Feb 21, 2017
The lines between digital, mobile, technology and apps are blurring in today’s world. We at Robosoft are keen followers of developments in this arena. Here’s a quick summary of what’s buzzing:
Data Dress: Wear your story
Underneath the one-of-a-kind app lies the Google’s Awareness API, which lets developers’ program reactions on contexts. The API is already being used by other apps like Trulia to suggest open house listings when the weather is pleasant and SuperPlayer Music to suggest playlists to match your mood.
The app is in “closed alpha stage”, being tested by “selected global style influencers” for now. And by the end of this year it is most likely to be available to the public as well.
Facebook brings job listings
Last week Facebook rolled out a new feature that allows employers to post jobs directly to their Page for free. If a user wants to apply, the application is pre-populated with their Facebook data, which can be altered if needed and then sent to the employer via Messenger. Even though a lot of companies were using their Page for posting jobs, it could be discovered only when a user visited the page. But, now with this new feature the posts can be seen in the news feed or boosted for some amount to target specific applicants. The new feature is available only in the U.S. and Canada at present. Facebook seems to adopt a two-pronged strategy: spawning off specialist apps for specific tasks as well as consolidating Facebook as a go-to destination for everything from news to jobs.
WWDC 2017 shifts to San Jose
Apple recently announced the date and venue for its 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This year WWDC would start on June 5 and run until June 9 at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose. From past 12 years i.e. 2003, the conference has been taking place in San Francisco but interestingly, this year the conference returns to San Jose. The change is venue is said to be beneficial to Apple as the town is much closer to their Cupertino headquarters than San Francisco.
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