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Square continued its move beyond payments into ecommerce in general by announcing its Orders API. The Orders API allows developers to build solutions that allow customers to place orders online, in-person, and in-app. Orders can be sent to other Square products or centralized POS systems.
Google has added some code to Android that suggests support for RCS may be expanded, though to what extent no one truly knows. For now, it’s clear that phone makers will gain access to a new API and, by extension, improved RCS compatibility. Third-party app writers, however, may be out of luck.
Facebook has recently announced the release of Graph API (v4.0) and Marketing API (v4.0). The changes to these APIs are highlighted by updates to webhooks, Business Asset Groups, and ad creation and editing. Ad Insights also gains new functionality that provides more granular insight into traffic.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Auto, and Video. Highlights an API for getting data about the FARA act, an API for astonomy events as they relate to positions on Earth, and new eBay APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google this week distributed the fifth beta of Android Q. According to Google, this build is "very close" to what developers and consumers alike will see in the release of Android Q in the near future. Google is urging developers to update their apps for Android Q sooner rather than later.
"APIs are first class-products at eBay," Gail Frederick, eBay Vice President of Developer Ecosystem, commented in a recent news story. In support of this statement, eBay this week announced numerous API enhancements and brand new APIs with the intent of empowering developers.
In an effort to meet the needs of businesses that are serving customers across multiple digital channels, Adobe announced the launch of a headless commerce capability for its Commerce Cloud platform which provides core APIs that can be used to develop experiences for different digital touchpoints.
Shopify wraps up its annual developer conference today. The story of the week has been new and updated APIs. Shopify announced and introduced more than 11 new and updated APIs throughout the conference. The focus was on everything from international stores, to nuanced fulfillment control.
Roughly half a year after Amazon first announced API access to the machine learning technology that drives its own Amazon.com retail business, the AWS team has made Amazon Personalize generally available. In its first release, the API is open to AWS customers in the US, APAC, and EU.
Google has designs on making Google Pay a more ubiquitous option for people as they navigate both the web and their neighborhood. With new or enhanced support for loyalty cards, offers, event tickets, and boarding passes, the latest payments APIs help developers get paid in more places.
Google today released Android Q developer beta 4 with what the company says are the platform's final APIs and official SDK. This means developers now have the final set of tools they need to code apps for Android Q, which Google will release later this summer. Google also has plans for Firebase.
Apple's WWDC keynote showed the company any its polished best. The 2-hour, 15-minute extravaganza was heavy on user-facing updates to iOS for iPhones, watchOS for wearables, macOS for laptops and desktops, tvOS for Apple TV, and the brand new iPadOS for the iPad. Here's what's new.
Don't let the name fool you: VoiceSell will not sell your voice data to third-party entities. In fact, quite the opposite. The company, which emerged from stealth today, offers e-commerce vendors a secure way to add voice support to their web sites. The idea is to improve accessibility and security.
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is slated to kick off on June 3. With just weeks to go, Apple has framed its forthcoming WWDC keynote with what are likely the last builds of iOS 12 and watchOS 5. The biggest update in these new OS versions is support for the Apple Card.
Mastercard recently announced the Mastercard Innovation Engine. The engine acts as a marketplace for next generation digital customer experiences. The marketplace allows Mastercard and collaborators to offer API access to customer-focused digital experiences through plug and play solutions.
Google recently overhauled Jetpack and added a variety of alpha, beta, and stable features to the developer toolset. Google says 11 new libraries are available within Jetpack to help app writers zoom through select processes as they create their apps. The idea is to make things as easy as possible.
Twilio has launched a new offering dubbed Super SIM that promises "instant global connectivity on a single SIM". With Super SIM, creators of IoT devices can deploy, configure and manage connectivity for their devices across multiple tier-one mobile operators in over 180 countries.
Android app writers are about bathe in newfound powers within the Google Play Store. A handful of features will improve star ratings, ease the process of dealing with user feedback, customize their landing page, and force app updates even when the app is in active use. Here's the skinny.
Today at one of Google I/O’s morning sessions, Svetoslav Ganov (Android Team engineer) and Charmaine D’silva (product manager) discussed some of the privacy changes in Android Q. They also highlighted best practices for building privacy forward apps.
Developers and consumer protection groups are not pleased with Apple's removal of parental control and screen usage apps from the App Store. Some claim that Apple aims to limit competition with its Screen Time app and increase iPhone use. Apple claims its only protecting privacy and security.