Tag Archive: Developers


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…]

Android will support foldable displays, but developers need to do the work

Phones are going to start folding, and Android will be ready.

Foldable phones are on the (very near) horizon, and Google’s pledging official Android support for the new form factors from the start. The support comes both in the core Android software itself, but also in APIs for app developers to use. Google’s thinking about “foldables” as effectively having two states: one when the device is opened up as a single display, and another when it’s folded in half  [Read More…]

Samsung expected to open Bixby to developers for Alexa-like skills

We’ll also learn more about the foldable Galaxy X next week.

Next week, Samsung’s hosting a developer conference in San Franciso where Bixby will be a big focus. The company previously said that the developer conference is where we’d learn more about the Galaxy Home that was first announced in August, and now according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Samsung will also use the conference to make a big change to Bixby — make it open  [Read More…]

7-Day Android Pie Bootcamp: The perfect tools for beginning developers is just $12

As an aspiring developer, you might have no clue how to create an Android app. You’ve got ideas, but don’t know how to go about implementation. Now that Android Pie is out things are easier than ever — but you’re still nervous about getting started. We’ve got a great deal in our Deals Store to help you get everything you need.

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Called the 7-Day Android Pie App Bootcamp with Kotlin, this training kit provides more than 40  [Read More…]

Red Hydrogen One phone official release delayed with early access for developers

Some bad news good news here for all you Red fans hoping to try out their Hydrogen One phone with the holographic display. The bad news is, it won’t be as soon as you had hoped because of more delays. The good news is the Red Hydrogen One has an official release date of October 9th for pre-orders and November 2nd for carrier models.

Beginning November 2nd AT&T, Verizon, and Telcel in Mexico will offer the Aluminum Red Hydrogen One  [Read More…]

App developers are going through your email, here is how to stop them

Never trust anyone when it comes to managing your privacy.

The Wall Street Journal reports that application developers, both mobile and desktop, are busy rummaging through the email of thousands and thousands of users with free accounts from Gmail, Yahoo, and Microsoft. The Journal rightfully chastises the companies involved for allowing this to happen then proceeds to tell us why it’s happening: because we said they could.

Of course developers (and worse, think of that last crummy  [Read More…]

Google launches ‘.app’ domain with app developers in mind

Registrations are open now through the Early Access Program.

For most folks, the majority of websites you visit likely end in “.com.” That .com portion of a domain is referred to as a TLD (top-level domain), and other examples include .net, .gov, .edu, etc. Today, Google’s launching an all-new one specifically for apps and app developers called .app.

Although most applications we interact with take place on our phones, Google notes that a .app domain can be  [Read More…]

Google launches game design contest to inspire female developers

The winner has a shot at $ 25,000+ in total prizes.

In early December of last year, Google launched a new program called “Change the Game” to help shed some light on the female gaming community. Google reports that 49% of people that play mobile games on the Play Store are women, but even so, a mere 23% of video game developers identify as such.

To help bring a renewed focus to this conversation, Google’s now launching  [Read More…]

Fleksy’s new developers strive to revive the app as the next keyboard platform

Fleksy isn’t dead. Instead, it’s being ushered into a new direction by ThingThing in a bid to make the smartphone keyboard app into a platform of its own.

Consider the fact the way you type to a friend or family member is kind of like a language of its own. Think about it: the emoji you use, the shorthand you elect, and the sentences you choose to complete are all part of a system of rhetoric you’ve  [Read More…]