June 29, 2018 - Written By Dominik Bosnjak The Niantic Real World Platform, a software development toolkit used in the creation of gaming hits such as Pokemon Go and Ingress, is being made available to Android and other mobile developers, Niantic Labs announced earlier this week. The initial public version of the service is being described as a preview of things to come, with the San Francisco, California-based studio stating that its decision to launch the system is the latest step in its efforts to support and help popularize augmented reality development moving forward.Niantic is describing the solution as an operating system for blending the real world with digital assets, having confirmed its two hit AR games were both largely built with the same system. Instead of a model-based approach to worldbuilding, the Niantic Real World Platform pursues a people-centric approach, being capable of quickly digitizing locations and turning them into three-dimensional canvases for … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go AR Platform To Be Offered To Android Developers
Android development firm
Google has released the Donut code to developers. The upgraded OS is designed to work on all existing Android phones and has some new features like multi-touch support, universal search, text-to-speech, automated backups and an upgraded camera application. New widgets for the homescreen include a toggle for Wi-Fi, screen brightness and more. And since we did report that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said to expect an Android device under his firm's banner by year end, there is support for CDMA built into the doughy goodness. source: BGR*UPDATE*Romain Guy, an Android team member, has cleared up some of the earlier information regarding Google's distribution of Donut to developers. Mr. Guy says that Donut is not Android OS 2.0. This is basically the same thing that happened with Cupcake which is not officially OS build 1.5 even though most of the improvements in 1.5 were from the Cupcake code branch. Guy also wanted to point out that despite earlier hints and reports, multi-touch support is not … [Read more...] about UPDATED:Google serves Donuts to Android developers
posted on 24 Feb 2013, 17:41 17 1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011) PhoneArena.com may hide author's name but I would know anyway who is the author of article. Thanks, Michael H. for nice article. :) posted on 24 Feb 2013, 18:03 20 2. D.Aceveda (Posts: 410; Member since: 30 Jun 2012) Should Michael H stop posting questions for titles of articles? posted on 24 Feb 2013, 18:13 18 7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2721; Member since: 26 May 2011) Ha! You made me check through, and I definitely have been doing that too much recently. I'll try to be better! posted on 24 Feb 2013, 18:04 2 4. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012) eh no. majority of android phones are low ends and also on gingerbread. that is a terrible idea. posted on 24 Feb 2013, 18:09 16 5. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011) Did you not read the article? posted on 24 Feb 2013, 18:27 5 9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun … [Read more...] about Comments for : Should Android developers abandon Gingerbread and only support Android 4.0+?
For about the last year, Google has been copying Oprah Winfrey by handing out free phones to attendees at certain events. At last year's Google I/O, the company handed out a few thousand HTC Hero handsets re-branded as the Google Ion. At the Sprint Developers Conference, Sprint and Google handed out 500 free units of the HTC Hero, And when the Mountain View firm introduced the Nexus One earlier this year, members of the press were given a free N-One to take home. On Tuesday, a tweet revealed that Google was at it again, giving away 70 free Nexus One handsets to those who came to the London Android Developers Lab. When you consider that each N-One costs hundreds of dollars, this is real money that is flowing out of Google's pockets. On the other hand, giving freebies to developers might help increase the number of apps in the Android Market and giving freebies to the press helps get coverage for Google. So while it might seem like a waste of money for Google, giving away phones most … [Read more...] about Google hands out 70 more free Nexus One models at the London Android Developers Lab
Like fashion, the devices in our pockets have — kind of inexplicably — grown into a sort of public statement. You buy iPhone, I buy Android, therefore you and I have fundamentally different views of the world. Reconciliation of those two... belief systems, if you will, is improbable at best. But for the most part, it just doesn't seem to occur naturally very often. Even among non-techies, preferences are so firmly lodged that people tend to identify themselves with brands instead of the more sensible, reversed scenario. And that's all kinds of problematic.Problematic because it often means that objective feedback is swept under the carpet in what is increasingly looking like a game of only winners and losers and no middle ground. Frank discussion is, therefore, a pipe dream, as the opposing camps are in on a too personal a level to allow for it. This benefits phone makers, not consumers, as the former are allowed a bit too much slack when it comes to solving the big … [Read more...] about Fragmentation is alive and well: Apple’s iPhones blaze competing Androids in comprehensive performance tests