Apple WWDC 2022 announcements
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
"The release of iOS 16 promises the ability to customize the phone’s lock screen to an incredible degree, allowing users to change every aspect of the look of their screen. The new Live Activities feature also helps to avoid being bombarded with notifications.
Letting users have different lock screens for different purposes like work or personal is an inte...
PKI Spotlight security solution launches
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
PKI Solutions announced the introduction of PKI Spotlight, an industry solution that provides real-time monitoring and alerting of the availability, configuration, and security of all organizations' PKI environments, all consolidated into one easy-to-use dashboard. PKI is a foundational technology for almost every identity and data encryption solution...
Rollbar releases Adaptive Alerts feature
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Rollbar, provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, has announced Adaptive Alerts, a new feature that adds to its reliable, informative, and actionable alerts about unexpected issues in monitored applications and services. Rollbar’s error monitoring is state of the art and provides highly accurate alerts with fewer false positives and false nega...
App Tracking Transparency causes a shift in ad spending
Monday, November 8, 2021 by Jude O’Connor
The launch of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool has led to two-thirds of consumers opting out of app tracking. In response, the amount advertisers spend on iOS dropped by around a third, while simultaneously increasing by around 10% on Android. When it comes to User Acquisition, recent data from PubMatic shows that the share of mobile app ad spend on Andro...
Increase developer productivity with webhooks from CircleCI
Thursday, September 2, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
CircleCI, the continuous integration, and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform have announced CircleCI webhooks, a feature that provides software engineering teams the ability to build integrations that react to CircleCI job and workflow status notifications.
How to increase developer productivity with webhooks from CircleCI
Research shows that the performance lev...
How to get app reviews the right way
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Justin Welter
You’re playing a game on your phone and just finished a tough level. Or maybe you’re not into mobile games, but you are repeatedly swiping left if you know what I mean. Then a pop-up appears. “Like using our App? Rate us!” It stops your experience in its track to wait for a decision. What is driving these rating prompts, and why?
As Apple has ...
Automation Cookbook introduced by Applitools
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the launch of its “Automation Cookbook,” featuring free bite-sized videos aimed to upskill developers and test engineers of all experience levels. Anyone looking for quick answers to their test automation questions can use recipes to solve everyday challenges and also practice in the Test Kitchen for free. The initiative is led by Angie ...
Plectica LLC launches VideoKit for developers
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Plectica LLC introduced VideoKit, a developer tool that provides a fast and easy way to embed flexible video features into any software product or service, including custom apps built for virtual events, multiplayer games, remote work and other apps for collaboration and socializing.
Connecting and collaborating with others remotely - for work, school, or leisu...
Sendbird opens self-service portal for Sendbird calls APIs
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sendbird has opened a self-service portal for Sendbird Calls APIs. The new option makes it fast and easy for organizations to bring the power of voice and video to their apps. The company has also added several new features to the APIs, including call event webhooks and on-device recording. Additionally, Sendbird’s voice and video technology has been integrated in...
GDPR and data security
Friday, September 18, 2020 by Jonathan Weicher
How has the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affected your firm during the past two years? It has been nearly that long since GDPR went into effect across Europe, applicable for any organizations handling the personal information of European citizens. Since that time, it appears to be performing well up to expectations. Firms of all kinds find themse...
DevSecOps 7th annual Community Survey results
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sonatype published findings from its seventh annual DevSecOps Community Survey, based on responses from 5,045 software engineering professionals. The survey, developed and conducted in partnership with Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute, CloudBees, DevOps Institute, DevOps.com, DevSecOps Days, NowSecure, Security Boulevard, Verica, and All Day DevOps...
Cost to develop mobile apps
Friday, November 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
According to SmartBrain.io, the average cost to develop a mobile app in Eastern Europe is $23,000 versus $171,450 in the U.S.
SmartBrain.io analyzed data from more than 400 deals between Eastern European contractors and international startups and found out that developing a new app in Poland, Romania, Ukraine, or another Eastern European country requires, on average,...
iOS developer changes in iOS 13 you missed
Friday, October 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with George Deglin, CEO and Co-Founder at OneSignal who says the team at OneSignal has been tracking code changes in iOS 13 since June, and they identified several technical changes that Apple had not formally announced elsewhere. In Xcode 11 Apple changed the results of a function that many developers were using to get push tokens. More unann...
iOS 13 testing challenges
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Eran Kinsbruner
The arrival of Apple's new operating systems, iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, represent big releases with multiple updates and features that represent good news for consumers, such as the increased security and privacy features, enhanced user experience, and consolidated single sign-on. For app developers, it presents some exciting opportunities for innovation.
For anyone ...
Apps that communicate best with users
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Leanplum has announced the results of a new study on consumer sentiment toward brand communication. Study results show that brands primarily fail because they send too many and irrelevant notifications, yet brands like Facebook, Wells Fargo and Bank of America are the best at communicating with their users.
Notification bombardment leads to app deletion. Mo...
Fintech and developers get challenged by Finastra appathon
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Finastra has issued a challenge to Fintechs and developers with its first-ever public appathon, inviting anyone with a good idea to build an application that solves a common pain point for North American community banks and credit unions, using its FusionFabric.cloud platform.
Participants will use Finastra’s US Banking APIs, accessible for free on the FusionFa...
Why AR advertising is hard
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
To mark the second day of Cannes Lions Advertising Festival of Creativity 2019, Unity Technologies, the company powering more than 60% of all AR and VR content and serving more than 11B ads each month, has revealed the results of an independent research project on the state of the Augmented Reality (AR) advertising and marketing market in 2019. Unity surveyed approximat...
Kintone's redesigned mobile app
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Kintone announced a newly redesigned mobile app with a brand new user interface, better search and navigation capabilities, more intuitive workflows, updated notifications, and more. Kintone’s new mobile app was rebuilt to provide a more seamless experience for business users on the go.
The challenge most no-code solutions face is delivering a coherent experien...
Mobile user behavior is changing quickly says new Appnostic report
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile Posse in conjunction with Phoenix Marketing International released a study entitled, “The Appnostic Journey: How Changing Behavior is Creating New Opportunities,” that examines the intent and motivations of mobile device users - from the moment they begin the user journey.
Consumers unlock their smartphones an average of 70 times a day - and each t...
iOS 12 notifications did not change user behavior report says
Monday, March 25, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Urban Airship, a digital engagement platform, looked at the iOS 12 notification (push alerts) adoption rates in the first six months of its availability and came across some interesting findings. You might remember that a key pillar of the iOS 12 update was the introduction of quiet notifications and group notifications - well, it didn't matter says their findings.
HiTek Media and iSIGN Media partner to change digital marketing
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Hi-Tek Media announced a signed partnership agreement with iSIGN Media Corp. Both companies have joined forces to rewrite the rules in digital marketing and public safety. The four-year partnership, effective April 1, 2019 is accompanied with a $2,000,000 USD plus purchase order for all available iSIGN’s technologies including new enhanced proximity and wide area ...
Push notification value increases with intensity
Monday, March 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Marfeel has released the results of an extensive study that measured the value of push notifications to publishers and identified optimized strategies for increasing the value of push notifications by up to 40 percent.
The research defined a new metric, Subscriber Lifetime Value, or SLTV, to evaluate push notification strategies for customers using Marfeel’s au...
Tomorrows AIdriven contract management
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Colin Earl
Artificial intelligence (AI), a machine’s ability to perform human-like functions through planning, perceiving, learning, reasoning and problem solving, is poised to disrupt just about everything – or so the hype would have us believe. Businesses have begun to harness these technologies to tackle all kinds of issues. However, the reality is adoption has rais...
Lightning Platform Mobile from Salesforce aims to futureproof apps
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Adding another lego to the wall between native programmers and low-code app builders, Salesforce has just announced the new Lightning Platform Mobile, a set of tools and services that aim to empower business users to build quick, connected and future-proofed mobile apps.
Consumers today expect their mobile experiences to be immersive and easy-to-use. But with a...
Google is turning on the Restore feature soon
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
In a recent email sent to Android developers that have subscriptions enabled, Google wants to remind you that soon they will be activating the Restore feature. The email read:
"We are writing to let you know about an upcoming change to the Restore feature in the Google Play Console. On April 15, 2019, Google will be turning on the Restore feature for all develop...
What game developers can learn from Fortnite's rise
Friday, December 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Fortnite took over the video game world in 2018 and reached over $1 billion in sales, reaching every gaming fan with experiences on all the major consoles, mobile operating systems and even streaming platforms like Twitch. However, Fortnite seems to have reached a plateau with a recent study by StreamElements revealing viewership of the game has steadily declined since ...
No code platform Kintone now integrates with Microsoft Flow
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
The ability to incorporate data from key applications, such as Office 365 Outlook, Twitter and DocuSign, is critical to providing a secure, centralized repository of information that can be used to equip teams to respond more quickly to business issues through enterprise-wide collaboration.
To help, Kintone, the provider of a no-code application development platform ...
5 app development tips to help you avoid disaster
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Joe Hanson
Mobile app development: it’s easy and straightforward in the lab, but once your app is deployed to the wild, all bets are off. You need to deliver seamless, fast experiences for users on low-powered devices, in any number of network environments.
When it comes to building mobile apps, uncontrollable user behavior can lead you down the path to death by 1000 pape...
Testing your app for the holidays
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Eran Kinsbruner
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year and retailers of all sizes have already been busy preparing - and in some cases bracing - for the upcoming surge in traffic that is expected to hit their websites and mobile shopping apps this holiday season. Salesforce is predicting that mobile devices will drive 68 percent of all holiday shopping traffic this year,...
OneSignal hits 850,000+ push notifications per second
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
OneSignal set a new throughput record with their push notification service, delivering 850,000+ notifications per second - more than twice the competition.
OneSignal sends 4 billion push notifications per day, up 25% since September. OneSignal is used by 550,000+ developers and marketing teams including many Fortune 500 companies.
On election day, push notificatio...
Get your hyperlocal news fix with the Patch
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Patch has launched a new app for iOS and Android. The Patch app allows users to subscribe to a personalized newsfeed from multiple cities and towns across the U.S. Following a soft launch earlier this year, the app already has over 233,000 downloads and averages a 4.5-star rating on both the Apple and Android app stores.
“Everyone has a different idea of ...
Kony now supports making progressive web apps
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Kony, Inc. announced new enhancements of its Kony AppPlatform to support Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). Kony is the first vendor to support enterprise-grade, low-code PWA development for mission-critical apps. Developers can use Kony’s visual low-code platform to develop PWAs, while leveraging backend services and third-party integrations for building enterprise app...
Digital Automation Intelligence Suite from Eggplant gets updated
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Eggplant has announced the latest enhancements to its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Suite. They say these new capabilities further extend the level of intelligent automation and insight into the customer experience by assisting with the modeling and automation of complex systems, diagnosing problems identified in test and automating usability testing.
Holiday marketing strategies 2018 from Helpshift
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
New proprietary internal data has been released from Helpshift, the company whose AI-powered customer service platform enables consumer brands to message back and forth with their customers to get their questions answered efficiently.
Helpshift’s inaugural Holiday Performance Index includes data from the company’s retail and e-commerce customers for...
The subscription based app model is working and here's proof
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its annual Mobile App Engagement Index, describing trends in consumer app engagement and ways mobile marketers can adapt to thrive in the changing landscape. Specifically, the report reveals that mobile users are head over heels for the subscription model, with considerable momentum gained from last year. Additionally, the Index highlights a shift in ge...