Google has finally gotten the ball rolling again on some of its other projects. Just yesterday it announced the availability of HBO Go on its Chromecast streaming device. Now we're hearing that the company has scheduled a hackathon next month that will likely reveal much needed updates for the Cast SDK.
Samsung dreams of becoming more than just a passive Android device manufacturer and wants to entice developers to target its devices instead of just the mobile operating system. As part of its crusade, the company is releasing a bunch of Software Development Kits (SDKs), one of which is meant to rival Chromecast and Airplay but also offer more.
reported on the public availability of the Fling Java app that lets users stream local media to the Chromecast without the need of a browser. And now, Google announced a double whammy of updates, one for the Chromecast device itself and the other for the Google Cast SDK.
Pebble smartwatch with RunKeeper received a decent update last week. As of today however, it looks like the folks at Pebble have some additional SDK related news. The announcement is for the PebbleKit, which is being described as the "next stage of the platform." Basically, this release will allow for two-way communication between your smartphone and the Pebble.
PayPal has announced the availability of a new Android SDK. This release is aimed at developers and PayPal notes that it will be able to offer "everything a developer needs to accept both PayPal and credit card payments." On the flip side though, while the release of the SDK is for developers, it should also serve to improve the payment process for a user looking to pay through PayPal. While there isn't any timeline as to when this will show up in apps, the SDK will be available beginning on May 15th.
"droidfood" signs urging Facebook employees to begin using Android a little while back. Perhaps more important for the average user though, the Facebook for Android app was updated yesterday. And while Facebook made the push for the end user yesterday, it looks like they are making the push for developers today.
announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean last month at Google IO it was all cheers. They made the early SDK available for developers in a preview state, but today have unleashed it into the wild for all. This is good news for those developers looking to get into Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and start pumping out awesome applications.
Qualcomm's annual developer event they've just announced a brand new addition to the world of Android developers. Just like Qualcomm's exclusive Snapdragon GamesCommand app store, or NVIDIA's for that matter, they've today released the Snapdragon SDK to help developers dive further into the S4 platform and beyond.
sellAring. Instead of placing banner ads in free apps or even embedding them in the user's status bar, sellAring places audio ads (remember those, radio listeners?) over the "ring ring" sound you hear when calling another party.