Estimote, a maker of iBeacon devices, has released a new version of their mobile SDK that allows developers to build contextual computing solutions using small Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth LE or BLE) beacons called “motes”. These devices are capable of broadcasting BLE signals that can be detected by compatible smartphones to enable a variety of micro-location services.
After a first generation of wearable devices built with Android, Samsung decided to bring to market a second wave of devices based on Tizen, the open source mobile operating system developed along with Intel. Now, they have released an SDK for creating applications for such devices.
Salesforce.com is attempting to make it easier for .NET developers to consume its web services thanks to a new pair of open-source Toolkits. These Toolkits target the Force.com REST API and Chatter API and are the brainchild of Salesforce Platform Advocate Wade Wegner who talked to InfoQ about the goals and logistics of building these components.
Microsoft has released Windows Phone SDK Update for 7.8 with two new emulator images for 256 MB and 512 MB Windows Phone devices.
Android 4.0 runs both on tablets and phones, having new features for UI, communication, sharing, media, connectivity, input types and enterprise.
Google has released a YouTube SDK for .NET for those interested in programmatically accessing YouTube from a .NET or ASP.NET application. The YouTube API is built on top of Google's GData protocol, extending it with specific data classes contained in the Google.GData.YouTube namespace.
Amazon has released the AWS SDK for .NET, a set of libraries, code samples and documentation for .NET developers creating applications that use Amazon’s cloud.
The DotNetServicesRuby team, a partnership between Microsoft and Thoughtworks, announced the launch of Milestone 1 - Technology Preview of Ruby SDK for Microsoft .NET Services, a key component in Azure, the Microsoft Cloud Computing Platform.