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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…