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In April, Facebook has announced a new API which lets developers integrate the like button into their apps. This way, users will be able to like fan pages or news directly via their favorite apps. For Facebook this, of course, is an important step, since every like is new data for their database, which means more money. The API is…

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Microsoft just did developers all over the world an amazing favour.  They have opened up the Xbox Music service API to all developers, allowing them to search their 38 million tracks, download metadata and album art, do 30 second music previews, and for some developers even allow them to stream unlimited music for subscribers. Even better Microsoft will let users…

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While we wait for the big announcement later today, the BUILD sessions list gives us a few more teasers. It seems the OS update will address another Windows Phone pain point. In WP8 is can sometimes be very difficult to get a file off your phone and share it with others.  Now it appears Windows Phone 8.1 will let apps…

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It seems new APIs will allow much more powerful apps, according to an entry for a Build Session on Channel 9. The session will cover the new Windows.Media.Editing API, which will allow to developers to create apps to edit video. The description notes: Creating applications that edit video is now possible on a Windows Phone. From simple trimming of a…

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With Windows Phone 8 now allowing 3rd party developers to write appointments to the Calendar store it has been hoped that a full-fledged 3rd party PIM could finally be written for Windows Phone. Unfortunately it seems that while the Windows Phone 8 API will allow developers to write appointments to the calendar store, it will not allow them to edit…

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BigOven.com, the social network about food that aims to makes you a better cook, announced the beta launch of the BigOven Application Programming Interface (API). The REST-based API lets any developer build applications featuring 170,000+ recipes, tens of thousands of photos and reviews. Broad uses include new cooking applications for mobile devices (such as Android, Windows Mobile devices and more),…

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Samsung has one-upped HTC by releasing the specifications and API for the many sensors found on their Windows Mobile phones.  This will allow developers to access for example their accelerometer, light sensor and even optical mouse sensor without having to reverse engineer the software on the device, as is the common and onerous practice currently. To get access to the…

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