RIM Adds Qt Support to PlayBook OS 2.0
Research In Motion today revealed that Nokia's Qt developer framework is now supported by PlayBook OS 2.0. Qt is the platform through which developers created applications for Nokia's Symbian and MeeGo platforms. By adding Qt support to its PlayBook OS, RIM is offering developers invested in the Qt framework another platform for which to develop. PlayBook OS 2.0, which is expected to debut on RIM's tablet later this month, is the foundation for what will eventually be BlackBerry 10. Apps that are written to support PlayBook OS 2.0 will also run on BlackBerry 10 devices at launch.
Final Android Wear 2.0 Preview Adds iOS Support
Google today made the final preview of Android Wear 2.0 available to developers. Google is expected to release the new wearable platform to the public — alongside new smartwatches — at some point in early February.
Apple Reiterates that All New Apps Must Support iPhone X
Apple today released a new beta build of iOS 11.4 and reminded developers that they need to use the latest tools and support the newest devices as they code their apps. "Starting July 2018, all iOS app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK and must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X," said Apple on its developer web site.
Internet Giants Agree to Support Tiny KaiOS on Feature Phones
Kai says its small operating system is about to get a lot bigger. The company has struck agreements with Airfind, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, each of which will offer its core apps to the fledgling platform.
Apple Releases First iOS 12 Beta for Developers
Apple has made the first beta of iOS 12 available to registered developers. Those who write apps for Apple devices can download the update through Apple's developer console to iPhones and iPads.