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Apple Metal Graphics API, To Boost iOS Game Performance

06/02/2014, During the WWDC Keynote, Apple has announced a new graphics Application Programming Interface (API) for game developers called Metal. The name is a reference to the low-level (close to the hardware, or “close to the metal”) of the API, which has been...

DevCon5 Developers & Designers conference – NYC July 24-25

07/08/2013, Participate in DevCon5 and learn how to harness the power of HTML5 to create and enable exciting and interactive websites and mobile apps. Attention Ubergizmo Readers: Register TODAY and Save 20% off current rates. Use code UBZ. DevCon5 is an HTML5...

Bing Platform Shifts The Search War To Apps

06/26/2013, Earlier today, Microsoft’s Bing team has presented their latest developer tools at the BUILD conference which brings the Microsoft development community together for a few days in San Francisco. In the “demo app”, Bing engineers showed...

Google Maps Engine API Launched

06/05/2013, Google just announced the release of their Maps Engine API, a service that allows customers to build, store and distribute their own maps and associated data in a public or private way. Google Maps Engine was formerly called “Earth Builder”....

Android Developers Get Awesome Tools

05/15/2013, At Google I/O 2013, Google has announced an updated set of tools that I find particularly interesting. First, there the new Android Studio IDE (integrated development environment) which makes Android development more agreeable and also more productive by...

Activision Shows Next-Gen Tech At GDC With Impressive Visuals

03/28/2013, The next-generation of video game consoles will usher in some amazing visuals, which we already caught a glimpse of during Sony’s PlayStation 4 unveiling. Activision’s R&D department took center stage yesterday during the company’s...

Steve Balmer rally developers around Windows 8 at BUILD

10/30/2012, This week, Microsoft is holding its BUILD developer conference. Steve Balmer (Microsoft’s CEO) went on stage to demonstrate himself what Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 were about. He did a really good job rallying the Windows 8 developers (arguably a...

Qualcomm pitches Snapdragon S4 and S4 Pro to developers at Uplinq

06/27/2012, Today is rich in development news with Google IO (San Francisco) and Uplinq (San Diego) happening at the same time in California. Both overlap on the Android front, but Qualcomm had a message of its own to developers who attended the company’s...

Apple Siri Request Sent From Non-iPhone 4S devices

11/14/2011, An developer has reverse-engineered how the iPhone 4S talks to the Siri servers, and has successfully sent requests from a non-iPhone device. In case you don’t know, Siri works by using a three-steps methods: 1/voice recording (on the phone) 2/voice...

NVIDIA Developer Program for Windows 8

09/13/2011, NVIDIA Developer Program - NVIDIA has announced that it is starting its Windows 8 Developer Program which will include (free?) Windows 8 developer tools for ARM and Intel X86 architectures

Diffbot API uses visual learning to parse web content

08/25/2011, Diffbot making its visual learning application programming interface (API) available to developers who want to create apps that need to understand the structure of web pages in an efficient way. Traditionally, developers who wanted to understand a web...