Why Facebook wants its devs using Android

Facebook announced it will be mandating members of its team to switch to Android in an effort to better acquaint them with the world’s largest mobile platform. The company sees this as an essential piece in its efforts to reach new users in markets that are coming online for the first time. Chris Cox, Facebook’s … continue reading

Google begins shutdown of its code repository

After nine years, Google’s open-source code repository, Google Code, started closing shop today by disabling new projects and announcing the permanent shut down of the service by January 26, 2016. Google Code started as Google’s answer to SourceForge, the predominant code repository back in 2006. The reliability of SourceForge was brought into question that year … continue reading

Salesforce debuts Salesforce1, Analytics Cloud and Wear Developer Pack for Apple Watch

Salesforce has unveiled Salesforce1, Analytics Cloud and the Wear Developer Pack for Apple Watch, the most recent additions to their line of open-source wearable apps. The Salesforce Wear Developer Kit for Apple Watch will leverage Apple’s WatchKit SDK by providing starter projects and design patterns for developers to build upon. The developer pack can be … continue reading

Intel talks cross-platform Android development at AnDevCon

This fall’s Android Developer Conference in San Francisco showed developers the expanding possibilities in Android development. We caught up with Jeff McVeigh, general manager of performance client and visual computing within Intel’s Developer Products Division, at AnDevCon to discuss cross-platform development and tools as well as what it takes to create a great Android application. … continue reading

Weather by design: How Yahoo built an award-winning Android app

SD Times got an exclusive video interview with app creators Albert Song and Alex Hanuska at AnDevCon … continue reading

From spreadsheets to reference apps: A matter of utility

Dan Bricklin, co-inventor of the first electronic spreadsheet, discusses his new AlphaRef project … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Is Android’s future fragmented?

Large number of devices and versions means developers face challenges in creating Android apps … continue reading

For aspiring Android developers, a visual of the landscape

You’re ready to jump into Android development, but what platform and OS version should you focus on? … continue reading

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