20 Apr 2015
The Relevance of Messaging in the App Industry
By Glen Warren, CEO, Fourtytwo Telecom
Some may argue that SMS is an outdated technology which is no longer applicable in contemporary spheres such as the App industry. However, in spite of all the developments that are taking place in our highly mobile world, a singular solution as ubiquitous as SMS communication remains to be found. That being said, we must acknowledge that there are certain constraints concerning the content of a message delivered via SMS and that there are numerous competing, emerging technologies on the horizon.
In fact, Fortytwo ...
20 Apr 2015
Speaker Interview: Chet Haase
"I would like to make development of rich application experiences easier for developers"
We recently caught up with Chet Haase, Lead, Android UI Toolkit , Google in an exclusive interview ahead of his keynote @ Apps World North America.
Chet will be taking to the Droid World stage on Tuesday 12 May at 12:15pm, presenting his keynote on "The State of Android App Development"
Book your free pass here to attend Apps World North America
Of all the new features and updates on Android 5.1, what have been the biggest ...
20 Apr 2015
Guest Blog from PersonaGraph: Why Interest Based User Acquisition Should Be The New Norm
There has never been a better time to be a smartphone user. At the same time there has never been a more challenging time to be an app developer. With the rapid proliferation of smartphones across the globe and the staggering increase in the number of apps in the app stores, the app economy is booming and one that is growing by the second. Mobile usage was predicted to overtake desktop, back in 2008 by Mary Meeker. Well we are now way past the tipping point. A study by Comscore ...
20 Apr 2015
Interview with Andrew Pavliv, CEO, N-iX
N-iX CEO Andrew Pavliv on IT Outsourcing in Ukraine
Being one of the most attractive outsourcing destinations in Eastern Europe, Ukraine has a pool of over 75.000 experienced software developers working for 2000 national and international companies. Even though previous year was challenging for the country, Ukrainian IT industry continues to show substantial growth. Here we introduce an interview with Andrew Pavliv, СEO of Ukrainian software development company N-iX outlining current situation and outsourcing opportunities in the country.
How did you decide to start IT outsourcing business?
Together with ...
20 Apr 2015
Join us this week at Apps World Germany!
We’ll be opening the doors to our inaugural Apps World Germany event this Wednesday (April 22nd) and it’s going to be a fantastic launch show!
It’s not too late to register to join us for two days of top level content, networking, live hackathons and more in at the CityCube, Berlin on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd this week!
With over 150 exhibitors confirmed and thousands of pre-registered attendees alongside top keynotes from the likes of Steve Wozniak, Ian Livingstone and Peter Molyneux this year’s Apps ...
By Ionut Ciobotaru, AppLift
There is no denying it, mobile advertising is on the rise. App Annie and IDC recently predicted that in-app advertising should grow by 3.2x between 2014 and 2018, thereby surpassing all other types of digital advertising, including PC online search advertising. (source)
Advertising remains the most straightforward method of monetizing digital content for most mobile publishers. When done right, it’s the most effective way to make revenue from the best part of a hard-earned user base. In this context, native advertising, on mobile, is ...
By Gideon Pridor, VP Marketing, Perfecto Mobile
According to Gartner, the number of app downloads will reach nearly 269 billion by 2017 and this shift into mobile is impacting companies of all shapes and sizes, making it one of the most competitive ventures the company will face.
But, while stories of major brands pushing into mobile talk up the opportunities and rewards of developing mobile strategies, the end user is king. Release a buggy app, you’ll get blasted by app store ratings. Your app doesn’t work on the ...
By Ros Bulych, Lemberg Solutions
Keeping a keen eye on IoT startups development , I couldn’t but remember the old ‘holy war’ between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on what is essentially more important: the hardware, or the software? Today as ever, this topic is very pressing for the IoT market.
Most of the time, an IoT project starts with a hardware innovation. But here’s the hard part: how does one turn an aspiring IoT project into a profitable venture? In other words, adopting a successful business model is ...
by Ian Pritchard, German Internet Performance Expert, Dyn
While there are many things in life worth waiting for, online experiences are not part of those things. We expect our mobile apps to deliver instant results in bringing us a taxi or reserving a restaurant table for dinner. We expect video to begin streaming instantly on our phones or tablets. When it comes to mobile apps, instant gratification is no longer a consumer desire. It’s a consumer expectation.
With that in mind, you need to consider how to meet your ...
By Andrew Allison, Head of Supply EMEA, Vungle
Mobile video ad spending will grow faster than any other advertising category in 2014, according to eMarketer. For developers, this is great news. Not only can mobile video be a high-impact monetization strategy and increase revenue, but it also provides a more engaging and contextually relevant experience for users.
Here are the four best practices to help you get started.
1 Use the power of opt-in
Instead of simply integrating video interstitials into a game, developers can choose to create opt-in placements ...