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SD Times news digest: Google’s new app icon specification, Android Q’s restrictions on how apps access network information, and SUSE is now its own company

Google has introduced a new design specification for app icons. App developers will be able to submit new icons to the Google Play Console starting in early April. After May 1, developers will no longer be able to submit icons that do not meet the new specifications. By June 24, all icons, new and old, … continue reading

Android Q will come with new capabilities for protecting location data

The upcoming release of Google’s operating system was unveiled this week, and the company is now giving insights into how it will handle location data and what that will mean for developers. According to the company, while location data can be imperative to giving users recommendations based on where they are, it is also a … continue reading

GSCXScanner aims to reduce iOS accessibility issues

Google is always trying to create new ways to improve accessibility issues with technology. This time, they are lending a hand to app developers by launching a new open-source project called Accessibility Scanner for iOS, otherwise known as GSCXScanner. GSCXScanner aims to help developers located and fix accessibility issues within apps during the development lifecycle. … continue reading

Google unveils the next version of Android

The upcoming version of Google’s mobile operating system Android is now available for early adopters and developers. Early adopters can access Beta 1 of Android Q by enrolling any Pixel device and developers will have access through a preview SDK. According to Google, the release continues to focus on security and privacy by including work … continue reading

Google makes strides with promoting data openness

There are a number of published datasets available on the web for developers and researchers to take advantage of, experiment with, and build interesting solutions from. However, just because a dataset is open and available doesn’t mean it will necessarily be useful. To make data more accessible and beneficial to the industry, Google has committed … continue reading

TensorFlow to expand AI capabilities into mobile, IoT, JavaScript

It has been three years since the open-source machine learning platform TensorFlow was launched, and now the team is announcing new and ambitious plans for the AI library. The TensorFlow Developer Summit took place in Sunnyvale, CA this week, where the TensorFlow team announced the alpha version of Tensor 2.0, TensorFlow.js 1.0, TensorFlow Lite and … continue reading

Report: React is gaining in popularity, but Angular remains in the lead

JavaScript remains one of the most popular and most-used programming languages today, with a wide variety of frameworks out there to help developers build solutions with the language. Presently, the two most popular JavaScript frameworks are Facebook’s open-source React and Google’s open-source Angular. Angular has been viewed as the number one front-end web development framework … continue reading

Google focuses on accessibility and compatibility for the future of Android

The future of Android-powered devices includes greater accessibility to the broader features of its mobile operating system. Google laid out its plan for upcoming developments and features in the Android ecosystem during MWC Barcelona this week. In addition to highlighting new kinds of hardware, such as the folding-screen smartphones from Samsung and Huawei, the company … continue reading

Developers get new top-level domain to build communities and showcase their work

Google is dedicating a new top-level domain (TLD) to the people who helped build the web: developers. With .dev, developers will be able to build communities, learn new technology and showcase their projects. “Developers, designers, writers and architects: you built the web. You make it possible for the billions of people online today to do … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon Neo-AI, Google+ sunsetting and FIDO’s authentication report

After announcing machine learning capability Amazon SageMaker Neo at re:Invent last year, Amazon has released the source code of that project as Neo-AI, an open-source project under the Apache Software License. By open sourcing the code, Amazon hopes to allow vendors and developers to bring new innovations in machine learning to a variety of platforms. … continue reading

How enterprises will embrace “APIfication” this year

APIs are not new to software development, but Google believes they are becoming more important. According to the company, as the API space continues to evolve, enterprises are headed towards an “APIfication” future — one where APIs will become an essential part of how their software operates. “APIs have come a long way from the … continue reading

Google releases serverless NoSQL document database

Google Cloud is on the path towards a serverless future with the general availability release of its serverless NoSQL document database solution Cloud Firestore. The solution leverages cloud-native technologies to provide the ability for users to store, sync and query data for their web, mobile and IoT apps. Features include live synchronization, offline support and … continue reading

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