Connecting with people through remote contextual research
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Joy Wong Daniels
In product research and design circles, a contextual inquiry is a fancy term for doing research in a user’s natural environment while they go about their typical activities. It’s an essential research methodology product designers and user experience designers rely on, a type of field study that involves in-depth interviews and observations with a small samp...
Most used Android mobile devices throughout the world
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Uptodown presented a report on the most used Android smartphone brands and models in the world. Around 130 million unique users per month, spread across the entire globe, use Uptodown to download apps and games on Android. 82% of this total access the web through their smartphone compared to 14% who do so on a desktop, and thanks to the data collected during the month o...
Header bidding questions answered by AdColony
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
In this exclusive Q&A with ADM, Kelly McIvor from AdColony explains what header bidding is, how it is surging and how to choose a platform you trust, plus the challenges and reality that come with the hybrid model that includes waterfall and header bidding.
Last year around this time when marketing budgets at large were being slashed with out-of-home(OOH) an...
2021 smartphone sales might surprise you in Europe
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The stranglehold of smartphone giants Apple and Samsung on the European market seems to finally be loosening as other competitors gain a larger piece of the smartphone pie in Europe.
2021 smartphone sales might surprise you
According to data presented by TradingPlatforms.com, as of Q2 2021, Xiami now has a 24% share of European smartphone sales compared to just 4%...
Gamer's habits changed during lockdown
Monday, June 14, 2021 by Richard Harris
PickFu (a qualitative feedback tool), has run a series of surveys regarding the effect that Covid-19 has had on gaming behaviors. When looking at the data, they found an interesting pattern regarding the effects of Covid-19 restrictions and the hours spent gaming throughout the day. They also were able to pinpoint the main reasons why people have turned to gaming during...
AI is transforming Medicare shopping
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Between the four Medicare parts (A – D) and various supplemental coverage options, Medicare is a complex but customizable system. Medicare shoppers can pick and choose from a wide variety of plans and coverage options, which while convenient, the sheer number and complexity of these options can make the shopping process more difficult. At the same time, there&rsqu...
Getting started with blockchain smart contracts
Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Shaul Kfir
Cryptocurrency garners most of the headlines when it comes to blockchain, but the biggest impact over the long run will come from many other practical uses including banking, property records and healthcare, just to name a few. For all of the different use cases, blockchain apps have one thing in common that should be at the forefront of anything developers are working ...
Game development and Live Ops are evolving
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Carbonated and AWS Game Tech to discuss how Carbonated’s custom-built, live ops platform Carbyne enables game developers to bring fresh content to players in real-time, without engineering support or an office-based workforce.
While Carbonated is a relatively small gaming studio, they have the tools to become a major player among the ...
Huawei helps global developers get access to Chinese market
Monday, November 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Huawei underlined its commitment to helping global developers tap into the lucrative Chinese app market at the Huawei Developer Webinar – Grow in China, Win with AppGallery. At the Webinar, global developers had exclusive opportunity to learn a range of Huawei’s initiatives, from policy consulting, product localization to user acquisition and monetizati...
Apps selling data can monetize in safer ways
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Scott Walsh
Your data is everywhere. You give it away, knowing and unknowingly, all of the time. The most ubiquitous and nefarious, of these applications that harvest data are often with you all the time; they live on your smartphone. The wide availability of insights on consumer behaviors has given rise to a robust data economy that now subsidizes costs so people can have apps and...
5 mistakes businesses make in application development
Friday, October 23, 2020 by Mayur S Shah
5 Mistakes Businesses Make While Prioritizing Speed Over Security in Application Development
Earlier this year, the Democratic party in Iowa announced its plans to use a smartphone app to calculate and transmit their caucus results. One would think that by using technology to improve the speed of governance, what could possibly go wrong? A lot, apparently. The a...
Nokia selected by NASA to build cellular network on the Moon
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Nokia Bell Labs’ pioneering innovations will be used to build and deploy the first ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end LTE solution on the lunar surface in late 2022. Nokia is partnering with Intuitive Machines for this mission to integrate this groundbreaking network into their lunar lander and deliver it to the lunar surface. The network will se...
Free COVID-19 application launches from Sygic
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Richard Harris
The volunteers from global navigation vendor Sygic and other technology companies have developed a mobile application, which aims to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus. The new application uses GPS and Bluetooth sensors to determine if the user came into contact with an infected person in the last 14 days.
The application Covid-19 for mobile phones w...
Escobar Fold 2 smartphone now in production
Monday, February 3, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Pablo Escobar's biological brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, has started production of a mainstream completely foldable smartphone which features a unique flexible screen allowing a user to easily fold their regular phone into a tablet size smartphone.
The Escobar Fold 2 smartphone was designed in the USA and is being assembled in Hong Kong. Some of the ...
StrandHogg Android vulnerability identified
Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Promon, a Norwegian app security company, has identified tangible evidence of a dangerous Android vulnerability that allows malware to pose as any legitimate app, granting hackers access to private SMS’ and photos, steal victims’ log-in credentials, track movements, make and/or record phone conversations, and spy through a phone’s camera and microphone...
Nodle cash app now available for android
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Nodle.io announced that Nodle Cash app, previously only available pre-installed on the HTC Exodus 1 smartphone is now officially live on the Google Play Store for all Android phones.
Nodle’s Network, dubbed The Citizen Network, is a community of smartphones that act as secure nodes — or hotspots — to seamlessly connect and locate physical assets, lo...
App by Appix engages audiences
Monday, October 14, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
APPIX, a new audience engagement, and lighting effects tool, recently got the chance to prove their expertise at creating memorable moments on The Mixtape Tour with New Kids On The Block, which saw the iconic 80’s and 90’s act reuniting in large-scale venues throughout North America. The tour included 55 concerts and grossed $53.2 million while selling over ...
BuildPro mobile app from Hyphen Solutions is here
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Hyphen Solutions, a provider of cloud-based construction management software, has announced the BuildPro mobile app, an updated version of the iPad app now available on mobile phones for builders. "This is the only offline builder-focused mobile app on the market. We have released the application to the Hyphen Solutions' BuildPro user group for testing and...
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.
After great success ...
Women Who Tech announce 10 finalists
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Women Who Tech announced the 10 finalists for the European-leg of its flagship Women Startup Challenge. The HealthTech startups will pitch their ventures to top investors and compete for an equity-free $50,000 cash grant on 7th October at Paris City Hall, Hôtel de Ville.
"By 2040, $25 trillion will be spent annually on healthcare, yet only 9.7% of investor...
Should I upgrade my iPhone, WalletHub survey says many won't
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Roughly 28% fewer people plan on buying the new iPhone this year than last year, according to the personal-finance website WalletHub’s 2019 iPhone Survey, released today. To help people save money on their cell phone bills, WalletHub has also produced a handy Cell Phone Savings Calculator, which crunches the numbers on whether it’s better to buy a ...
Conversational AI is transforming customer experiences
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Richard Harris
New disruptive technologies such as Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) are transforming how businesses deliver enhanced, personalized consumer experiences. To enable developers to build more engaging web and mobile applications, Kony, Inc., the cloud-based digital application and low-code platform solutions company, today announced the launch of its C...
Mobile user behavior is changing quickly says new Appnostic report
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile Posse in conjunction with Phoenix Marketing International released a study entitled, “The Appnostic Journey: How Changing Behavior is Creating New Opportunities,” that examines the intent and motivations of mobile device users - from the moment they begin the user journey.
Consumers unlock their smartphones an average of 70 times a day - and each t...
Get Dental Care from your phone with Dentulu
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sofa loving Los Angeles residents can now order Uber Eats and book their next dental appointment—all from a smartphone. It’s the new wave of patients taking control of their healthcare.
Dentulu is a new mobile app that brings the dentist’s chair to patients’ homes. You can even swipe right until you find your best dental provider match.
First multiTEE security platform for mobile app developers emerges
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Trustonic says it will expand support to include Huawei’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) on its mobile application security platform, Trustonic Application Protection (TAP). Until now, TAP has enabled app developers to build apps secured by both strong application shielding for iOS and Android, and hardware-based protection for the 1.7 billion Android devices...
Gaming on mobile data says you are probably a gamer but don't admit it
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
Who’s a gamer? Chances are, it’s you. Most smartphone owners in the U.S. need look no further than their own mobile phone home screen for evidence that new categories of games are changing the face of modern video game players. From the early days of arcade games to the rise of Fortnite, mobile gaming - and the rise of casual games - has democratized gaming ...
Smartphone sales globally hit $522B in 2018
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
Global smartphone sales remained strong in 2018 as the premium trend continues to fuel growth. In figures this equates to an increase of five percent ($522 billion). However, the demand for smartphones in 2018 declined by three percent to 1.44 billion units sold worldwide versus 2017. Smartphones represent the majority of the total spend on the global TCG market last ye...
Blockchain development with strong APIs
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
2018 was the year of blockchain “pilot” projects - where companies began to truly explore all of the possibilities of the technology. For example, in PwC’s 2018 survey of 600 executives, 84 percent said their organizations had at least some involvement with blockchain technology - but only 15 percent reported having gone live.
As we jump into 2019, ...
Bitcoin donations helping software students
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Holberton School New Haven, a two-year program training software engineers, announced a $10,000 Bitcoin donation from Scroll Network’s co-founder Nathan Pitruzzello which will be used to help qualifying students offset living expenses while attending the two-year program. Holberton is among the first schools using Blockchain to store academic certifications to ass...
Tech consumer goods market reaches $1.01 trillion worldwide
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
The global market for technical consumer goods (TCG) exceeded the one-trillion mark for the first time in 2018 with sales of €1.01 trillion*. This is a four percent increase on the previous year. The product segments of telecommunications (+7 percent), small domestic appliances (+7 percent), consumer electronics/photo (+6 percent), and information technology/office...
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...
Oppo wants app developers and they are putting $145M down to prove it
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Chinese smartphone vendor, Oppo, will invest one billion yuan ($145.7 million) to encourage mobile app developers to create gaming, video and other forms of quality content.
The move came after Oppo recorded 250 million monthly active users of its smartphones in the world. Oppo Vice President Wu Henggang said by leveraging its sound handset business, the company aims...
App localization done right
Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Neal Thoms
Mobile devices are everywhere, and so are the apps that run on them. Vast numbers of smartphones mean vast numbers of users – and irrespective of the language they speak or where they live, these users demand a wide range of specialized applications.
If you’re a mobile app developer, you may have already considered adapting your product to other markets. ...
Transforming industries with photoenabled apps
Monday, December 24, 2018 by Jindou Lee
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, which is probably why there are thousands of mobile apps designed to help users capture, send and discover images of what’s important to them. Ever since the first smartphone slid off the assembly line, photos have been an essential feature of mobile marketing and social media. But while consumer-facing tools have...
Apple is about to share your email address with the Republic of Korea
Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
Got a game in the Apple app store and have it set to publish across the entire swath of countries the app store supports? Then your developer email address is about to be shared with the Korean Government due to a change in Korean law. What law changed exactly, we aren't sure yet.
But what we do know is almost every developer chooses to distribute in all cou...