Topic: mobile

Mobile Development Stories

News about the emergence of the social network Ello went viral in the last few weeks. Ello has earned a lot of interest because of its position as an anti-Facebook social network. Will Ello be able to live up to the hype and become a Facebook killer?

Beginning in 2015, more US banks, merchants, and the federal government will begin rolling out chip-based cards. Noting that more than 100 million Americans were victims of data breaches in the past year, the White House is leading the move to chip-and-PIN technology with a new executive order.

The last quarter has been busy for Amazon, filled with ups and downs, successes and failures. The interesting takeaway here is that Amazon does not shun failures. In fact, its leaders try to see how to learn from failures and diversify even more. Read on to learn how the e-commerce giant operates.

The Linux Foundation announced a new open source platform for drones—the Dronecode Project for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Possible deployments include environmental and agriculture research, wildlife conservation, search and rescue, and movie and TV production.

If we look at keywords essential to information processing, searchability and discoverability are critical. Any piece of information an organization has access to needs to become searchable and discoverable to the relevant end-users when they need it. This is presenting new business opportunities.

What if there were a way that a hard-of-hearing person wearing Google Glass could get real-time closed captioning to assist with everyday conversations? Researchers at Georgia Tech have created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that uses a smartphone to capture a conversation.

Facebook is relaunching the advertising platform it acquired, Atlas Solutions, with the hope of pushing its way up in the world of mobile advertising by leveraging the extensive base of user data it has. How other companies consume this data and make the right targeted connections may be a concern.

Enterprise software has long existed and grown with changes in technology. During a shift in focus to mobile computing, mobile app development, and enterprises working to embrace the cloud, it would not be unfair to say that enterprise software was briefly sidelined―but it's making a resurgence.

In an attempt to compete with Google and Apple, Pebble, which Kickstarted one of the first smartwatches two years ago, is dropping its prices and adding new functionality. The company will have to continue to push, though, if it hopes to remain relevant in this now competitive industry.

Some of the most popular apps are the health and fitness ones. What if changes in activity level could flag overlooked symptoms of depression? Researchers at Dartmouth College hope that tracking daily physical activities can be good for your mental health, as well as your fitness.