All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Application Development’

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 access to the core toolset. “With billions of devices in the market today, developers need tools that target many different …

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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 and connect to all types of business applications that work seamlessly with Square,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. …

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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, distribution, revenue, and identity. It combines services from Twitter itself, as well as its Crashlytics and MoPub offerings and other …

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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 realtime. Google’s Greg DeMichillie had this to say in a blog post: Mobile is one of the fastest-growing categories of …

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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 and Android developers. “People using a mobile app can directly Like the app’s Facebook Page, or any Open Graph object …

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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 measure revenue, time spent on app, etc. As the company notes, you can use these for A/B testing purposes. “With …

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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 on the Facebook Developers site. Facebook’s Eric Osgood writes, “We noticed that app developers in the same industry have similar …

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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 take place on October 22nd at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Twitter says it will highlight the …

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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 the next few weeks, it will be the default experience when integrating a new app or extending your integration to …

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Apple Reveals Its Reasons For Rejecting Apps

Apple is now providing the most transparency it ever has when it comes to informing developers why it rejects their apps. While it could certainly be a great deal more transparent, the company has a new webpage up for “Common App Rejections,” which not only describes common reasons for rejection, but lists the top ten reasons. The top ten list …

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Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries

Amazon Coins (not to be confused with Amazon’s recently launched store for collectable coins) is expanding into Japan and Australia. The virtual currency was launched last year, and the company says customers have already spent hundreds of millions of Amazon Coins. Amazon’s Mike Hines writes in a blog post: Now customers in Japan and Australia can use Amazon Coins on …

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Microsoft Adds Custom Reports To PubCenter

Microsoft announced a new feature for pubCenter, its advertising hub for app developers on Windows and Windows Phone. It now offers custom reports, with improved analytics. Earlier this year, the company announced a complete overhaul to pubCenter, and they’re continuing to make improvements. In a blog post, Microsoft’s Tyler Young explains how to use the new reports: Go to the …

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