Top 10 developer technologies in 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Pluralsight, Inc. announced that it has expanded its Technology Index tool to address the most in-demand technologies for IT operations, information security, and data professionals in addition to the previously existing ranking of top in-demand software developer languages.
In-demand technologies according to Technology Index
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Mobile frustration index shows growing stress
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
NetMotion Software has published the Mobile Frustration Index, a ranking of the most frustrating issues that affect US mobile workers today. As our mobile workforce continues to grow, the results of this research identify the most significant pain points that businesses should remediate in order to improve the experience of their mobile employees.
Based on a sur...
Electroneum proves there is a real utility for cryptocurrency users
Friday, September 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
Electroneum users can now top up Claro, TIM, Vivo and Oi mobile airtime and data with ETN. This is the first time 95% of a country can top up airtime and data with ETN. Brazil currently represents the fastest-growing Electroneum community. The expansion unlocks new opportunities to partner with other major corporations, retailers, and businesses.
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The best places to market your app listed in new report from AppsFlyer
Monday, March 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer released its latest Performance Index as well as insights highlighting the rapid growth of key platforms and advertising sources beyond Facebook and Google.
Among the networks to see the biggest changes was Snap, which rose to third place in the overall non-gaming ranking for Western Europe. Looking toward the rest of the app install market beyond Facebook ...
Best practices to avoid being removed from the Apple App Store
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
For any app developer, developing a top-ranking app on Apple’s App Store would be a career highlight. Yet thanks to Apple doubling down on user privacy, even popular apps like Facebook have been taken offline. For developers, it’s increasingly important to stay abreast of rapidly-changing privacy, compliance and policy changes to avoid a similar fate -the dr...
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...
Game developer tips and insight for 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
2019 offers promising new opportunities for game developers to reach new markets. But how can developers best capture diverse users’ attention and loyalty? Webpals Mobile, a performance-driven mobile-app user acquisition company, recently conducted a study comparing advertising driving gaming app downloads in the United States and Asia. Drawing on insights from th...
Finding bugs in code through better QA
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Derek Choy
Let’s face it, smartphone apps have raised the bar for all of us. Ever since Apple released the first iPhone a little over a decade ago, there’s been a huge emphasis on creating software that is clean, elegant and easy to use. Consumer apps and websites have created much higher expectations for all software, and these days even business applications are expe...
ArangoDB NoSQL database platform updates to 3.4
Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
ArangoDB announced the GA release of ArangoDB 3.4 - a transactional database solution which enables developers to efficiently interact with multiple data models by using just one technology and one query language. Major new enhancements in ArangoDB 3.4 include ArangoSearch, a feature which transforms ArangoDB, when combined with traversals or joins in AQL, from a data r...
Appodeal rewards Indie developers this holiday season
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Appodeal is launching a limited-time bonus program exclusive to Indie mobile app developers and small to midsize mobile app publishers. The #TimeToEarn program, which promises an up to $7,000 bonus on top of ad revenue, ends on December 31, 2018.
“As a part of the Indie developer community, too often we see great mobile apps fade away due to the lack of income....
New game studio wants to bring back fantasy based retro gaming
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
An emerging game studio, Storytellers Entertainment, is hoping to spark a new generation of fantasy based retro gaming with the development of “Imperium Omni”, a four part serialized solo-RPG set in the vast fictional world of Aeris Pri. The game is to be released on PC with future expansion to Xbox and PS4 console platforms.
The company, established by f...
Top ranking mobile games earn 10X what other games do
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
A report from Mobvista-owned GameAnalytics has shown yet again just how competitive the mobile games industry is, with a minority of top-performing titles capturing a disproportionate slice of the $70 billion forecast to be spent on mobile games in 2018.
The report, titled "Mobile Gaming Benchmarks", is GameAnalytics’ second global anal...
DuckDuckGo vs. Google vs. Privacy
Friday, October 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Online privacy is becoming harder to find - Facebook gathers users’ data to sell to third parties, Google tracks everyone’s searches, ISPs in many countries gather communication data, and governments are increasingly demanding backdoor access to encrypted devices. In the latest news, Google exposed the data of 500,000 Google+ users and didn’t...
Mobile monetization benchmark report drops by SOOMLA
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
SOOMLA released the second part in their Monetization Benchmarks series for Q2. The report provides an in-depth comparison of Monetization levels collected from hundreds of apps and a ranking of monetization providers in the mobile industry.
The majority of mobile apps already utilize advertising as a monetization channel. However most publishers only know the averag...
Mobile gaming and header bidding
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by David Pokress
When ad mediation first began - as a direct solution to the problem of too many demand sources / SDKs – one of the promises it delivered for publishers was a way to manage how to allocate their ad inventory among various mobile ad networks.
This was key because it gave them the ability to maximize yield by working with multiple ad networks, prioritizing network...
Mobile retargeting best practices and worst mistakes
Monday, June 11, 2018 by Richard Harris
Retargeting has been a key component of growth strategies for most leading apps, but creating a successful retargeting strategy and measuring its success can be a slippery slope, especially without a clear market standard.
Adikteev recently released a whitepaper with insights and best practices for having an efficient app retargeting strategy so we cau...
What some experts are saying about GDPR
Friday, May 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The GDPR bill is causing an uproar in the industry as the compliance date comes ever nearer. Yet few can say they actually know much about the bill that will come into place on May 25th.GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is an expansion upon the EU’s previous Data Protection Act of 1998, extending the boundary of its territorial mandate from whatever juris...
Stateful data stream processing launches to GA
Monday, April 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
data Artisans announced the general availability of dA Platform - a stream processing platform that enables enterprises to get insights from data in milliseconds and power next-generation service-centric applications and business models. The new release productionizes stream processing and enables companies to provide live data applications as a centralized enterprise s...
InfluxData expands into EMEA with 2 new officials
Saturday, March 31, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
InfluxData has announced its continued expansion in EMEA by hiring two new EMEA officials. The company has appointed former Canonical and Rackspace executive Rob Gillam as its new EMEA Sales Director. In addition, the company has named Dean Sheehan, former Apcera and iWave executive as its new Senior Director of Pre- and Post-Sales. The EMEA regional expansion comes on ...
New updates come to the Toad product family
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Quest Software has announced three new updates to the Toad product family, including Toad Edge v1.2, Toad Data Point v4.3 and Toad Intelligence Central v4.3. The new release of Toad Edge simplifies the development and management of next-generation open source database platforms, with added support for MariaDB and MySQL instances running on Microsoft Azure. Toad Data Poi...
New progressive web app framework introduced by Marfeel
Thursday, January 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Marfeel has announced the launch of its Marfeel PWA technology, which enables publishers to benefit fully from the next big thing in the mobile ecosystem. As an early adopter of progressive web app technology, Marfeel offers such forward-looking capabilities as 0.7-second page loads for first meaningful paint, push notifications, offline access to content, and striking ...
AI and machine learning make app development and marketing smarter
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Brian Solis
Build it and they will come. Those were the good ole days. It used to be good enough to design a great app. Add to that an engaging user experience (UX), positive feedback, a high ranking and word of mouth, and your app was ensured continued success. Nowadays however, mobile consumers are simply overwhelmed by choice. Did you know that if you add up all the apps in the ...
The best and worst of banking apps in 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
It’s difficult to remember how frustrating mobile banking was for users just five years ago. Some mobile banking apps would struggle to find the nearest ATM. Depositing checks by capturing an image was considered cutting edge. It was even quite possible your bank didn’t have a smartphone app.Fast forward to today. Now, alerts from banking apps is a feature that we take ...
How Google is sharing a bigger piece of the subscription pie
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Alexian Chiavegato
In the past, some publishers expressed unease around the dynamics of their relationship with Google. Those publishers were concerned that in their partnership, Google’s dominant position meant that publishers were unfairly losing out on valuable ad revenue. But those attitudes might change soon: Google has announced new plans to launch a subscription partnership with pu...
Smart mobile marketing during the holidays
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by Itamar Benedy
The holiday season is often glorified as the “App Developers’ days”, with dream conditions to send people to the app store and download new apps. The numbers don’t lie. 2016 was the best year yet for apps, with over half a million dollars being spend on mobile apps over the holiday - a 52% increase from the year prior (Sensor Tower). This holiday bump can be attributed ...
Apple search ads is taking a big bite of the market
Thursday, October 26, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
AppsFlyer has announced the release of their annual AppsFlyer Performance Index H1 2017 - Edition V in their latest blog post. The index gives insights into the leading advertising networks in the mobile gaming and app industries.In the report, Apple Search Ads hit the #1 spot in the iOS ROI Index with a 30% higher ARPU and a 40% lower price than the other networks in t...
Low code and no code app development benefits
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
No-code and low-code platforms serve development projects in a myriad of different ways. It’s all about assessing a business user's ability and the problem at hand to determine the best approach for the job.That's why we had a chat with John Carione, Product Marketing strategy at Quick Base to learn more about No-code and Low-Code application development.ADM: We've hear...
What the iPhone X and iOS 11 mean to app developers
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Richard Harris
The excitement of Apple launch day always reminds me of the Willy Wonka “opening of the gates”, you know - where the public gets a peek inside Apple's secret factory for a brief moment. But this year the Apple event feels a bit different. Maybe it’s the recent leaks, maybe it’s because we all know Apple is facing a ceiling of innovation they have to punch through - and ...
Helpshift helping top grossing apps with their customer support
Monday, July 31, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Helpshift, the company providing customer support through enterprise-level, in-app customer experiences, has announced that its customer support platform is used by 34 of the top 100 grossing gaming apps, including five of the top 20, as ranked on Apptopia, a provider of mobile app intelligence.“Gaming apps that provide more sophisticated in-app support are more likely ...
Cloud native app firewall Twistlock 2.1 launches
Monday, July 17, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Twistlock, a provider of cloud container security solutions, has announced the availability of Twistlock 2.1. The latest release of their flagship product includes a first of its kind cloud native app firewall, vulnerability risk ranking that uses knowledge of an enterprise’s unique environment to prioritize what to fix first, a brand new dashboard and integrated secret...
The Game of Scoot app wants to test your freestyle skills
Friday, July 7, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Game of Scoot is an app for riders, shops, brands and distributors of the world of Freestyle scooter. A formatted app to compete alone or against another player.Game of Scoot replicates the well-known game of the Game of Scooter combined with the trick dices where the player can test their skills with the Freestyle scooter competing with other opponents, choosing the br...
PacketZoom ranks news and media apps for their speed
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 by Richard Harris
Studies have shown that a majority of consumers expect app content to download in 4 seconds or less. But PacketZoom’s new data shows that most of the major news apps take much longer than 4 seconds to download the app’s homescreen. Only BBC News and Top Buzz came in under 4 seconds, while NYT, USA Today, WSJ, TechCrunch and others were much slower. That’s a huge failing...
Open source is truly open for business
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
NodeSource, the Node.js company, has announced the results of a new survey fielded among enterprise software developers ranking open source projects across a variety factors, including hiring, entrepreneurism and the likelihood of IPOs in the near future.The survey, which was aimed at gauging the momentum of Node.js within the open source software ecosystem, revealed th...
NoTrove threat is delivering millions of scam ads
Friday, April 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
Earlier this year, RiskIQ, a digital threat management company, reported an eight-fold increase in internet scam incidents that deny the $83 billion digital advertising industry millions of dollars. Now, researchers at RiskIQ have identified NoTrove, a newly discovered and major threat actor that is delivering millions of scam ads that threaten consumers and further und...
Battery Venture ranks top OpenSource projects in new report
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
As enterprise-IT departments become more enamored with - and dependent on - open-source software, investment firm Battery Ventures has released a new index ranking open-source projects according to their user activity, popularity, ability to create jobs and traction among developers.The Battery Open-Source Software (BOSS) Index highlights the increasing reliance on free...