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Free-COVID-19-application-launches-from-Sygic

Free COVID-19 application launches from Sygic


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by

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...


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Escobar Fold 2 smartphone now in production


Monday, February 3, 2020 by

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 ...


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StrandHogg Android vulnerability identified


Thursday, December 5, 2019 by

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...


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Nodle cash app now available for android


Monday, November 11, 2019 by

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...


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App by Appix engages audiences


Monday, October 14, 2019 by

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 ...


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BuildPro mobile app from Hyphen Solutions is here


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by

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...


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Electroneum proves there is a real utility for cryptocurrency users


Friday, September 6, 2019 by

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 ...


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Women Who Tech announce 10 finalists


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by

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...


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Should I upgrade my iPhone, WalletHub survey says many won't


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by

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 ...


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Conversational AI is transforming customer experiences


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by

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...


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Mobile user behavior is changing quickly says new Appnostic report


Monday, June 3, 2019 by

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...


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Get Dental Care from your phone with Dentulu


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by

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. ...


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First multiTEE security platform for mobile app developers emerges


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by

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...


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Gaming on mobile data says you are probably a gamer but don't admit it


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by

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 ...


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Smartphone sales globally hit $522B in 2018


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by

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...


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Blockchain development with strong APIs


Monday, January 21, 2019 by

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, ...


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Bitcoin donations helping software students


Friday, January 11, 2019 by

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

Tech consumer goods market reaches $1.01 trillion worldwide


Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by

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...


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Finding bugs in code through better QA


Monday, January 7, 2019 by

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...


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Oppo wants app developers and they are putting $145M down to prove it


Friday, January 4, 2019 by

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...


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App localization done right


Thursday, December 27, 2018 by

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

Transforming industries with photoenabled apps


Monday, December 24, 2018 by

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...


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Apple is about to share your email address with the Republic of Korea


Thursday, December 20, 2018 by

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...


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JavaScript API edition of Dynamsoft's barcode SDK released


Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by

Dynamsoft has updated its Barcode Reader Software Development Kit as a pure JavaScript API Edition, based on WebAssembly, to enable cross-browser and cross-platform online barcode scanning.   These new features will empower developers with new conveniences for users. Users can scan barcodes in real-time from a browser using their smartphone without requiring an a...


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OneSignal hits 850,000+ push notifications per second


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by

OneSignal set a new throughput record with their push notification service, delivering 850,000+ notifications per second - more than twice the competition. OneSignal sends 4 billion push notifications per day, up 25% since September. OneSignal is used by 550,000+ developers and marketing teams including many Fortune 500 companies. On election day, push notificatio...


Twitter-and-KaiOS-take-on-KaiOSpowered-smart-feature-phones

Twitter and KaiOS take on KaiOSpowered smart feature phones


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by

Imagine you’re a seasoned designer for smartphones working with ever-expanding resources, including memory, CPU speed, and screen resolution. Then, one day, your manager gives you an assignment to work on a device that has less of all this and doesn’t even have a touchscreen! This is what happened to some of the designers at Twitter and KaiOS, all of whom...


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Scripts app gamifys language learning using finger swipes


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by

Drops has launched Scripts for iOS and Android. With just a few swipes of a finger, users will be able to write Japanese Kana, Korean Hangul, and traditional Hanzi characters. In the coming months, Scripts will add simplified Hanzi, Thai, Kanji, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian Cyrillic, and Hindi. In the past few years, Americans have expressed significant interest in learni...


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New startup pairs Android developers to businesses


Friday, November 2, 2018 by

The driving force in smartphone technology is the app – everyone loves to use them, and every business wants their own. But the average mobile app costs up to $25,000 when developed by a reputable company. That puts the full-function app out of reach for many small businesses. Now, a new website unites vetted Android Developers with those business owners to ...


Preventing-bad-app-reviews-according-to-Poq

Preventing bad app reviews according to Poq


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by

Poq has released information to developers to help them understand the impacts of negative app reviews, and how to handle them, through a new white paper titled "The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Bad App Reviews". While it's aimed more towards retail-based apps, there is insightful information any developer can use inside the paper. Poq points ...


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Game developers get the WRLDS SDK for free


Monday, October 15, 2018 by

WRLDS, the company that develops smart toys and platforms for connected play, announced the release of a new software development kit (SDK). The SDK will be free and easy to use and will give game developers a completely new medium to work with: an augmented reality (AR) and bluetooth-enabled connected ball with a bounce return rate of more than 70 percent.   &ld...


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XPhone uses blockchain to make calls and send messages


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by

Pundi X says they have created a blockchain-based OS and communication protocol for mobile devices that allows users to make calls, send messages and transmit data via a fully decentralized blockchain network. Powered by Function X, an ecosystem built entirely on and for blockchain, the new mobile phone called ‘XPhone’ runs on a new transmission...


Presidential-Alerts-and-the-future-of-mobile-communication

Presidential Alerts and the future of mobile communication


Thursday, October 4, 2018 by

FEMA has sent their first emergency test message to all of the mobile devices throughout the United States. They reported every American who owns a smartphone - which is about 75% of the population, should have received the test alert. In total the message went out to a total of 225 million devices right around 1:18 PM CST reading "Presiden...


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Smart Capacity platform gets new updates from Trucker Tools


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by

Trucker Tools LLC announced the launch of two major feature and function enhancements on the Smart Capacity carrier relationship and capacity management platform. In traditional industry practice, before a carrier has accepted a load from a broker, a mostly manual process of phone calls and emails ensues as the parties parry back and forth and settle on a price. Truc...


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Digital therapy app proven to reduce chronic back pain by 40 percent


Monday, September 24, 2018 by

Boston based digital therapy startup, Kaia Health, has launched a new app that uses AI and motion tracking technology to personalize treatment programs to manage and treat chronic low back pain (LBP) which has been shown in clinical studies to reduce chronic back pain by 40% - and "could save the US economy billions each year." Created by Kaia Health the mo...


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Hold UR Phone better with this new smarphone addon


Monday, September 24, 2018 by

In today’s world people of all ages find that a cell phone has a definite hold on his or her personality and character. Losing a phone is costly and time-consuming and the ability to be certain one is capable and able to protect their smartphone has a vital and positive impact on an individual. Hold UR Phone offers consumers a handy means of holding and protecting...