Unity and Xiaomi team up
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Richard Harris
Unity Technologies and Xiaomi have revealed additional details on the recent partnership agreement as both companies scale to serve consumers and developers worldwide. As one of the top Android device makers in China, Xiaomi boasts one of the world’s most engaged audiences, with the MIUI app store seeing more than 50 billion downloads to date. Unity developers will have...
How Emotion AI is becoming a real opportunity for developers
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently spoke with emotion artificial intelligence (AI) company, Affectiva, about how Emotion AI is emerging as a new opportunity for developers. Affectiva recently announced that its emotion recognition SDK has been integrated with Unity. Developers in a range of industries from gaming, education, robotics and healthcare, to experiential marketing and more ar...
Unity Analytics Services in Beta for iOS and Android Game Developers
Saturday, January 24, 2015 by Richard Harris
Unity is releasing in beta its new game analytics services, Unity Analytics (formerly Playnomics). Unity Analytics gathers data from a Unity game and transfers that data to a cloud-based datastore. From there, Unity’s segmentation technology processes and analyzes the data which is then delivered to the Unity Analytics Dashboard.The web-based dashboard allows developers...
Android Developers Receive Expanded Google Play Games Management API for Testing
Friday, November 14, 2014 by Richard Harris
Android game developers with gaming apps on Google Play will find it easier to test games with a newly expanded suite of Management APIs to facilitate game development and testing, with better support for alpha and beta groups.The Google Play Management API is a set of tools that enable developers to do things like manage tester data and clean up bad leaderboard score s...
New Google Play Services Are Rolling Out for Game App Developers
Monday, March 17, 2014 by Richard Harris
With GDC at full steam already this week, Google has kicked off the week announcing new services for its Google Play developer program including the new game gifts incentive program and enhanced engagement and discovery options.Highlights of the New Offerings- Google is introducing game gifts, a new service that lets players send virtual in-game obje...
GREE Launches Rage Of The Immortals Game Exclusive To Android
Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
GREE announced the release of Rage of the Immortals this week, an all-new
free-to-play role-playing game where winning means becoming the toughest
fighter on the block. Available exclusively on Android devices, Rage of the Immortals takes players to a
dark universe where people have superpowers and must use them to fight Hyperion,
Inc., an evil enterprise focused on...
Android Developers Can Win Up to $8,000 in Cash With New Motion Control Contest
Sunday, February 16, 2014 by Richard Harris
Extreme Reality Opens Call for Submissions for the Extreme Motion Android Challenge 2014 Herzelia, Israel –Extreme Reality, the company to bring full-body motion analysis and control via a device’s native or peripheral camera, announces the call for submissions for the Extreme Motion Android Challenge 2014. The contest, open to Android game developers, gives participan...
Google Helps App Developers With New Gaming Tools
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Richard Harris
Google has responded to the push for more and easier gaming development tools with the several new assitions including open sourcing of a 2D physics library and new features to the Google Play game services offering, such as a plug-in for Unity.
The open-source release of LiquidFun offers a new C++ 2D physics library that makes it easier for developers to add rea...
iConsole.tv to Support Valve’s SteamOS
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
iConsole.tv which, despite its name, is an Android powered device, has announced it will support Valve’s SteamOS, a Linux-powered operating system inside its Android OS. It’s designed to make a PC into something closer to a gaming console.
The iConsole.tv, which will utilize Intel’s Iris graphics technology, is designed to be a 2-in-1 device, a gaming console out ...
Android app reviews gone! What happened Google
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by Richard Harris
"A Google User" is now the number one Android game and app reviewer on Google Play, Android's version of Apple's App Store. That's because every single one of the millions of existing reviews, possibly including yours, has had its author replaced with this nameless, faceless person.Screenshots taken by Jeremiah Rice of the Android Police blog show this pr...