LG Publishes QSlide App SDK for Developers
LG recently made an SDK available to developers that will allow them to create their own QSlide apps for LG Android devices. QSlide apps are tiny applications, such as a calculator, phone, and note pad, that float on top of other apps. The QSlide apps can be resized, repositioned, and made transparent. To-date, these apps have been made by LG and not third-party companies. By extending the SDK to developers, the selection of QSlide apps should improve over time.
Developers Can (Finally) Create Instant Apps
Google today made its instant apps tool available to all developers. Google first announced instant apps at its I/O developer conference in 2016.
Apple Puts Its Foot Down, Will Require Apps Support iPhone X
Apple today told developers that soon all new apps submitted to the iTunes App Store must support the screen of the latest iPhone. "Starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, included in Xcode 9 or later," said Apple in an email to developers.
Google Expands Cardboard Availability
Google today made its Cardboard app available to more countries and more languages. Google says the app can be used across 39 languages in more than 100 countries around the world.
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.