Adobe reveals new XD CC Starter Plan
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The free Starter plan for Adobe XD includes XD for Mac and Windows, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and services to empower users to design, prototype and share user experiences with colleagues. Adobe XD is a cross-platform experience design platform to combine both design and prototyping.The XD CC Starter plan gives professional and aspiring designers, teams and stude...
Place your bets with some of these betting apps from the UK
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
A fully regulated and well-organized betting landscape in the UK has allowed betting operators to flourish and make important steps forward towards keeping up with the advancing mobile technology. One particular way which stands as the most prominent example and testament to UK sport betting dominance in recent years is via fully-fledged betting apps or mobile sites. UK...
DashBid Launches Multi-platform 360-Degree Video Ad Unit for VR
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Richard Harris
DashBid has released DashBid360, the first 360-degree video ad unit that runs on almost all platforms and screens.DashBid360 ads provide immersive, interactive video experiences. Users simply move their mobile device or mouse to view the advertising from every angle.Sales of virtual reality equipment are forecasted to top $1 billion this year and reach $21 billion...
Discussing Android OS in the Enterprise With Zebra Technologies
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently spoke with Bruce Willins, engineering fellow at Zebra Technologies, to discuss the versatility and power of the Android OS and how it’s used at an enterprise level in retail, manufacturing, supply chain and more.
ADM: Who is Zebra Technologies and what does the company do?
Willins: At Zebra, we make businesses as smart and connected...
Buildbox and Vungle Team Up for Windows 10 Game Development Promotion
Friday, May 20, 2016 by Richard Harris
Buildbox, Microsoft, and Vungle are teaming up to offer a new promotion to give $500 to Buildbox customers who bring their games over to the Windows 10 Store. The promotion coincides with the release of Buildbox 2.1.0.Buildbox offers a no code game development environment providing a drop and drag game creation experience that doesn't require any scripting, programming ...
Weighing the Benefits of Developing Apps with Xamarin
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently visited with Eric N. Shapiro, ArcTouch’s CEO and Founder, to discuss the company’s experiences working with Xamarin. With his first computer program written in 1978 and his first software company making a profit before he could vote, Eric Shapiro has a proven track record of entrepreneurial success.ADM: Why do your developers use Xamarin? Shapiro: ...
How Developers Can Use TeamViewer to Integrate Remote Access Technology
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently visited with Alfredo Patron, Vice President of Business Development at TeamViewer, to talk about how app developers can utilize the platform’s remote support, remote access, and online meeting functionality through TeamViewer’s APIs and SDK.ADM: Can you quickly detail TeamViewer’s main functionalities?Patron: TeamViewer offers cloud-based remote support and ...
Choosing Your Next Industrial Mobility OS
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Mark Kirstein
With Windows Mobile and CE About to Sunset, Android and Windows 10 are Tomorrow’s Top OptionsToday’s mobile operating system landscape presents choices for industrial enterprises when it comes to selecting the platform upon which their applications should be built. When you think about a global enterprise distributing internal mobile solutions, you’re talking about...
Developers Compete for $100,000 to Create Apps for Individuals with Disabilities
Monday, April 13, 2015 by Richard Harris
New York University’s ABILITY Lab and AT&T are launching the Connect Ability Challenge which will allow developers to compete for more than $100,000 in prizes to design software, wearable and other technology solutions aimed at enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities.The submission deadline is June 24,2015 and the challenge will be held over the next th...
New Master Of Applications Development Course
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
If you always dreamed of becoming a mobile app developer, there is a new Master Of Applications Development Course by Charles Stuart University. CSU's Master of Mobile Applications Development lets students have the opportunities to develop apps for any of the major platforms.Through the Master Of Applications Development Course students can develop on pl...
Windows Mobile App Ad Mediation Solution Now Available
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The Windows Mobile team has announced the availability of Windows Ad Mediation, a solution designed to help Windows Phone developers manage multiple in-app advertising SDKs.The solution allows developers to increase fill rates by deploying multiple ad networks in a way that when one ad network is unable to deliver ad inventory, the app calls a second or third ad network...
A Fast App is a Successful App: Tips for Developing Enterprise Mobile Apps that Don’t Leave Employees Waiting
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Mark Kirstein
When we listen to the criteria enterprise users take into account when judging the quality of the mobile apps they use, we hear two more often than others: app speed and app responsiveness. Nowadays no one likes to wait (or, perhaps more accurately, nowadays we don’t tolerate waiting). When users see the message “waiting for download” pumping the brakes on their product...
Intel Releases New INDI Toolkit for Android and Windows Mobile Cross Platform Development
Monday, October 20, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Intel has released the Intel Integrated Native Developer Experience 2015 toolkit (Intel INDE) which is a cross-platform productivity suite that provides developers with tools, support, integration and updates to create C++/Java applications for Android and Windows applications on ARM and Intel architectureBundled within Intel INDE are tools to facilitate the application...
App developer research tools
Friday, September 12, 2014 by Richard Harris
Six years after the mobile era's inception back in 2008, there are more than 2 million mobile apps. This includes iOS and Android combined and a significant amount of Windows Mobile apps. The challenge is finding that great idea for a new app. To take on this challenge you need tools for information digging and researching.
The starting point is defin...
Microsoft Launches New Dev Center Partner Program
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has announced a new Dev Center Partner Program which provides middleware providers access to devices, software, co-marketing, event support, and more. The program includes a new partner directory to help developers find a growing list of middleware partners targeting Windows.Current partners include Unity, PayPal, PhoneGap, Facebook, Localytics, Fortumo, Syncf...
Phunware Opens New York City Office for its TapIt App Monetization Platform
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Phunware is taking its Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS) platform to the Big Apple announcing it has opened a New York office for its TapIt by Phunware advertising division to serve the eastern United States.Phunware’s new office is located in the heart of Manhattan, near Times Square at 1441 Broadway, Suite 5001, New York, NY 10018 (646 569-5758), and is led by...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Software AG Integrates metaquark Enterprise App Development Platform
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Richard Harris
Software AG has acquired Berlin-based metaquark and will integrate its mobile application capabilities within the Software AG’s Intelligent Business Operations (IBO) and webMethods Business Process Management platforms. metaquark’s solution enables the management of mobile users, devices, and security profiles in a single location to distributing new...
22 Year Microsoft Veteran Satya Nadella is the new Microsoft CEO
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by Richard Harris
Microsoft finally put an end to it's search for a new CEO with the announcement that Satya Nadella stepping in to serve the role and to give new vision to the Microsoft name.Nadella, who has been at Microsoft for 22 years, most recently serving as executive VP of the firm's cloud and enterprise group, has been given the vote of confidence by former CEO, Steve Ballmer."H...
Best Platform For Mobile App Development
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Ron Beaman
“…an exploration of the subject from one perspective intended as a vehicle for shedding light on the merits of any platform as it pertains to mobile development…” When it comes to computing platforms, few debates cause more bias-rage and consternation than the ubiquitous Mac vs. PC donnybrook. As an enterprise software engineer for business applications using Microsoft’...
Windows App Developers Can Now Access New Emulators for Windows Phone 8.0 Updates 2 and 3
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The Windows Dev Center crew has announced on its blog that app developers can now download new emulator images for Windows Phone 8.0 Updates 2 and 3 from the Microsoft Download Center, and install them on existing Windows Phone SDK 8.0 installations.
The Windows Phone 8 Update 2 (8.0.10322) emulator images have been updated to support development enviro...
Windows App Developers Get Markets Update to Dev Center App
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Windows developers can use the Windows Dev Center app to access a variety of useful tidbits of information. That functionality has expanded with the new “Markets” page which now makes it easier to see how an app is doing in each of the markets where it’s offered.
The new markets page provides a per-market breakdown of downloads, ratings, and reviews. These can be sort...
Mobile Testing Firm Perfecto Mobile Offers App Developers Extension to Eclipse
Monday, December 2, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Perfecto Mobile has announced an extension to Eclipse, one of the most popular integrated development environment (IDE) for mobile applications.
With Perfecto Mobile’s new MobileCloud for Eclipse add-on, developers and testers can accelerate their mobile app development cycle, all from within the Eclipse IDE. The company has built an add-on which allows teams to dev...
Microsoft and Xamarin Partner to Encourage Development of Native iOS and Android Apps With C# and Visual Studio
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Xamarin and Microsoft have established a partnership to help developers write native apps for iOS, Android and Windows in C#. At the heart of the partnership is a technical collaboration to better integrate Xamarin technology with Microsoft developer tools and services.
Through the partnership Portable Class Library (PCL) projects are now fully supported on both iOS an...
Opera Mobile Store triples the number of apps, monthly visitors grow 63 percent
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Richard Harris
Cross-platform mobile app store now serves 140,000 apps to 75M monthly visitors San Mateo, Calif. - October 24, 2013 - The Opera Mobile Store, the fifth-largest mobile app store in the world, today announced that it has tripled the size of the store in the last 12 months, currently offering more than 140,000 apps. The Opera Mobile Store provides more than 75 million mon...
Increase Your App Rating, One Mobile Test at a Time
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Josh Galde
There’s nothing worse than taking the time to develop your mobile app for release, only to discover that it is not loading, has bugs, or even worse - crashes. The result of these failures in a mobile-centric, get-it-now world can be catastrophic to an enterprise mobile business.
Developing mobile apps is extremely expensive and quality is often sidestepped due to the ...
Delta Outfits Flight Attendants with 19,000 Nokia Lumia 820 Smartphones
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Richard Harris
Nokia, Microsoft and AT&T have scored a big enterprise mobile win and the friendly skies just got a lot more mobile as over 19,000 Nokia Lumia 820 smartphones were put in Delta flight attendant’s hands to facilitate on board purchases.
Passengers can purchase food and drinks, in-flight upgrades and more with a swipe of a credit card with the phone’s external reader...
Nokia Dominates 86 percent of Windows 8 Phone Market According to AdDuplex
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Richard Harris
AdDuplex, a cross-promotion network for Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps, has released its August installment of its Windows Phone statistics report which shows that Nokia is the undisputed king of Windows 8 Phones with an 86% market share.
The report is based on data collected from 1,009 Windows Phone apps running AdDuplex SDK v.2. In the report the Nokia Lumia 520 i...
Windows Phone App Studio Beta Receives Updates
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
In just two short weeks, Windows Phone App Studio Beta has seen a lot of activity. In the first 48 hours more than 20,000 people started over 30,000 projects which has now grown to over 55,000 active projects.
App Studio allows anyone to create an app without actually setting up a dev account. Apps created in App Studio don't automatically publish to the Windows Phone...
Lotaris and PayPal Team Up for Mobile Payments
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
App developers have another option to receive revenue from mobile users through a partnership between Lotaris and PayPal.
The agreement will expand the current credit card and mobile operator billing options that Lotaris currently offers through its in-appCommerce platform available in over 80 countries.
The payment solution is currently available for Windows mobile...
Unity3D Is Leading The Way For Windows Phone And Blackberry Developers
Friday, August 9, 2013 by Richard Harris
The recent announcement by Unity 3D that it had released Unity 4.2, which introduced support of Windows Phone 8, Windows Store apps and BlackBerry 10, is another indication that more third party mobile app development tools and services are migrating to the Windows and Blackberry mobile platforms.
Why does this matter? No matter how hard Microsoft and Blackbe...
CM First Releases V1.8 SP1 CM WebClient
Sunday, August 4, 2013 by Richard Harris
CM First has announced upgrades to its CM WebClient Mobile for CA Plex, now in version 1.8 SP1. WebClient helps customers move CA Plex applications to web and mobile, without recoding client-server interfaces.
The new release of CM WebClient Mobile adds features including new themes, icon menus, audio and video, advanced geo, and access to device email and address boo...
Microsoft should encourage app development for Surface
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has spent an astounding $1.5 billion to promote their surface tablet operating system, however many apps are still not offered with the system. Perhaps developer’s unfamiliarity with the system is the reason so many fundamental apps that most other tablets have are not included – including the Facebook app. Other apps missing are Barns an...
Stick to just one platform most developers say
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by Richard Harris
Android, iOS, Amazon, Windows Mobile, HTML5 - how do you pick! Each has a unique advantage and associated challenges! Lets break it down by comparing some known facts about each market.There are Android and iOS, with 700,000 available apps each and huge market exposure -- and the fierce developer competition that comes with it.On the other hand, there is the Windows 8/W...