CircleCI hits 1 millionth user
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
CircleCI celebrates nine years and the addition of their 1 millionth user to the platform.
“When CircleCI started, CI/CD was a kind of niche, bleeding-edge practice. Now, we’re seeing the market accelerate like never before as companies prioritize automation and continuous delivery systems,” said Jim Rose, CircleCI CEO. “No matter what market ...
The true potential of blockchain as seen from Ethan Beard
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by Richard Harris
Ripple offers the most advanced blockchain technology for global payments that reaches a trusted, growing network of 300+ financial institutions across 40+ countries and
six continents. Ripple’s open-source developer platform for money, Xpring, allows both crypto and non-crypto developers to integrate payments into any mobile application—with a wallet, new ...
CircleCI lands $100M in Series E funding
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Richard Harris
CircleCI announced it has successfully closed $100 million in Series E funding.
The new round was led by IVP and Sapphire Ventures. IVP Partner, Cack Wilhelm, will also be joining CircleCI’s board of directors.
CircleCI has raised $215 million in total funding since its founding in 2011. With this new round, CircleCI will continue to further execute on its p...
Spotify and Bango team up
Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
Bango the mobile commerce company, and Spotify, have entered into a business partnership to increase access to the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service. By partnering with Bango, Spotify makes its streaming service available for operators all over the world to bundle with mobile and fixed subscription plans allowing millions of more ...
Get hired through Job.com and receive a reward bonus from NeoCurrency
Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
AI-powered recruitment platform, Job.com, announced a new partnership with digital rewards provider NeoCurrency and Visa.
In this initiative, new hires, who apply for and receive a new position through Job.com, will be sent a Job.com Visa Prepaid Reward Card*. These cards, generated and delivered by NeoCurrency, will empower each new hire with a 5% reward after 90 da...
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...
Mobile app ad spending predicted to hit $64B by 2020
Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
The app advertising market is poised to grow at a rapid pace over the coming years, surging 136% from $27.1 billion in 2017 to $64.1 billion in 2020, according to a new market research study by AppsFlyer, the leading mobile attribution company.
The new report projects that mobile app marketing spend will grow at an average year-over-year rate of 34%. Growth is foreca...
The subscription based app model is working and here's proof
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Liftoff released its annual Mobile App Engagement Index, describing trends in consumer app engagement and ways mobile marketers can adapt to thrive in the changing landscape. Specifically, the report reveals that mobile users are head over heels for the subscription model, with considerable momentum gained from last year. Additionally, the Index highlights a shift in ge...
Golden rules for an agile reporting structure
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Dave West
For the majority of organizations adopting Scrum, they are moving from a traditional team-based model to a Scrum-based approach. Traditional team models vary for every organization, but normally have the following elements:
A project manager responsible for ensuring the project delivers
A line manager who individuals in the team report to. That person d...
Using GraphQL for building internal apps quickly
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by Tanmai Gopal
The transition from IT’s role in organizations, from a mere horizontal function to one of a strategic advantage, is playing out the world over. However, most change management techniques behind these efforts tend to disproportionately focus on end-user facing software - often at the cost of intra-organization or internal applications (apps).
Internal apps prope...
Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition comes with Ubuntu preinstalled
Friday, August 3, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop is now available in the US on their website with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) pre-installed, with European availability expected in early August. The launch signals the first availability of Ubuntu’s latest LTS on a major OEM’s hardware since its release in April. Canonical and Dell have worked together to cer...
EasyPark and Fortumo launch carrier billing for mobile parking
Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
EasyPark Group and mobile technology company Fortumo announced the launch of a direct carrier billing partnership. Drivers in Finland, Norway and Sweden can now conveniently charge their parking to their mobile phone bill through Fortumo.For consumers, paying with carrier billing for parking is very simple. After parking their car, they send a text message to EasyPark w...
Music in apps: A chat with the CEO of feed.fm
Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
Music licensing is a pain. We know it's there for a very good reason, but let's be honest... It can be a serious barrier to the perfect experience that app developers hope to convey. Finding the right music can be a big part of that, but nobody wants to settle for the generic royalty free music.That's why we talked to Jeff Yasuda, CEO and Founder of feed.fm, to learn ab...
Index San Francisco is now accepting speaker submissions!
Monday, November 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
Speaker submissions are now being accepted for Index - San Francisco, an event taking place February 20-22 at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Index will bring together the best leaders, builders, and innovators in development for three days of inspiring talks, hands-on learning sessions and networking opportunities. Sessions will cover technology topics rangin...
Viaplay launches direct carrier billing with Fortumo
Friday, August 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
The video streaming service Viaplay and the mobile payments company Fortumo announced the launch of a direct carrier billing partnership. Users can now purchase access to both Viaplay and Viaplay Sport by charging the payment to their mobile phone bill or deducting it from their prepaid SIM card balance. The first market where the payment method has been rolled out is E...
RapidAPI acquired the Mashape Marketplace
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Richard Harris
RapidAPI announced that it has acquired the Mashape Marketplace, giving developers access to a massive new inventory of APIs, becoming the world’s largest API marketplace.The API economy is growing rapidly - expected to be a $2.2 trillion market by 2018, according to Ovum Research. APIs are playing a vital role in the development and operations of modern apps, with anyt...
Big Nerd Ranch developers to talk at Georgia World Congress Center
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Richard Harris
Big Nerd Ranch, an immersive application development bootcamp and app development learning service announced today that four of their training staff will be featured speakers at DevNexus, The Professional Developer Conference, being held February 22 and 23, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia."We are very pleased that Big Nerd Ranch is well re...
Big Nerd Ranch doubled their profits last year
Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Richard Harris
According the App Annie Forecast Report, the global mobile app store downloads will reach 288.4 billion in 2020, up from 149.3 billion in 2016. That's almost double the amount of downloads in just 4 years! Information like this makes wanna-be mobile developers jump out of their seats to ask one question, "How can I do THAT?"Although some do go on to do the traditional c...
How Agile scrum development methodologies work in the Federal space
Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Agile scrum development methodology has become a hot topic in recent news. More and more companies seem to be adopting this approach because they find that it saves the client time and money. Mobomo, a D.C. based tech company, works with many clients in the Federal space. They were able to give App Developer Magazine more insight into Agile Scrum Methodology and the imp...
New study finds consumers prefer optingin to mobile ads
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Richard Harris
Nielsen Media Labs study commissioned by Jun Group finds opt-in mobile advertising preferred nearly 2-1 over other formats; Nielsen Digital Brand Effect study shows opt-in mobile advertising delivers a significant lift in brand awareness and purchase intent.Findings from a new Nielsen Media Labs study commissioned by Jun Group found that consumers prefer opt-in mobile a...
Privacy will be the name of the game in 2017
Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Richard Harris
Editors note: 2017 predictions by Alan Duric, Co-Founder and CTO at Wire
2016 has seen a huge rise in machine learning and connected devices from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant; to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The world has become truly connected but not without the growing pains that any emerging industry is bound to face.
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...
Newzoo offers insight into the app market with new survey report
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by Richard Harris
Global market intelligence firm Newzoo has announced the release of its first Global Mobile Market Report, a unique publication on the global mobile ecosystem, including global app revenues and forecasts, device brand market share, smartphone penetration, and consumer profiling.
According to the report, global app revenues will reach $44.8 billion in 2016...
VMWare, Pinterest, Intel and Others Commit to Make Hiring Practices More Inclusive
Saturday, June 25, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
As part of the Silicon Valleys Global Entrepreneurship Summit, 30 companies have committed to including more inclusive technology hiring practices as part of the Tech-Inclusion initiative. The companies are pledging to taking the following actions:- Implement and publish company-specific goals to recruit, retain, and advance diversetechnology ta...
Reaping the Benefits of Agile Four Reasons You Need a Modern Requirements Tool
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by Ruth Zive
The technology to support Agile requirements has evolved substantially over the last few years. However, many organizations are unaware of the powerful capabilities best-of-breed Agile requirements tools provide, including visualization, collaboration, management analytics and reuse. Today’s best-of-breed requirements tools also integrate with the tools business and dev...
Your App is Your Greatest Brand Ambassador
Saturday, March 19, 2016 by Christopher P. Willis
As the mobile experience rapidly evolves, brands are folding apps into broader digital strategies including the web, in-car experiences, TVs and wearables. Companies that want to compete in this new "digital experience" paradigm are creating omni-channel strategies that manage customer expectations and create user experiences that reflect their brand. Mistakes at a...
The Top Revenue Earning App Publishers for 2015
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by Richard Harris
App Annie has identified the top companies as defined by the revenue when considering combined iOS and Google Play income from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The “App Annie 52” is an annual report that reveals app rankings based on revenue earned from paid downloads and in-app purchases from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store and does not include revenu...
Leveraging ContextDriven Mobile Advertising to Drive User Engagement
Monday, February 8, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
URX recently launched its AppView Carousel solution, which dynamically extracts information from the page a mobile user is engaging with and provides those users with relevant, product-level content and a direct path to product purchase via deep linking. We visited with Mike Fyall, Head of Product at URX, to discuss how the platform works. ADM: What are the biggest...
Faster Music App Development with New Musikki API Launch
Saturday, February 28, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Online music platform Musikki has announced the launch of its Music API which will give app developers access to Musikki’s expanding catalogue of music data. The company’s goal with the API is to provide a music platform can be integrated into apps to provide new ways to discover music and learn more about artists and labels.CEO and co-founder of Musikki, Joao Afonso, d...
AMASE Analogy: This Is What a Profitable App Looks like
Monday, January 19, 2015 by Josh Cline
Mobile-app development, marketing, and monetization are all extremely difficult to do well – it’s why very few mobile apps end up being successful.In this article from The Cline Group (I’m the President and CEO), my goal is to provide end-to-end insights into the mobile-user lifecycle. Let’s start by defining a successful mobile app as one that has achieved sustained pr...
Apps World Introduces a New Event in Berlin for 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Richard Harris
Apps World is continuing to expand its mobile event brand as it heads to Berlin for 2015 Apps World Germany, bringing together over 150 exhibitors and an expected 6,000 attendees from across the app ecosystem in Europe and beyond. The event offer exhibits and content for developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform o...
Phunware Continues Growth with the Acquisition of the Odyssey Mobile Interaction Advertising Platform
Friday, December 19, 2014 by Richard Harris
Austin, Texas based Phunware has announced that it has acquired London and Singapore based Odyssey Mobile Interaction. The acquisition brings together Phunware’s Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), a fully integrated customer engagement platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime anywhere users worldwide with Odyssey Mobile’s app monetization ...
10 App Favorites for a Sane Thanksgiving
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Dale Carr
With Thanksgiving around the corner, we naturally got to thinking about spending time with friends and family this season. Rather than a bucolic postcard scene of gathered loved ones telling stories by the fireplace, our staff imagined a more modern and realistic version which includes quite a few of us checking our devices and enjoying some quality time with our ...
Spotify Releases New Web API for Web Apps
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by Richard Harris
Spotify has released anew Web API based on industry-standard REST principles that allows apps to query the Spotify catalogue and users’ playlists through standard HTTP requests. This Web API lets developers include album art, 30 second track previews, top tracks per artist per country, album genres, and much more, within web apps.By using standard OAuth 2.0 me...
Amazon Unleashes the Fire Phone and Shakes the Mobile Industry To a New Level (with specs)
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
Amazon has announced the Fire Phone, an exclusive Android based device (ships with Fire OS 3.5), supplied directly from the online shopping giant. The Fire Phone comes with an enormous amount of breakthrough technologies that when put beside Apple's, Samsung's, HTC's, and other manufactures leading devices, kind of leave you wondering what they have been up to all this ...