Samsung Opens TouchWiz To Developers, Users
Samsung today announced "TouchWiz Connected Mobile Applications", a new platform for "rich connected mobile application" widgets that will run on Samsung’s lineup of TouchWiz touch-screen phones. Both developers and end users will be able create new widgets for the platform. Tools for professional developers will be available via the Eclipse IDE. Samsung will offer develeopers the opportunity to sell these third-party applications via a new Samsung Rich Connected Application storefront. Yahoo, Google and AccuWeather.com have already committed to launching widgets for the platform. In addition, Samsung plans to debut a web-based tool that will allow end users to create their own widgets based on user-specified RSS feeds, and possibly other custom content.
Apple Reveals iOS 10 Features
Apple today showed off iOS 10, what it calls the biggest release of iOS ever for both end users and developers. To start, the platform changes up the lock screen, making it easier to access the camera, notifications, Control Center, and widgets.
Android O to Feature Picture-In-Picture and Improved Security
Google today provided more details about the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference. One of the biggest additions to the platform is picture-in-picture for mobile phones.
Google Releases Developer Preview of Android Things
Google today made a preview of its Android Things platform available to developers. Android Things is for the Internet of Things.
Samsung Intros New Health, Home, Wearables Push
Samsung today announced new initiatives targeting the healthcare, home, and wearables markets. On the health front, Samsung revealed the Samsung Digital Health Platform and associated SDK.