Topic: mobile apps

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Electrode

Walmart isn’t only known for slashing prices. It’s also known for its tech division, WalmartLabs, which has developed several open-source projects, including this week’s GitHub project of the week: Electrode. Walmart serves nearly 260 million customers who visit its 11,504 stores. Knowing that technology and software is always changing, Walmart has been ramping up its … continue reading

Amazon’s AI challenge, beta 10 of C#/XAML for HTML5, and Rust 1.12 released—SD Times news digest: Sept. 30, 2016

Amazon is hosting its annual competition for university students who are passionate about accelerating the field of artificial intelligence. The challenge this year is focused on developing a social bot, which Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can use to communicate with humans on popular topics or events. For this challenge, teams will have to work in … continue reading

Tableau shifts focus to developers, introduces new APIs and developer portal

Tableau wants to help developers find new ways to understand data. On the heels of its latest release of Tableau 10, the data visualization company has made new APIs available that allow developers to connect and integrate Tableau into their applications. While the company is traditionally centered on business users, Tableau recently decided to ramp … continue reading

NVIDIA and TomTom develop AI, CA Technologies reports on digital transformations, and FileMaker announces new cloud platform—SD Times news digest: Sept. 28, 2016

NVIDIA and TomTom are partnering to develop a new artificial intelligence service that can create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars. The system uses TomTom’s HD map coverage, and it uses the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 computing platform. The solution accelerates support for real-time in-vehicle localization and mapping for driving a vehicle on highways. … continue reading

Yahoo’s security, CommitStrip’s developer comic book, and Citus MX in private beta—SD Times news digest: Sept. 23, 2016

After a recent investigation surfaced regarding Yahoo’s network hack that resulted in at least 500 million user accounts being stolen, Yahoo released a statement on its Tumblr to discuss what actions it’s taking to protect its users. To start, Bob Lord, chief information security officer of Yahoo, wrote in an e-mail that the company is … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Paper Planes

Some open-source projects start with a simple question and a little curiosity. Paper Planes, an Android app that augments existing web technology with native Android Nougat features, is no exception. Active Theory and a team from Android worked together on an experiment that turned into an interactive app that allows users to catch and throw … continue reading

Android Studio 2.2 focuses on ‘speed, smarts and Android support’

Google announced the stable availability of Android Studio 2.2 today, the latest release of its IDE for Android developers. This release comes with a few major enhancements, including evolved Android Frameworks, a new layout manager, and a few beta features. According to Jamal Eason, product manager for Android, this release has three major themes: speed, … continue reading

Report: Consumer-grade software is new standard for today’s apps

New findings from a ScaleArc survey determined that more than three-quarters of IT decision-makers agree that consumer grade is the new standard for applications because it is more reliable than enterprise software. The report from ScaleArc, a provider of database load balancing software, comes from its annual survey of 528 IT decision-makers. Of those surveyed, 78% … continue reading

Google to remove Chrome support, Microsoft acquires Genee, and the U.S. DOE launches EQUIP program—SD Times news digest: Aug. 22, 2016

Google is beginning its move away from the Chrome apps platform by removing support for packed and hosted apps from Chrome on Linux, Mac and Windows over the course of the next two years. According to Google’s Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, vice president of product management, approximately 1% of users on Linux, Mac and Windows actively use … continue reading

Applause mobile retail app report finds retailers need to embrace digital strategies

Applause released its third annual mobile retail apps report today, which highlighted what some of the top retail apps are doing right, and where some mobile apps fell short. However, the overall score of these mobile apps show development teams how far retailers still need to go to meet the needs of the user. ARC … continue reading

Apple acquires AI startup, the DAPRA Cyber Grand Challenge winner, Pokémon GO’s revenue, and Delta’s global computer outage—SD Times news digest: August 8, 2016

According to multiple reports, Apple has acquired artificial intelligence startup Turi for roughly US$200 million. Apple uses AI technology for Siri, but lately the company has been ramping up its efforts in AI, which makes purchasing the Seattle-based company Turi a helpful move, according to Market Watch. Turi aims to help developers and data scientists build intelligent apps … continue reading

Appmobi Protection Center launched, Sauce Labs taps into Sumo Logic machine data analytics, and Apigee Edge API’s new capabilities—SD Times news digest: July 28, 2016

Appmobi today announced the launch of Appmobi Protection Center, a mobile security solution that detects and resolves attacks at an app level. Appmobi Protection Center was built to defend against threats like code injections, login attempts, and reverse engineering, the company said. The protection center gives IT teams the ability to define actionable rules so … continue reading

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