Every Android developer, at one point or another, needs to deal with threads in their application. In this article, you will learn about some common scenarios in Android development where threading becomes essential and some simple solutions that can be applied to those scenarios and more.

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Our team is comprised of the best and brightest from every field but their dazzling personalities are what really make Kiip the amazing company that it is. That’s why every month we like to profile a Kiiper so the world can know just how awesome our team is. In this edition of Meet a Kiiper we chatted with Reid Coggins. Reid is our Platform Product Lead who manages our engineering team and keeps the ship running. He’s super productive, insanely healthy, and brings people together to produce quality work at lighting speed. We’re excited for you to get to know him!

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Mom moments are on the rise! With Mom’s making up a whopping 36% of our network of users, we decided to do a deep dive. In this months M.I.C. Drop, we uncover the Top Moments of engagement among Moms, break down Moms mobile behavior by the hour and survey our Moms shopping habits and influences. If your brand is looking to target Moms, then you don’t want to miss this M.I.C. Drop.

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The end of the winter season means trading in hearty soups and hot drinks for fresh fruit and spring salads. Our cultural obsession with food has taken on a life of its own and “food moments” have now become prime opportunities for brands to engage with consumers. When someone uses an app to make their grocery list for the week, plan meals, or seek out new recipes, those are food moments that brands can leverage to foster deeper brand affinity. These moments are powerful because the user is attentive, engaged, and making purchasing decisions. For a brand, this is an opportunity to seamlessly step into a customer’s life and pursue long term loyalty.

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Today’s constantly connected consumers are using smartphones in-store more than ever. A recent Google survey states that a staggering 80 percent of shoppers are using smartphones to make purchasing decisions. Retailers and start-ups have taken notice, and the concepts of mobile location analytics and proximity marketing are emerging out of that. But when you clear away all the buzzwords, what exactly is this shift we’re seeing? It’s the world customizing itself to you. The world is reacting to your presence, specific to you as an individual.

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Kiip works with thousands of developers, so it only makes sense for us to interview the masterminds behind the apps we integrate into. In this Q&A, we meet Alex Kozachenko, President of Apps-O-Rama and Hyperbeard Games, which we will be featuring in this Developer Spotlight. Check out Alex’s responses below and the lessons he’s learned while developing and monetizing apps.

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