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BlackBerry Supports Bluetooth Smart Ready to Drive M2M App Development

BlackBerry Supports Bluetooth Smart Ready to Drive M2M App Development

Friday, July 26, 2013 by

BlackBerry has announced native support in BlackBerry 10 for Bluetooth Smart Ready, to help provide seamless connectivity between Bluetooth Smart devices. Tightly integrated into the BlackBerry 10 platform, developers can now easily incorporate Bluetooth Smart functionality into their BlackBerry 10 applications. BlackBerry 10 applications can be written to leverage the... Read More

Nokia Promotes Windows Phone App Development in China

Nokia Promotes Windows Phone App Development in China

Friday, July 26, 2013 by

Nokia has announced that it is partnering with China Mobile to host a contest for app developers in China to encourage Windows app development. According to a report by China Tech News, the contest has a goal of encouraging the launch of 1,000 apps in the Windows App Store.... Read More

Lotaris to Offer Carrier Billing for Developers on Windows 8 and Windows Phones at the Beginning of August

Lotaris to Offer Carrier Billing for Developers on Windows 8 and Windows Phones at the Beginning of August

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by

Developers using Lotaris' in-app Commerce solution will now be able to charge Windows 8 and Windows Phone users through their phone bill in more than 80 countries. The new services is made possible through a partnership with mobile payments company Fortumo for carrier billing. Lotaris will integrate Fortumo's mobile payments SDK for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 into i... Read More

Windows App Store Debuts Where's My App to Help Users Find Popular Android or iOS Apps

Windows App Store Debuts Where's My App to Help Users Find Popular Android or iOS Apps

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by

New Windows phone owners looking for a specific app can use Microsoft's newly announced "Where's My App" app to see if the app they are looking for is available in the Windows Store. If the user does not find the app, "Where's My App" will provide potential alternatives with similar characteristics. The app will also allow users to send a request to developers to port t... Read More

Apple Dev Center Update

Apple Dev Center Update

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by

Apple is slowly rolling out the systems available through its website. The following post was displayed on the Dev Center's main page.  Shown is a screenshot of he status page. From Apple: We apologize for the significant inconvenience caused by our developer website downtime. We've been working around the clock to overhaul our developer systems, update our serve... Read More

GDC 2014 Call For Submissions

GDC 2014 Call For Submissions

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by

The 2014 Game Developers Conference Call for Submissions will be open from July 22 - August 29, 2013. The Summits Call for Submissions will launch after the main Call for Submissions closes. What is a submission?It's basically something you would like to be able to present to the advisory board at the GDC for inclusion at the 2014 GDC. It can't be anything product ... Read More

Intel IDF Conference Set for September

Intel IDF Conference Set for September

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by

Coming to San Francisco Sept. 10 to 12, you can preview what's ahead for mobile, software, and cross-platform technologies with Intel as your host (and you thought they only made processors!)With 40 billion connected devices expected by 2020, the integration of software and hardware has never been more important says Intel and no matter what part of the technical world ... Read More

Apple Developer Website Hacked!

Apple Developer Website Hacked!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by

In an unprecedented absence from the world, the Apple developer website (developer.apple.com) is going on a week of being offline to developers and the chatter is starting to come to a rumble as anxious apple developers await the re-opening of the portal that breathes life into many of their apps. It all started sometime last week when the developer website suddenly ... Read More

Elastic Web Page 1.0 Released

Elastic Web Page 1.0 Released

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by

North Carolina based Pariahware, Inc. has announced Elastic Web Page 1.0, a companion to its Elastic Window tool, also for Xojo. Elastic Web Page is a series of classes that allows a developer to change a Web Page to an Elastic Web Page, allowing controls to be resized proportionally with the web browser at runtime. Using Elastic Web Page, developers can design web page... Read More

 youAPPi Launches New Self Service Mobile Monetization Solution for Publishers

youAPPi Launches New Self Service Mobile Monetization Solution for Publishers

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by

youAPPi, an innovator in mobile application distribution and content monetization, has announced the launch of a new self-service mobile monetization solution for publishers. The solution is designed to enrich mobile publisher content and add an additional revenue stream to supplement advertising dollars that is easy and efficient for publishers to implement. With ... Read More

RadiumOne Launches Photo Sharing Tool for Developers

RadiumOne Launches Photo Sharing Tool for Developers

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by

RadiumOne has introduced Photo Effects, a free tool for developers that that allows them to customize and white-label the photo sharing/effects functionality in their apps. The tool is available for iOS and Android. RadiumOne has created a Photo Effects app for developers to see the how the tool works first hand. Photo Effects includes photo filters, borders, scenes, s... Read More

German Federal Court Bans Aggressive Game Advertising to Children

German Federal Court Bans Aggressive Game Advertising to Children

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by

PC Magazine is reporting that a German Federal Court has ruled that aggressive marketing is prohibited, stemming from a lawsuit against gaming company Gameforge. The suit was brought by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV) who sued Gameforge because it tried to sell armor and weaponry directly to children through its Runes of Magic game. Runes of Mag... Read More

GDC Europe 2013 to Include Content on Mobile/Online Gaming Development

GDC Europe 2013 to Include Content on Mobile/Online Gaming Development

Monday, July 22, 2013 by

GDC Europe 2013 organizers have announced a collection of industry presentations featuring an entire day boot camp covering Google Play Game Services, Cloud, and Mobile App Analytics as well as Havok sessions on its 3D game engine for mobile. The boot camp is held during the three-day conference to be held August 19th-21st in Cologne, Germany. The event precedes the Ga... Read More

BlackBerry Jam Direct to be Held July 25

BlackBerry Jam Direct to be Held July 25

Monday, July 22, 2013 by

The BlackBerry Jam Direct interactive virtual conference for game developers is scheduled for July 25, 2013 from 11:00 am -2:00 pm US Eastern Standard Time. The event will feature BlackBerry specialists, special guests, well-known developers and other participants. Developers who view the conference will experience a live video feed that not only enables them see the p... Read More

Some Apple Developers' Information Might Have Been Hacked!

Some Apple Developers' Information Might Have Been Hacked!

Sunday, July 21, 2013 by

Apple developers have been emailing, blogging, and trying to reach Apple support over the inaccessibility of the iOS developer portal, iTunes connect, and other developer websites over the past few days.Now Apple has released a formal reason as to what is going on:"Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our ... Read More

Mocean Mobile Debuts Mocean Mobile Exchange

Mocean Mobile Debuts Mocean Mobile Exchange

Sunday, July 21, 2013 by

Mocean Mobile has announced the Mocean Mobile Exchange to connect customers on both supply and demand sides. The new exchange will integrate the demand-side sources within the Mocean Mobile platform in a parallel bid environment. Apps, publishers and ad networks will have the ability to access each other in real time using the Mocean Mobile Exchange dashboard via real ... Read More

Adobe Releases Phonegap 3.0

Adobe Releases Phonegap 3.0

Friday, July 19, 2013 by

If you haven't taken HTML based app development seriously now might be the time to pay attention to the latest release by Adobe with version 3.0 of Phonegap. The new 3.0 version is more modular based with API's that can easily be taken in or out of your project, and will hopefully make life a little easier for the HTML based app developer.There two more notable updates,... Read More

Vision Mobile Releases Developer Economics Q3 2013 Report

Vision Mobile Releases Developer Economics Q3 2013 Report

Friday, July 19, 2013 by

Vision Mobile has released its Developer Economics Q3 2013 - State of the Developer Nation Report. The survey of over 6,000 developers in 115 countries examines mobile ecosystems, developer mindshare, monetization trends, revenue models and developer tools. Highlights of the report include: Android leads at 71% of developers using the platform, followed by iOS at 56%... Read More

MYO To Ship Later This Year

MYO To Ship Later This Year

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by

Remember the MYO? It's that handy little gesture control armband that turns your mobile device, or computer into a slave based on your movement. Take photos, open programs, post to Facebook -just about anything you can think of can be programmed into the MYO. A notice went out today that they will be shipping devices later this year (we have one coming), they are s... Read More

Glass Tesla App Reveals Future Developer Opportunities

Glass Tesla App Reveals Future Developer Opportunities

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by

In his article posted on Minyanville, Jake Barach reports app developer Sahas Katta has created the Glass Tesla app for Google Glass that can manage the car manufacturer's Tesla S model climate, lock and unlock doors, open the sunroof, locate and track the vehicle, start and stop charging, and display gas mileage.Of particular interest is the usage of the Google gl... Read More

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