TrueVault is a Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform designed to provide HIPAA compliant information storage for healthcare applications. Any app that handles protected health information (PHI) must be HIPAA compliant, and TrueVault can handle all of the requirements and security that compliance entails on the developer's behalf. Data stored with TrueVault is secure, but still accessible from anywhere the developer needs it. TrueVault is willing and able to assume responsibility for any data breaches or regulatory fines that occur on its watch. The TrueVault SDK for iOS allows developers to integrate TrueVault into 3rd party mobile applications.
This week Amazon announced the general availability of the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit. The SDK was designed to bring Alexa to Bluetooth devices including headphones, headsets and wearables. Alexa capabilities and any of thousands of Alexa Skills are available for integration into said devices.
Microsoft this week released Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta for developers. The expanded set of open source tools should ease the pain of web programming and technical computing, and are being offered for free under the Apache 2.0 license.