Palm Testing Web-Based App Development Tool
Palm has started limited testing of a new, web-based tool for app developers. The "Ares" development environment lets developers create webOS apps using a simple drag-and-drop interface running in a web browser. The tool was first announced in early November at the Open Mobile Summit event. A small group of third-party developers are currently testing Ares. Interested developers can request access for when Palm opens it up to more testers.
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.
Google to Help Developers Make Apps More Accessible
Google today released a tool for developers that will scan apps and provide feedback on their accessibility. The idea is to help developers view their apps from a different perspective and gain insight about how their user interface choices may or may not work for those with special accessibility needs.
Google Offers App Developers More Beta Options
Google today expanded the number of ways developers can test their apps ahead of general release. At the moment, developers are limited to testing through closed betas that require people to join dedicated Google+ communities or Google Groups.
Google Releases reCAPTCHA API to Improve Android Security
Google today announced a new tool developers can use to authenticate people securely while simultaneously improving the experience for mobile phone users. The company made available the new reCAPTCHA Android API as a part of Google Play Services.
Apple Releases iOS 10.3 Beta 1 to Public Testers
Following its release to developers earlier this week, Apple today made iOS 10.3 beta 1 available to people signed up for the public beta testing program. The most notable new feature of iOS 10.3 beta 1 is a tool called Find My AirPods, which helps people locate lost earbuds via an audio alert.
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