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Facebook has made several announcements this week that will benefit developers by expanding the ways that they can reach audiences beyond the social network’s walls. The announcements include upgrades to both the Audience Network SDK and the Facebook Live API.
GitHub announced GitHub Pages is now integrated with the Checks API. This integration replaces the historical method of checking for build errors through the Statuses API. Statuses required developers to wait for an email with error information; whereas, Checks allows troubleshooting along the way.
Arboric, an API manager specifically dedicated to GraphQL, was announced this week. Arboric is open source and free to use. It is currently available in its 0.1 version, which is considered the proof of concept version. By the next version, the team hopes that the core will be production ready.
No single standard exists in the world of extensions. Accordingly, many browser makers have worked to make their extension APIs compatible with each other for ease on developers. However, Google's Manifest v3 will not be backwards compatible and Mozilla isn't on board with all of Google's changes.
Google announced multiple changes to its Ads and Search APIs. In the Ads API, changes were made to prevent the same payment account applying across manager account hierarchies. In the Search APIs, certain Android appearances that are no longer available in the Console UI are no longer supported.
Facebook is pitching its Off-Facebook Activity feature as the solution to its crushed reputation over transparency and lack of user data control. But, two major questions remain. Will the feature be enough for Facebook critics? Second, what impact will the feature have on the developer community?
The hardware-based blue screen of death is now available for AWS EC2 cloud instances. The API feature, SendDiagnosticInterrupt, was recently added to AWS EC2 specifically for cloud instances where no hardware interrupt button is available for administrators to use in crash/reboot diagnostics.
In March of 2019, Facebook announced changes to the company’s advertising platform, these changes aim to reduce discrimination in job postings, housing ads, and credit ads. Developers will soon be required to comply with updated Marketing API standards based on these changes.
Successful enterprises rely on the latest technology to drive business operations, intelligence, and efficiency. APIs are the driving force of business application development. In this article, we highlight twelve top business APIs, chosen by popularity from the visitors of ProgrammableWeb.
LinkedIn added an Audience Engagement feature to its LinkedIn Partner Program. Audience Engagement allows users to discover audiences, receive content recommendations, and benchmark content against competitors. LinkedIn offers the feature through API integration with limited launch partners.
In the wheel of social media data breaches, Twitter is the latest company to apologize and vow to do better. Last week, Twitter reported that it may have inadvertently shared private data with advertising partners against the wishes of its users. Twitter will now stop sharing such data altogether.
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.
It's been a big year for Apollo. First, it launched its GraphQL platform. Then, it launched an open-source tool in Apollo Federation. Now, Apollo is adding the open-source technology to its core platform to greater ease usability and adoption of GraphQL in the enterprise through Managed Federation.
The 6.0 release of NativeScript is now available. The latest release includes a specific focus on developer productivity. Accordingly, 6.0 includes AppSync to enable instant app update delivery, the Core Theme v2 release for consistent and attractive UI, improved TabView and much more.
Despite a barrage of headlines that could kill most companies, Facebook operates with near absolute impunity. To dissatisfied users who want out, it brazenly dangles an offer to take all their data before quitting so it can be uploaded to another service. We tested the veracity of that offer.
Before Facebook users consider an alternative social network, two things must be easily moved to that alternative; their friends and their data. Facebook's website advertises it will give you your data so it can be uploaded to another service. ProgrammableWeb puts that bold claim to the test.
As government regulators and consumers grapple with the extraordinary control and commercialization that Facebook exerts over personal data, and the extent to which Facebook has abused that privilege, a bigger question looms; what hope exists, if any for the emergence of a legitimate alternative?
GIPHY, the provider of a database and search engine for animated GIFs, has announced a new SDK that provides third-parties access to GIFs, stickers, and additional new content like GIPHY Emoji and Text. With this release, the company hopes to accelerate integration for third-party app developers.
Agora.io, a provider of voice, video, and live interactive streaming solutions, announced the release of the Agora Video Chat SDK for Unity. This new SDK will allow game developers to embed video chat directly into their games. With this release, Agora.io is now a Unity Verified Solutions partner.