Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) has become one of the company’s showplaces for announcing new technologies. While everyone waits with baited breath for news on the forthcoming iPhone 6, this conference focused more on new software and developer technologies… and there were a lot of them. Better yet, for those of us who didn’t score

iOS 7 marked the biggest user interface change to Apple’s mobile platform since it was introduced back in 2007. The entire UI (and all of Apple’s native apps) was redesigned with a minimum of skeumorphism, with thinner fonts, and with a cleaner “flattened” look for buttons, icons, and tool/navigation/action bars. For applications and frameworks with customized

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Splunk (SPLK) is an enterprise search company that allows its customers to index, search, aggregate, and visualize large amounts of data. We use it quite a bit to monitor many of our services and servers as well as track down errors. Isaac presented some of the ways we are leveraging the tool in interesting ways

Automated unit and integration tests (coupled with continuous integration) are a fundamental part of the Socialize SDK. While “test-driven development” is a common buzzword these days, we do more than pay lip service to it. With the iOS variant of the SDK, that involves using a mock object testing framework. What’s a Mock Object? As described

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Mobile Commerce World is a convention created to bring together technology and retail related services together to specifically discuss how the mobile landscape is re-shaping the way we all think of issues such as security, omnichannel, customers, POS, and data. Sean took part in the “Executive Roundtable: Assembling the Technology Building Blocks” http://www.mcommworld.com/sanfrancisco/schedule-builder/session-id/27 In it they confronted what

The Socialize team is excited to be at Google IO! We’ll be live blogging all the new products and services right here on this page. 10:55 – Amit – “Death of Search as We know it” because of the Knowledge graph.  The graph has  over 755K knowledge graph entities.  Google should just give you information and answers

Today at the Mobile Marketing Association’s NYC Forum, the CMO of The Home Depot, Trish Mueller, gave a gangbusters presentation on the impact mobile has had to her company. As she was showing off what The Home Depot’s mobile app can do, she mentioned that users of the app can literally place a physical bolt onto

An absolutely fantastic talk by Isaac Mosquera, the Director of Mobile at ShareThis and previously CTO of Socialize at the Boston MIXT conference today. Here are Isaac’s slides

Socialize’s CTO Isaac Mosquera gave a talk at the recent SplunkLive conference detailing how we use Splunk as an integral part of our mobile advertising realtime bidding infrastructure. We evaluate over 10,000 bid requests per second, per RTB exchange. In the talk, Isaac details how: Splunk helps us evaluate ad billions of impressions monthly for

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A couple of weeks ago our DIY appmaking platform, AppMakr, was contacted by the one and only Karel (or as some know him, Charles Bouley) of KGO Radio in San Francisco about making an app. He came across an AppMakr mention in USA Today—possibly this one—and thought he’d take a crack at making an app for

Calling all Titanium developers!  (Well at least those interested in beta testing) The Socialize + Titanium Action Bar is now in beta for iOS apps.  Download the Github repo here.  Instructions are below.  Please post all issues and feedback on our Titanium support forum.  We monitor it religiously. PS – Android devs:  We’re not quite

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T’was the weeks before Christmas, and all through the land, everyone was rushing to get their updates in users’ hands… At least that’s the app developer’s version. The Christmas season is stressful for many reasons—last minute shopping, an ever-depleting bank account balance, and Aunt Bernice’s detailed analysis of your love life and/or career path. But

Socialize sponsored the MoDevEast conference at USA Today’s Gannett Headquarters just outside Washington, DC last week.  Our CTO Isaac Mosquera was a speaker at the event, which also included speakers from LivingSocial, Millennial Media, NPR and other companies leading in the mobile space. The two-day developer conference gave mobile devs an opportunity to learn about

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Socialize is a platinum sponsor for MoDevEast, the largest developer conference on the East Coast, happening at the Gannett/USA Today headquarters in McLean, VA on December 2nd & 3rd, 2011. We have eight free passes to give away — each a $200 to $250 value.  Ask for yours below! The conference will include some amazing speakers

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Socialize was chosen by CNBC as one of the 15 hottest startups worldwide (slide #5) in its recent Global Entrepreneurship special report. Joining 14 other companies doing everything from online job interviews to helping Congolese farmers, Socialize is in great company. As CNBC puts it: “Innovative Entrepreneurs: The motivation to create new products — and start companies that

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This month’s Mobile Monday Silicon Valley event focused on location-based services. With our intrepid devangelist Jeremia hosting the evening, ten companies demoed their products. Check out the video below for the latest in LBS: Here are the featured demoing companies: Banjo DigitalGlobe reQall Wild Needle, Inc. Ditto Swiit Apps Miir Avego Localmind Locomatix Gigwalk

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Our resident mad data scientist Alessandro Gagliardi now organizes the Semantic Garage meetup. What is it? Good question! Semantic Garage is at the cutting edge of semantic and natural language processing. It’s where new web companies in the semantic space can showcase live demos and where open discussion and debate about the future and philosophy

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If you’re a game developer looking to supercharge your user engagement, PlacePlay offers an SDK that integrates local competitions into your mobile game. The SDK creates daily geo-centered tournaments and also supports virtual currency systems. The website claims that devs can increase their user engagement 1.6x. Not too shabby. Check out the video below for

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Nielsen’s Smartphone Analytics recently published some stats on Android app usage—and it’s not a pretty picture for indie developers. As GigaOM puts it: “Android users only spend time on top apps.” The GigaOM article points to a problem common across all mobile platforms: app discoverability. With Android, discoverability can be an especially hard mountain to

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Today, Torsten wrote about Socialize on the appbackr blog. Appbackr is a a crowdfunding marketplace for mobile apps that helps developers profit from their apps. In particular, he mentions that most apps can already share to Facebook and Twitter, but Socialize also offers in-app social features: it’s definitely interesting to be able to share within

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A company named Socialize with a feature called “Likes” makes you think of what blue-wrapped Silicon Valley behemoth? And the sad fact is that in many people’s minds “social” is equivalent to “Facebook.” Your app isn’t “social” unless you have Facebook integration, right? But that’s not really where “social” ends. Social is about more than

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    Sneakerology, a new iPhone app for sneaker enthusiasts, will launch June 22. The app features: * video reviews on the latest kicks * release dates for much-anticipated sneakers * tutorials on keeping your shoes in tiptop shape * the power of Socialize—the ability to connect with others within the app We’re thrilled to

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Earlier this month, I judged the BeMyApp contest, in which teams of developers, designers and innovators make an app in one weekend. There were so many great ideas as well as great execution! It was absolutely amazing what a small team of 3-5 people can do with a weekend and enough caffeine. Below, you’ll find the presentation of

I’m currently waiting in line with thousands of other participants waiting for the keynote to begin… 9:43 inside, more lines to keynote conference 10:10 – Phil is showing us Lion, features of Lion, multi-touch sensors/gestures, no-need for scroll bars since there is no reason to grab a space bar, improved spaces, full screen apps 10:11