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Facebook subsidiary Oculus VR has released an SDK for developers that is, at least in this initial version, exclusively designed for the Samsung Gear Innovator Edition on Note 4.
At AWS re:Invent Startup Launch, Temasys announced it's Skylink platform which uses WebRTC to enable enterprise-level communications solutions.
Wowza Media Systems has announced the Ninja App Challenge, a contest for developers to build innovative Wowza REST API-powered mobile applications.
Photo-sharing service Snapchat has started warning people who use unauthorized third-party apps that take advantage of its undocumented API.
Lytro, creator of an innovative photography technology, has unveiled its first development kit that promising photographers the ability to create perfect photos with ease.
Sococo is an office collaboration and network platform. The API allows developers to integrate these features into other apps.
Giphy, animated search engine for discovering and sharing GIF images, has expanded its API offering to included a Sticker API.
Last week, popular photo-sharing service Snapchat made headlines after photos its users had sent were leaked. Snapsaved.com has acknowledged that it was the source of the incident.
AnyMeeting provides an API that lets developers add its browser-based Web, video and phone conferencing functionality into their own applications.
The new Superpowered SDK allows developers to overcome headaches using Apple's Core Audio and Android's audio APIs when creating apps for mobile and wearables.
MEA Mobile's Printicular App powered by the Walgreens API has passed four million prints. Walgreens will be speaking at the I Love APIs 2014 conference that will be held in San Francisco September 9-10.
Apple's iOS Camera APIs make the iPhone a manual camera—for third party developers. Fleksy to be early out of the gate on iOS 8, but could use more APIs. Plus: Australian startup says it owns the "HealthKit" name, and Contract Logix a API integration.
Nokia this week released version 1.2 of its Imaging SDK. The new developer tools, which were announced by CEO Stephen Elop at Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco, will allow developers to add a wide range of new features to their own camera applications. The SDK applies to devices running Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 8.1. Nokia claims the SDK will let even entry-level devices run compelling and complex imaging applications thanks to optimization and low-memory requirements.
HTC announced the One smartphone this week, its new flagship device for the year. The One is a sequel to last year's well-liked smartphone and ratchets up the sex appeal with an all-aluminum design. Its feature set, which includes a luscious 5-inch HD display, zippy four-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and shiny metallic colors, will let it compete well against similar phones from other manufacturers. HTC believes developers can plan a role in the One's success, too, with new APIs for the camera and BlinkFeed.