Developing mobile apps with web technologies
The demand for mobile apps has grown at a phenomenal rate in recent years, fuelled in part by the ever growing use of smartphones globally. 66% of individuals in 52 key countries will own a smartphone by the end of this year, according to Zenith’s Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017, up from 63% in 2017 and 58% in 2016. Following the huge success of consumer mobile apps, many companies now want to develop mobile business apps to extend their existing business applications, improve their customer services and increase their efficiency.But, according to Gartner, the market demand for app development will grow at least five times faster than the capacity of IT departments to deliver it through to 2021.The common issues are the high cost of development, a shortage of development skills, time constraints and technical challenges. Before we look at the new opportunities for app development in the market, let’s consider some of challenges in more detail:An … [Read more...] about How to overcome mobile app development challenges
PALO ALTO, Calif. & STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2018--Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, today announced the availability of a new mobile software development kit (SDK) for iOS to allow mobile app developers to quickly integrate YubiKey NEO near-field communication (NFC) two-factor authentication (2FA) into iOS applications. With this latest offering, the YubiKey can now provide simple and secure authentication for all leading mobile platforms including Android, Windows 10, and iOS.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180522005557/en/A user authenticates to their LastPass app on iPhone using a YubiKey NEO over near field communication (NFC). (Photo: Business Wire)In iOS 11, it became possible to authenticate with Yubico one-time password (Yubico OTP) over NFC, a feature request by many YubiKey users. To remove complexity and help mobile application developers simplify … [Read more...] about Yubico Extends Mobile Solution with Release of Software Development Kit for iOS; LastPass Delivers First iOS App with YubiKey NEO NFC Support
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2018--In an era before HTML5 games had become fashionable and Flash games were spread all over the world and considered the only avenue for game production, Steve Jobs had already perceived the infinite potential of HTML5 and foreseen the not-too-distant future.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180423006199/en/First-class cross-platform system - Egret Engine (Photo: Business Wire)In a 2010 article entitled "Thoughts on Flash" which appeared on Apple's official website, Jobs described the status quo of the current technology applications and denounced the six major mishaps that were caused by the bottleneck problem in Flash technology. In the article, Jobs reiterated the transformation of the current technology and people's infinite expectations about technological openness and convenience. His critique of the current technology demonstrated perfectly the "more advanced … [Read more...] about Egretia Teams Up with Egret Technologies to Create the World’s Most Powerful HTML5 Workflow!
A mobile application built by a third party for the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week was found to have a few security issues of its own—including hard-coded security keys and passwords that allowed a researcher to extract the conference's attendee list. The conference organizers acknowledged the vulnerability on Twitter, but they say that only the first and last names of 114 attendees were exposed. The vulnerability was discovered (at least publicly) by a security engineer who tweeted discoveries during an examination of the RSA conference mobile app, which was developed by Eventbase Technology. Within four hours of the disclosure, Eventbase had fixed the data leak—an API call that allowed anyone to download data with attendee information. Accessing the attendee list required registering an account for the application, logging in, and then grabbing a token from an XML file stored by the application. Since registration for the application only required … [Read more...] about When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data