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For the past few months, Ive been building a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, and throughout the development process Ive realized what a powerful tool Slack (or team chat in general) can be to monitor user and application behavior. After a bit of integration, its provided a real-time view into our application that previously didnt exist, and its been so invaluable that I couldnt help but write up this show-and-tell.
The world is constantly evolving with frameworks, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality (VR). These and many others are opening opportunities to rethink how we approach prototyping: They introduce avenues to marry the digital software with the tangible aspect of the overall user engagement.
In a world driven by the Internet, mobile apps need to share and receive information from their products back end (for example, from databases) as well as from third-party sources such as Facebook and Twitter. These interactions are often made through RESTful1 APIs.
One billion people use Facebook Messenger every month. And no matter how bad the current perceptions of the bot scene are, that number is hard to ignore.
Co-founder Ernestine Fu hopes that Blackstorm Labs, the makers of a bullet hell-ish fantasy shooter called EverWing, has figured out how to tap into that real-time co-operative experience that you might find in a massive online game like World of Warcraft within Facebook Messenger. The company is calling the experience Boss Raids.
Douglas Crockford famously declared browsers to be the most hostile software engineering environment imaginable, and that wasnt hyperbole. Ensuring that our websites work across a myriad of different devices, screen sizes and browsers our users depend on to access the web is a tall order, but its necessary.
Amper, a startup that offers AI-poweredmusic composition, is announcing that it has raised $4 million in funding. The round was led by Two Sigma Ventures, with participation fromFoundry Group, Kiwi Venture Partners and Advancit Capital.
Boston-based Drizly used to be known as the on-demand delivery app for alcohol. More recently, the company evolved into a marketplace that helps brick-and-mortar liquor stores to connect with and sell to customers nearby through web and mobile commerce.
Revcontent, a self-funded companypowering content recommendations for publishers like Forbes and The Atlantic, has acquired Rover. Thats not Rover the pet-sitting marketplace, but rather the content discovery app formerly known as Flipora and Infoaxe.