ARCore Geospatial API helps developers build immersive experiences

During I/O 2022, Google launched its ARCore Geospatial API to help developers build more immersive, richer, and more useful experiences. Augmented reality experiences are beginning to gain traction beyond Pokémon Go. Now there are AR apps for making floorplans, seeing how furnishings will look in your home, understanding the world …

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Apple begins notifying developers invited to WWDC22

Apple is sending out RSVPs to developers invited to attend its first in-person WWDC since the COVID-19 pandemic. With Google I/O now behind us, Apple’s conference will be the next big event in many developers’ diaries. The annual event is normally packed to the rafters but over the pandemic had …

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Ethereum leads in developers, falling behind in activity

According to a16z’s 2022 State of Crypto report, Ethereum is maintaining its lead in web3 developers but rivals are overtaking in activity. The report opens with some history of the various web eras and why web3 has many people excited: Web1 (~1990-2005) – Based on open protocols, decentralised, and community-governed. …

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Huawei AppGallery vulnerability gives away paid apps for free

A vulnerability has been discovered in Huawei’s AppGallery that enables paid apps to be downloaded for free. Huawei claims that AppGallery is now the third-largest app store in the world—serving over 600 million Huawei device users in over 170 countries/regions. Dylan Roussel, an Android developer, wanted to know how Huawei’s …

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Ethereum core developer encourages ‘The Merge’ testing

Tim Beiko, an Ethereum core developer, has taken to Twitter to encourage both developers and users to help test “The Merge” prior to the anticipated event. The Merge is when Ethereum’s proof-of-stake testnet will merge with the platform’s mainnet—a highly complex endeavour that has been many years in the making. …

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The App Store is a ‘disservice’ to developers

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has continued his company’s fierce criticism of Apple and called the App Store a “disservice” to developers. In an interview with Financial Times, Sweeney explained his reasoning behind taking Apple to court. The long-running feud between Epic and Apple is the result of the latter’s infamous …

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