The game development environment Unreal Engine 4 has been ushered in with its first-ever implementation on Android. The game is known as Tappy Chicken, and it’s essentially a clone of Flappy Bird - with a chicken. This game was created by an artist by the name of Shane Caudle and is being shared by Epic Games to show how extremely easy Unreal Engine 4 makes developing games, even for someone who has never developed a game before.
If you have a game that’s so extremely important to the future of your developer group that it’ll make or break said group, you might be Rare. This week it’s being suggested that in light of the less-than-stellar sales of Kinect Sports Rivals, its developers are having to change their game plan.
Google Maps is getting some competition in the location-based services space, with Telenav courting developers with its Scout Maps and Navigation SDK for app and website developers. Packaging OpenStreetMap data - just as Telenav is now using in its own Scout app - in both online and offline forms, the claim is that the data is not only more accurate than Google's, but more affordable for developers, too.
The next generation in Arduino development appears to have been dished out this afternoon. With the Arduino Zero, the Arduino UNO has a new sibling - now with a whole new level of functionality. This new board is set to assist a new generation of engineers and developers, doing so with processing power and abilities that will enable waves of new devices.
Last night a period of down-time was experienced by developers attempting to access Apple’s Developer Portal. As it turns out, they appear to have been patching a relatively major security hole which left access to developer personal information to malicious hackers.
Starting at 4PM PDT today - that’s California time - you’ll find Google’s registration for their developer conference opening their doors. This registration is unique in that previous years had hopeful attendees signing up as fast as their buttons would click, while this year all is random. The times are set, but the choosing of who goes is said to be done with a selection up to the fates.
A special preview of Windows Phone 8.1 has been released this week right on top of the developer-preview review series. If you’d like to have a peek at our Windows Phone 8.1 review, we encourage you to do so. If you’d like to check Windows Phone 8.1 out yourself, Microsoft has provided a back door of sorts for you to have a peek.