Fake app reviews impact developers more than you think
Thursday, June 29, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Developers are well aware that a significant portion of online reviews for products and services, including those on popular platforms like Amazon, eBay, and TripAdvisor, are in fact fake. The issue of fake app reviews has become an increasingly pressing concern. These deceptive reviews have wide effects on both developers and consumers alike, significantly impacting th...
Digital concierge app powered by GPT redefines luxury lifestyles
Monday, June 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Perfect.Live announced that they raised $650,000 in a recent investment round. The funding is used to further develop and enhance their innovative GPT-powered concierge service, catering to individuals who seek access to exclusive services, and eliminating the time-consuming manual tasks like phone calls and emails, which are often hindered by the lack of available...
Clean dirty data with Data Prep from Versium
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
Research shows that bad data costs U.S. businesses more than $3 trillion per year dragging down the performance of marketing campaigns and ROI. Versium announced the launch of its new Data Prep product, a solution that empowers marketers to quickly fix massive amounts of data at scale so it can be deployed more effectively in all data-driven marketing activiti...
Generative AI virtual agent from Serviceaide
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Serviceaide, Inc. has announced its AI-Everywhere Luma Virtual Agent and AI-based solutions. Integrating Generative AI, Luma 3.0 provides a quantum leap in efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, and business process innovation. Luma provides the benefits of Generative AI with nothing extra to buy, it’s built into our technology core to improve all service manag...
Apples profit continues to grow
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to Tradingplatforms.com, Apple has seen a remarkable profit of about $100 billion, 73% up from 2020 figures. The site’s financial analyst, Edith Reads, comments, "This is a testament to its innovation and technological advancements throughout this period. To attain these numbers, Apple has employed various strategies such as optimizing its product r...
AI VS code extension from Metabob speeds up code review
Monday, May 15, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Metabob announced a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered virtual studio code (VSCode) extension for its debugging and refactoring tool that speeds software development code review by 60%. It provides users with useful context-sensitive code recommendations to fix errors right in the integrated development environment (IDE), and it is specifically trained to fix code...
API exploration tool SwaggerHub Explore launches from SmartBear
Thursday, March 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
SmartBear is giving developers instant access to RESTful and Apache Kafka endpoints with the new SwaggerHub Explore. The free API exploration tool has an easy-to-use interface and accelerates the development lifecycle, allowing developers to easily visualize API data in a single place and quickly evaluate functionality before investing valuable time in API integration. ...
Online gaming connectivity solution from Edgegap
Thursday, February 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
Mathieu Duperre explains what Edge computing is, how Edgegap is helping game developers solve connectivity issues, and reduce latency and lag, plus what the limitations are for large publishers that use traditional infrastructures. Even more, he goes into depth about the findings from the 2022 Online Gaming Connectivity Report which had responses from over 2000 gamers i...
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...
Digital investments cannot be slowed
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 by Richard Harris
Raveesh Dewan, the CEO and President of Joget shares his insights about digital investments, why they can not be slowed down, how the trend of replacing old systems with more modern ones will continue, what resources the new systems will bring demand for, why citizen development will be the new way of building apps quicker and more efficiently, and what S...
App development to improve with insights from behavioral data
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by Richard Harris
One of the most exciting developments in 2022 was the introduction of Data Creation as an approach. This is the process of intentionally creating data to power AI and advanced data applications, as opposed to data exhaust, which is the byproduct of data emitted from existing systems.
Organizations will seek to build better apps with granular insights from behavioral ...
IoB to improve product and service personalization
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Emerging software architectures in 2023 will be built around data quality, data pipelines, and traceability rather than computing, processing, APIs, and responses. This shift is being driven by digital transformation, which requires a data-driven approach to leverage AI and machine learning. Although the success of this method requires processing large amounts of data a...
VCs will fly to quality in 2023
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by Richard Harris
Andrew Lau, CEO, and co-founder of Jellyfish discusses his predictions for VCs in 2023, including why the days of easy money and endless budgets will come to an end, how the doors are opening for startups to recruit talent that has long been out of reach, and that firms will be deploying heavily once more by the second half of 2023.
VCs will fly to qua...
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 ...
The expansion of open source software is coming this year
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
2022 was a year of mixed feedback, particularly for the software industry. Despite many macroeconomic warnings, cloud services continued to grow, and the open-source model was embraced.
Coming in 2023 for the Open Source World
2023 is looking positive for the expansion of open-source software. Here are a few trends that will impact our industry next year.
The halo will fall from DevOps in 2023
Saturday, January 14, 2023 by Richard Harris
Wing To shares his 2023 DevOps predictions, including the rise of Green DevOps and sustainability, how AI will improve automation and be a competitive advantage for DevOps, how fake agile will deliver poor results, and explains what leaders should focus on for agile in 2023.
The halo will fall from DevOps in 2023
For the past few years, the adoption of DevOps...
Recession fears may cause us to lower our defenses
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Richard Harris
Adam Sandman, CEO and Founder of Inflectra discusses the trends in software quality engineering and cybersecurity for 2023. Mr. Sandman explains why quality engineering, DevOps, and security will no longer be seen as separate disciplines but as part of a larger whole. Finally, he will cover how risk management is critical in addressing this new integrated set of challen...
TrueNAS R30 launches from iXsystems
Friday, December 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
iXsystems, the company behind TrueNAS, has announced the RELEASE of TrueNAS SCALE 22.12 "Bluefin", the second major version of TrueNAS SCALE and the industry’s most powerful open source hyper-converged storage OS. Developed in true open source fashion alongside the hundreds of thousands of members in the TrueNAS Community, this storage software release f...
EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference 2023 speaker lineup
Monday, December 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference, created in 1993, has grown to be Europe's largest gathering of software testers. Thirty editions of the EuroSTAR conference have been hosted in 16 different cities. In 2023 it will be held at Flanders Convention Center, Antwerp Zoo in Belgium, 13-16 June 2023.
Software Development is a Social Activity is the theme for Eur...
The future of crop intelligence is here with Mark 3 from Arable
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
Arable has announced the next generation of its award-winning crop intelligence solution. Powered by the all-new Arable Mark 3 in-field sensing device, the solution now includes contextualized crop imagery via Arable Vision. These innovations break new ground in how data can be used to optimize and advance agriculture around the world.
"Agriculture is one o...
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...
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...
Crypto 401k plans from Bitwage and ForUsAll
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
Bitwage announced its partnership with ForUsAll to offer the first-ever one-stop shop for cryptocurrency 401(k) combined with cryptocurrency payroll.
The decision to introduce these products was based on overwhelming demand from customers, which was measured by a waitlist posted by Bitwage. It was clear that companies and employees desired direct access to Bitco...
Chat SDK for developers from Agora
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Agora, Inc. announces the global availability of Agora Chat, a new SDK that aims to make it easy for developers to rapidly embed real-time in-app chat into their web and native apps; providing an immersive experience that keeps their users more connected, informed, and engaged. The launch of Agora Chat coincides with the start of Agora’s flagship event RTE202...
$50M in funding raised by Theorycraft Games
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Theorycraft Games has announced an additional $50 million raised in Series B funding, led by Makers Fund with participation from NEA and a16z. Theorycraft Games will use this raise to continue building out the most talent-dense team in games and to ensure they can keep making deep, 10,000-hour games that are just better when played with friends, like the company’s...
TripActions has selected ReleaseHub
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
ReleaseHub has announced that TripActions has selected ReleaseHub to provide its developers with ephemeral, full-stack staging environments that can be spun up and down on demand.
Switching to ReleaseHub’s on-demand staging environments will allow TripActions to stand up and tear down identical production-like environments instantly, eliminating common delays t...
Secrets revealed from developers with over 20 mobile game hits
Monday, September 5, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
My Little Universe, Squad Alpha, Johnny Trigger, Jelly Shift, and Knife Hit are just a few of the successful mobile games created by Baltic game developer Estoty. The company is known for more than 20 hit mobile games that have attracted a total of 2 billion players. So what are the key ingredients for a successful mobile game? Estoty’s experts name the following ...
Provar Manager general availability released
Friday, September 2, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Provar, the test solution provider, has released Provar Manager into general availability. Provar Manager, the latest addition to the Provar Quality Cloud’s suite of offerings, is a 100% Salesforce-native test management solution that helps delivery teams organize, analyze and optimize all of their end-to-end and holistic testing activities, within Salesforce...
Time series data guide for app developers
Friday, September 2, 2022 by Michael Gargiulo
Time-series databases are exploding today as one of the fastest-growing database categories. With the cloud ushering in ever more "self-service", the volume of data continues to increase as innovation brings more computational power and storage capacity, many developers today are trying to wrap their heads around how to handle time-series data at the database ...
Developer led visibility practices advance at SmartBear
Thursday, September 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
SmartBear, a provider of software development and visibility tools, has hired world-class artificial intelligence (AI) leader Jim Wu as VP of AI and Data Science working in the SmartBear Innovation Labs and product management leader Anthony Bryce as VP of Product Management. Both are supporting the company’s strategy to provide critically-needed visibility for dev...
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...
Achieving corporate growth without losing service quality
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Prasad Memane
The software product industry is highly competitive and shows no signs of slowing down. In June 2022, approximately 36 thousand mobile apps were released through the Apple App Store, up by two percent compared to the previous month. As such, companies are feeling mounting pressure to launch new products or add new features to current products. However, if the technology...
Your digital commerce strategy
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Boris Lokschin
Events of recent years have catapulted the demand for digital transformation, and digital commerce was no exception. E-commerce sales grew 50% over the pandemic, reaching a whopping $870B. With digital commerce booming in all sectors, and demand for excellent digital experiences growing with it, developers’ workloads are bigger than ever. As a result, 83% say...
Crossword game Test Express Word Adventure launches
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
GameHouse has announced Text Express: Word Adventure, a vast and challenging emergent crossword puzzle game with an exciting and visual adventure narrative and huge variety in gameplay; spanning 3,500 levels, 37 destinations, over 95 speaking characters, and thousands of unique crossword puzzles. This beautiful and unique puzzle game is packed with rich environments to ...