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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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 you decide to take your Page into this new territory. Facebook announced that its comments API now supports “different “views” …

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GDC 2013: Live Streaming API Coming To Games Courtesy Of YouTube

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 capture equipment or software thus preventing a number of players from broadcasting their exploits. At GDC 2013, YouTube announced its …

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Learn How To Use The Realtime API In Google Drive Apps

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 like code builders and photo editors by allowing multiple users to interact with the app at once. If that sounds …

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Build Collaborative Apps With The Google Drive 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 can now build collaborative apps with the Google Drive SDK by using the Realtime API. Here’s a breakdown of what …

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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 of the development platform to it. Facebook announced today that Developer Alerts will now include API error notifications. When encountering …

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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 that Adobe AIR native extensions for the In-App Purchasing and GameCircle APIs are now available to its mobile app developers. …

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Foursquare Hackathon Winners: Shame Yourself for Your Lack of Gym Motivation and More

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 of dozens of app submissions, Foursquare has chosen a winner. The Grand Prize goes to Gym Shamer, an app that …

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Facebook Introduces Custom Open Graph Stories With 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. Honestly, it can get a little boring, and maybe even a little confusing. That’s why Facebook is now letting developers …

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Facebook Lumps Breaking Changes Into Single Quarterly Updates

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 platform. 2013 is bringing a new change to that schedule that will give developers more time to address these breaking …

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Facebook Adds New Methods For Driving Traffic To Apps

The past few weeks have been rather slow for Facebook’s Operation Developer Love updates. It almost seemed like the love was slowly fading away, but the social network came back in force last night with an update full of new features. First up, Facebook app developers now have the ability to link their app page with the app details page …

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Twitter Breaks Down How It Uses PushState To Eliminate Latency

A common complaint of Twitter is that there’s a quite a bit of lag when going from one part of Twitter to the other. The engineering team feels that they sufficiently solved the problem through an implementation of pushState, and have taken to their blog to explain how they did it. The Twitter engineering team says that pushState is part …

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Facebook Announces Breaking Changes For March

You’ll have to forgive the Facebook team this week. There’s not really much of an Operation Developer Love update presumably due to the team being in Paris this week for the LeWeb 2012 conference. With that being said, the social network did outline the next group of breaking changes that will be going into effect in March of next year. …

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Twitter Creates A Timeline For Its API Announcements

Do you know when Twitter will be sunsetting an API, or when it will be releasing a new API it has in the works? You can always follow the social network’s engineering blogs for the info, but there was no central location for all of this information until now. Twitter announced today that it’s releasing a timeline for its API …

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Amazon Maps API Now Available To All

As Apple has proven with its iPhone 5 maps blunder, people care about having quality maps on their mobile devices. Until now, however, there’s not been a maps API built specifically for the Kindle Fire. Amazon is fixing that this week. Amazon announced that its Maps API is now available for all developers. The API was available since September in …

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Facebook Graph API Now Supports In-Game Groups

The past week has been relatively slow in the world of Facebook development. When that happens, there’s a good chance that the weekly Operation Developer Love update will be bursting at the seams with new features and updates. Facebook didn’t disappoint as this week’s update is full of new features that developers will want to start trying out. The Graph …

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Google Maps Developers Talk Visualizations

Google Maps is an integral part of many apps used across the Web and mobile devices. Developers need to know how to make the best use of the service. That’s why Google holds roundtables with the people working on these products to show off the new features hitting their respective services. Here’s what you can expect to see today from …

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Facebook Imposes New Rules For The Notifications API

Developers have been seeing some pretty positive results from the Notifications API. That’s the report today from Facebook as the social network updates us on the latest numbers from those participating in the beta that was announced back in August. If you’re not familiar with the new Notifications API, it’s essentially a method in which developers can send messages directly …

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Facebook Details The Latest Open Graph Changes

It was announced yesterday that Facebook would be enacting a number of changes in Open Graph. It would force developers to increase the quality of their apps while increasing user satisfaction across the platform. Facebook now has more details on those changes. During the weekly Operation Developer Love update, Facebook says that developers will have to watch out for three …

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