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Cloud communications provider MessageBird today launched Programmable Conversations, a single API that allows developers to integrate with a number of popular communication platforms. The platfroms supported in today's launch are SMS, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram and Line.
Google has released the final, public version of Android P. The latest operating system will henceforth be known as Android 9 Pie (following Android 8 Oreo). The new platform gains APIs galore and Google wants developers to get to work optimizing their apps with the latest tools.
Nineteen APIs have been added to ProgrammableWeb in categories including Credit Cards, Messaging, and Gambling. Highlights include an API for issuing physical and virtual Stripe payment cards, and the Alexa Customer Profile API for retrieving Alexa customer contact information.
Twilio has announced the Twilio API for WhatsApp which allows developers to integrate with applications nearly every messaging channel via one Twilio Messaging API. Among the messaging channels the API supports are SMS, MMS, Facebook Messenger, RCS, LINE and the newly added API for WhatsApp.
Square today announced the Square Reader SDK, a toolkit that will let Android and iOS developers design and deploy their own checkout experience for both sellers and buyers. The SDK makes it possible to run a custom UX on Square's hardware, opening up new possibilites for retail.
Last year, Facebook announced that it would launch a set of business-centric tools around WhatsApp. The company has also long stated that it would eventually monetize its various messaging platforms. Facebook has taken a step towards both goals with the introduction of the WhatsApp Business API.
Facebook has updated an API used by third-party applications to that allowed for cross-posting. The change breaks this functionality and one of the biggest impacts was felt by Twitter. Twitter users will no longer be able to create a Tweet and share it easily to their Facebook page.
RevenueCat is live with its SDK approach to in-app subscriptions across platforms. After a half-year beta, RevenueCat has launched v1.0 of its SDKs and API. The goal of the company is to handle all things in-app subscriptions so app developers don't need to rely on app store subscription APIs.
Messaging service Kik launched a cryptocurrency called Kin through a near-$100 million initial coin offering (ICO) last September, and now its Kin Ecosystem Foundation will give as many as 25 developers up to $3 million in Kin to bolster the cryptocurrency's ecosystem as part of a new program.
Ding, a leader in mobile top-up, recently introduced its DingConnect API. The API allows third party apps and websites to offer top-up services to their customers and users. As prepaid phones approaches the 4 billion mark, Ding believes top-up services complements a host of web and mobile services.
Android P is closer to a reality. Google introduced the third beta for Android P. Because it is nearly final, there are no new APIs or features. Rather, this beta round focuses on bug fixes, stability, and moving to the latest security features. The final version will arrive this summer.
Streamlio has announced the release of Apache Pulsar 2.0 which includes several new enhancements including Schema Registry and Topic Compaction. This latest release of Apache Pulsar also includes the general availability of Pulsar Functions which are lightweight, stream-native compute processes.
Google has distributed a new version of Android P to beta testers and stocked the build with the final APIs. In addition to the APIs, Google says the Android P SDK and Android Studio 3.2 are now in final form, providing developers with everything they need to get their apps up to date.
Apple today updated its four core operating systems (iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS) with a wide range of new features for end users. Less clear is how developers will put the new functionalities to use in their own apps. Mention of new APIs and SDKs were largely absent from the keynote.
Progress has released NativeScript version 4.0 which features a number of improvements including (but not limited to) enable LiveSync with Webpack simultaneously, new single sign-on authentication template, expanded functionality for Vue.js developers, and Angular Schematics support.
While the majority of the APIs within the ProgrammableWeb directory are REST-styled APIs, that isn't the only architectural style in use, not by a long shot. In this article we look at our directory data to see what underlying technologies are most popular across the various Push/Streaming APIs.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.
In addition to debuting new APIs, Google has refreshed just about all its developer tools and services. It you're using Android Studio, Kotlin, Google Play Console, or any of the dozens of Android developer features, it's time to download the latest bits. Here's what's new.
Google has released the second developer preview of Android P and with it detailed a new set of APIs for the mobile platform. There's plenty more under the hood in this second dev previews. Here's a rundown of all the new tools available for developers to put to use in their apps.
According to a recent commit to the main repository of the Android Open Source Project, Google is preparing to prevent apps from monitoring network activity in the background. The new commit will restrict app access to /proc/net, which contains kernel output related to network activity.