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Google Gives Android Developers A Material Design Checklist

Google recently unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop. The biggest difference Google has been touting is Material Design, which the company describes as “a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science.” Here’s 45 minutes of Google explaining what that means. Obviously developers are going to want to …

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Facebook Adds Access Levels To Ads API

Facebook announced some changes to how developers can access the Ads API. These, the company says, will “empower” them to build more innovative ad tools. There are now three access levels: Development, Basic, and Standard. Development lets you try out the API, and test apps on the Facebook Platform. Basic lets you further test, iterate, and build an app with …

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Twitter Reveals Fabric Dev Kits, Digits Sign-In At Flight

As expected, Twitter announced a new mobile platform for app developers called Fabric at its first-ever Flight conference. The company says it will make it easier for developers to build apps. It’s made of three modular kits that address stability, distribution, revenue, and identity. It combines services from Twitter itself, as well as its Crashlytics and MoPub offerings and other …

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Google Tag Manager Gets New API, Interface, Templates

Google announced the launch a new Tag Manager API as well as a new interface for it, and some more third-party templates. The company expects these to make both marketers and IT teams happy. “Many large enterprises use Google Tag Manager to streamline and simplify website and mobile app tagging,” says product manager Lukas Bergstrom. “It helps marketers control the …

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Adobe Announces New Mobile App Analytics Offering

Adobe announced a new mobile app analytics offering called Adobe Analytics – Mobile Apps, which is obviously aimed at helping marketers and developers measure the effectiveness of apps, and get a better idea of how people are using them on different devices. Adobe Analytics – Mobile Apps includes enhanced support for iBeacons, app acquisition analytics, a new mobile SDK that …

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IBM Announces New Watson-Powered Partner Apps, Developer Tools

IBM announced some new Watson-powered cloud apps for the financial services, healthcare, IT services, non-profit, retail, security, and travel industries. This comes as the company opens its new IBM Watson global headquarters in New York. The company is announced new ecosystem partners across these industries. These include: WayBlazer in travel; Red Ant, Reflexis, and Sellpoints in retail; Findability Sciences in …

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Facebook Launches Mobile Like Button For All Android, iOS Developers

Earlier this year at its f8 developer conference, Facebook announced the mobile Like button for apps. At first it was only available in preview for some iOS developers, but on Thursday, the company announced it’s now available to all iOS and Android developers. “People using a mobile app can directly Like the app’s Facebook Page, or any Open Graph object …

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Microsoft Gives Devs A Look At IE For Windows 10

Microsoft launched a technical preview of Windows 10, and with that comes some updates to Internet Explorer. You can only use the preview at this point if you’re in the WIndows Insider Program, but the company gave developers a glimpse today. It includes the launch of the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box to give feature suggestions. The preview also includes …

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Google Compute Engine Gets Cheaper

Google just announced across-the-board price cuts on Compute Engine. Google already lowered pricing on core infrastructure, including compute and storage, earlier this year. Now, they’re cutting prices by about 10% for all instance types in every region. Google says the cuts are the result of better data center efficiency and Moore’s Law, as well as falling hardware costs. Here’s a …

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Twitter Reportedly Set to Unveil ‘Fabric’ Developer Platform, Releases Schedule For Flight Conference

Twitter is reportedly getting ready to unveil a new application development platform by the name of Twitter Fabric. With the company’s Flight developer conference coming up this month, we should be getting a glimpse of it pretty soon. The report comes from The Information, which says the Fabric platform includes developer tools “to help people sign up for their apps …

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Google Cloud Platform Opens Up HTTP Load Balancing

A few months ago, Google unveiled HTTP load balancing for Google Cloud Platform. It was made available to certain customers who signed up for it, but it’s now open for preview to all customers. HTTP load balancing has been added to the Developers Console, and there are also some new commands in gcloud. Google says many customers have already signed …

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Apple: 46% Of iOS Users Are On iOS 8

At its iOS launch events, Apple always likes to talk about how many of its users are on the latest version of its operating system in comparison to Android. There are so many different Android devices, that ultimately there is never a very high percentage of users on the latest version. Apple considers this a major bragging right. I’d be …

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