Samsung’s Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

Eric Zeman, April 17th, 2014

Samsung isn’t making it easy for developers. The company may have released a handful of SDKs for its latest devices, but Samsung’s non-committal approach to its Tizen platform is probably going to cost it developer support.


AppDynamics Extends Application Performance Management Reach

Michael Vizard, April 16th, 2014

Ever since developers discovered the ability to directly manipulate large amounts of data using NoSQL databases, there has been a proliferation of database types across the enterprise. While an increase in the number of database options has been a boon to developers; it creates a level of unprecedented complexity when it comes to managing the overall enterprise IT environment.


Why APIs may be the Key to Kenya’s Economic Development?

Eric Carter, April 15th, 2014

Kenya currently lays claim to the world’s largest user base of mobile money. With over 25 million mobile money users in the country, Kenya seems to be a mobile developer’s dream when it comes to potential user base. However, as COSEKE’s Kevin Njoki told ITWeb Africa, developers face major roadblocks in monetizing apps despite the massive mobile money user base. At the heart of the difficulty lies a lack of open APIs from the country’s leading telecommunication companies.


Microsoft Gives Developers Windows Phone 8.1 Code

Eric Zeman, April 14th, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 represents developers’ best chance to make some money – at least as far as Microsoft is concerned. The company released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 today and hopes that code writers will get to work creating compelling apps and games for its refreshed mobile operating system.


Coinbase’s App Store Serves up Bitcoin Applications

Patricio Robles, April 14th, 2014

Despite volatility and growing pains common in new markets, many believe that crytocurrencies like Bitcoin are going to revolutionize digital commerce. That has created a gold rush as entrepreneurs and companies move to take advantage of the opportunities Bitcoin has created.


Google Offers Early Look At Project Ara MDK

Eric Zeman, April 10th, 2014

Google this week unveiled a first release of the Project Ara Module Developers Kit; Google is calling it an MDK rather than SDK. The kit is truly in an alpha state at version 0.10. Despite its far-from-finished status, Google wanted to offer developers a peek at what they’ll be able to do with Project Ara.


IBM Gains Patent for Encrypted Push Notifications in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, April 9th, 2014

There’s a lot of focus these days on securing applications and the devices that consume them. But when it comes to all the layers of software in between that enable all the applications to be consumed, security has largely been an oversight.


Can’t Find a Parking Spot? Streetline Has an API for That

Patricio Robles, April 7th, 2014

Some of life’s biggest sources of frustration often seem trivial. Take, for instance, the process of finding a parking spot. When you can’t find one, few things can be more stressful. Fortunately, one company is using technology in an effort to eradicate parking nightmares. California-based Streetline has partnered with cities, universities, parking garages and transit agencies in the United States and internationally to build a large, smart parking network that helps those partners increase efficiency.


Microsoft Quiet On New APIs for Windows Phone 8.1

Eric Zeman, April 4th, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 adds compelling user-facing features, but it’s a bit of a mystery just how much developers will be able to take advantage of them. The revised smartphone operating system from Microsoft will hit the street as soon as May in new hardware, and will be distributed to existing handsets by the summer months.


Nokia Imaging SDK Lets Devs Enrich Camera Apps

Eric Zeman, April 3rd, 2014

Nokia this week released version 1.2 of its Imaging SDK. The new developer tools, which were announced by CEO Stephen Elop at Microsoft’s Build conference in San Francisco, will allow developers to add a wide range of new features to their own camera applications. The SDK applies to devices running Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 8.1. Nokia claims the SDK will let even entry-level devices run compelling and complex imaging applications thanks to optimization and low-memory requirements.


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