Nine days ago, Apple boasted that iOS 7 would soon be the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Today, the company is beginning to be proved correct.
Guest Post What makes StrongLoop’s offering unique is that it’s the first of the mBaaS crop to offer both as-Software and as-a-Service. In other words, it supports both public cloud and on-premise deployment right out of the gate.
“Leap Motion is already small enough to fit in essentially almost every desktop or laptop, and could even fit in most tablets and smartphones,” Leap Motion CEO Michael Buckwald said. “We’re now making it even smaller.”
Ouya chief executive Julie Uhrman announced today that she is making changes to the Ouya Free the Games Fund after receiving negative feedback on the loopholes in the program that developers used to game the system.
“Android has a billion devices. Even if we only captured 3 or 4 percent, that’s a huge number,” said co-founder Koush Dutta. Is an acquisition in the works? Dutta’s telling reply below.
“Sometimes you need radical leaps, not just little by little. … Humans need an adrenaline rushes,” said Explorer astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison.
Apple’s new mobile operating system ships to iPhone and iPad owners around the world today. I’ve been using it for the past three months, and while I think it’s the best version of iOS ever — and indeed, the best mobile operating system ever — there are still some things that new users are going to have to get used to.
“If anyone would have told me how impossible this was, I wouldn’t have gone, I wouldn’t have done it,” said Jeff Pulver. “It’s easy to say no; it’s harder to be nuts.”
Consider this your PSA: You can download iOS 7 now.
“Sometimes, there’s certain things that words are not enough to communicate the experience. Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook — photos have been a killer feature,” said Twilio PM Patrick Malatack.
Twilio app users this year are making 4 million calls per day.
Editor’s Pick The Node community will decide who is the real force behind Node. Not a group of VCs, not one mouthy reporter, and not a pair of developers who clearly have a lot of passion for the project but little respect for its origins.
Almost a third of those subscribers were added in the past three months alone. Adobe reps say this is much “faster growth than expected.
Guest Post Joyent says it will “never be the Red Hat of Node.” It’s found other motivations and better ways to participate in open-source software, even as an enterprise-facing corporation.
A startup called Apttus closed its first round of funding today, a massive $37 million.
The companies hope TopCoder’s skilled community will meld with CloudSpokes’ delivery model to form a two-headed beast of efficient business and beautiful code.
Improving individual people is great. Improving complete teams, however, is where meaningful change can happen on a large scale.
As VentureBeat’s been working on putting together our first developer conference, DevBeat, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to make the show a great experience for all kinds of developers.
Sponsored Post Today, technology is touching every corner of our lives — more than ever before — including the tangible products and services that seemed to have nothing to do with the web or internet culture.
Guest Post Everybody benefits from flourishing open web standards. I am happy Adobe is continuing to embrace that approach, for its contributions to the web and for its Edge tools and services.
Facebook has published a detailed, technical white paper explaining how it solved many of the challenges it faced as it grew to serve 1.1 billion people.
Editor’s Pick More established giants should be threatened by Box, but not because the company made a minor product announcement. The strategy, not one small product, is the real threat.
The Kindle Fire is a great little cheap tablet, but out of the box it doesn’t run a modern version of Android, doesn’t connect to your Google account, and doesn’t have access to all of Google Play’s million or so apps.
Except mine does.
SAN FRANCISCO — A few things we’ve come to expect from Box chief executive Aaron Levie: Red sneakers, SharePoint jokes, and some dead-on insights about the future of cloud computing, delivered at breakneck speed.
GitHub thinks that learning to code can change lives. Here are the stories to prove it, as well as info on how you can support this great cause.
“I believe girls can be better programmers. Inspiring at least one human being is my dream,” said scholarship winner Nandaja Varma.
Sponsored Post GDC Next will host presentations by leaders in the industry covering the game experiences of the future, including how we will play games, on what devices we will play them, and how we will monetize, distribute, market, and share them.
Guest Post How is Uber like Topcoder? Hint: It’s got everything to do with community.
If you think you see something weird on Twitter in the next few weeks, you’re probably right. But there’s nothing odd about that at all, according to Twitter.
Layer is an “open communications layer for the Internet.” The technology makes it easier to build messaging, voice, and video into applications in minutes.
Guest Post Apple is changing its entire design approach to this “flat” world with iOS 7 and Microsoft’s Windows 8 has taken a similar approach. But both ignore places where the skeuomorphic model is still critical to the usefulness of a technology.
“I felt a void in the way we developed technology. Our brains are wired on communicating with other people. The way we built software and services didn’t reflect that at all,” said Zuckerberg.
Intel moves forward with “pervasive computing” technologies at IDF.
“We have companies coming to us in an absolute panic,” Matt Johnston, CMO of uTest told me this morning. “We are going to read some horror stories of very popular apps two weeks after launch that suddenly their app reviews go way, way down.”
Sexism in the world of technology isn’t good for any of us, ever. This is a problem for all of us. No exceptions.
Guest Post We used to commission the world’s best artists to paint our chapels and ceremonial halls, we now commission the world’s best digital artists to create software.
Netflix takes resiliency so seriously that it uses virtual “monkeys” to cause unpredictable failures throughout its production system — just to make sure its fail-safe systems are working.
Apple sent an e-mail today to developer requesting that they submit their iOS 7-compatible app for review. And to download the latest version — almost certainly the shipping version — of its new mobile operating system.
Guest Post The picture is finally becoming clear with what Apple will be doing around iOS 7 and its release. With all of this information, every organization should be asking: How does this affect us and the experiences we have created?
Guest Post Forget “Ning for dogs” and private-jet apps. We’re compassionate problem-solvers, obsessive solution-seekers, and we’re pretty damn pissed off for greatness.