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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.
Google today debuted ML Kit, a new software developer kit with five core APIs that gives mobile developers the power to instantly add machine learning to their apps all through Firebase. If you're looking to add some serious computational smarts to your app, this is the tool you need.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Real Estate, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include APIs from data intelligence solution provider Melissa for ensuring correct business contact data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Late 2017, the Apple developer community was set ablaze by a rumored Project Marzipan that would converge macOS and iOS. While the developer community did what it could to uncover the plans, it appears any plans addressing cross-platform development have more to do with declarative APIs.
This week, Google announced a new top-level domain for mobile apps needing a home on the web: .app. Google sees many benefits for apps owning some space on the web, and its main selling point for the .app TLD is the built-in security requirements to communicate with an .app website.
Many businesses are building remote development teams to accommodate developers who work outside company headquarters. This distributed approach to work is catching on as companies seek the best talent possible. This article looks at the many collaboration tools for bringing developers together.
Twilio today announced that it has added support to its API for LINE, a popular free communication app that allows its more than 168 million users to make calls and send messages. LINE support is part of Twilio Channels, a feature of Twilio's API designed to build messaging experiences.
Ericsson has released a study that provides insights from a number of leading telecom service providers on how they are engaging and positioning themselves in the IoT market. Most of the service providers interviewed are relying on standards and open APIs to enable third-party development.
Rev.io, a provider of a usage-based billing platform for telecom and IoT companies, announced today a new REST API that gives the company's customers and partners the ability to programatically access usage-rating, metered billing, customer data, and inventory catalog information.
Twilio has moved Programmable Wireless out of beta and has made the product generally available (GA). The GA release of Twilio Programmable Wireless introduces updated data pricing, a Quote-based data pricing model, and improvements to the usage section of the Programmable Wireless Console.
Tap Systems, the manufacturer of a wearable keyboard, mouse and game controller dubbed the Tap Strap, has unveiled SDKs that allows developers to create new kinds of applications. The Tap device uses sensors to detect the gestures users make and identify what they represent.
Apple this week made the Payment Request API available for Apple Pay. The W3C-developed API works in Safari 11.1 on MacOS and Safari on iOS 11.3, allowing merchants and retailers to conduct transactions through Apple Pay, rather than alternatives such as credit/debt cards or PayPal.
When it comes to Oracle v. Google on the subject of the latter’s alleged misappropriation of Java’s APIs in the Android operating system, a federal appeals court has hammered what appears to be all but the last remaining nail into the coffin that could seal Google’s fate.
Apple today made a renewed overture for the education market with a new iPad, updated iWork productivity apps, and new platforms for teachers and developers. ClassKit is a fresh set of tools developers can use to take advantage of the Schoolwork app, which is meant for teachers.
Google this week released a stable build of Android Studio 3.1, its core platform for Android app developers. This new version of Android Studio packs in tons of new features that developers can put to use designing and fine-tuning their mobile apps, including C++, Kotlin, and D8 dex compilers.
Google is pitching its Activity Recognition Transition API as the key to unlocking insight about smartphone owners' movements. The idea is to let developers decipher between simple movement, such as walking, and complex movement, such as driving all while maximizing battery life.
Twilio has launched Twilio Flex, a cloud-based contact center platform that is fully programmable and allows businesses to engage with customers via a variety of channels. Twilio Flex is currently in preview and the company plans on making the platform generally available by the end of 2018.
The next iteration of Android is here. Google this week released Android P Developer Preview 1, an early build of its refreshed core Android platform. Android P is awash in new APIs for developers to put to work creating powerful apps that will bring new and exciting experiences to end users.