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Jetpack Compose, Android’s toolkit for programmatically defining application UI via composable functions, has reached a stable V.10 release point. Alongside the announcement of general availability, Jetpack also gains a new preview feature.
Google announced a new Google Enterprise APIs designation, which aims to set apart APIs that serve business-critical systems and ensure the company’s partners that these APIs will experience prolonged stability and support. This designation is the third recent initiative aimed at building trust.
Portus Network, a decentralized API Gateway, built a network that will attempt to streamline the data input process to dApps by cutting out expensive middlemen. Blockchains and the dApps that run on them are closed networks that rely upon data inputs to process information from the outside world.
Google has announced a final deprecation timeline for Android Jelly Bean support on the Play Store. This version of the OS spanned Android V4.1 - V4.3 and API levels 16-18. Developers will continue to receive support until the release of version 21.30.99 which is due at the end of August 2021.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Writing, PDF, and Climate. Included is an API for data about methane emissions monitored from space and an API for data about theRick and Morty TV show. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Akamai, a content delivery network (CDN) services provider, has outlined the latest release of its EdgeWorkers platform. The edge computing platform gains improvements that are aimed at simplifying code deployment, reducing data latency, and optimizing API traffic.
When Apple announced in mid-2020 that it would acquire the popular weather app Dark Sky, developers knew that it was only a matter of time before they would need to find a new source for weather data. Soon after, Apple announced that the API would be taken down at the end of 2021.
In 2018, as part of the iOS 12 release, Apple added screen time tracking capabilities for the iPhone. Since that time developers have been pushing Apple to make the data exposed by this functionality available via API. The tech giant has finally acquiesced.
Spotify has announced changes to the company’s developer platform that are intended to help streamline the process of building third-party apps that leverage the media company’s resources. These updates include two new development modes and a significant update to the Spotify Developer Policy.
Pocketnow is reporting that Apple has developed a new API specifically to be used by the Zoom iPadOS application that will allow app users to use the split screen mode offered by the popular video conferencing platform. Previously the application was unable to offer this feature on the iPad.
Cloudflare announced the beta release of Workers Unbound, the company’s serverless platform for developers, in mid-2020 and is now moving the product into general availability. Alongside this announcement, Cloudflare has updated the Workers Unbound pricing model and added additional functionality.
The W3C has announced that the Web Applications Working Group has released the First Public Working Draft of the new Indexed Database API V 3.0. This latest iteration of the document was published on March 11th and is intended to supersede all previous versions.
MuleSoft has released MuleSoft Composer for Salesforce, a no-code integration offering designed to enable line of business users and Salesforce administrators with the ability to integrate Salesforce with other apps and data while also automating the tasks that depend on those integrations.
Google has announced the availability of Flutter V2, the second generation of the company’s open-source UI toolkit, almost four years after the project’s initial release in May of 2017. With this release, Google has significantly broadened the scope of Flutter’s development reach.
Sleep tracking is an increasingly popular health trend that mobile app developers have been building applications to support. To simplify this endeavor and improve device performance, Google has added a new Android Sleep API that operates as an extension of its existing Activity Recognition API.
GitHub has announced modifications to the GitHub Marketplace, a central location where developers can discover, share, and sell development solutions, that are intended to simplify application onboarding and increase revenue generation.
Apple has announced several updates to its App Store Review Guidelines that portend forthcoming changes to the platform. These guidelines include mention of a new App Tracking Transparency feature which has been long rumored as an attempt to improve platform privacy.
As climate change affects humans more and more, developers may be wanting to create or enhance applications with climate data, and the best way to accomplish this is with climate APIs. In this article, we highlight ten of the most popular Climate APIs listed in the ProgrammableWeb directory.
Did APIs Play a Role in the Exfiltration of Personal Data From Parler.com After the Riot in Washington, DC?
In the aftermath of the riots in Washington, DC several posts went viral alleging that APIs played a role in the potentially private content including text, images, and video that were exfiltrated from Parler.com. We took a deep dive into these allegations in order to set the record straight.