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WordPress-plugin-vulnerabilities-are-a-hackers-playground

WordPress plugin vulnerabilities are a hackers playground


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by

What do TechCrunch, BBC America, PlayStation and MTV News all have in common? Each of their websites is powered by WordPress. Over 74.6 million, or roughly 30 percent, of the world’s websites, depend on WordPress to power their online platforms. Every second there are over six new WordPress.com posts and over 47,000 plugins, with the number growing daily. Wh...


Why-app-analytics-tools-can-get-your-app-removed

Why app analytics tools can get your app removed


Friday, February 8, 2019 by

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...


How-the-US-Government-shutdown-could-effect-your-app

How the US Government shutdown could effect your app


Friday, January 11, 2019 by

The impacts of the US Government being offline are obvious to the daily operations of the National parks, security agencies, and other federally funded offices. But it doesn't stop there. Techcrunch recently reported how this shutdown (close to the longest running in history), is affecting IPO ready companies, and Karen Hao, a reporter for MIT Technology Review rece...


Decentralized-exchange-system-launched-by-Totle

Decentralized exchange system launched by Totle


Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by

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...


StackCommerce-celebrates-$100M-in-payouts-to-creators

StackCommerce celebrates $100M in payouts to creators


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by

StackCommerce announced that it reached a financial milestone of $100 million in total payouts to its creator network comprised of publishers and brands. Founded in 2011, StackCommerce got its start by connecting niche, tech-focused content sites and their readers with highly relevant tech products through commerce content. The company expanded into the men’s l...


Smart-Transit-SDK-has-launched-from-HERE-Mobility

Smart Transit SDK has launched from HERE Mobility


Friday, September 7, 2018 by

HERE Mobility announced the launch of their Mobility Software Development Kit (SDK) using intelligent matching algorithms and big data to provide developers with smart mobility capabilities to enrich their apps and increase user engagement. The HERE Mobility SDK enables native integration with the HERE Mobility Marketplace, a global one-stop-shop for aggregating mobi...


Free-mobile-maps-and-traffic-tiles-for-developers-from-new-TomTom-SDK

Free mobile maps and traffic tiles for developers from new TomTom SDK


Thursday, September 6, 2018 by

When Google Maps increased the prices developers have to pay for the privlage of using them, many a developer went scurrying to find alternatives because even though there is a bit of "credit" they apply to your account, charges climb very quickly. But at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, TomTom has announced that it will offer free maps and traffic tiles on its ...


SnapCash-goes-away-after-excessive-feature-misuse

SnapCash goes away after excessive feature misuse


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by

Snap’s money transferring functionality, named SnapCash, has been marked for removal from the popular app due to misuse of the feature by users. Many alleging that this announcement is due to the sale of sexually explicit photographs and using the SnapCash feature as the method of payment. Whenever the SnapCash features launched in 2014 in a partnership effort ...


MongoDB-files-for-their-IPO

MongoDB files for their IPO


Monday, October 2, 2017 by

MongoDB, an Open Source distributed database provider, has recently filed for their IPO just one month after their Q2 2017 earnings report came in reportedly totaling in the range of $68 million year-to-date. Well on track of overcoming their previous earnings of a little over $101 million (a rise of 55% from the previous year) in the 2016 business year. Additionally, M...


What-the-iPhone-X-and-iOS-11-mean-to-app-developers

What the iPhone X and iOS 11 mean to app developers


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by

The excitement of Apple launch day always reminds me of the Willy Wonka “opening of the gates”, you know - where the public gets a peek inside Apple's secret factory for a brief moment. But this year the Apple event feels a bit different. Maybe it’s the recent leaks, maybe it’s because we all know Apple is facing a ceiling of innovation they have to punch through - and ...


PacketZoom-ranks-news-and-media-apps-for-their-speed

PacketZoom ranks news and media apps for their speed


Tuesday, July 4, 2017 by

Studies have shown that a majority of consumers expect app content to download in 4 seconds or less. But PacketZoom’s new data shows that most of the major news apps take much longer than 4 seconds to download the app’s homescreen. Only BBC News and Top Buzz came in under 4 seconds, while NYT, USA Today, WSJ, TechCrunch and others were much slower. That’s a huge failing...


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TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Applications Open Through 2/29


Saturday, February 27, 2016 by

Startup Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premiere startup launch competition, and the next one is at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, May 9-11th. The companies selected to compete will pitch on-stage in front of some of the biggest names in tech. Applications are open through 2/29.Last year, our judges included partners from Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Founder Collective and SV An...


Insight-Into-What-the-Facebook-Announcement-About-Shutting-Down-Parse-Really-Means

Insight Into What the Facebook Announcement About Shutting Down Parse Really Means


Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by

Matthew Baier, COO of Built.io, reached out to us to discuss his thoughts into the recent announcement by Facebook that they are shutting down the Parse development platform. Matthew has 15 years of experience launching and growing a wide range of successful products at Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Salesforce. He co-founded KurbKarma, a TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Startup B...


Apps-that-Stick:-A-29-Step-Plan-for-a-Killer-Launch

Apps that Stick: A 29 Step Plan for a Killer Launch


Thursday, June 18, 2015 by

Hey while you’re chugging that beer Friday back you may want to think about this head-spinning number: To date App Store developers have earned a cumulative $25 billion from the sale of apps and games.That a big pie, do you have what it takes to get your proper slice?Also, there’s a science to coding an app and there is definitely a science to marketing apps. Finding yo...


Next-TechCrunch-Disrupt-Startup-Battlefield-Slated-for-May-5-7-in-NYC

Next TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield Slated for May 5 7 in NYC


Thursday, February 26, 2015 by

Startup Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premiere startup launch competition and the next one will be held at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, May 5-7. The companies selected to compete will pitch on-stage in front of some of the biggest names in tech and compete for a $50,000 prize.Last year, judges included partners from Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Founder Collective and SV Angel. Co...


Lessons-From-the-Consumer-App-Gold-Rush:-How-Enterprise-Mobile-App-Developers-Can-Succeed

Lessons From the Consumer App Gold Rush: How Enterprise Mobile App Developers Can Succeed


Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by

Developers continue flocking to mobile applications, and for good reason; according to investment bank Digi-Capital, mobile app revenues could reach $70 billion by 2017. On the other hand, most of these developers are struggling and need to accept that the consumer app Gold Rush is over. Some apps continue to defy reason and explode seemingly overnight (think&...


App-Stores-And-App-Distribution-Drive-The-$700B-Mobile-Internet

App Stores And App Distribution Drive The $700B Mobile Internet


Saturday, December 13, 2014 by

Mobile internet revenue are expected to more than triple to $700 billion by 2017 and app stores and app distribution are one of the main drivers to this area. Digi-Capital released results that over $19 billion has been invested in the last 12 months. There are currently 32 billion-dollar mobile Internet companies to date.Consumer apps were indicated to d...


Why-You-Should-Get-Your-App-Endorsed-By-a-Mommy-Blogger

Why You Should Get Your App Endorsed By a Mommy Blogger


Thursday, June 19, 2014 by

You may not realize it, but - on average - you encounter product endorsements a couple times each day. Watching TV, walking by into your local mall, launching the Facebook app on your smartphone - these are all places where consumers intersect with product endorsements. The concept behind product endorsements is an age old one: Using the celebrity of an individual to...


Best-Practices-for-Developers-and-Publishers-for-Pitching-Your-App-to-the-Media

Best Practices for Developers and Publishers for Pitching Your App to the Media


Monday, May 19, 2014 by

When it comes to putting together a marketing plan for a mobile app promotion, a public relations component is always part of the mix. (Or at least it should be!) The most prominent part of public relations is media pitching: An effort to get your mobile app reviewed on relevant blogs and app review sites. Experience shows us that media relations is one of the most misu...


May-2014-Issue-of-ADM-is-Here!

May 2014 Issue of ADM is Here!


Friday, May 2, 2014 by

Okay first a little gloating, I'm proud to announce the 12 issue of App Developer Magazine, May 2014! The issue is over 80 pages and contains some excellent resources including everything from using Facebook to help promote your app, to knowing where to invest in the mobile industry, it's all right here!Here is the complete lineup:FEATURESGuide: Using Facebook To G...


AOL-to-Offer-Native-Mobile-Ad-Units-for-Techcrunch,-Huffington-Post-and-Other-AOL-Digital-Properties

AOL to Offer Native Mobile Ad Units for Techcrunch, Huffington Post and Other AOL Digital Properties


Sunday, April 27, 2014 by

AOL has announced a new native ad unit that will allow marketers to run advertising across mobile sites and apps.The new native unit currently reaches 86 million users per month, via AOL owned-and-operated mobile properties and apps including TechCrunch, Huffington Post, DailyFinance, Engadget, AOL Mail and Autoblog as well as through third-party publishing partner...


Guide:-Using-Facebook-To-Get-App-Installs

Guide: Using Facebook To Get App Installs


Friday, April 4, 2014 by

Writing a marketing plan is a crucial step in app development. There are several types of advertising/influence making that go into a good marketing mix - media buying, a strong press release, traffic generation, media coverage and social media exposure. Facebook has become the platform that allows a single solution, combining social media marketing and tr...


Techcrunch-Website-down-for-Redesign

Techcrunch Website down for Redesign


Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by

Ok, we sneak a peak at Techcrunch every once in a while to see what the competition is up to. Just a few minutes ago, we went to the site and bam! Its being redesigned! So you heard it hear first!...


Android more trouble than it's worth


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

Google is still the champ in the smartphone world. A recent report by Gartner shows Android market share at over 72%. But what good does it do to put your product into a market like that if you can't monetize it right?Users don't buy on Android as muchFirst of all, a little bit of data: until the end of 2011, 200m Android handsets had been activated. By June of this yea...


Discover-your-apps-with-Searchman

Discover your apps with Searchman


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by

The 500 Startups-backed app analytics firm SearchMan is debuting a new tool for mobile developers looking to quickly get a sense of how discoverable their application is inside App Store Search. This metric is more important than ever, following the changes to the iOS 6 App Store in September which have impacted developer rankings by removing or...


Everything.me,-can-it-really-bridge-HTML5-and-Native-apps

Everything.me, can it really bridge HTML5 and Native apps


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by

Native apps are stealing the show when it comes to usage and functionality on mobile devices these days, but a lot of companies continue to hold out hope that more open HTML5-based mobile web services will ultimately win the day. In the meantime, those who can straddle the two worlds beautifully and effectively may end up the winners.One example comes in the form of Eve...


Ad-networks-want-mobile-game-developers-traffic

Ad networks want mobile game developers traffic


Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by

Executives from Tapjoy, ChartBoost and others discuss their different and sometimes controversial approaches to app monetizationIf this hasn't happened to you yet, it will soon: you're playing a mobile game and you see an in-app ad for another game inside it. Normally you might ignore such things, but this one is offering a reward--free virtual currency, perhaps--for th...