Uber is a service that connects users to drivers through a mobile application. What developers can do with the Uber API is to access data related to available car types, estimated prices, and geo-location services. In this case, the Uber iOS SDK created by tomj uses the Mantle framework for JSON, along with AFNetworking. The project aims to be useful to build applications with iPhone iOS 6. For more information, contact author Tom Jowett @tjrebase
Google has a new method for shrinking down the size of app updates in the Google Play Store. The fresh technique, called file-to-file patching, is more efficient than the previous algorithm. It can help crunch apps, making them easier to download over wireless networks. There's only one drawback.
Skyscanner is a travel search site that helps users find flight, hotel and car rental deals anywhere in the world. This has led to considerable growth in website traffic, but it is the free access the company provides to its APIs that is generating interest from travel startups.
Google has added yet more tools to the Play Developer Console, including a new voidedPurchases API for managing Play Store refunds. The new feature set mainly targets subscriptions, betas, independent titles, and virtual reality content ahead of Google's launch of the Daydream platform.