RIM Begins Taking On BlackBerry Apps
Research In Motion recently revealed that it is now accepting applications from developers for BlackBerry phones. The BlackBerry Application Storefront is open for developers only. Those wishing to submit applications can do so via the RIM Web site. Developers will have to agree to terms and be accepted into the developer program. RIM is anticipating it will launch the storefront later this spring.
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.
BlackBerry to Cease Monthly Updates for the Priv, Launch Trade-Up Program
BlackBerry said this week that it will no longer provide monthly system and security updates to its BlackBerry Priv smartphone. The company originally committed to providing updates for a period of two years.
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.
Google's Daydream Developer Tools Exit Beta
Google today made Google VR SDK 1.0 with support for Daydream available to developers. The VR SDK, which has been in beta since earlier this year, gives developers the tools they need to create virtual reality content for Google's Daydream platform.