March 11, 2015
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Cross platform Development Tools have been steadily gaining adoption among developers. Geoloqi, a platform for location-based services has tapped into one such platform, Appcelerator to provide a powerful location services component that aims to make life easier for developers who have adopted Appcelerator and are planning to provide location awareness in their applications.
Google has apparently backtracked on the idea of allowing third-party messaging apps to access RCS on Android phones. Though RCS is a public specification, APIs are needed to connect messaging apps to the RCS protocols employed by wireless network operators. No API means no RCS for outside apps.