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A few years back Google introduced ML Kit, an SDK that lets mobile developers add machine learning to their apps. Recently, Google announced two new APIs (Entity Extraction and Selfie Segmentation) would be added to ML Kit to allow developers to create richer in-app experiences.
Android 11 beta 3 is here and with it Google is calling upon all developers to update their apps accordingly. The official Android 11 release is mere weeks away at this point, and it is important for apps to be compatible with the new features in Android 11. Here's what you need to know.
Google released a new version of the Paging API. The company says Paging API 3 is a complete overhaul of the library based on Kotlin. Google incorporated the changes asked for by developers, which include simpler handling of errors, wider list transformations, and support for list separators.
Google has released the beta version of Android 11. Developer previews for Android 11 have been around since February. Now, Google has officially opened up the beta release with three themes: people, controls, and privacy. Google has canceled the virtual launch event it originally planned for v11.
Google has released the ARCore Depth API, which uses algorithms generated by movement to create depth information through a single camera. The API has been in beta since last year, but thanks to Google's collaboration with creators, the API is now part of the ARCore release for Android and Unity.
Apple has new features for iOS 14 for the iPhone and iPad, and the corresponding series of updates for developers. Want to take advantage of the new home screen widget to surface dynamic info or app clips to show off your app in miniature form, download the latest SDK and get to work.
Thirty-two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data, Documents, and Financial. Highlights include an API for business records fiscalization, and API for data dashboards, and APIs from Precisely for data accuracy. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Yubico recently made its Android SDK available to developers, who can now build support for YubiKey directly into their Android apps. The Android SDK joins the company's iOS SDK, which means developers can create a consistent log-in experience across their mobile apps no matter the platform.
Along with the recently released Android 11 beta, Google has made a new version of Android Studio available to developers. Android Studio 4.1 Beta and Android Studio 4.2 Canary are here to help developers target Android 11 and its new set of APIs.You'll find updates to Kotlin, Jetpack, and more.
Google this week released the first public beta of Android 11. The build is available to developers and everyday Android fans alike and works on most Pixel phones. Together with a new version of Android Studio and a raft of fresh APIs, developers can take advantage of the latest features.
Google this week released Android Studio 4, the newest version of its core Android developer environment. Android Studio 4 is meant to give developers more tools so they can design and build apps faster and smarter. The platform arrives mere days before the Android 11 beta launch.
Google recently released Soli Sandbox, an Android app for Project Soli on the Pixel 4 phone. Project Soli, enabled by a dedicated chip on the Pixel 4, allows Pixel 4 owners to interact with their phone via certain gestures. The timing of the app's release is puzzling, given Soli's uncertain future.
Google has made some changes to the timeframe surrounding Android 11's arrival, thanks to the COVID-19 situation. With the Google I/O developer conference no longer taking placing May 12-14 as previously scheduled, Google has settled on June 3 to fully show off the latest version of Android.
Appdome is introducing Appdome for SandBlast App Protect, a no-code solution that empowers organizations to build Check Point's mobile threat defense service into Android and iOS apps and combine it with Appdome app-level security to achieve comprehensive protection.
Sendbird has announced the addition of voice and video calling APIs to augment its existing chat and messaging API offering. The technology relies on the World Wide Web Consortium's WebRTC standard and offers customers an opportunity to consolidate their in-app communications down to one vendor.
Apple scooped up a beloved mobile application with plans to fold it into its own offering. Dark Sky sells for $3.99 and is popular due to its hyper-local forecasts. It's important to point out that the app is popular not only with iPhone owners, but also with Android owners.
Zoom has updated its iOS app to stop sending specific data to Facebook. Zoom's announcement came after Motherboard reported that data such as timezone, city, device details, etc. were sent to Facebook. This sharing came from Zoom's use of the Facebook SDK, which it will now stop.
Latest gaming-focused API meant to help reduce the time it takes to download and install games so end users can start gameplay faster while enjoying games with smaller footprints. The Google Play Asset Deliver API is flexible, has a small footprint, and is free for developers to use.
Apple recently updated its App Store review guidelines and made some eye-opening changes. For example, developers can now use push notifications for advertising or marketing purposes. Though user authorization is required, this is sure to develop into a thorny issue over time.