Apps

LinkedIn Is Rolling Out a Trending Topics Section
March 22, 2017 at 1:57 pm

LinkedIn is known for helping people find their next job, but now it wants to help people find their news, too. On Wednesday, the professional network is rolling out a “Trending” topics feed, a new section of the app where users can find a collection of recent news stories and accompanying user posts that are…

Apple’s Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality
March 21, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple Inc.'s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite like augmented reality, which overlays images, video and games on the real world. Cook has likened AR's game-changing potential to that of the smartphone. At some point, he said last…

Nearly 200,000 Apps Could Be Incompatible With iOS 11
March 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Some 187,000 iOS apps could face the axe when Apple rolls out iOS 11, according to SensorTower. iOS developers working with a beta version of iOS 10.3 noticed a message warning that apps not optimized for Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor introduced with the iPhone 5s “will not work with future versions of iOS.” The update…

How to Develop Your Chatbot Strategy
March 16, 2017 at 12:27 pm

If you have Alexa, Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant, then you probably start your morning with a conversation with a chatbot. Because let’s admit it: chatbots are already everywhere. On the one hand, we love to hate them because they are, well, not human. On the other, we love to love them because they create an…

Forbes Rebuilt Its New Mobile Website As a Progressive Web App
March 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm

With its intersitial quotes and lengthy load times, Forbes is “known for having a slower site than average and a more hefty ad experience,” Salah Zalatimo, Forbes’ senior VP of product development told me. That’s why Forbes on Tuesday is beginning the public roll out of its new mobile site, which it says loads in…

Can Publishers Rebuild Customer Loyalty with Apps?
March 7, 2017 at 3:06 pm

It wasn't too long ago that apps were enthusiastically touted as the future of publishing. The launch of the iPad brought a wave of optimism and a flood of digital publications – but the euphoria was short-lived. For most publishers, initial downloads were impressive but usage was dismal and revenue, either from sales and subscriptions…

Why VR Will Probably Be A Bust for Publishers — And Why AR Has Promise
February 23, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Publishers are increasingly dipping their toes into virtual reality (VR). The New York Times, Condé Nast, and Time Inc. have all released VR apps in the past year, offering consumers access to 360-degree video, a stepping stone towards interactive VR (here’s the difference between the two). Platforms are placing big bets on VR too. Facebook…

Fast Company Rolls Out Mobile Video, OTT Apps
February 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Business magazine Fast Company is debuting a suite of applications focusing on providing experiential and video content to interested users’ mobile and over-the-top devices. The apps will be produced in partnership with media technology company Maz, through its TVX platform, which powers over 1,000 apps across mobile, OTT, and the web. Fast Company already touts…

How Platforms Get Publishers to Play the Access Game
February 15, 2017 at 2:04 pm

When Apple News launched, The Washington Post made all its content available on the news aggregation app. Since then, it’s lobbied successfully for Apple’s editors to promote Post stories on the app. And now, every day for the first few months of the Trump administration, the Post is creating a special “First 100 Days” story…