How to avoid mobile phone apps from leaking your personal data
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Most people have dozens of mobile phone apps installed on their phone, tablet, or even their smartwatch. In fact, the average person has about 60 to 90 mobile phone apps on their phone. Out of all those apps, many of them could be leaking your personal data. How can you protect yourself? One of the primary ways is by installing a VPN, but there are other ways, too. Here...
People are worried about internetconnected car security
Monday, December 4, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Thales announced survey results revealing how respondents feel about the potential risks connected vehicles pose to their safety and the security of their personal information.Connected cars use mobile internet technology for safety systems and remote diagnostics (like “OnStar”), as well as controlling key functions via a smartphone, smartwatch, tablet or computer - ena...
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 ...
Your SIGNAL 2017 conference briefing
Saturday, May 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
Twilio has a made a whole bunch on announcements at their SIGNAL.2017 conference this year. So if you didn't make it to the conference, here's briefing on some of the major talking points.Twilio launches Functions - A Serverless Environment for Rapidly Building on the Twilio Cloud Communications PlatformFunctions is a serverless environment that empowers developers to f...
Why search has become the backbone of mobile apps
Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Richard Harris
Elasticsearch is an open source distributed full text search engine built on top of Apache Lucene. We recently connected with Gaurav Gupta, VP of Products for Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch to chat about how search is being used to significantly boost both user adoption and improve the bottom line. He also shared with us what he believes are the thr...
Insights into the Growing DatabaseasaService Industry
Monday, July 25, 2016 by Richard Harris
To learn more about how the growing Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) industry is impacting the application development community, we recently spoke with Will Shulman, CEO of mLab (formerly MongoLab), which provides a fully managed cloud database service headquartered in San Francisco. ADM: What do you see as the most important considerations for app developers when ch...
Pebble Core is Built on Top of Android And Will Integrate Amazon Alexa
Sunday, June 5, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Pebble has announced that it has integrated Amazon Alexa with its upcoming Pebble Core wearable, bringing Amazon’s voice services to the 3G-connected wearable device. Pebble Core is the company’s first foray into a non smartwatch wearable device featuring 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, an accelerometer, two programmable buttons, a headphone jack, and a hardware expansio...
Wearable Technology Adoption is Higher in the US than in the EU4
Friday, May 6, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Kantar has launched a new quarterly report for the wearable technology market. In the first report Kantar examined baseline data which shows significant differences in wearable adoption when comparing the US and the EU4.Kantar reports that, as of March 2016, around one in ten consumers in the US own a fitness band or smartwatch (12.2%), basically twice the penetration w...
Grey Taps Into ArcTouch's Expertise in Helping Brands Create Custom Digital Experiences
Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Marketing and advertising agency Grey recently acquired ArcTouch, a mobile design and development company, to tap into the company’s expertise in helping brands create custom digital experiences for phones, tablets and smart connected devices. We visited with Adam Fingerman, ArcTouch’s Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, to find out how the acquisition provides a u...
Internet of APIs (IoA) will Break Out in 2016
Monday, December 21, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
We recently visited with Kurt Collins, Director of Technology Evangelism and Partnerships at Built.io, about the impact the Internet of APIs (IoA) will have in 2016.ADM: We’ve all heard the term the “Internet of Things (IoT),” but how will this evolve in 2016 and how so?Collins: The year 2015 was a breakout year for the Internet of Things. The Apple Watch was released a...
New Survey Shows the Potential of IoT is Being Driven by Consumer Demand
Saturday, December 5, 2015 by Richard Harris
In the end, the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) may be driven by consumer demand. While there is no doubt that IoT solutions for the enterprise are going to be a primary IoT driver, a recent survey by myDevices offers another indicator that consumers are intrigued with the prospect of connectivity in their everyday lives.The Harris Poll conducted the “IoT for the...
The Business Case for Developing Connected Car Apps
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Narayan Sainaney
Smartphone, smart home, smart car: all buzzwords that indicate the Internet of Things is becoming a mainstream topic as people strive to simplify their lives and seamlessly connect to the information, places and people that matter to them most. The average American owns 1.35 sim-card enabled mobile devices. Yet, the car is lagging behind when it comes to being able...
Pebble’s Latest Updates: Firmware 2.8, Redesigned Android App and More!
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
Have you heard the latest news from Pebble? Pebble just released a array of incredible updates which includes a new software update (Firmware 2.8) and redesigned Android app (2.1.0).“Kochamy cię!” Pebble’s updated firmware 2.8 includes full character support to a broad set of languages such as Swedish, Catalan, German, Danish, Norwegian Bokmål, Lithuanian...
Samsung Gear S Gets Opera Mini Web Browser
Monday, October 13, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Opera Software has announced that the Opera Mini browser has become the first web browser on Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch which runs on a Tizen-based wearable device platform. With more than 250 million monthly users around the world, Opera Mini uses compression technology that shrinks the size of webpages to as little as 10%. The result is a faster and more energy-...
Android Wear to Offer Music Playback and GPS Support
Monday, September 8, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Google has announced that Android Wear users will now have the ability to listen to offline music via Bluetooth headphones as well as having access to GPS support for watches with a GPS sensor. Users will now also be able to download custom watch faces.Current Android powered watches that are commercially available include the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and the Moto ...
How an App Developer Chose a Wearable Platform for Monetization
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by Richard Harris
Unlocking the secret to developing an app for a wearable platform and monetizing said app is a question that a number of developers are asking themselves.Tencent Games has decided to stick to its gaming roots to expand to the wearable front. It has announced plans to launch its popular Timi Run Everyday app on Razer’s Nabu smartband that offers smartwatch and fitness ba...
raw engineering Releases the contentstack.io Mobile first Enterprise Content Management System
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
raw engineering has released contentstack.io, a mobile-first content management system (CMS) for the enterprise. contentstack.io provides the ability for an enterprises to accelerate content delivery across all web properties, web apps, mobile sites and mobile apps.Built on top raw engineering’s mobile platform built.io, contentstack.io facilitates publishing conte...
MediSafe Becomes the First Mobile Health App Android for Wear Smartwatches
Thursday, July 10, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
MediSafe has become the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches. The app offers users the ability to automatically receive two-way sync medication reminders and provides the ability to record medication doses.Users wearing either the LG Android Wear, Samsung Gear Live or Moto 360 smartwatches, who also have the MediSafe...
Moto360 Smartwatch Looks Like a Watch, Will That Turn Off Techies
Friday, May 30, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
It's easy to imagine a Star Trek engineer wearing Google Glass as he/she walks through the Starship Enterprise virtually checking the ships systems as they go. It’s not so easy to imagine doing the same with the Moto360. Unless they go back in time to 1983, then they probably would fit right in.I’m not knocking the Moto360, I’m just wondering how early adopting tec...
New NEX Band “Modular Wearable” SDK and API Released
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by Richard Harris
It’s not often that we have trouble explaining something, we deal with such a diverse amount of technology that whatever comes along, we feel we have a good grasp on the concept.Not so with Canadian based Mighty Cast’s new offering. The company has released an SDK and API for its new NEX Band, what it is calling a “modular wearable.” The NEX Band uses intercha...
New LG “G” Smartwatch to Debut, Will Run the Yet to Be Released Android Wear SDK
Monday, May 12, 2014 by Richard Harris
The smartwatch segment is going to get a little more crowded as LG is doing a soft announcement of its new LG “G” Watch by posting a mini movie weighing in at 54 minutes, a lot of time to watch a watch. The video is available on the G Watch teaser site along with product images and brief feature descriptions.The Android Wear powered watch is set to debut this ...
Pebble Comes to Android Store Plus Brings On New Partners
Friday, March 7, 2014 by Richard Harris
Pebble has announced their App Store is available on Android devices, plus they have new partners including eBay, Evernote, and Time Warner. Android users can access the Pebble appstore inside the Pebble app, which is available for free in the Google Play store, to easily discover, search and install apps and watchfaces right to their wrist. The Pebble Ap...
Omate Smartwatch Promotes Steaming Music Through New Partnership
Friday, December 27, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Admittedly, small startups like Pebble and Omate are going to have a tough hill to climb battling behemoths like Samsung and its Galaxy Gear which push the technology with massive ad campaigns.However, a recent notice we received about Omate and its TrueSmart smart watch makes us think they really get the concept that its not just about gee whiz technology, its about ge...
Pivothead Wearable Imaging Launches Indiegogo Campaign
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Richard Harris
Pivothead, a leader in wearable
imaging technology, launched an Indiegogo campaign to bring their next
generation Pivothead SMART (Simple Modular
Application-Ready Technology™) line
of feature-rich eyewear to market.
Pivothead SMART provides the full 1080p high definition (HD)
video and 8 megapixel photo capture capability of Pivothead’s award winning
Pebble Launches New SDK, Announces iOS7 Compatibility
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Richard Harris
Pebble has launched SDK 2.0 as it continues to woo developers to its smartwatch platform. Unlike Samsung, who has severely limited developer access to its smart watch offering, Pebble is banking on developer support to drive revenues and ultimately make the usefulness of the device desirable enough to increase unit sales. The new SDK 2.0 introduction adds...
Samsung Makes Play for App Developers at Conference, But Will Developers Experience a Major Payne or Mo Money
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Listen to me now and here me later! It was a great Saturday
Night Live skit with Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon poking fun at Arnold
Schwarzenegger and the muscle man phenomenon. Why the SNL reference? Samsung is
showing developers love at its first developer’s conference this week in San
Francisco, but will they follow through on their support efforts as they relate
Pebble Reaches 275K in Preorders, Best Buy Sold Out, Developers Look for SDK Improvements
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
As Pebble rolls out its smartwatch inventory, supplies have been scarce as demand has exceeded the company's ability to supply the phone. The phones sold at Best Buy are already gone, and of the 275,000 people that preordered watches directly from the company, the company reports that 93,000 have been shipped.
As the watch's distribution continues to grow, the...
Is Microsoft Making a Smartwatch
Monday, July 15, 2013 by Richard Harris
Microsoft could be stepping up to the smartwatch ring with a new contender said to have a 1.5" screen with removable band that will come in a variety of colors. An interesting note is the watch said to be made of oxynitride aluminium, a sort of transparent polycrystalline ceramic with cubic spinel crystal structure composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen.The rumor is...
Sony Opens SmartWatch Project to Developers
Monday, July 8, 2013 by Richard Harris
While developers have been able to create apps for the SmartWatch using the Sony Add-on SDK for a while now, the new Open SmartWatch project allows advanced developer to take control of Sony's SmartWatch as a hardware peripheral in new ways by creating and flashing their own alternative firmware. According to Sony's Tobias Nilsson, "Openness towards the developer c...
Is the smartwatch the next big thing for app developers
Sunday, March 24, 2013 by Richard Harris
A watch that just keeps time seems like something from the wild west, after all if you are going to wear a piece of tech you might as well make the most of it right? That is the stance LG, Motorola, Sony, Apple, Google, and others are taking anyway - and it might just pay off with some exciting preliminary prototypes being leaked around the web.So what exactly is a...
Is there going to be an iWatch
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Richard Harris
Mobility comes in all flavors and it might just be coming to your wrist in the form of a new watch by Apple deemed and (rumored) the "iWatch".Former Apple employee and human interface developer Bruze Tognazzini posted a recent blogthat covers what he thinks the watch would have in the way of functionality." The watch can and should, for most of us, elimin...