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'Cool!' devs say as SoftBank adds Android support for Pepper robot

SoftBank Robotics now is allowing Android developers to create apps for its Pepper humanoid robot. The company has launched the Pepper SDK for Android Studio beta, a software development kit that allows developers to implement apps on the Android platform.

Android Wear 2.0, Daydream mobile VR highlight 'the next evolution of Google'

Google showcased its Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch and Daydream mobile virtual reality technologies at Google I/O in Mountain View, California last week, and both tools could reshape the way developers collaborate with the technology giant. 

Windows Store for Business creates new option for developers to promote and sell their apps

Developers now can provide paid apps in volume through Windows Store for Business, the Microsoft web-based portal that " lets IT decision-makers, purchasers and administrators find, acquire, manage and distribute Windows Store apps across their organization's Windows 10 devices."

Nissan developer gets busted for stealing code from Stack Overflow

Cheaters never win-- just ask the Nissan mobile app developer who was exposed for stealing code verbatim from Stack Overflow. 

Pinterest's URX acquisition spurs cautious optimism among developers

Pinterest has added a mobile deep linking technology provider to its portfolio. The photo sharing website has acquired San Francisco-based URX in a move that could have far-flung effects on mobile app developers worldwide.

Samsung's ARTIK Cloud platform dangles IoT carrot in front of devs, but whether they'll bite is uncertain

Samsung Electronics last month unveiled the Samsung ARTIK Cloud, an open data exchange platform that may lead many developers to pursue Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities. That depends, however, on whether devs embrace the IoT concept at all.

Apple and developers hunt for the 'killer app' for Apple Watch

Starting June 1, new Apple Watch apps submitted to the App Store must have the ability to operate independently of an iPhone. This means developers will need to embrace the latest watchOS development kits or risk falling behind in the smartwatch market.

Will Fabric mission control dashboard build or demolish Twitter's relationship with developers?

Twitter made waves among the developer community when it announced its Fabric mobile development platform in October 2014. And now, the social networking giant has unveiled a new Fabric dashboard to help developers analyze, evaluate and improve their apps consistently.

Apple revamps developer resources mini-site, opens WWDC 2016 registration

Apple has debuted its "Making Great Apps for the App Store" mini-site, which serves as an all-in-one resource for developers.

BMW, Timecode Systems, and more leap into the GoPro Developer Program

GoPro this month launched a developer program as part of an effort "to develop a seamless user experience between [developers'] products and GoPro products." Ultimately, the program could impact mobile developers in a number of ways, too.