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At Google I/O 2016, Google announced the Awareness API that would enable apps to use and react to a user's context. Then, the API was available to a limited pool of integration partners. Google has now opened the API to all developers so all apps can leverage context like location and activity.
Google made several new tools available to Android developers, including the Text API and version 3 of the Google Cast SDK. The former adds optical character recognition technology for several languages, while the latter makes it far easier to add Google cast technology to mobile apps.
Fabric, Twitter's mobile development platform, has added deep linking capabilties thanks to a newly launched integration with Branch, a deep linking and attribution tool. Twitter launched Fabric in 2014 with the goal of helping developers more easily build robust mobile apps.
The number of available web search APIs has been reduced in recent months; Google and Yahoo have shut down a number of their web search APIs. This is the first part of a two-part article covering the state of web search APIs. The second part highlights search APIs provided by Google and Microsoft.
This is part two of a two-part article covering the current state of Web search APIs. This article takes a look at the Web search tools/APIs provided by Google and Microsoft. Article includes comparison charts highlighting some of the key differences between Google and Microsoft search tools/APIs.
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.
Fog Creek Software has announced the release of HyperDev (beta), a platform that developers can use to build web applications and experiment with front-end and back-end code without having to configure servers, run shell commands, compile files, and complete other extraneous tasks.
Google has released a new version of the Android SDK, which contains the final set of APIs for Android N. Developers can now add N behaviors to their apps. Along with the APIs and SDK, Google also pushed out a fourth Android N Developer Preview. The beta operating system is ready for download.
Autodesk announced several updates to the Forge platform including the release of three new APIs; Data Management API, Model Derivative API, and 3D Print API. The company also announced that 3D Robotics (3DR), MakeTime and Seebo are the initial investees of the Autodesk Forge Fund.
Twenty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Location, Financial, and Design. One highlight is an API from Google that can help enhance visibility of businesses in Google Maps. Also, many Bot APIs were added. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
With thousands of Facebook developers pushing code at an average rate of three to four times a day, writing code that is “secure by default” is critical to avoid introducing security vulnerabilities. Although secure by default code is not a new idea, it’s something many developers and
Nexmo offers a series of cloud-based communication APIs that make it easy to integrate reliable communication services into any application. This tutorial by Tim Lytle on the Nexmo blog shows followers how to build a simple text message group chat using the Nexmo SMS API and PHP.
The Rails API gem is integrated into the Rails 5 release to allow the quick and easy creation of lightweight applications that don’t require full Rails functionality. This tutorial explains how to use the Rails API gem and Docker to build microservices that can later be linked together.
Microsoft just announced one of the more groundbreaking enhancements to its app maker, Windows App Studio. The REST AI Data Source allows users to retrieve data from third party API providers. The move greatly expands the potential for app development within the Windows App Studio environment.
Bloc is providing an introductory TechTalk with Twilio developer evangelist Eddie Zaneski at 5:00 pm PDT today that will cover how to use NodeJS , Twilio, and the Spotify API to build a simple application that can accept song requests via SMS and can return a call-back with a song.
After originally launching v4 of the Facebook SDK in 2015, Facebook has now announced the end of support date for v3. Starting June 1, 2017, Facebook will no longer support v3. Older versions will continue to operate; however, developers will lose support and access to new features.
The latest version of Play Services from Google makes it easier for developers to add beacon location to their apps, push more targeted advertisements, look deeper into gamers' behavior, and add video recording to just about any app. Here's what you need to know about Play Services 9.0
Realm has announced the release of Realm version 1.0 which includes an updated Realm API, fine-grained notifications, and support for Apple’s Swift language. The company also announced that Realm now provides technology infrastructure to applications used by one billion people and businesses.
Facebook has launched a new Continuous Live Video API that enables developers to broadcast long and persistent streaming video to the world's largest social network. Previously, Facebook Live streams were limited to 90 minutes, but thanks to the new API, third parties can broadcast longer events.
Twilio announced at the SIGNAL conference that the company has partnered with T-Mobile to launch Twilio Programmable Wireless, a new cellular communications platform for developers. Twilio Programmable Wireless features API-driven cellular connectivity, full communications stack, and self-service.