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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.
Among a slew of product announcements, Google introduced its latest smartphone; the Pixel 2. The new smartphone packs some incredible capabilities, especially when paired with Google's new Pixel Buds. But as industrial designs go, the Pixel 2 is nothing special to look at. But that doesn't matter.
Graphcool has extended its API via a new function: resolver. The resolver function extends the Grapcool API to 3rd party APIs and microservices. Graphcool pitches the function as one of its most powerful tools and expects it to simply integration with authentication services and third party APIs.
TRX Systems' 3D "Indoor GPS" Solutions Guide First Responders In Lethal Situations (includes podcast)
Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.
Microsoft has launched the Bing Maps Distance Matrix API which returns the travel times and distances between a set of origins and destinations. The API can be used in applications to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem and Vehicle Routing Problem returning the best route for a set of locations.
SugarCRM has launched an SDK for the mobile version of its popular CRM product. The mobile SDK offers a similar developer experience to the desktop SDK version. With the SDK, users can create custom experiences that integrate with existing apps, workflows, and business tools.
Although Igloo already promoted a number of automated integrations with popular apps like Dropbox, box, G Suite, and others; Igloo stopped short of completely opening its digital workplace framework to the entire developer community. That has now changed, along with full support.
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.
This is the first API profile in what we are calling the "Growth Series." Mapbox provides an API that allows developers to create maps with rich data visualizations by using multiple data layers. This feature along with others has fueled an 11x growth in calls made to its API.
Google has announced that Google Analytics now features a new service, the Google AMP Client ID API. The new API makes it possible for developers to analyze user experience across AMP and non-AMP pages, and provides metrics such as bounce rate, session duration, and pages per session.
Geo APIs are popular in today's mobile, ever-connected world. It's hard to find an oft-used app without mapping functionality of some sort. While the likes of Google Maps and other services have popular APIs, there is a visible lack of standardization in geocoding that the OGC seeks to remedy.
A whopping 34 more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Weather, and Tools. A bulk of the new additions are from NeutrinoAPI, which provides tools that solve application development problems. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Our API Testing Series continues with a look at two command line tools – HTTPie and curl. Both of these tools are ideal for exploration. Along the way you will create a couple of API tests running against the Trello API, which is a real API with formal authentication tokens.
ShopAdvisor has announced that version 3.0 of the ShopAdvisor API is now generally available. The API allows developers to build applications that can make online-to-offline retailer oriented queries which can then be used to provide information for mobile marketing campaigns.
CloudRail's universal API that enables developers to integrate multiple APIs into their app through the use of CloudRail's single, universal API has added support for Xamarin. CloudRail envisions replacing Xamarin's current Components method of integrating APIs into its app partners.
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.