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There is no doubt that recommendation services are crucial to both buyers and sellers, so it makes sense to add or enhance applications with recommendations services. Developers wishing to accomplish this task can check out this list of 10 popular Recommendations APIs from ProgrammableWeb.
Apple has announced an extension of its deadline for developers to update their applications in accordance with the latest design guidelines. The new deadline is June 30, 2020. These new standards affect applications designed for the Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad.
Google has announced the upcoming shutdown of Google App Maker. Google App Maker is a low-code, G Suite development tool that allows businesses to fill gaps in their business workflows and operations. Google has cited "low usage" as the primary reason for shutting down the tool.
Firmex, a provider of virtual data room and secure document sharing solutions used by companies worldwide, recently announced the availability of its application programming interface (API) that enables developers to integrate their VDR with existing third-party enterprise systems.
The end of Chrome Apps is coming. The advances in browser technology has Google convinced that the Web is fully capable of delivering a first class experience. Accordingly, the need for Chrome Apps is no longer necessary, and Google will start the phase out process in March 2020.
Dynadot, an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar knows it's important for customers to find domain names that are right for them. That’s why they use Verisign’s NameStudio API, a domain name suggestion solution that returns relevant domain names in 13 languages and across a wide range of TLDs.
Directnic, an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar, needed a solution to reduce domain name search abandonment that could be easily integrated into the company’s domain name search platform. It chose Verisign’s NameStudio API, a smart domain name suggestion solution that helps drive registrations.
Google today made a host of announcements that provide a good look at the future of Android. The company released three core sets of tools: a developer preview of Jetpack Compose; expanded APIs for Android Jetpack; and Android Studio 4 in Canary — which Google says completes the Android experience.
Smaato has been at the in-app advertising game for years now. However, the industry has advanced so much in the last few years, that updating its existing SDKs wasn't good enough to support the current environment. Accordingly, Smaato has completely rebuilt its in-app advertising Smaato SDK.
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.
Amazon has launched an App Submission API. Similar to Google's submission API for Google Play, Amazon's API allows app owners to programmatically update apps on its Appstore. With the goal of simplifying app updates across platforms, the Amazon API is similar to the API used with Google Play.
There are a wide range of music services on the internet that developers could tap into to create music applications, and there are hundreds of APIs available for developers to use for those applications. Here we highlight the most popular music APIs that are listed on ProgrammableWeb.
After incredible growth of the initial Adobe Exchange app marketplace, Adobe has introduced the next generation of the platform. This new generation includes powerful APIs that empower developers with access to the Adobe Experience Platform. The marketplace currently includes over 10,000 apps.
Facebook is at the center of another privacy controversy. This time, the most popular Android apps are involved. Almost half of the apps on the Google Play store have the ability to share data with Facebook, and it looks like many of them are sharing automatically (no Facebook account is needed).
Amazon has spent over 20 years building AI that has made it become the most dominant retailer in history. Now, Amazon is bringing that AI to third parties through an API. Amazon Personalize allows contextual personalization and recommendations through the AWS SDK or the AWS console.
Fortnite was released in the summer of 2017 as an early access title on several platforms. In about a year, the popularity of this multiplayer, survival shooter game has skyrocketed. An official public Fortnite API is not currently available. This article highlights a few unofficial Fortnite APIs.
Google joined Apple with a ban of on-device cryptocurrency mining apps from Google Play. Apple made its decision in June of this year. Both companies will continue to allow remote mining. As cryptocrime continues to accelerate, and mining is resource intensive, the decisions weren't surprising.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Facebook has added Codeless App Events to the latest version of the Facebook SDK. The new feature allows app owners to track interactions between app users with certain elements within an app (e.g. buttons, images, etc.). Codeless App Events is implemented through a visual tool to reduce coding.
Last year, Google announced that Android app developers would need to target recent APIs starting mid-2018. That time has come and Google has not changed its tone. Facebook has indicated that its main app will target API level 26, Android Oreo 8. Other Facebook apps should follow suit