Corona labs goes open source and developers are nervous
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Corona Labs, which provides a free cross-platform mobile development tool used to create 2D applications, has announced that after years of planning, the Corona game engine will finally be released as an open-source project. Corona Labs expects that by making their engine an open-source project, issues like adaptation to sudden market changes, updates, and requirements ...
Adobe reveals new XD CC Starter Plan
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The free Starter plan for Adobe XD includes XD for Mac and Windows, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and services to empower users to design, prototype and share user experiences with colleagues. Adobe XD is a cross-platform experience design platform to combine both design and prototyping.The XD CC Starter plan gives professional and aspiring designers, teams and stude...
Four privacy questions every developer needs to answer
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Morgan Reed
Over the past twelve months, the internet-connected doll My Friend Cayla went from one of the hottest toys of the holiday season to an internationally-classified "espionage device." The doll was the subject of an FBI warning, banned from sale or ownership in Germany, and eventually dropped from every major retailer in the United States. Despite the nearly universally hi...
Game developers can now use StratusCore's Virtual Studio platform
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by Richard Harris
StratusCore, a content production technology company, has announced significant enhancements to its cloud-based Virtual Studio platform that allows digital artists and creative studios to create content in a more cost-effective way with on-demand access to an expanded range of software tools, compute and collaboration.StratusCore’s Virtual Studio is a pre- to post-produ...
Demystifying persistent storage: As containers die, data lives on
Monday, November 21, 2016 by Aubrey Muhlach
According to a recent survey from Portworx, IT managers depend on containers to help improve their agility, reduce their costs and improve system performance. Yet their number two concern with container storage - loss of data.Containers were developed to be stateless, ephemeral, lightweight tools, only megabytes in size to enable quick application launch. However, in de...
A discussion on cloud sandboxes with Quali's CMO Shashi Kiran
Monday, October 17, 2016 by Richard Harris
DevOps processes are used to accelerate the development of cloud applications, and sandboxes can help by providing actual replicas of production environments for developers to try out new code, or for test teams to get access to holistic real-world environments without the risk of harming a live production environment. We recently had an interesting conversat...
Software AG New webMethods DevOps Edition
Monday, May 30, 2016 by Richard Harris
Software AG has released a new webMethods DevOps Edition for continuous development, testing, integration and deployment. The platform offers an enterprise service bus (ESB) to help developers write and launch apps in shorter lead times, with a faster mean-time to recovery, while working more closely together. With the webMethods DevOps platform developers can deve...
Updates to TIBCO Analytics Include New Apache Spark and IoT Functionality
Saturday, May 21, 2016 by Richard Harris
TIBCO Software has released a number of new updates to its analytics platforms, including new data wrangling features in TIBCO Spotfire, new code-free Operational Intelligence dashboards in TIBCO LiveView Web, a new developer community and component exchange, a new Accelerator package for Apache Spark and the IoT, and improved embedded business intelligence (BI) s...
Quali Open Sources Python Based Automation for Cloud Sandboxes
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Quali’s platform automates the DevOps lifecycle through the use of Cloud Sandboxes, providing an opportunity for IT teams to offer catalogs of Sandboxes that incorporate mixed infrastructure - from physical networking and infrastructure to virtual infrastructure and cloud interfaces - to applications.The company has announced that it has open-sourced its plug-ins known ...
The Challenges of Legacy Storage Containers
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently visited with Gou Rao, Co-Founder and CTO of Portworx, to discuss issues associated with legacy storage containers and the solution of container-defined storage. ADM: What challenges does legacy storage pose for containers?Rao: Most scale-out clouds have an intelligent storage fabric on commodity storage, which causes issues with scaling, cost and comple...
Eclipse Che Open Source Cloud IDE Now Available in Beta
Monday, February 8, 2016 by Richard Harris
Eclipse Che, an open source cloud IDE with RESTful workspaces and Docker-based machines, is now available in beta. Che offers a workspace that is composed of projects and its associated runtimes, making its state distributable, portable and versionable. The platform use VMs, containers, and Web services to bring repeatability, consistency, and performance to worksp...
Creating Apps for Kids What It Means to be COPPA Compliant
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Gai Havkin
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...
AWS Device Farm Now Tests BrowserBased Apps on iOS and Android Devices
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Amazon Web Services launched the AWS Device Farm this July to provide support for testing native and hybrid applications on iOS and Android devices. The AWS Device Farm provides the ability to test apps in the cloud against a large collection of real phones and tablets without the complexity and expense of deploying and maintaining device labs and automation infrastruct...
Your New App is Missing a Basic Function Printing
Monday, October 5, 2015 by Frank Fu
So you’ve made an app. It lets users collaborate on documents easier, book flights, buy concert tickets, or edit photos without having to boot up the laptop. It’s even got a few thousand positive reviews in the app store.We’ve come to rely on apps to provide value faster than ever before. So much so, that they are transforming industries. Developers understand this inti...
Turbocharging Drupal and WordPress for Big Data Performance and Scale
Friday, August 28, 2015 by Chad Jones
In today’s application-centric business world, nothing matters more than an application’s performance and ability to handle massive data growth. The problem is that Content Management Systems (CMS), which are integral to many applications, are increasingly burdened by performance and scale issues. It’s not their fault, though. In the case of WordPress and Drupal - which...
Akana Releases New Envision API Analytics Platform
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Akana has launched Envision, a new API analytics platform that provides companies with advanced analytics and insights into how their APIs are performing, how they are being used and how they are creating revenue opportunities.Akana extracts insights from API data and the surrounding context of how and where that data is being leveraged. The platform can be utiliz...
AWS Offers Android and Fire OS Testing Device Farm
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
With the new AWS Device Farm developers now have the opportunity to test Android and Fire OS apps in the cloud against a large collection of real phones and tablets without the complexity and expense of deploying and maintaining device labs and automation infrastructure. Developers can use the AWS Device Farm by uploading an app and the service runs tests on ...
Progress Telerik Platform Adds Enterprise Functionality for Mobile Web, Native and Hybrid Apps
Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Richard Harris
Progress has added new enterprise functionality to its Telerik Platform, a cross-platform mobile application development solution for creating mobile web, native and hybrid apps. With this latest release, the Telerik Platform adds enterprise elements to better enable low code development options for both the developer and technical business user; enterprise mBaaS f...
Visual Studio Now Supports Game Development for Unity 5, Epic Unreal 4 and Cocos2d
Friday, April 24, 2015 by Richard Harris
Microsoft is moving to expand its impact in the game development industry with the announcement that Visual Studio support for Unity, Epic Unreal, and Chukong Technologies’ Cocos2d.Game developers will now be able to utilize the Visual Studio IDE to develop games with these platforms as each of the gaming engines' installers will now offer the ability to co-install Visu...
Feedzai Launches Portal to Allow App Developers to Integrate Fraud API
Monday, November 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
Feedzai has created a new developer portal providing access to its Feedzai Fraud API which allows developers to detect fraud in real-time for retail transactions. Feedzai is a data science company that uses real-time, machine-based learning to analyze big data to make commerce safe.The new Feedzai Fraud API utilizes the company’s “Fraud Prevention That Learns” software ...
Eclipse Foundation Teams with Codenvy, IBM, Pivotal and SAP to Create New Eclipse Cloud Development Imitative
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Richard Harris
The Eclipse Foundation is announcing the Eclipse Cloud Development (ECD), a new endeavor to create the technologies, platforms, and tools necessary to enable the delivery of highly integrated cloud development and cloud developer environments. This new initiative will establish an open source community dedicated to cloud development tools, with over 65 developers a...
AppFirst Launches Enterprise Mobile Development Platform
Saturday, September 20, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
AppFirst has launched an enterprise version of its development platform with the option to run on-premise, in the cloud or in hybrid scenarios. The company also has announced a partnership with Accretive to offer a predictive analytics offering to help enterprises expose, anticipate and intervene in IT risks across organizational silos.AppFirst’s Application Operations ...
New SmartBear Plug In for SoapUI Pro Provides Support for Apiary’s API Blueprint
Monday, August 18, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
SmartBear Software has released a new plug-in for SoapUI Pro that provides support for Apiary’s API Blueprint service descriptions within the tool.Apiary, designers of the API Blueprint and the Apiary API Design toolchain, enables parallel API development through collaboration and documentation. SmartBear, makers of SoapUI Pro, provides developers and testers common too...
Oracle Updates Mobile Suite for Enterprise App Developement
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Richard Harris
Oracle has announced updates to its Oracle Mobile Suite, the company’s solution for development and deployment of mobile applications across multiple mobile platforms, and works with disparate enterprise systems.The latest release features a new cross device mobile development framework, Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF), which can simplify the development ...
IoT meets VR: The Next Concern Over Mobile Privacy
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Adam Grant
In the beginning of this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it seemed as if every sponsor and vendor was introducing a product that demonstrated a deep commitment to mobile technology and its interaction with the “Internet of Things.” Clearly, 2014 appeared to be the year mobile technology would move from a consumer’s interaction only with th...
Goo Technologies Releases Beta of Goo Create HTML5 Gaming Graphics Platform
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
Goo Technologies has announced the release of the open beta version of Goo Create, a platform for high-end web graphics. The platform features a new UI design for improved workflow, and a new data model to improve performance and flexibility and strengthen the robustness of the platform.Goo enables seamless instant and interactive 2D and 3D game experiences di...
Amazon Shakes Up Developer Site: Offers New Dedicated Pages for Gaming and HTML5 App Developers
Monday, January 13, 2014 by Richard Harris
Amazon just can’t leave things alone announcing a number of updates to its Developer Portal. So what have they done?Streamlined App SubmissionThey’ve made it easier to check an existing Android .apk for compatibility with the Amazon Appstore. Just drag your .apk to the updated testing widget on the Home page and get results in seconds. If your app is ready to go (a...
From Lemonade and Lucy to COPPA and Cookies
Sunday, December 8, 2013 by Adam Grant
On July 1, 2013, the Child Online Privacy Protection Policy
(“COPPA”) dramatically altered how we think about cookies
Growing up as children in the US, our first taste of
commerce involved selling lemonade in front of our house on a sweltering summer
day, or wondering what justified the hefty price of 5 cents Lucy charged
Charlie Brown for psychiatr...
Zend Releases Zend Server 6.2
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Richard Harris
A few weeks ago, Zend, announced a new version of Zend Server (Zend Server 6.2). This new version is a major improvement to empower companies to become more agile in their delivery of new applications: Blueprint for Continuous Delivery: a broad solution built on the Zend Server platform that is designed to accelerate and strengthen the process of bringing applications f...
Goo Technologies Launches Goo Create
Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Richard Harris
HTML5 graphics leader unveils first professional platform for high-end web graphics Stockholm, Sweden October 31, 2013 Goo Technologies, the leader in HTML5 high-end graphics for games and interactive visualizations on the web and the company behind the Goo Engine®, today announced the launch of Goo Create®, the first professional platform for high-end web grap...
IRIS.TV and Unicorn Media Partner to Serve and Monetize Video Ads and Content Utilizing Native Mobile Video Players
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Richard Harris
A new partnership between IRIS.TV and Unicorn Media allows publishers to dynamically serve video ads to all IP-enabled devices and enables them to deliver personalized video streams to any platform, while utilizing the native mobile video player. The services are compatible with any video delivery or consumer device and do not require SDKs or plug-ins.
Unity3D: For Beginners and Professionals
Friday, October 11, 2013 by Jeff Sasmor
More than likely you've already
heard of Unity3D; in fact, there's a
good chance you're already a user.
With more than 1.7 million registered
developers, Unity is on its
way to becoming as ubiquitous as
mobile phones. Users range from
hobbyists, students, and Indie
developers like me, all the way up
to big-name game studios and
companies doing simulation ...
App Developers and COPPA: A Review of the FTC’s Six Step Compliance Plan
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by Richard Harris
On July 1, 2013, the FTC’s Child Online Privacy Protection Policy (COPPA) went into affect, changing forever the landscape for app developers whose apps have users 13 and under.The FTC stance seems to be that they will rigorously enforce the act, which means that app developers with users in the US need to ensure they are in compliance, if COPPA applies to their app.&nb...
FTC released amendments to COPPA
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Richard Harris
The Federal Trade Commission adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule that strengthen kids’ privacy protections and give parents greater control over the personal information that websites and online services may collect from children under 13. The FTC initiated a review in 2010 to ensure that the COPPA Rule keeps up with evolving t...