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Alexa adds Device Identity

We have an Alexa project where we’re using Alexa to control physical devices in the room. In a deployment, there are multiple devices in multiple rooms. But these devices aren’t lights or thermostats, so they aren’t yet candidates for the Alexa Smart Home API. A few months ago, it looked like we would have to … Read More

ng-conf 2015 – Misko Hevery's Angular 2.0 Keynote – syntax, approach

We start our coverage of ng-conf 2015 with day 2's keynote by Misko Hevery, because that's what everyone had been waiting for since the debut of 2.x at his keynote back at ng-conf Europe. This time, Misko laid out the rationale for the platform rewrite quite clearly, explaining that it was driven by developer productivity needs and performance.

How do Apple's new iPhones impact your applications?

Apple is releasing two new iPhones and the latest version of their OS, iOS 8. If you have or are planning iOS applications, this news directly impacts those plans. Here are some things that you need to be thinking about.

Google's new Mobile Chrome Apps framework, what is it?

Google has announced and released a preview for porting Chrome Apps to mobile devices. Tentively called Mobile Chrome Apps the whole thing can be found over at Github. What this does is bring most the Chrome Web app API to Android and iOS. It does that by wrapping up cordova/phonegap with some custom plugins in a tool that allows import of those existing web apps.

Apple's New App Store Submission Requirements

Apple recently announced that new apps and app updates must be built with Xcode 5 and optimized for iOS 7 starting February 1st, 2014. What does this mean? Well, even if your app was built and released on iOS 6 and currently looks fine running on iOS 7, your next app update will change all that. … Read More