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Google Updates APIs for Android 7.1 Nougat

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.

Google Pulls Places API for iOS from Maps SDK

Google today said it is putting the Google Places API for iOS 2.0 and the Google Maps SDK for iOS 2.0 into separate CocoaPods. The idea here is to reduce the app size for developers who need Places data, but not Maps data. Google says the change heralds big savings in app binaries.

Apple Embraces Extensions in macOS, iOS 10

At this year’s Apple World Wide Developers Conference, one of the underlying themes Apple introduced was the concept of extensions. The goal being to blur the boundaries between apps on the platform, through widgets, but more notably, allowing developers access to many of Apple’s applications.

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.