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Google may soon delete millions of apps from the Play Store

Google may soon delete millions of apps from the Play Store The Google Play Store could shortly be a whole lot smaller.According to Google’s User Data Policy, developers have to submit a valid privacy policy, especially when that app handles sensitive information.

Greenlighted no more: Valve introduces Steam Direct, Greenlight’s replacement

Greenlighted no more: Valve introduces Steam Direct, Greenlight’s replacement After four-plus years, Steam Greenlight will be no more this spring.According to Valve, over 100 Greenlight titles have grossed more than $1 million to date.

Apple announces date and return to prior venue for WWDC 2017

Apple announces date and return to prior venue for WWDC 2017 The event is set to take place from June 5 to June 9, and will welcome developers working on projects related to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac platforms.This year’s edition of WWDC will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Gyfcat makes it easier for developers to make GIFs a part of their apps

Gyfcat makes it easier for developers to make GIFs a part of their apps Thanks to services like Gyfcat, sharing them is about to become a whole lot easier.“As GIFs continue to catch on as a visual language, there is tremendous value to developers in a ready-made keyboard SDK that they can easily integrate into their apps.

Expiring developer certificates caused several Mac apps to crash

Expiring developer certificates caused several Mac apps to crash Changes to Mac app certificates over the weekend caused several apps to fail to launch or crash but developers have begun issuing the necessary updates.Of the affected apps, the developers said that the crashing was caused by the code-signing certificates expiring.

Close to the Metal ep 31: Greenlight is dead, long live Greenlight

Close to the Metal ep 31: Greenlight is dead, long live Greenlight After a mixed bag of success stories and frustrating concepts that never came to life, Steam Greenlight is closing its doors.Now, Valve is looking for ways to skip the middle step and push indie titles right to the masses with Steam Direct.

Valve eases SteamVR tracking certification process for hardware creators

Valve eases SteamVR tracking certification process for hardware creators The company previously required hardware manufacturers to complete an in-person training course held infrequently in Seattle, and many developers faced difficulty in budgeting the program’s required $3,000 entry fee.More: Valve offering lisences to SteamVR peripheral creators, but there’s a catch Shortly after launching its Lighthouse tracking tech, Valve revealed that hardware developers would be able to integrate the tech in their own peripherals after completing a required training course.

As promised, content developers now have access to the SteamVR for Linux beta

As promised, content developers now have access to the SteamVR for Linux beta Limited hardware support is provided, the release notes indicate, and developers will need pre-release drivers to run the beta.More: Nolo is a phone-based SteamVR Project that Kickstarter backers love That said, to use SteamVR for Linux, developers will need the latest Vulkan drivers.

6 tips for interviewing programmers - if you’re not a technical manager

6 tips for interviewing programmers - if you’re not a technical manager The task is further complicated when interviewing technical talent, as you may not be knowledgeable of all the factors that go into writing good code.“Finding good programmers is hard because good programming is dependent on much more than just knowledge of programming language syntax,” writes President of Artima, Inc.

Six tips for interviewing programmers - if you’re not a technical manager

Six tips for interviewing programmers - if you’re not a technical manager The task is further complicated when interviewing technical talent, as you may not be knowledgeable of all the factors that go into writing good code.“Finding good programmers is hard because good programming is dependent on much more than just knowledge of programming language syntax,” writes President of Artima, Inc.

Amazon's Alexa has mad skills. 10,000 of them, to be exact.

Amazon's Alexa has mad skills. 10,000 of them, to be exact. The lucky 10,000th skill: Beat the Intro, a game that tests your ability to recognize songs.It joins a growing list of talents, including the ability to check your bank account, turn on your smart home lights and set you up with some sweet jams while you cook.

HTC talks release dates, pricing for Vive peripherals, offers headset payment plan

HTC talks release dates, pricing for Vive peripherals, offers headset payment plan “Building an object that can be tracked alongside the Vive can be complex,” said Valve programmer Joe Ludwig.“But the Vive Tracker makes tracking objects in VR so simple that anyone can do it.

Google will soon let you try games while you're playing other games, because phones have ruined us

Google will soon let you try games while you're playing other games, because phones have ruined us Android game developers will soon have a new tool to lure more players to their games.At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, Google announced a new feature called "Playables," which allows users to test-drive a lightweight version of a game within an advertisement.

Apple is strictly enforcing its rules against third-party app update services

Apple is strictly enforcing its rules against third-party app update services 2 of the Apple Developer Program License Agreement, and the App Store Review Guideline 2.io will perhaps be most affected by the new rules.

Facebook just took a surprising stand on an important digital rights issue

Facebook just took a surprising stand on an important digital rights issue In October, the ACLU of California exposed how social media surveillance companies such as Geofeedia used data provided by Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to track activists.The company then sold their services to police departments.

Oculus publishes Touch CAD files to help developers create custom peripherals

Oculus publishes Touch CAD files to help developers create custom peripherals The guidelines include 3D CAD files for the controller itself, its battery compartment, and the Rock Band VR connector.The Rock Band VR connector is slated to be included with the Oculus Touch, and allows players to use their existing Rock Band controllers with their Oculus Rift headset.

Want VR work? Turning your resumé into an immersive experience is a good start

Want VR work? Turning your resumé into an immersive experience is a good start While the rest of the world is wondering if virtual reality really is the next big platform, billions are being invested in the space, which means people are already chasing those very real dollars.But not all of those people are entrepreneurs.

7 features to look forward to in Android O

7 features to look forward to in Android O The next version of Android, known only as "O" (for Oreo, perhaps?Like last year when Google announced Android Nougat out of the blue, months ahead of its I/O developer conference, the company's just dropped the first developer preview for Android O.

A brief history of programming languages

A brief history of programming languages Who were these individuals, and why did they invent new programming languages instead of using the ones already in existence?Let’s dive into the history and take a look at some of the most important programming languages ever made.