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Google Unveils Android M Developer Preview & Tools At Google I/O

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google announced a developer preview of the next version of Android, the M Release as well as related tools. Google says the release focuses on improving the core user experience of Android, including thousands of bug fixes and making big changes to the fundamentals. For one, users are getting more control over permissions. “Apps can …

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Google Starts Indexing iOS App Content

Google just took its App Indexing initiative to the next level with the announcement that it is bringing app indexing to iOS apps. This is huge news considering that many app developers build for iOS before Android if they even bother to build for Android at all. Google recently named app indexing as a ranking signal in mobile search results …

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Bing Wants To Better Surface Mobile Apps

Bing is trying to make it easier for mobile application developers to get their apps found in search results. It’s expanding its “Actions Intelligence” to Bing and other Bing-powered search products, such as Cortana, and creating a “massive” index of apps and app actions. To make it easier for developers to participate, it’s utilizing standardized markup, which developers can use …

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Facebook Improves Audience Network Ads

Facebook is sharing some numbers on the performance of Audience Network, the mobile ad network it launched last year, which lets developers show Facebook ads within their apps and advertisers reach people beyond the confines of Facebook itself. The company also introduced some new native ad templates for the network, as well as new native ad management tools and horizontal …

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‘Ok Google’ Coming To More Android Apps

Google is giving developers a new way to let Android users interact with their apps with voice commands. The company announced the launch of its first set of partners for custom voice actions, as well as plans to expand it more broadly. Google said in a Google+ post, “This feature will enable people to say things like ‘Ok Google, listen …

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App Developer On Designing Apps For Apple Watch, Other Wearables

It remains to be seen just how popular Apple Watch will be, but there’s no question that that the era of wearables is here, and a lot of developers are rushing to get in the game and prepare for the next wave of devices. With these new screens comes new design and development challenges. DataArt is a technology consulting firm …

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Android Developers Must Now Get Ratings For Their Apps And Games

Google announced a couple of updates for Google Play, which will affect both developers and users. There’s a new content rating system as well as a new app review process. The content rating system is based on age, and applies to both apps and games. According to the company, it will help developers communicate “familiar and locally relevant” content ratings …

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Facebook Set To Have Biggest F8 To Date

Facebook announced on Tuesday that developers can now register for this year’s F8 developer conference, which will take place on March 25 and 26 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. The company says this will be its biggest F8 to date, and will feature every Facebook developer product and company, including Instagram, Parse, Messenger, WhatsApp, and an opening talk on …

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Twitter’s Flock Developer Series & Hatch Contest: What You Need To Know

Twitter is wooing developers more than ever in 2015. It’s hard to believe, but the company only recently held its first-ever developer conference, Flight. The October event saw the unveiling of Twitter’s Fabric developer kits and Digits sign-in. There are three modular kits that address stability, distribution, revenue, and identity. Fabric combines services from Twitter itself, as well as its …

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Facebook Sets Date For F8, Expands It To 2 Days

Facebook announced the date for its next F8 developer conference. Not only that, but it has doubled the time it’s giving to devs, extending the event to two days. F8 will take place in San Francisco on March 25 and 26. Facebook is inviting the technical community to two full days of sessions, workshops, product demos, and “1:1 time” with …

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Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool

Facebook announced a new testing capability for developers, which enables those currently using Graph API v1.0 to preview how their app will behave using Graph API v2.0 or higher, before they actually change any code to upgrade. You may recall that Facebook announced at its f8 developer conference back in April that all developers have to upgrade to Graph API …

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