Not too much happening on the tech scene, probably also due to summer holidays in. Still, there are a few things that caught my eye. Pokemon Go is setting new usage records, coming up is the Android Indie Games Festival held by Google and Amazon acquired Cloud9 IDE.
Pokemon Go – more daily users than Twitter, Snapchat and Google Maps
A week after its initial release, the hype around Pokémon Go is still growing. The latest research by SurveyMonkey claims the app has already become the biggest mobile game in US history when it comes to daily active users, breezing through competitors like Slither.io and Candy Crush. Considering that Pokémon Go accumulated twice as many installs as popular dating app Tinder just one day after launching, this news doesn’t come as a huge surprise. SurveyMonkey further says that the game brought in “just under 21 million daily active users in the United States” in a single day, surpassing Twitter and going neck and neck with Snapchat and Google Maps.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is announced for august
Samsung does not want to keep it a secret, in fact it’s inviting everybody on August 2nd, 2016 at its hardware event where they will launch the new Samsung Galaxy Note seven.
Google’s Indie Game Festival coming up – game on Android developers
That’s right, September 24th is the time and San Francisco is the place. If you are a game developer in the US or Canada with less than 15 employees then you qualify as an indie game developer and you can submit your games until August 14. Admissions are free and Google wants to help indie developers a chance to get their creative work higher exposure.
Amazon get Cloud9 IDE
Amazon has acquired the popular online IDE Cloud9. Details are not known about the deal and the announcement was made by Cloud9 on their blog:
“We’re excited to let you, our users and customers, be among the first to learn that we have been acquired by Amazon! We will be joining the Amazon Web Services family, and we’re looking forward to working together on terrific customer offerings for the future.”
It’s not entirely clear what Amazon’s intentions are with Cloud9, but for sure an integration with the AWS platform is the object here. We’ll for sure find out in the coming period.