Hi, we’re the founders of Bitrise (https://www.bitrise.io/) in the YC W17 batch — YC’s first-ever Hungarian startup! Bitrise is a Continuous Integration and Delivery platform specifically for mobile apps. We started working on Bitrise when we were running our dev agency, building apps for clients. It was frustrating to go through all the manual tasks when somebody needed a fresh build, or when all the bugs piled up before releases.
Link: Continuous Integration and Delivery for Mobile Apps
A new trend study published by Nielsen this week looks into the top smartphone apps of 2016, as well as the operating systems that the apps were downloaded on. This year within the United States, Facebook won the top spot with more than 146 million average unique users each month. The social network company also dominated the second spot with Facebook Messenger at 129 million unique users per month.
Link: Facebook and Google Dominate ‘Top Smartphone Apps of 2016’ List, While Apple Music Ranks 9th
Several new high-profile Android smartphones are expected to launch this weekend in advance of Mobile World Congress, which opens Monday in Barcelona. Analysts and published reports have said these new Android smartphones will include: the BlackBerry DTEK70 (through a license with TCL); the LG G6; Moto G5 (the Motorola brand is owned by Lenovo); Nokia 8/P1 ( HMD holds the Nokia brand); Sony Xperia X2; the Huawei P10; and at least one model from HTC.
Link: A trove of new Android smartphones to debut at MWC
One of the coolest rumored features of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be a brand new desktop mode that will let you expand your Android experience to a bigger display. But the phone will have one other interesting desktop-related feature: you’ll be able to unlock any Windows 10 PC that you own with your handset.
Link: Samsung and Microsoft are working together to copy a signature Apple feature
Google is synonymous with search, and for good reason: It’s good. So good, in fact, many of us don’t bother bookmarking sites anymore. Surely Google can find it again whenever we need it. Files, contacts, and that random quote you’re trying to remember from last year’s Q2 planning session, though, are a bit harder to unearth.
Link: How to Find Anything in Google Apps
Adobe Systems Inc. today unveiled its first cloud-based digital signature capability and added features to its mobile applications that makes it possible for documents like healthcare forms and mortgage applications to be securely captured, signed and routed from any browser or on any mobile…
Link: Adobe brings cloud-based digital signatures to your smartphone
Nintendo seemingly has one thing to say about our supposedly “all digital” future: LOL. The upcoming Switch features a downright minuscule 32GB of built-in storage, and that number comes down even more once you account for the operating system and basic apps. It’s so small, in fact, that one of the console’s launch titles in Japan won’t actually fit.
Link: Switch storage limits take Nintendo gaming back to the ’90s