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Some enterprising developers have found a way to get around the hidden API restrictions that Google embedded into the Android 9 Pie and Android 10 SDKs. These methods are not condoned or even acknowledged by Google, so proceed around the limits and restrictions at your own risk.
Google this week deprecated the AsyncTask API found in Android. The API, part of Android for years, helped synchronize network requests with and match them to the user interface on Android smartphones and tablets. The company did not provide a reason for deprecating the API.
Apple plans to change its Push Notification Service next year and has warned developers that now is the time to migrate to the latest version. The current build of the service will no longer support the legacy binary protocol starting in November 2020. Here's what the new version offers.
Smaato has been at the in-app advertising game for years now. However, the industry has advanced so much in the last few years, that updating its existing SDKs wasn't good enough to support the current environment. Accordingly, Smaato has completely rebuilt its in-app advertising Smaato SDK.
Seclore, a company working to unify data-centric security solutions, announces the addition of the Seclore Endpoint Auto-Protector SDK to their Data Centric-Security Platform. The Seclore Endpoint Auto-Protector SDK enables rapid integration of data-centric security.
Google has added many features to its AdMob SDK, and has completely overhauled the AdMob API. The goal of the improvements is to give better insights and reporting to publishers. Developers access to AdMob metrics traditionally required the AdSense API. The new AdMob API will replace that.
The Edge browser team at Microsoft says adjusting its app for devices that fold might be better handled with an API. The recommendation comes ahead of the market debut of several folding phones from Huawei and Samsung. Both phone companies have worked directly with developers to customize apps.
On the eve of watchOS 6's distribution to Apple Watch owners everywhere, Apple has warned developers for the Apple Watch to get on board with the latest SDK. After March 2020, all new apps will need to be built using watchOS 6 SDK, and must support Apple Watch Series 4 or later.
Apple has made it abundantly clear that it takes customer privacy seriously. Though the company may not always live up to its own high standards, it still often finds itself on the privacy soapbox. Now, Apple has baked a change into iOS 13 that caught several messaging apps by surprise.
Apple seeded an eighth round of betas to developers this week, bringing iOS 13 and iPadOS one step closer to public release. With Apple's annual iPhone event believed to be on deck for September 10, the new platforms should become available to regular people on or around September 17.
Twilio has released a beta version of its Conversations API. The unified API allows developers to aggregate messages across channels (SMS, MMS, Chat, and WhatsApp) into a single conversation. Additionally, administrators can control the conversation and supplement with experiential features.
Google has added some code to Android that suggests support for RCS may be expanded, though to what extent no one truly knows. For now, it’s clear that phone makers will gain access to a new API and, by extension, improved RCS compatibility. Third-party app writers, however, may be out of luck.
Facebook has recently announced the release of Graph API (v4.0) and Marketing API (v4.0). The changes to these APIs are highlighted by updates to webhooks, Business Asset Groups, and ad creation and editing. Ad Insights also gains new functionality that provides more granular insight into traffic.
Stream.io provides developers with tools for adding scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat functionality to their applications via the Stream API. The company has recently announced a new SDK that aims to streamline the addition/creation of chat functionality for iOS applications.
The new v15.0 SDK has sped up the initiating scan jobs process and adds concurrent processing for various upload methods. The SDK is widely used to expedite adding an online document scanner component to document management applications running in popular Internet browsers.
Google this week distributed the fifth beta of Android Q. According to Google, this build is "very close" to what developers and consumers alike will see in the release of Android Q in the near future. Google is urging developers to update their apps for Android Q sooner rather than later.
Vungle recently announced the latest version of its advertising SDK. The Vungle SDK now features Cache Optimization to ensure that ads are available quicker than ever before. Further, the SDK supports the MREC ad format, which is a medium rectangle for in-app video advertisements.
Microsoft has developed new API standards in an attempt to modernize its portfolio and respond to developer feedback. Microsoft published the first version of the standards and released its first set of SDKs for Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Key Vault and Event Hubs that comply with the standards.
About a year after Google introduced the Hangouts Chat API, it is enhancing the ability to build chatbots by supporting both Dialogflow and Hubot. Dialogflow allows developers to leverage natural language processing to train bots. Hubot allows developers to build bots for multiple platforms.