Two strategic advisors join Findora
Friday, August 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Findora, the cryptographically transparent public blockchain for building decentralized financial applications, has two new strategic advisors; Balaji Srinivasan, former CTO of Coinbase, and Professor Dan Boneh, Head of Stanford Cryptography.
Prior to joining Coinbase, Srinivasan was General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and co-founder of Earn.com,&...
Snowflake bursting at the seams as Netflix hops on
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
Snowflake Computing announced another year of exponential growth - but it comes alongside some interesting numbers for cloud adoption as well. The company’s 2019 financial year, which ended January 31, delivered a multitude of successes and recognition from its customers, venture capital firms and industry experts.
Snowflake’s unique cloud-built arch...
Subscribing to publications with carrier billing made possible
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
The mobile technology company Fortumo has launched PayRead which lets digital publishers identify and charge users through their SIM card, the most widely available digital identity globally.
PayRead is integrated with 350 mobile operators whose users can access digital publications through their mobile account identity. Should the reader wish to pay for digital cont...
Mobile ad standards and their impact on advertising
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
Publishers that have a genuine respect for the experience of their readers have long avoided disruptive ad experiences such as pop-ups and flashing ads. This new initiative is attempting to change the approach of those publishers that continue to display disruptive ads which negatively impact the reader experience while generating ill-will toward online ads in general.G...
The shifting power dynamics of news on the Web
Monday, December 11, 2017 by Andrew Betts
Over the last several years, control of news on the web has drastically shifted. Social networks and search are increasingly how we find content, and our old loyalties to our favorite publications are giving way to consumption of content from varied and ever changing sources. Large, respectable publishers are still vital to a healthy news industry and indeed a healthy d...
Sending out an S.O.S. for SMS
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Will LaSala
What a difference a year makes. Just one year after the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued guidance that found SMS is insecure and no longer suitable as a strong authentication mechanism, it has walked all of that back.At the time the original draft was published, it was highly unusual for any US government agency to get out in front of the security i...
When Taylor Swift crashes servers
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Richard Harris
Whether it be a new pop star album, release of a new season of a TV show, or a "fight of the century" style hyped up fight, we never quite think about what it takes in technological infrastructure to make all of the magic happen. In particular, with the release of Taylor Swift's latest song, "Look what you made me do," a similar situation arose which had many scrambling...
Web professionals reporting client growth says GoDaddy
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
A survey of web developers and designers finds that the web professional industry continues to boom two decades after the emergence of the Internet. Rapid growth in clients is fueled by the retail and travel industries, according to a new global research study commissioned by GoDaddy.The industry study, conducted in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Bra...
New blockchain scalability from Waves platform
Saturday, January 14, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Waves platform, the custom blockchain token initiative targeting mass-market consumer and business adoption, has announced a series of measures to enable greater network scalability.Scalability has long been a problem for cryptocurrency platforms. Since every transaction is recorded on the blockchain, the requirement of resources to process and store the information con...
How Apple's mandatory iOS App Transport Security (ATS) change will affect you
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Dominic Tancredi
Major changes are ahead for the mobile industry and as per the usual, Apple holds the keys to all major requirements and changes. In 2015 Apple released iOS 9 and introduced the App Transport Security (ATS) security feature which requires an app to connect to web services over a secure HTTPS connection rather than an HTTP connection. When this feature was released it wa...
Checkmarx Tells Us Why App Developers Should Care About App Security
Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently had a conversation with Emmanuel Benzaquen at Checkmarx to talk about how they are able to scrutinize code with a fine-toothed comb and find vulnerabilities early and why other developers need to be doing the same. With clients such as Coca-Cola, SAP, and Salesforce, they seem to be carving out a niche for application security in the crowded tech-s...
Sequel Launches API Integration for its Chatbot Platform for Messaging Apps
Thursday, June 2, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Sequel has launched out of beta its chatbot platform that provides the ability to build conversational personas for entertainment and media. The platform provides the ability to build bots for media and entertainment on messenger platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Kik, and Telegram. New features added prior to the launch out of beta include natural language processin...
A Developer's Perspective on Mobile Security in the Age of BYOD
Thursday, March 31, 2016 by Joe Schulz
With the cost savings of BYOD continuing to lure organizations to adopt this approach, the number of companies allowing employee-owned devices is still on the rise, as well. In early 2015, Tech Pro Research announced that 74 percent of organizations either already allow or were planning to allow employees to bring their own devices to work. At the time of this writing, ...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Introduces Investigative Analytics
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Richard Harris
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) had released HPE Investigative Analytics, a new hosted software solution that enables highly regulated organizations to identify and analyze risk events, and take action to prevent them.HPE Investigative Analytics helps identify and stop fraudulent and non-compliant behavior. It utilizes HPE's software assets in archiving, compliance, an...
US Dominates in Numbers of Top App Publishers
Monday, January 11, 2016 by Richard Harris
A recent report by ACT | The App Association shows that the US still reigns supreme for the top app publishers. The annual report, titled the “State of the App Economy,” is in its fourth year.According to the report, the $120 billion mobile app market is still being led by U.S.companies, the vast majority of which are startups or small businesses. The low barrier of ent...
Adobe Releases New No Code DPS
Saturday, August 8, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS) has been updated to offer no code solution in what the company says is in response to “…custom app development spending on the decline…”In a statement concerning the release of the new platform, Nick Bogaty, senior director, head of digital publishing at Adobe, explains Adobe’s move to a no code environment, “Now, the creation of ...
Resources to Help You Make Mid Year App Marketing Adjustments
Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Can you believe it, we’re almost at the halfway point of 2015! And for me, that means taking a quick peak at business operations to see if there are any tweaks/adjustments we need to make in response to the overall business environment we operate in.One of the things that I noticed from an editorial standpoint is that since the beginning of the year, we’ve tended to gra...
Put App Marketing on Autopilot with This Guide
Monday, April 13, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Contrary to how the term sounds, app marketing automation does not do your marketing for you – instead it helps you scale your marketing efforts. Automation is a tool (albeit a very powerful one) to run customized campaigns to your users - campaigns these users will want to interact with and are relevant to them in real-time.Automation works to improve your app’s market...
The best app marketing channels that actually help
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Richard Harris
At the beginning of each year, we all read articles with predictions on pretty much any subject - mobile is no exception. Famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky once said, “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”
As a guy who has been a part of an app marketing agency for the last 5 years...
ComboApp’s ComboStore to Highlight Mobile App Marketing Success Stories
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Richard Harris
ComboApp has announced the launch of the ComboStore blog, a series of detailed reviews of new and innovative mobile apps. The goal of the blog is to summarize and show off various apps and openly discuss how well they were met by the market, shedding light into the pros and cons of their marketing strategy.The app review blog has been designed to help app owners, p...
Best Practices for Developers and Publishers for Pitching Your App to the Media
Monday, May 19, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
When it comes to putting together a marketing plan for a mobile app promotion, a public relations component is always part of the mix. (Or at least it should be!) The most prominent part of public relations is media pitching: An effort to get your mobile app reviewed on relevant blogs and app review sites. Experience shows us that media relations is one of the most misu...
Report: The Impact of Getting Featured In An App Store
Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
What is the true impact of being featured in the major app stores? That is exactly what Distimo has studied on and now offering a full report to developers. How to get featured has always been a mystery. In the end it appears it's just a bit of random luck and having something that stands out to a selector scanning through the app stores.The Distimo report ta...
The Right Way to Invest in the Mobile Market
Friday, April 18, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
Be it a tablet, smartphone or that new-fangled wearable tech, mobile is where it’s at. This statement is supported by the fact that in 2013 worldwide shipping of PCs and laptops declined by a record 6.9% (Gartner, 2014). As such, it’s not surprising that there is a huge move by investors towards the mobile market.But, before you run out and buy stock in a nascent mobile...
Should Mobile App Developers Create Analytics to Track the NSA
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Adam Grant
Before you read on, do not think that this article is
political in nature or advocates anything remotely approaching what the title
suggests. Contrary to the “hook” contained in the title, the purpose of the
article is to educate Mobile App Developers on what is reportedly done to the
information obtained by the apps they develop.
During this past year, the news ...
Asia Mobile News : New Report Says Asia Is The Leading App Market In The World
Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Richard Harris
In a new report from Distimo concerning app store downloads and revenue generated, Asia is claiming the #1 spot taking in a whopping 41% of the total revenue generated globally! The Asian app store market is a train that cannot be stopped and this month's report takes a deep dive into the trends happening in Asia and the countries in it - including China, Hong...
Adobe Launches New Cloud Based Mobile App Marketing Services
Friday, November 8, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Adobe continues to expand its app developer support services with its introduction of Adobe Mobile services for Adobe Marketing Cloud.
Among the cloud based services offered through the program are app analytics, app experience targeting based on GPS location, and audience testing. The services are integrated with the recently introduced Adobe Analytics and Adobe ...
List of Completely Free Programming Books
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Richard Harris
Developers and programmers alike need resources, and if you are looking for a free way to dive into programming, I've got the source for you. Head on over to stackoverflow and check out this growing list of books online or offline that you can use to either get started with or sharpen your app development mastery.
Everything from C# essentials...
Game Developer Magazine Shuts Down After 19 Years
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Game Developer Magazine, which has been published in bi-monthly print and digital editions for the past 19 years, has shipped its final publication, the June-July 2013 issue.
First announced by the publication in April, the magazine will also discontinue its digital edition and the magazine site has been taken down with visitor's directed to the magazine’s sist...
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...
Day one at AppsWorld North America 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Richard Harris
A HUGE thank you to Kate Williams of AppsWorld for the invitation to cover the event. It has been nothing short of amazing, and has been great to meet everyone in person, and tell them all about our new magazine. Here is a condensed rundown of our day:SendDroid talked to us about their app monetization network offered to Android developers that is offering high CPMs and...