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MapQuest is inviting developers to take its MapQuest Static Map v5 API for a spin while in beta testing. The refreshed API has a handful of new features that should appeal to developers who rely on MapQuest's mapping tools. The beta is being offered for free through the end of 2016.
The Remote Systems API is a new tool that's part of Project Rome for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The goal is to make it easier for people to consume content across multiple devices in a seamless manner. Microsoft hopes developers put this API to use so their apps are more flexible.
Amazon today announced the List Skills API, an addition to the Alexa Skills Kit that will let developers integrate Alexa within their own list applications. The goal here is to make it as easy as possible for people to add items to their lists by asking Alexa to do it for them.
It happens to all of us. We buy clothes for ourselves or as a gift (online or in a store) and when those clothes are put on for the first time, they turn out not to fit. What happens next is the bane of the entire clothing industry and its customers. The return process is laboriou
Google recently announced that it will soon release a developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat. The refreshed platform from Google carries over some of the fancy features from the recently-announced Pixel phones to Nexus handsets and other devices. As always, new APIs abound and require app updates.
App review fraud is a serious issue for both developers and app stores, but Bogdan Popsecu, the developer behind the popular Dash tool, says Apple went too far in closing his account and banning him. This is a mess.
Crashlytics has improved its Beta by Crashlytics developer tool with a new way to distribute beta app builds. Fastlane automates portions of beta deployment for iOS apps with a process so simple practically anyone can set it up. The goal is to help developers speed up beta testing.
With the latest version of its image recognition API, Clarifai is now offering developers a way to leverage the underlying engine's machine learning capabilities to build custom models so that what one organization looks for in an image can be very different from what another organization looks for.
Google today released a new developer preview of Android Wear 2.0. This latest build is the third from Google and brings the smartwatch platform one step closer to its general release. Google added some killer new features to the operating system, but not all the news is good.
Relink has released the beta version of the Goodwin API providing programmatic access to information and insights for specialized job roles. Goodwin provides data for specified job titles such as most important skills, previous positions, educational background, and time spent in the position.
Box has introduced new security and governance APIs that organizations can use to incorporate content governance and compliance capabilities into applications and workflows. The new Box APIs includes a Retention Policy API, Legal Hold Policy API, Watermarking API, and Folder Metadata API.
In preparation for this month's change to Automated Clearing House rules, Dwolla is updating its white label API to allow customers to opt-in (on a transaction by transaction basis) to an ACH option that specifies how a transaction should settle on the same day (provided other conditions are met).
Android Studio 2.2 has been available in preview form since May, but this week Google made the final version available to all developers. Android Studio is the integrated development environment that Android app writers use to work their magic in creating smartphone and tablet applications.
Artificial intelligence is already all around us, but is more often used by consumers than by big business. Think Microsoft's Cortana, Google's Google Now, and Apple's Siri. Salesforce believes it is time to bring easy-to-use artificial intelligence to business apps on a grand scale.
GoDaddy has submitted a proposal to the IETF that would take a lot of the grunt work out of configuring DNS entries when someone is trying to marry a service they've set up with a service provider (eg: an email service provider) with the domain they've acquired through an Internet registrar.
Developers worried about surpassing mobile app size limits can find salvation in the new modular SDK from MoPub. It allows developer to customize the SDK for only the ad formats they want or need to use. This means developers have more control over their app's size and can improve performance.
Vonage has announced the launch of the Nexmo Voice API, a new API that can be used to integrate enterprise-grade voice capabilities with Web and mobile applications. The API includes a collection of features such as call recording, text to speech, conferencing, and call control.
Apple's latest mobile platform, iOS 10, is nearly ready. The iPhone-maker released the penultimate version of iOS 10 to developers and public testers this week and the company hopes developers will kick app submissions into high gear. Apple is interested to see what developers are doing with Siri.
Google has released gRPC 1.0, a universal RPC Framework that can be used to build performance-oriented web applications. gRPC is based on Stubby, a single general-purpose RPC infrastructure used by Google for many years. gRPC 1.0 is a GA release and can be considered production ready.