Fitness app installs up 67% since COVID-19
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
As gyms and fitness studios closed during COVID-19 lockdowns, consumers have increasingly relied on health and fitness apps to help them stay healthy and maintain fitness routines from home. New data from app marketing platform Adjust shows that in addition to the New Year’s Resolution trend of increased installs in early January, COVID-19 lockdowns drew users to ...
Flight to the Future adds 1 million drone-based jobs
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Earlier this summer, Aquiline Drones (AD) launched a new employment initiative called Flight to the Future (F2F) to help pilots and the general public re-boot their careers by becoming certified commercial drone operators. This is to fulfill the increasing demand for commercial drone services nationwide. Now, the organization has announced a massive corporate offi...
Coronavirus ripple effect
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Richard Harris
COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains around the world. During emergency situations like this one, it’s vital for companies to implement an agile integration strategy to quickly and efficiently onboard new trading partners into their supply chains. However, nearly half (46%) of the businesses surveyed state that this onboarding process typically...
The true potential of blockchain as seen from Ethan Beard
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by Richard Harris
Ripple offers the most advanced blockchain technology for global payments that reaches a trusted, growing network of 300+ financial institutions across 40+ countries and
six continents. Ripple’s open-source developer platform for money, Xpring, allows both crypto and non-crypto developers to integrate payments into any mobile application—with a wallet, new ...
Xpring io and everything you need to know
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
In December, Xpring announced the launch of xpring.io, a developer site that includes a wallet, tools, services, and documentation that help developers insert payments in their products.
The Xpring Wallet now supports Interledger Protocol (ILP) STREAM, which enables developers to participate in the streaming economy by integrating streaming payments ...
Decentralized technologies solve Illiquidity problems
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Illiquidity is one of the major factors affecting global financial markets. Digitizing new assets and finding corresponding buyers and sellers is difficult and costly. Much has been said about the potential for decentralized technologies to solve these problems, but current offerings fundamentally lack the necessary performance guarantees, feature set, and architectural...
Athereum launches from AVA Labs
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
AVA, a new decentralized platform, has today announced the launch of Athereum, the first proof-of-concept deployment of its subnetworks functionality. Emin Gün Sirer, Co-Founder and CEO of AVA Labs, made the announcement on stage at Devcon 5, the latest iteration of the world’s largest annual gathering of open-source blockchain developers.
Ripple arms developers with Xpring to accept money easier in apps
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Ripple is enabling the world to move value like information moves today. It’s this vision, known as the Internet of Value (IoV), that drives everything they do: from building our global payments network, RippleNet, to establishing initiatives like Xpring—which is helping scale innovative blockchain projects through partnership and investment.
They are thr...
Cryptocurrency predictions for Spring 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
A brand new tool could be just what you need to make the best investment choices. Using detailed historical data across the past 14 months, Cryptocurrencies: Past, Present and Future, a company that makes predictions for the future of the top 10 virtual currencies.
Using an exclusive algorithm, Cryptocurrency predictor feeds historical data on price, trade volume, ma...
Build blockchain agnostic decentralized apps
Monday, November 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
Crowd Machine has unveiled an intelligent distributed network that has embedded within it a decentralized app development and execution capability. It fully-automates the creation of blockchain and decentralized apps that should enable businesses to build and deploy apps much faster. Underpinning the Crowd Machine technology is a protocol that allows apps...
The Gates Foundation chats about Mojaloop
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by Richard Harris
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has released new open-source software for creating payment platforms that will help unbanked people around the world access digital financial services. The software, called Mojaloop, establishes a blueprint for connecting today’s financial services sector and can be used to overcome the barriers to interoperability that banks and ...
Mobile mesh networking apps via new SDK from RightMesh
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by Richard Harris
A big hurdle for software developers is how to reach the estimated 4 billion people, who currently lack Internet access. Without an Internet connection, huge swaths of potential users are unable to discover, download, and use their applications. The majority of these unconnected people live in developing countries, but approximately 96% of the global population live in ...
Tricentis targets the unexplored risks of data integrity failures
Thursday, July 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
Tricentis has announced a major expansion of its automated software testing platform, Tricentis Tosca. Tricentis Tosca now incorporates a new approach for testing two critical components of enterprise infrastructure: Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehouses (DW). Because data can be compromised when it is created, integrated, moved, or transformed, Tricentis Tosca...
The mobile ad fraud pandemic and what developers should know
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Galia Reichenstein
Mobile ad fraud is a big concern in the mobile space. Unfortunately, we have seen this before in ad tech - players looking to make a quick buck by following revenue via monetizing it in an illegal way. Mobile ad fraud has created a dark ripple in the space, resulting in a lot of mistrust. The challenge is that fraud is widespread, and fraudsters are getting more and mor...
What you need to know about customizing Software as a Service
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by Stacy Simmons
It’s a given for web and mobile application development that performance testing is critical to application success. Yet, for organizations wishing to customize third-party (3P) software as a service (SaaS) rather than running it out of the box as written, performance testing can be problematic. For some types of performance testing, it is nearly impossible due to limit...
Control Downtime with Application Dependency Maps
Thursday, September 22, 2016 by Sridhar Iyengar
Application downtime is an enterprise’s worst nightmare. On top of that, it’s fairly common. According to a survey conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 59 percent of Fortune 500 companies experience a minimum of 1.6 hours of downtime per week. Each time a business application fails, the IT admins have a herculean task ahead of them. They must figure out the root caus...
Hyperledger Project Moves Forward Open Source Blockchain Digital Technology
Monday, February 15, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
The folks at the Linux Foundation have been really busy lately as they continue to launch new collaborative projects. The latest is the Hyperledger Project, an open source project to advance the blockchain digital technology (think of the Bitcoin protocol) for recording and verifying transactions.Since announcing the intent to create a formal organization in December 20...
How to Design a Seamless UX for Mobile Payments
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Joe Kleinwaechter
Nearly 1.4 million mobile applications fill the virtual shelves of the App Store. Of those, more than 177,000 apps facilitate mobile payments. Moreover, Apple Pay’s impact on the mobile market has been nothing less than noteworthy, with businesses and banks clamoring to accept it as consumers merge their wallets and cell phones.And in terms of mobile usage, consumers de...
DeveloperWeek 2015 to Kicks Off in San Francisco with Over 60 Events Spread Throughout the Bay Area
Friday, February 6, 2015 by Richard Harris
It's time for DeveloperWeek 2015, one of San Francisco’s largest developer centric events featuring more than 60 week-long events including the DeveloperWeek 2015 Conference & Expo, Accelerate 2015 (1,000+ attendee hackathon) GirlDevWeek Events, Robotics Dev Summit, DevOps Summit, 1,000+ attendee tech hiring mixer, and 60+ city-wide workshops, open houses, drink-ups...
What Developers Need To Know About Android 5.0 Lollipop
Monday, October 27, 2014 by Richard Harris
Google is touting Android 5.0 Lollipop as its largest and most ambitious release for Android and now that the public has been notified of its upcoming availability, we thought we’d provide an overview of the latest L iteration.Google’s main goal with the new mobile SDK is to provide a more seamless experience across phones, tablets, wearables, TVs, cars and anything els...
App Developers Observe iOS Users in the Wild With Lookback
Friday, September 27, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Something new for iOS app developers? Yes, there’s always some new/shiny/flashy tool or service to catch your eye, however how often is something not just new, but really unique?
The two brother team of Carl and Jonatan Littke of the Ripple agency, a design and web development firm in Stockholm, have done just that with Lookback, their new user experience collector.&...