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At GDC 2019, Microsoft appears poised to debut a new SDK that will aim to streamline cross-platform gaming development, helping to expand the platform’s reach to Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch. The new SDK is believed to provide access to Xbox achievements, friends list, clubs, and more.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Video, and Transcription. Today's highlights include the OpenMobilityData API which enables developers to get access of thousands of transport data feeds. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The Kin foundation is looking to the social gaming industry to boost usage of its cryptocurrency. The company just launched a Unity SDK that allows developers to create buying and selling opportunities within their games. Currently, the SDK is available for Android with iOS coming soon.
Recent reports and Android open source documentation indicate an Android Game SDK for Unity is in the works. Neither Google nor Unity has made announcements regarding the project; however, the move is a natural step for both Google and Unity given the current mobile device and gaming environment.
Google wants to ensure a greater percentage of apps have 64-bit versions for newer devices. That's why Google recently revealed a revised set of deadlines for developers, who will need to update their apps if they want to continue distributing them via the Play Store. Here's what you need to know.
For this installment of the Most Interesting API series, we focus on APIs added to our directory in categories including Sports, Music, Games, News Services, Video, Gambling, eSports, Emoji, Comics, Animation, Memes & Gifs, Photography, Books, Poetry, and Podcasts. Have a look at what our list below
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.
Two years after the successful launch of ClashRoyale, Supercell has announced the availability of an official API providing developers an alternative to APIs from the community. The RESTful API promises near real-time access to game data including players, cards, clans, locations and tournaments.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Marine, and Games. Highlights include an unofficial API for SpaceX data, an API for eBay image recognition services and a GraphQL API for movie data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Unity Technologies has completed its move from asm.js to WebAssembly with the Unity 2018.2 release. With this release, developers can now make wasm-only builds and the default linker target is now wasm instead of asm.js. The company plans on deprecating asm.js in the Unity 2018.3 release.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Analytics, and Media. Highlights include an API for Amazon GameOn Admin Console, Bikewise API for bike incident data, and the Google Page Lifecycle API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Messaging service Kik launched a cryptocurrency called Kin through a near-$100 million initial coin offering (ICO) last September, and now its Kin Ecosystem Foundation will give as many as 25 developers up to $3 million in Kin to bolster the cryptocurrency's ecosystem as part of a new program.
GitHub Unity 1.0, GitHub's editor extension for Unity, is now available for download. GitHub originally announced an alpha version of the project in March 2017, and a beta version earlier in 2018. Now, just in time for the annual Unity dev conference, GitHub has made the editor extension ready.
Mapbox continues to enhance mapping features designed for gaming in the AR space with new features to its Maps Unity SDK. Specifically, Mapbox has added new features to points of interest and augmented reality to the latest version of the SDK. Mapbox will demonstrate next week at its Locate event.
Amazon has launched a beta version of a Gadgets Skill API that allows developers to build game skills for Echo Buttons that work in conjunction with Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus and Echo Spot devices. Using the new API, developers can create new kinds of gaming experiences.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Machine Learning, and Financial. Featured today is the PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Developer API, which enables developers to access Battle Royale game data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon is doing its part to boost gaming competition through its recently announced GameOn platform. GameOn allows developers to introduce competitions into their games regardless of device, operating system, screen size, etc. Developers can offer in-game or real world prizes through GameOn.
PUBG has launched a test version of the PUBG Developer API. The API provides rich game data for developers looking to build tools and services around PUBG's popular battle royale game mode. PUBG anticipates the API will lead to apps and tools that expand what is currently available through OP.GG.
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.
Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of the popular World of Warcraft massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is making changes to a number of its APIs. Earlier this month, it announced pending Mythic Challenge Mode API changes, including the removal of keystone affixes.