Eclipse Showdown" event starts Friday, August 18th and will run until the end of the eclipse. The ‘Showdown” culminates with a dramatic Facebook...
W3C Publishing Summit event docket announced

W3C Publishing Summit event docket announced

Friday, August 18, 2017 by

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced the program of its inaugural W3C Publishing Summit to be held 9-10 November 2017 in the San Francisco Bay area, California, featuring keynotes from Internet pioneer and futurist Tim O’Reilly and Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis.Publishing and the Web interact in innumerable ways. From schools to libraries, from design to production ...
AR experience to be provided as New York Jets team up with Xperiel

AR experience to be provided as New York Jets team up with Xperiel

Friday, August 18, 2017 by

To kick-off the 2017-2018 NFL season, the New York Jets and Xperiel, inventor of the Real World Web (RWW) platform, are announcing a partnership to bring football fans’ favorite in-stadium activities right to their fingertips. Starting on September 24, during the home game against the Miami Dolphins, fans using the New York Jets app will be able to participate in custom...
Mobile SDKs: What they really do to your mobile app

Mobile SDKs: What they really do to your mobile app

Friday, August 18, 2017 by

Mobile SDKs; love them or hate them, they're here to stay. They provide our apps with all sorts of functionality that would be incredibly time consuming to build, and they give us another means to monetize our apps. Third party SDKs are in fact, quite popular. According to a study done by SafeDK, on average each Android app uses nearly 18 third party SDKs. That number i...
3 new tools released by Red Hat

3 new tools released by Red Hat

Friday, August 18, 2017 by

Red Hat has released all new developer tools, available on multiple platforms. This collection of tools has been assembled into an easy-to-use installer to help software developers quickly and easily put together a development environment to create containerized enterprise Java apps by installing OpenShift on their desktop. The Developer Tools Installer will automatical...
Apps with subscriptions should read this report about pricing

Apps with subscriptions should read this report about pricing

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by

Liftoff, a mobile app marketing and retargeting company, has released a report dedicated entirely to trends around subscription apps. The surprising data shows that setting subscription costs too low might actually lose otherwise-loyal app users. Additionally, the report looks into which price group converts users fastest, and highlights untapped potential in the male s...
A guide to monetizing apps using mobile native advertising

A guide to monetizing apps using mobile native advertising

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by

The pace of innovation in mobile advertising has never been greater. While we have seen significant gains over the last few years, today, the industry is benefiting from the convergence of three areas - native ads, programmatic buying and enhanced targeting. This powerful fusion is essential to ensure a future in mobile advertising which provides users with a relevant a...
Web professionals reporting client growth says GoDaddy

Web professionals reporting client growth says GoDaddy

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by

A survey of web developers and designers finds that the web professional industry continues to boom two decades after the emergence of the Internet. Rapid growth in clients is fueled by the retail and travel industries, according to a new global research study commissioned by GoDaddy.The industry study, conducted in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Bra...
Developers playing nice with the platform approach to making apps

Developers playing nice with the platform approach to making apps

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by

Kumar manages travel and logistics for a large banking company. He handles the mammoth task of arranging transport for employees who work beyond regular hours, and this takes up considerable time and effort, with back-and-forth messaging and calls. His problem is compounded by the fact that many employees are restricted from carrying personal computing devices (such as ...
Codeless security integrations by Blackberry and Appdome announced

Codeless security integrations by Blackberry and Appdome announced

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by

BlackBerry Limited and Appdome, a cloud hub for mobile app integration, announced they are enabling codeless integration of secure voice, video and messaging capabilities. Available under Appdome’s newest service category, Secure Messaging, the BBM Enterprise SDK (software development kit) offers a growing set of secure communications capabilities that mobile app develo...
Xojo 2017 cross platform tool updates are now available

Xojo 2017 cross platform tool updates are now available

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by

Xojo, Inc., a company helping developers create native cross-platform applications, has announced the availability of Xojo 2017 Release 2. Xojo is a rapid application development tool for making apps for the desktop (macOS, Windows and Linux), web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. In addition to over 250 improvements, this release focuses on enhancements to 64-bit support, Linux ...
Everything you need to know about DBaaS

Everything you need to know about DBaaS

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by

With any business, there comes a constant string of decisions a start-up founder, CTO, or small business owner must make to assure that the technologies they manage are being utilized to their fullest potential. Managing such technologies may have been difficult in the past, but in today's cloud environments, which provide virtually limitless capabilities, the burden is...
Appdome integrates into the AppConfig community

Appdome integrates into the AppConfig community

Monday, August 14, 2017 by

Appdome, a cloud hub for mobile app integration, has joined the AppConfig Community, re-affirming its ongoing commitment to a secure and efficient mobile industry. AppConfig’s best practice feature-set can now be automatically integrated in apps via the Appdome platform, all without any code or coding. App Publishers (ISVs) and enterprise app developers can add AppConfi...
The mobile printing six best practices for developers

The mobile printing six best practices for developers

Monday, August 14, 2017 by

When creating apps, a developer works hard to ensure optimal functionality and a great user experience - so it's critical that an app is truly the best it can be for its audience. These days, ensuring functionality and engagement means adding mobile print to an app. Mobile printing is an unmet need in many apps: According to an InfoTrends study, 95 percent of consumers ...
Veracode announced two new key integrations

Veracode announced two new key integrations

Friday, August 11, 2017 by

Veracode, a software security company acquired by CA Technologies, has announced the Veracode HPE Application Lifecycle Manager (ALM) Flaw Synchronizer Plug-in, which empowers development and QA/release engineers to fix security vulnerabilities early in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). The company also announced an enhanced integration to the Veracode Applicat...
How event automation is helping equip marketers to convert

How event automation is helping equip marketers to convert

Friday, August 11, 2017 by

A new survey from Certain, a provider of enterprise event automation, reveals that despite technology advances, many marketers still struggle to capitalize on leads generated following in-person events. Events continue to be rated the number one most effective B2B marketing tactic because of their high returns. However, data from Certain’s survey (pulled from over 150 m...
5 Agile practices to keep pace with digital transformation

5 Agile practices to keep pace with digital transformation

Friday, August 11, 2017 by

Disruptive, continuous change is now the norm. Online companies like Uber, Airbnb and Netflix have transformed the transportation, hospitality and entertainment industries with disruptive technologies and services that couldn’t have been conceived just ten years ago.However, enterprise organizations have been slower to respond. While customer facing web and mobile appli...
Fillr reaches 100 million monthly active users

Fillr reaches 100 million monthly active users

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by

Fillr has announced that its mobile Autofill as a Service platform now reaches 100 million monthly active users worldwide. Providing one-click, accurate, and secure autofill for checkout forms, the Fillr Autofill as a Service (FAaaS) platform helps mobile digital commerce businesses take advantage of the exploding growth in mobile commerce, which claims 90 percent of mo...
Learn FileMaker with help from new Custom App Academy

Learn FileMaker with help from new Custom App Academy

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by

FileMaker, Inc. has announced the launch of its Custom App Academy and FileMaker Developer Conference videos designed to help individuals learn to build custom apps using their Platform.The new Custom App Academy includes video tutorials with step-by-step guidance tailored to the learner’s level:- Fundamentals: Provides an overview of their Platform and the basic naviga...
Vungle SDK to be released on the Amazon Fire tablet

Vungle SDK to be released on the Amazon Fire tablet

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 by

Vungle, a marketing platform for in-app video ads, has announced the upcoming release of a software developer kit (SDK) for Amazon's popular Fire tablets. Vungle, working together with Amazon Appstore, will bring its user acquisition and monetization platform to Fire tablets.According to analyst firm IDC, adoption of Amazon devices increased 1,200 percent year over year...
NoSQL databases can now use Hackolade's CLI

NoSQL databases can now use Hackolade's CLI

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 by

With GDPR quickly approaching, Hackolade has announced its Command Line Interface (CLI) to help companies with the pending GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulatory compliance (scheduled for May 25, 2018), along with overall corporate data governance needs. The CLI is currently available for the following NoSQL databases: MongoDB, Couchbase, DynamoDB, and Azu...
NodeSource integrates with AppDynamics

NodeSource integrates with AppDynamics

Monday, August 07, 2017 by

NodeSource, the Node.js company, has announced that its flagship product N|Solid will integrate with AppDynamics, an application intelligence product. This collaboration will allow customers of both products to benefit from the Node.js telemetry provided by N|Solid, which reduces downtimes and helps companies achieve faster time-to-market for their Node.js applications....
Kendo UI Builder v2 is now compatable with Electron Shell framework

Kendo UI Builder v2 is now compatable with Electron Shell framework

Monday, August 07, 2017 by

Progress has announced the latest version of Progress Kendo UI Builder, a responsive web UI toolkit for rapidly delivering beautiful and intuitive web experiences. The new release introduces browser compatibility with Electron Shell, an extended library of built-in templates, the ability to customize screens with Blank View and enhanced data connectivity.“Today, the ult...
How in-memory computing is driving digital transformation technologies

How in-memory computing is driving digital transformation technologies

Monday, August 07, 2017 by

It increasingly seems that every business wants to become a data-driven software company. The success of Airbnb, Alibaba, Netflix and many others has CEOs, CIOs, and CDOs jumping on the digital transformation bandwagon and imagining all the possible ways they can leverage their intellectual property and unique data to deliver a service instead of just shipping products....

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