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Twilio joins with Google to bring voice and messaging API to developers

Twilio joins with Google to bring voice and messaging API to developers

Google and Twilio are teaming up to bring developers cloud-powered tools that will help them integrate their apps with VoIP and messaging services. Twilio has partnered up with Google's Cloud Platform, making it the first voice and messaging API available through the Google App Engine. With its API, developers are able to easily integrate messaging and VoIP capabilities into their apps with just a few lines of code.

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Falcon Pro reaches Twitter’s 100k token limit

Falcon Pro reaches Twitter’s 100k token limit

Falcon Pro, arguably one of the best Twitter clients available for the Android operating system, has just reached its 100,000 token limit set by Twitter. The limit was set by Twitter back in August of last year, and it limits 3rd party apps, who utilize Twitter's main features, to only 100,000 users. Falcon Pro has hit this limit only 3 months after it launched its app, catching them by surprise.

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Ford OpenXC platform exits beta

Ford OpenXC platform exits beta

Ford is serious about allowing developers to create applications designed specifically to run inside Ford automobiles. Early last year we talked briefly about the Ford OpenXC platform when it was first announced and entered beta. At CES 2013, Ford has announced its first software developer program and the automaker has now announced that its OpenXC platform is out of beta.

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Face.com shutters API support

Face.com shutters API support

Remember when Facebook acquired face.com last month? Face.com reported at the time that it planned to continue to support its developer community. I think most of those developers suspected that wasn't an accurate statement when it was made, and that inaccuracy has now been confirmed.

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon SDK for Android

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon SDK for Android

We’ve seen SoC exclusive app stores and games in the past thanks to NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone, but now Qualcomm is hoping to to leverage its own hardware with a new SDK. The Snapdragon SDK for Android allows developers to tap into various features available on the hardware platform that were previously unavailable thanks to new APIs. The first release is only available for the Snapdragon S4 8960 processor, but Qualcomm say more will be added over time.

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Google scores victory: judge rules APIs not copyrightable

Google scores victory: judge rules APIs not copyrightable

Last week the jury in the Google vs Oracle trial ruled that Google did not infringe any of Oracle’s patents, and more news has now come out of the case. The judge has ruled that APIs are not copyrightable, marking the first time a court has addressed this specific issue. The judge decided that as long as the underlying code that is written is different, “anyone is free under the Copyright Act to write his or her own code to carry out exactly the same function or specification of any methods used in the Java API.”

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