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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.
Microsoft has released an update to its WebView 2 SDK and announced broader access so that more developers can try it. WebView 2, a new WebView control that allows developers to host web content within native apps, was first unveiled at the Build 2019 conference in Seattle last month.
In the most recent Postman release, GraphQL is now supported. This feature has long been requested by Postman users. Postman indicated that GraphQL is the second most requested feature on its GitHub repository. Now, GraphQL is supported in multiple capacities in the early 7.2 Canary channel release.
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.
Angular recently introduced the Architect API as a new feature of Angular CLI version 8. The Architect API provides tools that help schedule and coordinate tasks. The API uses functions that the company calls "builders", which are responsible for the implementation of the tasks.
Google has taken a renewed interested in user privacy and safety this year. It recently outlined a number of changes necessary for developers. Now, Google is moving further along this path with a focus on protecting kids from certain types of apps and in-app content in the Play Store.
Google recently introduced Kubernetes Operators which helps admins better author, release and manage applications built on top of Kubernetes. Built specifically with Kubernetes knowledge baked in, Operators work with apps built on top of Kubernetes and managed through the Kubernetes API.
Postman now allows developers to create APIs from directly within the app. Prior to the latest release, 7.1, Postman was an API development tool that allowed certain features to be created within the app, but others outside the app. Now, the entire lifecycle of an API is managed within the app.
Dwolla has long used a ledger based organization system to track funds allocated through the Dwolla API. Now, Dwolla is exposing this functionality through a new API feature it calls Labels. Labels allow developers to track and identify fund allocation without duplicating accounts.
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.
Surma (Web Advocate at Google) today recommended using AssemblyScript in order to convert code written in TypeScript into the portable binary format, WebAssembly. WebAssembly makes it so that code written in C/C++ and Rust is able to run on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge Web browsers.
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.
The latest developer preview of Android Q adds an incredible array of user- and developer-facing features. The company focused on innovation, security, privacy, and digital well being in Android Q. These should help developers build for the cutting edge tech that's just around the corner.
Google continues to update ML Kit to enable developers to create applications for mobile devices that utilize the power of machine learning. Google recently reported that improvements in ML Kit make it possible for mobile devices to perform ML functions even when disconnected from the internet.
Today in a session at Google I/O, Kobi Glick gave attendees an overview of some of the key updates to the Android App Bundle. These updates include new metrics added to Android vitals, upgraded security features, and options for conditional delivery of application features.
Google announced the Kotlin first approach to Android development at the developer keynote presentation on Day 1 of the yearly Google I/O developer conference. Google’s intention is to position Kotlin as the favored programming language for Android application development moving forward.
Google has given developers some relief after some voiced concerns over Android's planned switch to scoped storage. Feedback about Android Q betas opened Google's eyes a bit and the company has put off the required change for an entire year to give app writers more time to adjust.
As Progressive Web Apps gained traction a few years ago, Microsoft released an open source tool called the PWABuilder. The tool was designed to help developers transform standard web apps into Progressive Web Apps. Microsoft recently released PWAbuilder 2.0 with new features and a redesign.