• Facebook Announces Messenger Platform and Businesses on Messenger
    [March 27, 2015] Facebook just kicked off its annual f8 developer conference, announcing Messenger Platform and Businesses on Messenger. The former enables developers to build apps that Messenger users can take advantage of in conversations. The latter seems to be looking to take over email for business-to-consumer communications. Facebook is expanding the composer in Messenger to enable users […]
  • Google To Now Convert Flash Ads To HTML5 With Swiffy!
    [February 27, 2015] Google announced on Google+ they will now automatically convert eligible Flash ads to HTML5 format. This will help the ad to be displayed on more devices. Google quoted, “there is an all-too-common barrier: many mobile devices and some browsers do not currently support Flash. That’s why we’re introducing a way to automatically convert Flash ads […]
  • No Surprise Here: Make Your Link Text Accurate and Descriptive
    [January 29, 2015] Nobody likes negative surprises. One of the worst kind of surprises you could give your website visitors is when they click a link and land on a page other than what they expected. That’s the fastest way to the back button, or worse, the visitor leaving the site altogether.
  • Google’s New Video Series for iOS Developers – Route 85
    [December 18, 2014] Route 85 is coming to the Google Developers Youtube Channel – +Todd Kerpelman is working on a series of videos for iOS developers. Bet you never would have thought this would come out of the GooglePlex!
  • Google Compute Engine Receives Beta Version of Autoscaling
    [November 21, 2014] Google announced the addition of autoscaling to Google Compute Engine. It’s now in beta, and is available to everyone. The autoscaling, which Google describes as intelligent and horizontal, is designed by the same team behind the scaling infrastructure for Google Search and Gmail.
  • Google Releases Fresh “Pirate Update” After Two Whole Years!
    [October 23, 2014] After receiving criticism that it was not working hard enough to fight piracy, Google released a Pirate Update in the month of August, 2012. This system provided penalties for sites that violated copyright laws. The week after this, Google is going to issue a new update to change the system and make it more efficient […]
  • Apple Claims That 46% of iOS Users Are Now Using iOS 8
    [September 25, 2014] At its iOS launch events, Apple always likes to talk about how many of its users are on the latest version of its operating system in comparison to Android. There are so many different Android devices, that ultimately there is never a very high percentage of users on the latest version.
  • Tips For Learning Python Programming
    [September 4, 2014] Python, all the geeks are learning Python, most employers are craving employees who have some grasp of the popular language…
  • Google Announces Availability For Google Fit Preview SDK
    [August 7, 2014] Google announced Google Fit, its developer platform for fitness apps, at Google I/O earlier this summer. The company just announced the availability of the preview SDK.
  • Google Wear Devs Receive Update For Paid Apps
    [July 17, 2014] Google gave developers an update on paid apps for Android Wear, its recently launched wearable device platform. It has a workaround that enables paid apps, and others that use Google Play’s forward-lock mechanism. Google notes that the assets/directory of those apps, which contains the wearable APK, can’t be extracted or ready by the wearable installer. […]
  • Developers Receive Google Chrome App Audit Tool
    [June 19, 2014] Google announced the release of a new version of its Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool, which will let users audit apps or extensions to see what actions they’re performing.
  • Webmasters Receive New Page Rendering Tool From Google
    [May 30, 2014] Last week, Google named some JavaScript issues that can negatively impact a site’s search results, and said it would soon be releasing a tool to help webmasters better understand how it renders their site. The tool has now been announced. It comes in the form of an addition to the Fetch as Google tool, which […]
  • Geotech events and online training tips
    [April 24, 2014] The event and training season is busy indeed and it can be tough to keep tabs on everything. The following are but a few events that are of interest to the Geo professional and/or geo developer. To begin, something for developers from the USGS. Are you interested in hearing what one developer has been doing […]
  • New Android Smartwatch Platform Introduced By Google
    [March 24, 2014] Google-based smartwatches have been rumored for quite some time, and today, the company finally revealed it its platform for such wearables: Android Wear.
  • Google Explains How To Find And Fix Hacked Content
    [March 4, 2014] You can have a robust code, strong passwords, an up-to date CMS system and plug-ins but that doesn't prevent someone from breaking into your website. In a recent post in the Webmaster Central Blog, Google explains how hackers take advantage of vulnerable sites by adding spam my content and redirecting users to harmful or undesired […]
  • Google Removes Beta Tag From Chromecast SDK
    [February 4, 2014] Last July, Google invaded the living room in a big way with Chromecast – a little HDMI dongle that streamed content to your television from an Android device. It was and still is a big hit thanks to its affordable $35 asking price, but developers weren’t so keen on it thanks to Google only letting […]
  • Developer Reading For January 2014
    [January 9, 2014] I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. You will note that some of the formatting has changed, […]
  • Android Gives Game Developers New Tools
    [December 12, 2013] Over the last few years, Android has proven to be quite the versatile gaming platform. Not only are people playing games on smartphone and tablets, but Android games can also be found on TVs thanks to micro-consoles like the Ouya and MOJO. Now Google is readying some new tools to help Android game developers make […]
  • Mobile App Developers Can Now Do A/B Testing On Amazon
    [November 7, 2013] Despite building Fire OS on top of Android, Amazon wants developers to choose its platform over Android or iOS when building apps. Over the last year, it’s become easier to recommend the platform as Amazon has leveraged the power of AWS to offer a number of services to developers that are typically hard to implement […]
  • Should You Add The Meta Description Tag To Your Website?
    [October 10, 2013] A workshop participant wanted to know if there we any value in actually adding the description attribute to his web content.
  • Tips For Speeding Up Your WordPress Site
    [September 12, 2013] Right now, wordpress is running on over 10 million websites, or just over 18% of the websites currently on the internet. While wordpress isn’t without its problems, there’s no denying it’s a popular, easy to set up, and easy to use CMS. However, despite what many will tell you, “out of the box” wordpress is […]
  • ArcGIS Updated To 10.2 With New Developer Options
    [August 13, 2013] Loads of updates from Redlands recently as team Esri rolls out ArcGIS 10.2. The company officially announced that 10.2 is shipping and they are boasting the ease of use and enhanced web publishing capabilities (think WebGIS) – be sure to see also this Top 10 Features of ArcGIS 10.2 List! Along with the release there’s […]
  • The Top 5 SEO Areas Where Webmasters Make the Most Mistakes
    [July 25, 2013] In this video Matt Cutts talks about the top 5 search engine optimisation areas where webmasters make the most mistakes.
  • Finely Targeted Panda Update Confirmed By Google
    [July 22, 2013] Google had already given a hint about Panda algorithms being pushed out every month over a period of ten days. Matt Cutts also said that there is already a delay in pushing out the monthly Panda refresh because Google wanted to release updates that will soften the algorithm a bit.
  • Google Launches New Google+ Plugins for Websites with an Improved Look and Feel!
    [July 2, 2013] Google has announced the launch of a bunch of new plugins for Google+ that will help visitors in connecting with a company on the social networking platform directly from the company's website.