Flutter 2.2 unveiled at Google I/O 2021 with monetization plugin
Flutter is an open-source UI software development kit used to develop apps across Google Fuschia, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android using a single code base. Google launched Flutter 2.2 at Google I/O 2021. The new version comes with a payment plugin to include Google Pay on both iOS and Android... Read more
Google restarts updates for iOS apps after adding privacy labels
Over the weekend, Google started updating many of its flagship iOS apps after a long delay that was caused by its failure to add the privacy labels required by Apple. Earlier this year, Google said that it would begin adding the labels to the apps as they were updated.
However, they were yet to ... Read more
Google is banning Stalkerware apps in the Play Store with exceptions
Google is now banning ‘stalkerware' apps from the Play Store starting October 1st. However, the apps can still be offered if specified for use in tasks like tracking children or for enterprise use in some specific conditions.
Stalkerware apps give third parties the ability to track a user’s ... Read more
Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 14 – but developers aren’t happy
With only a day's notice to get ready for the new release, third-party app developers are scrambling - and complaining.
Apple officially released its iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 on Sept. 16. The update will be available on any device that currently runs iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.
The iPhone is benef... Read more
Apple does not block bug fixes anymore after guideline discussions
Apple has decided that it will no longer block important bug fixes for already published applications. It changes its app review and feedback process after discussions about the guidelines. Also, developers can now submit suggestions for changing the guidelines.
With the change, the tech giant n... Read more
Android’s security flaw allows malicious apps to steal user data
Sensitive data on Android phones could have been stolen by apps using a security vulnerability which is present on most Android devices.
Oversecured, an app security startup, found a flaw in the widely used Play Core library that allows app developers to deploy in-app push updates and new featur... Read more
Microsoft Teams gets new features on iOS, Android and PC
Microsoft Teams is expanded with the option to customize the left sidebar on the pc and web version. It means that you can place apps of your choice in it. Specific features for iOS and Android are also added to the Teams mobile apps.
All your apps can now be pinned to the left bar. You do this ... Read more
Google introduces Smart Compose in mobile apps
Google recently announced that it will be adding Smart Compose to Docs, Sheets, and Slides on both Android and iOS. Other updates coming to the mobile apps include Dark Mode and link previews.
Smart Compose, which uses artificial intelligence to help users complete their sentences, is probably t... Read more
Huawei takes future without Google apps into account
Last weekend, Huawei reported in the news that it is completely abandoning Google apps on future smartphones, even if the trade ban is lifted. That news turns out to be wrong, as Huawei still prefers Google apps, but the company is still investing heavily in a future without Google apps.
The Uni... Read more
‘Use of data, development and security tools is on the rise’
Over the past year, data, development and security tools have become more popular. The number of apps per organization increased by six per cent compared to the previous year. That's what Okta told Techzine after analyzing anonymized customer data.
According to Okta's data, the use of tools to a... Read more