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How Facebook Designed its Android App for Emerging Markets

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 15, 2016

In order to fulfill its vision of connecting the Earth, Facebook has designed its Facebook Lite app for Android to make it optimized for use in emerging markets, Facebook engineer Gautam Roy explained.

Android N Includes Multi-window, Java 8, Enhanced Notifications

by Abel Avram on  Mar 10, 2016

Google has made available an early preview of Android N targeted specifically at developers. Android N Preview comes 10 weeks earlier compared with its predecessor, Android M Preview. Google’s desire is to get earlier feedback from developers to have enough time to incorporate the changes into it.

MyShake Mobile App Builds an Internet-of-Things Seismic Measurement Community

by Kevin Farnham on  Mar 07, 2016

MyShake is a mobile app developed by the Seismological Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley, which enables smart phone users to contribute seismic data measurements recorded by their smartphones to an Internet-of-Things back-end platform. There, the data is analyzed to evaluate current seismological conditions and predict the likelihood that an earthquake will occur...

LambdaNative: Scheme for Mobile, Desktop, and Embedded Cross-Platform Development

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 04, 2016 1

LambdaNative is an open-source Scheme-based cross-platform development framework that supports a wide range of platforms, including iOS, Android, Blackberry, OS X, Linux, Windows, OpenBSD, NetBSD and OpenWrt. InfoQ has spoken with Chris Petersen, Ph.D., leader of the development team behind behind LambdaNative.

Gartner Identifies Key Internet of Things Technologies through 2018

by Kevin Farnham on  Mar 03, 2016

In a recent report, Gartner identifies the top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) technologies through 2018. Subtitled "Ten Technologies That Will Enable Organizations to Unlock the Full Potential of the IoT," the report highlights specific IoT technologies that are expected to highly impact organizations working on IoT systems.

Apple, FBI Testify before Congress

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 01, 2016

Apple and the FBI have appeared before the House Committee on the Judiciary Hearings to argue over the legalities of whether Apple should be compelled to create an insecure version of iOS to allow the FBI to break into a suspect's phone. InfoQ has been watching the live video stream and summarises the outcome.

Big Apple Judge Sides With Apple

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 29, 2016

A New York judge has denied a motion raised by the government who were attempting to use the All Writs act to compel Apple to break into an iPhone. InfoQ investigates.

Patrick Debois Bringing DevOps to Mobile Delivery

by Manuel Pais on  Feb 29, 2016

Patrick Debois, founder of DevOps Days conferences, together with AWS's Trent Peterson and Etsy's Nassim Kammah, are organizing Mobile Delivery Days, a new conference for discussing the entire mobile delivery tool chain, from building and testing to publishing automation, production support (logging, instrumentation, monitoring) and (A/B) testing.

Apple Defends Encryption with TV Interview, Files Counter Lawsuit

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 26, 2016

Apple has responded to questions raised about its stance with the FBI and CEO Tim Cook has appeared on live TV to defend Apple's stance. They have now filed a lawsuit to have the FBI's case dismissed. InfoQ updates you with the latest on the subject.

IBM Pushes Swift for the Cloud with Swift Runtime, Package Catalog, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 24, 2016

After introducing their Swift sandbox, IBM have recently announced their next step to support Swift in the cloud by previewing IBM Swift runtime, Swift Package Catalog, and open-sourcing Kitura, a framework for Web app development.

Particle.io Ships the Electron, a Small Cellular IoT Board

by Kevin Farnham on  Feb 23, 2016

Particle.io has begun shipping the Electron, an Arduino-compatible cellular Internet of Things (IoT) board geared for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. The Electron enables remote IoT devices to communicate with the cloud in situations where no Wi-Fi connectivity is available, but 2G or 3G mobile wireless connectivity exists. The Electron is a followup to Particle's Photon.

RxSwift Brings Native Reactive Functional Programming to Swift

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 20, 2016 1

RxSwift project aims to port Rx programming model to Swift, including as many of its abstractions as possible. InfoQ has spoken with Krunoslav Zaher, maintainer of the project.

Apple Backdoor iOS Case Develops

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 20, 2016 1

Apple continues to resist providing a backdoored version of iOS for the FBI, while technology companies come out in support of Apple's stance. Political candidates capitalise on the stance leading to polarised advice. InfoQ provides an update to the situation as it currently stands.

Google’s Sundar Pichai Offers Some Support to Apple on its FBI Encryption Fight

by Charles Humble on  Feb 18, 2016

Google has made its first comment on the Apple/FBI encryption fight, with Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai offering Tim Cook some limited support via a series of Tweets:

Google AMP Drives Debate About Open Web

by James Chesters on  Feb 17, 2016

The launch of Google's AMP project looms this month and not everyone is excited. The project describes Accelerated Mobile Pages as "an initiative to improve the mobile web and enhance the distribution ecosystem." Aram Zucker-Scharff, lead developer for PressForward, says "If Google sees itself as a custodian of the open web then, up to this point, it has proven to be a rather poor one."

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