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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Monetization, Logistics and Food. Featured today is the FaunaDB GraphQL API, the Geotab API for fleet tracking, plus an API for retrieving mushroom observation data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Open Data, Advertising, and DevOps. Highlights include the DoorBird API for integrating applications with a video door intercom service. Here's a rundown of the latest additions for developers.
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.
Fauna announced that the GraphQL API for its FaunaDB database is now generally available. With the massive migration towards GraphQL, Fauna has expanded its already versatile database product with some of the latest serverless technology. Its general availability comes after a successful prerelease.
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.
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 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.