Google and Apple want to remove apps older than 2 years from stores
Google and Apple recently announced plans to remove old applications from their respective app marketplaces. Both businesses agreed to delete any apps that had not been updated in two years last month.
In early April, Google revealed a two-year cutoff plan that would take effect in November, whi... Read more
GDPR leads to ‘lost generation’ of Android apps
A new, high-quality research paper concludes that Europe's data protection laws have stifled innovation.
According to the paper published this week, the increased data protection requirements of the EU's GDPR have a devastating effect on the introduction of new apps.
The paper, titled 'GDPR ... Read more
Google allows Spotify and other app developers to try out their own billing systems
Google announced that it’s collaborating with Spotify – the Swedish media and audio streaming service provider – to test third-party payment options for application developers.
Google and Apple faced massive pressure over increased fees on in-app transactions on their smartphone platforms,... Read more
Play Store intends to promote tablet apps using quality rankings
Google intends to make 2022 the year of Android tablets. The corporation is showing the Play Store tablet users some love after releasing a tablet-focused Android 12L update, establishing an Android tablet division, and publishing one or two tablet apps.
The idea is to make it simpler for tablet... Read more
Android now archives apps for more storage space
Android will be capable of archiving apps and data to free up storage space. The update is expected later this year. In preparation, the Android team released version 1.10 of the Bundletool for developers.
Discarding apps is the most effective way of freeing up storage space. In the process, und... Read more
Linux adopts the Apptainer Project
Previously known as Singularity, Apptainer is the most popular container system used for HPC (high-performance computing). And Linux has just adopted it!
What is the Apptainer Project?
The Apptainer project will enable organizations to efficiently execute high-performance computing tasks whil... Read more
Google Play apps with 300,000 downloads stole user credentials
Researchers say they've found a batch of apps on the Google Play Store downloaded more than 300,000 times before they were shown to have trojans that siphoned passwords, 2FA (two-factor authentication) codes, took screenshots, and logged keystrokes.
The apps pose as PDF scanners, cryptocurrency ... Read more
Ten companies form the PHP Foundation to fund developers
The future of PHP source code language is in the hands of Dmitry Stogov and Nikita Popov. To ensure its preservation, ten companies have come together to form the PHP Foundation to fund these core developers.
Details about the PHP Foundation
Ten companies have grouped up to form the PHP Found... Read more
Google improves security in the Play Store
Google wants to enhance integrity in the Play Store, by adding new restrictions and safety measures to developer accounts. Google Play Store developers will soon be needed to verify their email address and phone number, as well as provide extra details like a physical address.
The move is an att... Read more
Microsoft makes Teams platform more suitable for building apps
Hybrid working has taken shape through COVID-19 and Microsoft sees opportunities to play a larger role in this with Microsoft Teams. Employees need to be able to work well together and, with 145 million daily users, Teams already plays a major role in this. With the announcements during Build, that... Read more