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What’s New in App Development #1

Your regular digest of “What’s New in App Development” gathered and collected by the 10Fold Enterprise, Mobility & Telecom Practice Team.

Big items to consider: WhatsApp, a popular messaging app, recently announced app updates and mobile platform changes as it celebrates its 7th anniversary. Apple may also be getting us closer to making the term, ‘Anybody can code,’ a reality, with its Apple Swift programming language. Finally, a recent survey by InMobi focuses on the mobile app ecosystem to examine the most popular apps – and where the app money truly lies.

WhatsApp to only support phones with the latest mobile platforms by 2017; Bad news for Blackberry, Nokia? – Lawyer Herald

Big changes are coming to WhatsApp, the popular messaging app. WhatsApp Inc. recently announced that in order to improve its mobile messaging app’s speed, reliability, and security, it will only support phones with the latest mobile platforms. This move might affect users of Blackberry and Nokia devices, which do not run iOS or Android platforms. WhatsApp has also finally decided to get rid of its $1 annual subscription fee to attract more users.  The company continues to grow as it celebrates its 7th founding anniversary (WhatsApp was introduced in 2009). Today, WhatsApp has an estimated one billion monthly active users worldwide.

Apple Swift language gains traction among mobile app developersTech Target

Apple’s latest programming language, Swift, is becoming more popular among developers — largely due to its ease of use.  It has ability to analyzes the code and detect any mistakes, and “ready to use” SDK frameworks.

Swift’s biggest benefit is that it makes it simpler to write apps. It requires less text to code a given command. Plus, using the Swift Playgrounds feature in XCode, Apple’s suite for building apps, developers can get a real-time preview of the app. To help avoid common coding errors, Swift programmers can enter an evaluation command that analyzes the code and detects any mistakes — a feature Objective-C lacks. These new developments will definitely help app developers save precious time, though it does leave us with one important question: what will happen to custom app developers? Only time will tell.

It’s the end of “euphoric times” for custom app developers – Tech Crunch

For the first time in about eight years, we saw a decline in the small business customer base of app developers (in terms of revenue and per-project value). The primary reason cited is the rise of white labels and SDKs. “Uber for X” toolkits have indeed become a force to reckon with. Small businesses increasingly rely on “ready to use” frameworks rather than opting for custom development.

Research: Insights on the State of App Developers 2016 – Developer Tech

The mobile revolution and the surge in smartphone usage is driving the market for mobile applications while mobile app development is a prospering industry which continues to expand. The growth in consumer demand for mobile apps and the increase in time spent on the apps is encouraging for both aspiring and seasoned developers to innovate across mobile devices.

InMobi surveyed mobile developers across the world to better understand the ever-growing ecosystem. These insights were drawn from over 1,000+ respondents across 155 countries on the latest trends in the mobile app ecosystem, including developer mindshare, platform of choice, revenue models, challenges and motivations, and mobile ad network preferences. The survey found that Android is by far the most popular platform among developers (86%), followed by Apple iOS (57%). However, when it comes to making money, Windows Phone apps developers seem to earn the highest per month, per app, when compared to iOS and Android developers.

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We are tethered to our mobile devices 24×7 and expect instant access to every app and every piece of data whenever, wherever.  Behind the scenes is a complex maze of wireless protocols, telecommunications infrastructure, programmable chips and so much more that make our mobile moments memorable and accelerate the speed of business around the world.

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Barefoot Networks is a team of visionaries, experienced technologists and engineers who have created a blueprint for designing and operating the world’s fastest and most programmable networks. Barefoot Networks’ technology provides the necessary hardware and software for building a speedy and highly programmable network while leveraging the power of the open and thriving community around the P4 programming language. <Read More>


The CBRS Alliance believes that LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. In order to maximize CBRS’s full potential, they aim to enable a robust ecosystem towards making LTE-based CBRS solutions available. <Read More>


 Silver Spring Networks enables the Internet of Important Things™ by reliably and securely connecting things that matter. Cities, utilities, and companies on five continents use the Silver Spring’s cost-effective, high-performance IoT network and data platform to operate more efficiently, become greener, and enable innovative services that can improve the lives of millions of people. <Read More>


versaVersa is an early innovator in the rapidly growing network function virtualization (NFV) market, which is forecast to grow to $11.6B in 2019 (Infonetics/IHS). The company has more than 35 patents filed around its unique system-level approach for creating virtualized network functions (VNF), a core NFV building block. Versa solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch networks to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s VNF software provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility vs. traditional network hardware. <Read More>


 

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