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Adopting VSM – The easy way

A book of maps.

The key to VSM is a handful of insightful metrics, explains David Hurwitz, VP ADM marketing at Micro Focus. 

Organisations have a lot to contend with these days. From rising inflation to terrible supply chain issues, businesses are under fire from all angles.

Considering...

The future of digital twin technology

Dr. William Bain, CEO and founder of ScaleOut Software, explains what the future of digital twin technology requires for broad market adoption.

Traditional stream-processing and complex event-processing systems do an excellent job of extracting patterns from incoming telemetry, but...

Apple bans using NFTs to circumvent App Store fees

Apple has updated its rules to ban developers from using NFTs to circumvent App Store fees.

Regulators and developers are becoming increasingly critical of Apple for blocking third-party app stores and payment options. With no alternative, this leaves Apple to abuse its market...

Apple begins Small Developer Assistance Fund payouts

Apple has started paying out to small developers that qualify for a fund established as part of a class-action lawsuit.

A lawsuit was brought against Apple by US developers over the company’s “profit-killing” App Store commissions. As part of the settlement, Apple agreed to...

Windows Subsystem for Android is now considered stable

Microsoft is making good on its promise to fully support Android apps on Windows.

Following the demise of Windows Phone, Microsoft has put its weight behind Android. The company adopted Google’s OS for its Surface Phone and said that Android apps will run on Windows 11 as if they...

Developers can now submit iOS apps with Live Activities

iOS 16.1 will release to the public next week and so Apple is now inviting developers to submit apps supporting the new Live Activities feature.

Live Activities are a key feature of iOS 16 and enable applications to display real-time information on the Lock Screen (or the ‘Dynamic...

‘Ask Apple’ is an interactive Q&A series for developers

Apple is introducing an interactive Q&A series for developers that will provide opportunities to connect directly with the company’s experts.

‘Ask Apple’ is an extension to Cupertino’s existing ‘Tech Talks’ and ‘Meet with App Store Experts’ initiatives. Apple says...

App Store revenue hit a seven-year low in September

According to a Morgan Stanley report, App Store revenues in September were rather disappointing.

Morgan Stanley analyst Erik Woodring published a report this week that highlighted App Store revenues hit a seven-year low in September.

The analysis used data from mobile...

How to effectively leverage in-app stories for marketing campaigns

Over 2.5 billion, or close to a third of the world’s population, spend time watching stories on apps like Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, or Snapchat every day. Now that is testimony to the fact that there’s massive potential for businesses to utilize the function, tell compelling brand...

Smart Tales – making STEM as easy as ABC

Huawei’s global Apps UP contest is currently open for entries, giving developers across Europe the chance to win from a $200,000 USD prize pool.

Cristina Angelillo, who is the CEO and Co-founder of Marshmallow Games, entererd last year’s competition with Smart Tales, an...

5-minute sit down with Dr. Jakin Vela, Apps UP 2022 Judge

Ahead of this years’ Apps UP 2022 competition, one of the judges for the contest, Dr. Jakin Vela, Executive Director of International Game Developers Association (IDGA), shares his insight into what he thinks developers need to succeed, along with what he’ll be looking for in...

Simon Maple, Snyk: Developing the future of cybersecurity

Simon Maple, field CTO at Snyk, discusses the importance of embedding security into the development stage.

Could you tell us a little bit about the company and what you guys do?

Absolutely. Snyk’s a seven-year-old developer-focused company that happens to specialise in security....

Expand your horizons and reach new users across Huawei devices

Supported by a rich ecosystem that spans both hardware and software, Huawei can help you to deliver an enjoyable, all-scenario experience for your users across multiple devices, reaching new customers along the way. In this blog, we explore how.

An interconnected experience across...

Google makes it easier for developers to offer eco-routing

Google is making it easier for developers to offer eco-routing in their apps following announcements from its annual Search On event.

Current users of the Google Maps app may have seen that the service launched “eco-friendly” routes earlier this year, enabling the environmentally...

Meeting software delivery demands through value stream management

Organisations everywhere have faced countless challenges over the last two years. With the global health crisis forcing businesses to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, the tech industry came under increasing pressure to keep up with demand. 

Today, as we emerge...

The importance of being accessibility-first for effective UX design

Web design has seen a huge evolution in recent years, with accessibility and inclusion front of mind in the offline world impacting a more human side of software development. This means rethinking the approach to design, ensuring that the steps within processes address accessibility issues. Yet...

Niantic brings Lightship VPS to the web

Niantic has brought its Lightship VPS (Visual Positioning System) to the web as part of the AR giant’s 8th Wall platform.

Lightship aims to bring Niantic’s vast experience building AR experiences like Ingress and Pokemon Go to third-party developers. The tooling provided by...

Better app security cannot start with tools

There is a common trope in science fiction movies where robots start to think for themselves and launch a war with humans for control of Earth.

These storylines come from a familiar place. We continue to see robots, machines, and technological tools replace many traditional jobs...

OpenWallet aims to support Web3 wallet development

The Linux Foundation has announced OpenWallet, an initiative to support the development of Web3 digital wallets.

“We are convinced that digital wallets will play a critical role for digital societies,” said Jim Zemllin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation.

“Open...

Building a new execution platform for Redis clients

Over the last decade, Redis has become a popular, widely used in-memory cache. Unlike most distributed caches, it offers a compelling set of built-in data structures that enhance its capabilities beyond just storing serialized objects.

Created in 2009 as a single-server...

Apple launches GymKit Certification Assistant app

Apple has launched a GymKit Certification Assistant app that should help with streamlining approvals.

GymKit launched in 2017 and enables the Apple Watch to pair with supported gym equipment for quick and accurate syncing of information.

The rollout of GymKit has been steady...

Google expands third-party billing support to more countries

Android developers in more countries now have the option to offer third-party billing options.

As spotted by 9to5Google, Google quietly expanded its ‘User Choice Billing’ pilot which allows third-party billing options in non-gaming apps.

Registered developers in the...

10 best practices to get the most out of test automation

Have you tried eating nuts in the shell? If yes, I guess it was not a very successful experience. Although everyone knows that nuts are very healthy and nutritious. Paradoxically, many companies implement test automation without looking at the nuances. Everyone knows that it is good for...

PyPI maintainers warn of ongoing phishing attack

The maintainers of the Python Package Index (PyPI) have warned of an ongoing phishing attack targeting users.

“Today we received reports of a phishing campaign targeting PyPI users. This is the first known phishing attack against PyPI,” wrote the maintainers in a...

InAppBrowser tool reveals hidden JavaScript injections

A tool created by developer Felix Krause reveals hidden JavaScript injections through in-app browsers.

In-app browsers offer a convenient way for developers to let users browse specific websites without leaving their apps. However, they can be used to invade users’...

Unity rejects AppLovin’s bumper takeover bid

Game development platform Unity has rejected a large takeover bid from mobile technology firm AppLovin.

AppLovin offered to acquire Unity in an all-stock deal worth $17.5 billion. However, the offer came with the stipulation that Unity drops its own bid for...