RIM Offering Analytics Service to Developers
Research In Motion today made the BlackBerry Analytics SDK available to developers. The new tools will let BlackBerry app developers tap metrics and other stats to help them evaluate how their apps are being used.
Android Wear to Gain Android 8 Oreo Notification Dots
Google today updated the Android Wear SDK for developers and revealed several new features that are headed to its smartwatch platform later this year. Primarily, Android Wear will add a notification indicator to all watch faces.
BlackBerry to Kill Off Advertising Business
BlackBerry today said its BlackBerry Advertising Service will reach its end of life on June 16, 2015, after which the servers will be disabled and the APIs will no longer work. BlackBerry launched the service to help developers generate ad-based revenue via mobile applications.
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 to Prioritize Non-Crashy Apps In Play Store
Google today said it has taken steps to improve the quality of apps that appear in Play Store searches. Google has adjusted its search algorithm to account for app performance metrics.