Radar wants to ‘solve’ location for app developers
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New startup Radar has decided location is a long-overlooked problem and requires a solution to unlock its full potential.
There are tried-and-trusted solutions for most developer problems today. If you want communications in your app, Twilio can put you in touch. If you need to handle payments, Swipe can put that through for you. For location, Radar’s CEO argues, there’s not been such a solution.
“We’re ten years into the smartphone era, but building...
OneShell will join OneCore in uniting Windows devices
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Microsoft has long envisioned a Windows for developers to focus on building great software and forget about the form on which they'll run. Each update for Windows 10 on desktop, mobile, and Xbox has brought this vision closer to reality, but the next step is a truly common shell.
This is all part of the "One Windows" concept. Windows 10 devices...
Ford and Toyota partner on SmartDeviceLink consortium to standardise in-car development
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A consortium established by Ford and Toyota called SmartDeviceLink hopes to bring various automakers together with OEMs of third-party devices in order to standardise app development for vehicles.
SmartDeviceLink will enable consumers to access their smartphone apps – regardless of platform – and interact with them using voice and in-vehicle displays. The support of automakers enables SmartDeviceLink to be integrated with...
Microsoft looks beyond smartphones to 'cellular PCs'
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With market share now sitting below one percent, it's safe to say most people have discredited Windows Phone. During the 2016 WinHEC conference, however, Microsoft announced its work on a significant advancement which could revive the platform, or at least give a boost to other Windows 10-based mobile devices.
The biggest complaint users have with Windows Phone is...
Play Services 10.2 will drop support for Gingerbread and Honeycomb
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Google has warned developers the next Play Services update will increase the minimum supported API level to 14, which means Android versions 'Gingerbread' and 'Honeycomb' will no longer be supported.
Once an app is published to the Play Store, with this new minimum requirement, the minority of users still on legacy platforms will no longer see the app or its...
Unity Technologies and Xiaomi partner for Chinese mobile game development
Mobile game developer Unity Technologies and Chinese Android device manufacturer Xiaomi has signed a partnership agreement to serve consumers and developers globally. With this collaboration, Unity game developers will be able to publish their games to the Xiaomi app store and Xiaomi will provide support negotiating with local licensing terms.
China already accounts for more than a quarter of the new mobile devices activated on the Unity network every quarter and Xiaomi devices, the...
Nvidia claims it's simple to port PS4, Xbox One games to Nintendo Switch
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Mobile gaming leaves a lot to be desired in terms of performance and graphical fidelity when compared to more powerful consoles, but that gap is closing fast with today's mobile GPUs already offering more power than last-generation consoles.
The Nintendo Switch is set to arrive in the first half of 2017, and...
Big Viking Games raises $21.75m, continues to bet on HTML5 mobile gaming
Big Viking Games, a Canada-based independent mobile and self-published game studio and pioneer in HTML5 mobile games, has secured a total of $21.75 million (£17.4m) in funding from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Export Development Canada (EDC) and BDC Capital.
R.I.P Eclipse Android Developer Tools
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It's been a long time coming, but Google has finally ended official support for Eclipse ADT (Android Developer Tools) in favour of their dedicated Android Studio IDE.
Google first announced it would end support for Eclipse ADT back in 2005 and warned developers to make the switch to Android Studio before the end of the year. Over a year later, Google kept up support for Eclipse ADT,...
Facebook employs client-side ranking for improved efficiency
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Facebook's core business surrounds the News Feed and the content it delivers to users, so the social giant is making it more efficient through employing client-side ranking.
When it comes to seeing content – you want it fast – and so do your users if they're going to stick around. You may not have control of their internet speeds, but that doesn't prevent...
Twilio's Voice Insights enables developers to manage call quality in their apps
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Twilio wants to disrupt the telecommunications industry, and it's been achieving that by providing tools for developers to offer powerful call abilities within their own apps. Twilio is building on their disruptive communications platform with a new analytics solution it calls 'Voice Insights' which enables developers to adjust their apps to offer the best call quality...
Windows 10 developer calls out Microsoft's strategy
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The founder of AdDuplex - the company behind 'AppRaisin' for Windows 10 - has called out Microsoft on its mobile strategy alongside the announcement it has ceased active development on its popular software.
Alan Mendelevich, who founded AdDuplex in 2011, wrote on
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More developers working across mobile, IoT and cloud, argues VisionMobile
A new study from analyst house VisionMobile has looked into the global developer landscape – and found Java to be the most popular language while devs are increasingly working across multiple sectors, including mobile, IoT, and cloud.
The latter makes sense – as tools and languages work across sectors, the developers using them do as well – yet the research, which polls more than 30,000 developers each year, found some other interesting findings.
The figures, which are...
Twitter enables developers to embed ads into tweet streams
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A beta program is being rolled-out by Twitter which enables developers to embed advertisements into tweet streams in third-party apps on Android and iOS which utilise Twitter Kit.
One example of a popular app which uses Twitter Kit to implement a social feed is the official NBA application. From today, developers which use Twitter Kit will be able to monetise...
What to expect from Google I/O 2016
Google's annual conference, I/O, will be held this Wednesday and is sure to make waves across both the developer and consumer worlds. This year we expect to see the event focus on how Google intends to respond to advancements in wearables, virtual reality, and the IoT.
We expect Android will take a backseat as the company works on freeing the operating system from Java amid continued battles with Oracle and the EU. Some
Google steps-up Android security with App Security Program
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Google has deployed a range of efforts to improve Android security over the past few years, but today’s announcement of the 'Google Play App Security Improvement Program' could be its most important.
When you consider insecure operating...