Ideas & Insights
27 March 2019 7:35
There have recently been suspicions in the public eye regarding the trustworthiness of mobile application developers, and now we have real news stories detailing incidents of actual spying that has occurred. Here’s what we found. According to a report done by The Sun, many mobile applications were caught capturing and storing screen-capture data from users’ phones. Some of the more well-known websites included Hotels.com and Expedia. According to another report done by Techlicious, this sort of recording and data storage was done using an application called “Glassbox,” which Software Developers use for data collection and analysis. Data collection and user profiling are considered commonplace in the field of App development, and the practice is generally harmless and beneficial. In fact, these data-collection tools are often necessary for Software Developers to properly handle and repair malfunctions within their software. Unfortunately, this instance is different. The Glassbox software that has been found...
21 March 2019 7:31
HBO enjoys monumental success with their apps over the weekend of the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones. This is a milestone accomplishment and showcases not only the love for this epic show but the shift toward streaming over live television and cable/satellite. The HBO Now app is the service for customers without a television HBO package and HBO GO is a mobile app for those who are already subscribers with their cable or satellite provider. Game of Thrones has a special nostalgia about it and its popularity is almost unprecedented. It is a global phenomenon because it captures the magic of fantasy and delivers it in a mature adult format. Tales of dungeons, dragons, wizards, kings, and knights are often more family oriented such as tales of King Arthur, The Lord of The Rings, or something out of Marvel comics. GOT is truly in a class of its...
14 March 2019 7:31
Amazon Prime members have long enjoyed free two-day shipping on any and all items they purchase from the online retail giant. But this perk is just about to get better, as Amazon will be cutting shipping times in half, allowing Prime members to receive one-day shipping on everything that they buy at the store. The news was announced during an earnings call on April 25 by Brian Olsavsky, who is the company's chief financial officer. He indicated that the company is spending $800 million this quarter in infrastructure updates to facilitate the change. Initially, the change will only affect Prime members in North America, but eventually expedited shipping will roll out to the rest of the world as well. During the earnings call, Olsavsky also announced that the company had doubled its first-quarter profits. It made $3.6 billion in the quarter, which is a record amount for the company. A...
07 March 2019 7:31
So far 2018 has been a great year for mobile apps. Currently software developers are working on a redesign of the smartphone, as it is due for an overhaul. The top player in this sector is Apple with their introduction of the iPhone X, manufacturers like Android and Samsung are working on devices without buttons. In 2017, 254 billion apps were downloaded with 90% being slaves to network speeds, they are long overdue for new mobile app development. 5G networks are sweeping across the world and the entire population will witness a change in app development. Integrated chips are powering our Smartphones and they are currently under new development. New technology in 2018 is proving to be a year to watch out for, with developers working on virtual and augmented reality. Below are the top 5 mobile app trends that will raise the bar for the next product design. Predictive...
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