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Playing a game of catch-up, Samsung said developers will soon be able to integrate their apps into Bixby, the company's personal assistant. Since launch, Bixby has failed to gain traction with users and it is far behind Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, and even Apple's Siri. Will this fix it?
Today, Google is hosting the annual Android Dev Summit and has announced a set of new features and upgrades aimed at increasing developer productivity and user engagement. The updates include a new In-App Updates API that allows applications to update in the background while being used.
After a year of beta testing its in-app messaging platform, Pusher has released Chatkit to general availability. Chatkit includes a set of APIs that comes loaded with a number of features that users have come to expect from any mainstream chat service (typing indicators, file sharing, and more).
Google hosted its third annual Firebase Summit this week in Prague. The conference was not short on API and developer news. The ML Kit's Face Detection API has expanded in features. The Firebase Management API was introduced. A number of Firebase tools previously in beta are now generally available.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced the release of their KrisConnect Programme, which aims to enhance the overall customer experience by making resources more readily available. The company’s APIs offer partners a range of functionality.
Today at Signal, Twilio’s developer conference, the company announced two new wireless options that aim to expand what is possible for IoT developers. First up is Twilio Super SIM, providing developers with a single SIM card that can operate globally via Twilio’s partnering cellular networks.
Twilio has announced that it will acquire SendGrid in an all-stock deal that totals $2 billion, the company’s largest acquisition to date. Twilio is well-known in the developer community for their API offerings. With the addition of SendGrid’s services, Twilio gains an already robust email service.
Reloadly announces the official release of its mobile top up API service that’s designed exclusively for developers. The API enables developers to add airtime and some other mobile operator services to their applications in the program language they already use with just few lines of code.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Storage, Security, and Printing. Highlights include several APIs for the Stronghold crypto platform housed on the Stellar network, and a new API from Mercedes Benz. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Vonage has launched the Nexmo Messages API and Nexmo Dispatch API. The Messages API allows businesses to integrate social chat services with applications using a single API. The Dispatch API allows developers to add a fallback mechanism if the first message for a specific chat channel fails.
Google has bolstered the capabilities of its Android Management API with new work profiles and mobile device support. This makes the API a more well-rounded tool for businesses to take advantage of when provisioning and managing Android devices deployed across their enterprise.
Google today released a new preview version of Flutter to developers. Flutter is Google's set of tools for quickly designing and implementing user interfaces for Android and iOS devices. The search giant hopes to have a 1.0 release of Flutter ready for developers in the near future.
This week, customer engagement company Urban Airship released a beta SDK for iOS in advance of the public release of iOS 12. The SDK offers full support for Grouped Notifications, Critical Alerts and Provisional Authorization, three new features that are meant to give users more granular control
eBay has introduced HeadGaze, a technology that allows users to control an iPhone through head motions. The technology uses Apple's ARKit and resulted in a test app that allows users to swipe through deals on eBay (HeadSwipe). eBay has open sourced the technology and posted on GitHub.
Apple today announced three new iPhones and a pair of Apple Watches. This hardware will run the latest operating systems from Apple: iOS 12 for the iPhones and watchOS 5 for the Watch. Apple has put together a guide for developers to help them ensure their apps are prepared for the new devices.
Google this week began to make its staged release feature available to Android developers. The idea behind this functionality is to let app writers seed their applications to a small number of users to ensure there are no bugs before a wider rollout to the entire installed base.
Here Mobility has launched its HERE Mobility SDK. The SDK aims to democratize the mobile ecosystem by offering developers access to mobility services and map & location services. The SDK was originally beta tested by a select group and then tested through various hackathons.
Pusher has released Beams, a push notifications API for mobile app developers. Pusher Beams allows developers to manage device tokens for iOS and Android apps. Developers can also use Beams to trigger notifications based on the in-app activity of users so that users remain engaged with their apps.