Category Archive: App Development

Andy Boxall

In App Development

March 24, 2017

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Viro Media, a company that produces a mobile VR content creation platform, has publicly launched and announced the closure of a $2.5m seed funding round. The new investment will be used to finalise Viro’s roadmap for the coming year, and the round was led by Softbank, Eniac Ventures, and Lowercase Capital. Viro’s quick to learn platform uses the React Native framework, and it promises projects take just 10 minutes to start. Best of all, it’s cross platform, so the completed media will work with Google Cardboard (for Android and iOS, Gear VR, and Google’s new Daydream. Danny Moon, Viro Media’s CEO, told UploadVR: “We are launching publicly to gain mindshare and make companies aware that there is a great new tool out there for them

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AppShow is the biggest exhibition devoted to the App Economy that’s open to a public made up of entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and users. The event will take place on October 5 to 7 at the MiCo – Fiera Milano City. AppShow will be the first European hub rich in conferences, startup pitches, workshops, contests, light talks, reports and shows about the world of the apps which influences our habits, lifestyles, daily activities for work, services, retail, culture, free time and education. AppShow’s website is always evolving and keeping up to date and shows multiple forms of participation (exhibition booths, speakers, startups). More so, startups will have the opportunity to sign up to the AppShow Rocket contest where they’ll present their business in front of an international

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Andy Boxall

In App Development

March 23, 2017

Android O

Google has launched the first developer preview of Android O, the next version of its mobile operating system. Developers can download the preview with system images ready for testing on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Player, and the Pixel C. An emulator previews Android O on Android Wear 2.0. In a blog post, Google’s VP of engineering Dave Burke wrote: “I’m excited to share a first developer preview of the next version of the OS: Android O. The usual caveats apply: it’s early days, there are more features coming, and there’s still plenty of stabilization and performance work ahead of us. But it’s booting. Over the course of the next several months, we’ll be releasing updated developer previews, and we’ll be

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A new report is predicting a massive rise in revenue generated by educational mobile games and apps in the U.S. between now and 2022. The report, published by the Serious Games Association and research firm Metaari, says the category will triple its annual revenue to just over $800m in 2022, and continue on to $1b by 2024. Sam Adkins, Metaari CEO, said: “The U.S. market for consumer educational games is growing at a five year CAGR of 24.3%, and market conditions for U.S. consumer-facing mobile educational game developers are quite favourable.” Early learning titles are singled out as one of genres most in demand, along with increased innovation and attention in augmented reality games. It’s also mentioned that location-based services are a key feature of

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This article was published originally on Infinum blog. If you’re developing a mobile app on both iOS and Android, you’re bound to notice at one point that Android development simply takes longer. We’ve also noticed that, but instead of solely trusting our gut feeling, we’ve decided to pull out some real stats to prove it. Methodology We extracted numbers for 6 projects we’ve done in the last year and a half or so. The projects were chosen according to the following conditions: the project had the same app built for iOS and Android there was no legacy codebase or technical debt in general that could skew the data significantly We measured the following parameters: Lines of code Hours of work Lines of code We pulled the information on the lines

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Andy Boxall

In App Development

March 21, 2017

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Samsung has announced its next smartphone, the Galaxy S8, will feature a new intelligent voice assistant called Bixby. Although at first it will only operate with some preinstalled apps, Samsung has said it intends to open up the platform to developers in the future. In a press release, Samsung stated: “Bixby will be our first step on a journey to completely open up new ways of interacting with your phone. At the launch of the Galaxy S8, a subset of preinstalled applications will be Bixby-enabled. This set will continue to expand over time. Our plan is to eventually release a tool (in SDK) to enable third-party developers to make their applications and services Bixby-enabled easily.” While Bixby will debut on a smartphone, Samsung says the

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Andy Boxall

In App Development

March 21, 2017

app developers

Demand for developers skilled in mobile apps and mobile websites is higher than ever before, according to recruiters Randstad Technologies. It states that between 2014 and 2016, calls for talented, mobile-specific developers grew by 104% year over year in the United States. Employers found developers able to create mobile apps for iOS and Android highly desirable, along with those who create HTML5 apps, and are skilled in Java, JavaScript, and Angular. Randstad Technologies singles out the consumer goods, hospitality, and restaurant industries as being particularly keen to recruit. Sarah West, Randstad Technologies managing director, said: “People expect to be able to use untethered technology, and CIOs and IT managers are responding.” However, it’s not just IT departments that are working on mobile-related projects, with sales,

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My name is Charles Trent and I help people build their ideas. What is Live Typing and how are you positioned in the market? Live Typing is a web and mobile application development agency. We are focused on start ups, enterprises, and non profits. We work with startups to validate their proof of concepts, Enterprises to scale their enterprise management resources and non profits to cross different mediums with their cause. What types of clients do you work with? Start ups, enterprises, and non profits. What geographies are you focused on and where are you seeing the most growth? There is a lot of growth in the US market for app developers as well as europe and even Asia is starting to become more prominent

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appodeal corona

Mobile advertising company Appodeal has acquired development platform Corona Labs, but hasn’t released the financial details of the deal. Corona Labs produces the Corona SDK, a framework used to create 2D games for various mobile platforms, using the Lua language. Once the deal has been completed, the Enterprise version of the Corona SDK will be made available for free, alongside other existing versions. Additionally, Appodeal will convert the Corona SDK into an open-source platform, with the first components set to be open-sourced when the deal goes through. Despite the new ownership, Appodeal won’t be a prerequisite for Corona developers, and all monetization plug-ins will remain. In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Corona Labs Roj Niyogi says: “In addition to a natural fit around building

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game campus oulu

Inside a collection of beautifully renovated historical buildings in the city if Oulu, Finland, there is a campus dedicated to video game development. It’s called the Game Campus, and Finnish game developer Fingersoft is one of the driving forces behind it. The intention is to rent half of the space out to startups and companies that work in video game development, creating a single space dedicated to creating and releasing high quality games. Everyone from venture capitalists to developers are welcome, ensuring all the talent and means to build a game are housed under one roof. Campus administrator Pasi Jokinen told Business Insider: “The end goal is not at all to just be content with having impressive premises, but to create a videogame ecosystem that

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