LG Kicks Off Developer Loaner Program, Releases Remote SDK
LG today announced a device loaner program meant to get its latest smartphones into the hands of developers so they can create apps for them. LG is offering registered developers an LG G2 handset for a period of 30 days. The device can be used to create and test applications. In addition to the loaner program, LG released a software developer kit for its QuickRemote application. The QRemote SDK will let developers tap into LG's IR remote control application to add their own devices. The app will also gain a macro button so developers can let it turn on multiple pieces of gear at once with the push of a single button. The QuickRemote SDK is available for download from LG's developer support site.
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.
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 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.
Apple Reiterates that All New Apps Must Support iPhone X
Apple today released a new beta build of iOS 11.4 and reminded developers that they need to use the latest tools and support the newest devices as they code their apps. "Starting July 2018, all iOS app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK and must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X," said Apple on its developer web site.
Microsoft's Project Rome SDK to Let Android, Windows Play Nice
Microsoft this week released the Project Rome SDK, a tool for developers that will let Android devices control Windows devices and vice versa. Once fully enabled, third-party apps will be able to see Android and Windows devices when they are connected to the internet.