Yahoo offers an SDK in Objective C language to integrate social features in iPhone devices. Because some users prefer a portable device, this kit can help to create applications to connect using directories and lists of contacts. Requirements include Xcode development tools, OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher, and iPhone Sample Code. iPhone OS 2.0+ is optional. To develop, users can obtain a new client-based application ID and OAuth consumer key and secret. They can also access the sample code available on GitHub. The social directory part of the SDK contains 2 APIs and enables applications to include user profiles, interests, contact info, age, gender, location, and photo. Accessing the contacts API, projects can encompass features of social relationships between Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Mobile, and third party applications.
2K and Firaxis Games have announced the upcoming release of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, a multiplayer science fiction-themed game that is a new addition to the Civilization series of games. Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will be available for Windows PC, Mac and Linux in fall 2014 (North America) and will be one of the first games to utilize AMD's new Mantle API for enhanced graphics performance.
The line between what constitutes a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application and a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment has always been relatively thin. SaaS applications that expose an API to third-party developers can quickly transform into a development platform.