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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.
TransferMate has offered white label payment services to many customers across the globe. This allowed such customers to leverage TransferMate's global banking footprint to ensure compliance across the world. Now, TransferMate is making this service available through an API.
Screen scraping has bridged the connection gap between banks and fintech for decades, but banks are now starting to deprecate it because of PSD2. bunq has managed to build a growing community around its open API since 2017, and it serves as an example for other European banks striving to innovate.
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.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Blockchain, and Recreation, and Movies. Highlights include the Play.tv API for video game streaming and the Boundless AI API for predicting user behavior. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
IEX Group, Inc. has announced the release of IEX Cloud, a new platform that provides developers with access to curated financial data and various tools that streamline integration. This new offering will operate as an independent company, separate from IEX Group’s flagship stock exchange.
BNP Paribas recently announced the release of a developer portal that helps to streamline the discovery of resources including PSD2 compliant APIs. The service is aimed at Payment Service Providers (PSP) and features extensive documentation as well as an API testing environment.
Dwolla has long used a ledger based organization system to track funds allocated through the Dwolla API. Now, Dwolla is exposing this functionality through a new API feature it calls Labels. Labels allow developers to track and identify fund allocation without duplicating accounts.
Mastercard recently announced the Mastercard Innovation Engine. The engine acts as a marketplace for next generation digital customer experiences. The marketplace allows Mastercard and collaborators to offer API access to customer-focused digital experiences through plug and play solutions.
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.
Surma (Web Advocate at Google) today recommended using AssemblyScript in order to convert code written in TypeScript into the portable binary format, WebAssembly. WebAssembly makes it so that code written in C/C++ and Rust is able to run on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge Web browsers.
Android app writers are about bathe in newfound powers within the Google Play Store. A handful of features will improve star ratings, ease the process of dealing with user feedback, customize their landing page, and force app updates even when the app is in active use. Here's the skinny.
The latest developer preview of Android Q adds an incredible array of user- and developer-facing features. The company focused on innovation, security, privacy, and digital well being in Android Q. These should help developers build for the cutting edge tech that's just around the corner.
Google continues to update ML Kit to enable developers to create applications for mobile devices that utilize the power of machine learning. Google recently reported that improvements in ML Kit make it possible for mobile devices to perform ML functions even when disconnected from the internet.
Today in a session at Google I/O, Kobi Glick gave attendees an overview of some of the key updates to the Android App Bundle. These updates include new metrics added to Android vitals, upgraded security features, and options for conditional delivery of application features.
Google announced the Kotlin first approach to Android development at the developer keynote presentation on Day 1 of the yearly Google I/O developer conference. Google’s intention is to position Kotlin as the favored programming language for Android application development moving forward.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Religion and Food. Highlights include new APIs from Google Cloud for enterprise catalog administration and from DocuSign for organization administration. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
As PSD2 starts to take shape in Europe, ING has published three new open banking APIs in France. The APIs include an Account Information API, Payment Initiation Services API, and Confirmation of Availability of Funds API. This is a starting point, and ING is working on additional APIs soon to come.