Iowa caucus app woes from a developer perspective
Friday, February 21, 2020 by Richard Harris
Whether the issues behind the Iowa Democratic Caucus app debacle were specific to UX, connectivity, traffic, or just good ol’ fashioned reluctance to embrace the technology, the ramifications of this mess will be felt for a long time – the hanging chad of the new decade. So are apps out? Absolutely not, but things are going to have to change.
How companies waste time bouncing between too many apps
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
With the speed and complexity of work today, organizations are adopting new applications and technologies built to bring innovative capabilities to the workforce. According to a recent report from Mavenlink, this influx of applications designed to improve efficiency has actually had the opposite effect when poorly integrated and implemented.
In their attempt to simpl...
Ethical AI development questions raise regulation awareness
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Ethical and responsible AI development is a top concern for IT decision-makers (ITDMs), according to new research from SnapLogic, which found that 94% of ITDMs across the US and UK believe more attention needs to be paid to corporate responsibility and ethics in AI development. A further 87% of ITDMs believe AI development should be regulated to ensure it serves the bes...
Detecting PII and sensitive data in motion becomes a reality
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
Io-Tahoe has released the latest version of its Smart Data Discovery platform, Smart Streaming Discovery - with the ability to perform real-time data discovery on a wide range of streaming data. The capability, believed to be the first of its kind, allows Io-Tahoe’s customers to discover PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and other sensitive data “in ...
UNESCO wants to make AI less artificial and more intelligent
Monday, March 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
As UNESCO's (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Director-General Audrey Azoulay opened this year's global Conference, she said, “The issues raised by artificial intelligence are not technological. They concern our own humanity, raising scientific, political, philosophical and ethical questions.”
Ms Azoulay decla...
Learn machine learning easier thanks to Spell
Monday, February 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Machine learning startup Spell has launched a new collaborative web platform and brand identity designed by Studio Rodrigo, the New York independent design studio, helping to open up the huge potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to a vast new audience.
The launch of the new web interface and online learning portal designed by Studio Rodrigo coinc...
Flaregames partners with MeeWow to publish Tap Empire
Friday, August 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile gaming publisher Flaregames announced the next imminent global launch in its Q3/Q4 line-up with hyper-casual idle game Tap Empire releasing 11th October on iOS and Android devices. This debut game from San Francisco studio MeeWow Games will be the third title from the Flaregames Accelerator and the second to launch in the next two months, with Super Spell Heroes,...
App naming best practices
Friday, January 26, 2018 by Grant Polachek
Choosing an intriguing and sticky name for your app at times can be the hardest part of the whole development process. You want it to call out to potential users, be unique, yet timeless. When someone is looking in your category for an app, you want it to standout as the best app name amongst the rest. Here are a few recommended dos and don'ts when naming your...
Corona goes free today including enterprise version
Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Richard Harris
Corona Labs, the creators of a cross-platform app development platform, has announced that the Corona framework will become completely free for app developers starting today. Until now, the Corona development platform existed in two versions: a free core product named Corona SDK and an additional paid option named Corona Enterprise. The Enterprise version allowed...
Zero code development is helping ease the pain of app development for some
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by David Basil
At one end of the enterprise mobility spectrum is the field, where workers use apps to meet demands of those at the other end: managers who are finding more inventive ways to use the information in operations, customer service and sales as business intelligence that drives the bottom line.
In between is Information Technology (IT), which gets demands ...
How Do You Spell Google Use the Alphabet
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
My guess is Google’s recently announced name change to “Alphabet” won’t mean a big change for most of us. The new company has its own website – a one pager short on info with a simple message from Larry Page, Google’s CEO. Not earth shattering.Google stockholders will see no real change as Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc. as the publicly-traded entity an...
New Analytics, Mobile Crash Reporting and More Announced by New Relic at FutureStack 14
Monday, October 13, 2014 by Richard Harris
New Relic announced a number of new products and upcoming products at its FutureStack 14 conference held last week in San Francisco. Among the announcements was New Relic’s purchase of Ducksboard, a privately held startup based in Barcelona, Spain, that helps customers visualize and monitor data in real time from multiple data sources in a single dashboard. Accordi...
PhatWare Releases SDK for Handwriting Recognition Enabled Apps
Saturday, June 21, 2014 by Richard Harris
PhatWare has released the latest version of its WritePad Software Development Kit (SDK) designed to develop multiplatform handwriting recognition-enabled applications. It can be utilized with iOS and Android applications in C# using Xamarin Studio on MAC and Windows platforms.The WritePad SDK enables app developers to add handwriting-based text input, which is...
Want To Make a High Quality App Avoid These Top 10 App Fails
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Martin Wrigley
As the app stores become more crowded than ever, making money from apps
is increasingly difficult for developers. In fact analyst house Gartner is
predicting that through
to 2018 less than 0.01% of consumer mobile apps will be
considered a financial success by their developers. Consumers are spending mere
seconds deciding on which app to download and reviews are ma...
App Marketing 101 Crush the Competition and Rule the App Store
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by Matt Palmer
When you’re wrapped up withwriting code or testing your appone last time, thinking about marketingit might be the last thing inyour mind. After all, building anapp is a big accomplishment.But it is just step one on yourpath to achieving your goals.Whether you’re building an appbusiness or just want more peopleto buy your game, there are manypowerful marketing tactics yo...
What is Ahead for BlackBerry App Developers
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Richard Harris
The recent announcement of BlackBerry laying off 40% of it's people, and selling to a private stockholder for $4.7B might have come as a shock to some people, but if you were watching it at all over the past few months, you knew this was coming. While Apple basks in high volume sales of it's new iphone, and Android continues to be embedded in more devices than you can s...