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A little more than a year ago, at Dreamforce 2018, Salesforce and Apple announced a strategic partnership. This week at Dreamforce 2019 the two companies provided further evidence of this commitment with the announcement of updated Apps and SDKs, all designed with Apple customers in mind.
The demand for skilled Web developers is showing no signs of abating. Organizations operating under the assumption that such developers are all it takes to modernize their monoliths into API-led, agile, shape-shifting high fliers that can survive today’s technical Darwinism are in for an awakening.
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.
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.
Login VSI, the provider of application performance testing and monitoring for VDI environments announced today the general availability of Login PI version 3.6. Login PI enables customers to measure the availability of their desktop virtualization platform and the applications that run on it.
MuleSoft Releases Anypoint Service Mesh to Simplify Microservices Discovery, Security, and Management
MuleSoft has announced the release of Anypoint Service Mesh, an extension of the company’s Anypoint Platform that aims to simplify how companies discover, manage, and secure microservices. Additionally, Anypoint Service Mesh establishes a microservices marketplace.
Spotify subscribers who also use Apple products may soon be able to use Siri to interact with the popular music service. Spotify is taking advantage of the SiriKit audio API, which was recently made available via iOS 13, to test the integration. It's not a done deal, but iPhone owners can dream.
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.
Today at Firebase Summit 2019 in Madrid, Spain, Firebase announced various upgrades to the company’s mobile and web application development platform. The updates are highlighted by new tools that aim to accelerate development while also reducing coding errors.
Dwolla has adopted the Kotlin programming language, with a focus on helping its Java clients. Specifically, the company created a new Kotlin-based SDK for its API. Dwolla maintains that Kotlin is wholly compatible with Java and, more importantly, simpler to use and maintain.
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.
Ballerina, the open-source project from WSO2 has reached 1.0 and now provides cloud-native middleware as a programming language. The language, based on creating and consuming APIs for app development aims to simplify how developers will build and deploy cloud-native distributed apps and services.
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.
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.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Voice, Mapping and Storage. Highlights include an API for managing membership subscriptions and APIs for Lambdatest cross browser testing services. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.