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Developing an app from scratch isn’t easy. You’ve got a great idea, but now you have to actually build it. There are a lot of companies out there that have developed tools to fill the holes in your code to save you time and money. Why spend weeks coding when someone has done the legwork for you? Developer’s Toolbox shows you APIs and SDKs that make your life easier.

1. Location-Based Service Platform by Geoloqi
This just launched today and sounds intriguing. Geoloqi’s new service is a platform for next-generation location based services.  Its a language agnostic SDK and proprietary API. The company is offering a complete stack of geolocation tools like geo-fencing, messaging, security and analytics. They claim that it will help developers unlock the full potential of real-time location-based services and put geolocation into any device or application. It also enables persistent background location tracking, smooth transitions between location sources such and a feature your users will truly love: intelligent battery management. All in all, it sounds like a very exciting offering. Check it out if you plan on adding location related features.

Price: Pricing structure not available yet.
More info: Geoloqi

4. Policy Maker by PrivacyChoice.
Privacy is a hot button issue these days. Recent flaps by Google, Path, and other tech companies have everyone wondering what your app is doing with their information. And now that California Attorney General Kamala Harris has convinced Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Google and others to have clear, understandable privacy policies for their software and the software they distribute, you need to be on top of your privacy policy. But, if you don’t know the first thing about writing one, PrivacyChoice has you covered. Give them some simple information about your app and what it does, and they’ll craft one for you. Your users will thank you.

Cost: Free!
More info: PrivacyChoice

3. 2D Barcode Scanner SDK by DTK Software
DTK offers an accurate and powerful developer library which recognizes 1-D and 2-D barcodes. Using this SDK you can integrate barcode recognition into your app. Although tech pundits are predicting the death of QR codes, there are still some handy uses for them and developers are still innovating with them to find new possibilities, from payment methods to information sharing.

Price: Variable, depending on your team’s size
More info: DTK

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