Google is close to bring Play to Chrome OS, making Android applications and media available to Chromebook users.
Google has introduced a new version of Firebase at I/O 2016, the platform offering a comprehensive solution for creating a back-end infrastructure for mobile (iOS and Android) and the web.
Google has announced Android Instant Apps during Google I/O keynote, enabling applications to run without having to install them first.
Apple’s Chris Lattner, original creator of the Swift language, has recently announced on the Swift Evolution mailing list that ABI stability, one of the goals originally planned for Swift 3, will be postponed.
Amazon announced the AWS IoT Button, a "Limited Release Programmable Dash Button" -- which immediately sold out on the first day of its availability: "The AWS IoT Button is a programmable button based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware. This device is easy to configure and designed for developers to get started with AWS IoT and many other Amazon Web Services without writing device-specific code."
The third Internet of Things World Conference took place in Santa Clara, California, USA on May 10-12. The star of the exhibition hall may have been the Australian start-up Buddy's booth, which presented a demo of Buddyville, a smart city built with 13,000 Lego pieces, its power monitored by IoT smart sensors and managed by the Buddy Platform's scalable backend data services technology.
At the 2016 ng-conf, Brad Green and Jules Kremer took the Keynote stage to show off a little bit of the new Angular 2 Release Candidate and showcase some of the new features and community efforts.
The Commerce Committee in the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the "Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act." The bi-partisan bill requires "the establishment of a working group tasked with identifying proposals meant to facilitate IoT growth." The bill follows up on a March 2015 resolution that called for a national Internet of Things strategy.
Following on from the announcement at the March 2016 “Let us loop you in”, Apple has open sourced its new CareKit framework, aimed to make it easier for developers to create apps that help people manage their medical conditions. Along with the new framework, Apple has also made available four iOS apps that use it.
Arduino announced that Intel has released Arduino 101 real time operating system (RTOS) for hacking and studying purpose.
Apple has announced that new watchOS apps submitted after June 1, 2016 must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later. Furthermore, Apple has refreshed its review guidelines for the App Store.
A “Port to Android” pull request that has been recently merged into the official Swift repository master branch makes it possible to create simple programs for Android. The pull request added an Android target for Swift stdlib and allows developers to use a Linux environment to cross-compile for Android on the ARMv7 processor.
Angular 2’s architecture makes it possible to render an application with various renderers including React Native.
JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, the latest version of their most popular IDE. The new version seems to have the polyglot developer in mind, with multiple enhancements over a variety of languages and technologies; however, the most noticeable changes are aimed at Java, particularly at helping developers take full advantage of Java 8.