App Development

Uiflow, a company that enables teams to build frontend apps using their existing data, today announced that it raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Addition, Transpose Platform…

Uiflow secures cash and Freshworks partnership to bolster its app dev platform

Strapi, an open source content management system (CMS), today announced that it raised $31 million in Series B funding led by CRV with participation from Flex Capital, Index Ventures and…

Strapi lands $31M for its ‘headless’ CMS platform

Embrace, an LA-based startup that offers a mobile-first application performance management platform, today announced that it has raised a $4.5 million funding round led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital. This…

Embrace raises $4.5M for its mobile application performance management platform

Following its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple released updated App Store guidelines that included a new rule allowing it to ban apps created by a “commercialized template or app generation service.”…

Apple’s widened ban on templated apps is wiping small businesses from the App Store

Fog Creek Software, responsible for the births of Trello and Stack Overflow, is today launching Gomix, a platform that wants to democratize app building. Gomix gives people working apps they…

Anil Dash, new CEO of Fog Creek, launches platform to remove barriers to app development

As developers build apps, the hard part becomes not only attracting sufficient audience to justify the exercise, but also finding ways to keep that audience engaged and coming back to…

Amazon Pinpoint helps developers keep users coming back to their apps

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…

Requiem For The App Revolution

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…

How App Design Can Hurt App Development

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…

Lessons Learned On App Design For Fast-Growth Markets

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…

Our Nine Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Demo Day

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

3 iPad Mini Design Considerations For Developers

9:00 pm PDT • November 2, 2012

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…

3 iPad Mini Design Considerations For Developers

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…

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

It’s a familiar scenario for small business owners: You want your business to have a mobile presence, ideally native on Android and iOS, but you don’t want to pay a…

KitApps Launches A Mobile App “Wizard” To Simplify DIY App Development

Fantasy sports, just like everything else, have also been making the transition to mobile, with news aggregating apps turning to fantasy sports (a la Taptu, Evri, and more). But few…

A Fantasy App Store? CBS Sports To Launch “First Open Platform” For Fantasy Sports