Serve images in next-gen formats as the browser war rages on
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
The browser wars are far from over, with an invisible battle going on underneath the hood every time we access a website - the victims are innovation and customer satisfaction.
That biggest battle is the fight over the next-gen file formats and codecs for images and videos, the key elements that make up any modern online experience, and most web traffic today. Despit...
Impact of Visual AI on test automation
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Applitools, the provider of Visual AI-powered test automation, has announced an industry report that reveals the impact of Visual AI on the performance of the most popular open-source test frameworks - Cypress, Selenium, and WebdriverIO. Data was sourced from 288 quality engineers across 101 countries, spending an average of 11 hours during November 2019. This amounts t...
Wix Unveils Editor X
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Richard Harris
Wix.com, Ltd. unveiled Editor X, a website creation platform offering advanced design and layout capabilities specifically targeted to designers and web agencies. The wide, flexible new canvas allows the use of modern CSS technologies including Flexbox and Grid, all with precise drag and drop, so designers and web creators can control the exact position and styling of e...
iOS 13 testing challenges
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Eran Kinsbruner
The arrival of Apple's new operating systems, iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, represent big releases with multiple updates and features that represent good news for consumers, such as the increased security and privacy features, enhanced user experience, and consolidated single sign-on. For app developers, it presents some exciting opportunities for innovation.
For anyone ...
The differences between web apps and native apps
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Even in 2018, years past the origional question, the debate rages on across the land, in office spaces and conference rooms every day - should we build a full-blown native mobile app, or is distributing over the web good enough?
By now everyone knows the “mobile-first” mentality because statistics like 50% of web searches being done from a mobile dev...
Adobe announces updates to Adobe XD
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
On the Adobe blog, the company announced the new set of features and tools that will be making their way onto the Adobe XD platform. The new update that is themed around letting users create content that is responsive to a number of devices, important functionality that every application designer must utilize.
Mobile application design can be a difficult task to comp...
CoachGuitar teaches you guitar and lets us look under the hood
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
CoachGuitar is a five-year old, France-based company that offers a unique method of teaching guitar enthusiasts of all skill levels how to play their favorite songs. Using the visual guitar teaching app, millions of students from around the globe download video tutorials and learn to play along. With a typical traffic of 2,000-3,000 downloads per day - and even reaching...
Native mobile ads outperform all other mobile ad units says new report
Saturday, December 10, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
YouAppi has released research findings based on hundreds of mobile user acquisition campaigns in 2016, proving that native mobile user acquisition ads outperform, and more importantly, convert better than other mobile ad units.Despite the challenges of customizing native ads to match the look and feel of the app or mobile web content in which they appear.Native advertis...
How The Weather Company is Helping IBM Expand its Developer Footprint
Saturday, July 16, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently chatted with Chris Huff, Vice President, Mobile & Consumer Application Development - The Weather Company, to talk how the company approaches application development and the role it has with helping IBM work with the development community.ADM: How are developers at The Weather Company aiding consumers’ ability to receive weather updates in real time?Huff:...
Views From the Front and Back Side of App Development Careers
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by Steve Kinney
Girls Who Code Releases YouTube Series
Monday, May 16, 2016 by Richard Harris
Girls Who Code, the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology has released “My Code,” a YouTube series about learning how to code from the perspective of four female coders. The weekly series will air every Thursday on YouTube. “My Code” shares the experiences of four Girls Who Code alumnae: Audrey, Brittney, Margot, and Shannon...
New uTest Community Offers QA and QE Software Testing Network
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Richard Harris
We recently sat down with Matt Johnston from Applause to learn more about how their new uTest serves to provide QA and QE professionals world-wide with job seeking tools and networking connections to help advance their careers. Johnston is Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Applause and has more than a decade of marketing experience at companies ranging from...
What Web Development's History Can Tell Us About the Future of Mobile Apps
Friday, September 4, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
It would be nice to say that web development has gotten easier over the years but that’s just not true. Technology keeps moving forward and web app developers continue to face more challenges than ever. Case in point - the new reality of responsive web design as a requirement, not an option, and the always changing web browser code interpretation argument (hence the lat...
Adobe’s New Adobe Creative Cloud Release Offers Major Updates
Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Richard Harris
Adobe has released the latest version of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services. The 2015 release of Creative Cloud includes major updates to Adobe’s desktop tools, including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company also released Adobe Stock, a stock content ser...
DeveloperWeek 2015 to Kicks Off in San Francisco with Over 60 Events Spread Throughout the Bay Area
Friday, February 6, 2015 by Richard Harris
It's time for DeveloperWeek 2015, one of San Francisco’s largest developer centric events featuring more than 60 week-long events including the DeveloperWeek 2015 Conference & Expo, Accelerate 2015 (1,000+ attendee hackathon) GirlDevWeek Events, Robotics Dev Summit, DevOps Summit, 1,000+ attendee tech hiring mixer, and 60+ city-wide workshops, open houses, drink-ups...
How to Dig Your Organization Out of a Mobile Application Development Backlog
Thursday, October 23, 2014 by Sean Allen
Mobile applications are great for business. They can be a competitive differentiator, generate revenue, improve business processes and enable better customer service. But for development and operations teams, these business drivers translate into a growing list of mobile apps that must be developed, launched and updated. With the need to deliver more and faster, organiz...
Rapidly Build Responsive Mobile Apps
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Richard Harris
utilize a single code base that automatically adjusts to any mobile device,
laptop or desktop; new website advances Responsive App Design conversation
Burlington, MA, November 12, 2013 – Alpha Software Corporation today announced
the latest version of its Alpha Anywhere coding-optional development
JQuery Mobile 1.3 Official Release
Friday, February 22, 2013 by Richard Harris
The Jquery team has announced the arrival of the public version (1.3) of Jquery Mobile.This release is focused on elevating
responsive web design (RWD) and brings lots of new widgets
including panels, dual handle range sliders, and two different
responsive table modes. Here are a few things the new version brings to the mobile development table:AccordionAJAX Navig...
HTML5 will redesign the web
Sunday, December 9, 2012 by Richard Harris
HTML5 is technically still in development, but it's clear there will be some game-changing design features built into the official release that will shake up web design. We know it will change the HTML language altogether but what will it do for web design? A lot says Designer and Consultant Jen Simmons....
On average app developers earn more than US$110,000 per year, really
Monday, December 3, 2012 by Richard Harris
A recent report from company ReThink Recruitment says that it is a great time to be a mobile app developer. They report the average income is over US$110,000 a year for mobile developer with experience in the market!I know a few app developers that would beg to differ so I'm curious how they arrived at that figure, but nonetheless it's an interestin...