App Development

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

Following its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple <a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2017/06/21/apple-goes-after-clones-and-spam-on-the-app-store/">released updated App Store guid

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

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,

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 revolu

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,

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

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

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 sys

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 dec

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

3 iPad Mini Design Considerations For Developers

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Boris Chan is a principal at Xtreme Labs who leads product development and innovation efforts.</em> Apple finally <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/23/ipad-min

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

With the consumerization of enterprise and <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bring_your_own_device">BYOD</a> in full swing, big companies are being pressed into finding better ways

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

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 developer an armload to build that

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

Fantasy sports, just like everything else, have also been making the transition to mobile, with news aggregating apps turning to fantasy sports (<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/08/12/just-in