App Development

  • Requiem For The App Revolution Crunch Network

    Requiem For The App Revolution

    The app revolution is dead. In fact, it died years ago. It had been a good run, but a revolution is no longer a revolution when the model is the status quo. With new apps created every day, the revolution has definitely been televised, commoditized and capitalized. But while the app revolution is dead, a new movement is rising to take its place — the experience evolution. Read More

  • How App Design Can Hurt App Development Crunch Network

    How App Design Can Hurt App Development

    Mobile apps have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy for most people in tech to assume that creating them is a simple, straightforward process. Look behind the curtain of their development, however, and you’ll often find a painful history of cost-overruns, code and asset bloat and development delays. Read More

  • Lessons Learned On App Design For Fast-Growth Markets Crunch Network

    Lessons Learned On App Design For Fast-Growth Markets

    One of the typical mistakes developers make is thinking that because they’ve had success in one corner of the globe, they should be able to employ the same strategy to drive adoption elsewhere. The truth of the matter is apps that are wildly successful in the U.S., Europe and Japan often fail to gain substantial traction in areas like India, South America and the Middle East; these… Read More

  • Our Nine Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Demo Day

    Our Nine Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Demo Day

    It’s that time again: 500 Startups just put on demo day for its ninth batch of companies at Microsoft’s conference building in sunny Mountain View, Calif. The seed stage investor and startup incubator showed off 29 products and services that range from making it easier to get a home loan to a marketplace for 3D printed knick-knacks. Read More

  • Kinvey Mobile Identity Product Aims To Simplify Identity Management For Mobile Developers

    Kinvey Mobile Identity Product Aims To Simplify Identity Management For Mobile Developers

    Kinvey, a mobile development service, introduced a new product today, Mobile Identity Connect. The company says the new tool gives mobile developers easy access to enterprise identity management systems, thereby simplifying the connection to those systems. Kinvey CEO Sravish Sridhar says that the goal is to offer a simple way for developers to connect to traditional enterprise identity… Read More

  • Swrve Adds Dynamic Engagement Scoring To Help App Devs Better Monetize Their User Groups

    Swrve Adds Dynamic Engagement Scoring To Help App Devs Better Monetize Their User Groups

    It’s a mobile world, and making money from users on the go is the question that Yahoo needs to answer and that Facebook already has. For companies in between, it’s a tough race between deciding how to price their offerings and how best to monetize their disparate user bases. As TechCrunch has reported previously, Swrve, a San Francisco and Dublin-based firm, is focused on… Read More

  • Adeven’s New App Store Sentiment Analysis Tool Helps Developers Draw Useful Conclusions From App Reviews

    Adeven’s New App Store Sentiment Analysis Tool Helps Developers Draw Useful Conclusions From App Reviews

    App Store advertising firm adeven today unveiled a new tool for its apptrace mobile analytics platform, which provides sentiment analysis for the App Store’s 24 million reviews. The free service lets users check out any title available on the App Store and see how user reviews score it in terms of three key criteria: positive feedback, addictiveness and crash complaints. Read More

  • 3 iPad Mini Design Considerations For Developers

    3 iPad Mini Design Considerations For Developers

    Editor’s note: Boris Chan is a principal at Xtreme Labs who leads product development and innovation efforts. Apple finally unveiled the iPad mini last week. Perhaps its main selling point is that it runs the same apps as the iPad and works just as well with the same screen resolution despite its smaller size.  Read More

  • Former Oracle, SAP Execs Land $5.5M For DIY App Development Platform AnyPresence

    Former Oracle, SAP Execs Land $5.5M For DIY App Development Platform AnyPresence

    With the consumerization of enterprise and BYOD in full swing, big companies are being pressed into finding better ways to give their customers (and their employees) access to a robust yet user-friendly mobile experience — across mobile platforms. Looking to bring a little fresh air to the enterprise mobile market, former SAP, Oracle and Siebel Systems execs teamed up to launch… Read More