Tag: Developer

Apple issues third iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1 developer betas

Apple is on a brand new round of developer betas, with the third batch available to download for iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, and tvOS 14.2.

The newest builds can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled into the test program, or via an over-the-air update on devices running the beta software. Public betas typically arrive within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.

The latest batch of betas replace the second round, issued on September 29, and the first on September 17, one day after Apple released the milestone versions of each operating system.

Continuing to be the outlier of the group, macOS Big Sur has yet to see a release of its milestone version, and has previously undertaken nine beta releases. The ninth build appeared on September 29, while the eighth was on September 22.

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Agora Inc. Introduces New Developer Tools and Resources to Accelerate the Adoption of Real-Time Engagement

Agora Debuts First-of-Kind Experience Level Agreement, Agora RTE App Builder and Agora Extensions Marketplace

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API), a Real-Time Engagement (RTE) platform-as-a-service provider, today announced during CEO Tony Zhao’s keynote address at the annual RTE2020 conference the creation of new tools and resources for developers who are interested in integrating Real-Time Engagement (RTE) technology into their web, mobile and desktop applications. The Experience Level Agreement (XLA), Agora RTE App Builder and Agora Extensions Marketplace will not only help speed up the adoption of voice, video and streaming technology, they will provide developers with an unparalleled level of support and quality assurance.

In a recent customer survey conducted by Agora, 37% of respondents said they would be willing to pay more to stream live audio and video content over platforms that guarantee quality of experience. To meet this burgeoning customer need

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Wexford Science and Technology tapped as master developer for Midtown innovation district

JumpStart, which moved its offices to Midtown almost a decade ago, could become an anchor tenant in Wexford’s first building.

CEO Ray Leach described the innovation community in Cleveland as decentralized. With better cooperation in a district designed for interaction, he hopes barriers will fall for businesses, institutions and residents of majority Black, low-income neighborhoods on the city’s East Side.

“I’m envisioning hundreds of millions of dollars of more capital, tens of thousands of jobs, a real ability to make an impact around racial and economic inclusion,” Leach said. “I think this is the kind of project that has to happen in order for us to find new and different ways to collaborate.”

JumpStart is one of five organizations, along with the Cleveland Foundation, the Fund for Our Economic Future, the Greater Cleveland Partnership and Team NEO, steering a broader initiative called the Cleveland Innovation Project. That alliance is attempting

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A 24-year-old game developer for Roblox who makes over $1 million a year shares how he started his own company after dropping out of school

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In 2010, Alex Hicks released his first video game on Roblox. Ten years later, he’s made more than $1 million a year as the owner of game development studio RedManta, which creates games for the popular kids platform and has since generated nearly one billion plays combined.

After several software engineering internships at Roblox, Hicks developed a solid understanding about game design, developer toolsets, and operations — a skill set that led him to quit college and develop games full time.

Now, he shares with Business Insider how embracing Roblox’s communities and focusing on efficiency helped him reach the million-dollar revenue mark in 2020.

“[A]t this point I’m feeling I’m much farther ahead than many of the people I know who graduated with game design degrees,” Hicks said. 

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Microsoft launches developer services for calls, chats and SMS

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp.

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Microsoft on Tuesday announced developer tools for enhancing applications with calling and texting capabilities at its Ignite conference for IT workers.

The launch demonstrates one of the ways Microsoft is trying to grow its cloud business by entering smaller individual markets. The company might persuade existing customers to try these tools instead of forming relationships with smaller software companies.

The collection of Azure Communication Services from Microsoft includes application programming interfaces that make it possible for third-party applications to make voice and video calls, exchange chat messages, send text messages, and create phone numbers for inbound and outbound calls.

Companies such as 8×8, RingCentral and Twilio already offer some of these capabilities. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest cloud infrastructure provider, offers developer services for embedding text messaging and video calling into customers’ applications.


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KIOXIA’s Software-Enabled Flash Technology Takes Center Stage in Keynote, Breakout Session at SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 22, 2020–

This week at SNIA’s virtual Storage Developer Conference (SDC) 2020, KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), will showcase its barrier-breaking Software-Enabled Flash™, technology, providing real-world examples of how it makes flash easier to manage, more timely to deploy and more predictable in nature.

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An SDC Platinum Sponsor, KIOXIA America will give a keynote presentation and breakout session at the conference. (Graphic: Business Wire)

At the virtual event, KIOXIA will introduce the open source Software-Enabled Flash development environment and highlight key features. The company will provide an in-depth look at new flash native management concepts made possible by Software-Enabled Flash technology including virtual devices, Quality of Service (QoS) domains, weighted fair queueing, nameless writes, nameless copies, and host CPU offload mechanisms.

KIOXIA’s Software-Enabled Flash technology removes the roadblocks associated with legacy drive-based

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Samsung cancels 2020 developer conference as pandemic continues raging


Samsung has held a developer conference every year since 2013, but it will skip 2020 because of the coronavirus.

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Samsung’s developer conference will take a break this year, as the novel coronavirus pandemic makes it impossible to gather thousands of people in one place. 

The company said on its developer website that it has canceled its 2020 Samsung Developer Conference and that it’s “disappointed that we will not be hosting the event this year and getting the chance to interact directly with you.”

Samsung opted not to move its developer conference online, like how Apple handled WWDC virtually in June. Samsung itself is hosting its third digital product event since early August, with its “Unpacked for Every Fan.” While most of Apple’s employees are based

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How a 24-year-old game developer makes over $1 million on Roblox

  • 24-year-old Alex Hicks is the owner of game development studio RedManta, which creates games for the popular kids platform Roblox.
  • Roblox is rising in popularity as tweens find ways to stay entertained from home, and many young developers like Hicks are making millions off the platform.
  • Hicks dropped out of college after interning at Roblox for several years and earning $100,000 in revenue in a single month from one of his games.
  • He said embracing Roblox’s community of players, developers, and designers and focusing on efficiency helped him reach the million-dollar revenue mark in 2020.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

If you have a kid under the age of 16, then you’ve probably heard of Roblox. The online game creation platform that launched 14 years ago has recently become a daily fixture in households with tweens since the pandemic started last March, as kids (and their parents) search

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Tech tools developer JFrog leaps 62% after raising about half a billion in upsized IPO

  • Software company Jfrog leapt 62% after raising $509 million in its upsized initial-public-offering on Wednesday.
  • The technology tools provider, that counts the top 10 largest tech firms in the Fortune 100 as clients, priced 11.6 million shares at $44 each, valuing the company at about $5 billion.
  • JFrog’s shares began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select market under the ticker symbol “FROG” on September 16.
  • The company’s float joins a list of other hot tech IPOs this week, including billionaire-backed cloud unicorn Snowflake that raised $3.4 billion in its record-breaking software IPO.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

American-Israeli technology provider JFrog soared 62% in its Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, after its upsized IPO raised $509 million. 

The “liquid software” company’s shares traded as high as $77 after it priced 11.6 million shares at $44 each. The stock closed at $64.79, valuing JFrog at $5.7 billion.

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Qualcomm details Cloud AI 100 chipset, announces developer kit

During its AI Day conference last April, Qualcomm unveiled the Cloud AI 100, a chipset purpose-built for machine learning inferencing and edge computing workloads. Details were scarce at press time, evidently owing to a lengthy production schedule. But today Qualcomm announced a release date for the Cloud AI 100 — the first half of 2021, after sampling this fall — and shared details about the chipset’s technical specs.

Qualcomm expects the Cloud AI 100 to give it a leg up in an AI chipset market expected to reach $66.3 million by 2025, according to a 2018 Tractica report. Last year, SVP of product management Keith Kressin said he anticipates that inference — the process during which an AI model infers results from data — will become a “significant-sized” marked for silicon, growing 10 times from 2018 to 2025. With the Cloud AI 100, Qualcomm hopes to tackle specific markets, such

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