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 their products to be experienced by as many people as possible, and to make the app experience better for users regardless of what platform they’re using. Sometimes it takes a while to get an app on both iOS and Android, even if the developer has the resources to actually get it on both.
December 19, 2014
Dropbox announced a new API for businesses, which will enable them to integrate the Dropbox Platform into their own IT processes.
“Already 100,000 companies rely on Dropbox for Business to securely store and share even their most important company information, including major organizations like Hyatt, News Corp, and MIT,” says Dropbox’s Ilya Fushman. “Many of them also use the Dropbox Platform — which offers integrations with more than 300,000 apps — to support custom workflows.”
December 05, 2014
Google first introduced Android Auto, its vehicle-based Android platform, at Google I/O in June. The company has now released its APIs to developers to build Auto-enabled apps for audio and messaging.
November 21, 2014
At its f8 developer conference earlier this year, Facebook rolled out Login Review, a part of the app review process, which ensures developers request only permissions that make sense for their apps. This way, users don’t have to feel uncomfortable about sharing too much to connect with one.
November 14, 2014
Google recently unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop. The biggest difference Google has been touting is Material Design, which the company describes as “a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science.” Here’s 45 minutes of Google explaining what that means. Obviously developers
October 31, 2014
According to a recent article in The Drum Google is stepping up its efforts to cut out online piracy.
It has made changes to its algorithm to make sure some of the most notorious piracy sites are less likely to appear high in the results when someone searches for music, films or other copyrighted content. The idea is that Google will make sure legal sites appear at top of the pile albeit in the form of adverts – yes, that’s right, content providers will have to pay to appear there.
October 24, 2014
Google announced the launch a new Tag Manager API as well as a new interface for it, and some more third-party templates. The company expects these to make both marketers and IT teams happy.
“Many large enterprises use Google Tag Manager to streamline and simplify website and mobile app tagging,” says product manager Lukas Bergstrom. “It helps marketers control the end-to-end process of adding website tags, while IT departments save time they can spend on more strategic projects.”
October 17, 2014
Twitter is reportedly getting ready to unveil a new application development platform by the name of Twitter Fabric. With the company’s Flight developer conference coming up this month, we should be getting a glimpse of it pretty soon.
The report comes from The Information, which says the Fabric platform includes developer tools “to help people sign up for their apps more easily, sell ads on them, uncover technical glitches and view other analytics.”
October 10, 2014
Microsoft launched a technical preview of Windows 10, and with that comes some updates to Internet Explorer.
You can only use the preview at this point if you’re in the WIndows Insider Program, but the company gave developers a glimpse today. It includes the launch of the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box to give feature suggestions.
October 03, 2014
A few months ago, Google unveiled HTTP load balancing for Google Cloud Platform. It was made available to certain customers who signed up for it, but it’s now open for preview to all customers.
September 26, 2014