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Google wants your augmented reality environment to look good. They key to AR's magic, says Google, is the way it merges the real with the unreal. In order to truly transport users into a new experience, objects and spaces need to look as real as possible. That's why it updated ARCore and Sceneform.
The Google Drive API makes it possible for developers to add Google Drive file access to their own apps. Well, Google plans to retire the Google Drive Android API next year and replace it with the Google Drive REST API. Get ready to migrate your apps before December 6, 2019.
Google's Flutter developer tool has graduated from preview status. Google today announced Flutter 1.0 and made it available to developers. This interesting tool will let developers create apps that look and run the same on Android and iOS devices. The goal is to create a seamless experience for all.
Apple has made a new commitment to women leaders. The company this week announced Entrepreneur Camp, a technology lab meant to assist women app developers and women founders and co-founders. If your female-led company or development team has a working prototype, Apple may have a slot for you.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Books, Sports and Billing. Highlights include Google's Firebase Management API and the Caselaw Access Project API which provides free access to millions of law books. Here's a look at what is new.
Google hosted its third annual Firebase Summit this week in Prague. The conference was not short on API and developer news. The ML Kit's Face Detection API has expanded in features. The Firebase Management API was introduced. A number of Firebase tools previously in beta are now generally available.
Google today released a new preview version of Flutter to developers. Flutter is Google's set of tools for quickly designing and implementing user interfaces for Android and iOS devices. The search giant hopes to have a 1.0 release of Flutter ready for developers in the near future.
Rookout, a company focused on production debugging, has released the first collaborative solution to debug live code on demand, including in production. Rookout’s Workspaces feature works like “Google Docs” for debugging live code, letting developers share an IDE together to track down issues.
Kong Inc., a microservices API company, has announced Kong 1.0, the latest version of its open-source microservice API gateway. This latest version of the Kong platform includes a variety of features such as support for service mesh deployments and Kubernetes Ingress controller.
Microsoft has released a new Microsoft 365 Secure Score API which includes new updates such as integration with Microsoft’s Security Graph API, the addition of dual entities, and availability in the Microsoft Graph Explorer. This API replaces the original Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score API.
Google this week began to make its staged release feature available to Android developers. The idea behind this functionality is to let app writers seed their applications to a small number of users to ensure there are no bugs before a wider rollout to the entire installed base.
DronaHQ, a digital enablement and transformation provider, has launched API Genie, a tool that allows users to create APIs for existing web apps without writing code. It is aimed at users who would like to build APIs for legacy applications but at reduced cost and faster time to market.
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.
A number of brand new features have been added to Firebase including a Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) API Reporting dashboard and Firebase In-App Messaging. The FCM API Reporting dashboard allows developers to view notification and messaging statistics from one central user interface.
Hasuraa GraphQL-as-a-Service company, launched its open source GraphQL Engine which allows developers to migrate Postgres-based applications to GraphQL without having to write any backend code. The Hasura GraphQL engine can also be used to quickly build scalable GraphQL Applications on Postgres.
Google has released the final, public version of Android P. The latest operating system will henceforth be known as Android 9 Pie (following Android 8 Oreo). The new platform gains APIs galore and Google wants developers to get to work optimizing their apps with the latest tools.
Huawei is opening its AI platform by making a number of AI-based APIs available to developers. The company is making APIs available via its Enterprise Intelligence (EI) solution. Among the APIs available are a natural language API, voice recognition API, and visual recognition API.
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.