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4 valuable tips for building pre-launch hype for your mobile app

Launching a mobile app isn’t quite as easy as it was 10 years ago. When smartphones were flooding the market back in the mid 2000’s, there was a distinct “honeymoon phase” when it came to apps. In other words, people were much more open to experimenting and trying out new programs.<p>These days, …

Key Functionalities Your Mobile App Design Needs To Invest In

Mobile app marketing is a competitive landscape that has millions of apps available for download. Most likely, there is another app available that is competing for the attention from the same audience as you. Therefore, it takes a lot to stand out in the app market these days, so you can’t afford …

Apps

Google and Facebook are destined to wage a decade-long war for the future

Back in April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his grand ten-year roadmap, showing the company's trajectory from now through 2026.<p>Here's that slide again, in case you missed it:<p>It points the way to Facebook's ideal future: A world where everybody's connected to the internet, where we talk to …

Virtual Reality

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Artificial Intelligence

How Having Your Own Mobile App Can Improve Your Business | Inc.com

Everything is changing, including how we browse the web. According to reports, more number of people now use mobile devices to browse the web than the number of people using computers to do so. And around 42% of these users download different apps to aid in the process.<p>Almost all big businesses, …

Apps

How Small Restaurants Tackle the Big Challenge of Building Mobile Apps

Building standalone mobile apps is easy for big national chains like Chick-fil-A, whose app hit No. 1 on the iTunes app store last month, with over a million downloads within three days of its June 1 launch. But it’s tougher for independent restaurants: What’s the best way to reward dedicated …

Apps

Inside Under Armour's New Lighthouse Innovation Center

Image source: Under Armour<p>"My passion is I love blowing people's minds. I love people saying, 'Wow, I never thought that was possible.'" said<b>Under Armour</b> CEO Kevin Plank during a media event outside a converted garage in Baltimore on June 28. The garage, which from the outside looks like a small …

How to write a 3D game for Android using Unreal Engine: Part 2

In part 1 of this tutorial, we talked about the basic overview of Unreal Engine and getting a first person shooter game started, in part 2 we will go in depth with “graphs” along with blueprints, level design and much more. If you have not read part 1, do so now so you will have the base game setup …

Game Development

Will app developers and OEMs adopt Material Design?

If there’s one thing you can point to in Android L that’s guaranteed to divide opinion it’s Material Design. Some people see an elegant continuation of Google’s minimalist style, others feel that it’s flat, there’s too much white space, and the colors are garish. There’s no escaping the usual …

Android News

Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …

Why Bad Financial Predictions Will Kill Your Startup

<i>Paul Jackson is the Founder of Worthworm.</i><p>If headlines are to be believed, it’s a great time to get into the startup game. It seems like every day startup after startup is announcing its most recent million dollar round of funding or billion dollar valuation. However, if you’re just entering this …

Entrepreneurship News | The Next Web

All stories in Entrepreneur<p>How to use machine learning for your startup’s product<p>There's a misconception that to leverage machine learning you need to be a mathematical genius. In reality, most machine-learning ...<p>David Crawford<p>More landing page optimization tips than you can handle! (45, to be …

Entrepreneurship

Empathy for the User: Experience Design Secrets from an Expert

<i>Jo Plumridge is a UK-based photographer, writer and lecturer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>User experience (UX) designers are among the unsung heroes of the digital world. They make the tools, sites and apps we use simple, …

How to market your Android app

Once you have an app uploaded and published in the Google Play Store, your next task is to promote the app. Since there are over 1 million apps in the Play Store, the chances of someone finding your app without any sort of promotion (either internally by Google or externally by you) is literally 1 …

Apps

How to monetize your Android app

401(K) 2012<p>So you took the bull by the horns and learned how to write an Android app. Congratulations. You can give away your apps for free, without any monetization, and that is cool, everyone loves a free app. But if you want to try and generate some income you are going to need to put in some …

Apps

5 Things Every Beginning Android App Developer Should Know

<i>Gil Dudkiewicz is the CEO of StartApp, a mobile advertising platform.</i><p>The world has entered a mobile age, and the app industry is booming as a result. Worth $53 billion in 2012, the global app economy is expected to grow to $143 billion by 2016. Everyone wants a piece of the digital pie, but few …

Looking beyond the Internet of things hype: Here’s what’s in store

The Internet of things is forecast to achieve a $20 billion total available market by 2018. But is that market size real? What are the tools that we can use to understand this and take effective action?<p>The Internet of things is inarguably here already for innovators and early adopters, and seems to …

5 ways to build a killer mobile ad experience

As mobile adoption continues to accelerate, perhaps no topic has been more widely debated or examined than how to best monetize mobile apps.<p>In some ways, it’s funny that we’re still trying to develop a standardized mobile ad format that appeals to app developers, advertisers and of course …

Codementor Wants To Be An Uber for Developers In Distress

Junior developers stuck on a coding problem for hours will probably breathe a huge sigh of relief to hear they can get help instantly from experts with the click of a button — as that’s what Codementor is setting out to do.<p>Codementor is a Techstars-backed startup based in Taiwan and San Francisco …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Here's proof notifications don't have to suck<p>Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?<p>Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who …

An Upcoming Anonymous App Called Cloaq Promises A New Way To Post & Share, No Email Or Phone Number Required

A team of engineers, who have asked to not be identified by name, are working to develop a new platform for anonymous posting called Cloaq (pronounced “cloak”). This upcoming web and mobile platform, they tell me, will combine the anonymity of apps like Secret and Whisper, with the ease-of-use of …

Internet of Things

How do you bring the internet of things to the consumer? Two perspectives.

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit:<p>This week we focused (inadvertently) on how to get consumers to adopt the internet of things is large numbers. First up …

The world we see in the movie Her isn’t far off

Two weeks ago, I watched the movie <i>Her</i> in preparation for an interview by a Brazilian newspaper. I knew I would find something closer to science fiction than reality, but the movie does have a foundation in reality. It was particularly interesting to see that the future depicted in the movie shows a …

The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Reasons to cheer the rise of the machines<p>The advances we’ve seen in the past few years—cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and synthesis systems, 3D printers, <i>Jeopardy!</i>-champion computers—are not the crowning achievements of the computer era. They’re the warm-up …

Big Breakthroughs Come in Your Late 30s

What the ages of Nobel Prize winners tell us about creativity<p>James Murphy, the former frontman of the band LCD Soundsystem, made what he called the biggest mistake of his life at 21, when he turned down a writing job on a sitcom that was about to launch.<p>The sitcom's name was <i>Seinfeld</i>.<p>Instead, he …

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

Internet of Things