AI app store optimization services from SplitMetrics and App Radar
Thursday, November 16, 2023 by Richard Harris
SplitMetrics, an American startup specializing in app growth solutions, has acquired App Radar, an Austrian app marketing and analytics platform in a seven-figure all-cash deal.
The agreement creates the industry’s largest platform providing AI-powered services including paid user acquisition (UA), app store optimization (ASO), conversion rate optimization...
Is Temu safe, legit, or dangerous: Perspective from an app developer
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 by Richard Harris
Temu is a shopping website, and app chalked full of products from overseas at ridiculously dirt cheap prices. They have almost everything you can imagine too. From laser pointer slingshots to Expresso makers, the entire ecosystem is built around keeping you shopping with a gamified experience, and it gets addicting quickly.
Some of the ADM staff have placed orders an...
Developers and brands must make mobile apps far more secure
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Christian Hargrave
The bad guys are still breaking digital windows and kicking down digital doors, so to speak, and will continue well into 2023 and beyond!
Consumers through experience or gut instinct will demand that their mobile app providers deliver key security features including trying to stop the increasingly prevalent "man-in-the-middle" attacks. The latest techn...
Predictions for 2023 in software and app development
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
Got a software industry prediction? Something you want to shout out about the app world? Whatever it is, we want it!
We are working on our predictions issue for January 2023, which should be our biggest yet!
This will be our 7th annual “predictions” issue.
Last year’s globally hit over 12 million views + our 100,000 subscriber readership....
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...
ADAS technology driving the automotive software market
Monday, September 26, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Diverse industries strive to adapt as quickly as possible to the rapid transition to digital technology. Software and mobile applications have made things so straightforward and practical that business owners may maximize their use of them. Automotive software is a set of programmable data instructions for executing computer-based in-vehicle applications. Automotive sof...
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...
Web3 developer ecosystem is accelerating globally
Friday, May 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rockaway Blockchain Fund (RBF), a European venture capital firm that invests in digital assets and infrastructure, has highlighted that Web3 developer activity is accelerating globally, with Europe set to become a major hub.
Speaking ahead of the Gateway to Cosmos Conference and Hackathon in Prague, the VC firm outlined how Europe’s presence as a leading tech h...
Unity partners with Kindred to reinvent app monetization
Monday, November 22, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
Kindred, the next-generation app monetization network, has announced it has been named a Unity Verified Solutions Partner, with a focus on reinventing in-app monetization and UX. Being a Verified Solutions Partner means that Unity’s Verified Solutions Partner team has tested and verified that the Kindred SDK for Unity is optimized for the latest version of the Uni...
Boost game developers revenue with Kindred for Business
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kindred for Business officially launched a 'third way' for mobile game developers to boost annual revenues from players by as much as 400% without sacrificing all-important UX.
To date, mobile gaming studios have had to rely on in-app purchases and advertising to monetize users, both of which can negatively impact the UX for players and ultimately drive ...
Extension marketplace for Agora lands
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Agora, Inc., a platform for real-time engagement APIs, has announced its Extensions Marketplace at RTE2021, the company’s flagship conference and the world’s largest event exploring real-time engagement (RTE) technologies. The new marketplace features extensions from audio technology company Bose and a real-time content moderation solution from Hive.
Bluedot and Adeptmind band together
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Bluedot, the leading provider of location technology for mobile apps, and Adeptmind, a leading AI retail technology company creating advanced digital discovery solutions for retailers and shopping centers, are banding together to address the gap between soaring demand for fast and easy curbside pickup and the challenge facing many brick and mortar stores to deliver a fr...
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...
62 percent of IT practitioners work 10 hours more a week since COVID19
Monday, September 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
PagerDuty, Inc. released a new worldwide study highlighting that more than 80% of organizations have experienced a significant increase in pressure on digital services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These same companies cited a 47% increase in the number of daily incidents, resulting in 62% of IT and DevOps practitioners spending more than 10 extra hours...
Being careful about 3rd party APIs
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Ameya Talwalkar
Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a marked shift in the nature of API traffic from being largely driven by human actions to be increasingly machine-driven. While it used to take a human to click something on a website to trigger an API call and response, there are now sites and apps where upwards of 98% of total traffic is the result of bots -- some legiti...
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...
New online ordering platform emerges from stealth
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Facebook recently announced “Facebook Shops”. It’s an attempt (again) to do e-commerce for their masses. They’ve been trying since 2012 to pull it off, but now the COVID crisis and the use of 3rd party platforms are making it more of a reality.
Oh, Facebook, when are you going to learn to stay in your lane..
Under the hood, Facebook Shops a...
MyPrivacy app has officially launched
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
MyPrivacy has officially launched. The breakthrough product, which was built to make privacy vulnerabilities easy to manage for the average user, is a one-stop app that offers a VPN, App Lock, Password Manager, Private Browser, Photo Vault, and Social Permissions Manager sharing a simple, user-friendly platform.
The app has already been downloaded over 300,000 since ...
Comparing IT operations and IT service teams
Friday, January 17, 2020 by Richard Harris
As CIOs look ahead to 2020, they need to address the growing convergence of IT services and IT operations by implementing strategies to break down silos between departments. Vidhya Srinivasan, VP of Solution Marketing and Digital Service Management & Operations at BMC Software, recently sat with us to discuss how organizations can run and reinvent their businesses w...
Global study on disconnected consumer experiences
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft has released a new global study that reveals four out of five consumers continue to receive disconnected experiences from organizations. As a result of this continued frustration, consumers are more willing than ever to seek out new service providers that can deliver connected, personalized experiences. Based on the findings from the Customer Experience and the...
Match.com gets sued by FTC for using fake love interest ads
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
This just in from the FTC. The Federal Trade Commission has sued online dating service Match Group, Inc. (Match), the owner of Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish, and other dating sites, alleging that the company used fake love interest advertisements to trick hundreds of thousands of consumers into purchasing paid subscriptions on Match.com.
The agency also al...
How to create effects like Game of Thrones
Friday, August 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Red Giant is once again taking on what is arguably one of the greatest TV series ever made with the latest edition of its popular YouTube tutorial series, Cheap Tricks, diving into the mind-blowing visual effects of Game of Thrones. In part one of the series, Action Movie Dad Dan “Hashi” Hashimoto demonstrates how to create magic fire effects like the many s...
3D and AR in ecommerce from Overstock.com launches
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Overstock.com, Inc. recently launched an omnichannel 3D and augmented reality (AR) experience in e-commerce, expanding its 3D models from its award-winning mobile apps to mobile web, reaching 100 percent of the retailer’s mobile users. This AR functionality will also be available on Overstock’s desktop site as early as this week.
Building on Overstock&rsq...
Mesmerizing Titanic virtual reality game coming to PlayStation
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
Titanic VR is launching on Playstation (PSVR). The highly realistic game’s graphics and characterization are based on real-life people who were on the ship. The game's developer, Immersive VR Education (IVRE), created 800 characters, while also providing various facts on-screen about the RMS Titanic and its sinking.
The sinking of the Titanic is ...
Testing your app for the holidays
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Eran Kinsbruner
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year and retailers of all sizes have already been busy preparing - and in some cases bracing - for the upcoming surge in traffic that is expected to hit their websites and mobile shopping apps this holiday season. Salesforce is predicting that mobile devices will drive 68 percent of all holiday shopping traffic this year,...
RelayCars 8 lets you shop for cars in virtual reality
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
RelayCars, the virtual reality automotive research experience that puts consumers in the driver’s seat of thousands of vehicles, announced the launch of RelayCars 8. RelayCars 8, features the new RelayCars Garage, an immersive showroom which allows car shoppers and car dealers to select, save and compare a personally curated selection of vehicles.
Measuring mobile ad revenue on the user level
Thursday, October 4, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
ironSource announced the launch of User Ad Revenue (UAR), a unique product giving app developers the ability to accurately measure ad revenue on the user level, and link that data to the marketing channel which brought in that specific user.
By revealing how much in-app advertising revenue each individual user generates across all networks, and attributing that reven...
Alexa will soon be featured on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
The new Fire HD 8 has been announced by Amazon and comes equipped with always-ready, hands-free access to Alexa. With hands-free mode, Alexa is always ready to respond - Alexa can start a video call with family, play music, launch games, read Audible books, and more. The Fire HD 8 also includes an HD 720p front-facing camera and up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life....
Smart Transit SDK has launched from HERE Mobility
Friday, September 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
HERE Mobility announced the launch of their Mobility Software Development Kit (SDK) using intelligent matching algorithms and big data to provide developers with smart mobility capabilities to enrich their apps and increase user engagement.
The HERE Mobility SDK enables native integration with the HERE Mobility Marketplace, a global one-stop-shop for aggregating mobi...
Freelance jobs are being embraced by Gen Z
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
Upwork released new data from Gen Z respondents to Freelancing in America: 2017, a comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce, conducted by independent research firm Edelman Intelligence and commissioned in partnership by Upwork and Freelancers Union.
Findings show that Gen Z - the youngest segment of the adult workforce (people born between 1997-2000), ...
Five tips for taking mobile payments from inside your app
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Carol Oles
Back in 2008 when the Apple App Store began, there were a mere 800 apps available for download. Fast forward ten years and there are over two million apps on the Apple App Store and approximately 8 million in the Google Play store. Thousands of mobile apps are being published to Google Play and Apple App Store daily, but are the ones geared toward e-commerce or requirin...
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...
AIOps platform by FixStream available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
FixStream announced that its AIOps platform is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace offering added value to Oracle Cloud application customers. The FixStream AIOps Platform offers a visual Artificial Intelligence platform to predict business issues across hybrid IT by providing correlation, machine learning, and visualization for an Oracle environment deployed ...
Edge computing has a need for speed
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Edge computing is projected to grow at a cumulative annual growth rate of 46% over the next four years to over $6 billion by 2022.1 With this growth has come a readjustment in planning strategy on the part of CIOs and other IT managers. “For nearly a decade now, large, computer-intensive enterprises have been looking at IT investment in terms of moving virtually all app...
Silicon Valley gets a Tuya Smart AIoT Platform office
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Tuya Smart is expanding its business with the opening of a U.S. sales and R&D office in Silicon Valley. The company is bringing its one-stop-shop solution to device manufacturers so that any standard ‘dumb’ device can be transformed into a smart one, ready for production "in less than two weeks."“We are very excited to help U.S. companies build IoT solutions effortl...