Jason Ankeny

Biography for Jason Ankeny

Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of FierceMobileContent and FierceDeveloper as well as a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and the website All Music Guide. He previously served as senior editor of Telephony and its sister publication Wireless Review--additional credits include efforts for publications including Rolling Stone, Wax Poetics and No Depression along with liner notes for a number of album releases. He lives in Chicago and may be reached via email at jankeny@fiercemarkets.com.

Articles by Jason Ankeny

NQ Mobile turns focus to gaming with 'Gods & Dragons' for iOS

NQ Mobile Chief Commercial Officer Gavin Kim spoke to FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny about the company's gaming aspirations, the keys to successful monetization and the importance of localization.

How Voxer is pushing push-to-talk apps into the future

FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to Voxer CTO Matt Ranney about the firm's push into the enterprise segment, the evolution of mobile voice communication and the importance of embracing native development. With enterprise adoption booming, this summer Voxer introduced two professional-grade apps. Voxer Pro, priced at a $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year, adds new features like Live Interrupt Mode, allowing users to hear chats outside of the app.

@Walmart Labs' Tim Kimmet talks what's in store for mobile shoppers

Tim Kimmet

FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny talked to Tim Kimmet, @Walmart Labs' vice president of platform and systems, about the company's technological ambitions, its expanding mobile initiatives and giving the people what they want.

Sidecar motors forward with revamped ride-sharing app for iOS, Android

Sidecar co-founder and CTO Jahan Khanna spoke to FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny about the retooled app, building for iOS and Android and the pressures of designing an app while grappling with legislative interference.

VMware tackles Android fragmentation with Verizon-backed dual persona solution

FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to Srinivas Krishnamurti, VMware's senior director of mobile product management, about the Horizon Mobile rollout, the state of bring-your-own-device adoption and why usability is everything.

Kik Messenger expands its platform from messaging to monetization

Kik Interactive CEO Ted Livingston spoke to FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny about the firm's surging adoption, building out its platform and the importance of anticipating new opportunities.

MapQuest continues expanding turn-by-turn apps, fueled by Apple's endorsement

AOL-owned MapQuest's real-time traffic coverage now spans more than 200,000 miles of roadways across North America--its mobile apps also deliver walking directions, simplified search for restaurants, gas stations and related destinations, and other traveler tools. FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to MapQuest General Manager Brian McMahon and Head of Mobile Engineering Ty Beltramo about the updated app, building for iOS and Android and the evolving definition of what it means to be a successful developer.

The Weather Channel revamps Android app for booming userbase

Cameron Clayton, president of the Weather Company's digital division, spoke to FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny about the overhauled Weather Channel app, grappling with Android fragmentation and the illusion of perfection.

Digisocial's audio-enabled sharing app proves privacy is not dead

Digisocial Vice President Marco Mereu spoke to FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny about improving the social sharing experience, the value of voice and the importance of standing out from the pack.

Photo app PicsArt expands its focus from Android to iOS

FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny spoke to PicsArt co-founder and CTO Arto Mehrabyan about the app's success on Android, its expansion to iOS and the importance of giving the people what they want.