NFT racing game launches
Thursday, January 27, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Supremacy Games has announced the Apex Kings NFT Racing game and released an action-packed trailer video.
Helsinki-based developer and publisher of mobile games and crypto games believe players will find true value in owning real brand cars in their forthcoming play and earn the game. The company has already secured the interest of numerous global car manufacturers a...
Virtual world predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Paul Dix is the creator of InfluxDB. He has helped build software for startups, large companies, and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley’s Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2010 Paul wrote the book Service-Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails for Addison ...
Connecting with people through remote contextual research
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Joy Wong Daniels
In product research and design circles, a contextual inquiry is a fancy term for doing research in a user’s natural environment while they go about their typical activities. It’s an essential research methodology product designers and user experience designers rely on, a type of field study that involves in-depth interviews and observations with a small samp...
Compliance as code adoption in 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Prashanth Nanjundappa is VP of Product Management at Progress. He has spent his entire career of over 20 years in the tech world, managing cross-functional high-performance teams, focused on building and launching enterprise and consumer products globally.
In the first 12 years of his career, Prashanth worked as a developer, technical lead, and architect for mobile, ...
Videogame platform catches up to YouTube Gaming
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Facebook Gaming had a dominant Q3 in 2021 which saw the video-game streaming segment of the social media giants accomplish several milestones. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, Facebook Gaming overtook Youtube Gaming in hours watched for the first time after recording an estimated 1.3B hours watched in Q3 2021.
Videogame platform catches up to Twitch...
Mobile games that generated over $1B in 2021
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Mobile games are some of the biggest money churners in the video gaming market, and the latest report from SafeBettingSites confirms the same. According to the report, eight different mobile games have generated more than a Billion dollars from App Store and Google Play in 2021. The top two games in the list have even crossed the 2 Billion dollar mark in globa...
Apple gaming studio predictions for 2022
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Justin Welter
If Apple were a person, it would seem they are (still) living on top of the world. Still flush with cash, flexing those privacy muscles with the final rollout of iOS 14.5 and then benching more with iOS 15, and up 29% year over year. But like a senior year quarterback with three championships already to their name, expectations are high and when they’re not m...
Mobile gaming report from Tapjoy
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
New market research from MobileVoice by Tapjoy shows that despite not having access to the internet until their 20s or 30s, Generation X is just as active on mobile as the younger generations. Nearly 60% replace their smartphones every 2-3 years to stay up to date with the latest technology, and 66% actually spent more time on mobile devices in the last year. Mobil...
Walkie talkie app creator Picslo Corp lands $3.25M in funding
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Picslo Corp. has announced a funding round of $3.25 million led by Heroic Ventures and followed by additional investments from TI Platform Ventures, LDV Partners, Partech, Diaspora Ventures, Breega, and Kima Ventures. Leader of one of the world’s fastest-growing audio communities, Picslo is the developer of Walkie-talkie, a popular audio-based social media app aim...
Most searched NFTs of 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Everything went digital last year, including art. Throughout 2021 interest in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) increased dramatically, with many celebrities and artists releasing their own series of virtual work.
The influx of interest has caused the cost of NFTs to skyrocket and this year the most expensive of all time were sold, demonstrating serious investor appetite. O...
App economy insights from Adjust
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Richard Harris
Mobile marketing analytics platform Adjust has announced the results of a global interactive Partner Benchmarks report that shows the app economy is expanding worldwide, even as growth drivers vary by geography. The global study analyzed over 270 advertising networks with 6 billion paid installs from more than 5,000 apps, across nearly 250 countries and 12 verticals.
Neural decision processor launches from Syntiant
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Syntiant Corp has introduced the Syntiant NDP200 Neural Decision Processor (NDP), the company's first chip designed for vision processing that can provide highly accurate inference at under 1mW.
NDP200 neural decision processor from Syntiant
Packaged with the Syntiant Core 2, the NDP200 can ...
Tappx acquires PlayOn Content to monetize video content
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tappx announced it has acquired PlayOn Content, a fast-growth video generation, and monetization platform. The acquisition will create a platform for global publishers which can generate, display and contextually monetize video content.
PlayOn Content supports media publishers to maintain video inventory using its proprietary video players. It currently operates...
Extension marketplace for Agora lands
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Agora, Inc., a platform for real-time engagement APIs, has announced its Extensions Marketplace at RTE2021, the company’s flagship conference and the world’s largest event exploring real-time engagement (RTE) technologies. The new marketplace features extensions from audio technology company Bose and a real-time content moderation solution from Hive.
How to earn crypto and NFTs for playing your favorite games
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Gamers have always dreamed of earning real money by playing their favorite video games. That dream is increasingly becoming a reality with the rise of NFT play-to-earn gaming gaining significance within popular culture, even quickly conforming full-time jobs among many younger demographics who are incentivized with crypto rewards. According to Blockchain Game Report, th...
Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Organizers of the 21st annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) have revealed the recipients of this year’s Pioneer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Fulp, creator of Newgrounds and trailblazer of the Macromedia Flash games that helped define a generation of indie developers, will receive the Pioneer Award, while influential game designer with 28 years ...
Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 builds on enhancements for developers
Monday, June 21, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Infragistics announced the release of Infragistics Ultimate 21.1. The newest release breaks new ground in app design and developer collaboration with the world’s only digital product design platform, Indigo.Design, that lets teams build apps up to 10x faster.
Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 builds on three key themes:
Hyper-productivity enhancements for develo...
Gamer's habits changed during lockdown
Monday, June 14, 2021 by Richard Harris
PickFu (a qualitative feedback tool), has run a series of surveys regarding the effect that Covid-19 has had on gaming behaviors. When looking at the data, they found an interesting pattern regarding the effects of Covid-19 restrictions and the hours spent gaming throughout the day. They also were able to pinpoint the main reasons why people have turned to gaming during...
Uptodown: An alternative to Google Play
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
The Uptodown app market has more than 130 million active users per month, and more than 450 monthly downloads of their more than 4 million APKs available. The company operates worldwide and it is localized to 15 different languages. The Spanish-based company was born in 2020 in Málaga and founded as a University Project in 2002. Recently we intervi...
GameBake launched for developers to reach new markets around the globe
Thursday, May 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
GameBake is thrilled to announce it has launched its distribution service for mobile games developers and publishers that wish to reach new markets across the globe.
GameBake provides the infrastructure and knowledge needed for developers and publishers to publish their games on a variety of high-quality platforms beyond Google Play and the Apple App Store. Accessibl...
How to attract more brand spending in your apps
Friday, April 30, 2021 by Joe Lige
As someone who has worked in programmatic advertising for some time, I was excited when header bidding became available in-app. Here was an environment that was completely contained, with a potential for full user engagement and 100% viewability. I, along with many of my colleagues in the industry, assumed that header bidding uptake in-app would be even faster than it h...
Automation Cookbook introduced by Applitools
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced the launch of its “Automation Cookbook,” featuring free bite-sized videos aimed to upskill developers and test engineers of all experience levels. Anyone looking for quick answers to their test automation questions can use recipes to solve everyday challenges and also practice in the Test Kitchen for free. The initiative is led by Angie ...
Denuvo has joined the PlayStation 5 Tools and Middleware program
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
As security and innovation collide, Denuvo by Irdeto announces it has joined the exclusive PlayStation®5 Tools and Middleware program. Denuvo offers its Anti-Cheat solution through this program to publishers and developers whose games are available on PlayStation®5.
Denuvo is at the forefront of games security with over 2 billion unique game installs pro...
Hybrid cloud services general availability announced by IBM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
IBM announced that its hybrid cloud services are now generally available in any environment -- on any cloud, on premises or at the edge -- via IBM Cloud Satellite. Lumen Technologies and IBM have integrated IBM Cloud Satellite with the Lumen edge platform to enable clients to harness hybrid cloud services in near real-time and build innovative solutions at the edge.
App developer's salary in 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021 by Richard Harris
Economic uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic brought forth new challenges, drastically altering the needs and expectations of businesses on the IT front. While a tumultuous year for many industries, proprietary data from Hired and Vettery, the largest AI-driven hiring marketplace, found that the tech industry is highly resilient, with continued demand and job growth ...
Overwolf review: How successful gaming apps are being built
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Andre Liverod
I am an in-game creator. This may be a career title you haven’t heard before, but in-game creators and mod authors are a fast-growing community of passionate gamers who build products and services around video games like apps and mods.
In-game apps are basically extensions for games that provide tools that allow players to access rich data, stats, and analytics...
Adjust joins TikTok for business marketing program
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Following another banner year for TikTok, app marketing platform Adjust announced it has joined the TikTok For Business Marketing Partner Program. As a mobile measurement partner, Adjust will help advertisers create, optimize, target, and measure their ad campaigns on the leading destination for short-form mobile video.
The partnership includes an integration for Adj...
Ignite incubator program launched from NEM Ventures
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
NEM Ventures has announced the launch of the Ignite virtual incubator program, to provide mentoring and financial support for early-stage blockchain startups. Applications are now open to the first cohort of blockchain projects wishing to gain professional support in preparing for commercialization and fundraising rounds, with support from the NEM ecosystem.
Lab on the cloud lets you test before getting hardware
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced its new “Lab on the Cloud” environment where Renesas solutions, including popular evaluation boards, winning combinations and software, are hosted in a remote lab that customers can access and test online.
The Lab on the Cloud provides users with quick access to Renesas solutions before they receive a physica...
The future of AI in 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Greg Rice, Lead Software Engineer, Cognizant Softvision
“Death, Taxes and our reliance on Comma Separated Values will continue to be pervasive in the lives of software product engineers everywhere. While some have feared that CSV’s will be phased out, with many people wanting different formats considering their remote work status, we can all rest easy. CS...
Persistent memory makes its way into business applications
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
In 2021, more businesses will focus on rapidly accelerating and scaling out applications to meet the challenges of digital transformation.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic drove many businesses, especially those in food delivery, eCommerce, logistics, and remote access and collaboration services, to dramatically scale-out and upgrade infrastructure to maintain high app...
Blockchain social network offers Trump free lifetime membership
Monday, January 11, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
On Monday, the two founders of Dream-Real.com, a new global social network built on the Blockchain, will formally offer President Donald Trump a free, lifetime membership to the international platform.
Blockchain social network offers Trump free lifetime membership
Their offer is in response to Twitter and a host of other platforms banning not only the ...
5G deployment predictions for 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
We will see a substantial increase in 5G trial initiatives by enterprises over the next 12 months, especially in verticals such as manufacturing, energy, and surveillance, to enable mission-critical applications that require low latency.
5G deployment in 2021, consumer handsets will remain the most widely adopted 5G use case, focused on allowing faster data speeds fo...
Real time engagement solution predictions for 2021 from Agora Inc
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The need for enterprises big and small to take on a hybrid, custom-built brand identity – one rooted in the digital and the other in the physical – will continue to grow. Beyond the pandemic, it is crucial that businesses are able to maintain business continuity no matter what dive or turn the business landscape may take. More so, those still relying solely ...
Game development and Live Ops are evolving
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Carbonated and AWS Game Tech to discuss how Carbonated’s custom-built, live ops platform Carbyne enables game developers to bring fresh content to players in real-time, without engineering support or an office-based workforce.
While Carbonated is a relatively small gaming studio, they have the tools to become a major player among the ...