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Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Customer Service, Telephony, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include an API for copy editing written text and an API for finding Dive site information. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has added many features to its AdMob SDK, and has completely overhauled the AdMob API. The goal of the improvements is to give better insights and reporting to publishers. Developers access to AdMob metrics traditionally required the AdSense API. The new AdMob API will replace that.
The Edge browser team at Microsoft says adjusting its app for devices that fold might be better handled with an API. The recommendation comes ahead of the market debut of several folding phones from Huawei and Samsung. Both phone companies have worked directly with developers to customize apps.
On the eve of watchOS 6's distribution to Apple Watch owners everywhere, Apple has warned developers for the Apple Watch to get on board with the latest SDK. After March 2020, all new apps will need to be built using watchOS 6 SDK, and must support Apple Watch Series 4 or later.
Apple has made it abundantly clear that it takes customer privacy seriously. Though the company may not always live up to its own high standards, it still often finds itself on the privacy soapbox. Now, Apple has baked a change into iOS 13 that caught several messaging apps by surprise.
Are all CPaaSes (Communications Platform as a Service) created alike? Telesign's director of product management Vince Oh thinks not. In this interview with ProgrammableWeb.com editor-in-chief David Berlind, Oh explains how Telesign's parent company gives it a unique competitive advantage.
Apple seeded an eighth round of betas to developers this week, bringing iOS 13 and iPadOS one step closer to public release. With Apple's annual iPhone event believed to be on deck for September 10, the new platforms should become available to regular people on or around September 17.
Google has added some code to Android that suggests support for RCS may be expanded, though to what extent no one truly knows. For now, it’s clear that phone makers will gain access to a new API and, by extension, improved RCS compatibility. Third-party app writers, however, may be out of luck.
Facebook has recently announced the release of Graph API (v4.0) and Marketing API (v4.0). The changes to these APIs are highlighted by updates to webhooks, Business Asset Groups, and ad creation and editing. Ad Insights also gains new functionality that provides more granular insight into traffic.
Google this week distributed the fifth beta of Android Q. According to Google, this build is "very close" to what developers and consumers alike will see in the release of Android Q in the near future. Google is urging developers to update their apps for Android Q sooner rather than later.
Google has designs on making Google Pay a more ubiquitous option for people as they navigate both the web and their neighborhood. With new or enhanced support for loyalty cards, offers, event tickets, and boarding passes, the latest payments APIs help developers get paid in more places.
Google today released Android Q developer beta 4 with what the company says are the platform's final APIs and official SDK. This means developers now have the final set of tools they need to code apps for Android Q, which Google will release later this summer. Google also has plans for Firebase.
Apple's WWDC keynote showed the company any its polished best. The 2-hour, 15-minute extravaganza was heavy on user-facing updates to iOS for iPhones, watchOS for wearables, macOS for laptops and desktops, tvOS for Apple TV, and the brand new iPadOS for the iPad. Here's what's new.
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is slated to kick off on June 3. With just weeks to go, Apple has framed its forthcoming WWDC keynote with what are likely the last builds of iOS 12 and watchOS 5. The biggest update in these new OS versions is support for the Apple Card.
Mastercard recently announced the Mastercard Innovation Engine. The engine acts as a marketplace for next generation digital customer experiences. The marketplace allows Mastercard and collaborators to offer API access to customer-focused digital experiences through plug and play solutions.
Google recently overhauled Jetpack and added a variety of alpha, beta, and stable features to the developer toolset. Google says 11 new libraries are available within Jetpack to help app writers zoom through select processes as they create their apps. The idea is to make things as easy as possible.
Twilio has launched a new offering dubbed Super SIM that promises "instant global connectivity on a single SIM". With Super SIM, creators of IoT devices can deploy, configure and manage connectivity for their devices across multiple tier-one mobile operators in over 180 countries.
Android app writers are about bathe in newfound powers within the Google Play Store. A handful of features will improve star ratings, ease the process of dealing with user feedback, customize their landing page, and force app updates even when the app is in active use. Here's the skinny.
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.
Developers and consumer protection groups are not pleased with Apple's removal of parental control and screen usage apps from the App Store. Some claim that Apple aims to limit competition with its Screen Time app and increase iPhone use. Apple claims its only protecting privacy and security.