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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prisma, an AI-powered photo filter company, is shifting focus from its mobile app to SDK and API-based B2B services. Prisma announced it will continue to support the Prisma app, but it will concentrate on offering third parties programmatic access to its machine vision and photo editing features.
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.
Instagram made API news today with new comment features, and a major upgrade. The Instagram Platform API has upgraded to Facebook's Graph API. This allows greater flexibility to access Instagram data from third party tools. Instagram commented that the API will be available to all developers soon.
AT&T has opened up greater access to its mobility API portfolio for channel partners. The APIs touch almost every aspect of mobility, from basic text to IoT applications. AT&T aims to reduce that amount of time its partners spend on account management, reporting and billing through API automation.
Everypixel has made a name for itself among the developer community for its artificial intelligence based image search and aesthetic filter technology. After numerous requests from the developer community, Everypixel has published an API so developers can programmatically access the tool.
While it seems like hardly a month can go by without hearing about an attack on some IoT device - everything from NannyCams-Gone-Wild to rogue cable modem/routers - the state of IoT security doesn't seem to be improving. And why? Because, many thing-makers are just too laissez-faire about security.
Android 8 is making swift progress. Google this week made the final Android O APIs available to developers along with an updated SDK and fresh beta of the still-in-progress mobile operating system. Google hopes developers will use these finalized tools to update their apps for Android 8.
Virtual reality and augmented reality each received plenty of attention on stage during Google's I/O developer conference this week. The company has new hardware on deck while it looks to ensure the two types of alternate content are available from within more apps both on and off the web.
Google's voice-based assistant took on new powers this week and increased its compatibility with hardware platforms -- including Apple's iPhone. With Assistant's growing user base and expanded skillset, Google thinks it's time for developers to add Assistant to their own hardware.
Google today opened up its Android Instant Apps tool to all developers, allowing any app writer to create and publish an instant app. The idea is to increase the likelihood that people will find your app and, based on a preview within the browser, elect to install it. Who doesn't want more installs?
Google today made the second developer preview of Android O available to developers. This second preview builds on the first version released in March and is stable enough for public beta testing. In addition to offering the new bits to developers, Google detailed Android O's many features.
Roughly a year and a half after Unsplash began opening its API to third parties, the company has opened the floodgates to its API. The company boldly opened up the API that the photo community Web app currently runs on. Further, API access is totally unrestricted and completely free.