Unity’s popular dev tools made free for small and indie studios
Unity, the hugely popular cross-platform development tool, has made its mobile tools free for small and independent studios.
Windows 8.1 ‘Blue’ - What we know so far
Microsoft’s latest Windows OS launched to a lot of criticisms, many of which both developers and consumers alike are hoping to see resolved in the first major “Blue” update, so let’s take a look at what we know so far.
How “freemium” is damaging the games
Freemium is damaging the games, but do you know quite how much? Recently I had the fantastic opportunity to sit down with a group of game developers who spoke passionately about their development, the industry, and how freemium is hurting their creative ideas and real game innovation.
IBM ready to get serious about the API market
At this year’s IBM Impact 2013 conference in Las Vegas; the second largest employer in the US unveiled an API Management Platform to extend the company’s huge software presence.
Will Google I/O offer the best slice of the pie?
It’s only a week away! Google’s annual developer conference I/O will be here to (hopefully) display some of the best advancements from Mountain View over the year to come. Evangelists will hope to see new updates to Android, Chrome OS, and the whole host of web apps in-between.
Brits aren’t interested in Google Glass because of lack of style, research shows
Although many fellow British journalists cannot wait to get their hands on the eyewear augmenting information in our lives courtesy of Google and partners, not everyone appears to share the same amount of enthusiasm – and the cause appears to be lack of style.
Is Android development getting easier?
The biggest problem with Google’s open-source software has always been that it’s open-source. Fantastic for customisability, adding new features, but it ends up on hundreds of variations of hardware devices. Different screen sizes, different processors... It’s exhausting enough to write about, let alone develop!
SWTOR doubles monthly revenue on switch to “freemium”
The gaming industry has been witnessing a shift towards the “freemium” model lately; clearly it’s working and worth considering after EA announced profits for Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) have doubled since making the free switch.
Linux kernel 3.4 gets you Android developing
Often a huge barrier for aficionados of both Tux and Android; they now play nicely as Linux kernel brings support for development on Google’s OS along with SSD caching and other Jelly Bean-sweet improvements.
Codassium offers real-time “brogramming” with WebRTC
Codassium, an online code platform by Wreally Studios, allows for two parties to conduct a coding session using Mozilla’s “Ace” editor alongside live video chat for increased collaboration.