MasterCard Offers Mobile Payment SDK to Developers
MasterCard today announced the availability of a new user interface software developer kit (SDK) that will help Android and BlackBerry 7 application developers write better mobile payment applications. Specifically, the SDK can help add MasterCard's PayPass functionality to smartphones that have NFC (near-field communications) built in. According to MasterCard, the Mobile MasterCard PayPass UI SDK is "programmer friendly" and requires less coding expertise to use effectively when writing applications. The SDK is free to download and use.
Google's ML Kit Lets Any App Put Machine Learning to Work
May 8, 2018
Google today announced ML Kit, a new SDK that will allow developers to add machine learning to their own applications. ML Kit gives developers access to five ready-to-use APIs: text recognition, face detection, barcode scanning, image labeling, and landmark recognition.
Google Releases First Preview of Android P with Improved Notifications and Notch Support
Mar 7, 2018
Google today made the first preview of Android P available to developers. The revised version of Android adds a number of user-facing features as well as tools for app writers.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
Dec 19, 2016
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
Google Drops Third Beta of Flutter for Android and iOS UI Development
May 7, 2018
Google today made the third beta release of Flutter available to developers. Flutter is a set of tools that can help developers create user interface designs that work on Android and iOS.
NFC Forum Adopts New Spec for Payments, Public Transit
Oct 12, 2016
The NFC Forum today said it has ratified and adopted a new specification that will ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices. The NFC Analog Technical Specification Version 2.0 targets the analog portions of the RF interface in NFC devices.