Unity 3D: Propelling mobile game development like never before

The advancement of technology enhances the use of mobile phones over desktop applications. As per some recent quarterly reports generated by Global Games Market, rates of the revenues increased with the growing number of active gaming users. Almost 90 percent of the global mobile app development market accounts revenues from mobile games. Future predictions reveal that mobile gaming will represent more than half of the total gaming market in the near future.

Uniting gaming lovers worldwide

Various online tools and engines are available globally considering the rise in the use of the mobile games. But several game developers employ Unity 3D. It is available for all platforms, including Windows, Mac and Android, and works on all devices, irrespective of tablets, smartphones and PCs.

New concepts entering the market like Virtual Reality (VR), graphics and animations, 2D and 3D games have attracted the users to join the Unity league. Also, the platform provides a better UI experience in comparison to its other rivals in the mobile game development market.

Why to choose Unity?

Unity is considered to be a fancy game engine targeting over twenty-seven platforms like Google Cardboard, Android, VR, Microsoft, iOS, Windows and Mac among others. To create amazing graphics in their console, PC, Android, Windows, web-based and iOS games, more than 1.5 million developers use the tool. The reason behind the large adoption is the support for both 2D and 3D graphics.

Features of Unity:

• Works as a cross-platform engine
• Supports simple drag and drop functionality
• Better UI functionalities
• It uses UnityScript — scripting language similar to JavaScript
• Provides extensive services to developers – certifications, ads, analytics, multiplayer and cloud build
• Allows specification of resolution settings and texture compression for all supporting platforms
• Supports low-level APIs on Windows, Mac, Android and Xbox One
• Capable of developing high-end video games as well as console gaming applications

With such great features and wide support, mobile game developers and companies prefer Unity to other gaming engines.

Popularity, features and benefits

Developers prefer Unity as it provides a comprehensive set of documentation and gives insights on how to start a simple cross-platform gaming app. Create an account on GitHub and search for similar games you are planning to develop. There you can understand the workflow and clone them in your repositories to modify them with new features and functionalities.

The engine uses C# scripting, and developing mobile games with Unity requires a different level skill set than building normal games. Game development companies and game developers make sure that have a proper workflow defined for creating games for mobile devices. Every minute detail matters while working on 2D or 3D graphics, animations and UI.

Unity has powerful editor features which help entry-level developers in customising workflow, extending the editor itself and integrate other APIs and tools. The newer versions now provide higher extensibility and effective services.

Potential to grow your business

Do you know the highly popular Temple Run trilogy is built on Unity? The rich UI experiences and customisations, amazing animations and graphics, speed and space optimisations, better sound quality and navigation.

With every new update, developers behind Temple Run make sure they get their number game bigger, better and stronger, engaging more number of online gaming users. All this makes the game rules among the top 10 positions when it comes to titles developed using Unity.

Mobile app development companies in the gaming sphere have leveraged Unity time and again for developing highly interactive games with exceptional capabilities, gameplay, seamless graphics, and interesting navigation. It is essential to understand that mobile game development with Unity is perfect for an innovative gamer, who is keen to leverage their skills to deliver the best games on the app stores.

Being more than a gaming engine, Unity delivers everything game developers and companies want to ongoing success in the developing innovative mobile games’ business. “Build once and deploy anywhere” – concept engages the majority of the developers’ crowd. It helps to develop quality content, grow any company’s business effectively and provides continuous support to its valuable customers and developers.

Android’s September 2017 update fixes over 80 security issues

Google has released the September 2017 security update for its Android platform. The latest monthly patch fixes over 80 vulnerabilities that exist in the recent Android Open Source Project (AOSP) versions.

The September 2017 patch brings two level strings; the first level string fixes 30 vulnerabilities. Google has flagged 10 of them as critical, whereas the another 15 as high-security threats. The second level string, on the other hand, fixes a part of the first one. The first string is labeled as 2017-09-01, while the second one is named as 2017-09-05.

Google has confirmed that the vulnerabilities fixed in these two strings affecting a majority of Android versions, including Android Oreo. The most severe vulnerability fixed in the update is a remote code execution flaw. The vulnerability could let an attacker execute arbitrary code on an unmatched device using crafted files. The issue exists in all Android versions including the latest Oreo version. The company has fixed issues affecting Broadcom components with malicious WiFi driver signatures.

There are few critical fixes to the kernel and MediaTek patches for supported devices. Similarly, the update has patches for Wi-Fi, GPU and audio drivers powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets.

Google has immediately released the security patches to its flagship Nexus and Pixel models. Users of third-party manufacturers will have to wait until the manufacturer compiles an update for their device. The update notable comes in two independent strings to make it easier for Android partner manufacturers to fix a subset of vulnerabilities affecting their device range.


Spanish data watchdog Fined Facebook with 1.2 M Euros for Breaking Rules

Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million) for allegedly breaking the privacy rules in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data. Facebook’s privacy policy contains generic and unclear terms about it.

Spain’s information assurance guard dog said Monday it has slapped Facebook with a fine of(1.2 million euros or $1.44 million) for neglecting to keep its clients’ information being gotten to by promoters.

AEPD said it discovered three cases in which Facebook had gathered points of interest, for example, the sex, religious convictions, individual tastes and perusing the history of its a large number of Spanish clients without advising them how such data would be utilized.

Facebook did not quickly react to an email asking for input. It has gathered individual information from its clients in Spain without acquiring their “unequivocal assent” and without educating them how such data would be utilized, the Spanish Data Protection Agency said in an announcement.

“Facebook gathers information on philosophy, sex, religious convictions, individual tastes or route without obviously illuminating about the utilization and reason that it will give them,” the announcement said.

The guard dog said Facebook’s security arrangement “contains non-specific and vague terms” and it “doesn’t satisfactorily gather the assent of either its clients or nonusers, which constitutes a genuine encroachment” of information insurance rules.

The 1.2-million-euro fine is little with regards to the organization which posted promoting incomes of $9.2 billion in the second quarter, for the most part from versatile video advertisement deals.

Facebook said in an announcement that it “consciously” couldn’t help contradicting the guard dog’s decision, which it proposed to request. “As we clarified to the information assurance organization, clients pick which data they need to add to their profile and offer with others, for example, their religion. In any case, we don’t utilize this data to target adverts to individuals,” it said.

Utilizing treats, Facebook likewise gathers information from individuals who don’t have a record of the interpersonal organization, however, explore different pages containing a “like” catch, AEPD said. Facebook clients’ action can likewise be followed on outsider locales, and the data gathered added to what is as of now connected with a Facebook account, AEPD said.

Facebook, Microsoft build open standard for different AI frameworks

With the swift increase in artificial intelligence (AI) developments, Facebook and Microsoft have finally decided to unify their efforts by building an open standard called Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX). The new format provides a shared model for interoperability in the AI framework ecosystem and initially brings Cognitive Toolkit, Caffe2 and PyTorch under one roof.

The primary aim behind the launch of the ONNX standard is to help developers with the ability to switch between different tools and even pick a combination to build their neural network solutions and machine learning developments. Facebook has already released the new versions of its Caffe2 and PyTorch to support ONNX, while Microsoft is set to upgrade its Cognitive Toolkit with native support for ONNX in the coming future. Further, both the companies are seeking community efforts to enhance the ecosystem with required advancements.

“With ONNX, we are focused on bringing the worlds of AI research and product closer together so that we can innovate and deploy faster,” said Joaquin Quiñonero Candela. director of applied machine learning, Facebook, in a detailed note.

Facebook’s developer team has unified operators between Caffe2 and PyTorch frameworks. PyTorch has also added a tracer that records the execution of the program as it runs to eliminate complexity and translate the neural networks into a graph representation.

The new standard enables Facebook to export a trained AI model developed using PyTorch into Caffe2 for inference. Similarly, it would soon allow developers to leverage Microsoft’s Cognitive Toolkit to enhance their machine learning models built through any of the two Facebook frameworks.

No initial support for third-party frameworks

However, the format doesn’t include support for third-party solutions such as Google’s TensorFlow or Apache MxNet. This means that the new move can only be leveraged if a project is particularly designed with a Facebook or Microsoft framework.

“ONNX provides a definition of an extensible computation graph model as well as definitions of built-in operators and standard data types,” writes Eric Boyd, chief vice president of AI data and infrastructure, Microsoft, in a separate blog post.

The initial ONNX code and documentation are available on GitHub. Powered by Python and C++, the project is licensed under MIT License.

Android Secret Codes 2017 | All Hidden Codes List

Android Secret Codes 2017 – Android is one of the best operating system for smartphone users now that time and the usage of the android is increases day by day so we need to aware about the all features of the android that how can we effectively use android operating system. These Android Secret Codes works on Micromax, Samsung, Moto G, Sony and Panasonics Phones. Guys On android there are some of Secrets code that most of people don’t know. Android developers can added these codes for later on use because sometimes android face sophisticated problems so with the help of these codes you can get out from the problem. Every code have their own function and code is like the combination of special character and some of numbers and android OS automatically detect that code and launch the predefined action.

  • You can Do Lot of things with these Android Secret Codes Like Reset your phones, Erase all Data, Reinstall Phone’s Firmware, Screen Test, Check Product Code, Battery Status Check and lot of crazy things. Android is smarter than as you think so guys be smart like android and use these secrets codes to amaze your friends and spread awareness about these codes. It is helpful for individuals rather than go to mobile shops and wasting their money.

 List of All Android Secret Codes 2016 :

Code Description
*#*#4636#*#* Display information about Phone, Battery and Usage statistics
*#*#7780#*#* Restting your phone to factory state-Only deletes application data and applications
*2767*3855# It’s a complete wiping of your mobile also it reinstalls the phones firmware
*#*#34971539#*#* Shows completes information about the camera
*#*#7594#*#* Changing the power button behavior-Enables direct poweroff once the code enabled
*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#* For a quick backup to all your media files
*#*#197328640#*#* Enabling test mode for service activity
*#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#* Wireless Lan Tests
*#*#232338#*#* Displays Wi-Fi Mac-address
*#*#1472365#*#* For a quick GPS test
*#*#1575#*#* A Different type GPS test
*#*#0283#*#* Packet Loopback test
*#*#0*#*#* LCD display test
*#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#* Audio test
*#*#0842#*#* Vibration and Backlight test
*#*#2663#*#* Displays touch-screen version
*#*#2664#*#* Touch-Screen test
*#*#0588#*#* Proximity sensor test
*#*#3264#*#* Ram version
*#*#232331#*#* Bluetooth test
*#*#7262626#*#* Field test
*#*#232337#*# Displays bluetooth device address
*#*#8255#*#* For Google Talk service monitoring
*#*#4986*2650468#*#* PDA, Phone, Hardware, RF Call Date firmware info
*#*#1234#*#* PDA and Phone firmware info
*#*#1111#*#* FTA Software version
*#*#2222#*#* FTA Hardware verion
*#*#44336#*#* Displays Build time and change list number
*#06# Displsys IMEI number
*#*#8351#*#* Enables voice dialing logging mode
*#*#8350#*#* Disables voice dialing logging mode
##778 (+call) Brings up Epst menu

NOTE : Guys, These codes are also Properly working on Android even on Lollipop and further Version of Operating System. These are Secret Codes are tested by us and get these codes from XDA Developers. Some of these codes have functioning like reset or backup data so guys use these codes after check their description because we are not responsible to any king of data loss.

WhatsApp Has Picture-In-Picture Video Calling And Other Goodies Now

WhatsApp received an update that now allows for PiP or Picture-in-picture video calling as well as text status updates that self-destruct at a certain time or after being read. PiP is only available for WhatsApp users running Android 8.0 which isn’t very many handsets at the moment. The new features are some sort of mixture between Facebook and Snapchat statuses.

Nginx builds an application platform to reach more enterprises

After originally offering web server solutions, Nginx has expanded its presence by launching a native application platform. The new development is designed to help organisations create and modernise applications with concepts such as the cloud, containers and microservices.

“A suite of four products, built on open source technology, that together, I believe, will help organisations offer more to a broader, truly global audience. Combined, these four tools at the core of what organisations need to create applications with performance, reliability, security and scale,” Nginx CEO Gus Robertson wrote in a blog post.

Called the Nginx Application Platform, the new model has Nginx Plus on top that brings together a web server, content cache and load balancer. These solutions will work in the background to provide organisations with an out of the box protection for their applications. The second offering that comes with the new application platform is Nginx Web Application Firewall (WAF) that works as a dynamic module for Nginx Plus.

New developments powering enterprise applications

Alongside the two existing enterprise-focused web server solutions, the application platform has Nginx Unit that offers an open source application server. “What makes Unit unique is that it is completely dynamic,” says Robertson.

Users can leverage the advanced structure of the server, which can run applications in PHP, Python and Go, to move to a new application version without restarting any existing processes. Also, Nginx is set to improve the initial Unit version by adding support for Java and Node.js in the coming future. The present model is even claimed to run WordPress sites.

The team led by co-founder Igor Sysoev has also developed Nginx Controller. The new solution is a centralised monitoring and management platform that lets organisations monitor the health and performance of their applications.

Notably, Controller will be exclusively supporting Nginx Plus at the time of its initial availability in the fourth quarter this year, and support only for Nginx WAF and Nginx Unit is in the pipeline. The solution is also close-sourced, unlike the open source Nginx Unit.

The mix of four Nginx solutions under the new application platform package is mainly aimed to enhance the use of its premium web server. Moreover, the latest development would help the company grow bigger and tougher for its closest competitor — none other than Apache.