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Facebook F8 2016 Conference Is Open For Registration

Facebook F8 2016 Conference Is Open For Registration

Facebook just announced that registration is now open for F8 2016. IT takes place in San Francisco on April 12 & 13. F8 2016 – Registration is Now Open! Come meet with other developers and innovators who are excited about connecting the world! We're hosting F8, our global developer conference on April 12 + 13, in San Francisco, California. Posted …

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Apple Discontinues iAd App Network

Apple Discontinues iAd App Network

Apple announced that it is discontinuing the iAd App Network this summer. To be clear, it’s not shutting down iAd itself. App developers will still be able to run ads in their apps. The iAd App Network is an offering that allows developers to feature ads for their own apps across the publisher network. Either way, developers using the iAd …

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Facebook Launches Audience Network

Facebook introduced the Audience Network at its f8 developer conference in April. This is its new mobile ad network, which lets mobile apps monetize through Facebook’s 1.5 million active advertisers. The network is now “open for business,” as the company puts it. “Over the past few months, we’ve optimized our network to improve performance, and today we’re formally launching and …

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WWDC: Here’s How to Watch Apple’s Event Live

Apple, who is rather inconsistent with their live streams, has decided to let the world in on their Worldwide Developer’s Conference keynote today. You can stream it live on Apple’s event site–if you have the right Apple device. In order to stream the WWDC keynote via Apple’s official site, you’ll need Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or …

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Apple’s WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed Next Week

Apple has just announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be available to stream online this year (or at least the keynote address). Apple has a history of streaming some major events and leaving us in the dark of others, so this is good news for those who want to see what Apple has in store for the next …

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Mark Zuckerberg Buys 4 New Homes For More Privacy

Mark Zuckerberg is worried about privacy, and as a result he decided to buy four houses that were owned by neighbors of his. He bought four houses near his home in Palo Alto, California that were not even on the market, offering absurdly high prices to the homeowners. It seems that Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, that guy we all …

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Developer Works Around Google Glass Restrictions With Custom OS

Google Glass has a lot of potential, but some may feel that Google is squandering said potential with its heavy handed regulation. The company has already banned porn and facial recognition apps from being developed for the device. Before Google can ban more capabilities, one developer wants to free Glass from Google’s reach. NPR reports that Stephen Balaban, a developer …

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Unity Game Engine to End Flash Support

It appears that Apple has been right all along that Flash is not the future of the web. Unity this week announced that it will be phasing out support for Adobe Flash development. Unity is a multi-platform game engine that is capable of producing games for consoles, PCs, touch devices, and the web. In particular, the engine has been used …

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Amazon’s Announces Major Android Appstore Expansion

Amazon has just announced that they are making another international expansion of the Android Appstore. They’ve notified developers that they can now submit their apps for distribution in a bunch of new countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, South Korea, and even Papua New Guinea and Vatican City. Amazon says that the Android Appstore will launch in …

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Facebook Announces Mobile DevCon 2013 Cities and Dates

Today, Facebook has unveiled the cities and dates for their 2013 Mobile DevCon. This year, you’ll have three chances to catch the mobile developer conference: april 18th in New York, May 2nd in London, and May 7th in Seoul, South Korea. “We’ll have sessions for iOS, Android and Mobile Web developers. There’ll also be sessions dedicated for Product Managers. We’ll …

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Facebook Launches Developers Live, a New Hub for News, Tutorials, and Live Video

Facebook has just announced Developers Live, a new destination (in the form of a Facebook app) that allows developers to keep up with all of the latest news. Facebook says that it will be “central place to learn about the latest tools and to get access to the product managers and engineers who created them.” Developers Live will also feature …

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Facebook Tests Star Ratings, “Install Now” Button in Mobile Ads for Apps

In early August, Facebook made their new App Center available for all users worldwide. And just a few days later, they announced new mobile ads for apps that allows developers to pay to give their apps just a little bit more play on users’ news feeds. The new ads for apps work kind of like Facebook’s Promoted Posts. App-makers can …

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Twitter Acquires Mobile App Development Startup Cabana

In order to put more talent on their platform team, Twitter has acqui-hired the team from mobile app development startup Cabana. The specifics behind the deal are still unknown, but Cabana has announced the acquisition on their blog and Twitter has confirmed it via tweet. Cabana was founded by Reeve Thompson and Jeremy Gordon, and the team comes from high-profile …

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases First-Ever Public API

For the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau is making their giant database accessible to app developers with the release of a a public API. This will allow developers to work much of the government’s statistical and demographic information into new web and mobile apps. With the public API, developers now have access to two different statistical databases – …

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Facebook’s New Follow Action Keeps You Up To Speed On Users’ App Activity Right In Your News Feed

It’s possible that your News Feed is about to become much more crowded/informative, depending on how you feel about a massive influx of new stories. Facebook has just announced the follow action in Open Graph apps, and it’s sure to populate your News Feeds with tons of stories from the dozens of Facebook-connected apps users currently use every day, Of …

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Facebook To Simplify Notification Opt-Outs

Facebook users will soon have another way to control the flow of notifications they receive on a daily basis, and this one doesn’t even involve accessing a settings page – or even leaving your News Feed for that matter. On the Facebook Developer blog, the company just announced that users will now be able to opt out of notifications from …

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Prototype Camera Describes a Picture’s Content

Imagine a camera that doesn’t take a picture; it gives you a description of the scene you are viewing. Doesn’t sound too appealing, you say. But a picture is worth a thousand words, you say. Well, imagine a camera taking and picture AND giving you an instant description of the scene. Now the uses of this technology are starting to …

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Cargo-Bot, First App Developed Solely On An iPad, Is Ready To Play

Call it an app of the iPad, by the iPad, for the iPad – Cargo-Bot has just hit iTunes and is available to download for free. Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game that has you “teach a robot how to move crates.” Sounds fun, I guess. But even if the game (which I haven’t played yet, could be spectacular) isn’t one …

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Unemployed Game Developer Makes Awesome Solar System

Christopher Albeluhn found himself unemployed after 7 years as a game developer. Realizing he needed to update his portfolio, he started to work on building a planet Earth in a Unreal Engine 3 as a simple test for a shader idea. The idea quickly got out of hand and he decided to build the entire solar system. Including all 8 …

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Bing Search API Becoming Premium Service

Regardless of what you think, Microsoft’s Bing is still pretty popular. It’s the number two search engine on the Web. So obviously Microsoft wants to continue this momentum by making Bing get better results, easier to use… and charge for it? That’s what Microsoft announced today on the Bing blog at least. The company is making some changes to the …

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RIM Giving Developers Next BlackBerry In May

Poor RIM, they have been nothing but down lately. The company is hoping to make a turnaround in a big way with their new handset release. Developers will find out before anybody else if their new product could truly turn the company’s fortunes around. Bloomberg is reporting that developers will be receiving RIM BlackBerry prototypes in May. About 2,000 of …

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Yahoo Developer Resents ‘Weaponizing’ of His Work

Yahoo proved this week that it is very easy to go from patent defense to patent troll. In today’s lawsuit happy climate it is common practice for companies to stockpile patents to be used in defense of their work. With so many patents out there it has become a sort of arms race. Most are afraid to sue because they …

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Mika Mobile Drops Support For Android

There are some developers who have been successful in monetizing games on the Android operating system, but some developers have not found the same success. This is one of those developers. Mika Mobile, creator of Battleheart and Zombieville, took to their blog to announce their intentions to drop support for the Android operating system. What led to this decision? It …

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Nintendo Licenses Autodesk Gameware For Wii U

GDC has been crazy so far with developers saying it’s alright to piss off gamers to indie developers saying that Japanese games suck. Where’s the real news though? Where’s the mind blowing announcement that nobody saw coming? Oh, Nintendo just licensed Gameware for all Wii U developers? Close enough. Autodesk and Nintendo announced today at GDC that they have entered …

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Intel Unveils Graphics Performance Analyzers 2012

At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) today in San Francisco, Intel released Intel GPA 2012, the latest suite of tools for game and media app developers to optimize performance. The new software is now available for smartphones, tablets, and ultrabook app developers, and will be able to support Android devices later this year. Intel Corporation today introduced Intel Graphics Performance …

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GDC 2012: Realm Of The Mad God Developer Talks Post Release Updates

Spry Fox Games took a huge undertaking last year by releasing Realm of the Mad God. Not only was it an MMO which is already hard to manage and constantly develop, it was also a bullet hell shooter which requires constant balance updates. How did Spry Fox Games handle this enormous task? They didn’t listen to their players. Gamasutra is …

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GDC 2012: Tweets From the Game Developers Conference

The highly attended Game Developers Conference opened today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Here are some of the reactions to the opening day we have selected from Twitter: @YouTubeYouTubeHow many Post-it notes does it take to kick off the world’s largest game developers conference? http://t.co/aQXAqcla #GDC 3 hours ago via Social Publisher ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto @KieyD. Michael MooreThe line …

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2012 Game Developers Conference Is A Go

This week will see the launch of the iPad 3, but another event is going down this week that vies for your attention – GDC. The 2102 Game Developers Conference starts today and will be taking place at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. While game developers and those in the industry are already there, there will be …

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Atari Wants You To Remake Pong

Pong is one of the greatest games ever made. Maybe not for its compelling gameplay, but for its simplicity that brought video games to millions of households. Atari has never really captured that kind of magic again, but they are going to try this year. Atari has announced via their Web site a contest for indie developers to remake Pong …

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Apple Preparing To Launch Developer ID Program

When the Mac App Store launched a year ago, reactions were generally positive. Some, however, worried that Apple was moving toward the “walled garden” approach it has taken with the iOS platform. While software can be loaded onto a Mac from any source – internet download, disc, or whatever – iOS apps can only be installed via the App Store. …

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