July 2017

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06 Jul Arduino launches IoT developer kit for LoRa

Arduino has announced the launch of its IoT developer kit for developers working with LoRa technology at an event in Philadelphia. The kit is based on LoRa devices and wireless RF technology from Semtech, with the two companies previously combining for individual LoRa-enabled nodes and gateway...

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05 Jul Google makes Cloud Speech API generally available to developers

Google is allowing third-party developers to access its speech recognition technology with the help of its Cloud Speech API, which has become generally available. Cloud Speech, which allows developers to convert audio to text with a simple to use API, was introduced in open beta in...

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03 Jul Stack Overflow launches new mobile app and developer tool

Stack Overflow has launched its official mobile application for Android and iOS platforms. The Android version of the app although fully-functional is currently in beta, with changes to user interface underway. The Stack Overflow app enables developers to view, ask, answer, comment, draft questions, flag and vote...

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02 Jul Apple launches a curriculum for schools teaching Swift

Apple has launched a curriculum for schools teaching app development using the company’s beloved Swift programming language. Now available on the iBooks store, the ‘App Development with Swift’ curriculum is a full-year course designed by Apple’s engineers and educators which aims to help students get started...

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02 Jul What developers need to know following Apple’s WWDC 17 keynote

Apple’s keynote at its annual WWDC event often leans towards consumer announcements, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for developers. This year, the computing giant announced “the biggest software release ever” for iPad while also squeezing in a few iPhone features, improvements to macOS, a new...

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01 Jul Apple now allows any developer to build HomeKit devices

Apple wants to open HomeKit to even more devices by allowing any developer to build products which use the platform. Many large smart home products support HomeKit for easy control of devices, but you previously had to go through Apple’s licensing program just to start tinkering...

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