PayPal to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Recent reports indicate that Fintech giant, PayPal, plans to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users within the next few months. Currently, PayPal can be used as an alternative means for withdrawing funds from exchanges such as Coinbase, but this would be a first in terms of offering direct sales of crypto. Industry sources reported that the com...
PostCon 2019 takeaways
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
API developers came from silicon valley and beyond to attend the second annual POST/CON 2019 event, which has now passed. Postman users and customer presenters have shared their biggest take-ways (pasted below). The event was very successful for hundreds of attendees that work in API development offering an opportunity to learn first-hand how other enterprises and Postm...
5 rules of monetizing like a mobile game developer
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Sean Webster
Mobile game developers are some of the most successful monetizers and marketers in recent history. Need proof? Mobile gaming revenue accounted for nearly 82% of all app revenue in 2017 and will surpass $100 billion by 2021.
The formula for success for mobile game developers is simple: easy payments, a finely-tuned monetization strategy, and great customer support. Bu...
Wayfair CTO on experimentation at scale
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by John Mulliken
Fans of street art will recognize the work of Shepard Fairey, the artist whose depiction of Andre the Giant made waves in 1989. His most iconic work is his portrayal of Barack Obama as “Hope,” which dominated the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign and propelled his artistic endeavors into mainstream scrutiny.
Fairey was an early believer in the power of scal...
Node.js developer survey reveals unique environment insights
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
The Node.js Foundation announced the availability of its Node.js User Survey Report. Key findings of the survey reveal the benefits of Node.js expand over time, resulting most often in improved developer productivity and satisfaction and reduced development costs. Containers and cloud-native computing are on the rise with 58% of overall users noting they using Kubernete...
2018 Mobile Payments Conference in Chicago announces speaker list
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile Marketing & Technology has introduced its keynote lineup and other confirmed speakers for the 2018 Mobile Payments Conference (MPC), taking place August 22 - 24, 2018 at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront in Chicago, IL. The impressive keynote speaker lineup for this year’s event includes Don Bush, vice president of marketing at Kount; ...
The Gates Foundation chats about Mojaloop
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by Richard Harris
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has released new open-source software for creating payment platforms that will help unbanked people around the world access digital financial services. The software, called Mojaloop, establishes a blueprint for connecting today’s financial services sector and can be used to overcome the barriers to interoperability that banks and ...
The small business market should be the developers next focus
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Small businesses are more often than not behind the curve when it comes to technology, but how will that change in the future as? That's the question that many enterprise are searching for the answer to.Alex Barnett recently returned to Intuit to head up their Developer Group and he could not be more inspired by the role developers are playing in small business success....
App monetization and choosing the right partner
Friday, September 22, 2017 by Ignasi Prat
The process of defining the business model for monetizing your apps and mobile games starts before even a single line of code is written. It's one of the most important considerations that'll shape your future strategy. It's the type of strategic decision that will influence your present and future development. And if you decide to monetize through advertising, choosing...
Viaplay launches direct carrier billing with Fortumo
Friday, August 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
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...
Open source is truly open for business
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
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...
Why top engineers choose startups over big brands
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Andrew First
After the tech boom of the late 1990s, talented software engineers began migrating to larger, more established big-brands like Google and Microsoft, as the allure of startups waned. But today, with so many promising venture-funded companies flourishing in Silicon Valley, we are seeing a reversal of this trend. Top talent are declining positions at the established t...
What app development technologies we missed in 2016 and what's coming next
Saturday, January 14, 2017 by TJ VanToll
It’s that time again to look at the year ahead and consider what trends and technologies will reign supreme in the application development world. As mobile apps become the main driver of accelerating digital transformation in businesses, more developers and vendors are focusing on the latest technology needed to excel. But with developer tools and languages evolving as ...
Sean Carron tells us about Team Smiles and HappinessasaService
Monday, December 12, 2016 by Richard Harris
Happiness-as-a-Service is an application that allows kids awaiting a transplant, or those who received a transplant, to request a wish, and then connects them with benefactors who can fund their wishes. It enables users to nominate a critically ill child, see a child’s wish in their local community, and donate - among other features. The users can create &ld...
Stopping the crashes inside your app
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Hannah Levenson
If you are a mobile app developer (and we'll take a wild guess and say you probably are, or are at least linked to the industry in some way), then your apps have most likely been downloaded, used a bit – crashed – and then users deleted it.We can confidently say this is the norm for many apps because:Various market studies (like this one from Crittercism) ha...
Why APIs and UserPermissioned Data Are the Next Frontier for Financial Apps
Saturday, July 30, 2016 by Nick Thomas
All eyes are on the financial technology sector this year, as venture capital-backed fintech startups are poised to exceed last year’s funding by 36 percent. Robo advisors, mobile payments, personal finance managers and online lenders, to name a few, are all making waves in the futures of the consumers that use them and the financial institutions that don’t know whether...
Appodeal's Programmatic Ad Mediation Platform Now Offers Ad Effectiveness Analytics
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by Richard Harris
Appodeal has announced new functionality to its programmatic ad mediation for mobile apps, including a new Insights feature giving publishers multidimensional intelligence into the effectiveness of in-app ads. With this information, app publishers can take proactive steps to improve ad revenue generation across various audiences, device types and network usage scenarios...
Visa Launches Visa Developer for Mobile Payments
Monday, February 15, 2016 by Richard Harris
Visa has announced the launch of Visa Developer, a new platform the provides access to some of Visa’s most popular payment technologies and services including account holder identification, person-to-person payment capabilities, secure in-store and online payment services such as Visa Checkout, currency conversion and consumer transaction alerts. Visa plans to provide a...
Technology Executives Visit Congress to Discuss App Governance Issues
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Richard Harris
Fifty software executives from around the USA have traveled to Washington, DC to meet with policymakers and regulators about the top tech innovation priorities as part of ACT | The App Association’s 2015 Fly-In on March 22-24. The attending app publishers and mobile entrepreneurs have scheduled over 100 meetings with elected officials in Congress, the White House,...
Mobile Experience Data Report from Crittercism Tells Us What Apps Crash the Most and More
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Crittercism has a fresh data report showing what carriers around the world perform best and worst. France’s Bouygues ranks the best with an average latency of 250ms, while Germany’s E-Plus and Spain’s Movistar clock in at a dismal at 448ms and 431ms, respectively. The report also Android and iOS crashes rates, with Android apps generally crashing more. Th...
Windows App Store Announces Latest App Download and Monetization Trends
Saturday, December 27, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The Windows Development Team has released its latest report in a recurring series that provides details about recent Windows App Store trends across categories, markets, and more. Data from the Windows Store is included with Windows Phone Store, to provide information about apps regardless of the devices targeted.This latest update includes several new analyses includin...
Avocarrot's New Tool Set Aims to Help Developer's Revenue with Native Advertising
Monday, December 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
Avocarrot recently unveiled its launch of a tool-set for developers that allows the same native ad type of displays (including in-stream ads) that companies like Twitter and Facebook are using for their apps.The product is a technologically advanced tool for mobile native advertising. The product offers premium eCPMs and users get $2 eCPM on average and up to ...
Bitcoin And Digital Money Challenge The Global Economic Order
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Richard Harris
Bitcoin and Digital Money are challenging today’s Global Economic Order. Financial journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey have written in THE AGE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order. THE AGE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY demystifies virtual currency.Bitcoin is a digital currency and peer-to-peer (P2P) payment net...
Microsoft Launches New Dev Center Partner Program
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has announced a new Dev Center Partner Program which provides middleware providers access to devices, software, co-marketing, event support, and more. The program includes a new partner directory to help developers find a growing list of middleware partners targeting Windows.Current partners include Unity, PayPal, PhoneGap, Facebook, Localytics, Fortumo, Syncf...
PayPal Demo Tool Allows Developers to Test API’s for Checkout Experience
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
PayPal recently introduced a new interactive online tool that helps demonstrate how the different PayPal API’s are able to interact in a live working environment. The new tool is called PayPal Demo was launched to allow developers to work through a working checkout experience without having to build or develop inside a live environment.The new demo website allows develo...
PayPal’s Braintree Launches New Mobile App Payments SDK
Thursday, July 17, 2014 by Richard Harris
Braintree has released its new mobile payments platform, v.zero SDK, which offers customizable drop-in UI features across platforms and, for the first time, enables Pay with PayPal. The company says that developers can integrate the SDK, set up payments and be up and running in 15 minutes or less. The Braintree v.zero SDK features:- Pay with PayPal: With the B...
WiMi5 HTML5 Gaming App Development Platform Launches Public Beta
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
WiMi5 is a cloud based platform to create, publish and monetize HTML5 casual games. The company has been in private beta and is now in public beta.The company seeks to become the next iOS and Android marketplace by using HTML5. Users of the platform will be able to create casual games, launch them in WiMi5’s in-house app marketplace and monetize through a F2P share...
Bit6 Offers Beta Cloud Based Communication Platform for Mobile App Development
Monday, May 5, 2014 by Richard Harris
Bit6 is offering in beta its real-time, cloud-based communications-as-a-service platform that allows developers to add voice/video calling, texting, and multimedia messaging capabilities as a feature to their apps.In addition, Bit6 also provides a suite of application integration modules including Identity Management, Social Map, and Virtual Wallet to help int...
Guide: Using Facebook To Get App Installs
Friday, April 4, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
marketing plan is a crucial step in app development. There are several types of
advertising/influence making that go into a good marketing mix - media buying,
a strong press release, traffic generation, media coverage and social media
become the platform that allows a single solution, combining social media
marketing and tr...
The StackMob Platform Will Cease Operation on Sunday May 11th, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
It has to feel weird for the team at StackMob to live the tech startup dream and see everything you built end cease to exist, to be absorbed by PayPal. Its seems more like science fiction; a smaller organism is literally absorbed into a larger organism. It’s an interesting, and relevant analogy. One of the definitions of an organism is the following from ...
Lotaris® in‐app Commerce Launches On Android
Monday, September 30, 2013 by Richard Harris
Lotaris, has announced that its in-appCommerce service now supports
Android. Developers using Lotaris in-appCommerce
now have a one-stop solution to monetize in multiple Android app stores through
For Android app stores like
Google Play (where policy allows), the Opera Mobile Store, SlideME and GetJar,
Lotaris in-appCommerce operates...
Lotaris and PayPal Team Up for Mobile Payments
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
App developers have another option to receive revenue from mobile users through a partnership between Lotaris and PayPal.
The agreement will expand the current credit card and mobile operator billing options that Lotaris currently offers through its in-appCommerce platform available in over 80 countries.
The payment solution is currently available for Windows mobile...
Day two at AppsWorld North America 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013 by Richard Harris
Phew, day two is over, AppsWorld has come to a close and we are still excited about all we saw! It was truly our pleasure to meet everyone in person, talk with you about your services to developers, and attend break-outs to get some great developer related content. Here are the day two highlights:
Intersog was at AppsWorld as a silver sponsor this year, and spoke wit...