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ClimaCell has announced the launch of its Micro Weather API which provides hyper-local historical and real-time weather data. The API returns weather data requests such as real-time weather, short-term forecast (nowcast), heatmap tiled image, and a rectangular grid of weather details.
Microsoft's Bing has launched a private preview release of two new Bing Maps APIs. The Bing Maps Location Recognition API and Bing Maps Autosuggest API allow developers to deliver new kinds of experiences and provide richer analytics about locations at which users are situated.
In addition to debuting new APIs, Google has refreshed just about all its developer tools and services. It you're using Android Studio, Kotlin, Google Play Console, or any of the dozens of Android developer features, it's time to download the latest bits. Here's what's new.
Google has released the second developer preview of Android P and with it detailed a new set of APIs for the mobile platform. There's plenty more under the hood in this second dev previews. Here's a rundown of all the new tools available for developers to put to use in their apps.
According to a recent commit to the main repository of the Android Open Source Project, Google is preparing to prevent apps from monitoring network activity in the background. The new commit will restrict app access to /proc/net, which contains kernel output related to network activity.
Google today debuted ML Kit, a new software developer kit with five core APIs that gives mobile developers the power to instantly add machine learning to their apps all through Firebase. If you're looking to add some serious computational smarts to your app, this is the tool you need.
Late 2017, the Apple developer community was set ablaze by a rumored Project Marzipan that would converge macOS and iOS. While the developer community did what it could to uncover the plans, it appears any plans addressing cross-platform development have more to do with declarative APIs.
Google yesterday unveiled Google Maps Platform, which it is calling "the next generation" of its Google Maps business. Google Maps Platform includes streamlined APIs. In its announcement, the search giant stated, "Our core APIs work together to provide the building blocks you need."
This week, Google announced a new top-level domain for mobile apps needing a home on the web: .app. Google sees many benefits for apps owning some space on the web, and its main selling point for the .app TLD is the built-in security requirements to communicate with an .app website.
Tap Systems, the manufacturer of a wearable keyboard, mouse and game controller dubbed the Tap Strap, has unveiled SDKs that allows developers to create new kinds of applications. The Tap device uses sensors to detect the gestures users make and identify what they represent.
Foursquare has launched Places API for Start-Ups which provides access to Foursquare location intelligence capabilities at a price point between the free tier account and the Enterprise tier account. The Places API allows companies to integrate apps with Foursquare platform data and capabilities.
Apple this week made the Payment Request API available for Apple Pay. The W3C-developed API works in Safari 11.1 on MacOS and Safari on iOS 11.3, allowing merchants and retailers to conduct transactions through Apple Pay, rather than alternatives such as credit/debt cards or PayPal.
When it comes to Oracle v. Google on the subject of the latter’s alleged misappropriation of Java’s APIs in the Android operating system, a federal appeals court has hammered what appears to be all but the last remaining nail into the coffin that could seal Google’s fate.
Apple today made a renewed overture for the education market with a new iPad, updated iWork productivity apps, and new platforms for teachers and developers. ClassKit is a fresh set of tools developers can use to take advantage of the Schoolwork app, which is meant for teachers.
Google this week released a stable build of Android Studio 3.1, its core platform for Android app developers. This new version of Android Studio packs in tons of new features that developers can put to use designing and fine-tuning their mobile apps, including C++, Kotlin, and D8 dex compilers.
Google is pitching its Activity Recognition Transition API as the key to unlocking insight about smartphone owners' movements. The idea is to let developers decipher between simple movement, such as walking, and complex movement, such as driving all while maximizing battery life.
The next iteration of Android is here. Google this week released Android P Developer Preview 1, an early build of its refreshed core Android platform. Android P is awash in new APIs for developers to put to work creating powerful apps that will bring new and exciting experiences to end users.
At Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, Google today announced the first beta release of Flutter, a react-style framework, 2D rendering engine, suite of ready-to-use widgets and development tools designed to help developers create native interfaces for iOS and Android apps.
Google yesterday announced that it will be updating the Google Maps APIs with a new basemap look and feel that is consistent with the look and feel that is now present across all Google products that incorporate Google Maps. The updated look and feel was implemented to improve user experience.
TomTom has launched an API that provides programmatic access to personalized audio traffic reports for drivers. Developers can use the TomTom Audio Traffic API to integrate personalized traffic reports with in-car entertainment applications and driver-oriented mobile applications.