Samsung Electronics is trying to do right by its customers by offering those in South Korea the option to trade in their recalled device for a Galaxy S7 phone, according to Se Young Lee in a Reuters report.
“Samsung said customers who trade in their Note 7 phone for either a flat-screen or curved-screen version of the Galaxy S7 can trade up for a Galaxy S8 or Note 8 smartphone launching next year through an upgrade program,” wrote Lee.
With this offer, customers only need to pay half the price of the Galaxy S7 device before they receive the S8 or Note 8, said Samsung in the report.
While Samsung is trying to fix the long-term damage to its brand and reputation, it’s also facing a potential class-action lawsuit from three Galaxy Note 7 customers in the U.S, said the report.
In-app promo codes available for Apple app developers
Apple has announced that in-app purchase promo codes are now available, which gives developers more ways to promote their apps.
Developers can give away up to 100 promo codes for each in-app purchase item, with a limit of 1,000 total in-app purchase codes per app every six months. This will reset on Jan. 1 and July 1.
Promo codes are valid for 28 days from the day they are generated or the day after the developer’s contract expires (whichever comes first).
Developers can learn more information about how promo codes work here.
Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline available
Progress has announced the release of Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline, which integrates all data formats on-premises and in the cloud.
Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline provides secure firewall-friendly access to back-office data from the cloud, according to a company release. Developers are able to integrate applications and their data fast, and it doesn’t matter if the data lives in the cloud or on-site.
“More and more data is being created and stored outside of the enterprise, but integration challenges are magnified by this new hybrid world—a world where some resources are within a firewall and others are outside the firewall,” said Dion Picco, general manager of data connectivity and integration at Progress.
The pipeline also supports standards-based APIs like ODBC, JDBC and OData. The solution allows users to access data sources and APIs as they are released, without developing custom code for each source, said the company.
Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline is available today, and developers can find more information here.