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Angular 2, the Web application framework released in September 2016, is already proving to be leaps ahead of its predecessor. We examine what is working so far, what elements of the framework are still lacking, how it measures up to other frameworks and its outlook and implications for developers.
SDKs often accelerate development by providing access to third party tech that can help add new features, understand app performance, and monetize your efforts. Jason Lew, CTO at Mighty Signal, looks at which SDKs are the most used in some key categories, so you can decide which to use.
Developers, prepare your apps! Google is widely expected to debut its Android Wear 2.0 platform in early February, and the company wants to ensure a wide selection of compatible apps are available at launch. Be sure to take advantage of the on-watch Play Store and stand-alone functionality.
Omnipay is a PHP processing library that supports 26 reputable payment gateways, including PayPal and Stripe. This article shows you Omnipay's capabilities by verifying a customer's credit card information and then uses the SDK for making a payment through a Stripe payment gateway.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that the AWS Price List API now provides pricing information for all available AWS services. AWS also announced customers can sign up to receive API notifications for AWS services information such as price cuts, new services, and instance types.
Realm, a mobile-first application development startup, recently announced the release of a new service tier. The Professional Edition aims to bridge the gap between the free developer-edition and the enterprise edition which had been previously offered.
Microservices can offer many benefits to businesses, but the architectural approach is not right for every scenario. In this post from the Basho blog, Sean Kelly discusses five microservices myths that may be leading many eager companies down the wrong path and reducing efficiency.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2016: Application Development and Developer Tools API University
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. App Development and DevOps Tools APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Onboarding users is critical, and the initial sign-up process can make or break an app's success. Enter Account Kit. Facebook's latest tool is meant to help ease the verification process on mobile devices. Facebook calls Account Kit a "complementary product" to Facebook Login.
Google has renamed its Internet of Things platform and released the first developer preview of its broader push into connected devices. Android Things relies on components of Brillo and Weave, and comes complete with its own SDK and APIs so developers can get to work on smart, connected devices
As with all app platforms, the value of Connect IQ is built around the quality and quantity of apps in the system from third-party app developers. This post, from the creator of the SkyWatch app, looks at the experience of developing a wearable app using the Connect IQ platform.
Microservices allow teams to work at different paces on different parts of a software system. Working with microservices comes with large challenges that are too often not well appreciated. One of the greatest challenges, which developers too often underestimate, is working with data.
The Bluetooth 5 specification, published today by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, paves the way toward new and exciting destinations on the information superhighway. In particular, the spec targets the Internet of Things with improvements to range, speed, security, and capacity.
Google has a new method for shrinking down the size of app updates in the Google Play Store. The fresh technique, called file-to-file patching, is more efficient than the previous algorithm. It can help crunch apps, making them easier to download over wireless networks. There's only one drawback.
Google has introduced App Maker, a low-code enterprise application development tool. Developers can use App Maker to build applications without the need to write extensive amounts of code. Google App Maker offers programmatic access to Google Cloud Services and APIs as well as third-party APIs.
Synq has hit the market with a video API designed to bring video capabilities to apps. Unlike many existing video platforms, Synq is not a standalone video management system that brings apps into its ecosystem. Synq hopes that this developer-first mindset will set it apart from other video services.
Google announced the Firebase App Indexing API. The API allows users to search for content within the Google app and find personal or public content across apps installed on a particular device. Because the content is stored on the device, the API is functional whether a user is online or not.
Google made a second preview of Android 7.1 available to mobile app developers ahead of the platform's release. Along with the new build, Google made some minor adjustments to the Android SDK and Android Studio. Developers should put the new tools to use in finalizing their apps for Android 7.1.
Mertech has announced its latest SaaSification tool: THRIFTLY.IO. THRIFTLY allows developers to maintain the functionality of legacy Windows apps, but provide API access to such apps for easier consumption in mobile and cloud-based formats. No additional coding for API setup is needed with THRIFTLY.
This is the third part of a three-part post about creating a yoga app for the active lifestyle using the Garmin Connect IQ app system; part 1 focused on page layout, while part 2 focuses on page flow and developing metrics for the app, and part 3 focuses on recording those metrics.