January 28th, 2015 by Chris Crum
Facebook announced on Tuesday that developers can now register for this year’s F8 developer conference, which will take place on March 25 and 26 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center.
The company says this will be its biggest F8 to date, and will feature every Facebook developer product and company, including Instagram, Parse, Messenger, WhatsApp, and an opening talk on day two from Oculus’ Chief Scientist Michael Abrash. Read the rest of this entry »
December 10th, 2014 by Chris Crum
Google announced expanded Windows Support for its Cloud Platform. This comes in the form of Microsoft License Mobility, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition availability, and an optimized version of the Chrome RDP app for Windows. Read the rest of this entry »
November 19th, 2014 by Chris Crum
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. Read the rest of this entry »
October 29th, 2014 by Chris Crum
Facebook announced some changes to how developers can access the Ads API. These, the company says, will “empower” them to build more innovative ad tools. Read the rest of this entry »
October 1st, 2014 by Chris Crum
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. Read the rest of this entry »
September 10th, 2014 by Chris Crum
Google is offering webmasters a way to optimize their sites for bandwidth on Apache and Nginx.
As the company notes, there are a lot of obstacles on the web when it comes to using less bandwidth, and sites contribute to the problem for a variety of reasons including non-minified code and images that weren’t saved for the web, to name a couple. Read the rest of this entry »
August 20th, 2014 by Chris Crum
Microsoft recently announced Update 3 for the RTM version of Visual Studio 2013, which includes some new features and fixes some bugs. Read the rest of this entry »
July 16th, 2014 by Chris Crum
As you probably know, Google I/O was last week, and Google has uploaded tons of video from the event, including developer sessions on various topics. Over the weekend, the company posted a slew of them to YouTube, including discussions about Instant Buy and thefuture of apps and search. Read the rest of this entry »
June 18th, 2014 by Chris Crum
Amazon announced that its Amazon Appstore selection of apps has nearly tripled year-over-year, and that it now has over 240,000 apps and games, which are available in about 200 countries. This seems like something the company might want to play up as it prepares to unveil a new smartphone, which it is expected to do this week.
Last year, Amazon launched Amazon Coins, its virtual currency for Appstore apps. It’s become “widely popular,” according to the company, with customers having spent hundreds of millions of the coins on apps, games, and in-app items. Read the rest of this entry »
November 13th, 2013 by Chris Crum
Earlier this year, Google added quick action buttons in Gmail. They appear on messages in the inbox, and allow users to take action on them without even having to open them.
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