Although Slack began as a community aggregator for programmers & other tech dweebs, it has lately been taken up by such disparate groups as writers, marketers & a wide variety of hobbyists. As Slack opened up its API, this has prompted Silicon Valley pros Matt Schlicht & Adam McKenna from the tech startup ZapChain to found Hamster Pad.
Mobile app onboarding means the process of initially explaining a new product to first-time users.
The operating system created by the Mozilla developer community as an open-source system failed to gain traction in mobile devices, according to a statement.
Reports: Engadget, The Verge, Digital Trends, VentureBeat
Facing the conundrum of “to respond now or to respond later” to emails, Los Angeles, US-based developer Andrej Pancik decided to experiment with building an opinionated email client, by removing traditional features, that helps users focus attention on a single email.
This new program will protect surfers from ‘social engineering attacks’ – deceptive tactics that try to trick you into doing something dangerous, like installing unwanted software or revealing your personal information.
Mobile data traffic was likely to increase eight-fold in the next five years, said a survey by IT major Cisco. Smartphones alone would account for 81% of global mobile traffic by 2020.
Reports: Computerworld, FierceWireless, MediaPost Communications
Airmail has long been a favorite of OS X users worldwide due to the incredible number of customizable options which allows users to do practically anything one can imagine with email.
Image sharing app Instagram’s just allowed the increase in length of its 30 sec ads to 60 secs. The company said the reason was to better appeal to advertisers to give them the flexibility of creating content to market their products. The move comes just in time for Super Bowl 50 in the US.
Reports: TechCrunch, BuzzFeed News, WebProNews
SwiftKey estimates that its users have saved nearly 10 trillion keystrokes, across 100 languages, saving more than 100,000 years in combined typing time.
As Instagram users, we all look for apps that will add to the charm of pictures we share. There are so many apps out there that help enhance that image you took before uploading it on Instagram that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to zero in on the right ones. But fret not. We bring you 5 apps that you can use to promote your images, give them a vintage look, or even send them off as pretty holiday postcards.
The news is – both Gmail & WhatsApp now have 1 billion users a month each. The Analysis – How a relatively new messaging app as compared to Gmail managed to play catch up.
Reports: The Guardian, The Verge, Droid Life, BGR