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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.
Many of the world's most successful technology companies have seen their fortunes bolstered by offering open APIs, but incidents last week involving Facebook and Spotify demonstrate that open APIs are not without risk, especially when enforcement of API usage policies is lax.
Facebook this week announced it has opened its Instant Games platform to all developers. The platform, which had been in beta, allows developers to build HTML5-based games that can be played across Facebook directly within News Feeds and in Messenger conversations on desktop and mobile devices.
Hootsuite added to its API portfolio with the Interaction History API. The API allows developers to monitor social media exchanges of its app users and other social media profiles. The goal of the API is to provide more context to social media exchanges. The API has Twitter and Facebook endpoints.
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.
At Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, Google today announced the first beta release of Flutter, a react-style framework, 2D rendering engine, suite of ready-to-use widgets and development tools designed to help developers create native interfaces for iOS and Android apps.
Twitter yesterday announced updates to its developer platform terms that aim to reign in the use of automation by bad actors "to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts." Twitter's updated policies forbid applications from posting identical content to multiple Twitter accounts.
MuleSoft's annual Connectivity Benchmark Report reveals what’s at stake if IT leaders don’t get the job done on digital transformation; four out of five say that they will lose revenue in as little as 12 months if digital transformation isn’t completed. Can APIs be a way to achieve these goals?
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, today announced that its Marketing API is now available to all developers. The API allows third parties to programmatically buy ads in the Snapchat app and manage their advertising campaigns. It also offers additional targeting and testing functionality.
Twitter today announced that it is launching a new offering that will give developers access to the full Twitter archive which contains all tweets going back to the first one posted by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2006. Previously, full archive access was limited to Twitter's enterprise customers.
By giving business accounts the ability to schedule posts, Instagram is addressing one of the most requested features from its corporate clients. The newfound power has been added to the Instagram Graph API, which should let businesses take greater control over their Instagram content.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Messaging, and Social Media. Featured today are APIs from CronAlarm, for integrating with the cron jobs platform, and from The Things Network, a crowdsourced IoT networking platform.
Aria Solutions announced an API-based softphone solution that brings Salesforce CRM and Cisco telephony platforms together in a single solution. The Velocity Softphone is available on the Salesforce AppExchange and eliminates the need for agents to flip back and forth between various platforms.
Go2mobi enhanced its demand side advertising platform with the Total Control API. The API provides access to Go2mobi's complete suite of mobile advertising features. Whether users are looking to enhance an existing workflow, or build a standalone DSP, the Total Control API aims to fit the need.
Google has changes in store for the Play Store beginning in mid 2018 that will require developers to make some adjustments to their applications. The moves are meant to bolster security not only in the Play Store, but on end-user handsets as well. Here are the three major updates on deck.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Email, and Bitcoin. Highlights include the Vantiq API for building applications that automate systems, resources and operations, and the LaterPay API, for developers to monetize applications
Google has released the final developer preview of Android 8.1 Oreo. In this build, the Neural Networks API is now active to boost on-device machine learning. Android 8.1 also unlocks the Pixel Visual Core chip in Google's Pixel smartphones, which developers can target with the Android Camera API.
Google believes its latest API will provide developers with the app install data they need to make effective marketing decisions. The Play Referrer API grabs core information directly from the Play Store to help validate referral content and prevent fraudulent activity from sapping your resources.
In today's roundup we cover Google's work to bring the Activity Recognition Transition API to developers next year in order to power the Do Not Disturb mode when driving. We also look at proposed standards from the W3C and IFX Forum for an Indexed Database and open banking APIs.
Google has announced the developer preview of TensorFlow Lite, a solution for enabling on-device machine learning inference with a small binary size and low latency. TensorFlow Lite is designed for mobile and embedded devices and should be considered an evolution of TensorFlow Mobile.