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Google's latest figures show that Android 5.x builds have now been installed on 18.1% of active devices - but while all other versions dropped in usage, Android 4.4 KitKat actually saw an increase.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer confirmed that the 'Xbox parity clause' is a thing of the past. The company now prefers to work alongside indie devs to make their games better, no matter when they launch.
Microsoft has registered a handful of new domain names recently that are all targeted at Apple developers, including the likes of Microsoftlovesappledevelopers.com.
The next version of Android is said to offer more control over what information can be accessed by apps, allowing users to deny permissions for specific data, such as photos, contacts and location.
Valve is now allowing developers to ban players from their Steam games if they cheat or misbehave within a game. It's difficult to predict what kind of impact this will have on the service.
Microsoft has announced today several updates to the Windows Store that will help make it easier for developers to distribute apps with the new store in Windows 10.
After rolling out the first beta of iOS 8.4 to developers a fortnight ago, which included the company's new Music app, Apple has now released 8.4 Beta 2, alongside Public Beta 1, and Xcode 6.4 Beta 2.
Apple has announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco from June 8 to 12, and devs can now apply for the chance to buy tickets for the event priced at $1,599.
Earlier today, Microsoft released build 10049 to Windows Insiders and according to the release notes, if you are a developer, it is recommended that you wait until a patch is released before updating.
Epic has announced an unprecedented price reduction in its game development engine, Unreal Engine 4, cutting dow the price from $19/month to free and this includes free updates too.
Microsoft has updated its web-based tool used for developing for Windows and Windows Phone. The update adds a lot of new features and improvements including 8 new fully customizable theme templates.
Google's latest figures show that Android 5.0 has made it on to just 1.6% of all Android devices - but over 44% remain on Jelly Bean, while KitKat has also grown slightly compared with last month.
Microsoft and Unity have teamed up to offer cash prizes of up to $10,000 to Unity game developers who participate in the Windows Game Developer Contest which runs till 20 March 2015.
Apple has announced that its App Store has broken some pretty impressive records in terms of sales in 2015. The company has shared some interesting statistics with the public in its press release.
Intel has imposed self-censorship on its bloggers in response to new Russian laws, which requires journalists and bloggers to register with the government and restricts what they publish.
The Windows maker wants to convince devs to join it's platforms this holiday season by highlighting success stories, development tools and what it claims is a great financial opportunity.
Google continues its efforts to eradicate piracy after facing harsh criticism. The latest includes removing Pirate Bay related apps from the store, much to the dismay of the respective developers.
Microsoft is currently in a tight spot as furious indie game developers barrage the company for not paying them their overdue payments. ID@Xbox has issued a statement which explains the issue.
Microsoft has sent out an email stating that starting next year, you will not be able to unlock a Windows Phone 7 device for app testing as the support for that feature is ending.
Mozilla has announced that it is launching a new web browser designed exclusively around developers' needs, and which it says will 'make life easier' for devs, helping them to become more productive.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of new Office 365 APIs for developers on various platforms including Windows, iOS and Android, in addition to the web.
Three months after announcing that it was working on Visual Studio 2013 Update 4, Microsoft made the Release Candidate for the new update available today, bringing various bug fixes and improvements.
Since the smartphone era started, the message has been of an app 'gold rush'. But it looks like that time has passed, and the bigger app development businesses are dominating.
Mozilla has launched its new 'Flame' developer handset - featuring a dual-core Snapdragon 200, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and 854x480px display - which it calls "a milestone in Firefox OS device releases."
Microsoft has announced that all developers can now respond to Windows Phone app reviews directly, although there are still some limitations on exactly which reviews can be replied to.
Samsung has ditched plans to launch its first Tizen phone this quarter, hinting at a lack of apps on the platform - just weeks after it cancelled the phone's appearance at a Tizen developer event.
Developers with hardware expertise and great ideas for the modular smartphone project can now apply to receive dev units, as Google continues its efforts to turn the project into a production reality.
HealthKit, a healthcare software developer, has criticised Apple for using the same name to brand its new iOS 8 health tools, saying: "Are they so big that they are above doing a Google search?"
CEO John Chen says BlackBerry can't compete effectively against its rivals for developers - and even admits that he may not be the best person for the job - but insists that BlackBerry isn't dead yet.
Windows Phone 8.1 is now available for users on the 'Preview for Developers' program. But if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late - and we've got the info to help you on your way.
Nokia has announced it has released version 1.1 of its Imaging SDK for Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps and is promoting it with a contest that will reward the winner with a zero gravity experience.
An independent games studio has praised the Xbox One, calling it "the most appealing console platform" to develop for, adding that "diving into the Xbox One universe has been super easy" for them.
Microsoft has announced the first 32 independent developers approved to its ID@Xbox self-publishing program for Xbox One, though the program will eventually be open to all independent developers.
Following the Instagram launch last week, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore claimed that the end of this year would mark "the ending of the app-gap for Windows Phone". We think he's wrong - and here's why.
Microsoft is teaming up with Awwwards to recognize developers who have written clean code and are helping to lead the way with modern browsing standards.
Microsoft has announced that it has unified the developer registration process for the Windows Phone and Windows store and made it more cost effective for developers who want to build apps for Windows
Nokia has announced that it will be launching its premier Windows Phone rewards program, DVLUP, in more than 20 countries to increase visibility of apps created by indie developers.
A number of software developers took to Microsoft's official Windows blog to voice their displeasure at the company's decision to only release the RTM build of Windows 8.1 to OEMs for now.
GitHub, a major sharing site for developers, has been targeted for a Denial of Service attack. At present there is no clear evidence on what individual or groups are responsible for the action.
A security researcher based in London has stepped forward and claimed responsibility for the hack that occurred almost a week ago on the Apple Developers website, which is still down.
We take a look back in pictures at the day 1 keynote address at Microsoft's BUILD developer conference in San Francisco, featuring Steve Ballmer, small tablets, Bing, and big giveaways for attendees.
Microsoft has paid tribute to the tireless efforts of web developers the world over in a rather lovely, amusing video, giving them the credit they deserve for creating the web we know and love.
Apple has announced that its WWDC kicks off between June 10th-14th and will take place in San Francisco to talk about the future of iOS and OS X at Moscone West and tickets go on sale tomorrow.
Google are holding their I/O 2013 conference next month in San Francisco and there may be a special treat for those developers who signed up to the Glass "Explorers" programme. Google gave deep pocketed developers...
Google has made a bit of a boob(le) and the sent personal information of users who purchased an app to the developer of that app; and it's enough for the dev to contact the users directly.
Developers received a handout of $8 billion, up from $6.5 billion three months ago which netted Apple around $3.5 billion in revenue and continues to show that iOS is a profitable platform for devs.
Microsoft is again making a large push to help web developers with the launch of Modern.IE to help web developers code more efficiently and is giving away three months of access to Browser Stack.