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Will Facebook’s New Logins Be A Headache For Developers? Will Facebook’s New Logins Be A Headache For Developers?

If you have an app that relies heavily on certain types of data obtained from Facebook users, you may have your work cut out for you. Facebook held its f8 developers conference this week, and among other things, announced an …

Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links? Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links?

Facebook finally held its f8 developers conference this week after a multi-year hiatus. Unlike previous events, the focus wasn’t on any major product announcements, but more on developers and the mobile Facebook ecosystem. One of the most talked about announcements …

Facebook Reveals FbStart Program To Help Startups Take Off Facebook Reveals FbStart Program To Help Startups Take Off

Facebook product partnerships director Ime Archibong revealed FbStart at the company’s f8 conference. This is a program, which gives developers tools (for free) and services from Facebook itself as well as 11 other companies to “help startups take off”. These …

Facebook Reveals App Links (Which Is Exactly What It Sounds Like) Facebook Reveals App Links (Which Is Exactly What It Sounds Like)

At Facebook’s f8 conference today, product manager Ilya Sukhar unveiled App Links, a new open, cross-platform standard for app-to-app linking. It enables developers to expose deep links in their own apps, and link to other apps. “App Links lets you …

Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop) Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop)

Facebook announced that it is open sourcing Pop, the animation engine behind its recently launched Paper app. Facebook released Paper in January. It’s a social news reader app for iOS. If you’re unfamiliar with it, watch this: Pop is responsible …

Apple’s WWDC Dates Announced: June 2-6 Apple’s WWDC Dates Announced: June 2-6

Apple has just announced the dates for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and the long-running event will take place this year from June 2nd to the 6th. It’ll take place in San Francisco’s Moscone West, per usual. “We have the …

Here’s What Adobe Is Doing With Flash Runtime Here’s What Adobe Is Doing With Flash Runtime

Adobe recently posted an update on the Flash Runtime on its official blog in hopes of addressing questions people have been asking on various forums. Product manager and customer advocate for the Flash Runtime product team, Chris Campbell, who has …

Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview

Google made a bunch of announcements about its Cloud Platform earlier this week, including Cloud DNS, a Domain Name System services to give developers a “highly available, reliable, and inexpensive “way to publish DNS zones and records. Google previously blogged …

Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL Facebook, Google, Twitter & LinkedIn Team Up On WebScaleSQL

Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn announced a new collaboration among their engineer teams called WebScaleSQL. A spokesperson for Facebook tells us that the companies are “working to share a common set of changes to the upstream MySQL branch that will …

Google Cloud Platform Gets Price Drop, New Features Google Cloud Platform Gets Price Drop, New Features

Google announced on Tuesday at its Cloud Platform Live event that it is lowering prices on Cloud Platform, and launching cloud-based DevOps tooling, Managed Virtual Machines (VM) for App Engine, real-time Big Data analytics with BigQuery. On the pricing, Google …

Here’s 8 Hours Of Google Developer Day At GDC. Go Wild. [Video] Here’s 8 Hours Of Google Developer Day At GDC. Go Wild. [Video]

Google held (and livestreamed) its Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday. The recording, which is over 8 hours long, is now up for all to view. Dig in. Below is the full agenda via the …

Android Wear: Google Unveils Smartwatch Platform Android Wear: Google Unveils Smartwatch Platform

Google-based smartwatches have been rumored for quite some time, and today, the company finally revealed it its platform for such wearables: Android Wear. Android Wear is described as a project that extends Android to “wearables,” and they’re just starting with …

A Discussion About Chromebook Developer Mode A Discussion About Chromebook Developer Mode

Google has released a new video about Chromebook Developer Mode. It’s part of the Google Developers Live series, and features Google Chromium evangelist Francois Beaufort talking about Developer Mode for Chrome OS, which is different than for Chrome itself. Image …

Mozilla Ends Firefox Metro Development Mozilla Ends Firefox Metro Development

In March 2012, Mozilla announced that it was developing a version of Firefox for Windows 8′s Metro UI. The non-profit included Firefox for Metro in its Nightly distribution starting February of last year. If you became a fan of Mozilla’s …

Amazon AppStream Is Now Available To All Developers Amazon AppStream Is Now Available To All Developers

Last year, Amazon introduced AppStream as a way to help developers deliver applications to consumers through the cloud. The proposed benefit was that developers could deliver applications to consumers regardless of their hardware thanks to the application running on cloud …

Mozilla Brings Unreal Engine 4 To Firefox Mozilla Brings Unreal Engine 4 To Firefox

HTML5 has come a long way since it was being used to render simplistic 2D scenes in a browser. Just last year, Mozilla ported Unreal Engine 3 to Firefox for complex in-browser 3D scenes. Now they’re taking it one step …

Chrome Web Store Gets New Monetization Options Chrome Web Store Gets New Monetization Options

Since its inception, the Chrome Web Store has been a great place for developers to market and sell Chrome apps. The options available to developers were always a little slim though. Starting today, Google is fixing that. Google announced today …

Mozilla’s Mozjpeg Should Make Firefox Faster Mozilla’s Mozjpeg Should Make Firefox Faster

The JPEG has been around for more than 20 years now. When technology gets that old, you either take it out back or teach it some new tricks. Mozilla is opting for the latter even as it prepares for a …

Flash Played Extended Support Upgrades To Version 13 In May Flash Played Extended Support Upgrades To Version 13 In May

If you want to be secure on the Web, it’s best that you keep all your extensions upgraded. Flash Player is no exception as its does occasionally fall to zero day attacks and other exploits. While continuously upgrading to the …

IBM To Acquire DBaaS Provider Cloudant IBM To Acquire DBaaS Provider Cloudant

IBM announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire database-as-a-service provider Cloudant. Cloudant, which IBM will use to expand its big data/analytics, cloud computing and mobile offerings, lets developers create next-gen mobile and web apps “easily …

XML Co-Inventor Tim Bray Is Leaving Google After Four Years XML Co-Inventor Tim Bray Is Leaving Google After Four Years

Roughly four years ago, XML co-inventor Tim Bray announced (in spectacular iPhone-hating fashion) that he had joined Google, mostly because of Android. He’s been serving as developer advocate. Now, Bray has announced that he is leaving the company effective March …