Javaground Launches Its Own Content Portal for Java Apps
Today Javaground announced the launch of Xpressed, a new marketplace for Java mobile content creators to sell their content directly to end users. Xpressed will offer free trials of software for users to test before purchase, as well as unlimited monthly access to applications for $10. Developers will have a say in the price of their applications, how long trials will last, and whether or not their apps are available through the unlimited download option. Xpressed can be accessed via a web site, as a WAP site for mobile phones and as an on-device client for J2ME phones.
Google's AMP Stories Let Web Publishers Tell Tap-Through Stories with Photos and Videos
Google today announced a preview of AMP stories, a new tool for creators to bring content to the mobile web in a new and engaging way. AMP stories were inspired by the likes of Snapchat and Instagram, which both offer people the ability to tell on-going, ephemeral stories that others swipe through.
YouTube Live Streaming from Mobile Devices Coming Soon
YouTube today said users will soon be able to stream video live from their mobile phones. The video site already supports live streaming from PCs, and YouTube first promised to bring live streaming to phones last summer.
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.
Sprint Adds Free Hulu to Unlimited Plan
Sprint and Hulu today said they've partnered together so Sprint customers can enjoy access to Hulu's content for free. New and existing Sprint Unlimited Freedom subscribers can add Hulu at no extra charge.