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Today the Application Developers Alliance welcomed Capitol Bells, FindTheBest, JNBridge, KPass, Lyft, Nutritionix, SocialRadar, and Syniverse Technologies. 

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Today the App Developers Alliance praised Senate Judiciary Committee leaders for reaching agreement on patent reform. The Alliance also encouraged Senators to vote quickly on the measure after the upcoming Congressional recess. 
 

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Today the App Developers Alliance praised legislation introduced by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to curb abusive patent troll demand letters. The measure aims to help startups and small businesses facing patent troll threats by requiring more information and transparency in the demand letters they receive. 

Yesterday Alliance President Jon Potter and Alliance members participated in a White House roundtable meeting on patent reform. At an event before the meeting, the White House announced several actions on patent reform focused on strengthening the patent system.
 
04/15/2014

App Developers Alliance Adds Eight

Today the Application Developers Alliance welcomed Capitol Bells, FindTheBest, JNBridge, KPass, Lyft, Nutritionix, SocialRadar, and Syniverse Technologies. 

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Ryan Bigger
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Company: Raster Media
Why did you start coding? I started coding as a way to become more efficient at my job. I began writing macros using AutoLISP, VBA and .NET and as the company grew, I learned JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. I really enjoyed the entire process of coming up with an idea, writing the code, and immediately seeing the benefits in our productivity.
What are you working on right now? I'm currently working at Raster Media where I get to work on a large variety of iOS apps. However, the one overall theme that ties all our apps together would be our focus on the user experience. This UX focus has us spending a lot of time adding subtle touches that really make apps more engaging.
Where do you see the industry going in the next 10 years? When the mobile software industry really started to take off, the emphasis was on games and social networks, but as smart phones and tablets continue to replace the need for PCs, it's likely we'll see a huge expansion in mobile wallet software. It's only a matter of time before it becomes as natural as using a credit card or paying with cash.