The Acumos AI Challenge is an open source developer competition seeking innovative AI solutions from both individuals and teams of students, developers, and data scientists Finalists will be flown out to San Fransisco on September 11 to compete for prizes The Challenge is sponsored by AT&T and Tech Mahindra with $100,000 in prizes 1st place = […]
Did you know that 80 percent of users churn within three months of downloading an app? That’s because most apps are marketed to the masses and not necessarily to the right customers. Oftentimes, the goal of app marketing is to reach as many consumers as possible with the hopes of recruiting en masse and converting […]
Amazon wants developers to be fully locked into its ecosystem, which is why on Wednesday it announced a new program to give additional promotional credits to developers that build Alexa skills and use Amazon Web Services (AWS). Alexa developers are already provided with AWS Free Tier, which gives one million AWS Lambda requests and 750 […]
We know it’s holiday time…but innovators working on creations in the IoT space using Bluetooth technology need to submit their idea and/or prototype for consideration for the Imagine Blue Awards by December 13. This awards program is run by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Competitors will compete for cash prizes between $5,000 and $10,000, with a purpose of inspiring […]
Amazon’s voice recognition platform, Alexa, has reached 3,000 skills. The platform has been available for a little over a year in the U.S., providing developers with a way to integrate their services and smart home devices into the Echo, Dot, Tap, and Fire TV. The Food Network, GE Appliances, Twitter Reader, and KAYAK were a […]
Noms may have a funny name, but the premise of the project is anything but. Data science a big deal in the business world, and not just among large enterprises. Startups and small businesses alike are finding the benefits of gathering and analyzing large amounts of structured data to improve their products and services, as […]
The Internet of Things has tremendous potential, but remains a mishmash of conflicting “standards” that don’t talk to each other. As various vendors erect data silos in the sky, what is actually needed is increased developer communication between disparate IoT projects. I’ve argued before that this is one reason IoT needs to be open sourced, providing […]
The Internet of Things is a concept very different from the Internet of yesterday. While technically it’s the same Internet, the processes and functionality of the connected devices that exist in this category are anything but typical. Many of them have no screens, some have multiple purposes and many only serve to provide data on […]
Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa has received a large update, making it much easier to find and activate skills from third-party services. The Alexa mobile app that shows all the available skills—totalling 1,400 as of Tuesday—has been revamped to show skills in an organized fashion, and the app now features search. See Also: Is DIY smart […]
Given how consumed the world has become with big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, one would think employers would be laser-focused on hiring people with those skills. According to a new Dice hiring report, however, employers seem to want generalists, not specialists. This isn’t to say that there isn’t demand for IoT-focused […]
A recently published survey by the Evans Data Corporation shed light on a growing trend in the world of technology development. It showed the high-profile shift in focus of data-driven corporations towards artificial intelligence, robotics, and the Internet of Things. This survey, which included 1,441 developers, found that of all the industries impacted by big data […]
Developers aren’t necessarily like you and me. You may choose to spend your free time making bird houses or watching Friends reruns. Developers, meanwhile, are trying to get Windows 95 to run on an Apple Watch (and succeeding). This need to tinker is especially pronounced within the IoT developer set. According to new research from VisionMobile, […]
Amazon debuted its Dash buttons last year, letting you re-order a specific item when you’re running low with the touch of a button, and today it has expanded the capabilities for Internet of Things (IoT) developers with the new AWS IoT button. The button works on the Amazon Web Services framework and allows developers to […]
With the growth of the Internet of Things, companies large and small are suddenly finding themselves in uncharted waters: creating and growing developer communities. These communities are vital now for any company trying to create an ecosystem around their products and services. What are the best ways to create a developer community? What are the […]
Lessons learned from building apps beyond 140 characters.
There’s an app on your TV for that.
How delivering software updates a little at a time can benefit your business.
Developers love Fastlane … and Twitter loves developers, again.
Sure, it would cost a lot to pay to build Linux or Hadoop. That’s not the point.
A lot of new additions, with one rather big omission.