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Android 11 beta 3 is here and with it Google is calling upon all developers to update their apps accordingly. The official Android 11 release is mere weeks away at this point, and it is important for apps to be compatible with the new features in Android 11. Here's what you need to know.
Facebook just announced v8.0 of its Graph and Marketing APIs. Per usual, the new releases include some breaking changes, feature updates, and deprecations. The company is pointing developers to the Platform Initiatives Hub to stay up to date with all company plans and programs.
Google released a new version of the Paging API. The company says Paging API 3 is a complete overhaul of the library based on Kotlin. Google incorporated the changes asked for by developers, which include simpler handling of errors, wider list transformations, and support for list separators.
Sendbird recently added voice and video functionality for its in-app chat feature, now the company is announcing that the APIs that make this possible are HIPAA compliant. Additionally, Sendbird Desk, the company’s embeddable support feature for chat, social, and video has also achieved compliance.
This week, YouTube developers learned of major compliance changes. They impact videos uploaded with the videos.insert endpoint. API projects created after July 28, 2020 using this endpoint from an unverified API project will be set to private viewing mode until an audit verifies TOS compliance.
Less than a day removed from a security breach that led to several high profile Twitter accounts being hacked, Twitter is delaying the launch of an all-new API. The new Twitter API is intended to provide developers with a robust feature set and an easy path to advanced data access.
Echosec Systems has launched an API, providing direct access to previously unavailable data feeds from fringe social, deep, and dark web sources. The Platform API was developed to meet intelligence community requirements for streamlined access to raw data from these less-regulated sources.
Google has released the beta version of Android 11. Developer previews for Android 11 have been around since February. Now, Google has officially opened up the beta release with three themes: people, controls, and privacy. Google has canceled the virtual launch event it originally planned for v11.
Google has released an Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV. The company says features focus on privacy, performance, accessibility, and connectivity. The idea is to help developers improve the experience for consumers seeking to get the most from their smart TVs and streaming devices.
Facebook has announced changes to the protocol for designating ads that relate to social issues, elections, or politics. These changes are intended to further bolster election integrity while also improving ad transparency. The updates will apply to the Marketing API v7.0.
Google has released the ARCore Depth API, which uses algorithms generated by movement to create depth information through a single camera. The API has been in beta since last year, but thanks to Google's collaboration with creators, the API is now part of the ARCore release for Android and Unity.
Apple has new features for iOS 14 for the iPhone and iPad, and the corresponding series of updates for developers. Want to take advantage of the new home screen widget to surface dynamic info or app clips to show off your app in miniature form, download the latest SDK and get to work.
Thirty-two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data, Documents, and Financial. Highlights include an API for business records fiscalization, and API for data dashboards, and APIs from Precisely for data accuracy. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Yubico recently made its Android SDK available to developers, who can now build support for YubiKey directly into their Android apps. The Android SDK joins the company's iOS SDK, which means developers can create a consistent log-in experience across their mobile apps no matter the platform.
Along with the recently released Android 11 beta, Google has made a new version of Android Studio available to developers. Android Studio 4.1 Beta and Android Studio 4.2 Canary are here to help developers target Android 11 and its new set of APIs.You'll find updates to Kotlin, Jetpack, and more.
Google this week released the first public beta of Android 11. The build is available to developers and everyday Android fans alike and works on most Pixel phones. Together with a new version of Android Studio and a raft of fresh APIs, developers can take advantage of the latest features.
MuckRock, a non-profit government document sharing provider, has announced a new version of the DocumentCloud API. The API gives users access to every functionality and feature available through the DocumentCloud web interface. DocumentCloud helps journalists organize and track documents.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Business, Mapping, and Banking. Highlights include an API for a lending platform, an API for IT monitoring, and an API for biodiversity literature and image data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ars Technica received confirmation via email this week that Instagram doesn't extend its copyright license to cover content that is embedded on external websites via the Instagram API. This news comes in light of an ongoing legal battle related to third-party use of the social platform’s data.
Google this week released Android Studio 4, the newest version of its core Android developer environment. Android Studio 4 is meant to give developers more tools so they can design and build apps faster and smarter. The platform arrives mere days before the Android 11 beta launch.