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...
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...
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...
Xpress solution aims to help you create IoT apps faster
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Silicon Labs now offers a new Wireless Xpress solution to help developers get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary. Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need including certified Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (LE) and Wi-Fi modules, integrated proto...
Open Sesame technology changes the world for paralyzed people
Friday, December 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
Sesame Enable seeks to open a new door to independence for millions of quadriplegics and people with disabilities around the world through the development of the first touch-free smartphone and tablet app called Open Sesame.Open Sesame technology works by tracking user’s head movements using the front-facing camera of a smartphone or tablet. Users activate the app throu...
The best and worst of banking apps in 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
It’s difficult to remember how frustrating mobile banking was for users just five years ago. Some mobile banking apps would struggle to find the nearest ATM. Depositing checks by capturing an image was considered cutting edge. It was even quite possible your bank didn’t have a smartphone app.Fast forward to today. Now, alerts from banking apps is a feature that we take ...
$30 ZapBox Mixed Reality kit launches on Kickstarter
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Richard Harris
Zappar, an Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology company, has announce the launch of ZapBox, an affordable yet advanced way of bringing Mixed Reality experiences to the world. Combining a smartphone app with clever cardboard components, ZapBox lets you engage with virtual experiences that appear in your real world environment. All for just $30.Until now this ...
myDevices Cayenne Drag and Drop IoT Project Builder Now Offers Integration with Arduino
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
IoT firm has myDevices has announced its Cayenne drag-and-drop IoT project builder now offers an integration with Arduino’s open-source software and hardware ecosystem. The Cayenne development platform provides access to Arduino’s features when choosing an IoT board including WiFi, BLE, IR, NFC, Ethernet, and more.Cayenne provides tools to visualize sensor data&nbs...
Google's Project Tango Virtual Reality Platform Featured on New Lenovo Smartphone
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Lenovo has announced the upcoming release of the first consumer-ready smartphone with available with Google’s Project Tango technology which gives an Android powered mobile device the ability to navigate the physical world with a new kind of spatial perception by adding advanced computer vision, image processing, and special vision sensors.Available in summer 2016, the ...
General Availability of MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise Offers Enhanced Data Discovery, Mobile Analytics and Enterprise Security
Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Richard Harris
MicroStrategy has announced the general availability of MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise offering new business intelligence functionality with data discovery, mobile analytics and enterprise security. Available for Mac and PC, the MicroStrategy 10 Desktop is a new self-service data discovery tool. With built-in templates and support for hundreds of 3rd-party vis...
MediaTek Labs Launches New Cloud Sandbox Data Platform for Prototyping IoT Apps
Monday, March 16, 2015 by Richard Harris
MediaTek Labs has announced the general availability of its new Cloud Sandbox data platform to help developers create Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The new free service offers storage of and access to data from wearable and IoT devices during prototyping.It helps address the challenges developers face in the early stages of device creation for management of lar...
MediaTek Releases Platform to Create Wi Fi Enabled IoT Devices and Wearables
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Richard Harris
MediaTek has released the MediaTek LinkIt Connect 7681 IoT development platform. Based on MediaTek’s MT7681 Wi-Fi System on Chip (SoC), the new platform provides developers and manufacturers with the tools to create simple Wi-Fi enabled IoT devices that can be controlled from smartphones or the Internet.To enable developers to take advantage of the features of the MT768...
Educating Consumers on iBeacons and Other Location Aware Mobile Technology
Friday, October 31, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Earlier this year I was writing about location based marketing, specifically iBeacon technology and in that article I mentioned that my wife had no idea what an iBeacon was or how it worked. When I told her that it would allow a retail establishment like Target to let her know about special offers while she is in the store, she said, “I want that!” And then she said, “M...
Mobile Enerlytics to Help Developers Identify Battery Draining Lines of Code Thanks To Purdue Researchers
Thursday, October 9, 2014 by Richard Harris
Y. Charlie Hu, CEO and co-founder of Mobile Enerlytics, says his company could extend the life of smartphone batteries by helping app developers identify code that drains batteries quickly. As smartphone users continue to download and interact with more apps every day, smartphone batteries are going to drain faster when users interact with the phone, including when they...
Before iPhone 6 Launch Apple has 40 percent of US Smartphone Market
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Richard Harris
According to recent data from comScore, Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 40 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the top smartphone platform with 52 percent platform market share. Google Sites ranked as the top mobile media property, while Facebook was the top individual app.The comScore report is derived from data collecte...
Leaky Apps: A New Era of Expectations
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Max Howell
long string of revelations about the NSA’s spying tactics divulged by Edward
Snowden, is the fact that “leaky” mobile apps such as Angry Birds make a lot
more information accessible than users might want to share, such as their age,
gender and location.
the smartphone app explosion of the last few years, it's not surprising to find
LAFORGE Optical Releases Icis Prescription Smart Glasses
Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
LAFORGE Optical has announced that it will be releasing Icis, prescription eyewear with a heads-up display (HUD) that provides a user’s smartphone notifications around their field of vision. Icis keeps users connected to the cloud while preserving a clear view of what is going on in front of them. Icis also features a camera, microphone, and speaker to complement t...
Should App Developers be Spooked by News NSA and GCHQ Targets for User Data And Now Angry Birds Fires Back
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The mobile world is abuzz by a recent article in The Guardian that the US National Security Agency and the UK GCHQ can target “leaky” apps that transmit private information. Of course, Angry Birds was used as an example, and that hits home to a lot of people. The Guardian does a nice job with the report; we suggest you check it out, no need for us to rehash it...
The Future of PhoneGap
Saturday, December 28, 2013 by Marko Lehtimaki
current owner of the popular HTML5 hybrid app framework PhoneGap, has
traditionally focused on the creation of multimedia and creativity software
products. In more recent years, Adobe has been betting heavily on HTML5. It
remains that creative professionals are Adobe’s bread and butter, and this
focus sometimes requires product decisions which might not ...
Developers Can Now Begin Submitting their Pebble Watch Apps
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Richard Harris
Starting today, developers can now begin submitting their SDK 2.0 Pebble apps to the Pebble App Store.When the Pebble App Store launches early next year, it will integrate seamlessly with your iOS or Android Pebble smartphone app, providing a one-stop shop for Pebble users to search, browse and install a variety of killer Pebble watchfaces and apps.For more details abou...
Apple's iPhone 5 Touchscreen 2.5X Faster When Compared To Google Android Devices
Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Richard Harris
Agawi’s TouchMarks Report -- World’s First Benchmark of
Touchscreen Response Times on Smartphones and Tablets -- Looks at iPhone 5,
MotoX, Nokia Lumia, Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphones
Menlo Park, CA -- September 19, 2013 -- Agawi, the company
that introduced streaming mobile applications from the cloud to touch devices,
today announced the iPhone 5 trounces t...
Mozilla Temps App Developers With Round 2 of Free Firefox Phones
Thursday, September 5, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
In May Mozilla launched the Phones for Apps for Firefox OS to encourage app developers to port their HTML5 apps to the Firefox platform. The free Geeksphone Keon phone program maxed out and many developers were unable to get a free phone.
Mozilla has restocked its phone inventory and is again enticing developers to port their current HTML5 app. The company is not guara...
ABI Research Reports Android App Revenues to Rise Faster Than Apple iOS
Saturday, August 31, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
A recent report by ABI Research is projecting that Android’s app revenues will reach $6.8 billion by the end of this year, almost doubling its 2012 revenues. The company is also reporting that Android revenues will increase from 59.1% to 65.9% when compared to iOS smartphone app revenues over the next twelve months.
“Apple’s iOS still leads all the other mobile operati...
BlackBerry’s Has Updated the Built for BlackBerry App Developer Program
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Richard Harris
BlackBerry is enticing app developers to participate in its Built for BlackBerry program by creating a more friendly interface/process and dangling free swag in the form of a limited edition red BlackBerry Z10
The new developer checklist better explains the criteria and steps to create a Built for BlackBerry designated app or game. Language support has now expanded fro...