PR Newswire: New Landmarks Illinois database highlights over 100 women who built Illinois (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: New Landmarks Illinois database highlights over 100 women who built Illinois (PRESS RELEASE). “Landmarks Illinois has published an online database, Women Who Built Illinois, which includes information on over 100 female architects, engineers, developers, designers, builders, landscape architects, interior designers and clients and their projects between 1879 and 1979.”

Mashable: Google announces I/O 2020 dates

Mashable: Google announces I/O 2020 dates. “Even though I/O is primarily a developer conference, Google typically announces some new hardware at the event. Last year, it was the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, and this year, we’ll likely see the new Pixel 4a, possibly accompanied with the new Pixel Buds. A new Nest device is not out of the question, either, given that Google launched the Nest Hub Max at last year’s conference.”

Mashable: Twitter’s complicated relationship with developers just got worse

Mashable: Twitter’s complicated relationship with developers just got worse. “Despite embracing developers early on in its history, the company gained a reputation as unfriendly to developers in later years when it began restricting how developers could use its API in their apps. The company also publicly wrestled with developers like Politwoops and Twitpic. Unlike in previous moves, Twitter is not clamping down on restrictions to its API. By selling to Google, it is shifting away daily responsibility and monetary resources to Alphabet. Customers of Fabric won’t need to make any changes, other than read a new terms of use. “

CNET: Google invites third parties to make Assistant smarter

Google is opening Google Assistant to third party developers. “Google Assistant is about to get a bit smarter, thanks to third-party developers. The Alphabet-owned company said Thursday it is opening up its digital assistant with new tools for developers who want to interact with customers through Google Home, its always-listening smart home speaker.” We’re seeing this over and over – release something, let it get a little traction, and then make it available to third party developers. Stop wondering why Twitter is in such bad shape.

Opinion: Twitter Could Have Been A Protocol

Great editorial/thought piece/thing: Twitter Could Have Been A Protocol. “I’m not here to point out all the mistakes the management team has or has not made – these are not easy decisions to make and no one likes a Monday morning quarterback. But around 2010, when I was working on Pinyadda, I believed that Twitter was going to become something very different from what it looks like today. I thought it had a chance to become a protocol, of sorts. While that belief was clearly incorrect, it’s interesting to think about now.”

Twitter Bails on Annual Developer Conference

You will probably not be stunned to hear that Twitter isn’t holding its annual developer conference. “Sources say that the conference was planned, at least tentatively, but then abandoned. Company spokesperson Will Stickney confirmed Flight isn’t happening, and said Twitter plans to focus on smaller developer events instead.”

IFTTT Launches Partner/Developer Program

IFTTT has launched a partner/developer program. “Starting today, developers can embed IFTTT within apps and enable users to connect the hundreds of apps that the service supports. That means that the world of apps is about to get a bit more like the web. Just as any website can link to any other website, apps will readily exchange info with other apps.”

Google To Change Revenue Sharing With Android Developers?

Google is apparently changing its revenue sharing with Android developers. “So earlier we reported that Apple has plans to improve revenue sharing with developers through a subscription model, where developers who successfully get users to subscribe for a year will see revenue sharing improve from 30/70 to 15/85. Now according to a report from Recode, it looks like Google has similar plans as well.”

Microsoft Has a new Site for Its Documentation

Microsoft has launched a new site for the documentation for its services. “Entire articles have been chopped up into smaller ones with buttons for navigating to next and previous sections. The pages are responsive, so they’ll adjust nicely as browser window sizes change, and they’ll look fine on mobile devices. Each page has an area for comments (thanks to a Livefyre integration), Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons, and an Edit button that routes users to the corresponding GitHub page — because, after all, the documentation on all these pages is available under an open source license.”

Facebook Live Gets an API

Facebook Live is getting an API. “The goal, said Facebook’s Chris Cox (pictured above) is to allow ‘hundreds of people to experience the exact same moment at the exact same time.’ Cox also said the API will allow both hardware- and software-makers to integrate with Facebook Live.”

Bing Adds Code Search Feature

Bing is making its search engine better for developers. “Thanks to a collaboration with HackerRank, if you search for something like string concat C#, you’ll get an interactive code editor with a result that can be run directly from that page to see how it works.”