Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development


They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. In three of the cases, the founder was finding that the software teams (1 in-house, 2 outsourced) were delivering relatively well in the short-run.

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Just saw a great post by Mark Geller - Developers wanted… in Los Angeles, U.S.A. you can get to know Mark a bit more in my post Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller ). Mark tells us: there is a lot of demand for developers right here in L.A. There’s quite a bit of truth to what Mark is saying about startup software developers, but my guess is that there’s another reason that it seems harder to find developers in this context.

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Nimble Partners With Call Center Software Developer


Santa Monica-based Nimble , which develops contact management software-as-a-service, has linked up its tools with call center software developer Talkdesk. The integration includes automatic synchronization of contact data across the two software products, including emails, calls,chats, tickets, notes, and more. integration saas talkdesk software center call nimble

aapi, Founded By SecureAuth Vets, Aims At Software Developers


A new Irvine-based startup, aapi , said today that it has launched a new product aimed at helping programmers research, discover, integrate, and test software APIs. According to aapi, which is led by experienced tech entrepreneur Craig Lund, the company has launched a new portal which helps developers simplify application integration, centrally manage API security, access, and auditing, in addition to reducing the learning curve associated with APIs.

Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything


I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. If I’m being asked to do startup software development, I’m going to push fairly hard on key questions that the startup needs to have answered before they develop anything.

3 Mistakes Software Developers Make That Can Cost You Your Business

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At Inverted Software we often help our clients manage offshore and onshore development teams. Our proprietary processes and unique experience helps us evaluate and correct software development practices that have proven inefficient and instill practices that insure productivity and success. Below we have compiled the 3 most common issues developers tend to generate when left unsupervised and ways to mitigate their impact: Checking code at the end of the day.

ZipRecruiter Expands Product Suite


Santa Monica-based hiring software developer ZipRecruiter , which is led by Ian Siegel, has expanded its product suite, with a new onboarding software for new employees. ZipRecruiter said its new product, ZipHire, helps manage electronic offer letters, employment agreements, and other new hire paperwork. Pricing on the new product was not announced. ziprecruiter product employee recruiting software onboarding

CapLinked Launches Blockchain Auditing Product, TransitNet


Los Angeles-based software developer CapLinked , which is led by Eric M. Jackson, has launched a new product for helping companies in the blockchain and cryptocurrency area. According to CapLinked, the new product, TransitNet is a new software product to manage title verification, financial reporting, and corporate governance for blockchain-based securities and digital assets.

Pathmatics Raises $3M, Launches New Ad Data Product

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the Santa Monica-based digital advertising software developer, announced Oct. Pathmatics Inc., 25 a $3 million investment from British marketing agency Mintel Group Ltd

Cylance Names Sales, Product Execs


Irvine-based antivirus software developer Cylance said on Thursday that it has named two new executives at the firm, to help it with global growth. Cylance said it has named Rahul Kashyap as Chief Product Officer and John Giacomini as Executive Vice President, Global Sales.

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SOA Software Launches New Product


Los Angeles-based SOA Software said today that it has launched a new product, an Enteprise API catalog which helps develops in companies search for available, internal application programming interfaces. SOA Software said that the new product helps enterprise developers find internal APIs inside the enterprise, to help increase software reuse. Pricing on the new product was not announced. software enterprise middleware

Cornerstone OnDemand Rolls Out New Products


Santa Monica-based talent management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand has launched two new products this morning, including a new predictive analytics dashboard and a cloud platform aimed at developers. Cornerstone OnDemand said that its Cornerstone Insights product uses machine learning and big data to help businesses better hire, train, manage, and retain their top talent.

SOA Software Launches New Product


Los Angeles-based enterprise software developer SOA Software has rolled out a new product this morning, focused on management of application programming interfaces (APIs). The company said it snew product, LIfecycle Manager for APIs, helps enterprises manage the development use of APIs, services, and software assets. According to the firm, the new software helps planning, designing, developing, operating, maintaining and retiring enterprise APIs.

Procore Releases Two New Cloud Products


Carpinteria-based construction software developer Procore Technologies has launched two, brand new cloud-based software products to the market, Procore Construction Financials and Procore Quality & Safety , according to the company. Procore said the new products as part of a new platform it is calling Procore Construction OS , which it says is aimed at creating a frictionless construction process, connecting people, applications, and devices.

Smith Micro Looks To Sell Off Product Line


Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Software announced this morning that it is seeking "strategic options" for one of its product lines. According to Smith Micro, it is seeking strategic options for its QuickLink IoT product line, its line of software that is used to manage smartphones and IoT devices which implement the Open Mobile Alliance OMA-DM stack, including its patents in the area.

Kofax Debuts New Mobile Identification Product


Irvine-based document capture and handling software developer Kofax launched a new product this morning, saying it has launched a mobile app to help its customer capture proof of identity documents such as driver''s licenses and passports. The company''s new Kofax Mobile ID product is aimed at account opening and other similar processes, to help capture identification information. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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Rather, these were the words given in response to the opening question to a panel of product managers to “describe their occupation” in 3 words or less, + an additional word on what their biggest challenge was. Jay Stakelon , VP Product Design, Fullscreen.

Rexter Launching New Product At Microsoft Accelerator Demo Day


Pasadena-based customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Rexter is launching a new product, later today, at the Microsoft Accelerator Demo Day in Seattle. rexter microsoft accelerator digital work incubator demo launch customer relationship management saas software

Websense Rolls Out New Mobile Security Product


San Diego-based security software developer Websense reported Wednesday that it has launched a new, mobile security product aimed at mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, and Android. The firm said its Websense TRION Mobile Security product offers up data loss protection, prevents malicious app downloads, protects against malware and also offers mobile device management to users. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

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Numecent Aims New Product At Enterprise, Inks Distributor In Japan


Irvine-based cloud software developer Numecent said today that it has launched a new product aimed at the enterprise, and inked a distribution partnership in Japan. which will distribute Numecent's products to the engineering and construction, automotive and manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and higher education markets. Numecent is backed by Deutsche Telekom and T-Venture, and developing software to deliver Windows application to the cloud.

AppOnboard Signs Customers For Mobile App Demo Technology


Los Angeles-based AppOnboard , the developer of mobile app demo technology led by Jonathan Zweig, says that it now has such app developers as FoxNext Games, Game Insight, Superheart Studios, Jam City, Huuuge Games, and Simple Habit using its tools. According to the startup, those cutomers are some of the developers who are using its tools to enable Google Play Instant apps via its "App Store Demos" product, which it launched in August.

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Green Dot Opens Development Center In Shanghai


Pasadena-based Green Dot , the provider of prepaid Mastercard and mobile banking services, said today that it has opened up a new office in Shanghai, China, which will provide engineering and software development resources to the company. According to Green Dot, it officially opened up Green Dot Shanghai Software Technology Co. green gdot software development outsourcing overseas jobs engineering employment finance fintech prepaid mastercard banking

DivShot Acquired By Google


Los Angeles-based Divshot , which had offered up hosting of static web pages for web developers, has been acquired by Google , and will join Gogole's Firebase software development team. Divshot says it will shut down all of its products and services as of Monday, December 14th, 2015. divshot merger acquisition google firebase software developers hosting

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Biomed Incubator Watershed Develops Tech for IDing Medical Devices


San Antonio — A biomedical product developer, Watershed Idea Foundry, has created a method of identifying medical devices that have been implanted in the body that uses 3-D printing and its own software.

Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers


In one of the newest "hackathons" to hit Southern California, a group of companies are looking to draw Orange County software developers to a new hackathon, geared around WebRTC, the open "Web Real Time Communications" framework aimed at helping developers create voice and video chat applications. The companies said they will award a grand prize of $5,000 to the winning entry into the hackathon, which takes advantage of the WebRTC standard in a project, product, or service.

As Unicorns Multiply, Bootstrapped Tech Businesses Holding Steady


Founded in 2013 by de Haaff and Chris Waters in the Bay Area, the company announced in July it had surpassed $40 million in annual recurring revenue from the subscribers to its software-as-a-service. Aha makes a program that helps project managers develop new product roadmaps, which are used by others in the customer’s business, from sales. Why do unicorns get all the attention? Brian de Haaff wonders this sometimes, especially as compared to his own tech business, Aha.

Seriously Finds $18M For Mobile Games


Venice, California- and Helsinki, Finland-based mobile game developer Seriously , the developer behind the title Best Fiends , has raised $18M in a venture funding round, the company said this morning. The new funding specifically goes to building out the company's production teams and marketing. smartphone videogame software development content capital venture fiends best rovio game mobile seriously

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Hack This: How's Hackathons Are Inspiring Outside Innovation


How do you bring an outside perspective and a startup''s nimble perspective to your products, if you''re a big, established company? Are developers willing to invest their time and energy in building solutions around your products, company, or organization?

FloQast Connects With Workiva


Los Angeles-based financial close management software developer FloQast has partnered with reporting and compliance software developer Workiva , the two said this morning. According to Workiva and FloQast, the partnership will include product integration and bilateral referrals between the two companies, aimed at high growth private and public companies. floqast workiva partnership product integration accounting compliance reporting close saas cloud

STEC Opens Development Center In India


Santa Ana-based STEC , the developer of solid state disk drives and technology, said this week that it has opened up a new storage innovation center in Pune, India. According to STEC, the new design center will provide software development resources for its products. STEC did not say how many developers it is looking to hire in the location, but did say it has appointed Anurag Agrawal as General Manager of the new location.

ISBX Takes On Cross-Platform Mobile Development


Los Angeles-based ISBX , a new startup software developer, said this week that it has launched a new, cross-platform mobile development product. Tags: isbx mobile software development startup

SaneBox Connects Into Ingram Micro's Cloud Marketplace


Los Angeles-based email software developer SaneBox , which develops artificial intelligence software that helps people prioritize and sort their emails, is now available on the cloud marketplace run by technology distributor Ingram Micro. According to SaneBox, the move will make it easier for its channel partners to sell the SaneBox AI and productivity products alongside other software-as-a-service applications.

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Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality Software For Android


San Diego-based Qualcomm has released a platform for developing augmented reality (AR) software for Android, the firm announced this morning. The firm said the software, available via its beta program, allows users to build, market, and distribute applications based on its Qualcomm AR platform. Qualcomm said the software is optimized for running on its Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, but will run on all Android 2.1

Qualcomm Releases Android Augmented Reality SDK


San Diego-based Qualcomm said this morning that it has released a new, augmented reality (AR) software development kit for Android smartphones. According to Qualcomm, the new SDK enables software which delivers interactive, 3D experience with everyday objects. Qualcomm said the SDK includes computer vision technology will allows developers to align graphics tightly with underlying objects. a game developer, as customer. Plans Hackathon


automotive auto hack hacker software development developer hackathon edmundsSanta Monica-based is joining the "Hackathon" bandwagon, and is getting set to launch a two-day event at its headquarters to brainstorm and solve problems around the car buying process, the company said today. did not say how much it plans to award for its hackathon, which it says it will be opening up to auto industry insiders and other "innovative thinkers".

Austin’s Riskpulse Formed in the Vortex of Two Weather-Tech Startups


In this age of “just in time manufacturing,” entire factories might need to halt production if the right parts aren’t delivered, potentially costing thousands of dollars in delays. The company, which has some roots in San Diego, sells analytics software that combines weather-monitoring services with risk-assessment data analysis to give customers an idea of whether their truck or.

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CloudBasic Launches Cloud Development Tools


Irvine-based startup CloudBasic is one of the startups which launched a product this week at the DEMO conference in Silicon Valley, saying that it has released the CloudBasic Application Platform, a cloud application environment targeted at Microsoft.NET developers and business users. Tags: cloudbasic cloud computing software development excel

Bridg Aims At Restaurants With New CRM Software


Los Angeles-based software developer Bridg said this week that it has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) software product specifically aimed at restaurants. Bridg, which is led by Amit Jain, said its new software also integrates and synchronizes with the restaurant industry's most popular POS systems, email marketing services, loyalty programs and online ordering platforms. bridge software customer relationship management restaurant product

ISBX Takes $750,000 For Mobile Software


Los Angeles-based ISBX , a developer of a cross-platform, mobile development product, said today that it has scored $750,000 in funding. According to ISBX, it will use the funding for research and development, as well as expansion of its offerings and core technologies. Tags: isbx venture capital mobile software development angel phone

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PromoJam Debuts New Visual Social Promotions Tool


Los Angeles-based social promotions software developer PromoJam has rolled out a brand new tool today, a new visual social marketing product called Promotion Builder and DIY Visual Editor. product media marketing promotions social visual promojam

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Sorenson Media Adds SDK


San Diego-based Sorenson Media , a developer of video encoding software and related services, is looking to enable third party developers, by releasing a new software development kit (SDK). The firm said today that its new SDK will allow developers to create their own custom media players which integrate with Sorenson's video publishing platform. Tags: sorenson media software development video hosting

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BeBop Technology Expands Into Canada, Europe


Los Angeles-based cloud software developer BeBop Technology , which provides software for the media and entertainment industry, said today that it has expanded its operations in both Canada and Europe. Long, develops cloud-based software for handling post production. bebop technology canada europe sales support post production software international london

Cloud Takes Acquired By Technicolor


Los Angeles-based Cloud Takes , an online project collaboration site focused on feature films, post production, and other content work, has been acquired by Technicolor. Cloud Takes founder Daryll Strauss has been hired by Technicolor as Vice President of Software Development. Cloud Takes'' software was used to manage digital assets, track project progress, and more, and ran on Amazon Web Services.

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