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Effective Distribution On The Chrome Web Store

We’ve been sharing a few interesting sessions from Google I/O last month, as the company has been making them available on YouTube. Last week saw a slew of them uploaded, but Google just added a bunch more. Here, we looked at one about having an effective presence on Google Play. Now, here’s one for anyone that has developed or is …

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Amazon Web Services Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions

Amazon just made a couple of Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements, involving some new capabilities for mobile developers and a new enterprise storage and sharing service. The storage service is called Amazon Zocalo. Starting in limited preview today, Amazon describes it as a ” fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that …

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Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps

Google gave developers an update on paid apps for Android Wear, its recently launched wearable device platform. It has a workaround that enables paid apps, and others that use Google Play’s forward-lock mechanism. Google notes that the assets/directory of those apps, which contains the wearable APK, can’t be extracted or ready by the wearable installer. The workaround, it says, is …

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Facebook: Over A Billion Unique App Links Enabled

Perhaps in an attempt to divert some of its publicity away from that whole experimenting with people’s emotions thing, Facebook is dropping some stats related to announcements it made at its f8 developers conference in April. As reported earlier, the company has added some partners to the FbStart program, and announced that it now has 17 partners, and that over …

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Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly

Amazon unveiled the Fire Phone on Wednesday, and two of the most talked-about features are Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. The former enables the device to track where your head is with a system of cameras and sensors so your perspective when looking at and interacting with the device becomes “dynamic”. The latter enables you to take pictures of physical items …

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Google Gives You A Closer Look At Android Wear

Earlier this year, Google unveiled Android Wear, its new smartwatch platform. They have a developer preview available, and a new video introduction to that developers may be interested in checking out. It’s just a five-minute overview, so likely worth your time if you’re interested in developing apps for Google-powered wearables. Even if you’re not a developer it gives you glimpse …

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Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Beta Testing Tool

Twitter’s Crashlytics announced a new beta distribution tool aimed at helping developers simplify the process of sharing apps with testers. They’re releasing it to iOS and Android developers after keeping it as a Crashlytics Labs project. Now, it’s fully supported by the company’s engineers, designers, user experience staff, and support team. It includes a rapid release cycle, the company says. …

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Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Capptain, a platform for app developers that combines analytics with push notifications and in-app messaging campaigns. Here it is in a nutshell: Microsoft will integrate Capptain with Azure. “With Capptain’s solution, organizations can analyze customer and employee behavior in real-time, and respond by pushing targeted messages, announcements, information or offers,” says Microsoft’s Omar …

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Twitter’s Crashlytics Hits Mac OS X

Last year, Twitter acquired Crashlytics, a reporting tool for mobile app crashes. The company has kept the service alive as promised. The co-founders said at the time that development would continue, and it has. Today, Crashlytics announced that it is expanding beyond iOS and Android apps, and into Mac apps. Apparently they’ve had a lot of requests for a solution …

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Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links?

Facebook finally held its f8 developers conference this week after a multi-year hiatus. Unlike previous events, the focus wasn’t on any major product announcements, but more on developers and the mobile Facebook ecosystem. One of the most talked about announcements is App Links, which is Facebook’s attempt to enable mobile apps to link to one another, essentially making the mobile …

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Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop)

Facebook announced that it is open sourcing Pop, the animation engine behind its recently launched Paper app. Facebook released Paper in January. It’s a social news reader app for iOS. If you’re unfamiliar with it, watch this: Pop is responsible for the smooth animations and transitions that take place within the app, including scrolling, bouncing, and unfolding effects. “Since the …

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Google Moves Forward With App Indexing

Last fall, Google began testing app indexing, and released guidelines for webmasters to have Google index deep links within their app. This is so users searching Google from smartphones can get to in-app content (if they have the app installed) just as they would website content. Google announced on Thursday that it has enabled over 24 more applications that users …

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