Google has rolled out Android 13 Beta 3, hitting Platform Stability. This means that all APIs and app-facing behaviors have been finalized and developers should complete compatibility testing of apps.
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With its Snap AR community, Snapchat is determined to prove the value and impact of AR by developing the latest Lens capabilities, tools, and infrastructure including Lens Studio, and Lens Cloud.
Twitter will now allow developers who use the Twitter API to label their bots as "Automated". The label could help inspire trust, but the opt-in method seems open to misuse by bad bots.
Security researchers have publicly detailed a Safari API bug which can potentially leak your personal data and unique identifiers to every website you visit with Safari. A fix is still not available.
Microsoft has revealed a new Video Encode API for DirectX 12, allowing developers to take advantage of GPU acceleration to encode H264 and HEVC content. The feature is native in Windows 11 too.
Samsung brings SMDK, which, leveraging a proprietary Intelligent Tiering Engine, is capable of identifying and configuring the bandwidth, capacity and memory type that are relevant to each use case.
38 million records from multiple companies including Ford, J.B. Hunt, and American Airlines were left exposed to the public internet due to a default configuration in Microsoft Power Apps portals.
Oculus's latest Passthrough API Experimental will make it possible for developers to integrate virtual reality with the real world of players. Initially, only Unity developers will get access to it.
Following an acquisition in 2020, Apple has decided that it is going to shut down Dark Sky's app and website by the end of 2022. The API service will reach its end of life on the same date as well.
Google has made its Sleep API publicly available on Android so that third-party developers can use it inside their apps. The firm said that the API is more power-efficient at tracking user's sleep.
Google has announced that it will be restricting several Chrome APIs from March 15, 2021. An audit by the firm found that some unnamed third-party Chromium-based web browsers were leveraging them.
Microsoft has announced that it is bringing the DirectStorage API from its Xbox Velocity architecture to Windows PCs. The technology is supposed to drastically reduce load and render times in games.
Germany has become the latest country to launch a contact tracing app. The new app is based on the decentralised model that uses an API released by Google and Apple back in mid-May.
Google has provided more details about how contact-tracing for coronavirus will work without revealing any personal user information and that it will roll out the feature via a Play Services update.
Having been designed to facilitate the electronic exchange and management of healthcare data, FHIR support is now generally available on Azure, enabling customers to work in the data format natively.
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Google has announced deadlines for developers to update their apps or submit new ones in accordance with its latest security guidelines. New apps will have to target API level 28 or higher soon.
A recent Facebook bug potentially granted third-party apps access to unposted photos of millions of users. The company says it has since plugged the issue, which affected the Facebook Login feature.
Facebook has reminded developers to submit their third-party apps for review by August 1st in order to carry on using the Facebook APIs. Checks are being made to prevent misuse of user data.
A Mozilla executive has claimed that Google has made YouTube almost five times slower on competing browsers such as Edge and Firefox by using a deprecated API only supported on Chrome.
An unnamed indie studio said it had its app rejected by Apple for calling non-public APIs. The app is built using MoltenVK which calls Metal APIs to run more advanced graphics inside the app.
Apple seems to be preparing some form of a webplayer for Apple Music, with full songs accessible upon sign-in. A Spotify-esque API for embedding songs also appears to be part of this effort.
With an update to the Pixel Visual Core, you'll be able to take better pictures in apps that take advantage of the API. The built-in camera app on the Pixel 2 already utilises the dedicated core.
Telegram has now released the Telegram Database Library (TDLib) in order to further aid developers of third party Telegram applications. TDLib handles core functions so developers can focus on the UI.
Mozilla has announced that it has drafted the WebXR API in an effort to standardise both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies released by different companies including Google and Apple.
Google has released the Android API of its reCAPTCHA technology, so developers can implement security services for users on mobile devices, and provide them with a streamlined user experience.
Microsoft has announced that its Azure cloud platform is getting a new "Billing Reader" role, in addition to a new Invoice API. The latter lets you download invoices programmatically.
Lyrebird's speech synthesis API promises to create a realistic, 'emotional' copy of anyone's voice after hearing them speak for just one minute, raising some interesting ethical issues.
Microsoft is allowing UWP developers to simplify payments in their apps with a Payment Request API. The company previously announced a preview of the API for Microsoft Edge late last year.
Released in August 2016, Xbox Clubs was a new way for Xbox gamers to create social groups. Now, Microsoft may be making it easier for developers to incorporate it into their games via its API.
After having been one of the most popularly voted upon ideas for Flow, Microsoft has introduced Team flows in preview form for Office 365 users along with Gmail connectivity and custom API sharing.
Google has agreed to acquire Apigee, an API Management company, for $625 million in an effort to help integrate high quality digital interactions into their customer's business models.
Google has released its Awareness APIs that will allow developers to build context-aware apps that will intelligently react to user context. The APIs are available via Google Play services.
Microsoft's Garage program just cranked out a new app that allows you to identify dog breeds which just a picture, along with fun information about them, and what type of dog you might be yourself.
Along with voice processing and video stabilization software, Microsoft's Oxford Project team announced a new facial recognition API designed to analyze a user's emotion.
Microsoft has created a new website that takes an old carnival game and attempts to use machine learning to guess your age; you can try it out right now.
Microsoft has announced a new API for OneDrive that supports Windows, iOS, Android and the web, to help developers integrate the cloud-based storage service into their application.
The Google Earth API will retire late next year due to a variety of reasons; the Google Geo Developers Blog has hinted at new projects in the future but released no details regarding them.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of new Office 365 APIs for developers on various platforms including Windows, iOS and Android, in addition to the web.