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Amazon Launches Underground, a New App with “Actually Free” Apps

Amazon Launches Underground, a New App with “Actually Free” Apps

Amazon has just announced a new Android app store called Amazon Underground, and the company promises “over ten thousand dollars in apps, games, and in-app items that are actually free.” It looks like Amazon is picking up the tab on some freemium apps and offering them to people for free. “Many apps and games that are marked as free turn …

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Facebook’s FbStart Program Helps Asia Pacific Developers

Facebook’s FbStart Program Helps Asia Pacific Developers

Facebook launched FbStart in April of 2014 to help startups take off by offering them developer tools and services for free. The company partnered with a number of third-party service providers to do so. Facebook has given periodic updates on the program in the meantime, and just gave the latest one talking up its impact on Asia Pacific developers. “FbStart, …

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Apple’s WWDC Gets Underway June 8

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will start on June 8 this year, and run through June 12. Per usual, the event will be held in San Francisco. Apple touts that there will be more sessions streamed to developers this year than ever before. This year’s tagline is “The epicenter of change”. “The App Store ignited an app ecosystem that is …

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Wow, There Are A Lot Of Services Using Yelp Data

Yelp just announced a pretty significant milestone. It now has over 100,000 developers using its API to integrate its data into their products. Regardless of whether or not consumers actually turn to the Yelp app or Yelp.com to find business information, they’re going to be exposed to it one way or another through third-party apps and services. “Developers and partners …

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Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition

Earlier this month, Mozilla teased an upcoming version of Firefox specifically for developers. It’s now released Firefox Developer Edition. The browser replaces the Aurora channel in the Firefox Release process, and features will land in Developer Edition every six weeks, just like Aurora. This is after they have stabilized in Nightly builds. Developer Edition gives developers access to tools and …

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Mozilla Teases Browser For Developers [#Fx10]

Mozilla has a new browser specifically dedicated to developers coming out soon. It will be unveiled on November 10th. Mozilla teased it with a brief video on Monday: “When building for the Web, developers tend to use a myriad of different tools which often don’t work well together,” Mozilla said in a blog post. “This means you end up switching …

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Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers. Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship partners who have already begun to use it –  Expensify, Hinge, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Momento, OpenTable, Starbucks, Tempo Smart …

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Apple’s WWDC Dates Announced: June 2-6

Apple has just announced the dates for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and the long-running event will take place this year from June 2nd to the 6th. It’ll take place in San Francisco’s Moscone West, per usual. “We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior …

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Linux 3.13 Kernel Officially Released

The latest Linux kernel was officially released this week, bringing several new features with the start of the new year. Linux 3.13 can now be compiled and installed freely. Updates in 3.13 includes nftables, a packet filtering framework meant to take the place of iptables. While iptables can sometimes cause trouble during system updates, nftables is expected to do away …

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Microsoft to Ease Indie Publishing Restrictions For Xbox One

Sony exited this year’s E3 with much of the next-generation console momentum on its side. Not only was the company’s PlayStation 4 announced to be $100 less than Microsoft’s Xbox One, but gamers also praised Sony for simply not putting DRM on its console and restricting used game sales – both things Microsoft had announced for the Xbox One. Though …

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App Translations Boost Online Sales

A recent study from an online translation firm, determined that most applications developed anywhere in the world are written in English even when the developers are not from English speaking countries. 40% of the surveyed translations were general business applications, 30% were games (excluding gambling), and the remaining 30% were applications from different categories. App developers generally cater to specific …

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Apple’s WWDC Gets Its Own App with Session Videos

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off in exactly one week from today, and Apple has just released a new app that not only helps those who are attending the event but also provides content for those who can’t make it. For all registered Apple developers, the new WWDC app will provide free streaming session videos. They will also be available …

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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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Apple’s WWDC Kicks Off June 10th, To Focus on ‘Future of iOS and OS X’

Apple has just announced that it’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will begin this year on June 10th and run through June 14th. It’ll take place at San francisco’s Moscone West. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 25th, at 10 am PT. You can find information about that here. It’s important to note that to buy a ticket, you have to …

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Google Drive SDK Team Answers Your Questions

Are you one of the many developers that create apps for Google Drive? If so, you’re in luck. The development team behind the SDK recently held a hangout to answer the questions that developers have posed to them on Google+. If your question didn’t get answered, you can pose it again in the new Google Drive developers community on Google+. …

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Apple Bans “Memory” from App Store, Cites German Trademark [REPORT]

If you’re currently developing an app for Apple’s App Store, you may want to refrain from including the word “memory” in the title. It may save you a major headache down the road. According to a report from Gamasutra, Apple is sending out notices to some app developers that let them know that their games or apps with the word …

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Android Developer Relations Team Answers Questions In This Hangout

Google has uploaded another Android Developers Office Hours hangout. It features the EMEA-based Android Developer Releations team (from the Google TV Team) answering questions. As usual, it’s about an hour long.

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Google Lets Chrome App Developers Verify Site Ownership From Chrome Web Store

Google has let webmasters and developers verify ownership of their sites in Webmaster Tools for some time, but now Google has also added the option from the Chrome Web Store, which makes a great deal of sense, considering that to publish an app in the store, developers have to prove that they own the domain that hosts it. “Suppose you …

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Firefox 16 Pulled After Security Vulnerability Was Found

Have you downloaded Firefox 16 yet? The newest version of the browser added quite a few pro-developer features including a really nice developer toolbar. It seems that a rather nasty vulnerability made its way into the update as well. According to the Mozilla Security Blog, Firefox 16 features a security vulnerability that allows “a malicious site to potentially determine which …

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Apple Event: iPhone 5’s Larger Screen Won’t Give Developers Any Trouble

Apple confirmed today that the iPhone 5 does indeed have a larger screen. The 1136×640 display means that developers will have to update their apps to fill in the rest of the screen. According to Apple, it’s not going to be a big deal. Apple said that some developers have had early access to the iPhone 5 and found that …

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Watch This Android Developer Hangout

Android developer advocate Tony Chan and Anirudh Dewani from the Android team recently hosted this Android Developer Lab hangout, so if you’re developing for Google’s operating system, you may wish to check it out. It’s a thirty-minute video, but there’s a full transcript on the video page, if you don’t want to watch the entire thing.

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Twitter Launches Certified Product Program For Businesses

Today, Twitter announced the launch of the Twitter Certified Products Program, which the company says will make it easier to find the “right” Twitter tools. “As the number of businesses that turn to Twitter to keep in touch with their customers grows, so does the variety of their needs,” says Doug Williams, Twitter’s Manager for Business Development. “We hear continually …

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Facebook’s World Hack 2012 To Hit 12 Cities

If you have an idea for a great Facebook app, you may want to find a way to be in one of twelve locations over the course of the next two months. The company just announced the locations for World Hack 2012, an event series designed to bring out the best and brightest developers to learn about and get to …

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Facebook App Center Now Live Worldwide

Less than two months after Facebook made its new App Center live for U.S. users, they have opened it up to everyone in the world. From a post on the Facebook Developers blog: We’ve been gradually rolling out the App Center to ensure a smooth transition for users and developers used to the old Apps and Games dashboard. Based on …

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Facebook App Center Begins Global Rollout, Developers Told To Get To Translating

Last week we told you that the Facebook App Center was beginning to show up for users in the U.K. Now, Facebook has officially launched the App Center in seven new locations, including the U.K., Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. If you’re in one of those areas, you’ll see the App Center in your left-hand bookmarks …

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200 Google I/0 Speakers To Follow On Google+

Google’s annual developers conference, Google I/O, starts on Wednesday. Unfortunately, many will not be able to attend the sold event taking place in San Francisco. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t follow along. Google will be livestreaming the keynotes, but there will no doubt be much more fun happening on Google+. For one, it’s likely that Google+ will get …

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Calling All Ladies: Hack Away At LinkedIn’s DevelopHer Hackday

One of the major problems facing the technology industry today is a lack of women. Every position from management to the coders are predominantly male and that’s a problem. All the lady geeks I know are fantastic at what they do and bring a vibrancy to their work that I just don’t see often enough in men. That’s why it’s …

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Microsoft Developers Can Now Access the SmartGlass SDK

Microsoft’s new SmartGlass technology was met with a collective “meh” at the company’s big E3 press conference. The technology is what Microsoft hopes will make the Xbox the heart of customers’ media center. It works to display relevant information on smartphones and tablets about what is on the TV screen. The best use of the technology that has been shown …

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Facebook App Center Now Live For U.S. Users

As expected, Facebook officially launched their new App Center to the public on Thursday evening. The App Center is billed as the premier place to find Facebook-connected social apps for both mobile and the web. Facebook’s App Center launches with more than 600 apps, including expected favorites like Draw Something, Pinterest and Nike+ GPS. As of right now, Pinterest is …

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Facebook App Center Launching Any Time Now [REPORT]

Early last month Facebook announced the App Center which, unsurprisingly, mirrors various other app hubs out there by allowing users to find and download apps. At the time, Facebook said that the App Center would launch on the Web, iOS, and Android sometime in the next few weeks. According to a source quoted by Business Insider, that time has come. …

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