All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘API’

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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