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IDG Contributor Network: The 5 best beta testing tools for your...

Back in 2014, game developer Red Winter had to pull the sequel to its hit game Dungelot from the app store, mere days after first releasing it.

The reason? The game was riddled with bugs, and it had switched from a pay-once-play-forever model to a freemium model. Many of these issues could have been avoided had Red Winter followed a more thorough beta testing strategy.

And this is something that doesn't only apply to mobile games, but all mobile apps.When launching an app that is too buggy, or includes features that are unpopular with many users, you risk permanently damaging the reputation of your app. Red Winter was able to fix Dungelot 2 and relaunched it more successfully three months later, but there is no guarantee that your app will recover as easily.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IDG Contributor Network: The 5 best beta-testing tools for your app

Back in 2014, game developer Red Winter had to pull the sequel to its hit game Dungelot from the app store, mere days after first releasing it.

The reason? The game was riddled with bugs, and it had switched from a pay-once-play-forever model to a freemium model. Many of these issues could have been avoided had Red Winter followed a more thorough beta testing strategy.

And this is something that doesn't only apply to mobile games, but all mobile apps.When launching an app that is too buggy, or includes features that are unpopular with many users, you risk permanently damaging the reputation of your app. Red Winter was able to fix Dungelot 2 and relaunched it more successfully three months later, but there is no guarantee that your app will recover as easily.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Managed service provider, Genmed, opens information office for journalists & analysts...

April 19, 2017 – The financial pressures facing the NHS again hit the news further to the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring budget. While an additional £425 million is being made available for investment in the NHS[1] - to fund the first set of the best STPs[2] and help cope with demand in A & E this winter - the sad reality is the NHS still lacks the money it needs.

Constrained resources means the health... Source: RealWire

35% off Universal Waterproof Dry Phone Bag for Devices, 3-Pack –...

Bring your phone and use it when you go swimming in the summer or skiing in the winter.  This waterproof bag (3-pack), currently discounted by 35% on Amazon from $19.99 down to just $12.99.  Great for using during outdoor activities including boating and swimming. It's flexible clear waterproof bag allows you to use your smartphone while keeping it safe and secure in the bag. They are IPX8 Certificated: Fully submersible and waterproof, it is designed for extreme condition. For more information and buying options, see the discounted waterproof bag on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Exploit Kits: Winter 2017 Review

We take another look at the current EK scene by going over RIG, Sundown, Neutrino and Magnitude.

The North Atlantic may get is first-ever named storm in March...

Oceans in the northern hemisphere are supposed to still be cold from the winter

Is the dark really making me sad?

I ask if she’s a winter person: “No, I am not,” she replies stiffly. “I like the Sun.”

Natural variability has boosted Arctic sea ice loss

At least half of loss due to humans, but chance weather patterns piled on.

A sizzling Gulf of Mexico could bring more spring storms

More tornadoes? Probably.

But there's no link between winter heat and hurricanes.

Up to 30% Discount On Otterbox Cases For iPhone, Galaxy and...

Otterbox is currently having a winter sale, and they've discounted many of their popular cases up to 30% for a limited time.

Commuter, Defender, Symmetry series and more are included, in various colors and for various phone models including iPhone 6...

In southwestern Colorado, robots carefully disarm WWII-era chemical weapons

Ars tours the training facility the military is using to teach humans how to help robots help us.

The future of solar power technology is bright

From photovoltaic paint to thermal fuel, we peek at a future beyond today's solar cells.