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Google releases new Maps API for Android developers

Google announced an update to the Google Maps API which gives developers a better, more comprehensive set of tools to integrate maps into Android apps. It will be easier than ever to insert vector-based maps into applications, according to Google.

Foursquare Announces Connected Apps For Android - Develop Apps That Run Inside Foursquare

foursquare_logoLike most services, Foursquare has long had a developer API that allows users to plug Foursquare data into other apps. Now that idea is evolving with Foursquare's new Connected App Platform. With Connected Apps, developers can build their app or service into Foursquare - essentially, apps will run within Foursquare to enable new kinds of user experiences.

Judge: Oracle's Java APIs Are Not Copyrightable As Asserted, Copyright Claims Against Android Dismissed

1We're hearing via The Verge that Judge William Alsup has just handed down his decision on the copyrightability of Oracle's 37 Java API's, asserted by Oracle as having been infringed by Google in the Android operating system. This is probably the most important issue of the entire case. While a jury decided that Google did infringe Oracle's APIs as asserted by Oracle, that decision hinged on the assumption that the APIs were in fact copyrightable in the way Oracle had insisted they were.

Recon API - User feedback platform in a sleek, easy-to-use package

Recon API is an API/SDK for Android developers who want to integrate a vehicle for capturing user feedback and opinion from within their Android application. It’s easy to use and implement, and relieves developers of the stress that comes with extra development and maintenance of your own medium for collecting input from your application’s user base.

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