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CoinMarketCap launches ‘professional’ API for crypto data

Popular crypto data website CoinMarketCap has launched a ‘professional’ API which offers enhancements over its standard API. The new API is the result of a lot of inbound requests for CoinMarketCap’s data from developers and provides "additional endpoints, more calls, higher rate limits, exchange and market and historical data for the commercial tiers." CoinMarketCap believes…

Google sets Android P guidelines for ‘notch’-featuring devices

Android P is nearing release and so Google has set out its guidelines for how the ‘notch’ found on many new devices should be accommodated. Love it or hate it, the notch has become mainstream. First marketed by the first ‘Essential’ smartphone and quickly followed by other Android manufacturers to maximise the screen-to-device ratio, even…

Android joins iOS in banning cryptocurrency mining apps

Google has decided Android will follow Apple’s policy of banning apps used for mining cryptocurrencies from its app store. Last month, Developer reported Apple’s guidelines were updated to state the company will no longer allow cryptocurrency mining apps on the iOS App Store. "Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated…

Twitter removes 143k apps while tightening access to its APIs

Twitter is taking a stricter approach to how developers use its APIs in addition to the removal of 143,000 apps failing to be compliant with its policies. Starting with a new application process, developers will need to first apply for a developer account using the portal at developer.twitter.com. Prospective applicants will need to provide detailed…

Facebook makes the UK its largest engineering base outside the US

London is now Facebook’s largest software engineering base outside the United States following another huge investment in the UK. Seven months after taking a large site in west London, Facebook has leased 600,000 sq ft at three buildings in King’s Cross. The buildings can provide employment for 6,000 employees, offering a significant boon to the…