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Smart Home Supremacy: How Google and Amazon Plan Long Term Success with Developer and Partner Programs

How are big players planning for long term success in the smart home? We take a look at how they define their programs and identify the best practices that you can adopt in your own relationship strategy.

Smart Home Supremacy: How Google and Amazon Plan Long Term Success with Developer and Partner Programs 2017-07-11T13:30:14+00:00

Samsung plans to heat up the Internet of Things with new Artik chips

The phrase "Internet of Things" (IoT) has been around for many years now, but the ways we use this term is really just starting to get hot now. And last week, at the Internet of Things World expo in San Francisco, Samsung officially dove in to the deep end of the IoT pool with the launch [...]

Samsung plans to heat up the Internet of Things with new Artik chips 2015-05-19T18:46:50+00:00

Three new APIs that should keep app developers very, very busy

Do you want to live stream with Meerkat about your favorite Marvel Comics characters that you share on Pinterest? Well, now you might be able to do just that - or some other combination of those three things*. You see, Meerkat, Marvel Comics and Pinterest have all released new application programming interfaces (APIs) for use by [...]

Three new APIs that should keep app developers very, very busy 2015-05-13T09:57:50+00:00

ICYMI: The hot announcements from Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference

Last week, Microsoft hosted their annual Build developer conference and over the course of three days they made several announcements that are exciting news for both developers and the people who use their apps. They returned once again to San Francisco for this event, and with the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop to the [...]

ICYMI: The hot announcements from Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference 2015-05-05T09:44:49+00:00

Ready to swap your Android device for Windows 10?

Above: Terry Myerson, EVP Operating Systems at Microsoft during the WinHEC event. There was a tremendous amount of news coming from Microsoft this week, much of it during their Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit taking place in Shenzhen, China. Of all of the announcements that they made (including the fact that Windows 10 [...]

Ready to swap your Android device for Windows 10? 2017-08-06T11:21:12+00:00

Native Summit, September 2014

Richard was at the Native Summit in London last week. The event was firmly aimed at native iOS, Android or Windows Phone developers. Little surprise then that the representatives speaking on behalf of each platform were all critical of the rising number of cross platform tools available to developers. Mike Lee even went as far as [...]

Native Summit, September 2014 2014-09-16T07:47:31+00:00

Android infections on the rise

If you're an Android user, you might want to check you have the latest system version on your device along with some good virus protection. Cheetah Mobile's 2014 Half Year Security Report is out and it's looking, well, rather ominous. The report shows that roughly one in every ten Android apps are partially or fully [...]

Android infections on the rise 2014-08-04T13:52:06+00:00

Ebay suffers cyber-attack affecting millions of customers

Ebay, the auction site which has over 233 million customers worldwide and more than 14 million in the UK has been compromised due to a cyber-attack. While the company have urged customers to change their passwords in order to remain safe on the site, the financial arm of the site, PayPal, has released statements detailing [...]

Ebay suffers cyber-attack affecting millions of customers 2014-05-22T14:36:10+00:00

Google get tough with App Developers

Last Friday, Google announced some tweaks to the Google Play policies, with the view to tighten up on sexually explicit content, app promotions and potentially deceptive in-app advertisements.  Developers have  just 15 days to make these changes, with the threat of non-compliant apps being removed from the store. Focus is on removing shady app developer tricks, such [...]

Google get tough with App Developers 2014-03-31T09:05:33+00:00

DirectX 12 will turbocharge Windows Phone gaming

The mobile gaming segment is becoming more and more popular, thanks to the technological advancements that allow both hardware manufacturers and software developers to create better games for us to play on-the-go.  NVIDIA is not the only System on a Chip (SoC) manufacturer which has a great interest in improving our gaming experience. Microsoft has [...]

DirectX 12 will turbocharge Windows Phone gaming 2014-03-27T17:53:38+00:00