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App Developer On Designing Apps For Apple Watch, Other Wearables

App Developer On Designing Apps For Apple Watch, Other Wearables

By Chris Crum March 19, 2015

It remains to be seen just how popular Apple Watch will be, but there’s no question that that the era of wearables is here, and a lot of developers are rushing to get in the game and prepare for the …

Facebook Sets Date For F8, Expands It To 2 Days Facebook Sets Date For F8, Expands It To 2 Days

Facebook announced the date for its next F8 developer conference. Not only that, but it has doubled the time it’s giving to devs, extending the event to two days. F8 will take place in San Francisco on March 25 and …

Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool

Facebook announced a new testing capability for developers, which enables those currently using Graph API v1.0 to preview how their app will behave using Graph API v2.0 or higher, before they actually change any code to upgrade. You may recall …

Google Launches Show For iOS Developers Google Launches Show For iOS Developers

Google is making an effort to get iOS developers more interested in Google’s offerings on the platform. Obviously Google generally focuses on Android developers, but given that the company has plenty to offer iPhone and iPad users, it makes a …

Android Introduces New ‘Jack And Jill’ Toolchain Android Introduces New ‘Jack And Jill’ Toolchain

Google announced the launch of a new Android toolchain, cleverly called “Jack and Jill.” Jack stands for Java Android Compiler Kit, and Jill stands for Jack Intermediate Library Linker. See what I mean? Clever, right? These are the two tools …

Facebook’s Parse Gets Crash Reporting, Local Datastore for iOS Facebook’s Parse Gets Crash Reporting, Local Datastore for iOS

Facebook announced Crash Reporting and Local Datastore for iOS for Parse. The former lets you register, track, and resolve crashes in your apps. “Being able to capture and fix crashes efficiently means fewer frustrated users, and better retention–one of the …

Yahoo Announces First Developer Conference Yahoo Announces First Developer Conference

Yahoo just announced its first developer conference, which will take place on February 19 in San Francisco. Unsurprisingly, like the company itself, the conference will focus on mobile. It’s actually called the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference. “Yahoo is renewing its …

Netflix Public API Is Now Officially Dead Netflix Public API Is Now Officially Dead

Netflix has shut down its public API, meaning that third-party apps will no longer be able to build interesting Netflix-related apps or integrate Netflix into their experience in any way. That is unless they’re one of a handful of partner …

Microsoft Open Sources, Expands .NET To Linux, Mac Microsoft Open Sources, Expands .NET To Linux, Mac

Microsoft announced that it is open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack, and expanding .NET to run on Linux and Mac OS. The company also released Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a free edition of Visual Studio that provides …

Square Launches New App Marketplace Square Launches New App Marketplace

Square just announced the launch of Square App Marketplace, which is basically what it sounds like – a place for sellers to discover business apps that sync with Square accounts. “With this addition to our service, sellers can easily discover …

Twitter Reveals Fabric Dev Kits, Digits Sign-In At Flight Twitter Reveals Fabric Dev Kits, Digits Sign-In At Flight

As expected, Twitter announced a new mobile platform for app developers called Fabric at its first-ever Flight conference. The company says it will make it easier for developers to build apps. It’s made of three modular kits that address stability, …

Google Announces Firebase Acquisition Google Announces Firebase Acquisition

Google announced that it has acquired Firebase, adding its team to its own Google Cloud Platform team. The startup has developed wasy to make it easier for developers to build mobile and web apps that store and sync data in …

Facebook Launches Mobile Like Button For All Android, iOS Developers Facebook Launches Mobile Like Button For All Android, iOS Developers

Earlier this year at its f8 developer conference, Facebook announced the mobile Like button for apps. At first it was only available in preview for some iOS developers, but on Thursday, the company announced it’s now available to all iOS …

Facebook Upgrades Analytics For App Developers Facebook Upgrades Analytics For App Developers

Facebook announced the launch of some new analytics features for app developers aimed at improving performance measurement and better tracking user retention. For one, they’ve added “label cohorts,” which let you categorize groups of people who use your app, and …

Facebook Announces Trio Of Developer Updates Facebook Announces Trio Of Developer Updates

Facebook announced a few updates to make it easier for developers to find the products they need based on industry, see updates about developer services and APIs, and make Parse apps remotely configurable. For starters, there’s a new industry-focused section …

Twitter Flight Is Twitter’s First Mobile Developer Conference Twitter Flight Is Twitter’s First Mobile Developer Conference

Twitter announced the launch of a new (apparently annual) mobile developer conference called Twitter Flight. The news comes days after the company introduced a new buy button, which will enable users to purchase items directly from tweets. The event will …

Facebook Makes It Easier For Apps To Integrate With It Facebook Makes It Easier For Apps To Integrate With It

Facebook announced the launch of a new set-up flow for integrating apps with Facebook, aimed at making it easier to do so. The new flow is starting to roll out today. You should be able to access it here. Over …