tag: developers

Nest is getting connected

Nest developer programme connects to wider Internet of Things

On the eve of the Google I/O conference, the company’s annual developer shindig, home automation pioneer Nest Labs launched a developer programme to connect its thermostat and smoke alarm devices to the wider Internet of Things.

Firefox OS apps now run on Android

Mozilla makes Firefox apps available on Android

Software developer Mozilla began repackaging Firefox OS applications for the Android OS this week as it continues to champion open web technologies. Android users can now install apps designed and built for Firefox OS from the Firefox Marketplace and have them behave as they would on Mozilla’s platform.

Application developers can send notifications to Apple iOS, Google Android and Kindle Fire devices

Amazon beefs up mobile offering with cloud notifications

Amazon has built up its presence in the mobile space this week with the launch of a cloud-based, cross platform push notification service, making large scale notifications more accessible to developers.

Using the Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) API, application developers can send notifications to Apple iOS, Google Android and Kindle Fire devices.

Samsung is launching its own ad network to rival Google's AdMob

HTC launches developer centre and SDK for Sense

As Android’s march towards mobile OS domination appears to continue unchecked, device manufacturers are joining the scrum to differentiate themselves from the competition. HTC has joined the ranks of manufacturers increasingly looking to pull in the developers to create device-specific apps, announcing a dev-friendly programme to be launched in parallel with an SDK for its Sense user interface.

Developers are big boys and girls. Let developers set their own price.

Paying Rent: A Developer Manifesto on Pricing

There’s been a flurry of tweets and posts recently regarding some of the terms of conditions imposed on developers to commercialize their Android apps. As one of the oldest app stores around (.est. 2005) it never ceases to surprise us how people fawn on developers to get their content and then impose draconian terms on them that make monetizing their excruciatingly painful.

AT&T has teamed up with IBM to help businesses develop more network efficient smartphone apps

Telefonica joins with Microsoft to woo developers

European carrier Telefónica joined forces with Microsoft on Monday, in a bid to make developers feel more love from the carrier camp. José Valles, head of Telefónica’s BlueVia developer programme, openly admitted that operators had not had the best relationship with developers in the past before proclaiming that all that is about to change.

Windows Phone Mango will first appear in Japan in September

Microsoft improves developer services for WP7

Microsoft has revealed a number of improvements to its developer relationship for Windows Phone 7, the platform that marks its latest assault on the smartphone market. The firm said that the first payments to developers would be made a little ahead of schedule, and it is now able to offer feedback to developers on the performance of their apps within the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Orange has seen its consolidated net income after tax almost double year on year for the full year 2013

Orange unveils new developer interface

International carrier Orange has announced an overhaul of its own-branded application store that it said will dramatically cut the time it takes for developers to get their apps to Orange customers.

The WAC has announced the availability of the WAC 1.0 specification

WAC expands memberships, launches first spec.

The Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), the alliance designed to build an open platform for delivering applications to all mobile phone users, has expanded its member base with the addition of 32 new organisations from across the industry. The body also announced the availability of the WAC 1.0 specification on Monday.

AT&T has teamed up with IBM to help businesses develop more network efficient smartphone apps

Verizon opens up with developer APIs

US telco Verizon Wireless on Wednesday made a total of 20 different APIs (application programming interfaces) available to developers, opening up its network to new messaging and location-based services.

AT&T has teamed up with IBM to help businesses develop more network efficient smartphone apps

Alcatel-Lucent picks up OpenPlug

Infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent on Wednesday announced the acquisition of mobile application tools developer OpenPlug, giving it a strong presence in the developer space.

The WAC has announced the availability of the WAC 1.0 specification

Operator APIs left in dust as Google sweeps up

Almost two thirds of mobile application developers are using or planning to use Google’s server side APIs when building apps, with only a quarter using those provided by mobile operators.

Flash Player 10.1 is supported on devices based on Android, BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS

Adobe demos Flash on Android, blasts Apple

During Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, we caught up with Mark Doherty, Adobe’s mobile evangelist for the Flash platform, who gave us a demonstration of Flash Player and Adobe Air running on Android.

Facebook is building its talent pool ahead of its imminent IPO

Vodafone cheers on developers with 360 vision

Vodafone 360, the UK operator’s social media interface and aggregation platform is making some headway. The UK firm said Tuesday that more than 7,000 apps have been made available to customers across eight European markets in the three months since the service launched.

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