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  • LaunchKit Now Helps Developers Keep Track Of Their App Store Sales

    LaunchKit Now Helps Developers Keep Track Of Their App Store Sales

    LaunchKit, which aims to give developers a tool set that makes launching new apps easier, announced its newest service this week. The free LaunchKit App Store Sales Reporter helps developers track the sales they generate from Apple’s App Store (just like its name implies). Instead of building a complex dashboard that developers can then obsess about every day, the team decided to use… Read More

  • Aria Adds Gesture Control to Android Wear

    The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

    The Aria is an add-on band that measures movement in the wrist to control smart watches with finger gestures. Compatible with Android Wear and the Pebble Time, their module slots in to an existing band and lets you move through a watch’s interface without tapping the screen or using controls on the side of the watch face. Read More

  • Oculus Connect 2 Will Give Developers What They Need For Consumer Rift Launch

    Oculus Connect 2 Will Give Developers What They Need For Consumer Rift Launch

    Oculus is hosting its second annual primary developer conference between September 23 and 25, the company announced today. The big show, called ‘Connect 2′ in keeping with the original event last September, will feature keynote presentations from Oculus execs Michael Abrash, John Carmack and Brendan Iribe, and will also provide “everything developers need to know to launch on… Read More

  • Mapbox Takes On Apple With An SDK To Put Maps Into iOS Apps

    Mapbox Takes On Apple With An SDK To Put Maps Into iOS Apps

    The impending sale of Nokia’s Here mapping division has put a sharp focus on the role that location and maps in particular are playing in the mobile world. And while we are seeing a number of big names emerge as potential Here suitors — they include the likes of Baidu, Uber, Facebook and more — an upstart in San Francisco is hoping to provide its own viable — and… Read More

  • Microsoft Drops Yet Another Windows 10 Build, Promises More Stability And Polish

    Microsoft Drops Yet Another Windows 10 Build, Promises More Stability And Polish

    Microsoft is at it again today, with a new Windows 10 build. The operating system, due out this summer, has reached something akin to an inflection point: Microsoft appears now more focused on smoothing out the code than adding new features to the software. The build is for subscribers of the ‘fast ring’ of the Windows Insider program. On the front, I asked Microsoft if it has… Read More

  • Algolia Grabs $18.3 Million From Accel For Its Search API On Steroids

    Algolia Grabs $18.3 Million From Accel For Its Search API On Steroids

    Real-time search-as-a-service provider Algolia just raised $18.3 million with Accel Partners leading the round — Philippe Botteri will join the board. This represents some serious funding following Algolia’s $1.2 million second seed round. As a reminder, Algolia makes your website’s search box suck less. It feels like using OS X’s Spotlight feature on the… Read More

  • A Developer’s Guide To The Wild West Of App Discovery

    A Developer’s Guide To The Wild West Of App Discovery

    It’s hard as hell to launch a consumer mobile app these days. Manage to build a stellar product that answers a true need? You can pretty much count on the Google/Apple duopoly and poor structure of both app stores to bury your work along with the overwhelming majority of apps wallowing on each platform. Read More

  • OpenStack Embraces Containers

    OpenStack Embraces Containers

    The recent interest in containers has often been perceived as a threat (or at least an alternative) to OpenStack, the open source cloud computing infrastructure platform founded by RackSpace and NASA in 2010. Containers — and container management platforms like Mesosphere, Kubernetes and others — could negate the need for a OpenStack, the thinking goes, because they could manage… Read More

  • Authy Launches Simplified Two-Factor Authentication

    Authy Launches Simplified Two-Factor Authentication

    Authy, the two-factor authentication startup recently acquired by Twilio, announced its newest product at its parent company’s Signal developer conference today. Authy’s new OneTouch authentication service makes two-factor authentication about as painless as possible. Instead of having to enter a code that’s generated on your phone into a web form, OneTouch simply sends a… Read More