Which beacon shines brighter: Eddystone or iBeacon?

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It always made sense that Google would eventually enter the beacon space. In many ways, it’s surprising that Google didn’t get there first. After all, the technology is essentially putting cookies into physical spaces and bringing many of the same technology we use on the web to the physical world. The tracking, advertising, contextual aware potential of the technology made it a Google...

By Mike Crooks, 21 July 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Android, API, IoT, Location.

Zubie invites developers to hop-in with API launch

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Zubie, a leader in connected-car devices, has launched an open API platform today called 'ZinC' (Zubie for the Internet of Cars) which enables developers and engineers to build innovative third-party apps and service integrations on top of Zubie’s existing connected-car platform. 

The company offers solutions for both the enterprise and...

By Ryan Daws, 16 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: API, Development Tools, Platforms.

Google puts the spotlight on their iBeacon rival

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Google has revealed their answer to Apple's iBeacons, and as expected the company has built an open alternative compatible with both Android and iOS. The full solution consists of three new key elements; a beacon standard, tools and APIs, and a service for managing and monitoring large beacon deployments. 

The cornerstone of Google's beacon solution is the company's new standard...

By Ryan Daws, 15 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, API, Development Tools, Devices, iOS.

Turn scribbles into digital handwriting with Eloise's API

Eloise specialises in digitising anyone's handwriting to merge the benefits of digital with the personal touch of an individual's handwriting. Through creating a custom style, you can type your message and Eloise will recreate your own handwriting with an insane amount of accuracy.

Instead of creating a consumer product, Eloise is going the API route and targeting developers

Furthermore, every message is individual thanks to small differences each time in lettering and...

By Ryan Daws, 15 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: API.

SIGNAL 2015: Twilio's new APIs provide applications with IM, audio conferences, and more

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Cloud-based communication experts, Twilio, kicked off their SIGNAL conference yesterday and announced a host of powerful new features for the trusted platform.

One of the most game-changing new additions is the 'IP Messaging API' which enables you to build a complete messaging app without the need to build scalable infrastructure. It features all you would expect from a modern...

By Ryan Daws, 20 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, API, Development Tools, iOS, Platforms.

Wunderlist opens its API for powerful To-Do list integration

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The popular To-Do app, Wunderlist, has opened its API for developers to integrate its services in their applications. In an announcement post, the team wrote: "With Wunderlist being our go-to tool to track, manage and achieve as a team, we wanted to make it also connect and interact with all the other apps we use in a seamless and smart way." 

Wunderlist's API has launched with several big partners including; Sunrise, Slack, OneNote, HipChat,...

By Ryan Daws, 14 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: API, Platforms.

Meerkat takes the fight to Twitter with its developer platform

When an established social player such as Twitter or Facebook launches similar functionality to your startup, it's a sad fact that you will likely drift into obscurity. Meerkat, a new live streaming app, is continuing to fight Twitter's similar 'Periscope' service to its very last breath through hoping to attract developers with a new platform... 

Developers can have the peace-of-mind the Meerkat experiences they help build will not end up going to waste

Meerkat has no love for Twitter, who their...

By Ryan Daws, 07 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: API, Development Tools, Mobile.

DirectX 12: Unlocking the Xbox One

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Yesterday we posted an article with details about the key benefits of DirectX 12, and we've since received a lot of questions regarding what features apply to Microsoft's console and to what extent the latest collection of graphics APIs will provide a boost to its capabilities. 

The Xbox One uses an architecture by AMD, and therefore the benefits we detailed yesterday will apply to...

By Ryan Daws, 24 April 2015, 12 comments. Categories: API, Development Tools, Gaming, Platforms.

AMD opens-up about DirectX 12's key benefits

There has been much discussion about the benefits of DirectX 12, but now one of the processor manufacturers which Microsoft has partnered with to provide the latest collection of powerful graphics APIs has provided more solid details about two of the major features which will help game developers deliver solid performance for their titles... 

Async Shaders 

Past versions of DirectX would limit the graphics queue to essentially a single thread, whereas it makes sense for...

By Ryan Daws, 23 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: API, Development Tools, Gaming.

Twilio launches video support through WebRTC

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Popular communications platform, Twilio, has expanded its simple API offerings to include video support through the fantastic WebRTC standard. Launching originally in private beta, it will allow developers to embed real-time video experiences into mobile apps, websites, and more.

WebRTC already has strong support in the Chrome and Firefox web browsers

Instead of having to...

By Ryan Daws, 17 April 2015, 1 comment. Categories: API, Platforms.