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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 great deal of sense that they get more involved with that developer community as well. Most app makers just want …

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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 that are the core of the toolchain, which is aimed at improving build times and simplifying application development by reducing …

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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 most important metrics to any developer,” says Facebook’s Nancy Xiao. “While we know there are a number of third-party crash …

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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 focus on mobile app developers with this one-day event that will provide them with insights, guidance and solutions to navigate …

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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 developers with access to a private API. Netflix launched the public API about six years ago, and earlier this year, …

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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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