2022 development productivity predictions
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
Brian Rue is the CEO and Co-founder of Rollbar, an SF-based provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, where he leads the company’s overall strategy and direction. Brian founded the company with Cory Virok in 2012. Prior to Rollbar, Brian was the CTO and Co-founder of Lolapps, a leading publisher of independent games on social networks and mobil...
Data privacy predictions from Ground Labs
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
As Ground Labs Co-Founder, Stephen Cavey leads a global team empowering enterprise partners to discover, manage and secure sensitive data across their organizations.
Stephen has deep security domain expertise with a focus on electronic payments and data security compliance. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as PrivSec Global, and his expert analy...
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...
Digital workspaces and workforces predictions from Jitterbit
Monday, January 10, 2022 by Richard Harris
Manoj Chaudhary, CTO and SVP of Engineering at Jitterbit talks about why digital workspaces and workforces will take a leap forward with more productive and efficient tools than what’s currently available. He also talks about how iPaaS will evolve, why there will be a rise in business technologists, and how hyperautomation will become the norm in 2022.
Quantum, Metaverse, NFTs and Healthcare blockchains coming in 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022 by Richard Harris
Manjusha Madabushi is the CTO and Co-Founder of Talentica Software, the global leader in product development services for early and growth-stage technology businesses. She has mentored over 70 start-ups in building successful products across domains like FinTech, Media & Ads, EdTech, and Healthcare in a career spanning more than 3 decades. Manjusha is an avid h...
Videogame platform catches up to YouTube Gaming
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Facebook Gaming had a dominant Q3 in 2021 which saw the video-game streaming segment of the social media giants accomplish several milestones. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, Facebook Gaming overtook Youtube Gaming in hours watched for the first time after recording an estimated 1.3B hours watched in Q3 2021.
Videogame platform catches up to Twitch...
Mobile gaming report from Tapjoy
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
New market research from MobileVoice by Tapjoy shows that despite not having access to the internet until their 20s or 30s, Generation X is just as active on mobile as the younger generations. Nearly 60% replace their smartphones every 2-3 years to stay up to date with the latest technology, and 66% actually spent more time on mobile devices in the last year. Mobil...
Metaverse world connects millions for the Expo 2020 Dubai
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 by Richard Harris
Anyone anywhere can experience the magic of Expo 2020 Dubai with friends and family. The World Expo has teamed up with Magnopus to offer an enriching digital experience for millions of on-site and remote visitors from around the world. Expo Dubai Xplorer sets a new standard for accessibility and inclusivity to large events and expands the World Expo’s vision of &l...
Moonwalk NFT Utility Wallet launches
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Moonwalk has announced the official unveiling of the Moonwalk-branded NFT Utility Wallet, a no-code solution for brands, gaming companies, and creators looking to create NFT communities and deploy NFT-powered unlocks and gamification. Available for desktop, mobile web, chrome extension and API deployment, Moonwalk’s unique NFT Utility Wallet acts as a ho...
Mobile game developers are capturing female audiences
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Browsing social networks can be addictive and can cause feelings of inadequacy and isolation, even depression, say mental health professionals. However, when it comes to mobile gaming, the situation is not so dire. On the contrary, used in moderation, it could help people boost positive well-being, according to various sources.
Traditionally considered a domain for m...
Gutter Cat Gang announces an immersive experience at Miami Art Week
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 by Richard Harris
The Gutter Cat Gang (GCG), a leading NFT collection in the crypto space, has announced their long-anticipated event, "Gutter Cat Gang: The Outpost," slated to take place during Miami's Art Week at Ace Props + Studios located at 398 NE 78th Street Miami, FL 33138. In collaboration with Gutter Cat Gang partners and sponsors Sandbox, REEF Technology, Bar Lab,...
Walkie talkie app creator Picslo Corp lands $3.25M in funding
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Picslo Corp. has announced a funding round of $3.25 million led by Heroic Ventures and followed by additional investments from TI Platform Ventures, LDV Partners, Partech, Diaspora Ventures, Breega, and Kima Ventures. Leader of one of the world’s fastest-growing audio communities, Picslo is the developer of Walkie-talkie, a popular audio-based social media app aim...
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...
App Tracking Transparency causes a shift in ad spending
Monday, November 8, 2021 by Jude O’Connor
The launch of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool has led to two-thirds of consumers opting out of app tracking. In response, the amount advertisers spend on iOS dropped by around a third, while simultaneously increasing by around 10% on Android. When it comes to User Acquisition, recent data from PubMatic shows that the share of mobile app ad spend on Andro...
iOS 15 benchmark updates from AppsFlyer
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer is back with an updated data set for iOS14+ Benchmarks.
iOS 15 adoption hits 30% after 5 weeks since the release
The share of users who have upgraded their operating systems to version 15 has only reached 30% as Apple has yet to push this update among its users. Adoption is slower than usual, iOS 14 reached 40% in the same time frame.
iOS Shopping app...
Metaverse masters will likely be cryptocurrency investors
Monday, October 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cryptocurrency investors of today are likely to be the "masters of the metaverse", which has the potential to change how we live, interact and do business, predicts the CEO of an independent financial advisory, asset management, and fintech organization.
The prediction from Nigel Green, the CEO, and founder of deVere Group, comes as Facebook announces plans...
Bitcoin ETF trading begins
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Richard Harris
Bitcoin is holding above $60k following the signaled approval of a futures ETF from ProShares, but whether it touches the fabled $100k this year will depend on the next few days. If it can hold $60k and even push through the all-time high of $64,804 achieved in April this week, we may see a big Christmas present for Bitcoin investors.
Bitcoin ETF trading is approved
App economy insights from Adjust
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Richard Harris
Mobile marketing analytics platform Adjust has announced the results of a global interactive Partner Benchmarks report that shows the app economy is expanding worldwide, even as growth drivers vary by geography. The global study analyzed over 270 advertising networks with 6 billion paid installs from more than 5,000 apps, across nearly 250 countries and 12 verticals.
Protecting source code
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Nigel Thorpe
Earlier this year, EA (Electronic Arts), reported a cyberattack and the theft of some 780GB of source code for games such as FIFA 21 and the proprietary Frostbite game engine used for many other high-profile games such as Battlefield. The threat actors responsible for the EA data breach put the stolen data up for sale on an underground hacking forum for $28 million, pro...
SnykCon 2021 event lineup
Friday, September 24, 2021 by Randall Degges
We're only a few weeks away from SnykCon 2021, Snyk's free annual developer conference that helps you learn how to build applications securely running October 5-7. We have a packed agenda full of expert talks, hands-on workshops, helpful demos, product roadmaps, opportunities to interact with some of the smartest speakers and leaders of developer security i...
How to get app reviews the right way
Monday, August 23, 2021 by Justin Welter
You’re playing a game on your phone and just finished a tough level. Or maybe you’re not into mobile games, but you are repeatedly swiping left if you know what I mean. Then a pop-up appears. “Like using our App? Rate us!” It stops your experience in its track to wait for a decision. What is driving these rating prompts, and why?
As Apple has ...
Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Organizers of the 21st annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) have revealed the recipients of this year’s Pioneer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Fulp, creator of Newgrounds and trailblazer of the Macromedia Flash games that helped define a generation of indie developers, will receive the Pioneer Award, while influential game designer with 28 years ...
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...
GameBake launched for developers to reach new markets around the globe
Thursday, May 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
GameBake is thrilled to announce it has launched its distribution service for mobile games developers and publishers that wish to reach new markets across the globe.
GameBake provides the infrastructure and knowledge needed for developers and publishers to publish their games on a variety of high-quality platforms beyond Google Play and the Apple App Store. Accessibl...
Faster customized chat experiences announced from Sendbird
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sendbird unveiled its latest tools for developers to bring industry-leading chat capabilities into their applications. Sendbird’s new Flutter SDK makes it easy for developers to build chat in Flutter applications. Because Flutter apps can extend across multiple platforms with a single code base, time to market to launch Sendbird Chat can be dramatically decreased....
Cardano set to grow after becoming fully decentralized
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cardano’s recent full decentralization will fuel its appeal and price, better positioning it to take on rivals Bitcoin and Ethereum in the booming cryptocurrency market, predicts the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organizations.
The bold prediction from deVere Group CEO and founder Nigel Green comes as Cardano...
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...
Partisia Blockchain and Insights Network unite to launch Instars
Monday, March 8, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
In the first successful integration of blockchain and Multiparty Computation (MPC) technology to power a decentralized social media platform, Partisia Blockchain, a Web 3.0 platform built for trust, transparency, and privacy, has joined forces with global market research provider Insights Network, to officially launch Instars.
The unveiling of the blockchain-pow...
Investing in Bitcoin by baby boomers and Gen X
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Baby boomers and Gen X are piling into Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organizations.
The observation from Nigel Green, the chief executive and founder of deVere Group comes from a global poll of clients aged over 55 found that 70% of those surveyed are already invested...
Game developing from home in 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
More Games Being Made at Home: With the growing ability to work remotely through the cloud, game developers around the world are looking at a scenario where they don’t have to be in the studio to make AAA games. This trend will fundamentally shift how studios approach hiring and developing talent, and how they help improve things like employee work/life balance.
SaaS predictions from BigPanda
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
We are about to witness the mass extinction of dinosaurs - vendors with on-prem software who have been dragging their feet on replatforming to a SaaS solution. They will try desperately to hang on to existing customers while pivoting investments, people and messaging with the promise of their new SaaS-centric, all-in-one platform.
By July 2021, I predict companies wi...
Digital assets space will revolutionize in 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Looking forward to 2021 and beyond, the digital asset space will undergo revolutionary change. I expect further hype cycles, particularly in the DeFi space. However, for the long term health of the digital assets space, there needs to be a focus on more meaningful work centered around protocol-level developments. In the next 10-15 years, the low hanging fruit will die d...
Blockchain social network offers Trump free lifetime membership
Monday, January 11, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
On Monday, the two founders of Dream-Real.com, a new global social network built on the Blockchain, will formally offer President Donald Trump a free, lifetime membership to the international platform.
Blockchain social network offers Trump free lifetime membership
Their offer is in response to Twitter and a host of other platforms banning not only the ...
UX predictions for 2021 from CleverTap
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Mobile app end-users are dealing with competing messages all day long. In 2021, smart mobile developers will hyper-focus on improving the end-user engagement experience by way of timely, relevant, and attention-grabbing recommendations. To pull this off, they will prioritize building these data-driven functionalities into the backend of their apps so UX never falls to t...
Real time engagement solution predictions for 2021 from Agora Inc
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The need for enterprises big and small to take on a hybrid, custom-built brand identity – one rooted in the digital and the other in the physical – will continue to grow. Beyond the pandemic, it is crucial that businesses are able to maintain business continuity no matter what dive or turn the business landscape may take. More so, those still relying solely ...