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Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

By Josh Wolford August 20, 2014

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 …

Video Sharing Can Help Developers Build A Community Video Sharing Can Help Developers Build A Community
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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 …

Facebook Enhances Open Graph On Mobile Facebook Enhances Open Graph On Mobile

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 …

Don't Use File Pickers In Your Google Drive App Don't Use File Pickers 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 …

Google Glass Mirror API Now Available Google Glass Mirror API Now Available
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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 …

Facebook Retires The REST API For New Apps Facebook Retires The REST API For New Apps
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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 …

White House Announces 2nd 'We The People' Hackathon White House Announces 2nd 'We The People' Hackathon
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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, …

Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard
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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 …

Facebook Introduces New APIs For Comment Replies Facebook Introduces New APIs For Comment Replies

In late March, Facebook launched a new commenting system for Pages that allows users to reply to comments. The new system is on an opt-in basis for now, and Facebook has a few API tips to keep in mind if …

YouTube Live Streaming API Coming To Games YouTube Live Streaming API Coming To Games

Gamers love watching other people play games. It’s the only way to explain of popularity of Let’s Plays and live streams on YouTube, Twitch.tv and other sites. The only problem is that those who do live streams must have video …

Learn How To Build A Google Drive Realtime API App Learn How To Build A Google Drive Realtime API App

Earlier this week, Google introduced the world to the Realtime API for Google Drive. The new API allows developers to integrate the real time collaboration seen in Google Drive documents into apps. It opens up all new possibilities in apps …

Build Collaborative Apps With The Realtime API Build Collaborative Apps With The Realtime API

One of the cool things about Google Drive is that it allows users to collaborate on documents in real time. Now Google is bringing that same functionality to apps built with the Google Drive SDK. Google announced today that developers …

Facebook Gets API Error Notifications Facebook Gets API Error Notifications

In November of last year, Facebook introduced Developer Alerts to help developers know when something goes wrong with their app. The original alerts only covered breaking changes, app status changes and policy violations. Now Facebook is adding another important aspect …

Amazon Mobile App SDK Makes Nice With Adobe AIR Amazon Mobile App SDK Makes Nice With Adobe AIR

We recently reported on how Adobe AIR and Flash are being used to make the next generation of mobile titles. Now Amazon is tapping into these tools to bring its APIs to more people in mobile development. Amazon announced today …

Foursquare Announces Hackathon Winners Foursquare Announces Hackathon Winners

Foursquare held its annual Hackathon over the weekend, and they saw over 200 hackers participate in building apps using Foursquare’s API. Foursquare touts high participation in NYC, San Francisco, and “unofficial” sites like Myrtle Beach, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Out …

Facebook Introduces Flexible Sentences Facebook Introduces Flexible Sentences

As a Facebook developer, are you frustrated by the rigid structure of Open Graph sentences? Facebook has a standard that it applies to every story so that each action is described in the same manner using the same action verbs. …

Facebook Lumps Breaking Changes Into Single Update Facebook Lumps Breaking Changes Into Single Update

For the past two years, breaking changes introduced to Facebook have been on a three month schedule with new changes announced each month. Developers had 90 days to implement the changes before they became permanent fixtures of the Facebook development …