LiMo Foundation R2 Specs Now Complete
Today the LiMo Foundation announced the completion of the LiMo Mobile Platform R2 specifications. LiMo says this new spec will be the "heart" of LiMo-based handsets that reach the market in the fourth quarter of this year. The biggest addition to this new version of the specification is support for BONDI. BONDI is a framework for developers that will let them create apps and services that will work on all LiMo R2 devices. Other new features in the R2 platform include support for location-based services, multimedia, personal information management and security applications. The LiMo Foundation will publish APIs for the R2 spec to its web site in the fall, which the Foundation expects will be used in devices to hit the market by the end of 2009.
Digia Makes Qt 5.3 Available to Developers
Digia today announced the availability of Qt 5.3, a cross-platform application and user interface framework for developers that lets them more easily create applications for a wide range of operating systems. According to Digia, Qt 5.3 makes a wide number of improvements to the platform, such as the QQuickWidget to help developers migrate their apps, and allows them to develop C++ and Qt versions at the same time.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
Apple Seeds Second iOS 9 Public Beta
Apple has made a second public beta of iOS 9 available to consumers. This test version of iOS is meant for people interested in trialling the operating system ahead of its scheduled fall release.
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.