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Mobile-marketing-during-the-COVID-19-pandemic

Mobile marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic


Thursday, August 27, 2020 by

The past several years have seen shifts in retail as shoppers are doing more of their purchasing online and specifically, on their smartphones. COVID-19 is changing the way students are learning, whether that’s in-person or at home, and has subsequently changed back to school shopping. Back to school is the second-biggest shopping event for retailers in the United...


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Keep kids busy with SugarCoded by SmartGurlz


Friday, April 3, 2020 by

Are you looking for constructive ways to keep your children stimulated and engaged during the COVID-19 school shutdown? SmartGurlz founder Sharmi Albrechtsen beat out 40,000 other entrepreneurs on ABC's Shark Tank and negotiated with guest "shark" Richard Branson, before closing a deal with Daymond John on her line of groundbreaking toys that use an a...


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Brainly appoints new Chief Product Officer


Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by

Brainly recently appointed Rajesh Bysani as its new Chief Product Officer (CPO). While Brainly has succeeded at establishing itself as one of the United States’ leading digital education resources, last school year the platform achieved a major landmark in its global growth: it now reaches 15 million monthly users in the U.S., which means that 20% or one-fifth ...


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GPS locator tracking app gets updated for fleets and more


Monday, August 19, 2019 by

Chirp GPS, the leading GPS tracking mobile app for iOS, Android, and the web, has just released version 6.0 with a brand new tracking screen that is causing quite a stir among users - especially those owning businesses. What's the buzz all about? It's the app's ability to show everyone at the same time on the map in real-time, and include all of their log...


AI-for-elderly-care-launches-at-CES

AI for elderly care launches at CES


Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by

CarePredict, a digital health company that provides preventive healthcare solution for senior adults, announced the launch of their direct-to-consumer product, CarePredict Home, at CES 2019, the world's largest consumer technology show. CarePredict was the first-to-market to use machine learning, smart wearables, and unique kinematics to quantify daily activities pe...


How-Pycom-wants-to-help-IoT-developers

How Pycom wants to help IoT developers


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by

Although IoT development is increasingly on the rise, challenges still exist in the development and manufacturing process that prevents a streamlined workflow for developers. In this interview, Fred de Haro, CEO, and co-founder at Pycom discusses the company’s new consumer-focused developer offering, and shares insight into the current challenges developers are...


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Naughty or Nice app Christmas anomaly redo


Friday, November 23, 2018 by

The Santa Naughty or Nice Scan game, app, or whatever word you use to describe it, was first created and published in 2011 by Moonbeam Development. It was an instant hit, and it's now grown into a favorite app kids and parents download and use every year as leverage with their kids, or just to celebrate some sort of holiday tradition. O...


Biometric-authentication-for-messaging-apps-is-now-available

Biometric authentication for messaging apps is now available


Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by

ID R&D has announced the release of biometric authentication technology for messaging. The new solution, SafeMessage, offers multi-layer continuous authentication across messaging platforms without any impact to the user experience. ID R&D will be demoing SafeMessage, as well as its other voice and behavioral biometric products, at FinovateFall. SafeMessage p...


Best-GPS-tracking-app

Best GPS tracking app


Thursday, August 23, 2018 by

When the freedom of Summer has come to an end for millions of students starting School, kids fret about what a new year brings, but parents, rejoice! However worry at the same time because despite their best preparation to ready kids to start the year - it’s just part of being a parent to be concerned about everything, especially knowing the location of their kids...


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The dating app for dog lovers launching in 25 cities


Thursday, June 14, 2018 by

You know what they say, there are two kinds of people right? Well new research highlights the need for a dating app for dog lovers and the folks over at Dig plan to launch just that in 25 cities by the end of 2018. Dog Mom's day recently took place in NYC, with another event coming the end of this month to launch in Chicago. They say "your city could be next!&q...


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Apple's new education focused tablet seems dead on arrival


Monday, April 16, 2018 by

Apple as a company are used to dominating a market, if not in terms of sheer numbers than in terms of visibility and branding. Just think of how many macs you see in coffee shops, or in TV shows or on University campuses, yet they are massively outsold by windows computers. The iPad is usually the first tablet people can name and ditto for the apple watch and smart watc...


Mobile-ad-creative-help-from-Tapjoy-arrives

Mobile ad creative help from Tapjoy arrives


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by

Tapjoy has announced the launch of the Interplay Studio, an in-house creative team and design studio dedicated to helping brands, agencies and marketers deliver mobile ad creative optimized for in-app environments. Campaigns designed by the Interplay Studio have demonstrated average click-through rate that are 3-5X greater than traditional mobile video ads and deliver a...


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Building smarter and cheaper IoT deployments with Particle


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by

Particle introduced their Particle Mesh development kits for pre-order. Particle Mesh creates local networks that collect data, share messages and connect to the Internet. Particle Mesh is uniquely built to solve the IoT issues many companies run into while building connected products. Historically, IoT devices connect directly to the cloud through cellular or Wi-Fi com...


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Buying Aitheon at the North American Bitcoin Conference


Thursday, January 18, 2018 by

AI segment headliner at the North American Bitcoin Conference, Aitheon launches worldwide token presale on their website. The company is building a digital ecosystem to simplify many processes through AI, robotic, and human symbiosis.The architect of this innovative ecosystem, Andrew Archer, has been described as Creator of Disruptive Technologies through Inno...


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72M data points collected on children in spite of COPPA


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by

New research released shows that adult ad technology is collecting vast amounts of personal data on kids while they’re spending time online. Behind the scenes of many kids apps and games, advertising technology built for adults captures more than 72 million data points on a child before they reach the age of 13. The findings were provided by SuperAwesome.SuperAwesome’s ...


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...


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...


Intel-security-becomes-McAfee

Intel security becomes McAfee


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by

McAfee has begun operating as a new standalone company. Built on the belief that “Together is Power,” the new McAfee will expand upon its leading security solutions platform to better enable customers to effectively identify and orchestrate responses to cyber-threats. The launch of McAfee marks the closing of the previously announced investment by TPG and Inte...


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App Camp For Girls looks to train the next generation


Thursday, March 9, 2017 by

App Camp For Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at correcting the gender imbalance in the software industry, has opened 2017 registration for its popular summer program that teaches girls how to make mobile apps in one week. The program launches its first Chicago camp in 2017, in addition to Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix. This year, the aspiring developers will use...


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Lucktastic helps Hooked On Phonics with user engagement


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by

Hooked on Phonics believes that reading is the gateway to all learning and they focus on nurturing that thirst for knowledge with products that are fun, effective, and easy to use. That’s why they’ve brought together a dedicated team of parents, leading educators, interactive designers, writers, and artists. Through collaboration, research, and testing, they continually...


Women-use-emojis-more-than-men

Women use emojis more than men


Friday, February 24, 2017 by

6 billion emojis are sent every day by people from all over the globe. While the study of emoji's in general isn't that fascinating, the data about who uses them, why they use them, and what they want to see more of is. To explore the growing role emojis play in our lives, artsy emoji distribution and monetization platform MojiLaLa ran a "State of Emoji National Survey"...


Screen-Time-lets-parents-keep-track-of-kids

Screen Time lets parents keep track of kids' tablet and smartphone use


Thursday, December 15, 2016 by

For U.S. families concerned about the influx of gadgets and tech overindulgence amid seasonal giving, the Screen Time app provides a solution for parents hoping to avoid arguments and ultimately ensure their kids have a balance of online and offline activities.According to the Consumer Technology Association, 68% of American consumers plan to purchase devices as gifts -...


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Chirp GPS unlocks their app so free users can GPS track people in real time too


Saturday, October 29, 2016 by

Moonbeam Development has released an update to it’s popular Chirp GPS tracking app for mobile that incorporates some much anticipated features, including real-time tracking for everyone - even free users of the app.“It makes more sense to give everyone using Chirp GPS the ability to see each other in real-time, regardless of a subscription tier. Our goal is sa...


Creator-of-LureDeals-Talks-About-Capitalizing-on-Pokemon-Go-Traffic

Creator of LureDeals Talks About Capitalizing on Pokemon Go Traffic


Saturday, August 27, 2016 by

Britt White is a former hog wrestling world champion, but most recently gained notoriety for Lure Deals, which provides marketing opportunities for Pokémon GO. He has been a part of the Austin tech community for a few years now and runs TKM Labs, a digital agency and virtual reality firm focused on tackling industry specific issues utilizing VR and AR across areas like ...


Insights-into-the-Growing-DatabaseasaService-Industry

Insights into the Growing DatabaseasaService Industry


Monday, July 25, 2016 by

To learn more about how the growing Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) industry is impacting the application development community, we recently spoke with Will Shulman, CEO of mLab (formerly MongoLab), which provides a fully managed cloud database service headquartered in San Francisco. ADM: What do you see as the most important considerations for app developers when ch...


Insight-Into-How-VISR-Uses-Machine-Learning-to-Monitor-Kids-Social-Media

Insight Into How VISR Uses Machine Learning to Monitor Kids Social Media


Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by

We recently chatted with Robert Reichman, founder and CEO of VISR, a predictive wellness startup to learn about the challenges facing an app publisher in the kids and wellness genres.  The VISR app monitors social media, using data and machine learning to alert parents to issues their kids face online. By analyzing the online activities and interactions of kids - i...


Parenting-Analytics-App-Identifies-30,000-Online-Issues-Including-Bullying-and-Drug-Use

Parenting Analytics App Identifies 30,000 Online Issues Including Bullying and Drug Use


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by

VISR, a predictive wellness startup, has announced that its app has identified and confirmed with parents over 30,000 issues online concerning their kids safety and wellness.  Powered by data and machine learning, VISR is an app that alerts parents to issues their kids face online. By analyzing the online activities and interactions of kids - incoming and outg...


About-SelfOrganizing-Teams

About SelfOrganizing Teams


Monday, April 11, 2016 by

A question from a budding Scrum Master, who is transitioning from a background as a traditional project manager:“In order to promote team bonding and self-organization, from now on I am going to try something new with the team. In the sprint planning meeting, instead of me breaking down the tasks for user stories between each team member, I am going to just identify tas...


Creating-Apps-for-Kids--What-It-Means-to-be-COPPA-Compliant

Creating Apps for Kids What It Means to be COPPA Compliant


Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by

A cute little interface and amazing content is often thought to be the right recipe for a killer app for kids. No doubt these are the main ingredients, but in order to have an app that’ll truly make it in the long run, a developer must be very thoughtful regarding the app’s monetization strategy AND genuine kid-friendliness - not only in interface and content - but also...


An-Interview-with-InMobi

An Interview with InMobi's Anshul Srivastava Reveals Her Perspective as a Female Developer


Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by

We recently visited with Anshul Srivastava who is a senior software engineer at InMobi, to get her perspective on app development. Anshul Srivastava joined InMobi 2012 and has helped build and implement algorithms for the programmatic unified marketplace. Anshul has also built an Android app called 'Paintastic' under her developer alias 'Creativity Unlimi...


New-Survey-Shows-the-Potential-of-IoT-is-Being-Driven-by-Consumer-Demand

New Survey Shows the Potential of IoT is Being Driven by Consumer Demand


Saturday, December 5, 2015 by

In the end, the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) may be driven by consumer demand. While there is no doubt that IoT solutions for the enterprise are going to be a primary IoT driver, a recent survey by myDevices offers another indicator that consumers are intrigued with the prospect of connectivity in their everyday lives.The Harris Poll conducted the “IoT for the...


What-CEO-and-CFO-Should-Know-About-Digital-Transformation

What CEO and CFO Should Know About Digital Transformation


Friday, September 11, 2015 by

When it comes to technology, Digital Transformation is probably the hottest topic at corporate boardrooms today.Why so? Mobile, social, cloud and big data aren’t that new; Google Trends shows that they have passed the peak. Yet Digital Transformation often associated with these components doubles in popularity each year. Before talking about “T” in DT, let’s clarif...


The-Smurfs-Games-App-Drives-Budge-Studios-Past-100-Million-Downloads

The Smurfs Games App Drives Budge Studios Past 100 Million Downloads


Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by

Budge Studios, a Canadian based children’s app publisher, has announced that it has reached the 100 million app downloads threshold. The 100 millionth download came just after the launch of The Smurfs Games, a sports themed app. Other apps released by Budge Studios include Thomas & Friends, Barbie, and Strawberry Shortcake. Budge Studios began publishing apps i...


Developing-apps-that-solve-real-problems

Developing apps that solve real problems


Monday, February 23, 2015 by

What is the common denominator for mobile app development?    Is it funding? Is it having a talented team to work with? These things are important, but there are even more important aspects to consider. It’s something that we are all aware of but too often leave out of the picture.    I’m talking about time.   Pictu...


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No Tricks Here, Halloween Apps to Take Off This Holiday Season


Monday, October 20, 2014 by

SOASTA has released the results of its Halloween Retail Readiness Index which was conducted online in the U.S. by Harris Poll on behalf of SOASTA from October 9-13, 2014 among 2,026 adults, ages 18 and older. The study provides a lesson that is valuable across all app genres. Your app or mobile website better work or it will be abandoned forever - now that’s a scary tho...