January 30, 2016
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Every day Foursquare users create millions of check-ins using the location-sharing platform. Those may be only a small fraction of the traffic seen by its API, which we've estimated receives at least 5 billion requests per month. The company continues to expand the local data made available via its API, so developers of all sorts are finding it a rich resource for building their apps.
California-based Zurb is turning the dry science of usability on its head by using Twitter and Facebook APIs to socialize user testing. User testing has long been the domain of usability experts who utilize carefully controlled focus groups, panels and one-on-one interviews to assess software and websites. Zurb’s suite of socially connected testing products let anyone quickly and easily create a test and gather insights from Twitter followers and Facebook friends.
With millions of Android devices across the world, it is important for Android applications to be available in several languages. Developers often overlook the fact that localizing their applications is a great way to get market share in regions of the world where English is not necessarily the language of preference on the device.