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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...
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...
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,”...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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....
iOS 11 developer tips to maximize your opportunities

iOS 11 developer tips to maximize your opportunities

Friday, August 04, 2017 by

One decade after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple is set to introduce the latest iOS. Deemed by the tech behemoth as the world's most advanced mobile operating system, iOS 11, still in public beta test, is packed with capabilities designed to help developers create cohesive and immersive user experiences. Following are new features and long-anticipated upgrades inc...
How mobile app testing has changed

How mobile app testing has changed

Friday, August 04, 2017 by

Technologies are rapidly evolving and ways of testing them are changing too. But one thing remains true - product quality must be high. Therefore, it is important to have a clear vision on how you will guarantee that your product is working as planned. Depending on the project, you can build your own testing team, hire professional consultants or do a combination of bot...
Low-code development is improving delivery speed

Low-code development is improving delivery speed

Thursday, August 03, 2017 by

New survey results from by Appian, from North American IT and executive leadership about their strategies for low-code platform implementation are out. The commissioned survey, conducted by leading independent analyst firm Forrester Consulting, shows decision-makers are leveraging low-code platforms to support three primary digital initiatives: digital process auto...
Developers are most wary of these technologies being hacked

Developers are most wary of these technologies being hacked

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 by

In a new survey by Netsparker Ltd., a provider of web applications security, developers agreed that the government and financial services are the two sectors most vulnerable to hacking and that smart home IoT is the most vulnerable technology.Propeller Insights conducted the recent survey of U.S.-based software developers for Netsparker from July 5-7, 2017.Government mo...
Missouri ranks 27th in key measures of strength in data-driven economy

Missouri ranks 27th in key measures of strength in data-driven economy

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 by

As data scientists and civic and business leaders across the country marshal the power of data and analytics to grow the economy and address societal challenges, Missouri ranks 27th in how well-prepared it is for success in this new data-driven environment, according to a new analysis by the Center for Data Innovation.The Center, a data-policy think tank affiliated with...
Mobile rewarded ads help increase IAP spends shows study

Mobile rewarded ads help increase IAP spends shows study

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 by

Rewarded videos inside games and apps can be a double edge sword. Give "something" to a user for watching a video is a gamble because it's hard to decipher how users will react. It's an obvious thought to wonder if rewarded ads take revenue away from In-App Purchases (IAPs). But new data out today from Tapjoy shows that rewarded ads actually help increase IAP ...
On the origin of applications: From monolith to microservices

On the origin of applications: From monolith to microservices

Monday, July 31, 2017 by

Computing and biology are often seen as existing on two separate planes: computing relies on order of operations and algorithms, while biology functions on organ systems and bodily processes (although, bio-computing is closing this gap). As different as they may seem, they hold a striking similarity in that they are both governed by natural selection - or in the case of...
Samsung ARTIK lets you monetize the data shared by IoT devices

Samsung ARTIK lets you monetize the data shared by IoT devices

Monday, July 31, 2017 by

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. just launched Samsung ARTIK Cloud Monetization for the Internet of Things (IoT), which is a  new service to monetize the data shared by IoT devices and enable an IoT data economy. For the first time since the dawn of IoT, device manufacturers and service providers can tap into an open ecosystem and create service plans that generate rev...
How developers can break the IoT language barrier

How developers can break the IoT language barrier

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by

Relationships aren’t successful when only one person is talking. A true relationship is a real, two-way conversation with both people initiating informal interactions. However, to get to a level of informality, you need context. Now imagine this relationship with your technology. When your basement floods, the home owner is alerted about the flood by a connected device,...
Adobe will be stopping updates for Flash by 2021

Adobe will be stopping updates for Flash by 2021

Friday, July 28, 2017 by

Adobe has announced its plans to stop updating and distributing Flash Player at the end of 2020. As open web standards like WebGL and HTML5 rapidly advanced to offer many of the web game development capabilities provided by Flash, it became clear that Flash's lifespan was limited.As a result, Facebook has partnered with game developers to support their HTML5 efforts, he...
Why Tricentis acquired Flood IO

Why Tricentis acquired Flood IO

Friday, July 28, 2017 by

Flood's breakthrough technology frees load testing from resource-intensive performance labs and "shifts it left" with a simplified and highly-scalable approach. Together, Tricentis and Flood are transforming load testing for today's lean, fast-paced delivery pipelines. Transforming Load Testing for DevOps and AgileFlood lets DevOps teams test how their applications...
Fighting mobile ad fraud with new Active Protect program

Fighting mobile ad fraud with new Active Protect program

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by

A mobile monetization and marketing company, ironSource, has announced the launch of the Active Protect program, a program for mobile advertisers which aims to prevent the most frequent types of fraud on non-SDK traffic - primarily attribution and device manipulation - by blocking fraudulent or manipulated traffic detected by the program in real-time and automatically r...
Vue.js framework steamrolling at VueConf this year

Vue.js framework steamrolling at VueConf this year

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by

VueConf, the first ever international conference dedicated solely to the Vue.js framework that took place on June 21-23, 2017 in Wrocław, was a major success. With 320 attendees flying in from 35 countries, VueConf has definitely proved that Vue is no longer just a blip on the framework map, but a mature technology adopted by leading businesses worldwide, such as Adobe ...
Neural processing engine inside new app provides driver assistance

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...
Actiance announces ISV Developer Program

Actiance announces ISV Developer Program

Monday, July 24, 2017 by

Actiance has announced its ISV Developer Program. The new partner program will expand Actiance’s compliance and archiving platform, providing customers with more powerful solutions to help them stay compliant with regulatory mandates set by FINRA, SEC, IIROC, FCA, GDPR, and MiFID II, and others, as well as gain valuable insights from the communications data they collect...
Why apps with subscription models are taking over

Why apps with subscription models are taking over

Monday, July 24, 2017 by

Anybody with a passing acquaintance with the app store, whether on iOS or Android, is fully aware of the vast quantities of apps crammed into every (digital) nook and crevice, with more being released each passing day. For Apple and Google, this competition is great - the more apps there are, the more money they make. But for app developers, more competition means that ...
NERDS GONE WILD exhibit by Todd Goldman has reached New York

NERDS GONE WILD exhibit by Todd Goldman has reached New York

Saturday, July 22, 2017 by

The Ross Art Group, Inc., a popular Midtown New York gallery, has announced “NERDS GONE WILD,” as part of an exclusive exhibit of original art of Todd Goldman artworks that celebrates how the tech industry and art collide. The exhibit titled “NEVER GROW UP” showcases “art you can enjoy seven days a week and it still makes you happy every time you look at it,” Goldman ce...
IBM Watson Analytics to improve the student retention rates at SCSU

IBM Watson Analytics to improve the student retention rates at SCSU

Friday, July 21, 2017 by

Low student retention rates continue to challenge many colleges and universities across the U.S. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported this summer that for all students who started college in the U.S. in the fall of 2015, only 61.1 percent returned to their original school for the fall semester of 2016. Studies show that college freshman who r...
CURRENT ཌྷ to bring together Christian business leaders

CURRENT '17 to bring together Christian business leaders

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by

C12, the nation’s largest network of Christian CEOs, business owners, and executives, this week excitedly announced their annual conference, CURRENT ’17, will be officially hosted this September 28 through the 30th at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.Curated specifically to celebrate 25-years of positive impact, CURRENT ’17 will feature guest speak...
Stop masking your crappy apps

Stop masking your crappy apps

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by

This may come as a surprise, but the “close door” button in an elevator does absolutely nothing to make the door shut faster. It’s purely a psychological ploy to ease the minds of impatient riders. It tricks them into thinking that they’re speeding up their ride when in reality it is solely designed to calm their nerves during unwanted seconds spent waiting.Developers h...
5,000 developers and professionals responded in Skill Up 2017

5,000 developers and professionals responded in Skill Up 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by

Nearly 5,000 developers and tech professionals across the world responded to Packt’s third annual Skill Up survey to share their thoughts on the latest tech tools and trends, and how they work and learn. Skill Up 2017 also investigated wider questions about the tech industry - from its status and value in organizations and industry, through to urgent issues around diver...
Metadata can be deadly in cyber exploitation

Metadata can be deadly in cyber exploitation

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by

When someone says "There's no cause for concern, it's only metadata" you can send them this:Metadata, or “data about data,” is collected and recorded to describe data, identify trends, administer algorithmic solutions, and model potential scenarios. When one understands how to make sense of seemingly random metadata or how to pair the data with other exfiltrated data po...
Cloud native app firewall Twistlock 2.1 launches

Cloud native app firewall Twistlock 2.1 launches

Monday, July 17, 2017 by

Twistlock, a provider of cloud container security solutions, has announced the availability of Twistlock 2.1. The latest release of their flagship product includes a first of its kind cloud native app firewall, vulnerability risk ranking that uses knowledge of an enterprise’s unique environment to prioritize what to fix first, a brand new dashboard and integrated secret...
Avocarrot Unified SSP for mobile is launched from Glispa

Avocarrot Unified SSP for mobile is launched from Glispa

Monday, July 17, 2017 by

Following the announcement of its fourth strategic acquisition, Glispa Global Group, a mobile ad tech company, unveils its newest product offering, Avocarrot, the full-service monetization platform which serves all types of mobile in-app advertising, both programmatic and performance-based. The new platform offers full transparency, control, and ease of use to boost and...
Zombie apps in the Google Play Store

Zombie apps in the Google Play Store

Friday, July 14, 2017 by

Anura, fraud protection software from eZanga that identifies bots and human fraud, has announced that more than 1,300 apps in the Google Play store contain code that activates Android phones in "sleep mode" for the purpose of engaging with mobile advertisements unbeknownst to their owners. After detecting click attempts made from a variety of Google Play Store apps...
Open Source Summit North America announces additional keynote speakers

Open Source Summit North America announces additional keynote speakers

Friday, July 14, 2017 by

The Linux Foundation has announced additional keynote speakers for Open Source Summit North America, taking place September 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA.The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit is the premier open source technical conference in North America, gathering 2,000 developers, operators and community leadership professionals to collaborate, share information and l...
Unity 2017.1 goes subscription based

Unity 2017.1 goes subscription based

Friday, July 14, 2017 by

Unity Technologies announced that Unity 2017.1 is now available to download from their Store. The update is the start of a new cycle that will evolve their popular game engine. 2017.1, which is the company’s first fully subscription-based product, focuses on helping teams work together more collaboratively by equipping artists and designers.“Unity 2017.1 is a one-stop c...
Box Elements for developers powers content experiences in their apps

Box Elements for developers powers content experiences in their apps

Friday, July 14, 2017 by

Box, Inc., a cloud content management company, has introduced Box Elements, a new set of tools for businesses of all sizes to bring their content experience into any application built with their Platform. The first set of tools, UI Elements, is generally available and includes four pre-built, customizable components of their user interface. The company also announced th...
Make 1 minute GIFs on Gfycat now

Make 1 minute GIFs on Gfycat now

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by

Gfycat, a user-generated GIF platform, has announced the launch of support for minute-long GIFs. Previously, GIFs on Gfycat were limited to 15 seconds or fewer.Support for longer GIFs is part of Gfycat’s larger vision for the future of short content, said Gfycat CEO Richard Rabbat. “We’re witnessing a shift in how consumers use GIFs and short videos. In addition to usin...
Onsen UI for Vue lets developers create mobile apps in Vue style

Onsen UI for Vue lets developers create mobile apps in Vue style

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by

Monaca, a HTML5 hybrid app development platform, announced its stable release of “Onsen UI for Vue”. Onsen UI is its open source UI framework for building hybrid mobile apps (Cordova/PhoneGap) and progressive web apps. Monaca released Onsen UI v2 in September 2016 with a significant architectural change. Onsen UI v2 has become a JavaScript framework independent, We...
OpenShift Online lets developers deploy and scale public cloud-native apps

OpenShift Online lets developers deploy and scale public cloud-native apps

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by

Red Hat, Inc. has introduced the next generation of Red Hat OpenShift Online, their open source, container-native, multi-tenant cloud platform. Based on the same Linux container- and Kubernetes-based foundation as the OpenShift Container Platform, OpenShift Online gives developers the ability to quickly and easily build, deploy and scale cloud-native applications in a p...
Introduction to Kubernetes from The Linux Foundation released

Introduction to Kubernetes from The Linux Foundation released

Monday, July 10, 2017 by

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, has announced its newest massive open online course (MOOC) is now available. The free course, LFS158x - Introduction to Kubernetes, is offered through edX, the nonprofit online learning platform founded in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of T...
The case for developer platforms as seen by Oracle

The case for developer platforms as seen by Oracle

Friday, July 07, 2017 by

Developers' lives are getting more challenging than ever. In the past, CIOs would give them the environment they had to work in, and operations was never part of their daily worries. But with the advent of cloud computing and broad adoption of DevOps methodologies, developers are now responsible for thinking about their environment, orchestrating containers, monitoring ...
Developers using Scribe get more tools to code faster

Developers using Scribe get more tools to code faster

Thursday, July 06, 2017 by

Scribe Software announced the general availability of the Developer Success Portal, designed to help developers do more with Scribe Online, its integration platform as a service (iPaaS). With the release, it offers a comprehensive resource that enables application and integration developers at enterprises, systems integrators, and SaaS providers to build applications th...
Net neutrality day set to be the largest online protest in years

Net neutrality day set to be the largest online protest in years

Thursday, July 06, 2017 by

Urban Dictionary, Bandcamp, Automattic (who run WordPress) and Discord are among latest major web platforms to join the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality scheduled for July 12th to oppose the FCC’s plan to slash Title II, the legal foundation for net neutrality rules that protect online free speech and innovation. Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, Amazon, Kicks...
IBM proves commitment to Java and Scala communities

IBM proves commitment to Java and Scala communities

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 by

IBM is announcing a collaborative development initiative with Lightbend, a creator of the Reactive Application Development Platform, to help advance the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive solutions in the enterprise. The resulting joint solutions will be designed to provide a complete toolchain for Java and Scala developers to easily build and dep...
Your Unite Europe 2017 keynote briefing

Your Unite Europe 2017 keynote briefing

Monday, July 03, 2017 by

Unite Europe 2017, taking place in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, has just kicked off! Over the next two days, artists, developers, teachers, filmmakers, researchers, storytellers and anyone using Unity will come together to talk about what they love most - creating with Unity.The opening keynote has just concluded and several big announcements have came down the pipe...
Helping tackle the Iranian drug addiction with an app

Helping tackle the Iranian drug addiction with an app

Friday, June 30, 2017 by

United for Iran, a Bay-Area NGO working to promote civil liberties and civil society in Iran, is announcing the release of Haami: a new android app that is designed to provide help for recovering from addiction.Haami, which means “ally,” is a mobile health application that will aid Iranians dealing with addiction by assisting them with dialing back compulsion and offeri...
$100M in app developer funds available to build Cloudflare apps

$100M in app developer funds available to build Cloudflare apps

Friday, June 30, 2017 by

Cloudflare, an Internet performance and security company, is introducing the all-new Cloudflare Apps, a free platform that enables developers to build applications that leverage their global infrastructure and distribute them to the more than six million users on their network. As part of this new platform, the company is announcing the $100 million Cloudflare Developer...
Poker Night in America bets on KamaGames to make their mobile app

Poker Night in America bets on KamaGames to make their mobile app

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by

The KamaGames Group, have announced their partnership with Poker Night in America, the high stakes poker television show, that premieres every Monday & Sunday on CBS Sports Network in North America.The partnership will see the release of a standalone branded Poker Night in America app which will leverage the KamaGames technology platform and global liquidity of play...
Open source is truly open for business

Open source is truly open for business

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by

NodeSource, the Node.js company, has announced the results of a new survey fielded among enterprise software developers ranking open source projects across a variety factors, including hiring, entrepreneurism and the likelihood of IPOs in the near future.The survey, which was aimed at gauging the momentum of Node.js within the open source software ecosystem, revealed th...
Cloud based POS system comes to AEVI Global Marketplace

Cloud based POS system comes to AEVI Global Marketplace

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by

At the Money20/20 event, AEVI and Epos Now has announced a partnership to bring customizable, cloud-based Point Of Sale (POS) systems to AEVI’s Global Marketplace, a B2B app store for business management. This collaboration will allow merchants to operate their POS system away from their premises, while protecting valuable data, and building a fully customizable and sca...
With DevOps security must work differently

With DevOps security must work differently

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by

Because “software is eating the world,” as Mark Andreessen famously noted, application security gets harder every day; every line of code written opens organizations to new vulnerabilities and breaches. Furthermore, legacy solutions, such as static analysis, dynamic analysis and web application firewalls have failed to keep pace with Agile and DevOps practices. Teams ne...
The holistic management of software comes to town from appOrbit

The holistic management of software comes to town from appOrbit

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by

appOrbit, a company that looks to help accelerate digital transformation, is coming out of stealth and has unveiled its new application platform, which allows customers to automate the moving of enterprise software onto any modern infrastructure. The new platform helps speed up the movement of legacy applications like Siebel and Oracle to any cloud or container infrastr...
Sygic Travel offers trip planning SDK and API to developers

Sygic Travel offers trip planning SDK and API to developers

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by

A global trip planner, Sygic Travel, is now offering its Software Development Kit containing standalone JSON API and libraries for iOS, Android and web to other developers. The content, which has already been used by millions of satisfied travelers, includes 20 million points of interest, 2 million hotels, 70,000 tours and thousands of 360° videos. It can be used to cre...
Corona goes free today including enterprise version

Corona goes free today including enterprise version

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by

Corona Labs​, the creators of a cross-platform app development platform, has announced that the Corona framework will become completely free for app developers starting today.  Until now, the Corona development platform existed in two versions: a free core product named Corona SDK and an additional paid option named Corona Enterprise. The Enterprise version allowed...
VASCO launches overlay detection in DIGIPASS

VASCO launches overlay detection in DIGIPASS

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a provider of identity, security and business productivity solutions, has announced its ability to help organizations detect and mitigate mobile application overlay attacks through added functionality in the DIGIPASS for Apps Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) module.Overlay attacks are increasingly being deployed to stea...
App Verify SDK gets update for new iOS capabilities

App Verify SDK gets update for new iOS capabilities

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

TeleSign, an end-to-end communications platform as a service (CPaaS), has announced new iOS capabilities for its mobile app verification service, App Verify. App Verify for iOS is a lightweight software development kit (SDK) that enables mobile app developers to streamline the onboarding account verification process to assist with increasing conversions and providing id...
BioBlox2D game helps you learn protein docking

BioBlox2D game helps you learn protein docking

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

BioBlox2D is a new free mobile computer game inspired by tackling one of the hardest problems in biological science - how molecules fit together.BioBlox2D is the result of a collaboration between researchers at Imperial College London and Goldsmiths, University of London. It turns the science of how proteins fit together (or ‘dock’) with smaller molecules, such as medic...
MongoDB delivers financial data up to 250x faster says IHS Markit

MongoDB delivers financial data up to 250x faster says IHS Markit

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

The data delivery service is powered by a complex infrastructure originally built on a relational database. Growing data volumes and new requirements mandated a faster and more scalable solution. For many customers, the value of data is directly related to its timeliness so even the slightest delay risks placing them at a competitive disadvantage. To improve the custome...
Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story

Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

Mozilla’s best-known open source project is likely the Firefox browser. But ask a computer science teacher or budding coder what Mozilla project they hold most dear, and you may receive a different answer: Thimble.Thimble is Mozilla’s free, educational code editor for teaching and learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It’s a highly visual and interactive tool: Every new ta...
Invisible payments inside mobile apps problem

Invisible payments inside mobile apps problem

Monday, June 19, 2017 by

Have you ever wondered how Uber automatically charges you for your ride without making you pull out your credit card or sign a receipt? "Invisible payments" like these are a growing trend and aside from ride sharing, the technology is now being implemented by companies with Amazon and major restaurant chains. For brands, invisible payments enhance the consumer experienc...
Samsung hosts first DeX developer workshop in New York

Samsung hosts first DeX developer workshop in New York

Friday, June 16, 2017 by

Samsung will host a free professional developer workshop for Samsung DeX, its new solution that lets you connect the Galaxy S8/S8+ to a monitor, mouse and keyboard and create a rich desktop experience.In this day-long workshop, enterprise application developers will learn how to optimize their existing applications for the features that DeX offers, including giving user...
WealthIntel and TAS Group sign letter of intent to develop W$T

WealthIntel and TAS Group sign letter of intent to develop W$T

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by

WealthIntel and TAS Group announced their execution of a Letter of Intent to join in the development of W$T's payment platform and TAS becoming strategic partner of W$T in card solutions and payment systems.TAS, through its subsidiary in the United States, plans to develop and assist WealthIntel in the implementation of its Intelligent System Method of Payment Finance a...
VidAngel is now open for business after intense legal battles

VidAngel is now open for business after intense legal battles

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by

VidAngel, an entertainment platform that lets their users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other content from movies and TV shows, is engaged in a high-profile legal battle with Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and Lucasfilm. These Hollywood studios have taken legal action in an effort to remove the 2005 Family Movie Act and prevent VidAngel from allowin...
Reward videos for mobile ads payoff the best says Tapjoy

Reward videos for mobile ads payoff the best says Tapjoy

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by

Consumers want their apps free and their ads rewarded. A new study by Tapjoy,  a mobile advertising platform, found that mobile gamers in the US prefer opt-in, rewarded advertisements over mandatory ads such as pre-roll videos by a 4-to-1 margin. The study also found that videos are far and away consumers’ favorite type of rewarded ads on mobile - preferred by at l...
Hazelcast updates its Jet distributed processing engine

Hazelcast updates its Jet distributed processing engine

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by

Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), has announced the 0.4 release of Hazelcast Jet - an application-embeddable, distributed processing engine for big data stream and batch. Major new functionality in Jet 0.4 includes event-time processing with tumbling, sliding and session windowing. Using these new capabilities, users benefit from a feature-rich strea...
Endpoint Systems is utilizing the new Google Jobs API

Endpoint Systems is utilizing the new Google Jobs API

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by

Endpoint Systems, a systems integrator and developer of service and API software solutions, has announced it will offer services to help companies migrate and integrate their systems with Google’s recently unveiled Jobs API platform. Google announced in May that it will be launching a job search engine in the U.S. that will leverage their existing technologies to offer ...
Personal Financial Wellness API announced at Digital Banking Summit

Personal Financial Wellness API announced at Digital Banking Summit

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by

Life and technology are becoming inseparable, with services like Amazon Alexa providing on-demand insights and forward-looking advice through the data we willingly provide to them. When it comes to leveraging that data to guide consumers in achieving financial balance and wellness, however, this type of simple, digital personalized guidance is lacking. This is surprisin...
New ad exchange auction platform from Appodeal launches

New ad exchange auction platform from Appodeal launches

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by

Appodeal​, an ad mediation platform for mobile developers, is entering programmatic market and launching its own ad exchange - AppodealX. The new product allows Appodeal to work with DSPs (demand side platforms) directly and provide app developers with premium advertisements offered by more than 100 ad demand sources.  The ad exchange is a platform which buys and s...
PacketZoom expands its offerings to SEA

PacketZoom expands its offerings to SEA

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by

Slow app speeds are a major problem for Southeast Asia, where a recent Digitimes report found that 3G/4G mobile broadband Internet access was expected to reach just 60% in Southeast Asia in 2017, compared to 81% for the United States and more than 90% for countries such as Japan and South Korea. PacketZoom’s own Mobile Observatory report also found a high number of netw...
Adopting DevOps should be a top priority for you right now

Adopting DevOps should be a top priority for you right now

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by

As DevOps becomes more mainstream, there has been a rush for companies to implement it and agile workflows. DevOps as a buzzword isn't going away anytime soon, but are companies truly "doing DevOps" to the best of their ability? Sacha Labourey, founder and CEO of CloudBees, a hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, discusses the difference between companies claiming to do...
New Talend Summer 2017 update boasts new offerings

New Talend Summer 2017 update boasts new offerings

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by

Talend, a cloud and big data integration solutions provider, unveiled a new version of its Data Fabric platform that is optimized to manage cloud and multi-cloud enterprise IT environments. Talend Summer ’17 helps manage information across many popular cloud platforms, enabling customers to integrate, cleanse and analyze data to gain a competitive edge.As businesses con...
The mobile ad fraud pandemic and what developers should know

The mobile ad fraud pandemic and what developers should know

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by

Mobile ad fraud is a big concern in the mobile space. Unfortunately, we have seen this before in ad tech - players looking to make a quick buck by following revenue via monetizing it in an illegal way. Mobile ad fraud has created a dark ripple in the space, resulting in a lot of mistrust. The challenge is that fraud is widespread, and fraudsters are getting more and mor...
Why brands will pay top dollar for your in-app inventory

Why brands will pay top dollar for your in-app inventory

Thursday, June 08, 2017 by

Ad fraud is expected to cost brands over $16 billion this year. The industry is on edge, and brand safety is a top concern. This is especially true after Fortune 500 advertisers discovered their ads appearing next to inappropriate content on Google’s Youtube.The industry has been working on solutions to curb ad fraud and increase brand safety, and yet the problem grows ...
Weather apps have the highest mobile ad eCPM finds new report

Weather apps have the highest mobile ad eCPM finds new report

Thursday, June 08, 2017 by

A new Q1 2017 report from Smaato was just released. Titled the "Global Trends in Mobile Advertising Report",  data was analyzed from 300 billion mobile ad impressions served on its exchange each month and found that mobile ad space is more valuable than ever before as global eCPMs grew almost 50 percent year-over-year.Fueled by explosive growth in the Asia-Pacific ...

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