App store predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise, and Jason Beres, SVP of Developer Tools at Infragistics share their 2022 predictions and trends to look out for with No-code/low-code tools and alternative app stores.
App Store Predictions for 2022
Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise:
Super apps will appear in the West. Achieving success in the App Stores has become...
SaaS company receives $27M in funding
Monday, November 15, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Swimm announced a $27.6 million Series A funding round to enable engineering teams to create documentation that is always up to date. The round, which brings Swimm's total funding to $33.3 million, was led by New York-based global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, with participation from Dawn Capital, alongside existing seed investors Pitango...
2021 Coding Week recap from industry experts
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
National Coding Week takes place during September 13 - September 19 and it is a great time to engage everyone into coding in a fun and easy way. According to an article from National Today, "92 percent of executives believe American workers are not as skilled as they need to be." National Coding Week is a perfect opportunity for improving your coding skills to...
Low power cellular IoT chipset launched by Sony
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sony Semiconductor Israel (Sony) announced the launch of the Altair ALT1255, a new low-power NB2 chipset. The ALT1255 is 5G ready, designed with an integrated SIM (iSIM), user MCU, rich application layer, and GSM/GPRS fallback modem.
The ALT1255 chipset empowers device manufacturers to develop low-power, cost-sensitive connected devices at a global scale to mo...
Low code platforms evolve beyond application development
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Edge computing, which pushes "computational" work as close as possible to the point of data collection, will attain critical mass in 2021. Already, more than 50% of new enterprise IT infrastructure will adopt edge computing as an alternative to massively centralized data centers, for proprietary data or in situations (such as transportation or defense) that ne...
Try to make web apps like native apps in 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Consumers will want to work seamlessly between desktop and mobile. We will continue to see an accelerated trend towards modifying web apps to exhibit mobile app-like functionality and bring rich desktop features to the phone.
Addressing system-switching fatigue
Businesses will seek more integrated solutions to reduce the number of portals users must log in to, whe...
Introducing Density Open Area
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
In 2017, we had a customer tell us she spent $700,000 every year for each building in a 4 million square foot office portfolio. $700,000 bought her human consultants who would visit her offices and do 7-day observational studies of how busy different spaces were (once per quarter).
As it turns out, she was not alone. Over the years, hundreds of customers have asked i...
Results from 2020 Quarterly Mobile Index report
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
PubMatic announced findings from their Q1 2020 Quarterly Mobile Index report, which shows that mobile advertising was much less affected by the coronavirus pandemic when compared to desktop advertising during the first three months of the year. With an accelerated shift to mobile, PubMatic advises publishers to take the current environment as an opportunity to review th...
Anvil extends web app development
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software startup Anvil announced a major extension of its powerful web app development environment, which makes it simple for Python developers to quickly design, build and ship web apps in minutes.
By making its runtime engine open source, any of the 8 million developers worldwide who know the Python language can now choose to deploy their apps on their own machines...
Improving software quality through Anaxi
Monday, December 2, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Anaxi announced the mobile availability of Sentry application monitoring and error reporting, giving product development teams the ability to manage their software projects through the entire lifecycle from inception to production – improving software quality with user data gathered by Sentry.
Anaxi’s app integrates the tools that developers are already u...
Hackathon to award over 40k in prizes
Monday, November 11, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools issued the “Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon” to identify and reward the top 100 functional and visual test engineers on the planet.
To enter, participants must write test automation scripts against a demo web app using two separate approaches: a traditional code-based testing approach using Selenium, WebdriverIO, or Cypress and an image-based test...
Cucumber for Jira from SmartBear launches
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
SmartBear has launched Cucumber for Jira. This latest release facilitates collaboration between all stakeholders by bringing native behavior-driven development (BDD) support to Jira. In June, SmartBear acquired Cucumber Ltd., the most widely adopted leader in the BDD community and creator of the open-source test automation framework, Cucumber.
Nearly one mi...
InterSystems launches QuickML with machine learning capabilities
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
InterSystems, a provider of information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, has launched QuickML, available to users of the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform and the InterSystems IRIS for Health Data Platform. The announcement was made at InterSystems Global Summit 2019, the company's annual conference,...
Conversational AI is transforming customer experiences
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Richard Harris
New disruptive technologies such as Conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) are transforming how businesses deliver enhanced, personalized consumer experiences. To enable developers to build more engaging web and mobile applications, Kony, Inc., the cloud-based digital application and low-code platform solutions company, today announced the launch of its C...
Push notification value increases with intensity
Monday, March 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Marfeel has released the results of an extensive study that measured the value of push notifications to publishers and identified optimized strategies for increasing the value of push notifications by up to 40 percent.
The research defined a new metric, Subscriber Lifetime Value, or SLTV, to evaluate push notification strategies for customers using Marfeel’s au...
Guest Post: It's Not a Web App, It's An App You Install From the Web
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
We received an email…
"I heard about Forecast, but I couldn’t find it in the App Store. How do I get it?"
"You don’t get it from the App Store: just go to http://forecast.io/ on your phone, and you’ll be given instructions on how to download it."
"Wow, this is great! I didn’t know you could get apps outsid...
Twitter and KaiOS take on KaiOSpowered smart feature phones
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Joyce Shen
Imagine you’re a seasoned designer for smartphones working with ever-expanding resources, including memory, CPU speed, and screen resolution. Then, one day, your manager gives you an assignment to work on a device that has less of all this and doesn’t even have a touchscreen!
This is what happened to some of the designers at Twitter and KaiOS, all of whom...
Kony now supports making progressive web apps
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Kony, Inc. announced new enhancements of its Kony AppPlatform to support Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). Kony is the first vendor to support enterprise-grade, low-code PWA development for mission-critical apps. Developers can use Kony’s visual low-code platform to develop PWAs, while leveraging backend services and third-party integrations for building enterprise app...
Angular 7 highlights, improvements, and gotchas
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Google recently announced its new Angular 7, which has been noted as a major release spanning the entire platform, including the core framework, Angular Material, and the CLI with synchronized major versions. These benefits along with more, such as CDK virtual scrolling capabilities and drag & drop feature, have developers excited to dive in. Carl Bergenhem, a Produ...
Web app testing tool LoadNinja lands
Monday, November 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
SmartBear released LoadNinja, a cloud-based platform for engineers and performance professionals who load test web applications. SmartBear says LoadNinja can deliver a rare combination of efficiency, accuracy, and actionable performance data, allowing teams to incorporate load testing easily in an agile and devops environment. Unlike traditional load te...
Single Page Application security help
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Single-page applications, or SPAs, are web apps that load a single HTML page and dynamically update that page as the user interacts with the app. Their origins are unclear but the concept was discussed as early as 2003 according to the archives on Wiki. SPAs use AJAX and HTML5 to create fluid and responsive Web apps, without constant page reloads - that literally means,...
Mobile app advertising poised for growth says Fyber
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
Fyber announced the results of a global survey that Sapio Research was commissioned to conduct amongst media agencies and brands regarding their attitudes and plans for mobile ad campaigns. Overall, media agencies and buyers consider mobile to be the most effective channel to reach and engage users, with mobile in-app inventory delivering the best results across mu...
The iPhone XS phones and low code programming complexity
Monday, October 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
The new iPhone XS devices are the most complex and sophisticated phones Apple has ever produced. Just concerning sheer technology inside - know that the A12 Bionic processor inside is the first commercially available 7-nanometer chip for consumers, and that it contains 6.9 billion transistors. It has an eight-core CPU that's capable of crunching five tril...
Xpress solution aims to help you create IoT apps faster
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Silicon Labs now offers a new Wireless Xpress solution to help developers get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary. Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need including certified Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (LE) and Wi-Fi modules, integrated proto...
To make a progressive web app or not
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile users are spending 80 to 94 percent of their mobile use time in apps, so you’d think the mobile web would be a thing of the past right? But the average mobile user also visits 100 different websites each month, and only half of all mobile users don’t download any new apps during that same period.
In order to achieve the speed and ease of use p...
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...
KaiOS talks smart feature phones and app developers
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
KaiOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system built on a fork of Firefox OS that first appeared in 2017 and was developed by KaiOS Technologies Inc. in San Diego. We recently chatted with Tim Metz, Marketing Director at KaiOS Technologies, about KaiOS' emerging operating system for smart feature phones. We discuss why these devices are becoming relevant again, what...
Magento Progressive Web Applications (PWA) Studio marches in
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
Magento Commerce has announced Magento Progressive Web Applications (PWA) Studio, a suite of tools for building online stores with app-like experiences. PWA Studio will allow Magento Commerce solution partners and UX developers to deliver fast and simple front-end experiences on mobile devices.Mobile commerce continues to grow and will contribute to half of overall reta...
Move data between the cloud and edge with Couchbase Mobile 2.0
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Couchbase, Inc. has announced the latest advancement in mobile data management with Couchbase Mobile 2.0. The latest release offers enterprise developers SQL queries, Full-Text Search, synchronization, and end-to-end security among other features to easily mobilize business applications to create better customer experiences and a more effective workforce. Companies acro...
Friday, March 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
The EmberConf, now in their 5th year, recently took place in Portland where all things Ember were talked about during the 3 day event. There was advanced Mirage training, Broccoli.js tutorials, chats about progressive web apps, and lots of talk about Ember.js - especially the new release of 3.0.Tom Dale, a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn, is one of the founders and cr...
The future of Progressive Web Apps
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Back in 2012, Max Lynch, CEO and co-founder of Ionic, developed his company’s open source framework for cross-platform apps with the foresight that the web would be the future of how apps were built. Six years later, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are gaining traction as brands like Starbucks, Twitter and Pinterest have reported significant uptick in engagement upon replac...
Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Jason Thane
In 2018 changes in the technology landscape are creating fantastic opportunities for innovation in design and engineering. For decades, computers featured a TV screen for output, a keyboard for text input, and a mouse to point and click. Just a few years ago, the iPhone transformed everything by putting the first well-designed computer with a touchscreen in our pockets....
Progressive web apps vs native apps: Showdown in 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Andrew Gazdecki
Apps have become an integral part of any brand's digital marketing efforts. You'd be hard-pressed to find a company that hasn't, at the very least, thought about developing an app. It would be even more difficult to find a company willing to deny the tremendous impact that an app can have on a brand's engagement and customer experience.
CSHTML5 released to build HTML5 Apps with CSharp
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
C#/XAML for HTML5 just entered the last stage of development before its 1.0 milestone. Known as CSHTML5, this Visual Studio extension will be released by Userware on Feb 26 as a Release Candidate, providing developers with a new way to develop web apps.Developers are now able to use C# and XAML to write apps that run in the browser. Absolutely no knowledge of HTML5 or J...
New serverless CMS solution wants to take on Wordpress
Thursday, February 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
Scrivito has announced general availability of their serverless CMS solution, built with ReactJS. Built for digital agencies and medium- to large-sized businesses, the Scrivito looks to help web editors and developers to build, edit and manage all of their different projects.The Web CMS status quo is comprised of aging, unsecure, difficult-to-use and maintenance-heavy o...