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Snapchat Unveils Ads API

Snapchat, which recently surpassed Twitter in daily usage, has unveiled an API that allows advertisers to purchase Snapchat ads programmatically and at scale. Part of a broader launch of new ad offerings, Snapchat's Ads API could help the company grow its ad revenue and pave the way for an IPO.

Google Expands Android Pay APIs

Google recently improved its collection Android Pay APIs in a bid to boost adoption. Importantly, the APIs are now easier than ever to integrate into web sites and apps. Google says a few lines of code can add Android Pay as an option during checkout, giving consumers another avenue for paying.

Twitter Tweaks 140 Character Calculation

Twitter has announced major changes that will alter the way the company calculates 140 characters. Certain attachments, URLs, and handles will no longer count towards the character limit. Changes will allow users to use more words, and developers must prepare for the upcoming changes.

Getting Started with Apple's CareKit Framework

Using the open source CareKit framework, developers can create apps that help users monitor and manage medical conditions and their overall health, and then share that data with healthcare pros. Here we run through the CareKit modules and how the pieces fit together, using sample Swift code.
05-13-2016

Apple Warns Developers To Update Watch Apps

Change is coming to the Apple Watch app ecosystem and developers need to prepare. Apple suggested apps not compiled through the watchOS 2.0 SDK won't be available in the app store after June 1. The move comes ahead of Apple's annual WWDC developer event, implying watchOS news in on deck.