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10 Google I/O Videos You Should Watch Ahead Of The Event 10 Google I/O Videos You Should Watch Ahead Of The Event

Google I/O goes down next week, and developers will get their hands on a plethora of juicy new Google-related sessions, news and APIs (possibly even some Jelly Bean action). We’re still hoping for some interesting news around Project Glass. Either …

Facebook Ditches Credits In Favor Of Real Money Facebook Ditches Credits In Favor Of Real Money
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Facebook is launching subscription payments and local currency support for in-app payments, while getting rid of Facebook Credits. According to Facebook’s Credits page (pictured above), only 852 people liked Credits anyway. “With subscriptions, you can establish a recurring revenue stream …

Facebook Brings Gaming To The News Feed
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Facebook just announced that it’s launching the ability for people to play games directly in the news feed. “With feed gaming, you can include a short sample of your game in the stories people share from your game that friends …

Mobile Referrals Now in Facebook App Insights Mobile Referrals Now in Facebook App Insights
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Facebook announced that mobile referrals are now available in App Insights. The company launched a mobile referrals dashboard this week, aimed at helping developers understand the traffic their apps are getting. “Use this information to continue optimizing distribution via our …

Google Play Badges Available For Android Developers Google Play Badges Available For Android Developers
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Google announced Google Play today, which replaces Android Market, while combining it with Google Music and the Google eBookstore. Google has also released some new badges for developers that they can display to promote their apps. There are two badges, …

Facebook Open Graph App Submission Checklist Facebook Open Graph App Submission Checklist

Facebook now has an Open Graph Checklist for application developers developing apps for the Facebook Timeline. The company says that 90% of the app submissions its received have been fully reviewed and responded to (as of this past Thursday). The …

Facebook Aims To Improve Its Mobile Ecoystem Facebook Aims To Improve Its Mobile Ecoystem

At Mobile World Congress today, Facebook CTO, Bret Taylor announced a couple initiatives where Facebook is working with partners in the industry on mobile web standards and payment improvements. When Facebook filed for its IPO earlier this month, Facebook expressed …

Developing For Chrome For Android: Google Engineers Speak Developing For Chrome For Android: Google Engineers Speak

Google launched Chrome for Android earlier this month. It’s in beta, and is only available for select countries and languages for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich, but an Android version of the browser has been long awaited. It’s bound to …

Twitter Hashbang URLs Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past Twitter Hashbang URLs Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

Favstar.fm founder Tim Haines had a Twitter conversation with Twitter engineer Dan Webb, and found that Twitter is apparently moving away from hashbangs in its URLs. Haines shared the conversation at a Storify link, but here are the relevant tweets: …

Google To Android Developers: Stop Using Menu Button Google To Android Developers: Stop Using Menu Button
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Google is instructing Android developers to migrate the designs of their apps away from using the menu button, and toward using the action bar. This will become increasingly important as more devices get Ice Cream Sandwich, the company says. The …

How To Create An iPad App Using Adobe Captivate How To Create An iPad App Using Adobe Captivate
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Adobe is sharing a video demonstrating how to create an iPad app using Adobe Captivate, the company’s eLearning software. It shows how to publish the project to a Flash file, convert it to HTML5, then convert it into an iPad …

Facebook Open Graph Apps And Actions Finally Launch Facebook Open Graph Apps And Actions Finally Launch
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Facebook finally announced the full launch of its new Open Graph, initially announced at f8 last year. “The Open Graph has already had a significant impact on music, news, and video, but this was just the beginning,” explains Facebook’s Eddie …

Facebook Actions and New Open Graph Apps Reportedly Launching Wednesday Facebook Actions and New Open Graph Apps Reportedly Launching Wednesday

Facebook announced last September at its f8 event that users would be able to start using more “actions” on Facebook as they engage with various apps and sites. That means doing things besides “liking” content, whether that means listened to, …

Twitter Account Verification To Spread Through Ecosystem Twitter Account Verification To Spread Through Ecosystem
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Twitter announced the launch of a new pilot program to distribute verified account handles and public profile metadata to developers, media and content services, and consumer device manufacturers. The initial partners for the program include: The Echo Nest, Gracenote and …

Facebook Looks Back On 2011 For Developers Facebook Looks Back On 2011 For Developers
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Facebook has taken a lot of criticism from developers this year, including a new round (discussed here). Still, Facebook has done quite a bit on the platform front in 2011. That much is evident seeing it all listed neatly in …

Is A Lack Of Communication Hurting Facebook’s Relationship With Developers? Is A Lack Of Communication Hurting Facebook’s Relationship With Developers?

It would seem that Facebook has been pissing off developers again (though I’m not sure this ever truly stopped). A couple of fairly publicized complaints (at least within the developer community, courtesy of Hacker News) have drawn some response from …

Facebook Cans App Profile Pages Facebook Cans App Profile Pages
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Facebook announced that it will be removing all app profile pages. Owners are being told to migrate likes and the vanity URL of the pages to existing pages with the same name in the Product/App category. You should see a …

Windows Store Details For App Developers Released Windows Store Details For App Developers Released

Microsoft is giving a sneak preview of its upcoming Windows Store, which will be part of Windows 8. Developers will be able to earn up to 80% revenue share on apps sold through the platform. It starts at 70% for …

Facebook Credits: New Payment Methods and Other Updates Facebook Credits: New Payment Methods and Other Updates

Facebook announced some updates to Facebook Credits. These include: new payments methods, a new policy, updated documentation and a breaking change for the Credits callback. First off, new payments methods that have been added include: ELV (Germany) MyCard Mobile (HongKong, …

Facebook News Feed Changes: View By Most Recent Again Facebook News Feed Changes: View By Most Recent Again
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Remember when Facebook launched those News Feed changes a while back? A lot of people weren’t too happy with them. While the ticker was made available to see the most recent items as they happened, some didn’t like this approach …

Adobe Flash For Mobile, 750 Jobs To Go By the Wayside Adobe Flash For Mobile, 750 Jobs To Go By the Wayside

Adobe dropped the bomb that it is basically giving up on mobile Flash development, while increasing its investments in HTML5. You may recall the big back and fourth between Adobe and Apple over Flash last year. Remember the famous letter …