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Today in a session at Google I/O, Kobi Glick gave attendees an overview of some of the key updates to the Android App Bundle. These updates include new metrics added to Android vitals, upgraded security features, and options for conditional delivery of application features.
Today at one of Google I/O’s morning sessions, Svetoslav Ganov (Android Team engineer) and Charmaine D’silva (product manager) discussed some of the privacy changes in Android Q. They also highlighted best practices for building privacy forward apps.
During Google’s I/O 2019 conference, the company announced several updates to its Google Maps Platform that include a new Maps SDK for Android and the addition of deck.gl support. Travis McPhail, an engineering lead for the Maps Platform, shared these updates along with several best practices.
Today at Google I/O 2019, the company’s annual developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai proclaimed that Google is working to “build a more helpful Google for everyone.” In addition to new features that increase accessibility, the company also addressed key concerns over data privacy.
Google announced the release of Apigee Extensions, a feature within the company’s API management platform that aims to simplify the process of interacting with various Google Cloud Platform services. Previously developers were required to use the ServiceCallout function to access external services.
CoinMarketCap has announced the creation of the Data Accountability & Transparency Alliance, which aims to promote transparency and accountability within the crypto space. The company hopes the alliance will result in greater empowerment for users looking to make informed cryptocurrency decisions.
This week at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the company announced several updates, including changes to the Graph API, a new version of the Marketing API, and a new Facebook Developer Community Forum. Additionally, the company announced a new SDK to enable account verification via WhatsApp.
Snap Inc., developers of the popular mobile application Snapchat, recently announced the release of the Bitmoji for Games SDK. This new SDK will allow partners to easily incorporate Bitmoji animated characters directly into their games.
Google has announced changes to the Google Drive and Google Picker APIs that will change the way that developers authenticate download requests. The authentication changes will affect all users that currently authorize Google Drive download requests via an access token in a query parameter.
Today StubHub announced the release of a handful of new APIs and an accompanying developer platform, with the expressed aim of becoming the “events and tickets industry operating system.” The new APIs handle everything from inventory management to market intelligence.
This week Google announced the release of Apigee Hybrid, a new deployment option for Apigee’s API management platform. This new service enables enterprises to host their runtime in a hybrid environment, with deployments both on-premises and in the public cloud.
Twitter has been working to protect their platform from spam and abuse by imposing additional restrictions on new developers. Twitter seems ready to double down on these efforts, as the company today announced that it will soon adjust the rate limits for two Twitter API endpoints.
ProgrammableWeb recently reported on a security breach that LandMark White, Australia's largest independent property valuation and property consultancy firm, had blamed on an insecure API. The aftermath of this incident has led to several key executives stepping down from their positions.
GuideStar has recently announced significant upgrades to two of its APIs. The company’s Essentials and Premier APIs have received new capabilities that range from filtering nonprofits based on their standing with the US IRS, to demographic data that nonprofits have shared about their boards.
TIBCO Software Inc. recently announced the release of a retooled version of the company’s Mashery API management solution. This new cloud-native release is designed for containerized private cloud and public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments.
WHOIS API, Inc. announces the launch of IP Geolocation API and IP Geolocation Database. Designed as complementary services, the tools enable users to identify the location of website visitors’ IP addresses down to the latitude and longitude, time zone, country, city, and ZIP code.
Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Moments, a cross-platform marketing service that allows developers to encourage user engagement by offering real-life rewards for completion of specific actions. The new service provides a simple solution for companies hoping to run a rewards program.
A Mozilla-led coalition recently penned a letter to Facebook, demanding that the company provide open access to the company’s Political Ads API. The group hopes that access to this information will allow researchers and developers to provide tools that analyze political ads served on the platform.
LandMark White, Australia's largest independent property valuation and property consultancy firm, is reported to have exposed the home loan details of up to 100,000 customers in a recent security breach that the company is blaming on an insecure API.
R2.ai, provider of enterprise artificial intelligence solutions, has recently announced the release of a new software as a service (SaaS) offering, designed to extend the reach of the company’s on-premises solution. Developers can use the R2.ai API to integrate AutoML into existing platforms.