TikTok sister app remains major money spinner for ByteDance
Friday, September 29, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
While TikTok continues dominating the social media space as the fastest-growing app in the market's history, its sister app, Douyin, remains the major money spinner for Chinese tech giant ByteDance.
According to data presented by OnlyAccounts.io, as the highest-grossing iPhone app globally, Douyin grossed $372 million in July or nearly 30% more than TikTok.
Most popular 2D game in America is Sonic the Hedgehog
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Sonic the Hedgehog is the most popular 2D video game in America, a new study has revealed.
The research, conducted by online gaming experts Indivisible Game, analyzed Google search data to determine which 2D game is the most popular in America. After devising a list of more than 200 games, the study combined five common search terms related to 2D games to reveal the ...
No code guide to app development
Friday, September 1, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Remember when crafting an app felt like climbing Mt. Everest in flip-flops? Those days are behind us! No longer do you need years of coding lessons or deep pockets to hire a dev team. In this beginner's guide to building apps without writing code, we'll first explain what low-code and no-code platforms are. We'll introduce the platforms available to you, gui...
Integrated API developer suite from SmartBear
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
SmartBear released SwaggerHub Portal, SwaggerHub’s new feature to customize consumer-facing documentation that drives the adoption of APIs. The developer-centric tool allows API providers to create customizable landing pages, providing consumers with comprehensive resources for easy implementation. Portal is integrated with SwaggerHub, the popular API design and d...
Detect hard coded secrets with new capabilities from Cycode
Thursday, August 10, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Cycode announced the expansion of its hard-coded secrets detection in cloud-based workplaces, as well as a collaboration with Azure DevOps pipelines to ensure end-to-end supply chain integrity and a new IDE plug-in for seamless integration with VS Code.
Building upon its existing code-to-cloud coverage, Cycode now extends its secrets scanning capabilities to encompas...
What Threads from Meta can teach developers about app marketing
Thursday, July 6, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
In the landscape of mobile applications, every new launch presents an opportunity to learn valuable lessons about app marketing and user engagement. Mark Zuckerberg, has achieved overnight success with the launch of the Threads app. The highly popular app is intertwined with Instagram and offers users a new way to message and network with friends and family.&n...
Fake app reviews impact developers more than you think
Thursday, June 29, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Developers are well aware that a significant portion of online reviews for products and services, including those on popular platforms like Amazon, eBay, and TripAdvisor, are in fact fake. The issue of fake app reviews has become an increasingly pressing concern. These deceptive reviews have wide effects on both developers and consumers alike, significantly impacting th...
Pega Infinity AI capabilities announced at PegaWorld
Friday, June 16, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Recently at PegaWorld iNspire, Pega announced the latest edition of its Pega Infinity software suite, which is enhanced with new AI and automation capabilities to help enterprises accelerate low code development, optimize processes, and enhance experiences for employees and customers.
These features will help organizations innovate faster, increase producti...
The Baby in Yellow Black Cat update is out now
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Scottish indie developer Team Terrible has today announced The Black Cat, the major content update for their highly popular game The Baby in Yellow, which is now available on iOS, and Android and debuting on Steam via Early Access!
"The Black Cat Update represents an incredible wealth of new playable content, including three new chapters, an abundance of pu...
Warning to app developers from dating app founder
Thursday, May 25, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Leading consensual non-monogamy (CNM) app 3Fun, is the victim of an attempted trademark infringement extortion plot that has included the temporary removal of the app from the iOS App Store. This unexpected disruption has greatly impacted 3Fun's business, as it loses new and current iOS users and risks losing its high ranking in the App Store.
The extortion plot ...
LawBase ChatGPT integration brings enhanced reporting capabilities
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
LawBase, the preeminent case and matter management software system for the legal industry announced it has added generative AI capabilities within the company’s flagship and award-winning platform.
LawBase is known for incredible flexibility without sacrificing functionality, and this integration with ChatGPT adds to this unique capability. Now, users can emplo...
AI e learning is becoming popular
Monday, May 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
After years of steadily picking up steam, online learning is experiencing undeniable explosive growth. The market is racing toward $1 trillion, with the corporate e-learning space expected to skyrocket 250% in the coming years. As e-learning continues to expand beyond the walls of academia, another game-changing phenomenon is going mainstream in a big way: artificial in...
Best alternative app store of the year award goes to AppGallery
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
AppGallery has won 'Best Alternative App Store of the Year' at the Mobile Games Awards (MGA) 2023 at an industry gala event held at BAFTA in London. A prestigious recognition that celebrates the very best in mobile, this award is an acknowledgment of AppGallery's commitment to users and developers. Not only is it an avenue where users can easily downloa...
Polygon blockchain improvements from Bisonai and Polygon Supernet
Thursday, May 4, 2023 by Richard Harris
Bisonai has joined forces with Polygon Supernet to revolutionize enterprise blockchain solutions, offering scalable and customizable Web3 infrastructure to businesses worldwide.
As companies increasingly look to adopt blockchain technology, they often encounter significant challenges related to scalability and complex infrastructure requirements. Bisonai's partne...
NFT marketplace and gallery to launch from Trend Innovations
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Trend Innovations Holding Inc. has recently announced that they will combine two recent acquisitions to upgrade and launch a more robust version of the company's newly acquired InstantFAME platform. InstantFAME is a mobile and web application, which operates in the multi-billion-dollar digital artwork marketplace for artists to securely publish and sell their d...
NFT buyers motivated by long term profit
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to an analysis by BitcoinCasinos, 39% of NFT buyers are motivated by the long-term profit factor.
"It appears that NFT buyers are quite savvy when it comes to their investments, carefully factoring in not only the utility of a given collection but also its potential resale value. As such, many NFT holders have been able to take advantage of this emergi...
Oxeye discovers vulnerability in HashiCorp Vault Project
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Oxeye announced the discovery of a new vulnerability in the HashiCorp Vault Project that has now been patched. HashiCorp Vault is a popular identity-based secret and encryption management system used to control access to API encryption keys, passwords, and certificates. The vulnerability was automatically discovered and reported by the Oxeye Platform during a deployment...
iOS 17 to allow sideloading apps on iPhone
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, iOS 17 will reportedly open up the iPhone to sideloading.
"Apple Inc. is preparing to allow alternative app stores on its iPhones and iPads, part of a sweeping overhaul aimed at complying with strict European Union requirements coming in 2024.
Software engineering and services employees are engaged in a major push to o...
Most popular games to earn cryptocurrency
Monday, April 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Public interest in cryptocurrency and everything tied to the digital landscape has seen exponential growth in recent years, garnering interest from long-term investors, traders, and global brands. The power of Web3 has been blurring the lines between physical and virtual, allowing people to earn money digitally through online games.
Renowned crypto gambling experts C...
New IoT light detection sensors from L com
Monday, April 10, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
L-com announced the expansion of its line of IoT light-detection environmental sensors. The sensors gauge either ambient or ultraviolet light.
The new sensors assist in the use of IoT data collection to make process control more efficient and lower building and process costs. Applications for light-detection sensors include greenhouses, agriculture, solar farms, labs...
Most profitable mobile games from 2022
Monday, February 27, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to the data gathered from Statista.com, Honor of Kings was the most profitable mobile video game in 2022. The MOBA game earned $2.2 billion from in-app purchase revenue. Honor of Kings is widely popular in China, and most of its revenue is generated in the country.
Battle royale game PUBG Mobile continues to be popular in the Asian market. PUBG Mobile earne...
Apps Americans trust the least
Thursday, February 23, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Pull out your phone…it’s time to see if you have any of America’s least trusted apps. As easy as it is to download an app, it’s also easy for providers to collect & possibly distribute your data.
So, Secure Data Recovery conducted a study to find out which apps Americans trust, and which collect the most data.
A survey from Secure Data...
Internet advertising continues to grow believe it or not
Thursday, February 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
Astute Analytica has found that internet advertising remains the largest and most rapidly growing sector in the digital marketing industry, reporting nearly $476.46 billion in revenue in 2022. According to their research, mobile advertising accounts for the largest portion of digital advertising spend, making up nearly half of the total revenue. Moreover, the study high...
Huawei and Samsung see drop in market shares
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
A popular mobile operating system, Android, has over 2.8 billion active users, and most prefer Samsung devices. Although the South Korean smartphone manufacturer remains an absolute leader in the market, both in terms of revenue and users, there have been changes in the market shares of top Android players.
According to data presented by CasinosEnLigne.com, Samsung, ...
Major cloud provider to start pricing war in 2023
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
The current cloud pricing model is very restrictive and follows a Hotel California style of easy in, hard out due to egress prices. This creates a moat-like structure where everything a business does must occur within one cloud for cost reasons. Due to this, it is likely that a major cloud player will make a shift and drop egress pricing in 2023, setting off a major pri...
Robots and app development predictions for 2023 from Mobot
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Richard Harris
Eden Full Goh from Mobot explains why mobile adoption is continuing to rise, how companies are increasingly becoming mobile-first, why QA is more critical than ever, what the role robotics is playing in relation to mobile app development, how companies can use plug-and-play to simplify tech stacks, and tons more.
Everyone is becoming a mobile-first company.
Nintendo Switch error monitoring from Bugsnag
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
SmartBear announced that its error monitoring and app stability tool Bugsnag now supports the Nintendo Switch system, giving gaming studios visibility across platforms and devices. With Bugsnag, developer teams can achieve better collaboration, faster deployments, and more stable applications to ensure every end-user has a next-level experience. Earlier this year, Smart...
Over 40 percent of DeFi token pairs may be fraudulent
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rome Blockchain Labs (RBL) has released new research showing that many token pairs on decentralized exchanges (DEXs) may be fraudulent or duplicates. Using its data service, RBL Net, the team analyzed data on over 1,000,000 pairs on Uniswap (ETH) and PancakeSwap (BNB).
In light of the many marketplace crashes and burgeoning fear in the marketplace, due to scandals li...
Using app gamification to get more people outdoors
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
Chimani is proud to roll out its most significant update to its popular gamification app for exploring our country’s vast number of parks and public lands! The new version has been rebuilt from the ground up with a completely redesigned user interface. It also features expanded content with the inclusion of state parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges....
Metaverse real estate secured by Primedia Pty Ltd
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
Primedia Pty Ltd has made another forward-thinking leap. The powerhouse organization that owns Primedia Outdoor, Primedia Broadcasting, and award-winning news brand Eyewitness News, has now secured virtual real estate in Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse.
Officially announced at the inaugural PrimeX event in Johannesburg, Primedia will enter the metaverse, t...
Mobile tower defense game stats
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Richard Harris
One of the most popular genres in mobile gaming is tower defense games. The mobile tower defense games market is especially popular on smartphones and tablets, where gamers can easily take them with them wherever they go. In addition, tower defense games are great for keeping people occupied on long road trips or flights, as they require little to no interaction from th...
Security practices of apps in the Google Play Store
Monday, September 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Data removal company Incogni analyzed the top 1,000 paid and unpaid apps available on the Google Play Store to discover the apps’ privacy and security practices.
Key privacy findings:
1 in 2 apps (55.2%) share your data with third parties.
Free apps share, on average, seven times more data points than paid apps.
The worst categ...
Developer led visibility practices advance at SmartBear
Thursday, September 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
SmartBear, a provider of software development and visibility tools, has hired world-class artificial intelligence (AI) leader Jim Wu as VP of AI and Data Science working in the SmartBear Innovation Labs and product management leader Anthony Bryce as VP of Product Management. Both are supporting the company’s strategy to provide critically-needed visibility for dev...
App store revenue increases for non game apps
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Gaming apps account for the majority of revenue on the App Store currently. However, that is to change in the coming years. According to the numbers presented by Safebettingsites.com, the user-spending on non-game apps in the App Store is set to increase by 176%, by 2026. This increase in revenue would see non-game spending from users eclipse the spending on games in th...
App Stability Index of top mobile apps
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear, a provider of software development and visibility tools, has released its 2022 App Stability Index Report measuring the stability of the top 250 mobile and web apps used by Bugsnag customers worldwide. Using Bugsnag data from a 30-day period, the third annual report shows mobile apps are continuing the release trend of once per week, moving from a weekly rele...