Mobile Development and the race to cross-platform
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Alin Turcu
Since the turn of the century, mobile app development has increased dramatically year over year. In Q1 of 2020, the Apple App Store had approximately 1.8 million applications while Google Play Store had approx. 2.5 million. More important, every indication says this trend will continue, and with COVID-19 impacting every business of every size, the reality is that all bu...
mimik Inc partners with AWS to offer a hybrid edge cloud platform
Thursday, July 30, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
mimik Inc. announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer its patented Hybrid Edge Cloud platform to AWS customers across industry verticals to develop applications utilizing the resources of edge devices and AWS infrastructure. The collaboration is designed to empower developers to leverage the computing resources of edge devices such as sm...
Zappar computer vision libraries now available as SDKs
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
"The release of Universal AR is...
Impact of Visual AI on test automation
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI-powered test automation, has announced an industry report that reveals the impact of Visual AI on the performance of the most popular open-source test frameworks - Cypress, Selenium, and WebdriverIO. Data was sourced from 288 quality engineers across 101 countries, spending an average of 11 hours during November 2019. This amounts t...
Best mobile testing practices for 2020 from Testlio emerges
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
Today, users access mobile apps through devices that offer thousands of combinations of screen sizes and operating systems, leaving app QA managers with a challenging decision of how many and which devices to prioritize.
Recently, managed app testing company, Testlio released new mobile device testing data from a recent query of its client base, providing a unique lo...
All things Java
Friday, January 10, 2020 by Richard Harris
In an age when there is a constant demand for new, especially when it comes to technology, some things continue to stand the test of time. Java, for example, has been around for decades, but it is still the go-to programming language for untold numbers of developers. In fact, the language has never fallen below No. 2 on the Tiobe Index, and as of August 2019, it was No....
.NET Core 3.0 is here
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 3.0. It includes many improvements, including adding Windows Forms and WPF, adding new JSON APIs, support for ARM64 and improving performance across the board. C# 8 is also part of this release, which includes nullable, async streams, and more patterns. F# 4.7 is included and focused on relaxing syntax and targeting .NET ...
Ad LTV benchmarks report for Q2 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
SOOMLA, the mobile admeasurement and insights company, has released its first Ad LTV Benchmarks report for 2019.
This report provides an in-depth analysis that unveils mobile Ad LTV (lifetime value) data for Day 7 and Day 30 Broken down by Traffic Sources, Device Models, Operating Systems and Countries. The purpose of the Ad LTV report is to expose in-app ...
Mobile marketing 2019 landscape unmasked via Adjust Benchmarks
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
Adjust’s Global Benchmarks 2.0 is designed to empower marketers and publishers to better understand the mobile marketing landscape, the tool is the first of its kind to make specific KPIs, such as retention and fraud data, publicly available.
The insights are based on Adjust’s aggregated database and analyze a combination of over 7,000 apps. The tool can ...
Advertisers are ditching the open market report from PubMatic says
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
PubMatic has released the findings of its second Quarterly Mobile Index (QMI), highlighting three key Q2 2019 trends to provide both advertisers and publishers with insights around mobile advertising, leading to smarter programmatic strategies and future mobile opportunities.
Findings show a remarkable ecosystem push towards higher mobile inventory quality and buyer ...
Zeroday vulnerability announced byMcAfee at Defcon
Monday, August 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
At DEFCON, McAfee has announced the discovery of a zero-day vulnerability in a commonly used Delta industrial control system.
The vulnerability found in the Delta enteliBUS Manager could allow malicious actors complete control of the operating system, enabling remote manipulation of access control systems, boiler rooms, temperature control for critical systems and mo...
HeadSpin acquires performance testing company and launches new tools
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
In an email to ADM, HeadSpin said they have acquired application performance testing company NimbleDroid. Effective immediately, HeadSpin will integrate the NimbleDroid functional performance testing tools into its core platform and all employees will join HeadSpin including NimbleDroid co-founder and CEO Junfeng Yang, who has been named Chief Scientist of HeadSpin...
Serverless computing 101 for developers
Monday, March 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hosting application data in the cloud is nothing new, it's as old as the Internet itself. But what is new is the way today's cloud platforms can intelligently manage the data and infrastructure itself along with the data, making the entire hosting experience seem serverless.
Nimbella, a serverless computing platform that is cloud-agnostic, recently closed a s...
American dating app registrations drop almost 500 percent
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its third annual dating apps research and analysis. The most comprehensive and longitudinal study of its kind, the data reveals sweeping demographic and regional changes in the world of dating apps that mobile marketers need to know to succeed in 2019. Chief among the insights are the rise of Latin America (LATAM), a drop-off in North America (NAR), and...
The first Kubernetes native IDE lands from Red Hat
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced the general availability of Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, a Kubernetes-native, browser-based development environment that enables smoother collaboration across the development team. Based on the open source Eclipse Che integrated development environment (IDE) project, CodeReady Workspaces is optimized for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterpr...
Wireless Gecko portfolio cuts WiFi power consumption in half
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs expands its groundbreaking Wi-Fi portfolio of modules and transceivers, enabling developers to create end node products with best-in-class power efficiency, superior RF blocking performance and advanced security. Designed for the specific needs of IoT applications, the Wireless Gecko portfolio cuts Wi-Fi power consumption in half compared to competitive off...
Creating native mobile apps without writing native code
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Native programming can strike fear into the heart of anyone that doesn't know how to write it. While we as programmers understand our limits and capabilities, we still like to brag about the complicated function or route we just wrote. But just drop the words "Objective C, or Android Java" into the next conversation you have with fellow programmers and see...
National Geographic just updated their app
Monday, January 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
National Geographic just launched a new mobile app that is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, the app provides users with a personalized digital experience that includes access to the National Geographic magazine archives, an immense photo library, digi...
How to make testing apps easier using HeadSpin
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
New device launches are exciting for consumers, but a lot happens behind the scenes. New devices mean new device-OS configurations. App developers have to scramble to understand how their apps will perform under new circumstances. This cannot be taken for granted, because a few seconds of additional app load time means millions of lost revenue. New device launches put a...
Google Flutter comes out of Beta to help speed up native development
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
For cross-platform mobile development, developers generally have to choose between either building the same app multiple times for multiple operating systems, or to accept a solution that trades native speed and accuracy for portability. Flutter provides a solution that gives developers the best of both worlds: hardware-accelerated graphics and UI, powered by native ARM...
Kublr updates to 1.11
Monday, December 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Kublr’s version 1.11 brings new automation and control improvements for deploying Kubernetes clusters in multiple environments. In the cloud, Kublr provides fine-grained controls that enable deployment of Kubernetes on top of existing infrastructures. Customers in highly regulated industries have asked for the ability to deploy Kubernetes on top of existing virtua...
IoT Gateway uses Ubuntu Core and integrates with AWS IoT Greengrass
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Rigado’s Cascade IoT Gateway running Canonical’s secure operating system Ubuntu Core, has integrated with the newly released Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Greengrass features to help give teams an easy-to-use mechanism to get Bluetooth-based data to their cloud applications.
This new functionality combines the scalability of AWS IoT Greengrass edge comput...
Twitter and KaiOS take on KaiOSpowered smart feature phones
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Joyce Shen
Imagine you’re a seasoned designer for smartphones working with ever-expanding resources, including memory, CPU speed, and screen resolution. Then, one day, your manager gives you an assignment to work on a device that has less of all this and doesn’t even have a touchscreen!
This is what happened to some of the designers at Twitter and KaiOS, all of whom...
Migrating old Windows 2008 apps over to Docker just got easier
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Docker has announced the Windows Server Application Migration Program that lets customers quickly and easily migrate and modernize legacy Windows applications, while driving continuous innovation across any application.
With a large percentage of Windows Server applications still running on Windows Server 2003 or 2008, companies that postpone migrating leg...
Nocode vs Lowcode: Which is right for you
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by Dave Landa
The market for low-code and no-code application development platforms is growing rapidly and becoming more popular with organizations - both very large and small and across nearly every industry - which are finding the ease of use, flexibility, workflow features, and data integration capabilities indispensable. In other words, traditional software applications...
The differences between web apps and native apps
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Even in 2018, years past the origional question, the debate rages on across the land, in office spaces and conference rooms every day - should we build a full-blown native mobile app, or is distributing over the web good enough?
By now everyone knows the “mobile-first” mentality because statistics like 50% of web searches being done from a mobile dev...
iOS 12 development tips from a highly rated instructor
Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Angela Yu
While this year’s iOS update was not accompanied by visual overhauls, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive.
If you are a developer, you’re in luck. Some of the latest features deliver faster ways to get things done by providing the ability for any a...
XPhone uses blockchain to make calls and send messages
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pundi X says they have created a blockchain-based OS and communication protocol for mobile devices that allows users to make calls, send messages and transmit data via a fully decentralized blockchain network.
Powered by Function X, an ecosystem built entirely on and for blockchain, the new mobile phone called ‘XPhone’ runs on a new transmission...
The changes in iOS 12 for developers
Monday, October 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
It's here, iOS 12 - Apple's latest operating system, and it's chalked full of changes in everything from the user experience to under the programming hood. Along with the new OS, Apple has also released a new round of hardware, most notably with bigger screen sizes, a faster A12 chip, and the new Apple watch series 4. We've all seen the key note int...
Windows 10 security hygiene is a priority for many says new report
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Adaptiva announced the results of its 2018 Enterprise Endpoint Security Survey. The survey showed that security is galvanizing around the move to Windows 10, the operating system that the majority of companies surveyed now run in their organizations. In the survey, over half of respondents indicated that security hygiene is a priority, listing security configuration man...
Xpress solution aims to help you create IoT apps faster
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Silicon Labs now offers a new Wireless Xpress solution to help developers get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary. Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need including certified Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (LE) and Wi-Fi modules, integrated proto...
iOS 12 notification changes should make you rethink your messages
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
It feels as if our mobile screens are swimming in notification overload these days, and it’s no wonder why when leading mobile marketing companies plaster billboards in Silicon Valley with promises to engage mobile users.
In a hyper-connected world where consumer attention is scarce, notifications are an incredibly powerful way to reach users wherever they are....
IoT security standards to come with Sprint Curiosity IoT
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sprint has unveiled the Curiosity IoT platform, a new standard in how IoT is managed and secured. Enterprises will now be able to manage IoT devices and connectivity over the air across multiple SIM profiles. Intelligence from device data will be generated instantly through the dedicated, distributed and virtualized core, built together with the new operating system. An...
IoT dedicated network and OS coming from Sprint and Ericsson
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sprint and Ericsson have announced a global relationship to build a distributed and virtualized core network dedicated specifically to IoT (Internet of Things), in addition to a world-class IoT operating system. This new environment, which is purpose-built for the future of IoT, is designed to create an optimal flow of device data, enabling immediate, actionable intelli...
A guide to ad retargeting responsibly
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Browse any website with ads, then load up your favorite mobile game and you might see advertisements from the searches you did on the website you were just on, now inside your game! How is this possible? It's called ad retargeting, or behavioral retargeting, and it's gone wild everywhere digital.
How does ad retargeting work?
There are actually a few ...