News for Developers
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South African app developers are poised to benefit from the US$1 billion facility Huawei has invested to support developers across global markets. Following the investment, Huawei is launching its local developer programme, called Shining-Star, in South Africa.
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Apple has rebranded and expanded its existing WWDC app With the launch of a dedicated Apple Developer mobile app. The app is an expansion of its existing WWDC app for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, which it will eventually supersede.
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Google has released Android Studio 4.0 Canary including an early developer preview of Jetpack Compose. The company released extended APIs for Android Jetpack and Jetpack Compose.
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Huawei has been a long-time member of the Eclipse Foundation and contributed to a number of projects there. Today, the company announced that they are upgrading their participation to a strategic level.
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Google has officially launched its new Google Play Pass in the US. Play Pass is a new subscription service that gives you access to more than 350 apps and games that are completely unlocked—all free of ads, in-app purchases and upfront payments.
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Google today released Android Studio 3.5, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), with a specific focus on “product quality.” This release is the last one under Project Marble, the name for an initiative Google announced late last year to improve Android Studio.
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Huawei Developer Conference 2019 (HDC 2019) will be taking place between 9 to 11 August in Songshan Lake, Dongguan, China. The conference will be divided into three parts including the keynote speech, a technical forum and Codelabs.
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Apple today unveiled several innovative technologies that make it easier and faster for developers to create powerful new apps. SwiftUI is a new development framework that makes building powerful user interfaces easier than ever before. ARKit 3, RealityKit and Reality Composer are advanced tools designed to make it even easier for developers to create compelling AR experiences for consumer and business apps.
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Huawei has opened a global Android Q Developer Recruitment drive for beta testers, running now through June 30. Developers are invited to try out the latest Android test build on HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and contribute to optimising and improving device compatibility of Android Q.
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Samsung Linux on DeX app lets owners of specific Samsung devices “run” a full Ubuntu desktop on their device alongside Android. The feature was initially compatible with the Samsung Note 9 and the Samsung Tab S4 but support has now been added for the S9 & S9+, S10, S10e, S10+, S10 5G, S10 and the Tab S5e.
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BlackBerry and WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems (WHIS) today announced a new embedded software platform that enables the development of safety-certified and mission-critical applications on heterogenous system-on-chip (SoC) processors.
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Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose from June 3 through June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center. Now in its 30th year, this year’s program will feature technical sessions, hands-on labs and guest speakers to provide Apple’s existing developer community and the next generation of app developers with the knowledge and tools to help turn their next great idea into reality.
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Google has released Beta 1 of Android Q for early adopters and a preview SDK for developers, and you can install it on any of Google’s Pixel phones. This release will inevitably include ample bugs and half-finished features, but it’s the first glimpse of Google’s vision for the future of Android.
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Apple has released the fourth iOS 12.2 developer beta for iPhone bringing updates for Apple TV. There is a new icon for Apple News app and a new glyph for Apple TV remote in Control Center.In addition, there is a new animation when invoking Apple TV remote in CC and a new remote glyph for Apple TV remote in AirPlay 2 interface.
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Apple is now requiring all developers to use the company's two-factor authentication protocol to protect their Apple IDs. Apple has required new Apple Developer Program signups to have two-factor authentication enabled for a while now and this change is now being brought to all existing developer accounts.