Evinced | September 15, 2021
Evinced, a market leading accessibility software company specializing in providing automation to enterprise developers, today announced the launch of the industry's first complete portfolio of products to enable enterprise developers to weave accessibility into their iOS and Android mobile app development process.
In recent years, web and mobile app accessibility has become increasingly important to enterprises. Mobile tech giants like Apple and Google have made significant investments in making their core platforms accessible to over a billion people globally living with a disability. However, there has never been a consistent set of accessibility testing tools available across both iOS and Android ecosystems, hindering the ability for enterprises to ensure that the apps they build take advantage of the underlying platform accessibility capabilities.
As technology becomes more integrated with our lives than ever before, we risk certain communities feeling overlooked and falling behind. It is imperative that enterprises with mobile apps and the mobile industry at large help pioneer a new era of inclusion with accessibility top of mind. In doing so, we'll build a more connected world, inclusive future, and not to forget, the benefits for enterprises are tremendous.
co-founder and CEO Navin Thadani
In a Gartner® report, it is stated that, "By 2023, digital products in full Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Level 2 compliance will outperform their market competitors by 50%." Further, it is added, "By 2025, all G20 countries — which account for 90% of the global world product 2 — will establish enforceable legal standards for digital accessibility, leading to a "GDPR moment" in which businesses scramble to achieve compliance." 
Offering the broadest range of coverage for mobile apps on the market today, Evinced mobile accessibility solutions are built for enterprise scale and can be used by any enterprise developer looking to test a mobile app for critical accessibility issues. Even more distinctive, its products do not require a software development kit (SDK) installation on the target mobile app, can easily be added into an existing continuous integration process, and apps under test can be run on real devices or emulators in a local environment or a device cloud. These features make Evinced the first solution that's easy to use. The product portfolio contains:
Flow Analyzer for Mobile: Enables a developer or test engineer user to easily connect their mobile phone (or simulator) to the Evinced desktop client and scan any app for accessibility issues, and generate actionable reports. Software is compatible with native iOS (SwiftUI, UIKit, and React Native) and Android (Android View and ViewGroup, Jetpack Compose and React Native) frameworks. This is offered as a free product for the community.
Automation for Mobile: Allows developers to integrate accessibility into existing mobile UI automation tests. Full support for automation for iOS (XCUITest and Appium) and Android (Espresso and Appium). This solution is available for enterprise customers.
Mobile experiences continue to be a major focus for Capital One, and the pandemic has illuminated the need for accessible mobile experiences. We applaud Evinced for continuing to innovate new ways to integrate and automate accessibility into every aspect of the software development lifecycle.
Mark Penicook, Director of Digital Accessibility, Capital One
Founded in 2018, Evinced is a web accessibility software company focused on providing accessibility automation to enterprise developers by going beyond legacy static/syntax analysis. Built with advanced rule-sets, computer vision and AI algorithms, Evinced automatically detects and pinpoints accessibility problems and suggests fixes. Leading enterprises use Evinced to weave accessibility into their software development process - including design, development, automated testing and production/compliance monitoring.
Verimatrix | January 21, 2021
Verimatrix the pioneer in powering the cutting edge associated world with individuals focused security, today announced general accessibility of rendition 2.2 of the Verimatrix Application Protection administration for Android.
The organization's most recent Code Protection administration for Android applications currently bolsters the impending Android biological system change that will order the utilization of Android Application Bundles in the second 50% of 2021. A critical move for engineers, the impending AAB order makes a requirement for basic, dependable programming security that forestalls application assaults. Notwithstanding customary APKs, the Verimatrix Application Protection administration currently likewise bolsters AABs characterized by Google Play's distributing rules.
Other new features and in enhancements in Verimatrix Application Protection service for Android include:
• AAB support through the Verimatrix App Shield service or on-premise tool
• Upgraded whole app integrity verification based on certificate binding for publishing APKs and AABs employing either developer signing or Google Play signing.
• Further optimized and parallelized bytecode analysis
• Enhanced debugger and hooking framework detection with greater attack resistance
• Improved robustness of environmental checks that ensure the app is only running in the intended environment
“As a leading innovator in code protection technologies, Verimatrix is committed to supporting the latest mobile app ecosystems,” said Asaf Ashkenazi, Chief Operating Officer at Verimatrix. “Developers depend on Verimatrix to take into account the latest requirements such as Google Play’s upcoming AAB mandate. We’re pleased to announce this release of Application Protection Tool for Android as it underscores our uniquely proactive approach to providing as much value to our customers as possible while continually arming them with award-winning software security.”
Verimatrix (Euronext Paris: VMX) helps power the modern connected world with security made for people. We protect digital content, applications, and devices with intuitive, people-centered and frictionless security. Leading brands turn to Verimatrix to secure everything from premium movies and live streaming sports, to sensitive financial and healthcare data, to mission-critical mobile applications. We enable the trusted connections our customers depend on to deliver compelling content and experiences to millions of consumers around the world. Verimatrix helps partners get to market faster, scale easily, protect valuable revenue streams, and win new business.
Mashable.com | May 13, 2019
At this point, it's safe to say that our phones have become an extension of ourselves.
It literally holds fragments of our lives in just a body that's as small as your palm. So it makes sense that it should be able to look after us.
XDA Developers have found that there are codes that indicate Google is working on a car crash detection feature in the upcoming Android Q Beta 3 Safety Hub app.
The biggest indicator was a function that has a comment mentioning "automatically launch an alert activity when the device detects you are in a car crash.”
It's similar to the Apple Watch 4 fall detection. The watch has an accelerometer - detects motion - and a gyroscope - detects your orientation. What's even more amazing is this feature has saved a life before.
When you fall, there's a particular motion that your body will contort into. For example, if you fall forward, your hands automatically move forward to brace yourself. Falling backward, and you will feel your hands move upwards or towards your hips to break your fall.
Both these movements can be picked up by the accelerometer and gyroscope to determine if you have fallen.
While XDA Developers have not found how an Android phone will be able to catch this motion while it's in your pocket, there are multiple ways this feature can be implemented in a phone.
Just like the Apple Watch, your phone has an accelerometer and gyroscope. Google could be working on a way to research how these two components react when someone falls or gets into a car crash.