Interview with Rob Johnson of Makers Academy

Makers Academy is a forward-thinking London institution aiming to take the best candidates available and train them with a near-guaranteed job from some of the biggest companies at the end, something certainly not to be scoffed at.

The course runs for a 12-week period which is a short time to learn programming, but founder Rob Johnson has the insight to know it’s both possible and learning as part of the academy is efficent.

On the selection process Rob says: “People...

By Ryan Daws, 01 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5, Industry, Languages, Platforms, Testing.

Keynote CEO Umang Gupta on HTML5 and a “pragmatic” philosophy

Umang Gupta, CEO and president of mobile monitoring and testing provider Keynote Systems, speaks to DeveloperTech about Keynote’s latest product launch, cultivating your business plan around as many customers as possible and why he’s a big proponent of HTML5 in the long run.

Keynote Systems has launched DeviceAnywhere Enterprise 6, a product designed to help make testing more efficient for its enterprise customers through a cloud-based model of real devices.

The solution combines two innovative...

By James Bourne, 13 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Enterprise, HTML5, Platforms, Testing.

Native apps dominate user attention

HTML5 looks like it’s losing the native app vs. mobile web war. According to a new Flurry study, users spend more than two hours a day interacting with apps and only about half an hour on the mobile web. From VentureBeat:

According to app analytics firm Flurry, which tracks app usage on a staggering 300,000 apps on over a billion active mobile devices, we...

By Mike Brown, 22 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Analytics, Android, App Stores, Development Tools, HTML5, iOS, Platforms, Testing.

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.

IBM offers software-orientated architecture (SOA) of which this latest platform is a part of; alongside delivering a MessageSight middleware appliance based on the company’s Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol.

Mike Riegel of IBM says about the MQTT...

By Ryan Daws, 17 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Development Tools, HTML5, Industry, iOS, Languages, Platforms, Testing.

Google Maps gets new design, new APIs

Probably Mountain View’s most well-known, well-loved product (perhaps after that search engine thing), Google Maps, has had a complete overhaul in user interface alongside brand-new APIs for you developers to play with! Let’s take a look.

The new UI removes most of just that, the UI, leaving only a full-sized map to do the talking.

A single search box now serves as your destination for most of Maps features; along with clicking on the map itself which presents a variety of new options.

Most of the...

By Ryan Daws, 16 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development Tools, HTML5, iOS, iPad, Testing.

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.

The platform uses the WebRTC standard currently being proposed by W3C who is hoping to use it to provide a web-based suite of tools to share data, audio, and video all in real-time across multiple devices.

Moving beyond collaborative work, this platform could potentially be used to conduct live interviews...

By Ryan Daws, 02 May 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Development Tools, HTML5, Industry, iOS, Platforms, Social media, Testing.

Addressing the problems and plus points of gaming in HTML5 #MWC

DeveloperTech spoke to Iker Jamardo, VP of engineering at Ludei, about HTML5 teething troubles, Zuckerberg’s quote and the W3C standard

HTML5 is far from perfect, but there’s reason for plenty of optimism with the open web standard, according to Iker Jamardo, VP of engineering at HTML5 game developer Ludei.

Ludei, who is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress, attempts to “accelerate HTML5 games”. And it seems to be paying...

By James Bourne, 25 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: HTML5.

Mozilla announces Firefox OS expansion #MWC

Browser giant Mozilla has announced its Firefox operating system at Mobile World Congress as well as two smartphones, in a press meeting just before the fireworks of the main event.

The two phones displayed were the Alcatel One Touch Fire and the ZTE Open, with offerings from LG and Huawei also expected in the future.

According to Mozilla, a total of 17 operators are signed up for the OS, including Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica. As a result of this, it...

By James Bourne, 25 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5.

Examining the digital rights management debate on HTML5

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has added its weight to the likes of Google, Microsoft and Netflix requesting digital rights management (DRM) for the HTML5 web standard.

And it’s safe to say that it’s not the most popular idea in the industry.

Given that Flash is now on its way out, HTML5 appears to be the way forward for browsers. But the idea of an open standard being hit with DRM, locking down browsers so users can’t access content the browser thinks it’s not allowed to...

By James Bourne, 18 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5.