Facebook Details Offers API Updates

Brand pages have had the Offers tool in Facebook for quite some time now. It’s a great way to connect with fans by offering them free or discounted items for a limited time. The social network announced two major updates…

Chrome Stable Release Now Supports First-Person Shooters

Google updated the Chrome beta release last month with a number of HTML5 technologies. The most important, of course, being the pointer lock API. It allows the browser to replicate the mouse controls that native PC games have enjoyed for…

Facebook Brings Real Time Updates To The App Dashboard

Facebook isn’t holding the F8 conference this year. The company felt their resources could be better used in building more tools for developers to get the most out of the platform. Besides, Open Graph and the App Dashboard still have…

Notifications API Lets Developers Speak Directly To Users

The notification is one of the best things to ever come out of Facebook. I don’t know about you, but it feels pretty good to find a big list of notifications waiting for me after a prolonged absence. If your…

Facebook Continues To Improve The Graph API

Facebook needs to continually improve its services so that users, developers and investors remain happy. The social network has given a lot of recent attention to its Open Graph and related services. The trend continues today with an update to…

Twitter API Version 1.1 Brings More Regulation To Apps

The Twitter API is everywhere these days. People are Tweeting from all corners of the Web from just about every app. It’s so popular due to its relative openness where people can use the Twitter API in different and interesting…

Facebook Introduces The Payer Promotion API

Facebook has been playing around with Payer Promotion for a while now. It lets app developers on Facebook offer special discounts on in-game items to first-time players and other eligible users. Facebook claims that it helps to increase payer conversion…

Facebook Launches New Payments Reporting API

Despite how you may feel as a developer towards Facebook, you have to admit they work fast. The company is always putting out new APIs and updates to existing APIs that make the platform a better place to develop on.…

Google Shows Off Some Drive API Secrets

There were a lot of conferences and workshops during Google I/O this year. One of the newcomers to I/O – Google Drive APi – actually got some of the best workshops this year. That doesn’t mean that everything was covered…

Facebook Makes It Easier To Market Brand Pages

Facebook is about to release their first quarterly earnings as a public company. Their responsibility is to their share holders now who expect the social networking giant to keep bringing in the money. One of those methods is by getting…

BitTorrent Torque Allows Users To Make Torrent-Based Web Apps

Does the introduction of introduction of web-based app development further legitimize the concept of file sharing via BitTorrent technology? Does it remove the vail of “this kind of technology is only used to steal” from act of sharing torrents with…

Know When Your Favorite Store Is Open With The Google Places API

Out of all the APIs that Google has released updates for this year, it seems that Google Places is the one they love the most. It has consistently received the biggest and best updates that really help developers take advantage…

The New YouTube App Is Actually Pretty Awesome

Google announced some big improvements to the YouTube API during I/O that will help Android devices get the most out of the service with smooth, high-quality playback. Those kind of improvements usually result in a new app being released sooner…

Google Apps Script Goes For A Drive

Google Apps Script is one of the more interesting projects over at Google. It has the potential to totally rethink how people build applications for the Web and over the Cloud. At Google I/O, the company announced some new features…

Google+ Teaches Open Graph A Few New Tricks

One of the best things that Facebook has going for it is Open Graph. It allows Facebook to pervade the Internet and connect all your apps and services through a single Facebook account. These apps and services can then create…

Doubleclick For Publishers API Gets New Playground

API playgrounds are some of the most useful tools that a developer can have. The playground moniker may not resonate with everyone, but having the ability to mess around with code in a place where I’m not going to break…

YouTube API Discussed In Latest Office Hours

It’s sometimes easy to forget that YouTube is part of the Google family of products. Good thing we have developer hangouts to remind us that the folks at Google are constantly improving the YouTube experience for developers who use the…

Google Maps Still Bleeding Developers, Businesses

If you’re Google Maps these days, you’re not really watching the dominoes fall away from you so much as those dominoes have sprouted legs and started fleeing from you to distant, more agreeable climes. First foursquare bailed for MapBox, Apple’s…

Google Analytics Switching Over To Core Reporting API Next Week

If you’re a user of Google Analytics, then no doubt you’re familiar with the Data Export API. You are also probably aware that Google replaced the Data Export API with the Core Reporting API in December of last year. Google…

YouTube API Gets Better Playlist Support

Back in March, YouTube launched a new feature for the YouTube API that would allow people to include lists of videos in the player. It was great since it let users watch a continuous stream of content without ever leaving…