Young A’s eager to learn from veteran Marco Estrada

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s had great success taking a chance on pitchers coming off bad years last season, and it appears they’re looking to recreate that formula for 2019.While several A’s players gathered at Jack London Square on Friday for a media availability to discuss the upcoming season, the primary subject of conversaton was a player not in attendance — Marco Estrada, who earlier in the day was signed by the A’s to a one-year deal worth $4 million.“We’ve known for a while we’ve needed to add …last_img

StackMob: The Complete Technology Stack for Mobile Apps

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Android#Apple#apps#mobile#news StackMob is a new startup with a brilliant idea: make mobile development easier by offering a single platform for integrating backend services into mobile apps. Company co-founder Ty Amell describes the service as “Heroku for mobile,” referring to the way Heroku, a platform-as-a-service provider, provides add-ons to Ruby developers looking to integrate additional functionality into their apps. Like Heroku, StackMob will let mobile app developers pick and choose which backend services they want to integrate into their apps, too. That way, developers can spend less time and effort on infrastructure concerns, and can instead focus on perfecting an app’s user experience, its design and client-side code.What the StackMob Stack IncludesStackMob is developing/offering the following:A single integration point to backend servicesAPI creation and management – API infrastructure in the cloud for API’s built in minutes, not weeks. ?Developers can also write their own business logic and upload that custom code in Java, Ruby, Python, Lua or any JVM supported language. Analytics across all StackMob services where you can drill-down by geographic location, platform, app version, demographic info and more.Messaging (both push and email); Email powered by SendGrid, Inc. Social (Twitter, Facebook, Google) – both logging in and social network sharing is supported.Location services (not available in the beta, but in development)Advertising (not available in the beta, but in development)Monetization (?not available in the beta, but in development)An open source iOS SDK is available (Android coming soon)Beta DetailsSome of these services, as noted above, will be available in StackMob’s beta due to launch in either February or March, while some are still in development.Initially, StackMob is just focused on the iOS platform but plans to extend to Android in the near future. However, because the SDK (software development kit) provided is open source, there’s nothing stopping developers from downloading a copy and tweaking it to suit their needs.Although the exact pricing structure has not yet been determined, StackMob will be available as a freemium offering, we’re told. It will be free to use, but when you’re ready to publish your app to the iTunes App Store, you’ll need to pay. The pricing tiers will then be scaled by app usage.If you’re a developer interested in testing StackMob when it launches, you can sign up for the beta here on the company homepage.center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

No holiday break

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao (left) is backwith trainer Freddie Roach. —TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.NETManny Pacquiao did not skip training on Christmas Day, and neither did his American challenger Adrien Broner.But while the two protagonists for the Jan. 19 WBA welterweight title fight posted their non-stop training on social media, Pacquiao and Broner offered contrasting pictures of how things are panning out.ADVERTISEMENT Meanwhile, for Broner, it was a brash picture of vindication.The 29-year-old talent taking a shot at stardom despite a topsy-turvy career was seen on Instagram flashing his ripped body after crossfit training and plyometrics in his Miami camp.Roundly criticized for being too out of shape to provide Pacquiao any challenge, Broner has reportedly shed 30 pounds since appearing side by side with Pacquiao during their promotional tour in LA and New York City last month.And true to his character on and off the ring, Broner used hashtags that said he has “tunnel vision set for victory,” and that on Jan. 19, he would be “the biggest star in boxing.”Pacquiao vaulted to the top of the boxing world once again after stopping Argentinian Lucas Matthyse in July in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout win since stopping Miguel Cotto in 2009.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? For Pacquiao, it was a quiet reunion with an old mentor.Pacquiao was reunited with Freddie Roach, his chief trainer for 17 years, right at Wild Card gym, which has served as a war room for their countless victories on boxing’s biggest theaters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe 40-year-old Filipino, working to put golden finishing touches to his glorious career, then jogged around his Los Angeles home last Tuesday with a flock of fans at his heel, according to philboxing.com.It was homecoming of sorts for the only eight-division champion in history, who will be staging his first fight in the United States in two years. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img And after Floyd Mayweather hinted of a rematch of their 2015 mega fight, his outfit, Premier Boxing Champions, made an offer for a Broner fight as some sort of a prelude.Broner is a four-division champ who has a knack for aping Mayweather’s counter-punching moves and irreverent behavior, minus the American great’s sharpness and discipline.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National doubles amateur unfolds at Aguinaldo Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

Alli pledges to be England World Cup role model

first_imgEngland ‘I’ve learned from my mistakes’ – Alli pledges to be England World Cup role model Goal 17:54 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dele Alli England Getty England World Cup Tunisia v England Tunisia The 22-year-old says that he has grown up and is ready to give his all wherever he is deployed by Gareth Southgate in Russia England midfielder Dele Alli has promised that he will be on his best behaviour during the World Cup so as to not let his side down.The Tottenham star has courted controversy on the field previously but says that he has cleaned up his act ahead of Russia 2018, where match officials will be able to issue retrospective yellow and red cards due to the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR).Alli is aware that he will fall under particular scrutiny but does not see that as a problem. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “I’ve made mistakes in the earlier part of my career — you have to make them in order to learn from them. But if you look at my record, I have definitely learned from my mistakes,” the 22-year-old said, according to the Sun.“I’ve got everything under control, that’s not what I’m worrying about.“You have to stay concentrated, you can’t do stupid things. And if you do, you have to learn from your mistakes, that’s just the way it is.“You don’t want to put yourself in a position where you could lose the game for your team when you’re on international duty. I want to play with passion, I want to play with hunger in every game.”Meanwhile, he is happy to have been offered the opportunity to play a slightly deeper role for Gareth Southgate’s England side than he typically does for Spurs.“This is not a new position for me,” he said. “For my whole time at MK Dons I was playing there. It wasn’t really until I signed for Tottenham that I started playing in the No. 10 role, a bit higher up the pitch.“I enjoy playing there, but when you’ve got the Three Lions on your jersey, then you will play anywhere you’re needed.“Yes, it’s a battleground and there’s a lot of different challenges.  There are a lot of great players in the squad for Gareth to choose from.“On the day of the games everyone will be ready, so you’re not just concentrating on one position. Wherever you’re needed, you have to be ready to step in.”England will tackle Tunisia, Panana and Belgium in Russia as they aim to progress past the group stage for the first time since 2010.last_img read more