dev tools

  • Foursquare revamps its developer site as API usage soars

    Foursquare revamps its developer site as API usage soars

    It’s no secret that developers are the key to Foursquare’s continued success, and as part of supporting that mission the company just launched a revamped developer site, its first major refresh since 2009. The new site clarifies what the difference is between the developer offerings. The Places API is the free offering that most developers will use that serves up information on… Read More

  • UX tool suite Fuse raises $12M to make apps prettier and more productive

    UX tool suite Fuse raises $12M to make apps prettier and more productive

    For end users, an app’s user experience is, essentially, the product. No wonder, then, that app developers are investing more heavily in better user experience toolkits. Fuse is one example. The company aims to halve the development time of complex applications. Today, it announced a $12 million round from Northzone and Alliance Venture to open its toolkits to a wider audience. Read More

  • Party Like It’s 1849: The Developer Tools Gold Rush Crunch Network

    Party Like It’s 1849: The Developer Tools Gold Rush

    “You can’t make money selling to developers.” That was a common axiom that permeated the venture community as recently as a few years ago. But just in the last couple of quarters, GitHub, Stripe, Twilio and Slack have all raised giant rounds, valuing each company at at least one billion dollars. Meanwhile, in the public markets, while the Twitters, Yelps and Etsys of the… Read More

  • Firefox 23 Lands In Aurora Channel: Kills Blink Element, Introduces Slew Of New Dev Tools

    Firefox 23 Lands In Aurora Channel: Kills Blink Element, Introduces Slew Of New Dev Tools

    Mozilla today bumped up Firefox Aurora, the pre-beta release channel of the popular browser, to version 23. With this, it is introducing a number of new tools for developers that will now slowly make their way into the stable release channel over the next few months. Sadly (or maybe not), this is also the first version of Firefox that does away with the good old blink element, a former staple… Read More