RIM Updates BlackBerry 10 Developer Tools
Research In Motion today provided BlackBerry developers with an updated set of tools to use for creating BB10 apps. The three most significant new features include an application invocation framework, push APIs, and a new version of BlackBerry App World. The application invocation framework will give developers the ability to tie their applications to native BlackBerry 10 features and to other applications. The Push APIs will let developers push content from their application servers directly to end users. The App World update allow developers to target the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha test device for applications. The Dev Alpha was released to BlackBerry developers in May. The new tools can be downloaded directly from RIM's developer web site.
Google Finalizes Android O Developer Tools, Releases 3rd Beta
Google today released all the tools developers need to create applications and update apps for Android O. The company made the final Android O APIs available through an updated SDK.
Google Drops Android O Release Candidate
Google today made Android O Developer Preview 4 available to application developers and said this is the final preview before Google releases Android O to consumers later this year. This build contains the final user interface system behaviors, the latest bug fixes and optimizations, and the final set of APIs.
Google Releases 4th Dev Preview of Android N
Google today made Android N Developer Preview 4 available to developers and beta testers. Google says devices that are enrolled in the beta program should be able to update to the newest preview right away.
PayPal Reaches BlackBerry 10 Devices
PayPal has made a version of its mobile application available in the BlackBerry World app store for devices running BlackBerry OS 10.x. With this new app, PayPal is available to Android, BlackBerry, Fire OS, iOS, and Windows smartphones.
BlackBerry to Kill Off Advertising Business
BlackBerry today said its BlackBerry Advertising Service will reach its end of life on June 16, 2015, after which the servers will be disabled and the APIs will no longer work. BlackBerry launched the service to help developers generate ad-based revenue via mobile applications.