Kony announces Kony Visualizer
Kony is releasing a new mobile app design and development solution for Android, iOS, Windows and the Web. Kony Visualizer allows business users, designers and developers to collaborate, create native and Web mobile app experiences, and cut development time by half, according to the company.
“We’ve heard from our customers that the majority of defects found in apps are directly related to the user interface design and experience,” said Burley Kawasaki, senior vice president of products, Kony. “To solve this issue, we have built Kony Visualizer to fundamentally change the process of creating stunning mobile app designs.”
Features include a collaborative cloud environment for real-time feedback and iteration, the ability to click-through preview apps without manual software coding, collaboration capabilities, and iterative design and development.
IBM launches Watson analytics
IBM announced a new product called Watson Analytics, an enterprise offering providing access to predictive and visual analytics tool for Big Data, including processing the company’s hallmark natural language-based cognitive service, often referred to as a “supercomputer.”
Watson Analytics is a cloud application that compiles, analyzes and visualizes Big Data in a single enterprise environment for analysis, communication and collaboration within an enterprise. Built on top of the Watson platform, Watson Analytics also uses natural language dialogue to communicate results.
The analytics platform will be hosted on SoftLayer, and the first release will include a freemium version for desktop and mobile.
More information on Watson Analytics is available in the IBM press release.
Google’s Dart gets new Google APIs client libraries
Google’s programming language Dart is getting a new client library to help Dart apps use Google services.
“We are always working on providing new APIs for Dart,” wrote Soren Gjesse, software engineer on Dart, on the Dart blog. “Based on previous work by GDEs Adam Singer and Gerwin Sturm, the Dart Team has built an API generator to create Dart libraries enabling access to Google services.”
The googleapis package contains all the available APIs in a stable version, and the googleapis_beta package contains all the APIs that are in beta and only available through a limited preview program.
More information about getting started using the libraries is available here.
Mozilla adds new delivery tools to Firefox 34
When Firefox 34 is released in November, it will be bring with it a set of new developer tools such as a WebIDE, storage inspector, jQuery events, and an iframe switcher.
WebIDE is a new in-browser app development tool that lets users create Firefox OS apps from a template or existing app. The storage inspector shows users the data their page has stored in cookies. jQuery events are now supported in the Inspector event listener popup. And the iframe switcher allows users to change the frame they are debugging with the new frame selection menu.
Also expected to come with Firefox 34 is an updated profiler and a bunch of improvements to existing tools. More information is available at the Aurora channel.