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  • Scandy is bringing 3D scanning to Android phones near you

    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 company is using 3D sensors from pmd to get 0.3mm feature precision, putting resolutions from far more expensive machines in the hands of consumers. Read More

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

    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 wide-scale launch of an SDK targeted at hackers, makers and researchers that will accompany his October launch. That’s the first of a three-phase rollout for the software development kit. Read More

  • Microsoft brings Skype to businesses’ iOS and Android apps

    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 messaging, audio and voice capabilities into their own mobile applications. The idea is to allow Skype to power the communications experience inside applications, so developers can focus on building… Read More

  • Skyhook Wireless brings location services to wearables in a petite package

    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 in an extremely small code footprint. The challenge with wearables when it comes to location is that there isn’t a lot of real estate inside them and thus they tend to have underpowered… Read More

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

    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 white labels and SDKs. “Uber for X” toolkits have indeed become a force to reckon with. Small businesses increasingly rely on “ready to use” frameworks rather than opting… Read More

  • Rollout.io Puts Mobile Developers Back In Control Of Their Apps

    Rollout.io Puts Mobile Developers Back In Control Of Their Apps

    A new startup, Rollout.io, 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 the fly. This service aims to address a common problem app developers today face. That is, when there are critical bugs or other issues that need to be fixed, the process of actually getting… Read More

  • Taking The Mystery Out Of SDKs With Open Source Crunch Network

    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 third-party SDK into your codebase. This much-maligned piece of software drives developers, operations and marketers alike up the wall. Are SDKs quite the dirty word, though? Read More

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

    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 introduced the new “Amazon Fling” service. Available as an SDK for iOS and Android applications, Amazon Fling allows developers to build apps that can send media content to Amazon’s Fire… Read More

  • Location Technology Startup SocialRadar Buys Gridskippr, Rolls Out SDK

    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 targeted mobile advertising company founded last August. Terms of the all-stock deal were not revealed, but the two companies had already been working closely together over the past year to… Read More

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