Windows Phone Developers in a Tiff Over Lack Of Advertising

Eric Zeman, March 12th, 2014

It’s hard to get excited about developing applications if there’s no payoff for your efforts. That’s the general consensus arising among makers of Windows Phone applications, who are dissatisfied with the poor sell through of advertisements. With no money coming in from ads, some developers say they’ll have to start charging for their apps – or quit supporting Windows Phone.


Teradata Extends API Reach of Marketing Cloud

Michael Vizard, March 12th, 2014

Marketers want to take direct control of their IT environment, so it’s only natural that many marketers now look to the cloud to access a large number of applications. Teradata developed its Integrated Marketing Cloud to provide a central console through which those marketers can access and manage those applications.


HP Autonomy Extends SDK for Augmented Reality Applications

Michael Vizard, March 11th, 2014

Augmented reality applications are in demand as businesses try to create an application experience that is truly memorable. The Autonomy unit of Hewlett-Packard created Aurasma to enable building those types of application. The Aurasma content management system exposes triggers through which videos, images or 3D models are automatically launched.


PayPal Releases Kraken to Help Spur Node.js Adoption

Michael Vizard, March 7th, 2014

PayPal, looking to provide an additional structure around the Node.js application framework, developed the Kraken implementation, a more secure and scalable framework for building commercial-grade applications. This week, PayPal is making Kraken available to the broader open-source community.


SAP Promises to Publish APIs for HANA Apps in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, March 6th, 2014

As part of a concerted effort to make the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform more appealing to developers, SAP this week announced a more modular approach to exposing SAP HANA services in the cloud. SAP is also moving to open an application store for SAP HANA applications offered by both SAP and third-party developers.


GoodData Unfurls Open Analytics Platform in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, March 5th, 2014

The line between what constitutes a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application and a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment has always been relatively thin. SaaS applications that expose an API to third-party developers can quickly transform into a development platform.


Tableau Software Becomes a Member of Emerging Splunk Ecosystem

Michael Vizard, March 5th, 2014

As a platform for indexing and analyzing machine data, Splunk has emerged as a provider of a Big Data platform that developers can easily invoke. Now Splunk is starting to build an ecosystem around that platform.


Can Telegram Beat WhatsApp with a Public API?

Patricio Robles, March 3rd, 2014

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp was obviously a boon for WhatsApp’s founders, employees and investors, but it also proved to be a good thing for several of WhatsApp’s biggest competitors.


SurveyMonkey Launches SDK for Mobile Apps

Michael Vizard, February 20th, 2014

Developing mobile applications is often an exercise in blind futility. Not much of a chance to solicit feedback before launching the application is available. As a result, mobile application developers find that it’s not uncommon to discover that users are rating their applications fairly low in any number of application stores. The problem is that beyond some vague comments, usually there’s not much to work with in terms of useful feedback that would enable the developer to improve the application.


Intellinote Integrates Productivity Tool with Google Apps API

Michael Vizard, February 12th, 2014

Most people usually take notes that they hope will eventually prove useful in some way by using either some type of mobile computing device or a piece of paper. Unfortunately, much of that information never makes it into a document, especially if it’s on a paper that can easily get lost.


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