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!
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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
The competition among mobile advertisers is heating up, and adtech companies are creating new kinds of ads to take advantage of it. One of the ideas being borrowed from desktop advertising is in-app header bidding, which is a way to get multiple ad networks to bid in real time to be the provider of an ad inside an app or mobile game. Appodeal, an ad mediation platform, is introducing its own solution, dubbed Parallel Bidding, for mobile apps. Parallel Bidding works as a unified auction aimed at finding the highest paying ad among all the demand sources (such as ad networks or demand-side platforms) in real time, making their opportunities to bid on an ad opportunity equal. With this Parallel Bidding system, advertisers compete harder, having all the publishers’ inventory at their disposal. This scenario allows mobile publishers to maximize their revenue opportunity, Appodeal said. “We believe that parallel bidding technology is the next big thing … [Read more...] about You can now bump up your bids for mobile app ads in real time
Today’s consumers are highly reliant on their mobile applications. If apps don’t work, users won’t use them—it’s that simple. To require an Internet connection for mobile applications is to live in the past. If apps rely on a connection, odds are high that the experience will be sluggish and unpredictable.To avoid reliance on the network, providers of databases and cloud services have added synchronization and offline capabilities to their mobile offerings. Solutions like Couchbase’s Couchbase Mobile, Microsoft’s Azure Mobile Services, Amazon’s Cognito, and Google’s Firebase offer the all-important sync that enables apps to work both online and offline. With so many offerings available, how does a mobile developer select the right technology for the right application? The following six key criteria are most important when evaluating mobile solutions: platform support, security, modeling flexibility, conflict resolution, … [Read more...] about How to choose a database for your mobile apps
Here at PhoneArena, we try to keep it positive. We love mobile technologies, so we're mostly optimistic about the industry and we try to pass that positivism to our readers. However, just like with anything else in this world, this coin has two sides.In the current piece, I will focus on the dark side of mobile apps.And, if you'd allow me to rephrase the famous Rule 34, if it exists, hackers are already onto it. Mobile apps are no exception. Plenty of users had their devices infected with malware, their credit cards stolen or whatnot, just by installing a dodgy app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.For future convenience, I'll just call them “junk apps”, “fraud apps” or “insert-bad-word-here apps”.What classifies as a junk app?Now, before I talk about protecting yourself from such apps, let's get our terminology straight. What exactly do I mean when I say “junk apps”?There are plenty of games and applications out there that are … [Read more...] about How to stay safe from dangerous mobile apps