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Alliance Hosts Developer Patent Summit in Las Vegas

September 4, 2013 (Las Vegas, NV) - Last night, the Alliance hosted a Developer Patent Summit in Las Vegas at Raster Media featuring Congresswoman Titus. Bob Ryan, a patent attorney and partner at Holland & Hart, LLP, gave an initial presentation. / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts Developer Patent Summit in Boulder

August 29, 2013 (Boulder, CO) - Last night, the Alliance hosted a Developer Patent Summit in Boulder at the Fuse coworking space. / Read more.

 

It’s Time to Stop Abusive Patent Litigation  

Washington, D.C. (August 22, 2013) – A GAO report on patent infringement litigation released today confirms that patent trolls wielding poor-quality patents are a real and growing threat to innovators. “Today’s GAO report should send a clear signal to Congress that it is time for patent litigation reform. The report confirms what startups and entrepreneurs live with every day—patent infringement lawsuits and demand letters from patent trolls are a constant threat, and the cost of fighting back is often crippling. Vague and overly broad patents are the weapons that enable troll abuse,” said Jon Potter, President of the Application Developers Alliance. “We hope Congress will take note and enact reforms that will curb patent troll abuse, including a less expensive administrative alternative to costly legal battles and demand letter transparency improvements,” Potter concluded. / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts Developer Patent Summit in Detroit

Detroit, MI (August 16, 2013) - Last night, the Alliance hosted a Developer Patent Summit in Detroit at the M@dison. Suzanne Nolan of Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook gave an initial presentation. Other panelists included John Ellis, Global Technologist, Head of Developer Program, Ford Motor Company; Ken Fox, Senior Mobile Application Developer, Detroit Labs; Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of Mobile Comply; Jake Ward, Application Developers Alliance (moderator).

 

Alliance Hosts Developer Patent Summit in Boston

Boston, MA (August 9, 2013) - Last night, the Alliance hosted a Developer Patent Summit at Workbar in Boston. James Bessen, a fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard University, gave an initial presentation. Other panelists included Jon Potter, President, Application Developers Alliance (Moderator); Tom Druan, Patent Attorney, Druan IP; Van Lindberg, VP & Associate General Counsel, Rackspace Hosting; James Bessen, Fellow at Berkman Center, Harvard University; and Deb Nicholson, Director of Community Outreach at Open Invention Network.

 

Alliance Adds Ten New Members 


Washington, D.C. (August 6, 2013) – The Application Developers Alliance has recently expanded its membership to include ten new startup app publishers and app development firms. BuzztouchConIT AGConcise SoftwareFamigoFeathrJump RopeMowgliPloonkySavvy Apps, and Vision Smarts have joined the Alliance. / Read more.

 

Application Developers Alliance Partners with TabTimes to Deliver Latest in Tablet Industry News

Washington, D.C. (July 29, 2013) – The Application Developers Alliance and TabTimes have partnered to provide Alliance members with the most current industry research and content surrounding the tablet vertical. “Recent reports indicate that tablet sales will soon outstrip sales of personal computers, and developers are creating apps that help drive that demand,” said Jon Potter, President of the Application Developers Alliance, “By partnering with TabTimes, we assure that our developer community has access to the tools and information that they need to succeed in this growing segment of the app industry.” / Read the full article.

 

Alliance President's Op-ed on Patent Trolls Published in Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta, GA (July 24, 2013) - Alliance President Jon Potter's op-ed on patent trolls and patent reform was published today in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Read it here: "Atlanta entrepreneurs experience patent trolls."

 

More Members of Congress Stand with Innovators to Fight Patent Trolls

Washington, D.C. (July 22, 2013) – Today the Application Developers Alliance applauded new Congressional action to eradicate patent trolls. Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Judy Chu (D-CA) introduced a bill to provide troll victims a lower-cost alternative to litigation when challenging the validity of patents that should never have been issued. The measure, like that introduced by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), will expand the Covered Business Method Program, which provides an administrative avenue to challenge the validity of a troll’s patent in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts Developer Patent Summit in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (July 19, 2013) - Last night the Alliance was in Atlanta to host a Developer Patent Summit. Local business owner Steve Vicinanza spoke about his experience with a patent troll, which has been profiled in Ars Technica. Ann Fort, an IP Attorney from Sutherland, gave a presentation. Other panelists included Van Lindberg, VP & Associate General Counsel of Rackspace Hosting; Richie Johnson, Senior Director, Government and Public Affairs for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG); and Jim Hannon, Counsel and Patent Attorney from Sutherland. Alliance President Jon potter moderated the panel. / Read more

 

Startupland: Alliance Members Featured in Kickstarter Documentary Project

(June 26, 2013) - Alliance members RidePost, LegCyte, SNOBSWAP, TrendPo, and The Trip Tribe are featured in a documentary series about the startup experience called "Startupland." All five companies are members of accelerator Fortify.vc's most recent class of startups, working out of 1776 coworking space. Watch the teaser trailer for the documentary and think about contributing to the Director Justin Gutwein's Kickstarter fund, which would allow him to complete the project. / Watch the trailer

 

Alliance Member Jump Rope's Fight with a Patent Troll Featured on Bloomberg TV

Washington, D.C. (July 17, 2013) - On Bloomberg TV, Alliance Member Jump Rope's founder Peter Braxton discusses the particular challenges of small businesses facing patent trolls. Says Braxton: "I think certain protections should be afforded to startups because they don't have this bankroll or war chest to fight litigation...especially meritless and frivolous lawsuits." / Watch here

 

Startups and Entrepreneurs Cheer Introduction of New Patent Reform Legislation

Washington, D.C. (July 10, 2013) - The Application Developers Alliance today praised the introduction of yet another bill to address abusive litigation by patent trolls. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) introduced the legislation, entitled the Patent Litigation and Innovation Act. / Read more.

 

Alliance Member Humetrix Testifies at House Small Business Subcommittee Hearing on Mobile Medical App Entrepreneurs

Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2013) - Today Alliance member Humetrix testified at a House Small Business Subcommittee Hearing: "Mobile Medical App Entrepreneurs: Changing the Face of Healthcare." Chris Burrow, Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs for Humetrix, demonstrated the company's iBlueButton app, which gives patients streamlined, secure access to their own medical record, which they can then easily share with their doctor. Committee Chairman Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) presided. Ranking Committee member Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) was also present, along with Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO). / Read more.

 

Updated COPPA Regulation Goes Into Effect

Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2013) - Today the Federal Trade Commission's updated Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) regulations go into effect. To help developers get a sense of whether or not their apps are compliant, the Alliance has put together an FAQ and video

 

Alliance Members Troop ID and Speek Nominated for the Wall Street Journal's "Startup of the Year" 

(June 25, 2013) - Alliance members Troop ID and Speek competed with more than 20 other prominent startups for the title of Startup of the Year.

 

Alliance Hosts Developer Patent Summit in Chicago

Chicago, IL (June 21, 2013) - Last night the Alliance hosted a Developer Patent Summit at Holland & Knight's offices in Chicago, Illinois. David Donoghue of Holland & Knight and an anonymous startup founder (CEO X) had a "fireside chat" where CEO X discussed his struggle to maintain his startup while engaging in a drawn out legal battle with a patent troll. A panel discussion followed, moderated by Alliance President Jon Potter.  Panelists included Justin Freeman of Rackspace, David Schwartz of the Chicago Kent College of Law, and Jonathan Pasky of Pasky IP. / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts Developer Patent Summit in Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN (June 20, 2013) - Last night the Alliance hosted a Developer Patent Summit at CoCo Coworking and Collaborative Space in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ernest Grumbles of Adams Monohan, LLP and Co-founder of MOJO Minnesota gave a presenation. Alliance President Jon Potter moderated a panel discussion. Panelists included Justin Freeman of Rackspace, Shafa Wala of Tarsier, and Michael Cohen of Gray Plant Mooty Law. / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts Developer Patent Summit in Austin 

Austin, Texas (June 7, 2013) - Last night, the Alliance hosted a Developer Patent Summit in Austin, Texas. The event was held at Capital Factory as part of a fifteen-city tour convening app developers, entrepreneurs, patent experts, and policymakers to discuss software patent challenges, trolls, and ideas for reform. The series is sponsored nationally by Rackspace and Careers 2.0 by Stack Overflow. Local sponsors included HomeAway and Capital Factory. Derrick Pizarro of Cox Smith gave an opening presentation. / Read more.

 

App Industry Leaders: APIs Not Copyrightable

Washington, D.C. (May 31, 2013) – In a court filing, the Application Developers Alliance argues that an Application Programming Interface (API) is not subject to copyright. APIs are the building blocks of software development that allow programs to interact with each other. The Alliance joined with members Rackspace and TMSOFT as well as Stack Exchange to file an amicus brief urging the appeals court to uphold the decision of Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California in Oracle v. Google. / Read more.

 

Alliance VP Speaks on Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee Panel: "If Patent Litigation Is Strangling High Tech Innovation, When Will Congress Act?"

Washington, D.C. (May 30, 2013) - This afternoon Alliance Vice President of Law, Policy & Government Affairs Tim Sparapani spoke on the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee panel: "If Patent Litigation Is Strangling High Tech Innovation, When Will Congress Act?" Sparapani argued that extortionist patent suits create an "erroneous diversion of resources and intellectual effort" for startups and developers. / Read more.

 

Alliance Attends NTIA Multistakeholder Meeting on Mobile App Transparency

Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2013) - Today the Alliance attended the latest NTIA Multistakeholder Meeting on Mobile App Transparency. 

 

Watch Video from the New York Developer Patent Summit

New York, NY (May 23, 2013) - Last night the Alliance hosted a Developer Patent Summit at Projective Space in New York City (watch the event in full). A startup founder, whose identity was protected by a mask, told the crowd his story of being targetted by patent trolls. "CEO X" now has more lawyers than employees, and described the hard choices he has had to make while struggling to make ends meet for his business while spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on patent attorneys. / Read more.

 

Application Developers Alliance Applauds Cornyn Patent Reform Legislation 

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2013) – Today the Application Developers Alliance applauded Senator Cornyn (R-TX) for introducing legislation that will help protect developers from patent trolls. “We welcome Senator Cornyn's thoughtful, multi-faceted effort to substantially reduce job-killing abusive patent litigation,” said Jon Potter, President of the Application Developers Alliance. “Along with Chairman Leahy, Senator Schumer, Chairman Goodlatte and others, Senator Cornyn's support of software patent reform demonstrates a commitment to the entrepreneurs who are driving the country’s economic recovery. The bill would help disarm patent trolls of some of their most potent weapons.” / Read more.

 

Alliance President Speaks at "Software Patents: A Bridge for 'Trolls'?"

Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2013) - Yesterday afternoon Alliance President Jon Potter spoke at an event on Capitol Hill, Software Patents: A Bridge for Trolls? The panel was hosted by the Institute for Policy Innovation. Other panelists included Gary Greenfield of Court Square Capital Partners and Robert Stoll, a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Panelists discussed how to strengthen the U.S. patent system while addressing its challenges. / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts Patent Summit in Blacksburg, VA

Blacksburg, VA (May 8, 2013) - Last night the Alliance hosted a Developers Patent in Summit in Blacksburg, Virginia as part of its nationwide tour. David Martin, Founder and Chairman of M·CAM Inc., gave a presentation. The panel was moderated by the Alliance's Tim Sparapani. / Read more.

 

Application Developers Alliance Opposes California Privacy Legislation 

Washington, D.C. (May 2, 2013) – Today the Application Developers Alliance wrote Senator Ellen Corbett expressing concerns about her privacy legislation, SB 501. The Alliance and its members have been working closely with consumer privacy leaders Consumer Action, the American Civil Liberties Union, and World Privacy Forum to develop consensus-based voluntary standards for mobile app privacy. The effort has been hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce through its National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). / Read more.

 

Alliance and the University of Colorado Boulder’s ATLAS Institute Team Up To Advance App Innovation Research 

Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2013) - The Application Developers Alliance has established the Alliance Research Fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder’s ATLAS Institute. The goal of the fellowship is to further understanding of the dynamics at play in the app development ecosystem. The ATLAS Institute has appointed Ph.D. student Sid Saleh the inaugural Application Developers Alliance Research Fellow.  / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts Event on Discoverability in New York City

New York, NY (May 1, 2013) - Last night the Application Developers Alliance hosted an event titled, "Discoverability: How to Get Noticed in a Marketplace Overflowing with Apps" at AlleyNYC in New York City. The event covered the findings of the Alliance's Emerging Tech Working Group's research on app discoverability, available in DevsBuild.It. / Read more.

 

News Release: Application Developers Alliance Applauds Schumer Plan to Introduce Patent Legislation

Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2013) – The Application Developers Alliance praised Senator Charles Schumer’s (D-NY) announcement of his intention to introduce legislation addressing patent troll abuse. Schumer’s bill will expand the Covered Business Method Program, which currently covers only financial services related patents, to apply to all business method patents. The expansion would allow companies to challenge the validity of a troll’s patent in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) as an alternative to expensive and time-consuming litigation. / Read more.

 

Alliance Attends NTIA Multistakeholder Meeting on Mobile App Transparency

Washington, D.C. (April 30, 2013) - Today the Alliance is attended the latest meeting of the NTIA-convened privacy multistakeholder process regarding mobile application transparency.

 

FTC Issues Updated FAQs on Amended Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule

Washington, D.C. (April 26, 2013) - Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission released a set of FAQs intended to help developers prepare for changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that go into effect July 1. Find the FAQ's here. The Alliance released the following statement: "We appreciate the FTC releasing this guidance, but just nine weeks from the effective date, this is too little, too late. App developers and their partners needed these guidelines four months ago to have a chance to implement the complex changes the new rules require. In light of this very late guidance, we reiterate our request for a six month delay in implementation." / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts Seattle Developer Patent Summit

Seattle, WA (April 25, 2013) - Last night, the Alliance hosted the third event in its 15-city Developer Patent Summit tour. Micah Siegel, Ph.D, a Senior Advisor to Ask Patents and Stack Exchange, delivered the keynote address. Toussaint Myricks, a patent attorney and IP Strategist with Hughes Media Law Group gave a presentation. / Read more.

 

Application Developers Alliance President Appointed to FDA Health IT Workgroup

Washington, D.C. (April 22, 2013) – Application Developers Alliance President Jon Potter has been appointed to a new workgroup charged with helping federal agencies develop a framework for health IT regulations, including rules for mobile medical apps. Congress established the workgroup in last year’s Food and Drug Safety and Innovation Act to provide industry insight as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) develop a report to Congress on a regulatory framework for health IT. / Read more.

 

Application Developers Alliance Applauds Hearing on Patent Troll Abuse at ITC

Washington, D.C. (April 16, 2013) – Today, the Application Developers Alliance praised the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet for its continuing investigation of abusive patent litigation. Today’s hearing, “Abusive Patent Litigation: The Issues Impacting American Competiveness and Job Creation at the International Trade Commission and Beyond,” focuses on how patent cases are handled before the International Trade Commission (ITC). / Read more.

 

Letter to FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Requesting Delay of COPPA Implementation

Washington, D.C. (April 15, 2013) – Today, the Application Developers Alliance is asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to delay the effective date of changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The revised rules, which go into effect July 1, create significant new obligations for app developers and their partners. Delaying the rules would give developers more time to understand the requirements, to consult with partners regarding re-engineering their apps, and to make the necessary changes. Additional time will also provide the FTC an opportunity to provide guidance materials that promote compliance. / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts Developer Patent Summit in LA

 
Los Angeles, CA (April 11, 2013) - Last night, the Alliance hosted the second event in its 15-city Developer Patent Summit tour. Perry Robinson, VP & Associate General Counsel at Rackspace Hosting, delivered the keynote address. Gary Rinkerman, a partner at Drinker Biddle, gave a presentation. / See photos and read more.

 

Alliance Attends NTIA Multistakeholder Meeting on Mobile App Transparency

Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2013) - Today the Alliance will be at the latest meeting of the NTIA-convened privacy multistakeholder process regarding mobile application transparency. / Learn more.

 

Application Developers Alliance Adds Ten Members

Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2013) - Today the Application Developers Alliance added ten new companies to its growing membership. Appfuel, Humetrix, Legcyte, My Apps Co., Ordr.in, Ridepost, SNOBSWAP, Sociocast, TrendPo, and the Trip Tribe joined the Alliance as corporate members. The companies include startups offering cutting-edge services across a broad spectrum of the industry. / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts Event on Discoverability: How to Get Noticed in a Marketplace Overflowing with Apps

San Francisco, CA (March 28, 2013) - Last night the Alliance and the Emerging Technology & Research Working Group presented a panel on discoverability at Yelp’s headquarters in San Francisco. Discussion included the latest information on how to get an app noticed, climb app store search results, and grow a business. / Read more.

 

California Legislature Actively Debating Privacy Legislation

Sacramento, CA (March 27, 2013) - The Alliance closely monitors legislative activity that could affect our industry.  The California State Legislature reviews several “privacy” bills each year, but this year legislators have been particularly active, introducing more than a dozen bills. They seem intent on passing a bill that would transform companies’ collection, usage, storage, and sharing of consumers’ data.  In fact, the Speaker of the California Assembly, John Perez, established a new “Select Committee on Privacy” to consider these bills. / Read more.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Responds to Congress on Regulation of Health and Medical Apps

Washington, D.C. (March 21, 2013) - Today the Department of Health and Human Services responded to Congress on proposed regulation of Health and Medical Apps. / Read the letter here.

 

Alliance Member Rackspace Testifies at House Small Business Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. (March 21, 2013) – Today, Application Developers Alliance member Rackspace testified before the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Health and Technology. The hearing, “Protecting Small Businesses against Emerging and Complex Cyber-Attacks,” focused on cyber-attacks that affect emerging technologies used by many of today’s small businesses. / Read more.

 

Alliance Member Happtique Testifies at House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. (March 19, 2013) - Today  Alliance member Happtique testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The hearing, “Harnessing Wireless Innovation,” was the first in a three-day series exploring Health Information Technologies and addressed the possibility of FDA regulation of health apps as medical devices and the effect of regulation on health innovation. / Read more.

 

Intel Joins the Application Developers Alliance Board of Directors 

Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2013) – Today, the Application Developers Alliance announced that Intel has joined its Board of Directors. The Board is made up of representatives from across the industry, including award winning app development companies, carriers, app service providers, startups and startup accelerators, and global manufacturers. Roger Chandler, Director of Business Planning and Innovation within Intel’s Developer Relations Division, will serve on the Board. / Read more.

 

Alliance Speaks Out on Concern that Smartphones Could Be Taxed as Medical Devices

(March 11, 2013) - In yesterday's Burrill Report, Alliance President Jon Potter was quoted on the concern that smartphones running medical apps could be taxed as medical devices. / Read the article

 

Alliance Team at SXSW / Read more.

 

Alliance at LAUNCH Festival

(March 8, 2013) - Earlier this week, the Alliance attended LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco, CA. The event featured over 5,000 registered attendees all huddled in the San Francisco Design Concourse and swarming booths to see the newest and most interesting apps, devices, and ideas. / Read more.

 

Alliance Hosts "Unbiased, Real and Raw: Developer Insight and Opportunity" at Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, Spain (February 28, 2013) - The Alliance is co-sponsoring today's programming at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with the App Quality Alliance and developerprogram.com. "Unbiased, Real and Raw: Developer Insight and Opportunity" is a full day of sessions focusing on upcoming trends, tools, and the demand for quality applications. / Read more.

 

How Patent Trolls are Harming Innovation

Washington, D.C. (February 28, 2013) - Today, the Alliance's Tim Sparapani spoke on a panel about how patent trolls are harming innovators and startups. The panel was hosted by the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and included panelists. / Lean more.

 

Alliance LaunchesAlliance Launches Kids and Education Working Group

Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2013) – Today the Application Developers Alliance launched its Kids and Education working group. Comprised of Alliance members, the group’s goal is to create more and better opportunities for the development of apps for children, parents, and teachers. / Read the full release.

 

Alliance Testifies before Maryland Senate Committee on Finance

Annapolis, MD (February 19, 2013) - Today the Alliance testified before the Maryland State Senate Committee on Finance in opposition to SB 374, which threatens to undercut Maryland’s growing app economy by creating a “no-kids-app-zone” that invites companies to move to Virginia and the District of Columbia to build their businesses. / Read the full testimony

 

Alliance and Board Member Testify before Maryland House of Delegates

Annapolis, Maryland (February 6, 2013) - Today, the Application Developers Alliance and its Board member Josh Matthews, CEO of Apkudo, testified before the Maryland House of Delegates Committee on Economic Matters opposing House Bill 316. Maryland's app economy ranks 15th in the nation, with an economic impact of $436 million annually. The bill would proposes an inconsistent extension of the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that would undermine Maryland's app development community, including mobile ad networks, without adding meaningful protections for Maryland's children. Moreover, the bill would diminish the number of apps available for kids, parents, and teachers. / Read more.

 

 

Alliance at BlackBerry Jam Europe

Amsterdam (February 6, 2013) - The Alliance attended at BlackBerry Jam Europe, an unprecedented showcase for BlackBerry development. Alliance Evangelist Hessel van Tuinen represented the Alliance at this Amsterdam event.

 

Business and Revenue Working Group Forms DeveloperWeek Panel

San Francisco, CA (February 5, 2013) - Today, the Alliance's Business and Revenue Working Group formed a DeveloperWeek panel on "Challenges in Monetization." The panel was moderated by working group Chair Trevor Cornwell of Appbackr and featured members Yoko Nakagawa of Smaato, Robi Ganguly of Apptentive, and Nina Sodhi of Blu Trumpet. DeveloperWeek is a 4-day educational conference with more than 1,000 attendees, featuring app development contests, developer tech exhibitors, startup lightning pitches, and keynote talks. 

 

Alliance Comments on Federal Trade Commission's Report on Mobile Privacy

Washington, D.C. (February 1, 2013) – Today, the Application Developers Alliance commented on the report released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on mobile privacy. "We’re pleased that the FTC is joining our call to favor simple, short-form notices to consumers that will effectively communicate what data apps are collecting and with whom that data is shared.  Long, legalistic privacy policies benefit only the lawyers who write them and can read them.  We welcome the Commission's approval of the progress made at the U.S. Department of Commerce/NTIA multi-stakeholder meetings, and the Commission's intent to look favorably on app developers and publishers that implement the voluntary mobile app transparency codes that result from the NTIA process. The App Developers Alliance and three leading consumer organizations have led the consensus-building process for several months, and we look forward to concluding soon,” said Alliance President Jon Potter. / Read more.

 

Alliance Board Member Nicole Glaros of TechStars Encourages Companies and Individuals to Join the Alliance

(January 26, 2013) - Read Board Member Glaros' full post on her blog, Nearly Nicole: "App Developers Unite with the Application Developers Alliance." / Read the post.

 

Application Developers Alliance Welcomes First of the 2013 Class

Washington, D.C. (January 24, 2013) – Today, the Application Developers Alliance welcomed its first new corporate members of 2013. The new members include AdMobix, Bunndle, Filament Games, Flatter World, Kinvey, and Common Sense Media, joining as an associate member. / Read more.

 

Alliance President Speaks at Churchill Club with CPO of Microsoft and Executive Director of the World Privacy Forum

San Jose, CA (January 23, 2013) - Alliance President Jon Potter spoke on a Churchill Club panel titled, "Open Forum: The Privacy Gap." Moderated by Facebook's former Chief Privacy Officer, the panel also featured Microsoft's current CPO, FTC Attorney Laura Berger, and Pam Dixon, Executive Director of the World Privacy Forum. / Read more.

 

Member News: AppStori and Grafighters featured in The Wall Street Journal

(January 18, 2013) - In The Wall Street Journal's "The Accelerator" blog, the article "Create a ‘Discovery Platform’ to Connect With Investors" profiles Alliance members AppStori and Grafighters. / Read the article here.

 

 

"After a year, Application Developers Alliance counts 20,000 developers, 120 corporate members"

(January 18, 2013) - To mark the one-year anniversary of the Application Developers Alliance, FierceDeveloper sat down with Alliance President Jon Potter to discuss the Alliance's member-driven agenda, 2012 successes, and policy objectives for 2013. / Read the full article.

 

Alliance Attends Eighth NTIA Meeting on Mobile App Transparency

Washington, D.C. (January 17, 2013) - Yesterday the Alliance attended the NTIA's eighth meeting on mobile app transparency. The agenda worked towards finalizing the proposal that the Alliance developed with consumer groups. The next meeting will be held on January 31.

 

Alliance VP of Law, Policy, and Government Relations Speaks at FOSI's COPPA Redux Event

Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2013) - Today the Alliance's Tim Sparapani spoke at the Family and Online Safety Institute's event, "COPPA Redux: Implications of the updated Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule." Learn about the Alliance's reaction to the FTC's changes.

 

Alliance Thanks California Attorney General for Issuing Privacy Recommendations for App Developers

Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2013) – Today, Application Developers Alliance President Jon Potter thanked California Attorney General Kamala Harris for her thoughtful guidelines for app developers in Privacy on the Go: Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem. / Read more.

 

Member News: Speek Launches iPhone App for Super Simple Conference Calls

(January 7, 2013) - Congratulations to Alliance member Speek, who has just released a new iPhone app for free, visual and mobile conference calls. Get details and download the app from the company's blog.  

 

"Software patent progress? Hopefully, it’s just a start"

(January 3, 2013) - In a PandoDaily Op-Ed, Alliance President Jon Potter writes on the challenges that application developers face from the software patent system. / Read the op-ed.

 

Alliance News: Startups Team Up with Application Developers Alliance

Washington, D.C. (January 2, 2013) – Today, the Application Developers Alliance welcomed twelve thriving startups as corporate members. Mentorship-driven startup accelerator TechStars has joined, along with Animoca, CoFoundersLab, Find Your Lobster, Grafighters, HugeFan, LearnStreet, PapayaMobile,PlacePlay, Ruckus Media, Uppidy, and Virtual Nerd. TechStars’ Nicole Glaros will serve on the Application Developers Alliance Board of Directors in 2013. / Read more.

 

December 2012

Commentary: Mobile commerce - approaching $1 trillion and growing

Member News: Edmodo Hits 15 Million Users

Alliance News: App Developers Alliance Adds Eight More Corporate Members

November 2012

Events: Variety Entertainment Apps Conference and Awards Dinner

Events: Alliance Hosts Washington, D.C. Privacy Summit

Member News: LeadBolt delivers a world's first with Gyro-based performance advertising

Alliance News: Ten More Companies Team Up with the Application Developers Alliance

Alliance News: Application Developers Alliance Launches Mobile Payments Working Group

Alliance Congratulates Member AT&T on Major Investment in the Future of App Development

Events: Alliance Sponsors Tech Cocktail's Mixer at DC Week

Events: Alliance Attends Napa Valley Appbackr Retreat 

Member News: AppStori and Millennial Media Partner to Help Fund and Market the Next Generation of Mobile Apps

October 2012

Alliance Welcomes Nine New Corporate Members

Alliance President Jon Potter Speaks on Trends in Mobile Applications at App Conference 2012

Events: Alliance Attends Powder Keg Conference for Exceptional Entrepreneurs, Developers, and Creatives

Application Developers Alliance Partners with Fortify.vc 

Alliance Members Meet with U.S. House Technology Subcommittee Leaders

Events: Alliance Hosts "Beyond the Banner: A Mobile Monetization Discussion"

Alliance Update: Alliance to Host First Annual Entertainment App Awards

Events: Alliance Hosts Boulder Privacy Summit with Silicon Flatirons

September 2012

Events: Alliance President Jon Potter Moderates Panel at Digital World Expo

Research: Most App Developers Not Who You Might Think

Events: Alliance Attends BlackBerry Jam

Alliance Offers Split Opinion on Proposed Regulation Concerning Children’s Data Online

Events: Alliance SVP Jake Ward Speaks at GigaOM Mobilize

Alliance News: Alliance Announces 10,000 Members

Research: No End in Sight for App Market's Fast Growth

August 2012

Events: Application Developers Alliance Hosts Happy Hour for Local Developers

Application Developers Alliance Comments on FBI Shutdown of Websites Offering Pirated Apps

Second Mobile App Privacy Meeting Held August 22

Alliance Update: Alliance Announces Initial Working Groups

Alliance News: Alliance Welcomes New Members

Alliance News: YP Joins the Application Developers Alliance Board of Directors

Alliance Welcomes the Next Generation of British Coders

July 2012

Events: Alliance Co-Sponsors Mobile Moves Michigan

Events: Apps Alliance Attends mHealth Innovation Exchange in Boston

Alliance News: Flurry, Twilio, meemo, and ooomf Join the Application Developers Alliance

Developers: What You Should Know About U.S. Government Mobile App Privacy Talks 

June 2012

Mobile App Showdown Winners Announced

Alliance Update: Alliance Attends Google's D.C. Area I/O Viewing Party

Alliance Update: Alliance Encouraged by Mobile App Provision in FDA Legislation

Alliance News: Application Developers Alliance Adds Five New Corporate Partners

Alliance Update: Alliance President Jon Potter Discusses Mobile Medical Apps on AEI Panel

Alliance Update: Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on New Mobile and Online Technologies

Alliance Update: App Developers Alliance Comments on NTIA’s Announcement on Mobile App Privacy

President Signs Executive Order to Expand Broadband

Alliance Update: Alliance Attends Brookings Forum on Future of Mobile

Health Apps Announced at Health Data Initiative Event

Alliance Update: Privacy Series ends first week in San Diego, Next Up New York and Chicago

Alliance Update: Alliance Co-hosts New York Tech Meetup Simulcast

Alliance Update: Privacy Summit Series Hits LA

Alliance Update: Privacy Summit Series Kicks Off in Austin

May 2012

Alliance News: Alliance Builds Its Membership

Alliance Update: House Subcommittee Hearing on International Proposals to Regulate the Internet

Alliance Update: FTC’s Dot Com Disclosures Workshop

Alliance News: Alliance Writes Senators On Mobile Medical Apps

Alliance News: Alliance Hosts Imagine App Challenge at NCTA's The Cable Show 2012

Alliance News: Application Developers Alliance Adds New Members

KTVU Fox 2: Privacy, information sharing issues loom in the world of apps

March 2012

Application Development Trends: New AppDev Alliance Launches: The App Economy's 'Connective Tissue'

Software Development Times: The mobile app industry can solve kids’ privacy challenges

February 2012

The Washington Post: There’s an association for that app

4-traders: FTC Urges Apps For Kids Must Disclose Data-Collecting Practices

Wall Street Journal: FTC Urges Apps For Kids Must Disclose Data-Collecting Practices

Mobile Marketer: App developers face mounting pressure on privacy

eWeek: New ‘App Economy` Creates Nearly 500,000 Jobs

TechNet: Nearly 500,000 “App Economy” Jobs in United States

 

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