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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 …

Google: Here’s How To Write Your First Drive App in .NET Google: Here’s How To Write Your First Drive App in .NET

Google has posted a nearly thirty-minute video about how to write your frist Google Drive app in .NET. Google discusses how to build a complete .NET app using the Google Drive API to upload a file into the user’s drive …

Treehouse Is Growing, Is About To Offer Android Courses Treehouse Is Growing, Is About To Offer Android Courses
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Web design and development site Treehouse is gaining users. Users that are willing to pay at least $25 a month to build their skills. Over the weekend, Treehouse surpassed 12,000 users. “That’s not just 12,000 folks signed up to an …

How To Get Started With The Google Places API In 15 Minutes How To Get Started With The Google Places API In 15 Minutes

Google uploaded two videos about the Google Places API today. The first one is about getting started with the API, and the second one is a Q&A on the same topic. Together, you’re looking at about fifteen minutes of your …

Google Uploads A New Dart Video Google Uploads A New Dart Video

Google, the company whose code of conduct begins with the words “Don’t be evil,” has uploaded a new video to its developer channel talking about its programming language Dart, which Google calls its “evil plot to make it easier for …

Here’s How To Market Your App For Google Play Here’s How To Market Your App For Google Play
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Just because you didn’t attend Google I/O, you don’t have to miss out on some of the helpful education from Googlers. The company has posted a plethora of developer sessions online for you to watch any time you want. Even …

This Video Will Get You Started Developing With The Google+ History API This Video Will Get You Started Developing With The Google+ History API
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While it may not have been one of the most talked-about announcements from Google I/O, the Google+ History API could end up being one of the most significant for the company. It’s been described as Google+’s answer to Facebook’s frictionless …

These 3 Videos Will Teach You A Lot About Developing For Google Drive These 3 Videos Will Teach You A Lot About Developing For Google Drive
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Google had a handful of sessions about developing for Google Drive at Google I/O last week. Luckily for those who were unable to attend the event, Google has posted many of the sessions online for you to view at your …

These Five YouTube And Google TV Videos May Help You Win A Living Room Audience These Five YouTube And Google TV Videos May Help You Win A Living Room Audience
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Google has posted many sessions from Google I/O, its annual developers conference held last week. I’ve pulled out a few that may help you broaden your audience, as far as attracting people watching their televisions, whether that be for your …

Google Schools You On Making Your Web Apps More Accessible Google Schools You On Making Your Web Apps More Accessible
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Google has posted numerous sessions from Google I/O on YouTube. This one looks specifically at making your web apps more accessible: The sessions starts with testing for accessibility, followed by advanced screen reader accessibility, then ChromeVox extensions, and APIs for …

Developers Get New Google Wallet Pricing Developers Get New Google Wallet Pricing
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Google has made some changes to the Google Wallet for Digital Goods API (formerly known as the In-App Payments API): new pricing and subscriptions. “First, we’ve heard feedback from developers that 5% transaction fees are great for microtransactions but not …

More On Google’s Save To Wallet APIs More On Google’s Save To Wallet APIs

At Google I/O, Google demonstrated the new Save to Wallet Google Wallet APIs. We posted about it here, but here’s the video of the session again, in case you haven’t seen it: Google has put out a blog post about …

Developing For Chrome? You Don’t Want To Miss These Tips From Google Developing For Chrome? You Don’t Want To Miss These Tips From Google

Google I/O took place last week, as you may know, but it sold out quickly, and many developers were unable to attend. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn a lot from the event, however. If you’re a Chrome developer, you …