All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘API’

Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers. Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship partners who have already begun to use it –  Expensify, Hinge, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Momento, OpenTable, Starbucks, Tempo Smart …

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Google Details Google Drive Android API

Earlier this month, Google upgraded Google Play Services to version 4.1. One of the big features in this latest upgrade was the inclusion of a Google Drive Android API. Now Google has offered more details on what it says provides developers “a faster, seamless experience that enables your apps to integrate with the Drive backend within minutes.” To start us …

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Google Chromecast Gets Its First Game

When Google originally announced Chromecast, the stated intention was to make streaming video and audio content to the living room much easier. That has been the case for a while now, but now it looks like some intrepid developers have succeeded in bringing a simple game to Chromecast as well. Swishly Inc have released a new game for iOS and …

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Amazon’s Mobile Associates API Brings Retail Shopping To Your Mobile App

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer and it sells just about everything. It’s also host to one of the world’s largest mobile platforms with its Kindle Fire devices and Amazon Appstore for Android. Now the retailer is combining the two. Amazon announced today the launch of the Mobile Associates API. It’s a new tool that allows developers to integrate …

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Microsoft Adds Native 3D Printer API To Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is fixing a lot of the problems people had with Microsoft’s newest operating system last November, but it’s also adding a lot of really cool features. Case in point – a native 3D printing API. So, how big is this? In short, it’s pretty big. At its annual BUILD developer conference, Microsoft announced that it’s building 3D printing …

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Video Sharing Can Help Developers Build A Community

Back in March, YouTube announced that it was developing a live streaming API for game developers. The API, when integrated into games, would allow players to live stream their game straight to YouTube from game consoles. The API has already been incredibly successful in its first run on Call of Duty: Black Ops II and now more developers have come …

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Facebook Enhances Open Graph On Mobile, Updates iOS SDK

At the Facebook Home unveiling, Mark Zuckerberg said that people are increasingly consuming content on mobile. It’s true for Facebook as is it true for just about everything else. That’s why Facebook needs to step up its mobile game, and it did just that today. At its Mobile Developer Conference in New York City, Facebook announced that Open Graph is …

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Don’t Write Your Own File Picker In Your Google Drive App

You’re building a Google Drive app, and now you want to implement a file picker. You can either build your own or use an existing service. Google argues against the former in its latest Google Drive SDK hangout: Writing your own file picker with the Drive API is easy, right? Not so fast! Watch to find out about the hidden …

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Google Glass Mirror API Now Available

It was revealed yesterday that the first round of Google Glass devices are finished. Google will start shipping to those who pre-ordered the device at Google I/O last year first, and those developers will presumably start building apps for the hardware immediately. Google Developers was updated today with the Google Mirror API page. The page contains all the information you …

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Facebook Retires The REST API For New Apps

In late 2011, Facebook said that it would retiring the REST API to focus all of its efforts on the Graph API. Developers had over a year to make the jump, and now Facebook is finally pulling the plug. Facebook announced today that the REST API no longer available for new apps. Going forward, all new apps on Facebook must …

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White House Announces Second ‘We The People’ Hackathon

The White House has just announced its second National Day of Civic Hacking, to take place at the White House. It will take place on June 1st. “For the National Day of Civic Hacking, participants will focus on producing full, production ready apps and visualization tools that will be featured on the We the People website and made available under …

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Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard

Mozilla is all about Web standards. The non-profit has made it clear that it wants to move the Web away from plug-ins and third party services to Web APIs that will work across any browser. It’s latest venture tackles a service that many probably never thought needed fixing – Web payments. So, what’s wrong with our current Web payment services? …

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