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Shazam Stops Supporting Third Party SDKs on iOS

In its latest iOS update, Shazam has removed support for almost all third party SDKs. Some SDKs were removed in the latest Android update, but not nearly to the extent of the iOS move. Shazam was acquired by Apple last year, and Apple shies away from third party SDKs in general.

Microsoft Expands Azure Maps Services and SDKs

Microsoft has made numerous announcements regarding its Azure Maps services and SDKs. Some features previously in preview are now generally available. Plus, the company has launched preview versions of new features and services. Included in the new previews are web and Android SDKs.

Google Open Sources Cloud Search Connector SDK

Google has open sourced its Cloud Search Connector SDK. The goal is to ease the search of third-party content and identities within a company. Google originally partnered with around 50 partners around the world to build third-party connectivity for Cloud Search and has now opened up a public SDK.

Android Game SDK for Unity in the Works

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.

Daily API RoundUp: Geospark, Mirrorfly, ChainFront, CloudPublish

Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Location, and File-Sharing. Featured is an API from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for Veteran health data, and an API that tracks user location using artificial intelligence.

Mapillary Open Sources Street-Level Image SDK

Mapillary has launched an open-source SDK for its street-level image platform. The SDK allows users to process and upload images to the platform. The more images uploaded, the more up to date and more robust maps become within third party apps. Currently, over 390 million images have been uploaded.

Daily API RoundUp: Wowza, Mango Voice, StickerPop, Sakari

Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Images, Messaging, and Analytics. Featured APIs today include the Sakari API for bulk messaging, the Companies House for UK company data, and the StickerPop API for app stickers. Here's a look at what is new.