DaniWeb, the 10 year old IT discussion community with more than a million members, is always looking forward and never stops introducing new features and functions for users. When spammers managed to get the better of the (highly customised) vBulletin forum platform which had been driving DaniWeb since the get go, founder and CEO Dani Horowitz got the better of the spammers by re-coding the entire forum platform from the ground up. As a result, DaniWeb users not only got the benefit of a much slicker interface designed specifically for their needs, but the team of volunteer moderators got to …

Member Avatar
+2 forum 0

[ATTACH=left]17531[/ATTACH][URL="http://www.5o9inc.com/products/download/"]5o9® EZMobile[/URL], to be released on October 11, 2010 is a new mobile context app for all Web apps that utilize the browser to deliver real-time context (mobile user, device and location data) to the Web server for use in any Web application. This new software enables developers to know in real-time from whom, what and where that the Web request is being made. It is not a service but a client-server middleware. The software uses the same mobile device APIs as any native application and deliver this metadata to the Web server.[ATTACH=right]17532[/ATTACH]According to 5o9, Inc. COO Elizabeth Coker, 5o9® …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+1 forum 6

Apple has tonight given us a sneak preview of what is coming in the iPhone 3.0 major update which DaniWeb writer Davey Winder was [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4137.html"]second guessing[/URL] earlier. While Davey managed to predict the arrival of cut, copy and paste functionality for iPhone 3.0, this was pretty much a given to be honest. He also got it bang on when he said the event would "pretty much all be iPhone business" and there would be none of the mythical Apple Tablet announcements some had speculated about. So what exactly did Apple announce in what turned out to be less launch event …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 6

[ATTACH=RIGHT]16394[/ATTACH]Developers downloading the third beta of [URL="http://developer.apple.com/technologies/iphone/whats-new.html"]Apple's iOS 4.1[/URL], which became available yesterday evening, were disgruntled to find that in this release, Apple's dropped support for both the iPhone 3G and the second generation iPod Touch. The changes were made to Apple's Game Center, a social network centered are iOS games and its accompanying GameKit APIs. The Game Center has been presented as one of the central changes in iOS4 since it was first announced in early April. New GameKit classes will allow developers functionality that includes technology for matching groups of users based on various criteria and in-application voice …

Member Avatar
+0 forum 0

What if you had access to the millions of tweets that flow to and from Twitter users every day? Perhaps you'd build something like [url=http://www.daniweb.com/news/story240308.html]PostRank[/url], which amasses them along with other data from social media sites to trackcyber-reaction to posted articles. Or maybe you would filter them by demographic and figure out a way to sell targeted banner ads. The sky's the limit, so you might want to start noodling. According to Twitter platform director Ryan Sarver, speaking this week at the [url=http://www.leweb.net/]Le Web[/url] conference in Paris, access to its data stream is about to get easier. On Wednesday, Sarver …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 1

Just as the excitement started to hot up, first with the news that the controversial and increasingly popular legal free streaming music service Spotify was to open up with the release of a third party developer API, and then with the actual announcement of the availability of [URL="http://developer.spotify.com/en/libspotify/overview/"]Libspotify[/URL] itself, so the reality of the situation pours cold water upon it. What the heck am I talking about? Well, Spotify is perfectly poised to cash in on the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4215.html"]potential gap[/URL] that might open up in the online music market as first Apple, and now Amazon, introduce 'variable rate' pricing for downloads. …

Member Avatar
+0 forum 0

Research In Motion yesterday released new versions of its [url=http://blackberry.com/developers/]BlackBerry development tools[/url], including the BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) Plug-In for Eclipse Beta 2 that's better integrated with the open-source IDE, can perform pre-processing for builds and receives updates through the Eclipse Update Manager. There are also new versions of the BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio and BlackBerry MDS Studio, which can stand alone or work through Eclipse. The BlackBerry Plug-in for Visual Studio allows users of Microsoft's IDE to visually construct applications for BlackBerry devices and RIM's [url=http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/mobile.jsp]Mobile Data System[/url] and application framework. I have seen RIM's drag-and-drop …

Member Avatar
+1 forum 0

A new application programming interface released this week gives development and test teams the ability to link their ground-based test systems with virtual operating systems accessed through a browser. It all comes from [url=http://www.skytap.com/]Skytap[/url], which earlier this year released [url=http://www.skytap.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=120]Virtual Lab[/url], a Web-based infrastructure that provisions virtual hardware, software, networking and storage in which to run and test applications. According to the company, the new API permits development teams to create a so-called "hybrid" software development and testing infrastructure in which the physical test systems running in their labs can make use of cloud-based resources, and do it transparently to …

Member Avatar
+0 forum 0

Web developers everywhere might be breathing a collective sigh of relief today as eBay opened its APIs, which it says will simplify the job of creating add-ons for the online auction site and integrate it with enterprise applications. But perhaps more valuable to some is the access gained to the large community of sellers—currently at about 700,000—many of whom themselves have to purchase their wares from somewhere. The news of the so-called Project Echo came at the [URL= http://pages.ebay.com/devcon/] eBay Developers Conference[/URL] in Chicago, which runs through Wednesday. An open beta program is set for early next year. Major retailers …

Member Avatar
+0 forum 0

A year ago last week, Facebook released the Facebook Platform, enabling users of the social network to create their own applications. Today, 400,000 developers and 24,000 applications later, the company introduced the [URL= http://developers.facebook.com/fbopen/] Facebook Open Platform[/URL], which releases much of the Facebook Platform source code to the development community. The so-called [URL= http://developers.facebook.com/fbopen/] fbOpen[/URL] is now among [URL= http://developers.facebook.com/opensource.php/] several Facebook open source projects[/URL]. In essence, fbOpen delivers a “snapshot of the infrastructure that runs Facebook Platform,” according to a project Web page. By downloading this snapshot, developers can launch an instance of the platform and test their applications …

Member Avatar
+0 forum 0

They haven’t let us look under the hood, but Google yesterday published a few more specs about App Engine, including how usage will be priced if an application deployed using its infrastructure exceeds the limits set for the free edition. When it launched the service in early April, Google had set a rather generous limit of 5 million page views per month, but didn’t disclose pricing or policies about overages. Now it says that successful applications will be subject to these fees: [LIST] [*]CPU time - US$0.10 - $0.12 per core-hour [*]Storage - $0.15 - $0.18 per GB-month [*]Outbound bandwidth …

Member Avatar
+0 forum 0

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. According to Web reports over the weekend, Google today is expected to launch Friend Connect, a set of APIs for pulling personal data from social networks that comply with the [URL= http://code.google.com/apis/opensocial/]OpenSocial[/URL] common interface specifications it published in October. The move would follow news from [URL= http://developers.facebook.com/news.php?blog=1&story=108] Facebook[/URL] and [URL= http://forums.myspace.com/t/3945804.aspx?fuseaction=forums.viewthread]MySpace[/URL], which made similar announcements last week. New from Facebook is Facebook Connect, which builds on the [URL=http://developers.facebook.com/get_started.php]Facebook Platform [/URL]it launched in May 2007. The release adds trusted authentication between Web sites; portability of real identity, including names, profiles, friends and photos; friends …

Member Avatar
+0 forum 0

I was reading the [URL="http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com"]Google Code Blog [/URL]and noticed that Google software engineer Matthias Zenger happened to announce the availability of the updated Google Base Data API last week. This lets you develop applications that can dynamically interact with Google Base, obviously. Perhaps a little less obviously it also allows you to query other users' published content, making domain-specific search mashups a possibility. The API is ReST-full and based on the GData protocol, which combines XML-based syndication formats with feed-publishing, using a mix of Atom and RSS. What excites me even more, although I admit to being fairly easily pleased, …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 2

The End.