RIM's Latest Dev Tools Support Cross-Platform Apps
Research In Motion recently introduced a new set of developer tools for both its PlayBook operating system and BlackBerry 6. The new WebWorks SDK for PlayBook OS will allow developers to create applications that are compatible with both PlayBook OS and BlackBerry 6. This will let developers target both platforms with a single application. RIM also debuted several new SDKs for BlackBerry 6, including an updated BlackBerry Payment Service SDK in Beta, BlackBerry Push Service SDK (v1.0.1) and BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse (v1.3). These tools will help developers add features such as in-app payments and subscriptions, as well as better gain better insights on app statistics.
Google Publishes Android 5.0 Preview, Updates SDK
Google today made available several significant tools for developers ahead of the general release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. First, Google released updated developer images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator.
Google Pushing Play Games 2.0 and Associated Dev Tools
Google today made Play Games 2.0 available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. The updated gaming center provides an entirely new profile interface and has otherwise been redesigned.
Google's Daydream Developer Tools Exit Beta
Google today made Google VR SDK 1.0 with support for Daydream available to developers. The VR SDK, which has been in beta since earlier this year, gives developers the tools they need to create virtual reality content for Google's Daydream platform.
Google Releases 4th Dev Preview of Android N
Google today made Android N Developer Preview 4 available to developers and beta testers. Google says devices that are enrolled in the beta program should be able to update to the newest preview right away.