No code guide to app development
Friday, September 1, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Remember when crafting an app felt like climbing Mt. Everest in flip-flops? Those days are behind us! No longer do you need years of coding lessons or deep pockets to hire a dev team. In this beginner's guide to building apps without writing code, we'll first explain what low-code and no-code platforms are. We'll introduce the platforms available to you, gui...
Accelerate development environments by 10x with AI
Friday, August 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Rod Cope from Perforce and chatted about the 10x environment mindset for AI and how new AI tools like generative AI are increasing the efficiency and speed of developers and improving visual effects for animation pros. Even more, he explains how Perforce came up with the 10x concept, the opportunities that exist for incorpo...
Integrated API developer suite from SmartBear
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
SmartBear released SwaggerHub Portal, SwaggerHub’s new feature to customize consumer-facing documentation that drives the adoption of APIs. The developer-centric tool allows API providers to create customizable landing pages, providing consumers with comprehensive resources for easy implementation. Portal is integrated with SwaggerHub, the popular API design and d...
App Builder new controls in Blazor and more launch in Ultimate 23.1
Friday, July 21, 2023 by Richard Harris
Infragistics announced the launch of Infragistics Ultimate 23.1. This latest iteration of Infragistics Ultimate, the company's flagship UX and UI product, introduces significant enhancements in three key areas: App Builder, next-generation visualization experiences, and new controls in Blazor and Web Components. With Ultimate 23.1, developers can expedite project de...
Web3 adoption driven by Cronos Labs and Protocol Labs
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cronos Labs announced a partnership with Protocol Labs, the open-source research and development laboratory that builds protocols, tools, and services to radically improve the internet. As part of the collaboration, Protocol Labs will provide startups within Cronos’ Accelerator Program with the resources needed to develop innovative Web3 applications within t...
Web3 Accelerator Program from Cronos Labs
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Cronos Labs, a blockchain startup accelerator focusing on decentralized finance, blockchain games, and the development of the Cronos ecosystem, has announced the second cohort of the flagship US$100M-backed Cronos Accelerator Program. First launched in June 2022, the program targets early-stage crypto projects and provides them with mentorship and funding opportunities ...
The Interchain Foundation advances the Cosmos ecosystem
Thursday, May 25, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Interchain Foundation (ICF) successfully stewarded the launch of the Interchain NFT standard (ICS-721), an application-layer protocol allowing NFT interoperability between chains in the interchain, the Cosmos ecosystem, and soon the Ethereum, Near and Polkadot ecosystems. Developed by Bianjie, a long-term technical contributor to Cosmos, the Interchain NFT...
Software developer shortage remains top challenge in 2023
Monday, May 22, 2023 by Richard Harris
Even amidst recent layoffs in the tech industry, recruiting developers with the right skills remains the top challenge for 2023, according to the new Reveal survey of 2,228 software developers and IT professionals released by Infragistics. More than a third of respondents (37.5%) indicated that they would continue to have trouble finding skilled developers in 2023 with ...
Q CTRL names Dave Kielpinski as Principal Quantum Control Scientist
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Q-CTRL recently announced the addition of industry trailblazer Dave Kielpinski as Principal Quantum Control Scientist. Kielpinski has spent the last 25 years contributing to and leading research projects in uncharted territories of science. In 2002, he authored a foundational paper for quantum computing, which laid out the framework for the architecture of large-scale i...
Green Grants Program results revealed by Filecoin Green
Friday, May 12, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The Green Grants Program provides vital funding for initiatives that promote sustainable economic practices and address environmental and social issues. The Regenerative Finance (ReFi) funding initiative is a significant milestone for Filecoin Green as it moves beyond simply decarbonizing the Filecoin Network and towards providing people, organizations, and humanity wit...
Automated staking pools on Filecoin opened by GLIF
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
GLIF announced the opening of Infinity Pool, the non-custodial, fully-automated staking pools on Filecoin. Trusted contributors to the ecosystem, GLIF has been advancing key network milestones for Filecoin since 2018, which include running the recommended wallet and multisig used by Protocol Labs and the Filecoin Foundation; running and maintaining Filecoin recomme...
NFT buyers motivated by long term profit
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to an analysis by BitcoinCasinos, 39% of NFT buyers are motivated by the long-term profit factor.
"It appears that NFT buyers are quite savvy when it comes to their investments, carefully factoring in not only the utility of a given collection but also its potential resale value. As such, many NFT holders have been able to take advantage of this emergi...
Web3 map app to launch from Illust and partners
Thursday, March 16, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Illust is proud to announce a partnership with BUIDL Week and the ETHDenver Web3 Festival (along with amazing artists, DAOs, local businesses, and musicians), to produce the very first official web3 city map of Denver. This revolutionary "application" will feature a channel for Denver designed to capture its history, culture, and inhabitants. Newcome...
How app development is evolving
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
Smartphone applications are a ubiquitous part of modern life, we talk to friends, consume media and program our daily life using software available in the palm of our hands. Mobile app functionality has steadily become more advanced and developers have to continuously push the envelope to secure a meaningful segment of the market share.
There’s an average of 3,...
NFTs are making a comeback
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 by Richard Harris
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are clawing back to life after an awful year, but the aftermath of the prolonged crypto winter is brutal. The trading volume for NFTs across all sectors, from art to gaming, is still deep below the values seen last year, and NFT collections have lost billions of dollars in value.
NFTs are making a comeback
According to data presented by ...
AI content generation features released from Metatron
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Metatron Inc has announced the release of new services for content generation. MetatronAI.com is a generative artificial intelligence service based on cutting-edge language processing that sets a new standard in the industry. With its advanced natural language understanding capabilities and ability to generate human-like text, art, and soon video and music, designe...
Major cloud provider to start pricing war in 2023
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
The current cloud pricing model is very restrictive and follows a Hotel California style of easy in, hard out due to egress prices. This creates a moat-like structure where everything a business does must occur within one cloud for cost reasons. Due to this, it is likely that a major cloud player will make a shift and drop egress pricing in 2023, setting off a major pri...
The beginning of a new age of innovation and creation
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
2023 will be the beginning of a new age of innovation and the creation of new products and services as never been seen since the founding of the Internet.
The end of the mobile app distribution monopoly, the convergence of different platforms, and the recovery of power by users and developers will unleash a perfect storm that will mark the next decade.
Low code will grow up in 2023
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
Cost consciousness is always important, but at times of greater uncertainty (global recessions, pandemics, etc.) it becomes a high (if not the highest) priority. That will almost assuredly change companies’ approaches to business applications, sometimes in paradoxical ways.
The challenge at hand
On the one hand, Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has offered simpl...
SaaS will be all about specialization in 2023
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Most cloud providers have become comparable in basic capabilities and there is very little to differentiate them. The journey from here is going to be about specialization. Companies will need to start diving a little deeper into the key value they are looking for and which cloud provider can provide it best. For example, for some AI and ML capabilities, there may ...
Over 40 percent of DeFi token pairs may be fraudulent
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rome Blockchain Labs (RBL) has released new research showing that many token pairs on decentralized exchanges (DEXs) may be fraudulent or duplicates. Using its data service, RBL Net, the team analyzed data on over 1,000,000 pairs on Uniswap (ETH) and PancakeSwap (BNB).
In light of the many marketplace crashes and burgeoning fear in the marketplace, due to scandals li...
KulaDAO cryptographic project on track for the 2023 ICO
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
KulaDAO is an emerging cryptographic project that is on track for a 2023 ICO. It proposes to align the interests of different people groups to create shared value.
Misaligned interests between stakeholders cost the global economy billions of dollars annually in wasted opportunity, broken trust, and relational breakdown. Correcting these misalignments opens ...
Microverse World Builder from Croquet
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
Croquet Corporation has announced the availability of Microverse World Builder, a browser-based development environment for the Open Metaverse that lets web and web3 developers rapidly create multi-user 3D Metaverse worlds that can be published to any web server, completely independent of proprietary platforms.
Microverse World Builder includes the newest releas...
Game of Chains launches from Cosmos
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Interchain Foundation (ICF), a Swiss non-profit that funds, stewards, and advances the Cosmos Ecosystem has announced the details of Game of Chains, the third public incentivized testnet in the history of Cosmos, following Game of Stakes and Game of Zones. A global community effort set to help validators develop confidence around Interchain Security and provide a pu...
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...
P3 USAS 2022 times and location
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
P3 Network will host the P3 U.S. Africa Summit (P3-USAS) in Washington, D.C., on December 13 and 14. African dignitaries, US government officials, CEOs, and private enterprises will attend, establishing cross-country dialogue and lasting partnerships.
The two-day event is expected to take place at the Waldorf Astoria in Washington DC on December 13-14, 2022 via a ser...
Easy NFT creation with Enjin
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Esther Partland from Enjin discusses her journey at Enjin and how she started by volunteering and progressed into the Head of Ecosystem. Esther also identifies the key skills that led to her success at Enjin, what kind of tools Enjin provides for building Web3 infrastructures, and how businesses and individuals both can benefit from these tools. Esther goes on to e...
Will low code solve developer shortages
Thursday, September 1, 2022 by Michael Peres
A 2021 McKinsey survey found that 87% of US companies were seeing a developer shortage or were expecting one within the next few years, and skills and labor shortages are top on the list of CEOs' concerns. With the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 1.2 million shortfall in developers in the next four years it is clear something needs to do. However, in a ti...
App Stability Index of top mobile apps
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear, a provider of software development and visibility tools, has released its 2022 App Stability Index Report measuring the stability of the top 250 mobile and web apps used by Bugsnag customers worldwide. Using Bugsnag data from a 30-day period, the third annual report shows mobile apps are continuing the release trend of once per week, moving from a weekly rele...
Its not NFTs people want its ownership
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Richard Harris
Sami Khan, the co-founder, and CEO of Atlas Reality chatted with us about his journey from an App Marketer to where he is currently, all about ATLAS: EARTH, and how it pairs a mobile-first game world where players can buy land right where they live. We also asked Khan about how the inspiration for the game was derived, what his vision and mission entail for Atlas, ...
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...
Why app modernization projects fail
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rafalin, the CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder at vFunction, discusses the data results from the new vFunction survey that analyzed why app modernization projects fail from developers' and architects' points of view. Rafalin also goes over the major trends that you should prioritize when modernizing an application, the key elements of successful modernization a...
How you can benefit from a hybrid source model
Monday, August 8, 2022 by Richard Harris
Open-source software takes a decentralized, collaborative approach to software development. By bringing large groups of developers together, it can boost visibility and drive the adoption of new technologies. However, because of its complex review and release processes, the open-source model may limit a company’s ability to innovate rapidly and maintain cohesive c...
Covalent teams up with Cronos blockchain
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Covalent announced integration with the Cronos blockchain, the EVM chain supported by Crypto.com. The partnership will simplify workflows for developers, data analysts, and more. The new partnership between Covalent and Cronos plays a pivotal role in easing the Web3 data experience, enabling projects and developers to seamlessly access the information needed to power de...
IP based NFT project partnership announced
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Digital IP platform company IPX, formerly known as LINE FRIENDS, announced that it has formed a strategic business partnership agreement with CRIPCO, the global blockchain and NFT company. The two companies will kickstart IPX’s NFT business, beginning with the iconic character IPs.
CRIPCO, a Singapore-based global blockchain, and NFT company promotes the o...