Cryptocurrency is now part of the mainstream lexicon, but that’s a relatively recent development. After all, the first major cryptocurrency, BitCoin, didn’t come into existence until 2009 and it took a couple years before BitCoin really gained momentum. To create BitCoin, developers had to overcome some major obstacles surrounding recordkeeping. For instance, the cryptocurrency system had to be accurate so as to prevent “double spending,” whereby a user would have the ability to spend a sum of money twice due to delays updating the ledger. Enter blockchain, an innovative platform that has paved the way for cryptocurrency and many other technologies. In this blog, we’ll discuss more uses of blockchain they may be beneficial to your business. Read More
It’s common knowledge that security breaches can be costly and downright disastrous for a brand’s public image and trustworthiness. Think of the Starbucks app debacle of May 2017, when hackers accessed the app and loaded money using the credit cards on file for hundreds of different customers. That single incident had coffee drinkers uninstalling the app in droves, while the Starbucks customers who kept the app on their devices had their trust seriously rattled.
Thanks to the recent explosion in popularity of cryptocurrencies, we’re seeing some significant advances and innovation surrounding blockchain technology. Blockchain sits at the heart of cryptocurrency. It’s the distributed data storage platform that is typically used to stow financial transaction data in a secure, tamper-proof manner. For cryptocurrency to be truly viable, it has required a level of encryption and digital security that the world has never seen before.
Cryptocurrencies have been around for several years, with Bitcoin coming into existence in 2009. But virtual currency has gained most of its popularity in the last two years, causing the mobile development community to take notice. One of the most significant developments is blockchain, which is a clever and highly secure piece of technology that will be useful for applications far outside the cryptocurrency realm. So what is blockchain and how can your mobile app developer leverage this technology to revolutionize peer-to-peer mobile security?
The past couple decades have seen the release of dozens of new devices, from smartphones and tablets to laptops, wearable technology, mobile point-of-sale devices and beyond. Today’s average American uses several different devices on a daily basis, including at the office. This reality has prompted companies to establish some stringent bring your own device (BYOD) policies, which have increased convenience while dramatically cutting costs associated with device acquisition. Unfortunately, though, the introduction of personal devices brings lots of serious concerns surrounding multi-device management and security. Read More
Just a couple decades ago, iris scanners and fingerprint-operated door locks were considered science fiction. Today, this biometric technology is part of everyday life. iPhone and iPad users enjoy the simplicity of Touch ID authentication to unlock their devices, and now facial recognition on the iPhone X. Office buildings, labs and government buildings no longer need to worry about security breaches due to lost key cards, as biometric lock systems have replaced the traditional predecessors. And, Galaxy S8 users can also access their devices with a simple glance.
Many clients focus on a mobile app’s functions, features and aesthetics, but few emphasize the critical issue of mobile app security. Just one vulnerability exploitation can undo all the hard work and money you’ve invested to grow your user base. And once user trust is destroyed, it’s extremely difficult—if not impossible—to fully restore. Being proactive with your security will result in the life or death of your app. Read More
Dallas is rapidly evolving into a healthcare industry hub. In fact, the health sector in this region of Texas is “greater than the health industry of 34 other states,” with even more growth expected in the coming years. The Dallas-Fort Worth healthcare industry is known for its innovation, too, which is understandable considering the city’s tech-centric culture. This makes Dallas healthcare mobile app development a thriving niche, but also a complex one due to the strict state laws.
Banks, accounting firms and other companies in the financial sector face some serious challenges when it comes to digital security. According to one study’s estimate, hackers steal as much as $575 billion annually. And while that study did not differentiate between incidents involving mobile apps and traditional websites, the potential for app vulnerability exploitation is well-known.
Are you considering offshore development for your next app? When you look at the hourly rates many overseas developers offer it may seem like a good idea, but there’s more to consider than just dollars per hour. There are also time zone issues to overcome, cultural differences that can affect the user interface and word usage, possible release delays in non-U.S. countries and fluctuating exchange rates that keep hourly costs in flux. But, even more important, there are big legal differences between the United States and other countries. These differences can put the ownership of your app and the underlying intellectual property at risk. Read More