Topic: android

SD Times news digest: Twilio Autopilot, Hazelcast Jet 0.7, and GitHub’s Octoprenticeship

Communications platform Twilio has announced Twilio Autopilot, which is a programmable conversational AI platform that can be used to build custom bots, IVRs, and home assistant apps. Autopilot was designed to allow developers to write their applications once and deploy them to any support channel without having to write any additional code, according to the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Applitools’s new SDKs, Android background execution, and WhiteSource new funding

Applitools is expanding its visual testing platform to Cypress and Storybook, two popular software development tools. The new SDKs are designed to run visual tests instantly when developers write code. This will enable developers to discover visual bugs as soon as they are introduced, allowing them to deliver higher-quality apps faster. “Finding and fixing bugs … continue reading

Google announces new developer policies to keep data safe

Data is king in today’s software world. The insights a business gains from its data can set it up for success. However, there is a dark side to the data world, and if a business misuses, abuses or doesn’t protect the data inside its company, it can result in a loss of reputation or trust. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Intel acquires Vertex.AI, Google’s hearing aid specification for Android, and Neurala’s AI for Good competition

Intel has acquired deep learning company Vertex.AI into its Artificial Intelligence Product Group. Intel will continue to develop the deep learning framework PlaidML as an open-source project and it will soon transition it to the Apache 2.0 license. According to Intel, a priority of PlaidML will continue to be supporting a variety of hardware. Google … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Pie SDK, Contrast Security’s free DevSecOps solution, and Status partners with Nim

Following this week’s announcement of Android 9 Pie, Google is releasing a new Android SDK that offers more Kotlin features. According to the company, Android developers often run into problems with the Java programming language when accessing a null reference. Kotlin addresses this problem by providing nullable and non-nullable types in the type system, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CI/CD for Arm developers, Cloudability’s Jira Rightsizing integration, and Microsoft’s ML.NET 0.3

Shippable has announced it is collaborating with Arm and Packet to bring a continuous integration and delivery solution to Arm developers. Through the new partnership, Shippable will host the CI/CD solution and will leverage on-demand Arm-based machines from Packet’s cloud. According to Shippable, as adoption and interest in Armv8-A architecture continues to grow, developers need … continue reading

Android P Beta 3 is now available

The Android Development Team has begun rolling out the third Android P beta. According to the company, this beta release is very close to what the final version of the upcoming operating system will look like. Android P Beta 3 features the latest bug fixes and optimizations for stability and polish. The preview released yesterday … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation releases open-source jobs report, Android Studio 3.2 beta and Rust 1.27

The Linux Foundation in collaboration with Dice.com has revealed the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report. The report is designed to examine trends in open-source careers as well as find out which skills are the most in demand. Key findings included 83 percent of hiring managers believes hiring open source talet is a priority and Linux … continue reading

Google introduces new biometric authentication API for Android P

Google is looking to improve biometrics in its upcoming operating system Android P. The company announced developers can start using the BiometricPrompt API to integrate biometric authentication into their apps. According to Google, biometrics are an important part to keeping users safe. Apps and devices typically utilize knowledge factors, possession factors and biometrics factors for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android APKs, GitHub Education, and NGINX funding

Google has added a small amount of security metadata on APKs in order to verify which APKs were distributed by Google Play. This comes after it announced last year that it would be making updates to app security to verify authenticity. The company will be able to determine authenticity when a device is offline, add … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Office 365 updates, Samsung NEXT Q Fund, and Google’s policy changes in Android P

Microsoft wants to provide users with a better experience. The company announced it is redesigning Office 365.   According to the company, the changes were inspired by changes to work culture and are designed to provide a balance between power and simplicity. To guide the updates, Microsoft created a set of “The Three Cs,” which stand … continue reading

SD Times news digest: BrowserStack’s open-source program, Tableau acquires AI startup, and TigerGraph’s free graph database

Web and mobile app testing platform provider BrowserStack has announced a new open-source program to provide free open-source software testing on the BrowserStack Real Device Cloud. According to the company, the goal is to provide open-source developers with tools and infrastructure for speed, accuracy and scale. “BrowserStack is committed to strengthening our ties with the … continue reading

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