Facebook Introduces New APIs For Comment Replies

In late March, Facebook launched a new commenting system for Pages that allows users to reply to comments. The new system is on an opt-in basis for now, and Facebook has a few API tips to keep in mind if…

GDC 2013: Live Streaming API Coming To Games Courtesy Of YouTube

Gamers love watching other people play games. It’s the only way to explain of popularity of Let’s Plays and live streams on YouTube, Twitch.tv and other sites. The only problem is that those who do live streams must have video…

Learn How To Use The Realtime API In Google Drive Apps

Earlier this week, Google introduced the world to the Realtime API for Google Drive. The new API allows developers to integrate the real time collaboration seen in Google Drive documents into apps. It opens up all new possibilities in apps…

Build Collaborative Apps With The Google Drive Realtime API

One of the cool things about Google Drive is that it allows users to collaborate on documents in real time. Now Google is bringing that same functionality to apps built with the Google Drive SDK. Google announced today that developers…

Facebook Gets API Error Notifications

In November of last year, Facebook introduced Developer Alerts to help developers know when something goes wrong with their app. The original alerts only covered breaking changes, app status changes and policy violations. Now Facebook is adding another important aspect…

Amazon Mobile App SDK Makes Nice With Adobe AIR

We recently reported on how Adobe AIR and Flash are being used to make the next generation of mobile titles. Now Amazon is tapping into these tools to bring its APIs to more people in mobile development. Amazon announced today…

Foursquare Hackathon Winners: Shame Yourself for Your Lack of Gym Motivation and More

Foursquare held its annual Hackathon over the weekend, and they saw over 200 hackers participate in building apps using Foursquare’s API. Foursquare touts high participation in NYC, San Francisco, and “unofficial” sites like Myrtle Beach, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Out…

Facebook Introduces Custom Open Graph Stories With Flexible Sentences

As a Facebook developer, are you frustrated by the rigid structure of Open Graph sentences? Facebook has a standard that it applies to every story so that each action is described in the same manner using the same action verbs.…

Facebook Lumps Breaking Changes Into Single Quarterly Updates

For the past two years, breaking changes introduced to Facebook have been on a three month schedule with new changes announced each month. Developers had 90 days to implement the changes before they became permanent fixtures of the Facebook development…

Facebook Adds New Methods For Driving Traffic To Apps

The past few weeks have been rather slow for Facebook’s Operation Developer Love updates. It almost seemed like the love was slowly fading away, but the social network came back in force last night with an update full of new…

Twitter Breaks Down How It Uses PushState To Eliminate Latency

A common complaint of Twitter is that there’s a quite a bit of lag when going from one part of Twitter to the other. The engineering team feels that they sufficiently solved the problem through an implementation of pushState, and…

Facebook Announces Breaking Changes For March

You’ll have to forgive the Facebook team this week. There’s not really much of an Operation Developer Love update presumably due to the team being in Paris this week for the LeWeb 2012 conference. With that being said, the social…

Twitter Creates A Timeline For Its API Announcements

Do you know when Twitter will be sunsetting an API, or when it will be releasing a new API it has in the works? You can always follow the social network’s engineering blogs for the info, but there was no…

Amazon Maps API Now Available To All

As Apple has proven with its iPhone 5 maps blunder, people care about having quality maps on their mobile devices. Until now, however, there’s not been a maps API built specifically for the Kindle Fire. Amazon is fixing that this…

Facebook Graph API Now Supports In-Game Groups

The past week has been relatively slow in the world of Facebook development. When that happens, there’s a good chance that the weekly Operation Developer Love update will be bursting at the seams with new features and updates. Facebook didn’t…

Google Maps Developers Talk Visualizations

Google Maps is an integral part of many apps used across the Web and mobile devices. Developers need to know how to make the best use of the service. That’s why Google holds roundtables with the people working on these…

Facebook Imposes New Rules For The Notifications API

Developers have been seeing some pretty positive results from the Notifications API. That’s the report today from Facebook as the social network updates us on the latest numbers from those participating in the beta that was announced back in August.…

Facebook Details The Latest Open Graph Changes

It was announced yesterday that Facebook would be enacting a number of changes in Open Graph. It would force developers to increase the quality of their apps while increasing user satisfaction across the platform. Facebook now has more details on…

Facebook Hopes To Make Apps Better By Making Open Graph Stricter

One of Facebook’s main strategies moving forward is to increase the number of apps with Facebook integration. This will increase the number of users visiting Facebook, and in turn increase their own advertising potential. That’s why Facebook has been pushing…

Google Places API Team Talks New Features In Hangout

The Google Places API has been seeing a constant barrage of updates this year. It could be a great new source of revenue for Google, and it’s great for businesses (except for this guy). That’s why it’s super important for…