August 30, 2011

Tips for Building Data-Efficient Apps

Most U.S. mobile carriers are moving to tiered data pricing plans, charging fees for excessive data use and/or throttling customers who consume the most bandwidth. In the face of this

Diffbot Releases APIs

According to Diffbot co-founder Mike Tung, “The entire Internet can be broken down into 30 different page types.” The Diffbot tool uses bots, algorithms, computer vision and artificial intelligence to

Tendril Seeks Smart-Grid Apps

Energy management company, Tendril, is launching the Tendril Connect Platform Application Developer Program. This new program will allow third-party developers to create apps that utilize Tendril’s smart grid technology. “Developing

The Spiral Model as an Agile Alternative

When seeking buy-in for adopting Agile software development as a standard, offering alternatives can be useful. Agile alternatives allow enterprises to sample some of the benefits of Agile without making

Heroku Adds Java Support

Heroku began as a platform-as-a-service offering for Ruby developers, but has since branched out into Node.js and Clojure. Now the service is making a play for the estimated six million

Skype Opens Its Own App Store

Just when you thought every technology company in existence had opened an app store, now Skype is launching one too. The Internet telephony service currently has about 25 listings in