Topic: ios

Calling an Uber just got easier with Google Maps’ new update

Navigating a major city can be challenging for even the full-time city dweller, and Google wants to change that with its updated ride services experience, which allows people to book an Uber directly from Google Maps without leaving the application. Last year, Google introduced the new ride services mode to Google Maps, giving users the … continue reading

Apple’s PDFKit changes, Tor Project/Firefox collaboration continues, and Linux 4.10 rc2: SD Times news digest—Jan. 4, 2017

According to a report confirmed by Apple Insider, Apple has rewritten the PDFKit framework in macOS 10.12 Sierra, with an implementation of a common core with iOS and macOS, ultimately causing numerous issues for software that relies on PDFKit. In Apple Insider’s report, third-party developers have voiced their complaints, including Jon Ashwell, developer of the … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Kickstarter Android and iOS

The popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter has announced it is bringing its Android and iOS apps to open source. According to the Kickstarter engineering team, while building and maintaining features for their apps they have adopted functional programming techniques and written well-tested code. They decided to open-source the apps to share their experience and benefits with … continue reading

Apple’s new MacBook Pro, Datadog reveals machine learning feature, and IBM and Slack bring Watson to developers—SD Times news digest: Oct. 28, 2016

Apple’s launch event introduced the company’s new MacBook Pro, which comes with a new Touch Bar (a multi-touch glass strip built into the keyboard for instant access of tools). For the first time, Touch ID is available on the Mac. The new model includes high-performance processors, better storage, and better graphics. Speakers have been redesigned … continue reading

Node-RED moves to the JS Foundation, making STEM great again, and Blockly for iOS developer preview—SD Times news digest: Oct. 17, 2016

The Linux Foundation announced this morning the JS Foundation, a new Linux Foundation project to foster the JavaScript community. As part of the JS Foundation, IBM is contributing Node-RED as one of the core projects. Node-RED is a homegrown IBM project designed to be a visual tool for the Internet of Things (IoT). Coming to … continue reading

Verily’s Debug Project, Nexedi to sue Apple, and Verizon wants a discount from Yahoo—SD Times news digest: Oct. 7, 2016

Verily is stepping up its debugging game by focusing on eliminating a real, dangerous bug: the mosquito. At the end of 2014, Google started exploring what it could do about problems caused by mosquitos. At the same time, Verily (initially Google Life Sciences) was founded to solve the problems of preventing disease on a global scale, … continue reading

OutSystems 10 extends platform, MOSS supports four open-source projects, and TIBCO’s open-source IoT solution available—SD Times news digest: Oct. 4, 2016

OutSystems announced the availability of OutSystems 10, a low-code application development platform that allows developers to build secure and scalable apps. OutSystems 10 extends the platform’s application development capabilities for on-premise and cloud-based environments. It also introduces seven new capabilities that accelerate the time it takes to build mobile apps. For instance, developers can drag … continue reading

Apache CouchDB 2.0, CA to acquire BlazeMeter, and Datadog’s APM extension—SD Times news digest: Sept. 21, 2016

The open-source database Apache CouchDB has hit version 2.0. CouchDB is designed to scale from Big Data apps to mobile devices. “CouchDB 2.0 finally fulfills the project’s original vision to bring reliable data sync to Big Data and Mobile in one seamless solution,” said Jan Lehnardt, vice president of Apache CouchDB. “The team has been … continue reading

iOS 10 disrupts testing and development plans for software teams

The official iOS 10 release date was right on the heels of the new iPhone 7 launch, bringing new functionality and productivity features to its users. While there is some hesitation from users in adopting the new operating system, Apple’s milestone release is mainly shaping up to be quite a headache for developers and testers, … continue reading

GitLab’s master plan, Sentinet 4.8 released, and MySQL 8.0—SD Times news digest: Sept. 13, 2016

Today, GitLab announced a US$20 million Series B funding from investors August Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Y Combinator. This follows its previous round of funding from last September. With the funding, GitLab is bringing issues, wikis, code review, Continuous Integration and Deployment into one single user interface. Its latest release of Issue Boards and merge … continue reading

Skippbox brings Kubernetes management to iOS

Kubernetes is going mobile, thanks to Cabin. Kubernetes-focused company Skippbox announced that it would debut its Cabin management tool tomorrow at the Kubernetes meetup in San Francisco. Cabin is a mobile application that allows users to manage and configure Kubernetes from an iOS device. Sebastien Goasguen, founder of Skippbox, said, “With its key primitives for … continue reading

Vision Mobile’s state of the developer nation report, Android SDK and Lyft Button, and Apple announces App Store changes—SD Times news digest: Sept. 2, 2016

Developers’ interest in Android is increasing, according to a new developer report from Vision Mobile. The report, “Developer Economics: The State of the Developer Nation Q3 2016,” found that 47% of developers are prioritizing Android in their development efforts, which is up 7% from the last six months. As a result, the number of developers … continue reading

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