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This week, Google announced a new top-level domain for mobile apps needing a home on the web: .app. Google sees many benefits for apps owning some space on the web, and its main selling point for the .app TLD is the built-in security requirements to communicate with an .app website.
RAISR, Google's proof-of-concept, neural-network-backed image sampler, represents a fundamental shift to the visual paradigm of the web. Though it's true impact is still a ways away, it marks the point where people in the front-end world should start to get very interested in machine learning.
With well more than half of the Web's traffic now starting with a mobile device of some sort, Google is looking to keep the pressure on when it comes to improving the performance of mobile Web apps. So, now it's starting a certification program so developers can prove their proficiency to customers.
Google recently debuted the Web Share API, a simple coding tool that allows websites to bank on the sharing capabilities baked into the host platform, such as Android. The idea here is to give users more control over when and where their data is shared between the Web and mobile apps.
Google has introduced a Web Share API developers can use to enable sharing capabilities on sites. The API allows users to control how and where data is shared by enabling websites to call on the host platform’s native sharing capabilities. The API can only be used on websites with a secure origin.
Mozilla announced a number of add-on development tools for its Firefox browser. Among the announcements, the WebExtension API simplifies cross-browser extension development.
Seven APIs have been added to the directory today in categories such as Screenshots, Tools, and Validation. Also added were SDKs for use with Automatic connected car platform.
Opbeat releases application performance study that shows most errors on mobile and Web applications occur outside the normal business day.
An overview of major site analytics tools that can help with analytic architecture.
Having a great website that is informative and engaging is no longer enough these days. Your customers are on the go, and with their trusty IOS or Android devices in their hands, they're accustomed to interacting on the move and getting the information they need instantly and in real-time. GunDog Labs' mobile website builder product, Abra, helps businesses get with the programme by offering them a mobile website creation platform that helps make their existing sites more mobile friendly. Abra's Mobile Websites API allows developers to access this functionality and integrate it with other applications or build mobile websites.
If there’s a new dawn in the age of search, Datafiniti is the sun. They are the first to take a new and profound approach to search in years. Most search engines return a list of links to web pages, but Datafiniti has much bigger plans. Instead of links, they return a set of data. A search for a burrito in Texas would give you a list of restaurants complete with goodies like reviews in addition to the important bits like name and address. The dataset itself has been out there for years, but its the aggregartion and presentation that’s different. With the Datafiniti API, it is now possible for developers to easily integrate that data into web applications.