News for Developers
Apple today unveiled several innovative technologies that make it easier and faster for developers to create powerful new apps. SwiftUI is a new development framework that makes building powerful user interfaces easier than ever before. ARKit 3, RealityKit and Reality Composer are advanced tools designed to make it even easier for developers to create compelling AR experiences for consumer and business apps.
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Huawei has opened a global Android Q Developer Recruitment drive for beta testers, running now through June 30. Developers are invited to try out the latest Android test build on HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and contribute to optimising and improving device compatibility of Android Q.
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Samsung Linux on DeX app lets owners of specific Samsung devices “run” a full Ubuntu desktop on their device alongside Android. The feature was initially compatible with the Samsung Note 9 and the Samsung Tab S4 but support has now been added for the S9 & S9+, S10, S10e, S10+, S10 5G, S10 and the Tab S5e.
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BlackBerry and WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems (WHIS) today announced a new embedded software platform that enables the development of safety-certified and mission-critical applications on heterogenous system-on-chip (SoC) processors.
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Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose from June 3 through June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center. Now in its 30th year, this year’s program will feature technical sessions, hands-on labs and guest speakers to provide Apple’s existing developer community and the next generation of app developers with the knowledge and tools to help turn their next great idea into reality.
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Google has released Beta 1 of Android Q for early adopters and a preview SDK for developers, and you can install it on any of Google’s Pixel phones. This release will inevitably include ample bugs and half-finished features, but it’s the first glimpse of Google’s vision for the future of Android.
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Apple has released the fourth iOS 12.2 developer beta for iPhone bringing updates for Apple TV. There is a new icon for Apple News app and a new glyph for Apple TV remote in Control Center.In addition, there is a new animation when invoking Apple TV remote in CC and a new remote glyph for Apple TV remote in AirPlay 2 interface.
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Apple is now requiring all developers to use the company's two-factor authentication protocol to protect their Apple IDs. Apple has required new Apple Developer Program signups to have two-factor authentication enabled for a while now and this change is now being brought to all existing developer accounts.
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Earlier, Apple revoked Facebook's iOS enterprise developer certificate for violating its Terms of Service, and Apple is now giving the same treatment to Google. Apple has shut down Google's internal iOS apps for doing the exact same thing Facebook was doing—distributing enterprise apps outside of the company.
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It appears that Facebook was not the only one abusing Apple’s system for distributing employee-only apps to sidestep the App Store and collect extensive data on users. Google has been running an app called Screenwise Meter, which bears a strong resemblance to the app distributed by Facebook Research that has now been barred by Apple. Quite clearly, Google Screenwise Meter for iOS appears to violate Apple’s policy.
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When it was first demoed at last year’s Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, Linux on DeX generated significant buzz within the developer community by presenting a simple and convenient way to use Samsung DeX to build apps within a Linux development environment.
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Apple is now rolling Public Links for developers, allowing them to more easily get valuable feedback on their apps before releasing them on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Developers can simply enable a public link for their app in App Store Connect that leads to an invitation to test in TestFlight. Share the link to let anyone discover the beta version of your app.
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Samsung's remote testing solutions allow you to access an actual Samsung mobile device over the air and are exclusive and free to Samsung Developer Program members.
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BlackBerry has released an update to the BlackBerry Spark Communications Platform for developers. The biggest change to this release (R6) is that developers no longer have to manage their own Key Management Service (KMS). When you create your domain, you now have the option to have BlackBerry Manage and distribute your cryptographic keys.
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Square today launched the Square Reader SDK, giving Android and iOS developers the ability to use Square hardware to accept in-person payments directly from within their own application, with no app-switch required. With only a few lines of code, developers can quickly add EMV- and PCI-compliant in-person payments to any Android or iOS app.
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BlackBerry released the BlackBerry Spark Communications Platform earlier today and to go along with the global release, the company is launching the first ever Spark Hackathon. Spark Hackathon is open to developers 18 years and older from across the globe.
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Back in February 2017, BlackBerry entered the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) market with the introduction of its BBM Enterprise SDK, enabling developers to integrate secure messaging, voice and video capabilities into applications and services. However, the name didn't really do the development platform justice, and was re-branded to the BlackBerry Spark Communications Platform,.