Developers

  • Melbourne-based startup SwiftHero, first to integrate Square in Australia

    Chances are you’ve heard of Square, the mobile payment processing company created by Twitter’s Co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. The great news is that Square is now available in Australia thanks to the APIs to e-commerce and Point of Sale today being enabled for this region. The new ‘Build...
  • NAB launch APIs for developers

    National Australia Bank (NAB) claim to be the first major Australian bank to launch a developer API which allows programmatic access to data. After doing some research, it looks like Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and Westpac all have APIs available, but are restricted business solutions. So what kind of data is going...
  • 10,000 Aussie programmers that happen to be kids, set world record #Moonhack

    Yesterday something pretty phenomenal happened. Around 10,000 Aussie kids became part of history setting a world record for the largest number of kids programming within a 24hr period. Moonhack was run by CodeClub, an organisation that helps kids between the ages of 9 and 11, learn how to code and has...
  • Skype Bots available in latest Windows 10 Build

    Back in March, Microsoft announced they were bringing bots to Skype, in the latest Windows Insider built of Windows 10, they’re delivering. Bots are designed to automate user interaction with data, without the need for pesky humans in between. This means by chatting to a bot in Skype, could deliver answers instantly...
  • Google and DFAT offers $6.5 Million to change the world

    Google are once again running their Global Impact Challenge in Australia again and are offering serious investment in ideas that’ll change the world. Aussie innovators in the non-profit sector who want to use technology to make an impact will compete for up to $250,000 each of a total pool of $4.5...
  • Twitter’s $250,000 prize for developers #HelloWorld #Promote

    This afternoon I had the opportunity to sit down with Katie Penn, head of platform growth at Twitter and Jenny Goodridge, head of business development, Twitter Australia for an exclusive interview ahead of their #HelloWorld developer event tonight. #HelloWorld is an event held around the world to help Twitter...
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    Excel 2016 can easily interrogate the Facebook Graph API

    There’s a number of headline features in Office 2016 that we’ve covered in previous posts, but after spending some time with the latest release, there’s one in particular that is pretty hidden and pretty great. In Excel, users have been able to connect to data from multiple sources, but...
  • Android 6.0 is M for Marshmallow, SDK available to developers

    Overnight Google announced the next version of Android, M, will stand for Marshmallow. There’s no fancy corporate associate on this one, like we had with KitKat, but with the food product now know, our attention turns to what will be included in the next release. Version 6.0 of Android...
  • Registrations now open for Monash’s UNIHACK 2015

    If you’re a student in Victoria and love to hack on code, hardware or just problems in general, you should know UNIHACK is back for 2015. The student hackathon, is coming back this August, with registrations open now. For the very first time, all university and TAFE students from...