Around the web: Episode #11

It’s Friday! From us at GX Consultancy, we want to wish you an awesome weekend. We’ll be available if you need us, even when we’re outside riding our mountain bikes, or swimming at the pool, or just running about.

No. 1

This looks like it could be a lot of fun!

No. 2

The Next Web wants us to believe; “Google is said to be considering Swift as a ‘first class’ language for Android“. Which is nice for some people, but we have in the past already mentioned Kotlin as an interesting contender for an alternative language for developing Android apps, and we still have C++. Also with the release of Xamarin for free to the public, I think it’s fair to say C# can be used as an alternative language for writing applications for Android too. We cover several bases, and it’s always good to see more people getting involved.

No. 3

Yesterday I mentioned the use of Signal, today I see they released their desktop app now publicly; “Signal Desktop beta now publicly available“. I’ve been using the closed Beta for a while, and it’s been very good to use. Let’s see if this could potentially replace Skype.

No. 4

As you may have noticed I like to keep my finger on the pulse of technology, so I have been using Android Studio 2.0 for a while now. Yesterday Google announced that Android Studio 2.0 is now out on the stable release channel. Go download it, and have some fun!

No. 5

When it comes to keeping the finger on the pulse of technology, I am nothing compared to a giant like BMW. So with a little envy, I read the article on their use of VR in their design process; “BMW announces widespread use of HTC Vive VR headsets to design new cars“. It’s actually quite inspiring, and as a tech company we can see quite a number of uses of this technology in the industry we service.


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