Sprint and Openwave Target Browsers for App Development
Sprint today announced that it has adopted Openwave's Integra technology so that developers may write applications to run within the browsers of mobile phones. The Sprint Browser-VAS (value-added services) ecosystem will provide developers with the tools and support they need to create browser-based apps and services. Sprint believes that by targeting the browser for app development, it will help developers create apps that will run across different platforms and form factors. Developers can get the tools they need from Sprint's developer site. Sprint said it expects to launch a storefront for this new set of browser-based apps within the first half of 2011.
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.
ChromeOS Gains Support for Linux
Pixelbook owners will soon be able to use Linux on their ChromeOS device. Google today announced that Chromebooks will be able to run Linux apps, which will let developers open a window and use their favorite Linux-based tools without leaving ChromeOS.
Android Apps Headed to Google's Chromebooks
Google today said its Chrome operating system will soon have access to the Google Play Store and the Android apps therein. ChromeOS will support all Android phone and tablet apps, including games, productivity apps, and social networking.
Microsoft Bags Windows Bridge for Android Apps
Microsoft today provided an update on the tools it offers to developers and said it has canceled plans the Windows Bridge for Android (project Astoria). The Bridge was meant to help Android developers re-use their code and port their apps to Windows.
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