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Red Hat introduced OpenShift 4.5. It uses Kubernetes 1.18, and has a particular focus on stability within high scale operations. As expected, the new release includes a number of quality improvements and many new features. New features cover node based features, web console, and developer tools.
Apple has announced an extension of its deadline for developers to update their applications in accordance with the latest design guidelines. The new deadline is June 30, 2020. These new standards affect applications designed for the Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad.
This month (March 2020), in addition to ProgrammableWeb editor-in-chief David Berlind's presentation of Part 3 of his long running (and updated) API 101 series, Balvinder Singh from Walmart Labs will be talking about serverless backends using BigParser APIs at the Dc-Area API Meetup.
Google has announced the upcoming shutdown of Google App Maker. Google App Maker is a low-code, G Suite development tool that allows businesses to fill gaps in their business workflows and operations. Google has cited "low usage" as the primary reason for shutting down the tool.
Firmex, a provider of virtual data room and secure document sharing solutions used by companies worldwide, recently announced the availability of its application programming interface (API) that enables developers to integrate their VDR with existing third-party enterprise systems.
The end of Chrome Apps is coming. The advances in browser technology has Google convinced that the Web is fully capable of delivering a first class experience. Accordingly, the need for Chrome Apps is no longer necessary, and Google will start the phase out process in March 2020.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Privacy, and Charity. Highlights include the Zvelo API, which can classify content and sniff out malicious activity, and an API for encryption-as-a-service. Here's a look at what is new.
Google today made a host of announcements that provide a good look at the future of Android. The company released three core sets of tools: a developer preview of Jetpack Compose; expanded APIs for Android Jetpack; and Android Studio 4 in Canary — which Google says completes the Android experience.
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.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Science, Web Site Management, and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include the Pinball Map API for locating pinball machines and the Hunter API for discovering email addresses. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Developers and consumer protection groups are not pleased with Apple's removal of parental control and screen usage apps from the App Store. Some claim that Apple aims to limit competition with its Screen Time app and increase iPhone use. Apple claims its only protecting privacy and security.
Amazon has launched an App Submission API. Similar to Google's submission API for Google Play, Amazon's API allows app owners to programmatically update apps on its Appstore. With the goal of simplifying app updates across platforms, the Amazon API is similar to the API used with Google Play.
After incredible growth of the initial Adobe Exchange app marketplace, Adobe has introduced the next generation of the platform. This new generation includes powerful APIs that empower developers with access to the Adobe Experience Platform. The marketplace currently includes over 10,000 apps.
Facebook is at the center of another privacy controversy. This time, the most popular Android apps are involved. Almost half of the apps on the Google Play store have the ability to share data with Facebook, and it looks like many of them are sharing automatically (no Facebook account is needed).
12 more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Payments, Location, Infrastructure, and Security. Highlights include the GeoDataSource API which returns data about cities based on geolocation input. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Fortnite was released in the summer of 2017 as an early access title on several platforms. In about a year, the popularity of this multiplayer, survival shooter game has skyrocketed. An official public Fortnite API is not currently available. This article highlights a few unofficial Fortnite APIs.
Google joined Apple with a ban of on-device cryptocurrency mining apps from Google Play. Apple made its decision in June of this year. Both companies will continue to allow remote mining. As cryptocrime continues to accelerate, and mining is resource intensive, the decisions weren't surprising.
As various services like Facebook deal with competitors by packing more functionality into their apps, those apps are increasingly experiencing usability issues. In the old days of the API economy, outside developers could leverage a service's APIs to build something better. But those days are gone.
Facebook has added Codeless App Events to the latest version of the Facebook SDK. The new feature allows app owners to track interactions between app users with certain elements within an app (e.g. buttons, images, etc.). Codeless App Events is implemented through a visual tool to reduce coding.
Last year, Google announced that Android app developers would need to target recent APIs starting mid-2018. That time has come and Google has not changed its tone. Facebook has indicated that its main app will target API level 26, Android Oreo 8. Other Facebook apps should follow suit