Jason Ankeny

Jason Ankeny

<p>Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of <em>FierceMobileContent </em>and <em>FierceDeveloper </em>as well as a regular contributor to <em>Entrepreneur </em>magazine and the website All Music Guide. He previously served as senior editor of <em>Telephony</em> and its sister publication <em>Wireless Review</em>--additional credits include efforts for publications including <em>Rolling Stone</em>, <em>Wax Poetics</em> and <em>No Depression</em> along with liner notes for a number of album releases. He lives in Chicago and may be reached via email at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p&gt;

Stories by Jason Ankeny

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

FierceDevelopercontributor Jason Ankeny spoke to Voxer CTO Matt Ranney about the firm&#39;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.

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

AOL-owned MapQuest&#39;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.