Amazon has just announced the launch of Appstore Developer Select, a brand new program for developers that create Amazon Appstore and Fire OS optimized apps and games that use Amazon APIs such as GameCircle, In-App Purchasing, and Mobile Ads. The new Appstore Developer Select Program offers additional merchandising and promotion benefits to developers that create apps that meet the program qualification requirements.
Demand for Big Data applications is clearly skyrocketing. But the challenge facing many developers is that the data needed to create those applications exists in structured, unstructured and semi-structured formats. Looking to make it easier to build these kinds of applications, Hewlett-Packard has added support for both a Java SDK and semi-structured data to the HP Vertica columnar database.