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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 …

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 …