Palm Aims to Make App Distribution and Discovery Better
Today Palm said that developers will now have the tools to integrate webOS apps, widgets and services across the entire internet. Palm will be offering a web site that houses all the apps for webOS, where more information, reviews and other data is available. Palm will let users click on an app from their desktop PC, have an SMS link sent to their phone, and have the app install over the air to the consumer's device. Palm also announced a webOS Plug-in Development Kit, will extend the capabilities of webOS to build plug-ins into apps. This includes C and C++ to enhance apps. Eventually the plug-ins will be integrated fully into webOS SDK later this year. Palm also announced that it is focusing on bringing 3D games to the Palm Apps Catalog from partners such as Glu Mobile and Gameloft.
Google Play Instant Lets You Test-Drive Games Without Downloading Them
Mar 19, 2018
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.
Google to Let Android Users Trial Games from Search
Mar 14, 2016
Google gave developers a handful of new tools to improve the gaming experience for Android device owners. Perhaps the most significant of the new tools is one that will allow people to trial games for up to 10 minutes directly from Google search results.
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.
Microsoft Brings Adds-Ins to Outlook for Android
Sep 8, 2017
Microsoft today updated its Outlook email application for Android devices and gave the app the ability to support add-ins. Microsoft says add-ins let Outlook users do more with their email thanks to powers enabled by third-party applications.
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.