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ARCore 1.2 Lets Users Share AR Worlds

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  May 21, 2018

At its recent I/O 2018 conference, Google announced version 1.2 of its augmented reality framework, ARCore, which brings collaborative AR experiences through Cloud Anchors, vertical plane detection, and SceneForms, which makes it possible to create 3D apps without using OpenGL.

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Safari 11.1 in iOS 11.3 Enables Payment Request API

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 10, 2018

In the 11.3 version of iOS, released Thursday, March 29, Apple included version 11.1 of Safari which enables the Payment Request API. This allows web developers to allow users to make payments with saved credit cards and mobile wallets, streamlining payment and checkout flows. With Android already supporting it, the Payment Request API is now available for 98% of the US and UK mobile markets.

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Google Open Sources Accessibility Test Framework for iOS

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 04, 2018

Google GTXiLib, an accessibility test automation framework for iOS, is now open source under the Apache License. GTXiLib is written in Objective-C and integrate with Xcode unit testing facilities.

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Swift 4.1 Enhances Generics, Compiler Optimizations, and Package Manager

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018 2

Swift 4.1 is now officially available, bringing new language features, build options, and a few enhancements to the Swift Package Manager and Foundation.

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Swift 4.2 Enters Final Development Stage, Paving the Way for Swift 5

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 12, 2018

With Swift 4.1 being close to its official release in Xcode 9.3, currently available in beta, the Swift team is now focusing on the next version of the language, Swift 4.2. Besides including bug fixes and improvements to compile-time performance, the new version will further advance work on ABI stability.

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Google’s Cross-Platform Mobile UI Framework Flutter Now in Beta

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 02, 2018

Flutter, now in beta, is Google attempt to create a framework for cross-platform interfaces for both iOS and Android apps that behave and feel like native, although not standard, UIs.

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Avalonia Beta 1 Brings Many Improvements over WPF

by Jonathan Allen Follow 494 Followers on  Feb 27, 2018

Avalonia describes itself as a “cross platform .NET UI framework inspired by WPF, with XAML, data binding, lookless controls and much more." Having just reached its first public beta, it is already showing some interesting improvements over the venerable WPF version of XAML.

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Dart 2 Revamped for Mobile Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 24, 2018

The latest version of Google’s Dart programming language, sporting a strengthened type system, cleaned-up syntax, and an improved toolchain, is being touted by Google as the way to go for Mobile and Web app development, enabling a 2–3x productivity increase.

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Swift 4.1 Brings Conditional Conformance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 11, 2018

Swift 4.1, available in Xcode 9.3, brings a number of improvements to the language, including automatic implementation of the Equatable and Hashable protocols, conditional conformance, and more.

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Swift Has Got Its Discussion Forum

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Jan 30, 2018

The Swift team has announced the migration of several Swift mailing lists to the Swift Forums, which will be the primary discussion and communication method from now on.

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ARKit 1.5 Now Supports Vertical Surface Detection and 2D Image Recognition

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

Apple has announced a major upgrade of ARKit, which is available to developers with iOS 11.3 beta. According to Apple, ARKit 1.5 will allow developers to build more immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences.

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Kotlin Native Adds Objective-C Interop, WebAssembly Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

Kotlin/Native 0.4 makes it possible to build native apps for iOS and macOS, writes Nikolay Igotti, Kotlin/Native tech lead at JetBrains. Additionally, it introduces experimental support for the WebAssembly platform.

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Apple Open-Sourced the iOS Kernel for ARM CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Apple has quietly made available arm and arm64-specific files on its GitHub XNU-darwin repository. While this may not be interesting to all developers, it still enables interesting possibilities for security researchers and others.

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Google Announces Firestore, a Document Database

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Google has announced Cloud Firestore, a document database for mobile, web and server applications.

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Apple Details Face ID Security

by Sergio De Simone Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 29, 2017

Apple has described how Face ID works and how it guarantees security in a new white paper.

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