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Developers and consumer protection groups are not pleased with Apple's removal of parental control and screen usage apps from the App Store. Some claim that Apple aims to limit competition with its Screen Time app and increase iPhone use. Apple claims its only protecting privacy and security.
Amazon has launched an App Submission API. Similar to Google's submission API for Google Play, Amazon's API allows app owners to programmatically update apps on its Appstore. With the goal of simplifying app updates across platforms, the Amazon API is similar to the API used with Google Play.
After incredible growth of the initial Adobe Exchange app marketplace, Adobe has introduced the next generation of the platform. This new generation includes powerful APIs that empower developers with access to the Adobe Experience Platform. The marketplace currently includes over 10,000 apps.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, Verification, and Mail. Highlights include an API that returns data about Board Games, an API for building connected car apps, and an API for contextual messaging. Here's a look at what's new.
Facebook is at the center of another privacy controversy. This time, the most popular Android apps are involved. Almost half of the apps on the Google Play store have the ability to share data with Facebook, and it looks like many of them are sharing automatically (no Facebook account is needed).
GraphQL has come a long way since Facebook first announced this open-sourced spec in 2015 with a number of Fortune 500 companies now employing the technology. To smooth out your implementation of the GraphQL backend at your company, here are five things you need to keep in mind.
Fortnite was released in the summer of 2017 as an early access title on several platforms. In about a year, the popularity of this multiplayer, survival shooter game has skyrocketed. An official public Fortnite API is not currently available. This article highlights a few unofficial Fortnite APIs.
Google joined Apple with a ban of on-device cryptocurrency mining apps from Google Play. Apple made its decision in June of this year. Both companies will continue to allow remote mining. As cryptocrime continues to accelerate, and mining is resource intensive, the decisions weren't surprising.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Facebook has added Codeless App Events to the latest version of the Facebook SDK. The new feature allows app owners to track interactions between app users with certain elements within an app (e.g. buttons, images, etc.). Codeless App Events is implemented through a visual tool to reduce coding.
Last year, Google announced that Android app developers would need to target recent APIs starting mid-2018. That time has come and Google has not changed its tone. Facebook has indicated that its main app will target API level 26, Android Oreo 8. Other Facebook apps should follow suit
Amazon has released an Appstore Sales Reporting API that allows developers to download sales reports programmatically. Developers use the API to retrieve monthly sales data as compressed CSV files. The CSV file contains item information such as marketplace, invoice ID, item name, and sales price.
Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Fuse 7 which includes more than 50 new connectors and a new browser-based, graphical interface that features low-code drag-and-drop capabilities. The company has also introduced Fuse Online, a new low-code integration platform that is fully hosted.
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.
Since their introduction in 2015, Progressive Web Apps have been viewed as a potential way to break the grip that native apps have had on the mobile app ecosystem. The most effective way to reach users still is to publish your app to one of the major app stores, but which one plays best with PWAs?
Graphcool has extended its API via a new function: resolver. The resolver function extends the Grapcool API to 3rd party APIs and microservices. Graphcool pitches the function as one of its most powerful tools and expects it to simply integration with authentication services and third party APIs.
TeleSign has greatly enhanced the iOS SDK for its App Verify service. The SDK allows app developers to handle verification completely in the background without multiple steps required for an onboarding user. By simply entering a phone number, the app exchanges with the phone for verification.
Pantheon offers elastic hosting and a container-based Website management platform for Drupal and WordPress sites. This article looks at how Apigee, an API management company turned to Pantheon's Website Management Platform to ensure that its solutions were truly multitenant.
Bugsee recently emerged from stealth mode with its bug reporting and crash analytics tool. Bugsee's primary advantage over most mobile app bug tools is the continuous video capture of user actions. Bugsee syncs video data with log and network data for optimal and quick crash and bug recovery.
After a year-long retirement phase, Parse has officially shutdown. A popular Backend as a Service platform, Parse shot to fame in the developer community quickly after its founding in 2011. Facebook acquired Parse in 2013, but Facebook directed resources elsewhere starting in early 2016.