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Android Developers Get New Beta Testing Options

Android Developers Get New Beta Testing Options

Google announced improved beta testing for Android apps on Google Play with new features like open beta and closed beta using email addresses. Google first launched beta testing two years ago, and has been gathering feedback from developers ever since. The Google Play Developer Console lets developers release early versions of their app to select users an an alpha or …

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AWS Device Farm Is About To Get iOS App Support

AWS Device Farm Is About To Get iOS App Support

Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services announced the launch of AWS Device Farm, a way to automate and scale app testing on actual mobile devices. It was only announced for Android and the Android-based Fire OS, however. On Wednesday, Amazon announced expansion of the offering for iOS apps. While it’s not quite here yet, it will be very soon. The …

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Google Compute Engine Gets Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys

Google Compute Engine Gets Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys

In Google Cloud Platform news, Google announced the addition of Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys for Google Compute Engine in beta. This will enable you to bring your own keys to encrypt compute resources, the company says. This is available in select countries, though Google doesn’t clearly specify which ones. You can access the keys through the API, Developers Console, or command-line …

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Google Cloud Platform Gains Application Default Credentials Feature

Google Cloud Platform Gains Application Default Credentials Feature

Google just announced the Application Default Credentials feature for Google Cloud Platform. “When you write applications that run on Google Compute Engine instances, you might want to connect them to Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, and other Google Cloud Platform services,” writes Vijay Subramani, Technical Program Manager, Google Cloud Platform in a blog post. “Those services use OAuth2, the global …

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Google Announces Availability Of Go Client Library For Cloud Bigtable

Google Announces Availability Of Go Client Library For Cloud Bigtable

Google said on Friday that the Go client library for Google Cloud Bigtable is now available. Cloud Bigtable is Google’s scalable NoSQL database product, which drives many of its own products like Gmail, Google Earth and YouTube. The Go programming language is gaining popularity, particularly among those building Cloud apps. Developers can access Cloud Bigtable via the Go API. According …

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Google: Developing For Chromecast Means More Visits, Engagement & Monetization

Google: Developing For Chromecast Means More Visits, Engagement & Monetization

Google’s Chromecast has been a major hit with users. For $35 you can easily stream an ever-growing amount of app content on your TV. Google has improved the functionality over time with over the air updates, and more and more apps are supporting the device all the time. Things are looking pretty good in Chromecast land. Google is trying to …

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Google Compute Engine Gains Windows Server Support

Google Compute Engine Gains Windows Server Support

Google announced on Tuesday that Windows Server on Google Compute Engine is now generally available. It has been in beta since early December. Compute Engine is now supported by the following operating systems: Operating systems with support outside of Compute Engine include: “Compute Engine offers Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 customers benefits of rapid deployments, increased …

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Google App Engine For Go Is Now Available To All

Google App Engine For Go Is Now Available To All

Google announced the general availability of App Engine for Go, the cloud-native open source language aimed at solving large-scale compute issues. The company is removing the beta label on the offering and extending the App Engine Service Level Agreement and Deprecation Policy to it. “Originally deployed as an experimental service in 2011, App Engine for Go has been serving production …

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Amazon Web Services Launches API Gateway, Device Farm

Amazon Web Services Launches API Gateway, Device Farm

Amazon just announced Amazon API Gateway, which is aimed at making it easier to build and run “reliable, secure” APIs at any scale. It’s a fully managed service that lets AWS customers create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs. “With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can create an API that acts as a ‘front door’ for …

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App Annie Gives Developers Free In-App Analytics With Google Analytics

App Annie Gives Developers Free In-App Analytics With Google Analytics

App Annie, an app data service, which is in use by a reported 700,000 apps, just launched In-App Analytics in open beta with Google Analytics integration. The new offering can be used by developers to view usage metrics along with data from five major app stores and 34 ad platforms in one centralized dashboard. “The new additional usage data from …

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Here’s What You Can Do With The First Pinterest Platform Integrations

Here’s What You Can Do With The First Pinterest Platform Integrations

A couple months ago, Pinterest announced the launch of its new Developers Platform, a suite of APIs for building apps and integrations with the service. This was the first time the company opened up API access for development of consumer apps. It began with a beta program for developers in the U.S. who signed up. Pinterest just announced the first …

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Facebook Embraces Bing As App Links Partner

Facebook Embraces Bing As App Links Partner

Facebook announced App Links at its F8 conference last year. It’s an open protocol that enables developers to make deep app content linkable from other apps and services. One app can link to a piece of content from another app, and if the user has both apps installed on their device, that second app will open the content. App Links …

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