Earlier this year at its Build conference, Microsoft indicated that it would soon enable mobile app developers to easily port their iOS and Android apps to Windows 10, but it looks like that may no longer be the case with Android, at least in the near term. While things are still in place on the
November 20, 2015
Facebook announced the dates of its next F8 developer event, which appears to be regularly held on an annual basis once again.
If you’ll recall, years ago, Facebook held F8 nearly each year, but then the conference disappeared for a while. 2016’s event will make it the third year in a row.
November 06, 2015
Not every page is a landing page. By that I mean that there are likely more than a couple pages on your site that you wouldn’t want to be your first contact with a visitor. Policy and privacy pages come to mind, maybe even a login page.
Every site has them. They are important pages to have, but they’re only needed for specific purposes. They simply do not have the type of content that draws visitors into the sales and conversion process.
October 23, 2015
Google announced that it’s increasing the APK file size limit for Android apps from 50MB to 100MB giving developers more room to work with in creating app experiences with less restriction.
Google does warn, however, that just because you can now make an app bigger, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should. It reminds developers to consider things like mobile data connectivity, mobile data caps, app performance, and install time.
October 02, 2015
The Google Developers YouTube channel has a series called “Coffee with a Googler,” in which various Googlers share insights into various dev topics in a casual interview setting. The latest one focuses on what is one of Google’s newest mobile ranking signals – App Indexing.
September 18, 2015
Slack has been getting a lot of big improvements over the past month or so. In July, it got an adjustment that made it better for communication. Then, earlier this month, Slack announced the ability to direct email to channels.
August 28, 2015
Google announced improved beta testing for Android apps on Google Play with new features like open beta and closed beta using email addresses.
Google first launched beta testing two years ago, and has been gathering feedback from developers ever since. The Google Play Developer Console lets developers release early versions of their app to select users an an alpha or beta test with the select user group downloading the app on Google Play as normal. They can’t review or rate it on the store, however.
July 31, 2015
Google announced the general availability of App Engine for Go, the cloud-native open source language aimed at solving large-scale compute issues.
The company is removing the beta label on the offering and extending the App Engine Service Level Agreement and Deprecation Policy to it.
July 17, 2015
A couple months ago, Pinterest announced the launch of its new Developers Platform, a suite of APIs for building apps and integrations with the service. This was the first time the company opened up API access for development of consumer apps. It began with a beta program for developers in the U.S. who signed up.
July 10, 2015
Google announced the real-time integration of third party log analytics service Logentries with Google Cloud Platform for “near real-time” log streaming and analysis. Cloud Platform customers, as a result, gain a new choice for log management and analytics including anomaly detection.
June 26, 2015