Tag Archive: Developer


Google makes Android Q developer beta available to Pixel phones

Google has released its first official preview of Android Q for developers, making it available in a beta version. This follows the pattern that has emerged with the last few builds of Android where an early look arrives in the first part of the year well ahead of general release.

In an interesting twist, the Android Q beta is being offered up to all three generations of the Pixel phones. Some had anticipated that Google might try to provide the  [Read More…]

Become a certified AWS Developer with this $35 training bundle!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the leading cloud solutions on the market, offering vast storage options and cheap computing power that allows companies to scale and grow. Not just anyone can tap into this potential, however, and AWS-certified pros are reaping the benefits of lucrative and fulfilling careers.

Becoming a certified AWS cloud aficionado requires some hard work and usually a good chunk of money, but right now Android Central Digital Offers is offering an AWS Certified Architect  [Read More…]

Detroit: Become Human developer Quantic Dream goes multiplatform

They’ll probably be available on all next-generation consoles.

Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain, and Detroit: Become Human are interesting projects that play out more like interactive films than games. Despite this, these experiences have a strong following — especially on PlayStation — ever since Heavy Rain came out all those years ago. This formula has also been emulated by developers like Supermassive Games, the team behind horror sensation Until Dawn. Recently, Supermassive Games announced that it’s going  [Read More…]

Take the State of the Developer Nation survey and enter to win prizes

What will be the biggest development trends in 2019?

The Developer Economics survey is back again in its 16th edition, and we are calling all developers to take part. The survey is open to all developers involved in mobile, desktop, IoT, AR/VR, machine learning and data science, web, backend/cloud, and game development. It’s not just for professionals — hobbyists and students should take part too!

The Developer Economics survey focuses on the kind of questions that help  [Read More…]

Bixby is now open to developers through the Bixby Developer Studio

Alexa-like skills will be offered through the Bixby Marketplace.

As expected, Bixby was a big focus for the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference. Kicking off the company’s keynote, Samsung announced that it’s officially making Bixby open to developers so they can create custom commands for the AI.

These “Bixby experiences” will be offered through the Bixby Marketplace, so just like Skills on Alexa, you’ll be able to browse through custom Bixby interactions that developers create so you can  [Read More…]

Five Developer options even the average user should use

You might not know this, but Android has some nifty and unique features hidden in a secret menu called Developer options. But even if these options are built for the convenience of developers who need additional functions to test apps they are writing, it doesn’t mean the regular user can’t benefit from trying them out.

Also, it wouldn’t hurt to know a bit about these hidden Developer options. Especially since some can actually help you improve your overall Android experience.  [Read More…]

Pokémon Go developer Niantic is opening up its AR development platform

Niantic’s technology is called the Real World Platform.

Niantic, the development team behind Pokémon Go, announced today that it’ll now allow third-party developers to use its AR technology that powers not only Pokémon Go, but Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, too.

Niantic’s AR tech is called “Real World Platform”, and it uses a combo of computer vision, object recognition, and depth detection to create for those augmented reality experiences we’ve become so fond of.

If you’re  [Read More…]

Ultimate Backend Developer Bundle: Master Python, SQL, Java, and more for just $49

If you are looking to gain an edge over your co-workers in 2018, you’ll need to do something they can’t. How much Java do you think the guy next to you know? We bet it’s next to zero. The same goes for Python, SQL, and other backend programming languages.

You owe it to yourself, and maybe your family, to get out in front of the crowd. It’s time to learn new things and do what others can’t. It’s time to master  [Read More…]

What’s new in Chrome OS (Stable, Beta, and Developer Channels)

Not sure what’s new in Chrome OS? We’ve got you covered!

Chrome OS, Google’s own desktop operating system, receives regular updates to outfit it with new features, bug fixes, and more. There are three main levels of Chrome OS (Stable, Beta, and Developer) and while you can learn more about what these mean here, this guide will be updated regularly to highlight the main additions with each new release.

We’ll update the Stable section each time a  [Read More…]

How are you liking Android P Developer Preview 3?

Google’s next version of Android gets even better.

Earlier this week, Android P Developer Preview 3 / Beta 2 started rolling out to users across the globe. This iteration of Android P aims to fix a lot of the quirks found in Developer Preview 2 while also adding a few small features here and there.

Some of our AC forum users have already started playing around with the update, and so far, first impressions are quite positive.

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