Openwave and GetJar Collaborate on Developer Tools
Openwave announced a new developer product today called Amplicity. Amplicity grants developers access to network operator data (anonymous subscriber info) and lets them take advantage of it to create applications that work in the browser of that operator's handsets. Openwave believes that this will lead to a better app experience for end users while bringing in more money for both the operator and the developers. In addition to announcing Amplicity, Openwave announced that GetJar will integrate Amplicity into its app store. Openwave and GetJar say that the integration of these two products will allow developers to "write once, publish everywhere" — across mobile device platforms and carriers. They believe it will help developers circumnavigate the fragmentation of systems and networks around the world.
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 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.
Yahoo Debuts New App Developer Suite
Yahoo today announced the Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite, a collection of five products meant to help developers get the most out of their mobile apps. The suite contains Flurry Analytics with Explorer, Flurry Pulse, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo Search in Apps, and Yahoo App Marketing.
Google Boosts Chrome for Mobile Apps with Notifications
Google recently updated the tools available to Chrome App for Mobile developers, who can now add more native-app functionality to their web apps. Chrome App for Mobile, which was launched earlier this year, gives developers a way to package up web apps and make them available in the Play Store or App Store.