Microsoft has announced that the Epic Games Store and Amazon Appstore are coming to its storefront in Windows 11 soon. Two competitors to Microsoft Edge have made it to the Microsoft Store already.
Apple has announced that it will soon allow reader apps to link to their websites and make purchases. The change follows the ruling from a recently closed Japan Fair Trade Commission investigation.
As part of the agreement between Apple and developers, several rules that govern Apple's App Store are being changed. Now, developers can finally contact users about payment outside of their apps.
Google has released Android 12 Beta 4. The OS has now reached Platform Stability which means that APIs and app-facing behaviors have been finalized. Developers should now focus on testing their apps.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 for Mac as a private preview. It comes with a native macOS UI and it also functions more closely to the Window version of Visual Studio 2022.
Developers now have up until March 31, 2022, to integrate Google Play billing into their apps if they sell digital goods. However, developers will have to file an appeal for an extension.
Huawei has launched HMS Core 6.0. It updates lots of technologies that developers can utilise when building apps to improve the user's experience. This update improves media, graphics and more.
Google has revealed its Android Game Development Kit (AGDK), which is a set of tools and libraries to make game development easier and optimize the delivery and performance of games.
Microsoft has announced that it is suspending the SQL Server on Windows Containers Beta program due to ecosystem challenges and usage patterns. It has recommended the Linux counterpart instead.
Microsoft has announced that from July 28, developers can opt to use third-party payment mechanisms in their apps without paying the company any fee. This is in stark contrast to Google and Apple.
Google has started notifying developers that they can now enroll in 15% Play Store commissions for earnings less than $1 million in yearly revenue. The formal kickoff date is July 1.
Microsoft's Windows Community Toolkit simplifies the process of building UWP and .NET apps. Version 7.0 of the utility sports a new MVVM library and improved notification support, among other things.
Google has announced that it's reducing the commission Play Store developers have to pay from 30% to 15% for revenue numbers below $1 million. Apple made a similar move late last year.
Google has released the new Jetpack TIles library which allows Wear OS developers to create their own custom Tiles. Users will be able to install new Tiles later in the spring after a platform update.
Google has made its Sleep API publicly available on Android so that third-party developers can use it inside their apps. The firm said that the API is more power-efficient at tracking user's sleep.
Multiple developers have recently complained about their submissions being rejected from the App Store with Apple stating that the app contains "irrationally high prices" set by the developer.
Google has announced that Android Auto app developers can now launch their apps to a wider audience by selecting an open testing track in the Play Console. It'll soon open these apps for everyone.
Microsoft just doubled down on Win32, creating new ways to consume Win32 APIs in programming languages other than C or C++. Project win32metadata makes it easier to call Win32 APIs for developers.
2020 ends in a few days, which makes now the perfect time to take a look back at some events and happenings in the tech landscape which caught us off-guard, for better or for worse.
Google's letting members of the public submit code to its Fuchsia operating system repositories. The firm has been working on Fuchsia since 2016 and this move could speed up development.
The latest Android Studio is now available in the Canary channel. The release brings a new version and codename of "Arctic Fox". Under the previous versioning system, this would have been version 4.3.
The GNOME project has announced Circle, a programme that it hopes will allow it to build its developer outreach. Circle lowers the barriers for developers that want to be a part of the GNOME project.
Google has announced some changes that Android app developers will need to implement next year. They include switching to the newer Android App Bundle publishing format to decrease download sizes.
A report details that Google Stadia is missing indie gaming titles and exclusives due to Google not offering enough incentives to developers. Many developers are also wary of Stadia's future.
Google has announced that it's bringing Android 10 to Android TV. To accompany the launch, it also announced the ADT-3, a new developer-oriented Android TV device which can be used to test software.
KaiOS Technologies has announced the official launch of the KaiOS Developer Portal. The portal contains a lot of useful content for developers to get started building their own KaiOS apps.
Properly supported web experiences for the foldables form factor are something Microsoft believes still offers challenges. The tech giant has proposed a new API which aims to address these.
The code hosting platform announced the acquisition of Dependabot and a slew of new security features. The company also unveiled a new way for users to financially support open source projects.
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Google has released new specifications for app icons being used on the Google Play Store. It hopes that it can bring more uniformity to the Google Play Store to improve the experience.
Google has announced deadlines for developers to update their apps or submit new ones in accordance with its latest security guidelines. New apps will have to target API level 28 or higher soon.
Google today announced the launch of a new top-level domain aimed at developers, designers, and more. It will officially launch at the end of the month, but you can get it right now at an extra cost.
Google has announced that it rejected 55% more Android submissions in 2018 than in 2017, and that it will continue to strengthen its review process and developer policies to fight bad actors.
Google has announced the unveiling of its paid translation service for Android developers, which will allow businesses to have their apps quickly localized by professional translators at a low cost.
Google has announced deadlines for its transition to 64-bit applications in the Play Store. It is important to note that unlike Apple, support for 32-bit applications has not been phased out.
Google has announced that apps which access Call Logs or SMS without permission from the company will be removed over the next few weeks. Developers have been asked to modify their apps in some cases.
Microsoft's promised revenue split for app developers, which was announced in May of last year, still hasn't come into effect, according to a new report. The company says it needs more time.
Alongside the first preview of .NET Core 3.0, Microsoft is also releasing Visual Studio 2019 in preview form, bringing an improved UI and a bunch of other changes to the coding experience.
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Microsoft has announced the release of the Windows UI Library Preview, which facilitates UWP app developers by cutting ties with SDK releases, and opting for more flexibility using NuGet packages.