mobile app

  • Now anyone can build features for Cola messenger

    Now anyone can build features for Cola messenger

    Cola, a messaging app that integrates apps into chats, is opening up its developer kit today to enable anyone to build new apps. The updated version available today comes with 12 “bubbles” that are essentially applications that run inside the messaging app. Users can share weather and flight information, gifs, and more without creating accounts with individual tools. The… Read More

  • Movile’s Latin American delivery business, Rappido, is now picking up in Mexico

    Movile’s Latin American delivery business, Rappido, is now picking up in Mexico

    Brazil’s biggest app developer, Movile, is taking its on-demand delivery service into the Mexican market through a joint venture with Grupo ampm. The deal will cement Rappido’s position as the largest on-demand delivery service in Latin America. Read More

  • Yoshi launches “set it and forget it” vehicle re-fueling service in San Francisco

    Yoshi launches “set it and forget it” vehicle re-fueling service in San Francisco

    A startup called Yoshi Inc. is the latest to give drivers a way to fuel up without going to the gas station. The company has officially launched its gas delivery service in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is offering other simple services like filling up the air in a car’s tires, replacing windshield wiper blades and washing cars, as well. Sound familiar? Yoshi is not the only company… Read More

  • Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe Crunch Network

    Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe

    If you’re anything like me you want your apps to let others follow you around but refuse to let them share photographs of your food. But how can you tell each individual app on your phone what you will and won’t share? Researchers at CMU have some ideas. Their app is a smart privacy system that learns your preferences (“Don’t share pictures from delis”) and… Read More

  • Apple will require HTTPS connections for iOS apps by the end of 2016

    Apple will require HTTPS connections for iOS apps by the end of 2016

    During a security presentation at Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference, the company revealed the deadline for all apps in its App Store to switch on an important security feature called App Transport Security — January 1, 2017. App Transport Security, or ATS, is a feature that Apple debuted in iOS 9. When ATS is enabled, it forces an app to connect to web services over… Read More

  • Get popcorn and watch T&Cs for 30 apps being read aloud over 24 hours…

    Get popcorn and watch T&Cs for 30 apps being read aloud over 24 hours…

    Terms and conditions suck, as we’ve said before. They are designed to be impenetrably unreadable to convince app users not to bother. The ‘Click here to AGREE’ button might as well have a giant cartoon arrow winking away on it. Read More

  • Google takes a new approach to native apps with Instant Apps for Android

    Google takes a new approach to native apps with Instant Apps for Android

    Mobile apps often provide a better user experience than browser-based web apps, but you first have to find them, download them, and then try not to forget you installed them. Now, Google wants us to rethink what mobile apps are and how we interact with them. Instant Apps, a new Android feature Google announced at its I/O developer conference today but plans to roll out very slowly, wants… Read More

  • GoPro releases a pair of mobile video editing apps

    GoPro releases a pair of mobile video editing apps

    GoPro is going more mobile. Today the company announced two new mobile apps — one creates GoPro-ish videos automatically and the other gives the user more control. Both are free and both are welcome additions to the GoPro ecosystem. These apps might sound familiar. Earlier this year, GoPro purchased the teams behind Quik and Splice and have relaunched the apps with several updates but… Read More

  • Gametime now lets users “snap and sell” printed tickets

    Gametime now lets users “snap and sell” printed tickets

    Mobile ticket sellers Gametime added a new feature to their app this week that could draw a larger supply of concert and sports tickets to their marketplace. Designed to make it easier for users to sell old-school printed tickets via mobile, the “snap and sell” feature in Gametime feels something like check scanning in mobile banking apps. A user who clicks the… Read More

  • Apple starts deploying Carekit for health apps

    Apple starts deploying Carekit for health apps

    Apple begins rolling out Carekit, its mobile software framework for health apps, today. Apple announced the open-source software development platform last month with the aim to make it easier for developers to build health apps on iOS devices. Starting today, Carekit will integrate with four iPhone apps, including two of the Glow family of apps Glow Nurture and Glow Baby; Start, an app for… Read More

  • Testlio raises $6.25M to expand its testing-as-a-service empire

    Testlio raises $6.25M to expand its testing-as-a-service empire

    Mobile testing startup Testlio today announced it raised a $6.25 million round of funding led by Altos Ventures and Vertex Ventures. The company is aiming to make it easy to do QA for mobile app developers, making it easier to test their apps on a variety of devices in a variety of circumstances. The company also plans to move beyond purely mobile testing. Read More

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