Since its launch, developers have had to submit apps to the Amazon Appstore through a developer portal that has remained largely unchanged over the years. Change is good, however, and Amazon is approaching its developer portal with a change-centric mindset going into 2014.
January 10, 2014
Have you developed a game for the Amazon Appstore? Perhaps your still on the fence? If so, Amazon has a new infographic that should help you understand why it thinks you should be developing for its platform.
December 18, 2013
When you hear the name Gabe Newell, what immediately comes to mind? For most of us, it’s probably Valve, Steam, Half-Life or some combination of the three. Not many would immediately equate Newell to coding as it’s easy to forget that he’s a programmer first and lord of Valve second. That’s why Google recently invited Newell to speak to computer science students as part of the Hour of Code – a campaign dedicated to getting students interesting in coding and computer science.
December 13, 2013
For the longest time, developers of Facebook apps were met with the same ol’ Web site when they visited the official Facebook Developers portal. Now those same developers are in for a treat as Facebook has decided to give its developer portal a complete makeover.
December 06, 2013
Google has put out a new informational developer video about the Wallet Objects platform, discussing templates, classes and objects.
November 22, 2013
Back at Google I/O in May, the company showed off a new app translation service for Android developers. In short, it would allow developers to hire professional translators through Google who would then translate their app into however many languages they needed. Now the service is finally ready to go live.
November 15, 2013
Last week, it was revealed that the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ collaborated on a program called MUSCULAR. In short, it would break into the data links that connect Google’s data servers and pilfer information without the company knowing about it. As you would expect, Google was pretty angry, and its engineers took it personally.
November 08, 2013
If you happen to follow Yahoo Finance, you may have seen a pretty scary article:
November 01, 2013
For the past year, Google Glass has been the sole plaything of developers and those rich enough to afford a pair. Starting next year, however, the technology will be put into the hands of everyday consumers. Those consumers will decide the fate of Google Glass, and Google knows it.
October 25, 2013
In February, Canonical announced that Ubuntu would make its way to mobile devices in October. Since then, it’s been a crazy year for the Linux-distribution, from a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign that ultimately failed to a big push in getting Ubuntu on tablets. Now the moment Linux fans have been waiting for is here as Ubuntu for mobile devices has officially launched.
October 18, 2013