Dr Jaime Gonzalo, Huawei: On tackling global challenges with HMS

Developer caught up with Dr Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Huawei Consumer Mobile Services for Europe, to learn more about the company’s latest ecosystem developments.

Huawei is no stranger to global challenges and discusses them openly. A major blow was dealt to the firm in 2019 when the US added Huawei to its ‘Entity List’ which bans American companies from trading with it.

Regardless of views on whether such moves are warranted or politically-motivated, it’s hard not to...

VMware helps platform teams get ‘cloud smart’ with cloud native app modernisation

VMware has unveiled advancements to its VMware Tanzu cloud native app portfolio and VMware Aria cloud management platform to deliver a cloud smart approach to cloud native application development, delivery, and management that supports customers at every step of their journey, across any Kubernetes and across any cloud.

Speaking at VMware Explore 2022 Europe this week, Ajay Patel, senior VP and GM, Modern Apps & Management Business Group, VMware, said: “We know that no two...

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 this, IT teams must consistently deliver innovation, which is absolutely essential in our digital era. Further, as organisations become ever more technologically powered, it is also crucial for...

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 they make it challenging and inefficient to track dynamic information about individual data sources. As a result, it can be difficult to fully analyse what incoming telemetry is saying about the state...

Security leaders believe companies should face consequences for releasing insecure software

Someone sitting at a computer screen.

Organisations plan to invest in DevSecOps in 2023, and the level of urgency for them to do so has grown.

In a recent survey conducted by the Neustar International Security Council (NISC), 93% of participating information technology and security professionals reported that DevSecOps would be a significant budgeting priority in the coming year, with 55% emphasising it would be a very significant priority with their organisation.

Additionally, 86% of respondents agree that...

Infrastructure automation: The full data journey from ingestion to insights

Remember when cloud was acclaimed as the simple solution to disentangling legacy IT infrastructure? Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), at last count, now has more than 225 products from which to choose, from the classic compute, database and storage; to containers and application integration; to IoT, machine learning and blockchain. Want any help? You can thumb through the Well-Architected Framework, but it might take a while. In spite of various...

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 create a $100 million Small Developer Assistance Fund.

The fund was open to US developers who sold paid apps or offered in-app purchases through the App Store between 4th June 2015 and 26th...

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 stories, and capture customers they may have not been able to engage previously. 

For starters, stories also exist outside of social media. Companies such as Coinbase utilize both static and...

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 educational app for children full of animated stories and interactive games to stimulate the imagination and passion for STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Here,...

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 a winning submission.

So, Dr. Jakin, what is your impression of Apps UP and what are you hoping to see in this year's submissions?

I believe Apps UP offers developers a unique...