Microsoft absorbs RPG developers Obsidian and inXile

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Microsoft today announced the acquisition of two heavy-hitters in the RPG gaming world, namely inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. And there was much rejoicing throughout every kingdom. The announcement came during the Redmond company’s annual XO18 fan fest in Mexico City. Microsoft stresses that both studios will remain autonomous. What this means for gamers remains to be seen, Microsoft’s publishing arm has a reputation for enabling studios without squashing creativity – Bungie did quite well there, for awhile – but … Read more

Android developers must target API level 26 starting today

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Google has decided it’s time for developers to ensure apps target at least API level 26 or they’ll no longer be accepted in the Play Store. The policy change was announced last year, so the company has provided a fair amount of notice. Today is the big day where the change goes into effect. Every version of Android introduces new security features but some only apply to apps using newer API levels. Google has been clamping down on security more … Read more

How Does a Code Signing Certificate Help to Protect Developer’s Android Apps?

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The Best Way for Android Developer’s to Protect Their Android Apps Behind any application, there goes a tremendous amount of effort and energy. Long hours, never-ending coding lines, countless cups of coffee, and hundreds of edits  — this constitutes a recipe for making an Android application. Having so many things at stake, it is of utmost importance to protect the integrity and security of an app. That is where Code Signing Certificates enter the scene. The Code Sign Certificate lets … Read more

5 things to keep in mind when designing a product for developers

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Ever since the beginning of time, there have been two kinds of people: The left-brainers – methodical thinkers who uses their logical and analytical skills to solve problems; and the right-brainers who tend to rely on feeling and intuition, are driven by inspiration and often think in a visual way.In today’s tech c… The Next Web

Apple opens Health Records API to developers

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Apple opens Health Records API to developersApps Empowering Consumers to Manage Medications, Diseases, Nutrition and More Coming This FallToday Apple delivered a Health Records API for developers and researchers to create an ecosystem of apps that use health record data to better manage medications, nutrition plans, diagnosed diseases and more. The Health Records feature allows patients of more than 500 hospitals and clinics to access medical information from various institutions organ… Apple Newsroom