Although some believe developers should never trust Twitter again after the 2012 API crackdown, many mobile app makers disagree.
With the launch of the Fabric suite of tools, Twitter is betting the company on a plan to become a full-fledged mobile services provider for other apps and services — but it needs to convince developers that it is no longer the rapacious and self-interested dictator it once was
Google’s Mario Queiroz said that users have hit the cast button 650 million times. An API for developers will let feed content into Backdrop, the device’s customized home screen.
Gone are the phrases “trusted tester,” “limited preview” and “preview,” which are now “early access program,” “alpha” and “beta,” respectively.
Twitter is said to be looking at reaching out to third-party developers of apps and services to help it grow its business — but some might remember that the last the company tried to do that, things didn’t turn out so well
Google has made concrete moves to protect consumers — particularly the parents of Android-toting kids — from accidentally racking up huge in-app purchase bills. Apple and iOS, not so much.
Ten months after announcing acquisition, PayPal has merged it and Braintree’s payments platform and developer operations. Startups and big companies alike now can offer PayPal services and Braintree’s card processing through as single API.
It looks like bringing back F8 wasn’t enough for Facebook. Oculus, which was acquired by Facebook in March, will host its first developer conference Sept. 19-20 in Los Angeles. The conference, which is called Connect, will feature CEO Brendan Iribe, founder Palmer Luckey and CTO and virtual reality pioneer John Carmack as keynote speakers. The first consumer version of Oculus’ Rift virtual reality headset is expected to debut in the next year, so the conference could feature updates on the form it will take. Applications to attend open July 10.
The social networking giant also said Braintree, Appmethod and Get Satisfaction will become program partners that will contribute to the bag of development prizes for the winners.
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