Tag Archive: Developers


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…]

Developers: A must-read to get your apps ready for Android O’s new shortcuts and widgets

Tapping and swiping can do so much more in Android O.

Google has showcased the new app and widget shortcuts coming in Android O on its blog, and while it’s a great explainer of how it all works it’s especially important for developers.

With Android O, users (that’s us!) will be able to long press an icon or portion of a widget and have access to specific shortcuts for an app. Examples are opening a blank or  [Read More…]

Android Studio 3.0: Seven latest features which Android app developers can’t afford to miss

In today’s era, mobile technology is ruling everyone’s life and mobile apps have become the prime necessity of people. Most of them prefer Android platform mobiles as there are large number of great and innovative Android apps built at the most affordable pricing. Android Studio has always been a preferred IDE for Android app developer […]

Merge VR launches $1 million fund to fuel VR and AR developers

There are a lot of great ideas out there — they just need the resources to make them happen.

Hoping to spur VR and AR development to grow the platforms even further, Merge VR has announced it is launching a $ 1 million fund for developers who build for Merge platforms. Several studios are participating in the Merge VR Developer Fund, including React VRX, Draw & Code, Steelehouse Productions and Chicken Waffle.

Marge already offers up its  [Read More…]

Google offers incentives to developers for new Google Assistant actions

Google Assistant is one of the best features of Android and one of the best personal assistants across the whole market, but it still lacks certain actions that would unlock its full potential. To encourage developers to create new actions for it Google is offering more than 20 prizes, including $ 10,000 and a trip to […]

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The Developer Economics survey is the most entertaining global developer survey, providing the dev community with knowledge, insights, and fun!

We are excited to announce that the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by our friends at VisionMobile, is currently underway! This is the thirteenth developer survey, focusing on tools, training and career development. Every year, more than 40,000 developers around the world participate in the survey, so it is a chance to be part of something  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2017: Developers share their highlights

Google I/O is a developers conference, after all, so we asked developers to tell us about what excited them this year.

What would Google I/O be without the mass number of developers congregating together in honor of one of the world’s biggest mobile operating systems? Well, it wouldn’t be much. After all, this is a developer’s conference.

I went around and asked a few Android developers what they loved most about the Google I/O keynote and the  [Read More…]