API

Google Hangouts Adds Apple CallKit Support on iOS

Google has updated its Hangouts messaging and voice calling app with Apple CallKit support. CallKit is a framework in iOS 10 that allows VoIP services to tightly integrate with the native Phone UI. Enabling the new feature in Hangouts will allow users to make calls using the stock Phone app in iOS 10. In addition...

Apple Set to Expand Siri to Work With More Types of Third-Party Apps

According to a new report from Reuters, Apple will announce an expansion of Siri services at its Worldwide Developer Conference next week that will allow the virtual assistant to interact with more third-party apps. Apple initially opened Siri up to developers with specialized App Extensions in iOS 10. At WWDC 2016, Apple also released SiriKit APIs which allow...

Apple Announces New Apple Music API for Affiliates

As pointed out by MacStories, Apple has today announced a new Apple Music API via its Affiliate Program Newsletter, that allows iOS apps to directly control Apple Music playback and more. The source notes that today's announcement coincides with the introduction of a new Apple Music Best Practices for Apple Developers page dedicated to developer and affiliate...

Apple Adds Server-to-Server Web Service Request API to CloudKit

Today Apple has expanded the capabilities of CloudKit, the company’s server-side API and component of iCloud, adding support for server-to-server web service request. Interaction with the CloudKit public database has previously been restricted to apps on iPhone and iPad, Mac, and web. Apple launched CloudKit in 2014 to provide third party app developers with easy...