Last year, we featured a guest post by Jeffery Rosen, of Wolfire Games about the Humble Indie Bundle, an awesome promotion for a good cause: spreading awareness of indie games, and supporting charity. For 12 days, you could name your own price for a bundle of awesome independent games, with proceeds split as you wish between the game developers and two deserving charities, Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They hosted the Bundle on App Engine, to great effect - read the original blog post to learn more.
The good news is, they're doing it again, with the same App Engine infrastructure, and a new set of games! There's only 4 days left, so be sure to check them out if you're interested.
App Engine version 1.4.0. is here! It’s our most significant release of the year for the App Engine SDK, including a number of very big features that we know developers have been eagerly awaiting:
As well, we’ve spent a lot of time this release on reducing or removing the limitations of some of App Engine’s existing APIs
As you can imagine, some of these changes drastically expand the scope of applications that can be easily built using App Engine so download the SDK while it’s hot!
Keep an eye out for more blog posts on how you can take advantage of the new features to build your apps very soon. And we’ve got a few more big features coming very soon, such as a High Replication Datastore, so keep an eye on the App Engine roadmap and stay tuned.