Amazon opens up access to developer tools for adding Alexa to commercial products

Amazon wants to make its virtual assistant Alexa available on more devices, instead of just its own hardware. To that end, the company today is broadly opening up access to developer tools that will a’s Rox lets app developers deploy new features safely – just like the big guys do, a company that had developed technology that allowed mobile app developers to update their apps without having to go through the App Store approval process, is now entering a new business

Google now lets hardware developers tinker with its Assistant

Google has long said that it wants to open up its Assistant to a broader ecosystem of hardware companies and developers. Today it's taking a major step in this direction with the launch of the Google

Scandy is bringing 3D scanning to Android phones near you

Not content with letting you 3D print your images on demand, Scandy is today launching a beta program for its $500 device to make it easy to scan objects in 3D, all from your Android device. The compa

Anki is opening Cozmo’s SDK to makers, developers and educators

We’re still a few months away from when Cozmo’s first set to open his Pixar-inspired eyes to the world, but Anki’s already revealing some big plans for its little robot, starting with a wid

Microsoft brings Skype to businesses’ iOS and Android apps

Microsoft is further opening up Skype to businesses. On Thursday, the company launched its Skype for Business SDK – tools which allow iOS and Android developers to integrate Skype’s messag

Skyhook Wireless brings location services to wearables in a petite package

Skyhook Wireless has been working on location technology for longer than many of the biggest names in smartphones have been around. Today it launched a new SDK aimed at bringing location to wearables

It’s the end of “euphoric times” for custom app developers

For the first time in about eight years, we saw a decline in the small business customer base of app developers (in terms of revenue and per-project value). The primary reason cited is the rise of whi Puts Mobile Developers Back In Control Of Their Apps

A new startup,, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2015 wants to put mobile app developers back in control of their software by allowing them to make code-level changes on

Taking The Mystery Out Of SDKs With Open Source

Mobile SDKs are, for most publishers, a necessary evil. Whether you're trying to integrate analytics, cross-promotion, tracking, monetization or payments, your first step is most often to inject a thi

Amazon Introduces “Amazon Fling,” A Developer Toolkit For Sending Media From Mobile Apps To Fire TV

Amid a slew of developer-focused announcements from Amazon today focused on things like using AWS for app testing, and the arrival of a new API Gateway service, for example, the company also introduc

Location Technology Startup SocialRadar Buys Gridskippr, Rolls Out SDK

SocialRadar, the location-based social app created by former Blackboard co-founder and CEO Michael Chasen and backed by $12.8 million, is announcing the acquisition of Baltimore-based Gridskippr, a ta

Misfit Launches An SDK For Its Sleep And Activity Tracking, Including Shine Enterprise Partners

Activity tracking and wellness startup Misfit continues to diversify its operation away from being a straightforward hardware play, with a new software development kit announced today. The Misfit Dev

PayPal Makes Good On Its Braintree Acquisition With Launch Of New Developer Tools, The Braintree SDK

Payments gateway Braintree is making its first significant product announcement since its acquisition by PayPal last year, with the launch of a jointly developed Braintree SDK (software development ki

Telenav Takes On Google With New OpenStreetMap-Based Offline Navigation SDK

Telenav has made a large investment in the crowdsourced OpenStreetMap (OSM) project and currently employs the project’s founder Steve Coast. With the help of this, the company hopes to take on G

SRCH2 Brings Its Fast, Google-Like Search Technology To Android Developers And Consumers

<a target="_blank" href="">SRCH2</a>, an enterprise software company founded by ex-Googlers and Stanford PhD's and focused on building faster, more efficient search technology, is expa

Samsung Releases SDK For Galaxy Gear 2 & Gear Neo

Samsung has just released an SDK for its Tizen-based smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear Neo, in the hopes that developers will pick up its wearable baton and run with it.

Google Play Games Gets Virtual Gifts, Cross-Platform iOS And Android Multiplayer Support

Google has announced some new updates for its Google Play Games cross-platform SDK for game devs, and they should make it a lot easier for developers working on titles aimed at iOS, Android and the we

Linkify’s SDK Wants To Make Mobile Searches Less Cumbersome

Performing Web searches on a mobile devices is often a fiddly experience that involves flipping between multiple apps and tabs in a single window. (I often end up juggling my smartphone and tablet to

Fleksy Launches Its First SDK Partners On iOS To Demo The Power Of Third-Party Keyboards

San Francisco-based Fleksy has launched its in-app SDK integration for iOS via four new partners who implement the software in their own apps today. These include Launch Center Pro, Wordbox, GV Connec
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