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smartphones

Global Smartphone Sales Reached $522B in 2018

According to a new study released by GFK global, global smartphone sales has reached $522B in 2018. This figure is 5% higher than last year despite a 3% decline in demand for smartphones compared to 2017. Smartphones represent the majority...
Android Q Beta

Android Q Beta Now Available

Google has recently released Android Q Beta 1. This beta release includes a preview SDK for app developers with system images for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and for the official...
mobile shopping

Why Your eCommerce Business Needs a Mobile App. Like Right Now.

The game has officially changed. Retailers reported mobile transactions represented over 65% of all business transactions in the last quarter of 2017 (Criteo). The cat is well and truly out of the bag. It’s undeniable. Mobile eCommerce works. It seems...
Drupal 7

Drupal 7 Will Reach End-Of-Life In 2021

The team behind Drupal has officially announced that Drupal 7 will reach its end-of-life (EOL) come November 2021. On November 2021, official community support for Drupal 7 will end, support provided by the Drupal Association on Drupal.org will aso end....
Micosoft store

Microsoft Store Revenue Now Gives Developers A 95% Cut, On One Condition

Microsoft has recently announced that the company has updated its Microsoft Store revenue sharing agreement. Microsoft will now give app developers 95% of app revenues, while Microsoft will only take 5%, but only on a certain condition. According to Microsoft,...
app store subscriptions

Apple Opens In-App Subscription Discounts To Existing Users And Lapsed Subscribers

In a move to help app developers retain subscribers, Apple will let developers offer discounts to both new and existing subscribers. Up until now, app developers can only give freebies and discounts to new users, this means they would not be able...
iOS and Mac Apps Merger

Apple Is Planning On Merging iOS And MacOS Apps By 2021

Apple is planning to make the lives of app developers easier by merging iOS and macOS apps into one by 2021. While the company has previously shot down any claims about plans to merge iOS and Mac apps, Apple has...
Google Play store

Google Play Store App Rejections Up 55%, App Suspensions Up 66%

Google has previously released a year-in-review announcement and said that Play Store app rejections went up 55% last year after the company implemented new rules and improved its app review process. App suspensions also went up by more than 60%,...
Amazon Moments

Amazon Moments Lets App Developers Reward Customers With Real Life Gifts

As app developers are continuously figuring out ways to keep their users happy and continue using their apps. Amazon has recently launched a new API to help app developers do just that. “Amazon Moments” will allow developers to reward users...

Visual Studio 2019 Will Be Launched On April 2

Microsoft has recently announced that the company will be launching the latest release of its developer platform, Visual Studio 2019 on April 2, 2019. Microsoft is also planning a day-long, virtual event for the launch of Visual Studio 2019 on the...
Wordpress

Newly Discovered WordPress Plugin Flaw Lets Others Take Control Of Your Website

A recently discovered vulnerability found in the plugin named “Simple Social Buttons,” lets others gain control of your entire website. The “Simple Social Buttons” plugin currently has an install base of more than 40,000 WordPress sites. And website owners are...
Gradle

Gradle 5.2 Now Available, Here’s What’s New

Just a few weeks after releasing Gradle  5.1, the team behind Gradle has released a quick update to their popular Java and Android development tool with Gradle 5.2, with added plugin enhancements for Java and C++. Gradle 5.2 has a new Java...