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Google has announced the release of Android Studio 2.0 integrated development environment which includes a new Instant Run feature and incremental builds support. The Android Studio 2.0 release also includes previews of a new GPU Profiler tool and Android Emulator featuring a new user interface.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Cloud, Automation, Environment, and Messaging categories. Also added are SDKs for Optimal Payments, Nike+ , Commercetools, and Maventa invoicing. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist application developers.
Box expanded its Mobile SDK strategy by announcing a new Preview SDK for Android. Box's Preview SDK allows developers to collaborate and test various features without downloading content or installing desktop apps. The SDK supports over 120 file types; including audio, video, image and more.
Developers interested in porting their apps from Android to Windows 10 may be out of luck. Microsoft has all but canned Project Astoria, the app-porting tool it planned to offer developers. Microsoft is instead focusing on porting iOS, web, and Win32 apps, leaving Android developers in the cold.
RealNetworks hopes wireless network operators around the globe will take advantage of its new RealTimes Stories SDK, which will allow carriers and developers to offer customers automated, cloud-based media management tools. The SDK and integrated API do most of the heavy lifting.
The stock photo site Unsplash recently launched APIs that grant users access to the site's entire library of over 30,000 high quality images. The API comes in two flavors: Unsplash Source and an entire JSON API. Unsplash launched a few years ago as a basic Tumblr blog.
The latest version of Play Services alters the behavior of several APIs pertaining to Google Account and app sign-in, as well as location and Android Wear APIs.
At Flight, Twitter's one-day mobile developer conference, the company released a barrage of news regarding its dev tools, and set a new stage for the future of Twitter Fabric.
Jack Dorsey took to the Twitter Flight 2015 mobile developer conference stage to kick-off the annual event with a massive apology to the developer community. Over the years, Twitter has alienated their developer community. Dorsey's promise will now need to be backed by action.
Apple has removed more than 250 apps from the App Store that collected personal data from unsuspecting iPhone owners through an advertising SDK.
Microsoft announced availability of the ORTC API preview for Edge. ORTC API support is not yet available in other browsers which may pose some difficulties for app developers.
Google's App Indexing API sits at the core of Google's ability to retrieve data from web apps. With more information available, Google provides a rankings boost for use of the API.
Facebook shared details about how it is taking advantage of Redex to streamline the bytecode in its Android app. The goal? Keep the app running smoothly.
Six APIs have been added to the directory in Bots, Torrents, and Messaging categories, among others. Also new are source code samples for Fortytwo messaging. Here's a summary.