Graph API Gets New Page Metrics From Facebook
Facebook has been on a quest – to make the Graph API the best it can be. In that tireless pursuit, the social network has added a number of new features and functionality to the API to help developers get the most out of Facebook. The latest update to the API isn’t groundbreaking, but it will be useful nonetheless.
Twitter API Announcements Get A Timeline
Do you know when Twitter will be sunsetting an API, or when it will be releasing a new API it has in the works? You can always follow the social network’s engineering blogs for the info, but there was no central location for all of this information until now.
Boost Your WordPress Blog With Jetpack
If you self-host a WordPress blog, one of the most useful plug-ins you can install is Jetpack, created by WordPress publisher Automattic originally for blogs built on the hosted WordPress.com service
Google Talks About Google Play Developer Console
Last week, Google announced that a big update to the Google Play Developer Console (demoed at Google I/O earlier this year) is now available to everyone. This makes it easier for developers to track the success of their apps by looking at metrics like active installs, average ratings, etc.
Tips On How To Localize Apps
Regardless of platform, the app store is a developer's way of reaching millions of people around the world. Those people speak a variety of languages and as such desire an app that's tailored specifically for them. Others have offered tips on localization before, but here's some tips from an actual developer in the localization trenches.
eXo Extends Cloud IDE – Cloud-based Development Platform
I have covered eXo before (see Benjamin Mestrallet, eXo CEO, Looks at the Social Enterprise and eXo Offers Cloud Workspaces Enabling Flexible Social Intranets). eXo is a user experience platform-as-a-service (UXPaaS) company that supports developers. Recently, I had a chance to speak with Benjamin again about their latest offering.
Google Now Issuing 'Link Advisories' Instead of 'Link Warnings'!
Google's infamous link warnings have been in news quite a lot lately. There was the recent confusion created by first the issuing of an unnatural links warning and then its retraction. And now, Google is issuing sort of 'link advisories' instead of warnings so that these do not create unnecessary panic among webmasters. This is what the new advisory from Google looks like:
Facebook App Center Begins Global Rollout, Developers Told To Get To Translating
Last week we told you that the Facebook App Center was beginning to show up for users in the U.K. Now, Facebook has officially launched the App Center in seven new locations, including the U.K., Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. If you're in one of those areas, you'll see the App Center in your left-hand bookmarks list starting now.
iOS 6 Beta 2 Seeded To Developers
Apple has released the second beta version of iOS 6 to developers today. The update went live less than an hour ago. Developers with iOS 6 beta 1 installed on their devices can download the update over the air directly to their devices.
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 anything sounds fun.
Cutts Clarifies Above the Fold Ad Problem
When Google announced their algorithm change to penalize sites using
too many ads, ones that appear above the fold, the first, if not only
response was, "how much is too much?"