Developer Tech

Twitter builds ‘complete reference centre’ for developers

Twitter has combined gnip.com and dev.twitter.com to produce the new developer.twitter.com site, which is said to be “a complete reference centre” for its platform and a “hub for all developer resources.” According to Twitter staff developer advocate Andy Piper, apart from relocating the content from gnip.com and dev.twitter.com in one place—including the social network’s publisher…

Xamarin launches new mobile developer certification program

Xamarin, the Microsoft-owned cross-platform development software provider, has announced the launch of a new mobile certification program. The Certified Mobile Professional qualification comes through the company’s Xamarin University, which offers tutorials and learning on a variety of operating systems and languages, including Android, iOS, and C#. Naturally, these courses are not entirely altruistic. Xamarin’s platform…

Apple authorised API allowing Uber to record users’ iPhone screens

Apple often takes a strict approach to security, but an apparent slip-up authorised an API which allowed Uber to record users’ iPhone screens. Security researcher Will Strafach made the claim saying the powerful ability would allow Uber to record the screen even when it’s running in the background. The ability comes from what Apple calls…

New data shows mobile developers intrigued by AR possibilities

A survey of more than 600 mobile developers recently conducted by Evans Data shows that augmented reality (AR) is currently being incorporated in some form into apps from 44% of mobile developers, whereas the other 30% are assessing or testing the technology in their piloting and prototyping projects. The survey reveals 35.3% of the developers citing…

LG opens its smart home platform to developers

LG Electronics has opened its arms to developers, allowing them to access its smart home platform SmartThingQ. This opportunity gives developers a chance to visit the dedicated website wherein they can apply for a partnership, which if successful, will let them enter the platform’s application programming interface (API). Once the developers have access to the…

Google and Udacity team up for 50,000 US Android developer scholarships

Google is offering 50,000 developer scholarship opportunities with education platform provider Udacity to help those who want to build on the web and Android. The move adds to the 130,000 scholarships already put out by the two companies around the world, with this initiative aimed at US residents. The first phase of the scholarships will…

AutoML: Google’s AI is now better at machine learning than its own programmers

Google's appropriately-named automatic machine learning AI, AutoML, is now producing better code than its own programmers. So far there's no sign of Skynet-like aggression, thankfully, but it won't help to calm the fears of leading figures such as Elon Musk that AI is now doing a better job than humans at essentially coding itself. AutoML…