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Yahoo Adds Tools To Mobile Developer Suite

Yahoo Adds Tools To Mobile Developer Suite

Earlier this year, Yahoo launched its Mobile Developer Suite aimed at helping developers “understand, measure, advertise, monetize, and enhance” their apps. The suite came with five new products including: Flurry Analytics Explorer, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, Yahoo Search in Apps, and Flurry Pulse. At a developer event on Wednesday, Yahoo announced some updates including new Tumblr in-app sharing, …

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Slack Launches ‘Add To Slack’ Button For Apps And Sites

Slack Launches ‘Add To Slack’ Button For Apps And Sites

Slack has been getting a lot of big improvements over the past month or so. In July, it got an adjustment that made it better for communication. Then, earlier this month, Slack announced the ability to direct email to channels. Now, the company has introduced a new “Add to Slack” button that will appear in apps and on sites to …

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Firefox Welcomes Extensions From Other Browsers

Firefox Welcomes Extensions From Other Browsers

Mozilla announced some big developer news for Firefox on Friday with the introduction of the WebExtensions API, which is compatible with Chrome and Opera so developers can create extensions that work across multiple browsers. Mozilla says it hears from developers that they want add-on development to be more like web development in that the same code should run on multiple …

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Android 6.0 Is Officially Called Marshmallow

Android 6.0 Is Officially Called Marshmallow

Google announced the final developer preview for the M release of Android, which was first launched in May. Today, it introduced the official Android 6.0 SDK and opened Google Play to publishing apps that target the new API level 23. Oh, and it’s called Marshmallow. Google says in a blog post: The final Android 6.0 SDK is now available to …

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Facebook Adds Features To Graph API Explorer

Facebook Adds Features To Graph API Explorer

Facebook says one of its most popular developer tools is the Graph API Explorer, which lets them authenticate, make API requests and debug. The company has been actively seeking feedback on the tool to come up with improvements, and on Tuesday it announced some new features. The new features are aimed at improving the experience for code generation, history/favorites, and …

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Twitter’s Digits Gets Update With Heavily Requested Features

Twitter’s Digits Gets Update With Heavily Requested Features

Back in October, Twitter launched its mobile app development platform Fabric, which is made up of three modular kits, including a Twitter kit, which includes Digits. Digits allows people to sign into apps using their phone number. As the company explained at the time: It’s built on Twitter infrastructure so you don’t have to worry about managing multiple relationships with …

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Facebook Gives Developers Marketing API Reference App

Facebook Gives Developers Marketing API Reference App

Facebook announced the launch of its first reference app for the Marketing API aimed at helping developers get their products built and shipped more quickly and efficiently. The company says it has heard from developers over the years about challenges in getting started with the API. Some find it difficult to figure out what they’re final product is going to …

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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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