HP Distributing webOS 3.0 SDK to Developers
HP today announced that it is offering a software developer kit (SDK) of webOS 3.0 to those developers registered to its Early Access program. Though webOS 3.0 will initially appear on HP's TouchPad tablet later this year, HP said that some elements seen in the refreshed user interface will eventually trickle down to its smartphones. The webOS 3.0 SDK lets developers use the new Enyo framework, integrate Just Type, Synergy and Exhibition into their apps, as well as find information about designing and structuring apps.
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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.
LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS to Spur Invention
LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG's web site and use the the code for whatever they wish.
Google Makes New Google Cast SDK Available
Google today offered developers access to the Google Cast SDK version 3.0 for Android and iOS. Google first discussed changes to its casting platform at the I/O developer conference in May.
Apple Puts Its Foot Down, Will Require Apps Support iPhone X
Apple today told developers that soon all new apps submitted to the iTunes App Store must support the screen of the latest iPhone. "Starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, included in Xcode 9 or later," said Apple in an email to developers.