“We have companies coming to us in an absolute panic,” Matt Johnston, CMO of uTest told me this morning. “We are going to read some horror stories of very popular apps two weeks after launch that suddenly their app reviews go way, way down.”
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Apple sent an e-mail today to developer requesting that they submit their iOS 7-compatible app for review. And to download the latest version — almost certainly the shipping version — of its new mobile operating system.
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Adobe’s been building a lot of bridges between development and design lately, and its latest launch is a very solid bridge, indeed.
“At this point, we’re basically completely focused on being a mobile platform… That’s where all our energy is going,” said Facebook exec Mike Vernal.
“We have much more visibility and much more momentum” with the Facebook brand attached, said Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar. “We’re really happy with it.”
Mobile backend-as-a-service Parse is rolling out five new products today, all of them sure to be big hits with the developer community, from game devs to iPhone devs to analytics nerds and beyond.
“Parse is everywhere,” said Parse CPO James Yu. And for Parse, “everywhere” means a community of developers that’s growing by thousands every month.
Likening the backend-building process to spending a day at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Parse founder Ilya Sukhar said, “I could probably do better by replacing the DMV.”
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Welcome to two days of hands-on experiences with the best companies and the best hackers in the world. No panels, no fluff, no filler. And we have a whole track of Master Classes just to teach you new ways to code.
For New Relic-using apps, each app has an average of 639,000 active users per minute. Zoinks! The average response time, however, is a lazy-river 3.28 seconds.
The course doesn’t just cover how to lock down your work; it explores how to responsibly share what you’ve created with more open licenses and copyright alternatives like Creative Commons.
Editor’s Pick Did you know that Azure is one of the most popular tools around? It’s also one of the most disliked. The undisputed favorite among devs is Github, with Heroku and New Relic coming in a distant second and third.
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Mobile testing service StarDust released a new study today which compares total apps, publishers, rate of new apps being added, monetization details, and more about the three main global app stores: iOS, Windows Phone, and Google Play.
In other words, we’re seeing the emergence of the Samsung platform.
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GroupTalent’s feature set doesn’t exactly duplicate the Work for Pie résumé. Rather, it matches technical talent with jobs. GroupTalent will not be using any of the Work for Pie tech or product.
Ballmer wasn’t a perfect CEO. But that one moment — the hilarious, uncalculated moment of unbridled developer-worship — that makes me love the guy.
Editor’s Pick For some kids, the opportunity to go to Stanford University for a CompSci degree sounds like a death sentence. For real.
As in, a bullet in the brain.
Singly’s all-star team has been quitely brewing up a batch of technological voodoo. And Appcelerator is just the team to take it to market.
“There’s going to be a technology that serves as the foundation for modern distributed systems,” said co-founder Nick Lavezzo. “It can’t be one that’s out of reach of a majority of people. If the industry’s going to consolidate around one technology, its got to be accessible to everybody.”
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“Having used and evaluated countless payment services over my last three businesses, Stripe is by far the easiest solution available,” said Thread.com founder Kieran O’Neill in a statement on the news.
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2013 is a great year to be a software developer — or, better yet, a company that builds tools and services for software developers.
Guest Post middlemen have taken control over channels between buyers and sellers, and the cash is flowing through them. Mobile developers, creating the products themselves, get the leftovers.
Guest Post Don’t leave innovation up to the big guys. That’s the main reason I created Elm, a new language, with collaboration from some fascinating developers.
Now, you’ll be able to soak in Treehouse’s coursework from just about anywhere. Lessons include everything from professionally produced instructional videos to an IDE for coding on the go.
Apple just issued an update on its little developer site hacking issue, telling developers that its resources are coming back online and offering a system status update webpage.
One little detail is missing, however: a timetable.
“Let’s put it in perspective,” Cook told analysts and investors. “Our revenues there were $4.9 billion for the quarter … which is 14 percent of the company. A few years ago that was hundreds of millions — we’ve grown our business significantly.”
Apple’s developer site is still down following a very public hacking attack by Ibrahim Balic last week, in which he downloaded over 100,000 developers’ private contact information. But Balic finally has what he wanted all along: recognition from Apple of his efforts.
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Editor’s Pick Apple released the information just a few moments ago in an email to registered developers, saying that sensitive emails, names, and physical addresses could have been compromised, and that it took the website down on Thursday to prevent any further damage.
Adobe has released PhoneGap 3.0, and it’s full of new features to make cross-platorm mobile development easier for y’all.