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Facebook: Over A Billion Unique App Links Enabled Facebook: Over A Billion Unique App Links Enabled

Perhaps in an attempt to divert some of its publicity away from that whole experimenting with people’s emotions thing, Facebook is dropping some stats related to announcements it made at its f8 developers conference in April. As reported earlier, the …

Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly

Amazon unveiled the Fire Phone on Wednesday, and two of the most talked-about features are Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. The former enables the device to track where your head is with a system of cameras and sensors so your perspective …

Google Gives You A Closer Look At Android Wear Google Gives You A Closer Look At Android Wear

Earlier this year, Google unveiled Android Wear, its new smartwatch platform. They have a developer preview available, and a new video introduction to that developers may be interested in checking out. It’s just a five-minute overview, so likely worth your …

Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Beta Testing Tool Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Beta Testing Tool

Twitter’s Crashlytics announced a new beta distribution tool aimed at helping developers simplify the process of sharing apps with testers. They’re releasing it to iOS and Android developers after keeping it as a Crashlytics Labs project. Now, it’s fully supported …

Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Capptain, a platform for app developers that combines analytics with push notifications and in-app messaging campaigns. Here it is in a nutshell: Microsoft will integrate Capptain with Azure. “With Capptain’s solution, organizations can …

Twitter’s Crashlytics Hits Mac OS X Twitter’s Crashlytics Hits Mac OS X

Last year, Twitter acquired Crashlytics, a reporting tool for mobile app crashes. The company has kept the service alive as promised. The co-founders said at the time that development would continue, and it has. Today, Crashlytics announced that it is …

Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links? Is Facebook Breaking The Web With App Links?

Facebook finally held its f8 developers conference this week after a multi-year hiatus. Unlike previous events, the focus wasn’t on any major product announcements, but more on developers and the mobile Facebook ecosystem. One of the most talked about announcements …

Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop) Facebook Open Sources Engine Behind Paper App (Pop)

Facebook announced that it is open sourcing Pop, the animation engine behind its recently launched Paper app. Facebook released Paper in January. It’s a social news reader app for iOS. If you’re unfamiliar with it, watch this: Pop is responsible …

Google Moves Forward With App Indexing Google Moves Forward With App Indexing

Last fall, Google began testing app indexing, and released guidelines for webmasters to have Google index deep links within their app. This is so users searching Google from smartphones can get to in-app content (if they have the app installed) …

Twitter Reportedly About To Launch App-Install Ads Twitter Reportedly About To Launch App-Install Ads

Twitter reportedly has a new mobile ad product in the works, which may launch in the coming weeks. It’s an app-install ad format, which would enable developers to get users to click to download their applications. This comes from Bloomberg …

IBM To Acquire DBaaS Provider Cloudant IBM To Acquire DBaaS Provider Cloudant

IBM announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire database-as-a-service provider Cloudant. Cloudant, which IBM will use to expand its big data/analytics, cloud computing and mobile offerings, lets developers create next-gen mobile and web apps “easily …

Google Launches General Availability Of Cloud SQL Google Launches General Availability Of Cloud SQL

Google released Cloud SQL in limited preview back in 2011, and has only just now launched general availability. It was first conceived of as an add-on to Google App Engine, but Google has since launched Compute Engine, and it works …

PayPal Acquires Mobile App Platform Developers StackMob PayPal Acquires Mobile App Platform Developers StackMob
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PayPal has acquired mobile application development firm StackMob. The company’s engineers will join the PayPal team. The StackMob team has roots coming from JBoss/Red Hat, NexTag, Zynga, Cisco and Salesforce. The company has been backed by Trinity Ventures, Harrison Metal, …

Google’s AdMob Launches Network Optimization, Impression Goals For House Ads Google’s AdMob Launches Network Optimization, Impression Goals For House Ads

Google is telling app developers that that it can help them earn more revenue with two new AdMob features: ad network optimization and impression goal campaigns for house ads. With ad network optimization, AdMob lets you evaluate the CPM of …

Facebook Android SDK Gets Major Update Facebook Android SDK Gets Major Update
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Facebook announced today that it has launched a major update to its Android SDK, bringing Share Dialog and support for the Object API to the operating system. “The Share Dialog offers a lightweight and consistent way to enable sharing to …

Facebook Makes Running Mobile App Install Ads Easier Facebook Makes Running Mobile App Install Ads Easier
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Facebook announced that it has a new way for developers to gets started with mobile app install ads. They can now do so by just copying and pasting their app’s Google Play or Apple App Store URL into the Ads …

Google Discusses Google Play SEO For First Time Google Discusses Google Play SEO For First Time
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Search Engine Optimization has changed a lot over the years, and with mobile ecosystems rising in prominence, there are things that need to be taken into consideration that simply didn’t exist when the industry first came into being. One of …

Google Sends Microsoft Cease And Desist Letter Google Sends Microsoft Cease And Desist Letter
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Google has sent a cease and disist letter to Microsoft for building a native YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, and violating its terms of service in three areas. In the letter, Google explains, “It appears that the application: (1) …

How Two Brands Effectively Utilized Google’s GEO API How Two Brands Effectively Utilized Google’s GEO API
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Google has posted a new video to its Developers YouTube channel about a couple of campaigns that use the Geo API. The brands involved are Nature Valley Trail View and Band of Bridges. The campaigns come from the core creative …

5 Cool Ways Developers Have Used Google Maps And Google Earth APIs 5 Cool Ways Developers Have Used Google Maps And Google Earth APIs

On its Geo Developers Blog, Google will highlight a “map of the week” each week, looking at different, interesting ways developers have used its APIs in their own applications. This month, Google launched MoreThanAMap.com showcasing some of these things, where …

Google+ Developers Discuss Google+ History API Google+ Developers Discuss Google+ History API

Google’s Google+ History API was recently revealed. It’s been compared to Facebook’s Open Graph, but uses Google+ connections to bring in updates from third-party services (Twitter, Foursquare, etc.). It also lets you choose what data from these services you want …