3D social app Peer is available now
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Peer Inc. has announced the launch of a new social app that the company describes as the ultimate global launchpad for next-generation digital experiences. The Peer app, now available for iOS, is built on a proprietary ecosystem that promises to offer new ways to create, interact and explore.
"All the world’s a game and Peer makes everyone a player. Get re...
Web3 Accelerator Program from Cronos Labs
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Cronos Labs, a blockchain startup accelerator focusing on decentralized finance, blockchain games, and the development of the Cronos ecosystem, has announced the second cohort of the flagship US$100M-backed Cronos Accelerator Program. First launched in June 2022, the program targets early-stage crypto projects and provides them with mentorship and funding opportunities ...
Metaverse video chat app from Bunch
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Since we started Bunch in late 2017, our vision has always been to build a real-time social network where people come together when they are physically apart and move from experience to experience. And, in our view, the most fun experience to share with friends, is to play games together!
Recapping the past few years
In the past few years, we have seen this v...
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...
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 ...
Panion social app fights loneliness in Sweden
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
When Melanie Aronson moved from New York City to Malmö, Sweden 5 years ago, she quickly realized that making friends in this new part of the globe would be very difficult. As an immigrant in the country that continuously ranked number 1 as the hardest place to make new friends, Melanie struggled, and as a researcher at Lund University, focused on integration, she realiz...
Facebook remains the top media source for app installs
Monday, September 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer released the ninth edition of the Performance Index. For the very first time, Google has surpassed Facebook in the total number of attributed installs, increasing its share of the app install pie eightfold in the last five years.
Importantly, Facebook remains the top media source in the Index's global power rankings, delivering high-quality users in mos...
The app store is not a monopoly says Apple employees in new survey
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blind is an anonymous social network with thousands of verified employees engaging in discussions about work-related issues and industry trends.
Their weekly surveys gather real-time insight into employee sentiment on trending issues, with results broken down by company.
The most recent survey asked Is Apple creating a monopoly by only allowing consumers to purcha...
Automation and AI are augmenting the way we do work
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Companies that invest in robotic process automation (RPA) or artificial intelligence (AI) see much higher performance returns especially if they also invest in people. In fact, the very presence of automation in the workplace is making those work environments more ‘human.’
These are the findings of The Augmented Human Enterprise - a major academic study c...
GTC Japan yields huge new NVIDIA announcements
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
At GTC Japan in Tokyo, Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, announced a host of new technologies and products during his signature keynote speaking event. And in case you missed it, here is a list of all of the new announcements that came out of the event:
NVIDIA TensorRT Hyperscale Platform
NVIDIA has announced a new AI data center platform delivering an advanced inferen...
Lack of AI automation is hurting corporate bottom lines
Monday, August 27, 2018 by Richard Harris
Bigtincan announced the findings of its recent study that evaluated if, and how, sales professionals are using sales enablement and advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI). Bigtincan surveyed more than 600 U.S. sales executives, working for organizations with 1,000 or more employees across industries including financial services, real estate, insurance, ...
Stony Brook University gets $25M for new engineering program
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee Kenneth LaValle (1st Senate District) announced the award of $25 million in funding to Stony Brook University that will enable the university to begin the initial phases for developing a new engineering building on campus. The funding will enable Ston...
AI social network Hibe launches using Oracle Cloud
Friday, August 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Oracle announced Virtual Artifacts has launched its mobile application network, Hibe, with Oracle Cloud. The company has developed Hibe as a new social network for mobile applications that lets consumers communicate with each other from their social platform of choice. To prepare for rapid growth, Virtual Artifacts invested in Oracle Cloud, including Oracle Autonomous D...
Swace wants to save social media engagement
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Social media services platforms are seeing a massive boom in audience growth, but users still don’t like how these platforms use their data to make money. Brand engagement on social networks has steadily decreased, despite greater investments to gain user attention. A new solution is here to disrupt the status quo of social media brand engagement in a completely n...
CARU refers Musical.ly to FTC
Monday, April 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The Children’s Advertising Review Unit has referred The Musical.ly Inc., operator of the Musical.ly mobile application, to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after the company said it would not comply with CARU’s recommendations regarding children’s privacy.CARU is an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation. CARU monitors websites and...
NoSQL database benchmark released by ArangoDB
Thursday, February 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
ArangoDB announced the latest findings of its open source NoSQL performance benchmark series. To enable vendors to respond to the results and contribute improvements, the company has published the necessary scripts required to repeat the benchmark. The goal of the benchmark is to measure the performance of each database system when there is no cache used. The benchmark ...
The future of the voice enabled AI
Friday, August 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Eventually everything you own will be commanded with text or voice in the future. But specifically we may see that voice has the advantage over it's counterpart due to a more natural feel and simplicity of use. That is why things like Amazon Alexa are starting to take off. Voice recognition has finally got on par with text, and it’s now much faster to say a command than...
Social media intelligence platform releases premium offerings
Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Synthesio, a social media intelligence and social listening tool, has announced Synthesio Plus. This new update, a premium offering, will allow their customers to gain stronger qualitative and quantitative insights out of their social data through utilizing interaction analytics in all aspects of the platform."Everything that we build for our platform is designed to giv...
1APP launches a new way to access apps
Monday, December 5, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
1APP has announced general availability of OneOS, the first cloud-based mobile operating system that enables instant access to native mobile apps without the need to download. By rendering an app as a simple weblink, apps can be instantly accessed, embedded, or shared inside any web-connected environment. Existing apps can be uploaded to the 1APP cloud in a pr...
Insight Into How VISR Uses Machine Learning to Monitor Kids Social Media
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently chatted with Robert Reichman, founder and CEO of VISR, a predictive wellness startup to learn about the challenges facing an app publisher in the kids and wellness genres. The VISR app monitors social media, using data and machine learning to alert parents to issues their kids face online. By analyzing the online activities and interactions of kids - i...
Marmalade Offers New BackendasaService for Cross Platform Game Developers
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Marmalade is now offering Marmalade Game Services offering a new backend service powered by GameSparks, a cross platform Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider for games. Through the GameSparks platform and integration via their C++ SDK, Marmalade Game Services allows developers to build the server-side features of their game, offering the ability to connec...
Adobe Releases New No Code DPS
Saturday, August 8, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS) has been updated to offer no code solution in what the company says is in response to “…custom app development spending on the decline…”In a statement concerning the release of the new platform, Nick Bogaty, senior director, head of digital publishing at Adobe, explains Adobe’s move to a no code environment, “Now, the creation of ...
Cross Channel Strategies for Mobile App Publishers
Saturday, April 11, 2015 by Tim Koschella
Customers connect and engage with advertisers across many channels, including email, the web, physical locations, social media networks and increasingly, in mobile apps. These channels aren't silos, and users are not channel-specific. People don't only use Facebook, or play Angry Birds, or only read online papers; they increasingly interact with brands across numerous p...
The best app marketing channels that actually help
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Richard Harris
At the beginning of each year, we all read articles with predictions on pretty much any subject - mobile is no exception. Famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky once said, “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”
As a guy who has been a part of an app marketing agency for the last 5 years...
Next Generation Email Management Platform Unveiled By Vade Retro
Thursday, November 27, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Vade Retro, a European based graymail management company recently launched the world's first Graymail Management platform in the United States. The next-generation email management platform was developed to filter out Graymail in the US. Graymail is an email which the user might have subscribed to and does not want to receive further messages. Email has become a to...
The Long and Winding (Mobile Media Buying) Road
Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Josef Mandelbaum
App developers and mobile media buyers have long struggled with the maze that is mobile advertising – and for good reason. Vast amounts of ad space are sprawled out across hundreds of thousands of mobile apps, websites and games. There are several ways to buy media (RTB, ad networks, Google, etc.), numerous types of ads (video ads, rich media, native ads, display a...
Fresvii Releases Open Beta of AppSteroid Mobile Game Platform for iOS, Android and Unity
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Richard Harris
Fresvii has announced the open beta for the company’s AppSteroid mobile cloud platform. The AppSteroid SDK version is (0.2.1) for iOS, Android and Unity.Fresvii's AppSteroid is a mobile cloud platform designed for smartphone game developers to facilitate the integration of gaming components, reducing development costs without worrying about game server management. Servi...
Oracle Updates Mobile Suite for Enterprise App Developement
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Richard Harris
Oracle has announced updates to its Oracle Mobile Suite, the company’s solution for development and deployment of mobile applications across multiple mobile platforms, and works with disparate enterprise systems.The latest release features a new cross device mobile development framework, Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF), which can simplify the development ...
Insights into the State of the Mobile Market for Q1 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
The mobile market is such a moving target that it’s hard to get a clear picture at any one point in time. However, after the first quarter of this year, the are a number of reports that provide insight, a few of which we overview here.Distimo recently reported that, while Google Play has seen 38 percent growth for the last 6 months, April showed no gains according ...
Kii Cloud based Mobile Backend Platform Now Available on AWS Marketplace
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Richard Harris
Kii, a mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) provider, has announced their platform’s availability on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace and are now a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) for enterprises and startup mobile app companies. Developers who are either starting, or currently building their apps, can sign-up for free to access Kii’s full...
Android App Developers Need to Check Their Apps for Heartbleed Vulnerability
Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
A report from FireEye, a company that provides a virtual machine-based software security platform protecting companies against cyber attacks, has found that 150 million downloads of Android apps contain OpenSSL libraries vulnerable to Heartbleed.Heartbleed allows attackers to steal sensitive information from vulnerable websites by sending crafted SSL heartbeat mess...
New Google android wear smart watch OS
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
Google likes to be front and center during major developer events and so after announcing new Google Play Services on Monday, on the second day of the GDC they have announced their new Android Wear OS for smartwatches and other wearables. And if you want to know everything about the Android Wear from an app developer standpoint, you’ve come to the right place.
Facebook Autoplay Video Ads Help Mobile Advertising Audience Double in First Quarter 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
Mobile advertising continues to heat up and to help understand the mobile ad market, Citrix has released its Citrix Mobile Analytics Report for the first quarter of 2014. The report provides insight into subscriber behavior and related factors that determine quality of experience for mobile data services.
Citrix has discovered that mobile advertisements now...
You Dream It, We Build It Competition Offers Up $50k To App Developers
Monday, February 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
Ice House, a global design and development firm today announced its official North American debut and its partnership with LAUNCH Festival (San Francisco, Feb 24-26) in the $50,000 ‘You Dream It, We Build It’ competition. Ice House is the global design and development services specialist in applied mobile technologies with portfolio expertise in micro-location, geo-fen...
Chupamobile Announces Winners of 2013 Developer Competition
Saturday, February 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
Chupamobile has announced the winners of its 2013 Developer Competition. The winners were chosen from a number of submissions to Chupamobile’s online marketplace where developers buy and sell app source code packages and components for a variety of mobile development languages and frameworks.Winning the top prize of $20,000 was PWD – Password Manager. An iOS projec...