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Google+ Team Details Hangouts API Version 1.0

As you are probably aware, Google took the Hangouts API out of preview last month. That means that anybody can mess around with Hangouts now to make their own Web applications that utilize what is arguably Google+‘s most popular feature. With any new API, developers are going to have questions. That’s why the Google+ team held their usual Office Hours …

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Google+ Team Talks JavaScript And REST APIs

It was only yesterday that Google posted the latest Google+ platform office hours on YouTube. That one was from last weekend and contained lots of juicy info including a live coding session. It might surprise you then that Google was a little late in getting one of their past hangouts out on YouTube. It might be old, but it’s still …

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YouTube Upgrading Embed Codes To ActionScript 3

You may have a Web site that uses copious amounts of YouTube videos that solely rely on Flash player across your many pages. Chances are you have embedded which makes use of the ActionScript player. Further chances are that you are using an ActionScript 3-based player. There is a small chance, however, that you’re still using ActionScript 2. If that’s …

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Google Maps API For Business Gets Demographic Layer

There’s a lot of information a map can provide. Just taking a look at what Google Maps already provides is testament to that. There is one area, however, that most maps don’t make use of – demographics. That’s to be a thing of the past since Google has announced that their Maps API for Business is now getting a U.S. …

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WordPress Announces REST API For App Creation

WordPress is one of the more popular, if not most popular, blogging tools out there. Like anything popular, people want to make applications with it which require an API. WordPress is making that bit easier for you with the announcement of a new API. WordPress announced today on their blog the release of their new WordPress REST API. It promises …

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Bing Search API Becoming Premium Service

Regardless of what you think, Microsoft’s Bing is still pretty popular. It’s the number two search engine on the Web. So obviously Microsoft wants to continue this momentum by making Bing get better results, easier to use… and charge for it? That’s what Microsoft announced today on the Bing blog at least. The company is making some changes to the …

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New Echo Nest Partnerships Should Cater To More Awesome Music Apps

The Echo Nest is partnering with JamBase and SongMeanings to give developers more data for their music apps. The former will provide concert and tour schedule data, while the latter will provide song lyrics and lyric interpretation. “Partnerships like these are driving the digital music industry forward,” the company tells WebProNews. “They increase accessibility and variety of content available to …

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YouTube API Adds Watch History Support

The YouTube API supports a number of video feeds that users can draw from for their applications and whatnot. Another video feed has been added today that should be of great use for those who want to better target videos at users. The YouTube API blog today announced today that a user’s watch history is now supported by the YouTube …

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Google AdWords API Improving Advanced Location Targeting

Last year, Google rolled out an update to the AdWords API that allowed users to target people based on their Location of Presence or Area of Interest. It was a great feature for AdWords, but things can always be improved. Those improvements are coming today. Announced on the Google Ads Developer blog, the AdWords API team says they are rolling …

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Facebook Announces New App Insights

Every week, Facebook updates developers on the changes coming to the platform. This is part of the company’s Operation Developer Love that seeks to keep dialog between the company and the developers that support the platform open. While every week may not see any drastic changes, chances are we might see some useful info. The big change this week is …

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Gmail Android App Getting New Developer Features

I thought the Gmail Android app was pretty fantastic, but it’s never good enough for Google. Developers now have new tools at their disposal to implement a public ContentProvider “that you can use to retrieve label data.” This tool provides access to up-to-date unread counts for “specific accounts’ inboxes and labels.” This new feature is contained inside of the Gmail …

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Google AdWords API Asynchronous Workflow Solution Detailed

Google designed the AdWords API to handle a large number of operations in one request. The only problem is that current API services are synchronous. What this means is that the client has to send a request to the server, wait for processing and then receive a result. Google has added some changes to speed up the service. The Google …

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