ApplicationDevelopmentNews 2017 Archive

Microsoft Announces Third Party Add-ins to Outlook on Android
Microsoft just revved up its Outlook Android app making it more productive and fun for users. In a recent announcement, the tech giant announced that it has updated the software to now support a variety of third party add-in apps.

Date: 2017-09-12

HipChat Challenges Slack with New Communications App Called Stride
With an increasingly global workforce, team collaboration tools are essential in the running of today’s businesses. Indeed, it would be hard to imagine how team members, who may be located on opposite sides of the globe, could manage to get any work done without these apps specifically designed for business needs. Currently, Slack is leading the pack among cloud-based office collaboration software, but a challenger has arrived with Atlassian launching of a new app called Strideā€”a souped up version of its existing communication service HipChat.

Date: 2017-09-08

Whatsapp Tries to Monetize its Platform With New Business App
Finally, WhatsApp is poised to make money from its more than a billion user base. While the Facebook-owned messaging service is currently free, the company is busy making plans for businesses to tap into the huge potential of its user base for a fee.

Date: 2017-08-30

Whatsapp Now Provides Verified Business Accounts
WhatsApp is fine-tuning its chat services to make it more attractive for businesses. The company has started a new pilot program for verified business accounts, which seems to hint that it may be targeting the customer support segment of its business users with a new app that is reported to be still under development.

Date: 2017-08-23

Microsoft Develops New Chip for Hololens 2
Microsoft revealed that its next-generation Hololens will pack quite a punch. Scheduled for a 2019 release, the new gadget will arrive with an all-new, more powerful artificial intelligence (AI) chip.

Date: 2017-07-27

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Since launching in 2009, WhatsApp has become one of the most popular ways for people to communicate with each other across the globe. Today, the mobile app’s active user base is second only to its parent company, Facebook, with over 1.2 billion people using it to send messages and share data every month.

Date: 2017-07-19

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Date: 2017-07-11

Google Releases Native Chrome Ad Blocker
Search engine giant Google is flexing its muscles once again as it releases an ad blocker that could have far bigger ramifications than just getting rid of pop-up ads.

Date: 2017-06-07

Instagram Denies Copying Snapchat
For some time now, Instagram has been accused of stealing ideas from Snapchat. Now, the social media company’s CEO has broken his silence to put a stop to all the talk.

Date: 2017-05-31

Microsoft Promises Stability and Security to Users as it Launches Windows 10 S
Microsoft has promised stability and security to users as it launched Windows 10 S, a stripped down operating system (OS), to ward off the increasing threat posed by Google Chrome OS.

Date: 2017-05-05

The Best of Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference
At this year’s Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference in San Jose California, the company announced their short and long term plans. The announcements ranged from updates to existing offerings in the short term and long term plans bordering on science fiction.

Date: 2017-04-20

Cloud-Based Contact Center Service Announced by Amazon
Amazon has released Connect, a contact center as a service hosted in the AWS cloud. The service is based on the same contact center technology Amazon has built for their own use.

Date: 2017-04-01

Snapchat Less appealing to Advertisers
On the heels of Snapchat’s historic tech IPO a few days ago, which was second only to Facebook, comes less promising news for the social and messaging app leader. A survey of 1,600 marketers published by RBC Capital Markets and Ad Age shows that return on ad dollars from Snapchat falls far behind the company’s chief rival Instagram. So far behind that even ad revenue from AOL isn’t much worse.

Date: 2017-03-15

Leaked Photos of Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8
In what is expected to be the one of several more leaked reveals in the coming days, hot new photos of the Samsung Galaxy 8 were posted a few hours ago that clearly show the device at almost every angle.

Date: 2017-03-06

Facebook Adds Community Help
Facebook announced today a new feature for it’s Safety Check called Community Help, which makes it easier for people to find and offer help to others needing food, housing or transportation during or after a regional crisis such as an earthquake, flood or other disaster.

Date: 2017-02-08

Instagram Starting To Look Like Snapchat
Instagram announced today the ability to add stickers to your posts, just like Snapchat. The stickers will be both for the consumer like Snapchat, but more importantly will also be targeted at businesses which are looking for creative ways to promote their products and services.

Date: 2017-02-01

App Developers Earning More Than Ever From Apple, $20 Billion in 2016
The Apple App Store has paid out over $20 billion to developers in 2016, which is an increase of over 40% over 2015, according to Apple. They also said that January 1, 2017 had the highest dollar volume of app purchases of any single day in the Apple App Store’s history, with over $240 million in sales. Since the App Store launched in 2008, developers have earned over $60 billion.

Date: 2017-01-05

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