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Google today made what it calls the "final preview" of Android O available to application developers. This new build carries with it all the bits and pieces developers need to make their apps fully Android O capable. Google plans to release Android O to the general public later this summer.
This week, Amazon announced the beta release of Honeycode. Honeycode is Amazon’s version of an app builder for non-coders. With Honeycode, customers use an intuitive visual app builder to create interactive web and mobile apps. The project has been in the works for years, and is ready for testing.
From lights and switches to people and cars, SmartThings aims at communicating with everyday devices through a smartphone. With the availability of the SmartThings API, developers can add similar functionality with third party applications to create a more automated world. Although SmartThings strongly believes in the power of smart and mobile devices, it believes the inherent intelligence of smart devices will remain limited. Accordingly, SmartThings exists to transfer the “intelligence” of such devices to the application layer, and away from the physical device itself.