Buildbox game creation software bought by AppOnboard
Thursday, June 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppOnboard, a company which focuses on app creation software has purchased Buildbox, the low code game creation platform that just released version 3.0. Jon Zweig, the CEO of ApponBoard and Trey Smith, CEO of Buildbox, both share the same belief that No-Code is the future of development.
Jonathan Zweig is the founding CEO of AppOnboard and was previously CE...
Using any app or device to do your job is a growing trend
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The majority of global workers are going rogue with work devices, software and applications despite being aware of the potential business risks involved, according to new research released by Snow Software. The study, which polled 3,000 professionals in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific, finds stark contrasts between the mindset of today’s workers and th...
Salesforce and Tableau software become one
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Salesforce has said it will buy Tableau Software for $15.7 billion in an all-stock deal, making it the largest acquisition in the history of the company. This is more than double the $6.5 billion the San Francisco-based cloud giant paid for MuleSoft last year.
Salesforce will use the acquisition to double down on business intelligence through powerful new data...
Developers are invited to free Space App Camp
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Huge amounts of data from space are produced daily by the Earth observation (EO) program Copernicus and its Sentinel satellites. This big data from space, including information on our planet’s atmosphere, land, and water, offer countless opportunities in connection with mobile apps.
The ESA Space App Camp aims to make EO data and services accessible to a wide r...
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...
Maker of CryptoFight lands investment from gaming pioneer Calvin Ayre
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Kronoverse Corp. has secured a lead investment in its seed round from Calvin Ayre, online gaming entrepreneur, and founder of Ayre Group and CoinGeek. The investment comes on the heels of Kronoverse’s groundbreaking announcement last month that it will use the Bitcoin SV [BSV] blockchain to power CryptoFights’ game networking layer. Ayre is a key backer of B...
A world with no passwords and how FIDO2 can help make it happen
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
93.2 percent of the overall web browser market has embraced FIDO2: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
The FIDO Alliance is driven by hundreds of global tech leaders across enterprise, payments, telecom, government, and healthcare that have come together in support of the organization’s mission to reduce the world’s re...
New crypto tool announced as blockchain makes a comeback
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Pcore announced the launch of their Token Sale (PCC) as the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain markets rebound and investors prepare to re-enter the market. The Pcore discount invoicing platform is one-of-a-kind and based on Blockchain technology. The main difference between this invoicing system and others is that businesses using Pcore can accept more forms of payment and ...
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...
Unity 2019.1 gets over 300 improvements
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Fresh off the heels of a successful and exciting (as always) Game Developers Conference (GDC 2019), Unity Technologies launch Unity 2019.1. Unity 2019.1 includes almost 300 new features and improvements, including powerful, production-ready versions of the Lightweight Render Pipeline, the Burst Compiler, and the Shader Graph, which is helping creators and teams of all s...
How and why to use feature flags
Friday, April 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Some of the world’s most successful and best-known tech companies, including Netflix, Instagram and Facebook, use product experimentation and feature flagging to capture accurate data about customers and product ideas and gain intelligence on market trends.
Split CEO and co-founder Adil Aijaz says organizations that embrace feature flagging and experimentation ...
What it takes to be a blockchain developer
Monday, April 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
The role of a blockchain developer is much coveted, and named as the top emerging career in the US job market last year. In fact, software engineers with specialized knowledge of blockchain technology are able to command salaries as high as $175,000 USD. With mainstream adoption on the horizon and higher education institutions working to prepare the next generations of ...
Wage inequality in the tech industry report emerges
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hired released an in-depth data report looking at wage inequality in the tech industry. In advance of Equal Pay Day (4/2), the report looks at how race, age, industry, roles, LGBTQ+ status, and geographies all impact wage inequality. Hired also released a new micro-documentary that offers a powerful and all-too-relatable look at the gender wage gap. This is all a part o...
Edge computing solution for industrial mobile devices arrives
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
FogHorn released Lightning Mobile, an edge computing solution built specifically for industrial mobile devices.
According to GSMA Intelligence, Industrial IoT connections will overtake consumer IoT connections in 2023, increasing more than five-fold to 13.8 billion in 2025. This is driven by a number of factors, including the emergence of LTE-M, NB-IoT, and...
The most popular gaming platform, and why cloud gaming sucks
Friday, March 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Gamers spend an average of 7 hours, 7 mins each week playing (up 19% from last year), and cloud is the next frontier for video games it seems, with major tech players like Microsoft and Google teasing their cloud gaming launches at GDC 19. But getting gamers on board with these new services will require developers to create interactive games that don’t frustr...
Everything Unity said at GDC 19
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Unity Technologie's keynote at GDC 19 was filled with new technological breakthroughs and partner announcements that showcased everything that developers need to create, operate and monetize for today and tomorrow. Key partners and customers from Tencent, Activision, Glu Mobile, and NVIDIA joined Unity to set the stage for a week filled with hands-on experiences, op...
A cloud suite for decentralized and Blockchain apps has emerged
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
RTrade Technologies is proud to announce the launch of Temporal, a versatile tool for companies with large amounts of data to secure, store and track. The platform can be used as is, or customarily built to manage and deploy blockchain-based applications and non-blockchain data-storage solutions for any enterprise.
Temporal is an open-source API for distributed data ...
The 10 most in-demand job tech skills in 2019 so far
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
Indeed (job search website), analyzed job postings from the last three months to find out which tech skills are in most demand by employers right now.
Methodology: Indeed analyzed data on its job site to identify the most common tech skills by calculating the percentage of job postings that contain the skills over the last three months in the US.
The list is ranke...
Feature management trends are growing
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
As companies transition to a world built on software, there is an increasing requirement to move quickly, innovate faster, and deliver exceptional user experiences. As such, feature management is a process development teams are increasingly relying on as a best practice to separate code deployments from feature releases. This allows teams to control feature lifecycles, ...
Assessing software developers in real time for job placement
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Brittany Harris
HackerRank, a platform that helps companies evaluate technical talent based on skills, launched a new machine learning-based solution called "Test Health Dashboard", that aims to give businesses the data they need to improve their skills assessments, deliver an excellent candidate experience, and effectively hire the software developers they need.
Software flight recorder tech expands to U.S.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Every year, trillions of dollars are lost due to software failures ($1.7 trillion in 2017 alone), and large, publicly traded companies lose billions in shareholder value on the first day that a failure is made public. Gartner estimates that network downtime alone can cost up to $5,600 per minute. With increasing complexity in software development, rapid testing and prod...
New mobile ads SDK lands from Verizon Media to replace Flurry Ads
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Verizon Media launched Verizon Ads recently, a new mobile SDK that is a single and modular SDK for app developers that aims to bring together the best monetization assets of AOL and Yahoo, and can provide access to complete mobile demand across Oath Ad Platforms. The SDK integrated with the IAB Tech Lab Open Measurement SDK. It will replace the Flurry Monetization ...
New IoT Wi-Fi and BLE module operates for years on a single AA battery
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Telit announced the availability of its latest module, the WL865E4-P. The low-power Wi-Fi Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) combination module is based on the Qualcomm QCA4020 system-on-chip (SoC) and is designed for high-bandwidth applications such as health care, video, smart home, and industrial control. Featuring integrated cryptology hardware, the WL865E4-P enables IoT de...
Unity's Adaptive Performance gaming feature set for the Galaxy S10
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will have many mobile "super-powers". From extended battery life to Instagram mode pictures - they have packed enough tech inside to make any propeller spin.
But something mentioned during the announcement caught my attention relating specifically to game development, did you hear it?
Unity is soon to launch what they call, "A...
People-based attribution gets an holistic view from AppsFlyer
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
AppsFlyer says it has expanded people-based attribution on its platform to provide one holistic view of the customer journey across multiple touchpoints, connected devices, digital platforms, and media channels. They are using their giant insights data collection from 8.4 billion of the world’s connected devices to advance in people-based attribution. It will...
UK parliamentary report says Facebook should be regulated
Monday, February 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Facebook and its executives have been labeled "digital gangsters" in a UK parliamentary report that calls for the company to be regulated, after an 18-month long investigation. The 180-page document says that Facebook willfully broke data privacy and competition laws.
A summary of the UK parliamentary report finds
Compulsory Code of Ethics for te...
Kubernetes and AI are like peas and carrots
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Carmine Rimi
Kubernetes (commonly known as k8s) started out as a small cluster management project within Google in the early 00s. Today, it’s by far the leading container management tool, with 83 percent adoption, according to the latest Cloud native Computing Foundation survey. Forrester has declared, “Kubernetes has won the war for container orchestration dominance and...
Edge computing platform gets containers and VMs
Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
StackPath announced the launch of StackPath Edge Computing Containers and Virtual Machines (VMs). StackPath customers can now deploy and manage their own workloads in any StackPath edge node worldwide. This lets them put applications and services closer to their end users than ever by leveraging more geographically-diverse points of presence (PoPs) than centralized publ...
Data science and the currency of the future
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
A recent study performed by IDC and Seagate forecasted that by 2025, global data will grow to 163 zettabytes. For scale, that’s approximately 1 trillion gigabytes per zettabyte. As the amount of available data grows, businesses are clamoring for larger and larger pieces of the pie. However, when it comes to leveraging data, success doesn’t rest on the quanti...
In app mobile ad spending is taking a quarter of media budgets
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new study from PubMatic and Forrester reveals that media professionals opt for programmatic buys, via programmatic direct and open exchange, over direct buys for in-app inventory. Buyers also cite targeting capabilities and inventory quality as the top criteria for choosing programmatic in-app publishing partners.
The report was a commissioned study conducted by Fo...
Dapps compared to apps
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Dapps, or "decentralized app" development is still in the gestational stage, but one company has seen growth spurts in the number of active dapps throughout 2018. Dapp.com recently compiled their latest quarterly report providing a snapshot of what's happening in the market
Some key takeaways from their report included:
Over 900 dapps had la...
Job skills developers need to stay competitive in 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Software development is one of the fastest-growing professions as businesses across all industries transform into tech companies. With over 475,000 open computing jobs in the U.S. alone, businesses are facing steep competition for the technical talent they need. HackerRank released its annual 2019 Developer Skills Report, surveying over 71,000 software developers from m...
Women Corporate Directors heading to Silicon Valley in May
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Eight months after California passed a law mandating a minimum number of women directors for boards of public companies based in the state, WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) is holding its annual WCD Global Institute – “Harnessing the Transformative Power of Technology” – in Silicon Valley. The first time the Institute will be held on the West Coast,...
Why everyone should learn to code
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Learning how to program software isn't necessarily the easiest thing you'll ever do. In fact, it's going to be one of the hardest. Programming and code are difficult, and not just in the sense of understanding logic and syntax, but also in the way that it's a never-ending achievement because it's always evolving. Programmers never stay in one place v...
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...