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Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Messaging, and Social Media. Featured today are APIs from CronAlarm, for integrating with the cron jobs platform, and from The Things Network, a crowdsourced IoT networking platform.
Switching from one programming language to another can be a monumental step for any team. This past year, the team at Stream switched its primary programming language from Python to Go. Leaving Python behind was a big step for us, but using Go gives us advantages we couldn't ignore.
Aria Solutions announced an API-based softphone solution that brings Salesforce CRM and Cisco telephony platforms together in a single solution. The Velocity Softphone is available on the Salesforce AppExchange and eliminates the need for agents to flip back and forth between various platforms.
Go2mobi enhanced its demand side advertising platform with the Total Control API. The API provides access to Go2mobi's complete suite of mobile advertising features. Whether users are looking to enhance an existing workflow, or build a standalone DSP, the Total Control API aims to fit the need.
Google has changes in store for the Play Store beginning in mid 2018 that will require developers to make some adjustments to their applications. The moves are meant to bolster security not only in the Play Store, but on end-user handsets as well. Here are the three major updates on deck.
As Microsoft continues to see the popularity of Kubernetes on Azure increase, the demand for a simple solution to connect containers to Azure services arose. Accordingly, Microsoft recently announced the preview version of the Open Service Broker for Azure through the Open Service Broker API.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Email, and Bitcoin. Highlights include the Vantiq API for building applications that automate systems, resources and operations, and the LaterPay API, for developers to monetize applications
Google has released the final developer preview of Android 8.1 Oreo. In this build, the Neural Networks API is now active to boost on-device machine learning. Android 8.1 also unlocks the Pixel Visual Core chip in Google's Pixel smartphones, which developers can target with the Android Camera API.
Google believes its latest API will provide developers with the app install data they need to make effective marketing decisions. The Play Referrer API grabs core information directly from the Play Store to help validate referral content and prevent fraudulent activity from sapping your resources.
In today's roundup we cover Google's work to bring the Activity Recognition Transition API to developers next year in order to power the Do Not Disturb mode when driving. We also look at proposed standards from the W3C and IFX Forum for an Indexed Database and open banking APIs.
Google has announced the developer preview of TensorFlow Lite, a solution for enabling on-device machine learning inference with a small binary size and low latency. TensorFlow Lite is designed for mobile and embedded devices and should be considered an evolution of TensorFlow Mobile.
GitHub today unveiled Teletype for Atom, a new tool that aims to make real-time social coding much easier. Atom is a free, open-source text editor that GitHub first released in 2014. With Teletype, which is currently in beta, developers anywhere in the world can collaborate without latency.
Twitter today made the Search Tweets API, the first of several new premium APIs, available to developers as a public beta. The move shows Twitter is following through on its commitment from earlier this year to help developers scale their projects from low-level to enterprise-class endeavors.
Android app developers are reporting that Google has sent out an email warning them that apps requesting accessibility services are to be used only to help users with disabilities use Android devices and apps. Developers have 30 days to comply with accessibility services usage requirements.
Facebook has announced the release of Graph API v2.11 and Messenger Platform v2.2. Facebook Graph API v2.11 includes changes to the Pages API and App Links Host. The latest version of the Messenger Platform includes the availability of the Messenger Broadcast API (open beta) and Page Insights API.
Google has rolled out Google Play Services SDK 11.6.0, which introduces major changes to how the APIs are structured. The company is deprecating one API while decoupling another. The idea is to reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to use the APIs -- something everyone can be happy about.
Self-hosted Git repository management tool GitLab today announced that it is abandoning its Contributor Licensing Agreement (CLA) and adopting a Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) and license. According to the company, the new approach gives developers greater flexibility and portability.
Dashlane and Google have (finally!) brought their OpenYOLO password manager to Android. The basic idea is to improve app adoption by smoothing over the login process. Developers can grab the code from GitHub and integrate the You Only Login Once tool with their mobile apps.
Apple will release the iPhone X on November 3 and Apple wants apps to be ready. The refreshed iPhone makes a number of significant changes to the hardware that will dramatically impact app performance. If iOS is your bread and butter, it's time to get slathering a new layer of top your app.
Android 8 Oreo has hardly had a chance to gain a toehold in the market and yet Google has already brought forth an API-laden developer preview of Android 8.1. Android 8.1 looks to be a more developer-focused release with fewer user-facing features and more under the hood for app writers.