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Apr 24, 2019
One of the joys of being an app developer is being able to imagine something, and then make it real: I imagined having Amazon's Alexa assistant available on my Apple Watch, and I made, calling it Voice in a Can. I developed that Apple Watch app using a Microsoft technology called Xamarin, that lets you […]
Apr 16, 2019
Over the years we have spoken to many talented Tizen Galaxy/Gear Watch Designers – such as Ayla Gokmen, Denis Miroshnikov, Mike Wickens, and John (Nucleon). Now, we add another Samsung Tizen watch face developer to add to this list, Chris Shomo from Infinity Watchfaces. The thing that caught our eye with Chris was his Fred the […]
Mar 27, 2019
Version 3.2 of Tizen Studio, the one-stop integrated solution for Tizen app development, has been released. As usual, the new version fixes a number of bugs from previous releases, and also introduces some new features to the platform. You can download the Tizen Studio v3.2 from the Tizen Developers website (link below). Tizen Studio v3.1 was […]
Mar 22, 2019
Samsung has released a new version of the Galaxy Watch Designer (GWD), the one-stop platform that lets designers build custom watch faces for Samsung smartwatches. The new version, v1.7.0 (Beta) comes with tons of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. You can download the latest edition of the GWD from Samsung developers website (link below). […]
Mar 12, 2019
Here is our monthly roundup of Tizen Apps for your smartphone. Obviously, it needs to be a Tizen phone in order to be able to download these from the Tizen store. This list is the most downloaded apps or games during February 2019 as of the published date of 7 March 2019. These are for […]
Feb 27, 2019
With the launch of the Galaxy Watch Active and its Bezel-less UX, Samsung has released guidelines for Bezel-less UX App development for Galaxy Wearables. Now, Smartwatch App developers are required to create their apps to be compatible with both bezel and bezel-less devices. With bezel devices, the app is required to use that as hardware […]
Jan 21, 2019
Tizen Studio, the all-in-one solution for Tizen app development has been updated to version 3.1. The latest version doesn't bring much changes in the functionality or features, but it fixes a number of bugs from previous releases. Also, the latest release ends support for 32 bit host for Windows and Ubuntu. Tizen Studio 3.0, with some […]
Jan 4, 2019
Scratch 3.0 is here! Haven't heard of it? Let me explain then. Scratch is , in my opinion, one of the best programming languages for kids. It makes coding simpler through bright blocks that you put together to potentially create a game, interactive story, animations and more. As well as the coding, Scratch is an […]
Dec 19, 2018
Purism, the California-based startup that makes laptop PCs, is developing a Linux-powered smartphone called Librem 5. Earlier this year, the company partnered up with UBports to offer Ubuntu Touch as a supported operating system for the smartphone, which runs Purism's Linux-based PureOS by default. The company is now shipping the Librem 5 developer kits to customers who have already placed […]
Dec 18, 2018
Amazon has been pushing Alexa skills to more developers lately. The company opened up the Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) Kit to all third-party device makers last month. Amazon has now opened up Alexa's home security features to the whole developer community. This essentially means more alarm and security camera manufacturers can now add the digital assistant’s functions […]
Dec 17, 2018
At the end of last week, a Facebook bug has been disclosed to the public as part of the company's latest privacy and security concerns that seem to have plagued the social media company during 2018.   Facebook privacy and security bugs For nearly a two week period, in September 2018, a bug in Facebooks's system allowed […]
Nov 22, 2018
A South Korea based company, named Hardkernel, has launched the world's first open-spec Gemini Lake board. Called Odroid-H2, the Intel-powered single-board computer (SBC) goes on sale at just $111. The SBC is based on Intel’s quad-core Celeron J4105 SoC, which offers 4MB cache, 700MHz Intel UHD Graphics 600, and a 10W TDP. The 4.3 inch × 4.3 inch platform doesn't ship with […]
Nov 22, 2018
Alexa's lead over its rivals in the race of smart assistants is set to get even bigger. Amazon has opened up its Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) Kit to all third-party device makers. The move will further bolster the already strong lineup of third-party Alexa-enabled devices. The software development kit was first announced in January this year.   Alexa […]
Nov 16, 2018
Raspberry have released a new version of their popular Raspberry Pi "computer" for only $25. This model is cheaper than the one released earlier this year, but still has the same processor and comes with Integrated Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The previous model, the Raspberry Pi Model B+, is $10 more expensive and the new […]
Nov 9, 2018
Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Linux on Galaxy initiative as a way for developers to code on the go. Installed as an app, Linux on Galaxy allows users to run desktop Linux software on their Galaxy smartphones in the DeX environment. Now at SDC 2018, Samsung launched a rechristened version of the app, called Linux on DeX. The app […]
Nov 9, 2018
The Gear Watch Designer app, which is used to design watch faces for Samsung smartwatches, has been updated to version 1.6.2. There are not any new features to brag about, just a bunch of bug fixes and modifications. The last version to bring some additional features was version 1.6.0. Check out the changelog for the […]
Nov 8, 2018
Last year at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC 2017), Samsung combined SmartThings, Samsung Connect, and Artik into a single platform called SmartThings Cloud. The idea was to bring all of its IoT devices and services in a centralized ecosystem and let users control them from a single app. A year later, at SDC 2018, Samsung has […]
Nov 8, 2018
It's official. Samsung has finally opened up Bixby to third-party developers. Earlier this week, we reported that the South Korean giant will launch Bixby Capsules at SDC 2018. Bixby Capsules are essentially the features or services that developers build to integrate with Bixby. Samsung has now opened the Bixby Developer Studio, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), in […]
Nov 7, 2018
Samsung's annual Samsung Developer Conference 2018 (SDC) is scheduled to start today at 10 am PST, in San Francisco. This is where the tech giant traditionally reveals some of the upcoming technologies that it will be focusing on in the near future. As well as the usual developer focused sessions, we are expecting a reveal of […]
Nov 6, 2018
One of the biggest questions surrounding Samsung’s Bixby is that when will the company open up the smart assistant to third-party developers. It seems we will have an official answer very soon at SDC 2018.   Bixby to get third-party skills Samsung is scheduled to host its annual developers conference (SDC) in San Francisco on November 7-8 #SDC18. […]
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