After coming under fire for lax in-app purchase standards, Google has taken steps to ensure clarity on the topic. After first making strides to shore-up the need for your password when making purchases, Google is now going to be a bit more upfront about their in-app purchasing practices.
One of the biggest criticisms about touchscreen displays, especially when typing, is that they are flat, literally and figuratively. The future is in haptic technology, at least for Senseg, who is now launching a developer kit, basically and outfitted Nexus 7, that will spreads its "Feelscreen" technology and idea to developers, schools, and researchers.
Intel is joining the push for a better Android experience. At their Developers Forum today, the company announced a slew of things meant to better the Android platform, with a strong lean towards the tablet experience. Perhaps a natural fit for the larger platform, Intel is announcing a new chipset, and a challenge to all OEMs and Developers.
Apple keeps a tight grip on its App Store, sometimes to the point of being obscure and secretive. That is why it is such a big deal when the company does shed some light into its review process. Giving "listicle" lovers something to devour, Cupertino is letting the public in on the top 10 causes for apps to get rejected, most of which boil down to developer oversight.
In a world full of threats and rampant government monitoring, it isn't surprising that a game called Global Thermonuclear War would raise a red flag at some point. The somewhat comical part is how it happened -- when the developer's unsuspecting landlord entered to do an inspection and was greeted with a white board containing a diagram for blowing up the eastern US.
Microsoft has released Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and while the preview is intended to be used by developers to get their apps up to speed with the new version, it's also available to anyone who wants to get a taste of what's coming. The new version began showing up on devices registered to Microsoft's App Studio program today, the same route by which the company gave pre-final access to Windows Phone 8.1 itself back in April.
Google is practicing their own version of Inception. Three Developer Advocates from the company are using an app to teach you how to make apps. A new, free course on Udacity, called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals”, teaches you all you need to know in starting your path toward app development.
Project Ara was always thought of as a product we’d not see for many years. to their credit, Google has scaled it quickly, even having a (sort of) working model at Google I/O. Now, those interested in making modules for Ara can sign up for the development board.