GPS tracker app celebrates 10 years in the app store with a new update
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
When it comes to the world of GPS tracking, the Chirp GPS app stands out for its user-friendliness. It has ranked highly in the app store since 2011, and has consistently consistently set the bar higher for GPS tracking apps. They've just rolled out a new update that simplifies the process of tracking friends, belongings, and shared adventures even further.
WW2 mobile game Warpath reaches 30 million downloads
Friday, August 18, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Lilith Games announced that Warpath, the free-to-play competitive RTS game available on PC, iOS, and Android devices, reached 30 million cumulative global downloads, further solidifying its reputation as one of the best military strategy games recognized by military game enthusiasts. Warpath is an epic military strategy simulator that tests players’ courage a...
App Builder new controls in Blazor and more launch in Ultimate 23.1
Friday, July 21, 2023 by Richard Harris
Infragistics announced the launch of Infragistics Ultimate 23.1. This latest iteration of Infragistics Ultimate, the company's flagship UX and UI product, introduces significant enhancements in three key areas: App Builder, next-generation visualization experiences, and new controls in Blazor and Web Components. With Ultimate 23.1, developers can expedite project de...
Apple WWDC23 rumors
Thursday, June 1, 2023 by Richard Harris
As the highly anticipated Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC23) approaches, Apple developers, enthusiasts, and tech aficionados are buzzing with excitement and sharing rumors. The event is just around the corner and we have gathered the top rumors that are fueling the anticipation for yet another groundbreaking Apple event.
Top rumors for WWDC...
BadInternetBills site launches to oppose bills in Congress
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Fight for the Future has recently announced the launch of badinternetbills.com, in response to a slew of bills targeting free expression and end-to-end encryption. It is a home base for people to take action against the numerous misguided bills making their way through Congress, all congregated on one easy-to-use site.
According to Fight for the Future, "De...
Most time demanding video games revealed
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
New research has shown the top games that take the longest to complete, with many taking hundreds if not thousands of hours.
The study by Cribbage Online analyzed a database of completion times of over 60,000 games across PC and all consoles in order to determine which took the longest to gather all achievements, unlocks, secrets, and collectibles resulting in 100% c...
The Baby in Yellow Black Cat update is out now
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Scottish indie developer Team Terrible has today announced The Black Cat, the major content update for their highly popular game The Baby in Yellow, which is now available on iOS, and Android and debuting on Steam via Early Access!
"The Black Cat Update represents an incredible wealth of new playable content, including three new chapters, an abundance of pu...
Software delivery trends to watch for according to OpsMX
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 by Gopinath Rebala
As businesses around the globe face ongoing economic uncertainty, most are focused on rapidly adapting to changing conditions and customer requirements. This means they must rapidly update the features and functionality of a variety of homegrown and customized software solutions used by employees and customers to power the business.
Trends to watch in software delive...
Code editor and AI features coming to GameMaker engine
Thursday, May 11, 2023 by Richard Harris
GameMaker, the multimillion downloaded 2D game development engine, has revealed which new features and enhancements will be coming to the platform this year, in its annual update announcement.
GameMaker’s new features roadmap is shaped almost entirely by requests and feedback from its highly engaged community, with a new code editor, enhanced modding capabiliti...
iOS 17 to allow sideloading apps on iPhone
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, iOS 17 will reportedly open up the iPhone to sideloading.
"Apple Inc. is preparing to allow alternative app stores on its iPhones and iPads, part of a sweeping overhaul aimed at complying with strict European Union requirements coming in 2024.
Software engineering and services employees are engaged in a major push to o...
Dogecoin searches skyrocket after Twitter logo change
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 by Richard Harris
Analysis of Google search data reveals that searches for 'Dogecoin' have surged 1,182 percent in the US over the last seven days after Elon Musk changed Twitter's bird logo to Dogecoin's Shiba Inu on Monday, 3rd April.
The analysis, by online casino guide 6Takarakuji, reveals that US-based searches for 'Dogecoin' exploded by 1,182 percent abov...
TrueNAS R30 launches from iXsystems
Friday, December 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
iXsystems, the company behind TrueNAS, has announced the RELEASE of TrueNAS SCALE 22.12 "Bluefin", the second major version of TrueNAS SCALE and the industry’s most powerful open source hyper-converged storage OS. Developed in true open source fashion alongside the hundreds of thousands of members in the TrueNAS Community, this storage software release f...
Using app gamification to get more people outdoors
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
Chimani is proud to roll out its most significant update to its popular gamification app for exploring our country’s vast number of parks and public lands! The new version has been rebuilt from the ground up with a completely redesigned user interface. It also features expanded content with the inclusion of state parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges....
Speed up your Java development with kits from Vaadin
Monday, October 24, 2022 by Richard Harris
Vaadin announced the release of four Acceleration Kits designed to make it faster and easier to build and modernize Java applications for enterprise use. These new Acceleration Kits speed the integration of custom applications built with Vaadin Flow into enterprise authentication, observability, and Kubernetes environments. Vaadin Flow is a unique framework that le...
Cardano gets largest upgrade in 5 years
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
The research and software development company behind Cardano, Input Output Global (IOG), has confirmed that it had last night, along with the Cardano Foundation technical team, successfully applied the much-anticipated ‘Vasil’ upgrade to the Cardano mainnet. The upgrade is set to bring increased network capacity, richer applications, and faster transactions ...
How eSIM iPhone 14 could be a disaster for unprepared carriers
Monday, September 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
The news that Apple has launched an eSIM-only iPhone 14 model in the US is an eSIM turning point in the mobile carrier industry, essentially signaling the start of a new era of digital connectivity competition, says GlobalData.
According to the leading data and analytics company, the consequences are many and varied, as the eSIM-only smartphone model represents myria...
Your digital commerce strategy
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Boris Lokschin
Events of recent years have catapulted the demand for digital transformation, and digital commerce was no exception. E-commerce sales grew 50% over the pandemic, reaching a whopping $870B. With digital commerce booming in all sectors, and demand for excellent digital experiences growing with it, developers’ workloads are bigger than ever. As a result, 83% say...
HotPlay in game advertising updates from NextPlay
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
NextPlay Technologies, Inc., a digital native ecosystem for finance, digital advertisers, and video gamers, updates shareholders on continuing progress made by its HotPlay in-game advertising group and game studio towards commercial launch.
Progress includes the expected commercial release of HotPlay 2.0 in calendar 2022, which, when released, will off...
VMware Tanzu portfolio updates
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
VMware has announced multiple Tanzu portfolio updates to enhance the developer experience with the general availability of Tanzu Application Platform version 1.2 and Tanzu Mission Control Cluster Configuration. With these two updates, VMware is delivering solutions to help developers succeed without hampering innovation and agility.
VMware Tanzu portfolio updates
Building mentally fit workforces with Pulse
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
New Gallup findings from their latest annual global update determined, among other ominous results, that stress, sadness, and worry have all inched higher worldwide pushing Gallup's Negative Experience Index to yet another new high. Our career lives are certainly suffering in kind.
New ‘Pulse’ app helps build a more menta...
Google Maps API updates include styling boundaries
Friday, July 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
Displaying data through maps enables you to communicate key information to your users in a more visually engaging and intuitive way. One way to do this is by utilizing polygons to highlight regions and data. Many of you have told us that purchasing, updating, and maintaining your own boundary data to style polygons and create choropleth maps is expensive and takes a lot...
Apple WWDC 2022 announcements
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
"The release of iOS 16 promises the ability to customize the phone’s lock screen to an incredible degree, allowing users to change every aspect of the look of their screen. The new Live Activities feature also helps to avoid being bombarded with notifications.
Letting users have different lock screens for different purposes like work or personal is an inte...
JSON form widget lands from Appsmith
Monday, May 2, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Appsmith announced the availability of its JSON Form Widget which saves developers huge amounts of time and makes it easier than ever to generate dynamic and static forms from data sets.
For example, developers can create dynamic sign-up forms, making it possible to have both the 'sign-in' and 'sign-up' forms on the same page. Conditional sw...
Automation software platform acquired by Perforce Software
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Perforce Software announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Puppet, an infrastructure automation software platform that enables users to deliver, update, monitor, and secure software across physical and virtual machines. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
By increasing productivity, eliminating mistakes, enhancing security...
CI CD solution from CircleCI and ionir
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by Richard Harris
ionir announced it has become a technology partner with CircleCI to offer customers a streamlined CI/CD solution. This effort aligns with ionir’s initiative to meet market needs and accommodate customers’ DevOps needs with cloud-native CI/CD solutions that are scalable and easy to use.
CircleCI manages, automates, and ensures that the DevOps lif...
App price and tax changes from Apple
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Richard Harris
Apple has announced new price and tax changes for purchases and apps.
According to Apple, "When taxes or foreign exchange rates change, we sometimes need to update prices on the App Store in certain regions and/or adjust your proceeds."
In-App Purchase and App price and tax and changes
"In the next few days, prices of apps and in-app purchases (e...
Software industry competition predictions
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
Daniel Herndon, Director of Cloud Services, and Linda Ding, Senior Director of Vertical Marketing Strategy from Laserfiche discuss their 2022 predictions about organizations adopting the cloud and low-code/no-code approaches, how businesses will build business resilience, why more organizations will commit to a digital-first approach, and much m...
Building Better SDKs
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Nathan Darst
Nathan Darst is the Director of SDK Engineering for Kochava, a real-time data solutions company offering the leading omnichannel measurement and attribution solutions for data-driven marketers. Darst talks about building better SDKs, integrating them, using an SDK in code, what good APIs look like, and a ton more.
You've written some amazing code; so amazing...
OutSystems launches Project Neo platform
Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
OutSystems has unveiled an application platform that enables development teams to build state-of-the-art cloud applications. Today, more than 14 million people use apps created on the OutSystems platform. Customers rely on OutSystems to build everything from mobile apps and consumer websites to workgroup apps and extensions of other core systems like Microsoft, SAP...
Apple submissions will be accepted during the holidays
Thursday, November 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
This Holiday Season Apple plans to accept submissions to the App Store, but you might want to submit them early due to longer processing times. Get prepared for the busiest season for the App Store by updating your apps and getting your submissions in before the high volume starts.
Apple submissions will be accepted during the holidays
According to Apple, &q...
Who will own the Metaverse and why
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
The Augmented World Expo moves back to in-person and VRdirect is looking forward to connecting with many of the movers and shakers of the VR/AR industry this week.
For those there, or even those of you who aren’t, here’s why VRdirect should be on your radar screen.
Who will own the Metaverse and why
1) Facebook’s Meta, Microsoft, and Apple. Th...
Fedora Linux 35 lands from The Fedora Project
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
The Fedora Project, a community-driven open source collaboration sponsored by Red Hat, Inc., has announced the general availability of Fedora Linux 35, the latest version of the fully open source Fedora operating system. The new features and enhancements in Fedora 35 are aimed at improving the overall experience for all levels of users, from beginner to advanced.
iOS 15 benchmark updates from AppsFlyer
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer is back with an updated data set for iOS14+ Benchmarks.
iOS 15 adoption hits 30% after 5 weeks since the release
The share of users who have upgraded their operating systems to version 15 has only reached 30% as Apple has yet to push this update among its users. Adoption is slower than usual, iOS 14 reached 40% in the same time frame.
iOS Shopping app...
HackOnLisk2 hackathon from Lisk
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Richard Harris
Offshore software developers risks and advantages
Thursday, October 28, 2021 by Vivien F. Peaden
The onset of COVID-19 has hastened CEOs’ prioritization of digital transformation to future-proof their organizations. This paradigm change is driving the IT outsourcing spend to improve operational agility, integrate new technologies, and achieve cost-savings and faster time-to-market.
Risks and advantages of using offshore software developers
The pandemic ...