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Capital One Launches Developer Platform

by Benjamin Young on  Apr 07, 2016

Capital One launched the DevExchange Beta developer site and initial API offering last month.

RAD Tool Kony Visualizer 7.0 Adds Support for Wearable and IoT Apps, Free Starter Edition

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 01, 2016

Kony Visualizer 7.0, Kony’s code-less mobile app design and development tool, introduces support for wearable and IoT apps and adds a Starter version that is free to download and use.

UK's Ofcom Allocates VHF Radio Spectrum for Internet of Things Communication

by Kevin Farnham on  Mar 31, 2016

The United Kingdom's Office of Communications has confirmed that spectrum within three VHF (Very High Frequency) radio bands "can be used for Internet of Things (IoT) services and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications." The statement is the result of months of study, during which commentary from stakeholders and interested parties was sought and considered, resulting in a detailed OfCom statement.

Android N Combines AOT, Interpretation and JIT

by Abel Avram on  Mar 31, 2016

Android N introduces a hybrid runtime using compilation + interpretation + JIT to obtain the best compromise between installation time, memory footprint, battery consumption and performance.

Apple and FBI Court Appearance Postponed

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 22, 2016

The court appearance between Apple and the FBI, originally scheduled for later today, has been postponed a week until after Easter, following a request from the FBI to defer.

Apple Releases Swift 2.2 for OSX and Linux

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 21, 2016

Today Apple released Swift 2.2 as part of Xcode 7.3 for OSX, along with official binaries for Swift 2.2 for Linux. InfoQ looks at what's new and what having a production release of the runtime will have for Linux on the Server.

Apple Fixes Security Flaw in iOS 9.3

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 21, 2016

Today, Apple released iOS 9.3 at a special event held at Apple's headquarters which fixed a number of security bugs with the mobile OS, including several with remote code execution and an iMessage encryption bug. InfoQ investigates.

Accelerite's Location-as-a-Service API Platform Enables Location-Based Mobile Services

by Kevin Farnham on  Mar 16, 2016

At this year's Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Accelerite announced its new Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) API Platform. The platform enables mobile operators and enterprises that rely on mobile connections to aggregate location information, and react accordingly to situations as they arise.

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.

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