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Chrome 79 Beta includes experimental support for the Wake Lock API. Wake Lock functionality prevents an app, or certain device features, from defaulting to an energy-saving state (e.g. mobile device screen from going black). Wake Lock includes both screen lock and systems lock options.
Google this week deprecated the AsyncTask API found in Android. The API, part of Android for years, helped synchronize network requests with and match them to the user interface on Android smartphones and tablets. The company did not provide a reason for deprecating the API.
Apple plans to change its Push Notification Service next year and has warned developers that now is the time to migrate to the latest version. The current build of the service will no longer support the legacy binary protocol starting in November 2020. Here's what the new version offers.
This article looks at some potential use cases of different objects presented in the documentation for the TomTom Maps SDK for Web. We’ll go through uses of classes GeolocateControl, Evented, and IncidentMarker, and how these might be helpful to be aware of as you start interacting with TomTom Maps.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Customer Service, Telephony, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include an API for copy editing written text and an API for finding Dive site information. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
TomTom just added a new tool to its Maps API. The TomTom Maps Styler allows users to customize their maps to match their intended style and brand. With over 900 stylistic features available, brands can easily manipulate items like color, font, patterns, opacity, and much more.
For developers planning to incorporate route optimization in applications, it's helpful to know how to choose a routing API. Here the RouteSavvy team offers the top six tips for choosing a routing API and a case study of how the RouteSavvy API was integrated into a floral delivery software system.
Google has added many features to its AdMob SDK, and has completely overhauled the AdMob API. The goal of the improvements is to give better insights and reporting to publishers. Developers access to AdMob metrics traditionally required the AdSense API. The new AdMob API will replace that.
The Edge browser team at Microsoft says adjusting its app for devices that fold might be better handled with an API. The recommendation comes ahead of the market debut of several folding phones from Huawei and Samsung. Both phone companies have worked directly with developers to customize apps.
On the eve of watchOS 6's distribution to Apple Watch owners everywhere, Apple has warned developers for the Apple Watch to get on board with the latest SDK. After March 2020, all new apps will need to be built using watchOS 6 SDK, and must support Apple Watch Series 4 or later.
Apple has made it abundantly clear that it takes customer privacy seriously. Though the company may not always live up to its own high standards, it still often finds itself on the privacy soapbox. Now, Apple has baked a change into iOS 13 that caught several messaging apps by surprise.
Are all CPaaSes (Communications Platform as a Service) created alike? Telesign's director of product management Vince Oh thinks not. In this interview with ProgrammableWeb.com editor-in-chief David Berlind, Oh explains how Telesign's parent company gives it a unique competitive advantage.
Apple seeded an eighth round of betas to developers this week, bringing iOS 13 and iPadOS one step closer to public release. With Apple's annual iPhone event believed to be on deck for September 10, the new platforms should become available to regular people on or around September 17.
TomTom expanded its API portfolio specifically for the electronic vehicle market. The Long Distance EV Routing API allows developers to build apps that plan routes based on vehicle attributes and charging options. The EV Charging Stations API identifies charging stations along certain routes.
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.
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.
Adding location-aware services to applications is one of the best ways to increase user engagement. Developers looking to enhance apps in this way can check out the ProgrammableWeb directory for location APIs to fit their needs. Here we list the most popular APIs for from our Location category.
Many APIs provide data to use in an application but that data isn't always complete. This tutorial shows how to retrieve data from an API for global flight tracking and then transform it into GeoJSON to store in HERE's XYZ Geospatial Storage API and then render it as a 3D map with Three.js.
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.