Posted on May 12th, 2018
Google I/O 2018 concluded May 10th, following several exciting days at the tech company’s annual conference. There were a number of announcements, including the release of Android P Beta, new information about Instant Apps, two new software tools for apps and more. Here are a few key highlights that users and developers should know: Android P As many expected, Google focused on the new Android P operating system and how it will help users more than past operating systems. Google is introducing new AI changes, including a system that uses gestures and swiping to view apps. The upcoming OS adds several new features, such as a new Android dashboard that lets users know how much time they spend on individual apps. If users want to reduce their usage, a new “Shush” feature allows them to gray out certain apps. They can also automatically set their device into Do Not Disturb mode by placing it face-down. The Android P OS is not yet released, but the Beta is available for anyone with a developer account and Pixel device.
Posted on May 8th, 2018
With Google I/O taking place from May 8 to May 10, technology enthusiasts and developers alike can expect major updates and new additions to Google products and services. If you can’t make the massive conference, Google will be providing ways to follow events and announcements online through live streaming sites like YouTube, Twitch and Mixer, as well as the Google I/O conference app. As Google Play Store updates are released throughout the year, changes related to App Store Optimization (ASO) at Google I/O tend to be light. However, it’s still an important conference for the future of app development, as well as emerging technologies. Here are a few things you can expect at Google I/O 2018:
Posted on September 6th, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting at MWC Americas in San Francisco from September 12-14, 2017. In addition to exhibiting we will be sponsoring Mobile Growth House’s “Aha Moments in App Marketing” on Thursday, September 14 at 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Also, we will be a stop on the MWC Americas Tour of Mobile Advertising & Apps Tour. Gummicube is very excited to have the opportunity to exhibit and attend along with some of the top mobile leaders in the industry. We look forward to having transformative conversations and plant seeds for meaningful partnerships with our co-attendees. We will be located in booth 616 on the first level of the West Wing. Gummicube co-founders Anh Nguyen and Dave Bell, as well as some of our senior account managers, will be representing Gummicube to engage with customers and partners.
Posted on June 16th, 2016
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicked off its 34th year with a host of massive announcements that will shape the landscape for app developers over the coming year. Over the span of a two-hour keynote, Apple laid out exactly what changes, improvements and alterations are coming to iOS 10. Just in case you don’t have a spare 2 hours, we’ve broken down the biggest announcements from this year’s keynote and how they could affect app developers moving into the future. 5. Siri Comes to Desktop in macOS Sierra iPhone and Apple TV owners have been enjoying Siri’s snarky brand of personal assistance for a while now, but Mac users have been left out in the dust - until now, that is. Apple announced a new Mac operating system with a new naming scheme to match iOS, tvOS and watchOS. OSX - now called “macOS” - is getting a new update called Sierra, and with it Siri is finally coming to the desktop. Siri on desktop should function as a supplement to Finder and Spotlight, allowing users to search for files, switch between active apps, browse the web, and perform math functions. These features are exciting on their own, but going into the future Apple is hoping to make Siri even bigger, positioning her as an intelligent household assistant that can help you through your day-to-day. So how does this impact mobile app developers? Combined with new Siri updates on mobile, which we’ll cover more later, developers can now feel empowered to add Siri features to their desktop apps and increase feature parity between different versions of their apps.
Posted on April 19th, 2016
Facebook's annual F8 developer conference has grown tremendously in just a few years to become one of the most highly anticipated tech events of the year. This impressive growth is due to two main reasons:
Posted on March 26th, 2016
There is a lot for mobile marketers and gamers to be excited about as 2016 unfolds! With a whopping 41% of apps downloaded in 2015 being game apps, mobile marketers wishing to capitalize on the latest trends within the app economy would do well to pay attention to current mobile gaming trends and habits. Many of these trends were highlighted and discussed at the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), held in San Francisco. The conference was attended by approximately 30,000 persons (including gamers, marketers and hangers on) and was streamed online. We feature some of the major highlights of GDC 2016 below. GDC 2016 highlights mobile marketers should make note of Some of the significant emerging ad and mobile technology trends to watch in 2016, as announced at the GDC 2016, include: 1. Virtual Reality (VR) taking center stage Unsurprisingly, VR was hands down the hottest topic at GDC 2016. VR for mass market consumption has been a development issue on the mobile gaming table seemingly forever. Well, the wait is finally over, as October 2016 is expected to be the time of unveiling. As far as the practical application of the feature is concerned, the following can be expected: