FashionVerse AI mobile app from Hilfiger Ventures is out now
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by Brittany Hainzinger
FashionVerse is now available for download via iOS and Android devices and to Netflix’s 247 million members through the Netflix mobile app.
FashionVerse originated as a creative idea from Hilfiger himself, who wanted to scale fashion through an immersive, community-based game that capitalizes on the most current technology. The game features Brandible’s p...
Warpath 9.0 updates released from Lilith Games
Wednesday, January 3, 2024 by Freeman Lightner
Competitive military RTS Warpath ignites an all-new Theater of Conquest: Rome in its latest 9.0 update, available to play for free on PC and mobile iOS and Android devices. Lilith Games introduced a 26-day campaign with new Rome-specific Air Force units, new officers Everbloom (Infantry) and Rapier (Tank), and the new Operation Hegemon game mode, followed up by War...
NFTs sales hit all time low for 2023
Thursday, November 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
Monthly sales for Ethereum (ETH) and Polygon (MATIC) NFTs on OpenSea have fallen consecutively in the past few months.
NuggetRush (NUGX) prepares to launch a highly anticipated play-to-earn mining game that will allow swapping of NFTs for real gold.
Despite recent market bullishness, NFT sales have declined further in the past few weeks. Ethereum and Polygon ...
NFT solution for banks and fintechs from Rarible
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Metallicus, the core developer behind Metal Blockchain and Rarible - a cross-chain NFT marketplace, jointly announced a strategic partnership to explore the development of compliant digital ownership solutions for the banking and fintech sectors.
Metal Blockchain and Metallicus recently solidified strategic integrations with leading financial service entities to...
Forge beta launches to reward gamers for their achievments
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Forge, the video game platform that connects and rewards gamers for their gaming achievements and ongoing play has opened to players in beta. The platform announced a $11 million seed funding round, led by Makers Fund, BITKRAFT Ventures, and Animoca Brands, with participation from Hashkey Capital, Polygon Ventures, Formless Capital, and Adaverse. Forge’s...
User engagement promotion from Honeygain and JumpTask
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Honeygain and JumpTask announced their most recent collaboration, "JumpTask Achievements." Aimed at promoting user engagement and participation through inventive gamified experiences, this new release is an exciting extension of their ongoing partnership.
"Our collaboration with JumpTask exemplifies our mission to make every interaction count. Jum...
WW2 mobile game Warpath reaches 30 million downloads
Friday, August 18, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Lilith Games announced that Warpath, the free-to-play competitive RTS game available on PC, iOS, and Android devices, reached 30 million cumulative global downloads, further solidifying its reputation as one of the best military strategy games recognized by military game enthusiasts. Warpath is an epic military strategy simulator that tests players’ courage a...
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 marketplace and gallery to launch from Trend Innovations
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Trend Innovations Holding Inc. has recently announced that they will combine two recent acquisitions to upgrade and launch a more robust version of the company's newly acquired InstantFAME platform. InstantFAME is a mobile and web application, which operates in the multi-billion-dollar digital artwork marketplace for artists to securely publish and sell their d...
Smart contract environment Filecoin Virtual Machine launches
Friday, March 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Filecoin Virtual Machine (FVM), an execution environment for smart contracts on the Filecoin network, is now live on the Filecoin mainnet. The FVM launch adds smart contracts and user programmability to the Filecoin blockchain, unlocking the enormous potential of an open data economy.
With FVM, developers can write and deploy custom code to run on the Filecoin blockc...
Remote work is opening the door for global outsourcing
Monday, January 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Daniel Todd from Influence Mobile shares his 2023 predictions including how remote work is opening the door for global outsourcing, what the benefits of global outsourcing include, why brand loyalty will decline with the increased popularity of reward apps, how their flagship app Rewarded Play, allows users to earn 20 percent back on average, and much more.
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 ...
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...
HotPlay in game advertising updates from NextPlay
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
NextPlay Technologies, Inc., a digital native ecosystem for finance, digital advertisers, and video gamers, updates shareholders on continuing progress made by its HotPlay in-game advertising group and game studio towards commercial launch.
Progress includes the expected commercial release of HotPlay 2.0 in calendar 2022, which, when released, will off...
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 ...
How to join the metaverse
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
When Facebook renamed itself, Meta, last fall, it inadvertently shined a spotlight on the metaverse. Everyone, including established clothing brands, celebrities, and pro sports teams wanted (and still very much does) a piece of this new universe. The question is how. How can businesses create sustainable strategies for their existence in this new realm that will last b...
May Mayhem 2022 kicks off with over $4M in prizes
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
Gala, the rapidly growing Web3 entertainment company, and its gaming division, Gala Games, have officially kicked off a month-long reward event called May Mayhem. It started in 2021, the event was designed to grow Gala's user base and to reward as many current players as possible with large prizes in GALA, the official crypto token of the Gala Games Ecosystem.
Fantom blockchain now supported on Pocket Network
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Pocket Network announced it is adding support for Fantom Blockchain, the highly scalable blockchain platform for DeFi, crypto dApps, and enterprise applications.
Officially supporting Fantom within the Pocket Network enables developers to mint Fantom RPC endpoints for their applications directly from the Pocket Portal, enabling node runners too, for the first time, e...
3D geolocation capabilities for Widow Games apps
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
NextNav has partnered with Widow Games, a gaming development company closing the gap between the physical and the digital worlds. Through the partnership, Widow Games will bring NextNav's 3D geolocation capabilities to their applications, enabling more immersive virtual experiences tied to the real environments of users, and leveraging location verification to valid...
Blockchain revolution to unlock trillions of dollars
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tens of trillions of dollars in private assets are to be unlocked in the next decade as in-the-know investors pile into a radical technology revolution driven by blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT).
This is to be achieved through the ground-breaking concept of "tokenization of investments", says Nigel Green, CEO of deV...
Mobile market 2021 highlights
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
At the end of the year everyone was talking about the future and making predictions, but what about the highlights of 2021? Last year was rich in sensations, new names appeared on the market, and many industry giants cooperated to enhance their power or work on large-scale joint projects. Apptica compiled a selection of the most significant events, cases, and changes th...
DeFi and NFT art gallery launches
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Unifty is marrying DeFi and NFTs with the launch of The Gallery, an innovative exhibition space inspired by the platform’s desire to improve upon the traditional gallery-creator relationship. The Gallery’s unique approach to the NFT marketplace means that all participants, including creators, collectors, curators, and fans, are rewarded for engaging on the p...
Moonwalk NFT Utility Wallet launches
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Moonwalk has announced the official unveiling of the Moonwalk-branded NFT Utility Wallet, a no-code solution for brands, gaming companies, and creators looking to create NFT communities and deploy NFT-powered unlocks and gamification. Available for desktop, mobile web, chrome extension and API deployment, Moonwalk’s unique NFT Utility Wallet acts as a ho...
Bitcoin Latinum announces partnership with Vast Bank
Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Bitcoin Latinum, the secure, next-generation, insured, asset-backed cryptocurrency has announced the commencement of a strategic partnership with Vast Bank, a trusted family-owned financial institution serving customers since 1982. The partnership will focus on opportunities for collaboration, deal flow, and integration among Vast Bank, Bitcoin Latinum, and Mo...
$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
Enjin announced a $100M Metaverse Fund for Efinity, a cross-chain NFT network it's building on Polkadot. Enjin is also bidding for Auction Slot 4 in Batch 1 of Polkadot's Parachain Auctions, beginning on December 2nd, 2021. If successful, Efinity will begin operating on mainnet by the end of 2021.
$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
Wing launches on Binance Smart Chain
Thursday, November 11, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Wing, the credit-based, cross-chain decentralized lending platform developed by Ontology, is now live on Binance Smart Chain (BSC).
By integrating onto BSC, a blockchain known for its high speeds and low fees, Wing will open up its unique lending, borrowing, and insuring options to millions of new DeFi users. The initially supported assets include WING, ONT...
App Tracking Transparency causes a shift in ad spending
Monday, November 8, 2021 by Jude O’Connor
The launch of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool has led to two-thirds of consumers opting out of app tracking. In response, the amount advertisers spend on iOS dropped by around a third, while simultaneously increasing by around 10% on Android. When it comes to User Acquisition, recent data from PubMatic shows that the share of mobile app ad spend on Andro...
How to earn crypto and NFTs for playing your favorite games
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Gamers have always dreamed of earning real money by playing their favorite video games. That dream is increasingly becoming a reality with the rise of NFT play-to-earn gaming gaining significance within popular culture, even quickly conforming full-time jobs among many younger demographics who are incentivized with crypto rewards. According to Blockchain Game Report, th...
How to get app reviews the right way
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Justin Welter
You’re playing a game on your phone and just finished a tough level. Or maybe you’re not into mobile games, but you are repeatedly swiping left if you know what I mean. Then a pop-up appears. “Like using our App? Rate us!” It stops your experience in its track to wait for a decision. What is driving these rating prompts, and why?
As Apple has ...
Cardano set to grow after becoming fully decentralized
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cardano’s recent full decentralization will fuel its appeal and price, better positioning it to take on rivals Bitcoin and Ethereum in the booming cryptocurrency market, predicts the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organizations.
The bold prediction from deVere Group CEO and founder Nigel Green comes as Cardano...
Ryu Games accelerates growth of mobile cash gaming platform
Friday, March 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ryu Games announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round of funding from Velo Partners, Citta Ventures, MGV Capital, INP Capital, Side Door Ventures, and 500 Startups, which will help further fuel the company's growth. Other investors with deep gaming and cash gaming expertise include Geoff Bough, the former head of Business Development at FanDuel, David Kirk, the...
Sonatype implements Applitools to ensure app quality
Friday, March 12, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sonatype was in search of a solution to prevent visual bugs across the variety of operating systems and browsers supported by the Nexus platform.
After implementing Applitools, the engineering team can solely focus on delivering value, while Applitools uncovers countless unexpected changes before code ever leaves development.
Moving forward, Sonatype will deploy a...
$10 million raised for decentralized commerce ecosystem
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Boson Protocol announced it has successfully closed the last round before its public sale, raising a total of $10m between all rounds. The presale round demonstrates continued support from existing investors, combined with new backers. The presale was 40x oversubscribed, showing strong interest for the project.
These funding rounds enable Boson Protocol to continue d...
AudioMob launches beta program to better monetize games
Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AudioMob has launched its open beta, following a deeply successful closed beta that attracted participation from both high-profile studios and global advertising brands.
Rewarded Audio, as an ad format, is a natural successor to rewarded video. It only differs from rewarded video by running the ads in the background of a game, while the player continues to play on, u...
Why you should pace yourself with application modernization
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by Snjezana Cvoro-Begovic
In business and in life, it’s natural to set goals. Like many of us, you probably establish goals based on what you can accomplish in the short term, while gauging what it will take in terms of resources, assets and time.
But you may also embrace the idea of stretch goals, which help with motivation and permission to be ambitious, sometimes enabling us to...