Google has released an alpha version of Jetpack Compose. It’s a modern UI toolkit that helps developers build apps across Android platforms. It provides native access to platform APIs. Ultimately, the goal is less code, more interactive tools, and Kotlin APIs. V1.0 is expected in 2021.
EveryMatrix adds to its solution portfolio of sports betting, casino gaming, and payments with a new Web API. The API utilizes WebSocket technology to enable native mobile support with two-way, real-time communication. The update marks a change in focus to front-end, user experience development.
Urban Airship, the API company providing push notifications to smart phones, is now powering notifications on the new Amazon Kindle Fire. The company's Urban Airship API simplifies push notifications for developers using iOS, Blackberry and Android. Because Kindle Fire is built on Android, the company's work to integrate push to the Fire was already done.