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Google has taken a renewed interested in user privacy and safety this year. It recently outlined a number of changes necessary for developers. Now, Google is moving further along this path with a focus on protecting kids from certain types of apps and in-app content in the Play Store.
Google recently introduced Kubernetes Operators which helps admins better author, release and manage applications built on top of Kubernetes. Built specifically with Kubernetes knowledge baked in, Operators work with apps built on top of Kubernetes and managed through the Kubernetes API.
Google recently overhauled Jetpack and added a variety of alpha, beta, and stable features to the developer toolset. Google says 11 new libraries are available within Jetpack to help app writers zoom through select processes as they create their apps. The idea is to make things as easy as possible.
Last week, Amazon announced a plan to end path-style API requests for its AWS S3 object storage solution starting on September 30, 2020. Currently, Amazon offers S3 users the ability to choose between two URI styles, path-style and virtual-hosted style, and it had decided to retire the former.
Surma (Web Advocate at Google) today recommended using AssemblyScript in order to convert code written in TypeScript into the portable binary format, WebAssembly. WebAssembly makes it so that code written in C/C++ and Rust is able to run on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge Web browsers.
Android app writers are about bathe in newfound powers within the Google Play Store. A handful of features will improve star ratings, ease the process of dealing with user feedback, customize their landing page, and force app updates even when the app is in active use. Here's the skinny.
The latest developer preview of Android Q adds an incredible array of user- and developer-facing features. The company focused on innovation, security, privacy, and digital well being in Android Q. These should help developers build for the cutting edge tech that's just around the corner.
Google continues to update ML Kit to enable developers to create applications for mobile devices that utilize the power of machine learning. Google recently reported that improvements in ML Kit make it possible for mobile devices to perform ML functions even when disconnected from the internet.
Today in a session at Google I/O, Kobi Glick gave attendees an overview of some of the key updates to the Android App Bundle. These updates include new metrics added to Android vitals, upgraded security features, and options for conditional delivery of application features.
Google announced the Kotlin first approach to Android development at the developer keynote presentation on Day 1 of the yearly Google I/O developer conference. Google’s intention is to position Kotlin as the favored programming language for Android application development moving forward.
Microsoft kicked off its annual developer conference, Build, yesterday. Most of the day 1 headlines surrounded Microsoft Azure products and services. Azure products making news included Azure IoT Edge, Azure Maps, Azure SQL Database Edge, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Managed Disks.
Google has given developers some relief after some voiced concerns over Android's planned switch to scoped storage. Feedback about Android Q betas opened Google's eyes a bit and the company has put off the required change for an entire year to give app writers more time to adjust.
APIs are some of the best ways to get access to data and to share files—large and small—back and forth between users. But are they the only option out there for businesses to utilize? Depending on what your company does—and what it needs its data for—there are other options instead of APIs.
Google has announced changes to the Google Drive and Google Picker APIs that will change the way that developers authenticate download requests. The authentication changes will affect all users that currently authorize Google Drive download requests via an access token in a query parameter.
The updated core tool for developing Android applications, Android Studio, is now available as a stable release. Android Studio 3.4 and Project Marble have been under development for six months and Google calls this a "milestone release" thanks to the rock solid foundation of key work flows.
In an effort to improve the pull request review experience for developers using "hackable" text editor Atom, which it developed and offers under an open-source license, GitHub has announced that Atom 1.37 beta will allow developers to review and resolve comments in an in-editor dock.
This week Google announced the release of Apigee Hybrid, a new deployment option for Apigee’s API management platform. This new service enables enterprises to host their runtime in a hybrid environment, with deployments both on-premises and in the public cloud.
Google's Cloud Healthcare API is now available in beta. The API is meant to act as a bridge between on-site healthcare systems and applications hosted on Google Cloud. The goal of the API is to give hospitals and other healthcare facilities more analytical power over their data.
Google plans to deprecate versions 1 and 2 of the Google Play Developer API later this year and suggests developers adopt version 3 sooner rather than later. The Google Play Developer API lets developers automate in-app billing and app distribution via the Play Store. It's time to upgrade.