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...
Explosion of AI based tools is coming
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
Rachel Obstler, Micha Hershman, and Mona Popli from Heap explain why we should expect to see an explosion of AI tools in 2023, how companies can focus on user behavior by investing in tools that show what visitors do, and why we will witness a revolt against using HiPPO for driving decisions, plus a lot more of their 2023 predictions below.
Teams use self-service ana...
NFTs are irrelevant. Say what!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
NFT's, NFT's, NFT's! The buzzword you can't escape these days. But what are they and WHY? According to Hussein Hallak, the Co-Founder of Momentable, the new NFT e-commerce platform that is democratizing access to and reimagining the way we view art and culture, "NFT's are irrele...
Inter Protocol now a stable token for cosmos IST
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
The first phase of Inter Protocol is live. Inter Stable Token (IST), a decentralized, fully-collateralized, programmable stable token has launched for the Cosmos ecosystem on the Agoric platform. Stable-by-design with value relative to the US Dollar, IST was created to provide users with a minimum price volatility asset, and an evolving, risk-managed set of minting mech...
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....
TripActions has selected ReleaseHub
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
ReleaseHub has announced that TripActions has selected ReleaseHub to provide its developers with ephemeral, full-stack staging environments that can be spun up and down on demand.
Switching to ReleaseHub’s on-demand staging environments will allow TripActions to stand up and tear down identical production-like environments instantly, eliminating common delays t...
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...
Decentralized wallets suggested after Solana hack
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The recent hack on the Solana cryptocurrency wallet has led to a drain of millions of dollars, which raised concerns about the security of the crypto ecosystem. Against this backdrop, the volume of discussions around 'Solana' among Twitter influencers surged in the first week of August as most of them commended the use of decentralized or open source w...
4Players appoints new Marketing Director Patty Toledo
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Pioneering technology veterans 4Players has announced the appointment of industry leader Patty Toledo, as its first Marketing Director. Patty brings her considerable skills to 4Players as it prepares to launch new products to support game developers to create metaverse-ready, engaging player experiences, and will drive a marketing strategy to take the much-loved brand i...
Female UFC fighter to be paid in Bitcoin
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Bitwage went into futuristic mode again by working with the #15-ranked strawweight Luana Pinheiro (10-1-0 record) to allow her to become the World’s first UFC female fighter and the World’s first-ever Latin American athlete, in general, to get her paycheck in Bitcoin. By utilizing Bitwage, Pinheiro, the Brazilian phenom on an eight-fight winning streak is ab...
Building mentally fit workforces with Pulse
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
New Gallup findings from their latest annual global update determined, among other ominous results, that stress, sadness, and worry have all inched higher worldwide pushing Gallup's Negative Experience Index to yet another new high. Our career lives are certainly suffering in kind.
New ‘Pulse’ app helps build a more menta...
GDWC 2022 prize pool over $100K
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Game Development World Championship 2022 (GDWC), one of the biggest game development competitions in the world will be giving out prizes and giveaways worth over $100,000 this year. This is the largest prize pool in the Championship's history.
Over $100,000 prize pool at the Game Development World Championship 2022!
Prizes are spread across multiple catego...
LUNA investors show fighting spirit
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The success of Terra Luna's new token, LUNA (with the former LUNA being renamed LUNC, for Terra Luna "Classic") is a testament to the risk appetite that will always exist in crypto. The fact that this token, which comes from a project that spawned one of the biggest, if not THE biggest crypto crash in history does not seem to have put investors off. On its...
Blockchain venture capital firm invests $110M in startups
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
gumi Cryptos Capital (gCC), the blockchain-focused venture capital firm, has announced the completion of raising its second blockchain-focused early-stage fund on the strength of the performance of its initial $21 million USD gCC Fund I that backed seed stage founders.
Blockchain venture capital firm gumi Cryptos Capital raises $110M to invest in blockchain startups
UFC fighter to be paid in Bitcoin
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The #8-ranked UFC flyweight fighter Matheus Nicolau penned a deal to receive his future fight earnings in Bitcoin through the payroll service, Bitwage, on March 21st, 2022. Nicolau is the first Latin American UFC athlete to take a paycheck in Bitcoin.
"I'm thrilled to be receiving my earnings in Bitcoin,” Nicolau stated. "As an athlete, I work har...
The App Marketers New Year Resolution for 2022
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Andrey Kazakov
Reaching the biggest possible relevant audience is the goal of every user acquisition (UA) team, but if scaling mobile growth was easy, every good app would be a blockbuster hit. With 1.85 million mobile apps available on the market, the competition is fierce for user attention. The average user has about 40 apps installed on their phone but spends 89% of their screen t...
Lets create campaign launches from IBM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
IBM has announced the launch of its new integrated global platform, "Let’s create," the company’s most significant brand initiative in more than a decade. “Let’s create” reflects the vision, strategy, and purpose of today’s IBM. It reinforces the company’s focus on innovation and collaboration to create long-...
Send us your NFTs
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Metaverse is coming, and to show our support we’ve launched our own NFT collection wallet on OpenSea! You can send us any NFT you want by simply transferring them to our wallet address of 0x9c25562b512650259f2f3b6c6e79754ffbb995cf
What does it give you?
For you as an NFT creator, designer, or programmer, it will give you free exposure! The NFTs we collec...
Cryptocurrency market report from HyperLinq
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
2021 will be remembered as the year cryptocurrencies went mainstream with major companies, celebrities, and even nations getting onboard. What’s on the horizon for the coming year?
Cryptocurrency trading platform HyperLinq published its annual Cryptocurrency 2021 Market Overview in conjunction with Benzinga, FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, and Bybit.
DeFi and NFT art gallery launches
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Unifty is marrying DeFi and NFTs with the launch of The Gallery, an innovative exhibition space inspired by the platform’s desire to improve upon the traditional gallery-creator relationship. The Gallery’s unique approach to the NFT marketplace means that all participants, including creators, collectors, curators, and fans, are rewarded for engaging on the p...
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...
Unity partners with Kindred to reinvent app monetization
Monday, November 22, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Kindred, the next-generation app monetization network, has announced it has been named a Unity Verified Solutions Partner, with a focus on reinventing in-app monetization and UX. Being a Verified Solutions Partner means that Unity’s Verified Solutions Partner team has tested and verified that the Kindred SDK for Unity is optimized for the latest version of the Uni...
BEASY and RAG team up
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Blockchain Made Easy, LLC (dba BEASY) and Recording Artist Guild (RAG.ORG) announced that RAG.ORG and Lookhu.com have signed a multi-year enterprise licensing agreement with BEASY to deliver the utility of blockchain to RAG's more than 20,000 members.
BEASY and RAG team up
"We've sought tirelessly to understand and deliver the bene...
Salary payments in Bitcoin could become the new norm
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
More than a third of millennials and half of Generation Z would be happy to receive 50% of their salary in Bitcoin and/or other cryptocurrencies, reveals a new survey.
The findings from a global poll carried out by deVere Group, one of the world's largest financial advisory, asset management, and fintech organizations, show that 36% of those born between 1980 and...
Huawei Developer Conference 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
From 22nd to 24th October, Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021) will return to bring the latest industry trends, exciting announcements, and highly anticipated online keynotes to developers across the globe.
Featuring three days filled with numerous sessions, developers can expect to hear the latest on Huawei’s HarmonyOS and HMS Core 6.0 technology, with...
App economy insights from Adjust
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Richard Harris
Mobile marketing analytics platform Adjust has announced the results of a global interactive Partner Benchmarks report that shows the app economy is expanding worldwide, even as growth drivers vary by geography. The global study analyzed over 270 advertising networks with 6 billion paid installs from more than 5,000 apps, across nearly 250 countries and 12 verticals.
Intuit acquires Mailchimp for $12B
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Intuit has announced they are acquiring Mailchimp for approximately $12 billion in cash and stock advances. Mailchimp is a global customer engagement and marketing platform for growing small and mid-market businesses. The acquisition of Mailchimp will help Intuit advance its mission of powering prosperity around the world, and its strategy to become an AI-driven expert ...
Lawsuit from US developers sways Apple
Friday, August 27, 2021 by Richard Harris
Apple has announced a number of changes coming to the App Store that, pending court approval, will resolve a class-action suit from US developers. The terms of the agreement will help make the App Store an even better business opportunity for developers while maintaining the safe and trusted marketplace users love. Apple appreciates the developer feedback and ideas that...
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 ...
Uptodown: An alternative to Google Play
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
The Uptodown app market has more than 130 million active users per month, and more than 450 monthly downloads of their more than 4 million APKs available. The company operates worldwide and it is localized to 15 different languages. The Spanish-based company was born in 2020 in Málaga and founded as a University Project in 2002. Recently we intervi...
Developer edition of Incognia fraud prevention solution has launched
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Incognia announced the launch of its Developer Edition, a free version of Incognia’s mobile fraud prevention solution for mobile app developers. The offering allows mobile developers to add frictionless fraud prevention to fintech and mcommerce apps, enabling superior UX design and account security within their apps. Developers benefit from Incognia’s rapid ...
App developer's salary in 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021 by Richard Harris
Economic uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic brought forth new challenges, drastically altering the needs and expectations of businesses on the IT front. While a tumultuous year for many industries, proprietary data from Hired and Vettery, the largest AI-driven hiring marketplace, found that the tech industry is highly resilient, with continued demand and job growth ...
5 trends that will shape the future of mobile apps
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Jon Hudson
COVID has rewritten the rules of user acquisition campaigns for app developers. It has favored specific categories of apps, driving massive boosts in mobile usage and install volume. App marketers had to pivot in a heartbeat, optimizing their marketing mix and responding to volatility with few guideposts available to them. The volatility won’t go away in 2021, and...
How DevOps will change in 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
DevOps will become much more security-aware. We’ll see greater attention paid to the newly expanded surface area created in the practice of DevOps and how to proactively protect against vulnerabilities in DevOps.
How DevOps will change in 2021 and the Impact from it
First, IT Ops and DevOps teams will need to reorient their processes to one that unifies...
Apps selling data can monetize in safer ways
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Scott Walsh
Your data is everywhere. You give it away, knowing and unknowingly, all of the time. The most ubiquitous and nefarious, of these applications that harvest data are often with you all the time; they live on your smartphone. The wide availability of insights on consumer behaviors has given rise to a robust data economy that now subsidizes costs so people can have apps and...