Category Archive: app-development-2

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  Apteligent, a mobile app metrics company, has partnered with app acceleration firm Twin Prime. The intention is to offer developers extensive, real-time insights into app performance, with strong content acceleration technology, for higher performing apps. Robert Kwok, Apteligent’s co-founder and CTO, said: “Whether it’s an app crash, a network issue, or a third party SDK malfunction, you need to be able to pinpoint both the issue and its root cause as quickly as possible. In particular, network latency is often a major cause of app slowness and source of user frustration. Twin Prime’s capabilities to analyze network performance and establish alternate content delivery strategies can vastly improve app performance. A faster network, combined with our real-time app insights, gives mobile teams a significant advantage

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Cloud-based, in-app shopping technology platform Poq has completed its Series A funding round, which will be used to spearhead a push beyond the European market. The company raised $4m in the round, which was led by venture investment firm Beringea. Investors that contributed to Poq’s seed fund, including Seedcamp and Venrex, were also involved. Poq raises $4m in investment Software-as-a-service provider Poq works with retailers to make successful and effective shopping apps. Cleverly, it mixes in-store and in-app data together, providing greater insight into customer behaviour, allowing developers to target the right opportunities. Oyvind Henrikson, co-founder and CEO at Poq, said: “The app economy is the world’s fastest growing economy. Our platform is no exception, having already hit £100m in app revenue and growing 600%

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The latest version of Unity has been released, after having been announced earlier this year, and it’s ready to download now. It’s version 5.4 and Unity promises that due to an extensive beta testing period, the platform “delivers the highest level of quality and stability.” Unity 5.4 has been released with new features There’s a huge array of new features, so here are the highlights: Graphics and rendering have been improved with better multithreaded rendering, fewer GPU Instancing draw calls, and improved low level graphics features. More multiplatform VR support built-in. Better VR performance. New sizing controls, new trigger modules, and better lighting options for greater customisation. Support for Apple’s Retina displays. Amazon Appstore in-app purchasing support Updated analytics with heatmaps, lifestream, and advertising data.

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App testing and optimisation experts Apptimize has closed its Series B funding round, ready to “hire badasses across the board,” according to CEO Nancy Hua. Apptimize offers a comprehensive A/B app testing service, where new app features and optimisation techniques can be tested out without the hassle of making changes that require app store approval. Additionally, the platform provides analytics and many other features. Apptimize has completed its Series B funding round, raising $12.4m The Series B round secured $12.4m in new investment, led by US Venture Partners along with Glynn Capital Management, Goldcrest Investments, and others. US Venture Partners Dafina Toncheva will join the board of directors at Apptimize. Nancy Hua, CEO at Apptimize, continued: “Mobile continues to be the dominant way consumers want

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Appmobi, a mobile security company, has launched Protection Center, a complete platform that detects and combats app-level attacks. Although it’ll handle just about any threat, Appmobi has made sure it’s ready to fight against brute force attacks, code injections, and reverse engineering — three very common methods used by attackers. Appmobi’s Protection Center secures apps against hacking By using the Protection Center, IT teams have more control over their response to a threat, with a variety of tools to ensure company data stays secure, including forcing logins, app lock down, data deletion, encryption key rotations, and quick notification systems to alert admin staff. Cleverly, the Protection Centre uses machine learning to watch over app activity, and compares actions to existing profiles to identify threats. Mark

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Unreal Engine 4 is one of the most popular game development engines, and it’s now supported by Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP), with the source code available to download online. The announcement came through the Unreal Engine forums, saying the code is available to anyone with an Unreal Engine 4 license, but the code comes without a warranty. The source code is available through Github to those registered with both the service and Epic Games, and it’s mentioned that if you can’t access the page, make sure both subscriptions are linked up first. Unreal Engine 4 is now supported by Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform   Described as a “community-supported” project, Microsoft and Epic’s lack of warranty means the stability may not be rock solid, but

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Meenakshi Krishnan is a Content Consultant at OpenXcell, a pioneering Mobile App Development Company in India and USA. Technology inspires her and this has helped her to write contents on varied topics ranging from telecom, apps and healthcare communications and so on. She is currently working on global mobile app technologies reporting on diverse subjects. Prior to this, she was working for a technology marketing company based in Norwalk as content contributor. If you have invented one, learn to polish them. Do not let your apps retire. Maintain your legacy apps. Discover and then continue inventing. As products and approaches emerge, you need to look back to your old apps and rejuvenate them, give them a maintenance service, in fact a good spa which will

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Google has taken the Maps SDK for iOS and the Places API for iOS and split them into two separate CocoaPods. The shift has taken place in version 2.0 of the SDK, released at the end of July, and is designed to help developers reduce the size of their apps. In previous versions, developers had to use the Google Maps for iOS SDK entirely, even if they wanted to only use the Places API. After making the API separate, Google has produced a binary that’s 70% smaller than before. Google has split its iOS Maps SDK and Places API into two CocoaPods Google tells developers there’s no need to change anything instantly, if this alteration affects your apps, but warns that the current v1.x Google

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Cloud communication platform Twilio has released Twilio Sync, a real-time state synchronisation API to ensure data is constantly shared between devices and users. Currently in developer preview, the API takes away the lengthy backend development time and investment such a feature usually requires. Twilio Sync has been announced as a developer preview Patrick Malatack, product VP at Twilio, said: “All modern applications are real-time applications. With Twilio Sync, Twilio takes care of the real-time infrastructure so that developers can build the apps their customers want with less effort and less cost.” Real-time, cross device syncing is essential to the modern app experience. Whether it’s moving from PC to mobile, checking user status in a messaging app, or connecting with other users to collaborate on a

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Google has introduced some important changes to the way apps are updated through the Google Play Store. The alteration affects the size of the update file, reducing it by as much as 50%, meaning it consumes less data for users, which is key for those not connected to Wi-Fi. It’s all down to a new algorithm called Bsdiff, which produces more efficient delta update libraries, provided they are uncompressed. The difference can be dramatic. In its announcement, Google provides several examples, showing a major update file that previously took up 22MB of data, is reduced to 12.9MB using Bsdiff. The Google Play Store now shows precise information on app update file sizes More minor app updates can be crushed down even more. A 15MB update

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