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Twitter On How To Monetize Your Mobile App

Twitter On How To Monetize Your Mobile App

Last month, Twitter announced the launch of a new “playbook” for app developers. It includes what Twitter describes as a series of how-to guides that walk developers through the process of building an app. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “We know firsthand that it’s hard to build successful iOS and Android apps. We’ve built quite a few and …

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Facebook F8 2016 Conference Is Open For Registration

Facebook F8 2016 Conference Is Open For Registration

Facebook just announced that registration is now open for F8 2016. IT takes place in San Francisco on April 12 & 13. F8 2016 – Registration is Now Open! Come meet with other developers and innovators who are excited about connecting the world! We're hosting F8, our global developer conference on April 12 + 13, in San Francisco, California. Posted …

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Linux Foundation Partners With Linux Academy on Training

Linux Foundation Partners With Linux Academy on Training

The Linux Foundation recently announced a new partnership with Linux Academy on discounted Linux training for SysAdmins. The Foundation says it negotiated a special rate for Sysadmins around the world ($75 for 3 months). “Subscription-based training opportunities offer SysAdmins another way to access Linux and open source training materials,” the Foundation said. “A quarterly subscription allows SysAdmins to spread out …

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Amazon Has A New Training Course For AWS Developers

Amazon Has A New Training Course For AWS Developers

Amazon announced that a new, improved training course is now available for Amazon Web Services developers. New to the Developing on AWS course are: additional programming language support, a balance of concepts and code, AWS SDK labs, relevant to more developers, and expanded coverage of developer-oriented AWS services. “Whether you’re moving applications to AWS or developing specifically for the cloud, …

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Facebook Is Shutting Down Parse

Facebook Is Shutting Down Parse

Back in 2013, Facebook acquired Parse, a cloud-based platform for cross-platform apps, which let developers create rich social apps integrated with Facebook across platforms like iOS, Android, HTML5, etc. The company announced late on Thursday that it is shutting Parse down. They’re beginning the wind-down process and expect to have it fully retired on January 28, 2017. “We’re proud that …

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Apple Opening First iOS App Dev Center in Europe

Apple Opening First iOS App Dev Center in Europe

Apple announced that it will open its first European iOS app development center. It’s to be located at partner institution in Naples, Italy. The center gives where students can acquire skills and training pertaining to the development of iOS applications. It will support teachers and provide a specialized curriculum geared toward the growth of Apple’s developer ecosystem. Apple itself will …

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Amazon: AWS SDK for Unity Now Part of SDK for .NET

Amazon: AWS SDK for Unity Now Part of SDK for .NET

Amazon announced that AWS SDK for Unity is now part of AWS SDK for .NET. Last year, the company announced the general availability of AWS SDK for Unity, but has since added support for other AWS services including Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), AWS Lambda, and Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS). “The AWS SDK for Unity was created …

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Sundar Pichai Announces Google I/O 2016

Sundar Pichai Announces Google I/O 2016

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the dates and location for Google I/O 2016, which will take place May 18-20 at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View. I/O'16 coming to neighborhood where it all started 10 yrs ago: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, May 18-20. More details soon. #io16 — sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) January 12, 2016 That’s pretty much all the information Google …

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Twitter Gives Developers New ‘Playbook’

Twitter Gives Developers New ‘Playbook’

Twitter announced the launch of a new “playbook” for app developers with the first installment being published so far. The playbook includes what Twitter describes as a series of how-to guides that walk developers through the process of building an app. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “We know firsthand that it’s hard to build successful iOS and Android …

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Apple Has Paid Developers $40 Billion, Company Touts Role In Job Creation

Apple Has Paid Developers $40 Billion, Company Touts Role In Job Creation

Not that it will come as much of a surprise, but Apple announced that it had a record-breaking holiday season for its App Store. According to the company, in the two weeks ending January 3, customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases. January 1 was the biggest day in App Store history. People spent over $144 million …

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Facebook Reportedly Giving Some Developers New Chat SDK

Facebook Reportedly Giving Some Developers New Chat SDK

Facebook reportedly has a new Chat SDK for Messenger that it’s giving to a select few developers. The company hasn’t announced it or made documentation available. According to Josh Constine at TechCrunch, the SDK enables developers to build “interactive experiences and ‘bots’” for shopping, travel, etc. He writes: The Chat SDK allows developers to create bots that users can send …

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Google My Business Gets An API

Google My Business Gets An API

This week, Google announced the launch of the Google My Business API aimed at making it easier for big businesses and third parties to integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and Google Maps. One way businesses can use this is to set special holiday season hours (a feature Google added last …

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Yahoo Announces Next Mobile Developer Conference

Yahoo Announces Next Mobile Developer Conference

Around this time last year, Yahoo announced its first ever developer conference the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference, which would be held this past February in San Francisco. At this event, the company launched its mobile developer suite to help developers better understand, measure, advertise, monetize, and enhance their apps with Flurry Analytics Explorer, Yahoo App Publishing, Yahoo App Marketing, Yahoo …

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Facebook Improves Embedding For Developers

Facebook Improves Embedding For Developers

Facebook announced the launch of improved embedding tools for developers including the Embedded Video Player API and oEmbed support. The company first introduced the interactive embedded video player earlier this year. This enables websites to embed Facebook videos, which have rapidly grown in popularity over the past year. The new API helps developers embed videos on their sites more easily …

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GoDaddy Launches Partner Program For WordPress Plugin Developers

GoDaddy Launches Partner Program For WordPress Plugin Developers

GoDaddy launched a new WordPress Plugin Partner Program to help with the discovery and use of plugins in the WordPress community. The company announced thew news at WordCamp U.S. on Friday. “With 40,000+ plugins available, it can be difficult for developers to have their plugin rise above the noise. GoDaddy’s program boosts visibility of the best WordPress plugins, giving authors …

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Apple Open Sources Swift Programming Language

Apple Open Sources Swift Programming Language

Apple announced programming language Swift last year as a replacement for Objective C as the language for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS apps. The company announced this week that it is releasing it as open source. Apple says the broad community of developers ranging from app developers to educational institutions and enterprises can now contribute to new Swift features …

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Microsoft Talks ASP.NET 5 and Web Tooling

Microsoft Talks ASP.NET 5 and Web Tooling

Microsoft describes ASP.NET as re-imagined from the ground up to provide a faster development experience, best in class performance, full side-by-side support, and cross platform support for Linux and Mac. The company recently put out this video of Scott Hunter giving an overview of what’s new in ASP.NET and giving a demo of all the new tooling in Visual Studio …

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Twitter Announces Apple TV Developer Tools

Twitter Announces Apple TV Developer Tools

Twitter announced the introduction of Digits for tvOS to help developers verify users for apps on Apple TV. “One of the biggest challenges with developing apps for Apple TV is onboarding and verifying new users,” a Twitter spokesperson tells WebProNews in an email. “Starting today, Digits brings simple logins to tvOS — without a social account needed. Unlike mobile or …

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New Facebook Tools Good News For Businesses

New Facebook Tools Good News For Businesses

While businesses have had plenty to complain about when it comes to Facebook in the past year or two – mainly when it comes to the amount of followers their Page posts are reaching – the company has also been making a lot of improvements in other areas that should be of great advantage. This week, Facebook made a significant …

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Adobe Drops the ‘Flash’ From Flash Professional CC (At Least in Name)

Adobe Drops the ‘Flash’ From Flash Professional CC (At Least in Name)

Adobe announced that it has shipped its latest Creative Cloud desktop updates and announced some new developments across its portfolio of tools and technologies. Most notably, Adobe is reanaming Flash Professional CC to Adobe Animate CC to “more accurately reflect the content-formats produced by this tool.” Explaining the move on the Adobe Flash Professional Team Blog, Rich Lee writes: For …

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Facebook Launches tvOS SDK

Application developers looking to take more advantage of Apple TV will be pleased to know that Facebook just announced the beta launch of a new SDK for tVOS, which it says will help them “build immersive social experiences” on the platform. The SDK will enable developers to integrate Facebook Login, Share to Facebook, and Faceabook Analytics for Apps into their …

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Twitter Adds Native Video Support for Twitter Kit

Twitter Adds Native Video Support for Twitter Kit

Twitter launched Fabric, its mobile platform for app developers, last year. It’s comprised of three modular kits that address stability, distribution, revenue, and identity. One of those, which addresses distribution, is Twitter Kit. At launch it included native tweet embeds, a tweet composer, and Sign In with Twitter. Twitter just announced that Twitter Kit also now supports native video. “Starting …

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Microsoft Announces Minecraft Coding Tutorial

Microsoft Announces Minecraft Coding Tutorial

Microsoft has teamed up with Mojang AB and Code.org to unveil a new Minecraft coding tutorial for students and educators. It was created for the Hour of Code campaign that encourages global participation in computer science – part of Computer Science Week, which runs December 7 – 13. You don’t have to wait for that week to check out the …

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Microsoft No Longer Interested In Android Apps For Windows?

Microsoft No Longer Interested In Android Apps For Windows?

Earlier this year at its Build conference, Microsoft indicated that it would soon enable mobile app developers to easily port their iOS and Android apps to Windows 10, but it looks like that may no longer be the case with Android, at least in the near term. While things are still in place on the iOS side of things, the …

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Slack Expands As A Platform With Easier Slash Commands

Slack Expands As A Platform With Easier Slash Commands

Slack recently launched the Add to Slack Button enabling users to get alerts, reminders, and notifications in Slack from apps and sites that use the button. According to the company, this was just the first step in improving the Slack Platform. Enter new functionality for Slash Commands. These use the same button and are just as easy to install, the …

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GoDaddy Partners With AdAgility To Give Pro Members Deals

GoDaddy Partners With AdAgility To Give Pro Members Deals

GoDaddy announced some new perks for members of the GoDaddy Pro program for designers and developers. These come in the form of members-only offers on freelancer tools thanks to AdAgility. Offers include deals from Bidsketch, Ninja Forms, FreshBooks, Pluralsight, Yoast, Dropbox, Shutterstock and Adobe, all of which are available now via the GoDaddy Pro Client Dashboard. Judd Jacobs, Director of …

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Facebook F8 Conference Dates Announced

Facebook F8 Conference Dates Announced

Facebook announced the dates of its next F8 developer event, which appears to be regularly held on an annual basis once again. If you’ll recall, years ago, Facebook held F8 nearly each year, but then the conference disappeared for a while. 2016’s event will make it the third year in a row. The first F8 was held in 2007, followed …

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Pinterest Updates Developer Site To Make Creating Pin Buttons Easier

Pinterest Updates Developer Site To Make Creating Pin Buttons Easier

Pinterest announced that it has updated its developer site to make it easier for people to build their own Pin It buttons. There’s a simple widget builder that lets you create buttons/widgets to add to your site or app. You can quickly grab code for the Pin It Button, the Follow Button, the Board Widget, the Profile Widget, and the …

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Merch By Amazon Is Amazon’s New On Demand T-Shirt Service For Game Developers

Merch By Amazon Is Amazon’s New On Demand T-Shirt Service For Game Developers

Amazon announced a new self-service program aimed at game developers to help them sell t-shirts. It’s called Merch by Amazon and encourages developers to “take their fans to the next level.” You design the shirts, and Amazon produces, sells, and ships them. It’s a print-on-demand service so shirts only get made when someone actually wants to buy one. The developer …

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Google Increases File Size Limit For Android Apps

Google Increases File Size Limit For Android Apps

Google announced that it’s increasing the APK file size limit for Android apps from 50MB to 100MB giving developers more room to work with in creating app experiences with less restriction. Google does warn, however, that just because you can now make an app bigger, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should. It reminds developers to consider things like mobile data …

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