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Twitter today made the Search Tweets API, the first of several new premium APIs, available to developers as a public beta. The move shows Twitter is following through on its commitment from earlier this year to help developers scale their projects from low-level to enterprise-class endeavors.
In partnership with Intuit, the provider of the very popular QuickBooks Online SaaS app, Lighter Capital has established a $15M investment fund in order to make additional financial resources available to 3rd party developers who are part of Intuit's growing developer network.
Google has rolled out Google Play Services SDK 11.6.0, which introduces major changes to how the APIs are structured. The company is deprecating one API while decoupling another. The idea is to reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to use the APIs -- something everyone can be happy about.
Capital One has added another API to its DevExchange portfolio of banking APIs. This one is called the Merchant Insights API and it applies machine learning to transaction data in order to unearth interesting insights about a business such as the hours that it is open during each day of the week.
Dashlane and Google have (finally!) brought their OpenYOLO password manager to Android. The basic idea is to improve app adoption by smoothing over the login process. Developers can grab the code from GitHub and integrate the You Only Login Once tool with their mobile apps.
Apple will release the iPhone X on November 3 and Apple wants apps to be ready. The refreshed iPhone makes a number of significant changes to the hardware that will dramatically impact app performance. If iOS is your bread and butter, it's time to get slathering a new layer of top your app.
Android 8 Oreo has hardly had a chance to gain a toehold in the market and yet Google has already brought forth an API-laden developer preview of Android 8.1. Android 8.1 looks to be a more developer-focused release with fewer user-facing features and more under the hood for app writers.
How do you think your customers would respond if their dressing room were ready the moment they walked in the door, or their food order were ready for a quick handoff? Curbside today announced its new ARRIVE SDK, a tool to help retailers more reliably predict when customers will step inside.
CloudRail has released a new Unified Messaging API for deploying chatbots and other conversational user interfaces (UI). The API provides a unified interface bundling Facebook Messenger, Line, Telegram, and Viber together so that developers can deploy chatbots across these platforms.
Box has introduced its upcoming new product Box Skills, a framework that makes it possible to take applications of machine learning to content stored within the Box platform. Box has also introduced the Box Skills Kit which is essentially an SDK that developers can use to build custom skills.
Windows Phone, or Windows Mobile if you prefer, is well and truly dead. Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore recently shared the news through his personal Twitter account. Microsoft is no longer actively developing new features or hardware for the platform, which has been retired. Here's why.
The W3C Web Payments Working Group announced that the Payment Request API is now being implemented in all major browsers including Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and WebKit. The Group also announced that the Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers have advanced to Candidate Recommendation Status.
Apple this week released the Golden Master of iOS 11, watchOS 4.0, and tvOS 11. These penultimate builds mean Apple's yearly updates are nearly done. Devs need to be aware of some important changes to the code base. Further, Apple wants to see some ARKIt augmented reality apps ready by Sept 19.
Ulster Bank has introduced a new banking open API and portal for developers. The Ulster Bank API allows third-party applications to access limited customer information, initially customer balance information and the last six transactions, upon request and consent of the customer.
Google isn't going to let Apple steal its augmented reality thunder. The search giant this week announced ARCore, a new software development kit that will bestow augmented reality powers upon the majority of existing and future Android smartphones, with no special hardware required.
Overstock has announced the integration of its online marketplace with ShapeShift to offer customers use of all major cryptocurrencies. Thanks to the integration with ShapeShift, Overstock customers can now pay for purchases with Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, and many other assets.
Google today made what it calls the "final preview" of Android O available to application developers. This new build carries with it all the bits and pieces developers need to make their apps fully Android O capable. Google plans to release Android O to the general public later this summer.
The scariest thing about how organizations are diving into APIs like they're the latest gold rush is how few of them are taking API security seriously. Even if they did, they might turn and tuck tail. API security is hard. Very hard. And there's no easy button. Elastic Beam thinks it has the cure.
Google this week released the first preview of its Android Things Console, the tool it hopes developers will use to create and manage internet-of-things devices and services. Google has lots of guidance concerning how it expects things will best proceed. Here's what you need to know.
It was only a matter of time before the idea of a free VPN started to get traction. There's one from Opera for Opera users (that only works on browser traffic). Now, there's another from ProtonMail. How long will it be before Google offers one? And what database should you be spending time with?