App Development

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

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

    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 can remix and modify, and then host and deploy for free. At a high level, Gomix is designed to make building things on the web as fun as it used to be, Anil Dash, Fog Creek Software’s newly-hired… Read More

  • Amazon Pinpoint helps developers keep users coming back to their apps

    Amazon Pinpoint helps developers keep users coming back to their apps

    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 your app. Today, Amazon announced a new tool called Amazon Pinpoint designed to let developers send highly targeted push notifications, that can help them stay connected to the audience. Amazon CTO Werner… Read More

  • 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