iOS developer changes in iOS 13 you missed
Friday, October 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with George Deglin, CEO and Co-Founder at OneSignal who says the team at OneSignal has been tracking code changes in iOS 13 since June, and they identified several technical changes that Apple had not formally announced elsewhere. In Xcode 11 Apple changed the results of a function that many developers were using to get push tokens. More unann...
The accuracy of AI necessary to solve problems
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
We recently had a conversation with Aaron Edell, Director of Applied AI at Veritone who says data scientists are going about building AI/ML solutions wrong when they try to achieve 100% accuracy. They can spend hours building, testing, and rebuilding until the solution is 100 percent accurate until deploying. When data scientists spend this extra time perfecti...
5G meets IoT with Telit's New ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules
Monday, July 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
Telit announced the ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules, designed for mass-scale LTE-M and NB-IoT deployments that feature hundreds of thousands or millions of devices. Based on the new Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem and featuring optional 2G fallback, the modules also provide a future-proof foundation for IoT deployments that span legacy networks, 4G and 5G.
The ME310G1 and M...
Nocall registry won't stop robocalls from finding you
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
Progress in the fight to block robocalls has been slow or non-existent, a new survey finds.
Approximately half of consumers who signed up for the National Do Not Call Registry (49%) say they receive the same number of robocalls, and 19% say they receive more robocalls since signing up. The findings come from a recent survey by Clutch, the leading B2B research, ...
Best gifts for programmers, developers, and nerds 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Why is it so hard to buy something for techie people? It’s probably because they seem to just “get” whatever they want at the moment the need arises. Programmers, developers, and designers can be some of the worst about it too, because a lot of what we need to have just to do out jobs, falls in the category of a gift to ourselves too. Yeah - I rea...
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...
Smart Capacity platform gets new updates from Trucker Tools
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Trucker Tools LLC announced the launch of two major feature and function enhancements on the Smart Capacity carrier relationship and capacity management platform. In traditional industry practice, before a carrier has accepted a load from a broker, a mostly manual process of phone calls and emails ensues as the parties parry back and forth and settle on a price.
CoresystemsSightCall partnership brings AR to field service
Monday, August 28, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Coresystems, a provider of cloud-based field service and workforce management software, has announced its partnership with SightCall, a video communications cloud platform. The partnership will bring the augmented reality (AR) functionalities of SightCall’s Video Assistance to Coresystems’ field service solution, allowing for field technicians to leverage augmented remo...
A poor tester blames his tools
Friday, August 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
We've all heard that an artist is only as good as his tools. But does that ring true for app testing? The shear number of application testing products may seem overwhelming at first, but finding the most efficient environment for your app can be the difference between success and failure. Asaf Saar is the Director of Product Management at Sauce Labs, a company that deve...
Omnichannel insights launch for phone call analytics platform DialogTech
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
DialogTech, a provider of marketing analytics for phone calls, has announced the launch of Dashboard Insights. Businesses and agencies can now access and visualize DialogTech’s call analytics data however they choose to gain the right insights into how phone calls from digital advertising, website interactions and offline marketing drive appointments, customers and reve...
10 years after the iPhone launch here is how people feel now
Thursday, June 29, 2017 by Richard Harris
To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the launch of iPhone, Axway has published results from a survey that examines the role that smartphones play in enhancing consumer lives with improved services and experiences, and how consumers would like to see the smartphone evolve in future. The survey of 1,200 U.S. consumers found that consumers value data security and priva...
AOL says you need to diversify your ad strategy
Monday, May 22, 2017 by Patrick McCormack
For mobile developers with scale, performance-based advertising has been a massive revenue opportunity. Performance pricing now accounts for 65 percent of all ad revenue achieved in digital, including desktop and mobile. Advertisers and marketers understand the obvious benefits of cost per install (CPI) campaigns, for example, which comprises more than 25 percent of tod...
Andrew LeCates from FileMaker discusses version 16
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
FileMaker, an Apple subsidiary that helps developers make custom apps, has recently released their platform's 16th iteration. The updates have enhanced previous versions with improvements that both professional and first-time developers can use to create, share, and run custom apps.Some of their new updates include a new Layout Objects window, scalability up to 500 simu...
API monetization requires good API management
Friday, February 17, 2017 by Dmitry Sotnikov
More enterprises are going beyond the implementation of APIs to looking at how they can be monetized internally, externally, or both. In this article let’s look at different monetization strategies and how they will affect which deployment model will be most effective in your enterprise: on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid approach.Indirect MonetizationOften companie...
How the new US administration will effect Internet privacy
Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
NordVPN has observed a notable increase in inquiries immediately after the U.S. election and a stable growth of interest from Americans ever since.As the new U.S. President starts his four-year term, many wonder what will be the new policy on government surveillance of ordinary citizens. President Donald Trump, while being vague on his views concerning Internet privacy,...
The future of cloud communications
Friday, January 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
As the popularity of using Cloud-enabled platforms grows, the market for such features is quickly ballooning in size. I'm sure you've heard about this latest trend in both tech and non-tech industries of adopting the power that a Cloud platform can provide, and in turn, some really special things are happening as its evolution continues down the road. But what's the fut...
Is Your Brand Developing a ChatBot Strategy
Friday, June 17, 2016 by Brian Heikes
Marketers and Customer Service professionals are now paying a lot of attention to ChatBots. Whereas the web, mobile marketing and smartphone apps were at one point the “next big thing”, ChatBots are now becoming a pervasive part of a brand’s digital toolkit.“Bots”, as they’re known, are being talked about as the next evolution of messaging interaction between brands and...
RingCentral Offers Integrations with Microsoft Outlook and Skype for Business
Monday, May 30, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
RingCentral has announced that it has expanded the integration of RingCentral Office capabilities into the Microsoft ecosystem providing integrations with Microsoft Outlook and Skype for Business. Companies that utilize the Outlook PC client for email, calendar, and contacts list can use RingCentral for phone calls, SMS messaging, faxes, phone conferences and onlin...
Text Messaging Remains a Key Factor for Marketers
Monday, March 21, 2016 by Brian Heikes
There are so many different ways people can use smartphones today, including apps, email, music and social media. That being said, it might be surprising to hear that 97 percent of smartphone owners still use text messaging according to Pew Research most recent analysis of smartphone use. This remarkably high figure illustrates that basic communication remains a key dri...
Using Virtual Mobile Infrastructure to Protect Corporate Data
Saturday, March 5, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
We chatted with Avast Vice President Sinan Eren to talk BYOD mobile security and how the Avast VMP solution provides companies with the ability to create a virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) that streams mobile apps to any device. Sinan is a cybersecurity expert, who has extensive knowledge in both the engineering and business aspects of security. ADM: What is the...
IBM Expands Cloud Services with Compose Acquisition
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Richard Harris
IBM has acquired Compose which will become part of the IBM’s Cloud Data Services (CDS) group. Compose will expand IBM’s portfolio of DBaaS (database as a service) offerings.Compose’s platform of DBaaS offerings supports efforts by app developers to build production-ready databases for modern web apps. Compose’s cloud hosted database solutions facilitate database setup, ...
Hired.com Reinvents the Recruiting Process for Software Developers and DevOps Engineers
Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
It sounds like a simple idea - matching top developer talent with top companies - curating both sides so that each is assured that they are getting exactly the match they are looking for. And it’s interesting that no-one has come up with an approach in the way that Hired.com has done. So what is unique about their platform? Before discussing how Hired.com matches c...
In Advance of CES, AT&T Announces Drive and AT&T Drive Studio Connected Car Initiatives at Its Developer Conference and Hackathon
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Richard Harris
AT&T’s Developer Conference and Hackathon had a decidedly connected slant which explains the company’s announcements on Monday as it moves forward with its AT&T Drive and AT&T Drive Studio connected car initiatives. These two programs are evolving to facilitate the ability for developers to work with automotive manufacturers to integrate apps.Highlights of t...
Tizen: The OS of Things has Arrived in a Ripe Market
Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Brian Warner
There’s been a lot of talk recently about Tizen, a new open source mobile operating system developed primarily by Samsung and Intel, and hosted as a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. So what is it, and why is it important? Fundamentally, Tizen is about convergence, and developing a single platform that can be used for all manner of devices. But to rea...
How Game Developers Can Bank on “Found Time”
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Jon Jackson
to Nielsen Mobile, consumers spend more time using their mobile devices to play
games than anything else, and 80 percent of all mobile apps revenue generated
last year was from games.
Motivated by either a fear of missing something or found time,” consumers
pick up their phones hundreds of times a day at idle moments when they have
nothing to do...