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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.
Accurate Background enhanced its employee screening API to include international search. The feature arrives after a decade of developing in-country and regional contacts, language skills, and regulatory compliance knowledge. API access to the resources streamlines international background checks.
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.
APIs are largely hailed as the driving force behind digital innovation, and it is difficult to argue with this concept. Yet despite many high-profile API evangelists preaching the good word about APIs in general, there is a need for more localised evangelism, according to a post by Sam Macklin.
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.
Box announced the general availability of its new Box Developer Platform. The platform provides the ability to create third party apps directly in the Box ecosystem.
Apple has removed more than 250 apps from the App Store that collected personal data from unsuspecting iPhone owners through an advertising SDK.
Adobe has announced that new e-sign capabilities and APIs will soon be added to the Adobe Document Cloud platform. Adobe has also announced a partnership with Dropbox.
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.
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.
Business communications platform RingCentral releases new APIs, SDKs and integrations to help devs raise the playing field around customer experience.
Google warned developers again that it is time to kick Android 6.0 Marshmallow compatibility testing into high gear. The official release is scheduled for next week.