Creating apps that work without the Internet
Friday, May 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
We've become a bit lazy in the United States when it comes to developing apps. It's nothing for us to stuff in a healthy dose of remote content downloads for our games, mobile ad networks for our full-screen videos, analytics so we can track user activity, and other fat-pipe code that works well in the land of gigabit connections.
But did you know that a...
Publishing mobile games with Gismart now possible
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
Gismart has added an investment program for mobile app startups to its already established publishing unit. In addition to developing and publishing its own titles, Gismart also acts as a strategic partner for aspiring indie developers. The newly launched investment program highlights Gismart’s commitment to helping independent developers bring their titles to mar...
First crypto startup in India to be a part of Y combinator expands
Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
After operating in closed beta for the past few months and enabling trading worth $500,000, Mudrex, which was part of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 batch, is expanding to a wider, global audience. The platform allows crypto traders to automate their trading strategies without writing a single line of code.
“It seems obvious that the crypto markets, which were cr...
Rollbar acquires Hungary-based Samebug
Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Rollbar, a provider of real-time error monitoring Software as a Service, announced it has acquired Hungary-based Samebug, in a strategic move that further deepens its domain expertise in grouping and allows for the integration of proprietary Samebug technology into its error monitoring solution. It also allows Rollbar to quickly grow its engineering team and have greate...
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...
SendBird raises $52M
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
SendBird announced the closing of a $52 million series B round of fundraising led by ICONIQ Capital and joined by existing investors, Shasta Ventures, August Capital, Y Combinator, and Funders Club. SendBird will use the funding to rapidly scale the company to fully address today’s $4.2 billion service addressable market for user-to-user messaging services. SendBi...
Content management systems are getting old
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
As the role and value of content increase, many companies are finding that their existing content management systems just aren’t cutting it. That’s not surprising as legacy CMSes were built for page-based desktop publishing and are simply too rigid to be adapted for today’s dynamic digital demands. Indeed, maximizing the value of content depends on mov...
Why app analytics tools can get your app removed
Friday, February 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Apple has recently started to crack down on developers that aren’t disclosing how they are capturing analytics from their users, as reported by Techcrunch and a few other sources. Analytics that includes everything from taps and swipes, to what screens users are on, length of time inside apps, and more. Some embedded SDK's developer use even record user sessio...
Hailo lands $21M so edge devices can have deep learning AI
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Israeli startup Hailo has expanded its Series A funding round to $21 million, with Chinese venture capital firm, Glory Ventures, leading the investment-round expansion and was joined by existing and other new investors. The investment will enable the company to expand its target markets into China and Hong Kong, complementing its existing markets in Europe, North Americ...
Game developer tips and insight for 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
2019 offers promising new opportunities for game developers to reach new markets. But how can developers best capture diverse users’ attention and loyalty? Webpals Mobile, a performance-driven mobile-app user acquisition company, recently conducted a study comparing advertising driving gaming app downloads in the United States and Asia. Drawing on insights from th...
Garden Guru Bluetooth sensor helps you grow homegrown food
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vermont-based AgTech startup Seedsheet has unveiled its newest product, the Garden Guru Sensor, a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that provides users with precise, real-time data to facilitate maximum plant growth and ensure everyone’s gardening experience reaps the benefits of homegrown food.
Seedsheet’s new BTE sensor ensures thriving, full-sized gardens...
The difference 5G will make to your apps
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Since 5G will allow for higher volumes of data to be processed at much faster speeds, new technologies like public edge platforms are emerging as necessary tools to help developers reduce latency and enable their software to function as desired. With this new era of computing, the ability for developers to deploy code securely, reliably, and quickly to the edge of the n...
Augmented reality app creation made simple with PlugXR
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
PlugXR, Inc., an Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality Silicon Valley startup based in San Jose, California (USA), has announced its flagship AR Authoring Platform, PlugXR Creator (Beta), the Fastest and First-of-its-kind AR App Creator for Android/iOS mobiles to develop powerful AR apps in Minutes.
"We expect to expand the XR market starting with AR...
Decentralized exchange system launched by Totle
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Totle, a startup backed by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington's crypto-fund Arrington XRP amongst others, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind solution for the fragmented decentralized trading and exchange ecosystem. The Totle Movement platform provides a solution for the lack of liquidity hampering cryptocurrency markets and DApp economies by supportin...
ArangoDB NoSQL database platform updates to 3.4
Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
ArangoDB announced the GA release of ArangoDB 3.4 - a transactional database solution which enables developers to efficiently interact with multiple data models by using just one technology and one query language. Major new enhancements in ArangoDB 3.4 include ArangoSearch, a feature which transforms ArangoDB, when combined with traversals or joins in AQL, from a data r...
Play Android games on your PC with this new Android emulator
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
It can be a frustrating thing to finally get so deeply engrossed in a game, only to have your experience marred by a small screen or a sudden drop in battery life. With just an installation, a few short steps and account creation, you’ll be able to play your favorite games on an Android emulator that will give you an even better experience than on your phone.
Retro gaming talk with Matthew Thomas of Storytellers Entertainment
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
Storytellers Entertainment, an emerging game studio, seeks to revive fantasy retro gaming with its serialized fantasy based, solo-RPG. Matthew Thomas and Bill Munns are the creative heads behind their game “Imperium Omni”.
Matthew grew up in Southern California, where he went to college at age 16 later on, and earned a degree in Computer Programming ...
New startup pairs Android developers to businesses
Friday, November 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The driving force in smartphone technology is the app – everyone loves to use them, and every business wants their own.
But the average mobile app costs up to $25,000 when developed by a reputable company. That puts the full-function app out of reach for many small businesses.
Now, a new website unites vetted Android Developers with those business owners to ...
Open source smart contracts platform Qtum is now an AWS partner
Sunday, October 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Amazon Web Services' (AWS) China division is partnering with public blockchain project Qtum.
The partnership sees the on-demand cloud computing giant working with a cryptocurrency project with a $325 million market capitalization, making it the 29th largest cryptocurrency, to develop blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) solutions for enterprises and developers.
AI driven database platform Travelsify raises 5M
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Travelsify has closed 5 million in a new funding round, led by AccorHotels, with participation from existing investors. Founded in April 2016, the startup raised more than 8 million to date and created a unique AI-driven database of more than 1 million Hotel DNA, Restaurant DNA, and Vacation Rental DNA worldwide.
Travelsify will use the capital to help hospitality gr...
Digital therapy app proven to reduce chronic back pain by 40 percent
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Boston based digital therapy startup, Kaia Health, has launched a new app that uses AI and motion tracking technology to personalize treatment programs to manage and treat chronic low back pain (LBP) which has been shown in clinical studies to reduce chronic back pain by 40% - and "could save the US economy billions each year."
Created by Kaia Health the mo...
Making apps by collaborating and sharing the profits
Monday, September 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Everyone has a project idea but most of them never go anywhere because getting all of the resources together to pull it off seems monumental. You might be a developer, but your not a designer. Or you might be a good marketer, but you have no sense of business.
For the past 12 months Crowdsourcer.io has been working on a web platform where people can collaborate on pr...
Women Who Tech announces top 10 start-up finalists
Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Women Who Tech has announced the 10 finalists for its Women Startup Challenge Europe. Hundreds of women-led startups from 35 countries competed to pitch to investors and tech leaders, including Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of Mozilla, Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Fatou Diagne, Partner and Cofounder at Bootstrap Europe, Julien Quintard, Managin...
National Coding Week is here
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
National Coding Week is upon us. That's why we thought it would be great to compile some quotes from industry experts to talk about what they think is most important about learning how to coding - a question seen through many different lenses.
“Today, software drives business. So, if an organization wants to excel, it needs to become a software-powered jugg...
Wayfair CTO on experimentation at scale
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by John Mulliken
Fans of street art will recognize the work of Shepard Fairey, the artist whose depiction of Andre the Giant made waves in 1989. His most iconic work is his portrayal of Barack Obama as “Hope,” which dominated the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign and propelled his artistic endeavors into mainstream scrutiny.
Fairey was an early believer in the power of scal...
Pair programming with two brains and one keyboard
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Programming is usually not a team sport. I like my headphones, my lights a certain way, and my space! But pair programming is the software development technique in which two programmers work in tandem at one workstation - ugg, I know. While at first blush it would seem to be more time consuming, Roger Neel, CTO and Co-Founder, Mavenlink says it’s actually a much m...
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...
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,...
GDC 2019 adds five new members to the advisory board
Monday, July 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 has announced five new additions to the Advisory Board of the upcoming conference, which will help further bolster its Programming, Business & Marketing, Design, and Production & Team Management Tracks.
The new additions to its Main Conference Advisory Board span creators & contributors to titles such as the Ratch...
Startups to compete at Fog World Congress 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Fog Tank has announced that they will showcase innovators in fog technologies and applications as they take the stage with investors at Fog World Congress on October 3. The call for entries is underway for startup companies to present to a panel of prominent venture capitalists and in front of hundreds of participants at the largest conference on fog...
Game streaming and the live streaming movement according to LiveCamp
Friday, July 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Betaworks launched their 4th accelerator program, LiveCamp, which is now accepting submissions. This year, Camp will focus on companies looking to advance the "live" participation gaming and streaming ecosystem.
Here's how it works. Betaworks will choose 5-10 companies to build into culturally significant brands, similar to what they've ...
Key takeaways from CA Technologies Built to Change Summit 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The CA Technologies’ 2nd annual Built to Change Summit(BTC) lead to the release of a whole bunch of exciting new technology and research projects pertaining to DevOps, GDPR regulations, Agile project management, and more. The overall theme of the event being to make their development platforms “frictionless” for their users, allowing them to create and...
Software engineering interview preparation
Monday, May 21, 2018 by Tigran Sloyan
Preparing for a software engineer interview can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to prepare answers on standard questions about strengths, weaknesses, and why you want a particular job, but you also have to demonstrate proficiency in specific skills - you have to prove your coding chops.This isn’t easy when you don’t know what types of problems you will be asked...
Reshape the World Challenge launches to help the self-employed
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
FreshBooks has launched the first Reshape the World Challenge. The Challenge’s goal is to discover and support innovative companies and individuals helping people who work for themselves be more successful. Entrants will compete to show how their new product or service helps the self-employed for a chance to win $30,000 USD in cash prizes and a fully-paid trip to Durham...
DeveloperWeek 2018 roundup
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Badri Rajasekar
DeveloperWeek 2018, held recently in the SF Bay Area, is part of the largest series of completely developer-focused events in the world, with conferences also held in New York and Austin. It is a testament to the fact that “software rules the world” that around 8000 developers turned up for various parts of DeveloperWeek, which included a large two-day Hackathon, a fren...