iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Microsoft Releases Tool To Map iOS Apps to Windows Phone 7

Microsoft last week announced a new service for mobile developers that helps developers port their Apple iOS applications to the Windows Phone 7 platform.

Java Interface for Geospatial Software Approved

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an organization that develops and promotes standards for geospatial content and services, this week approved the 3.0 version of its GeoAPI Interface Standard.

Survey: Developer Interest in Android and WP7 Drops, iOS Holds Strong

Has some of the bloom come off the Android rose? That's what a new survey of developers may be showing.

3 Billion Android Apps Downloaded, Pace Tracking To Bypass iPhone/iPad Apps

Android smartphones continue to explode in popularity. So it's no surprise that the main driver of smartphones -- the apps that run on them -- should be similarly skyrocketing in usage.

'Mango' for Windows Phone, Silverlight 5 Beta and Kinect Windows SDK Unveiled at Day 2 of MIX

Microsoft Wednesday announced plans to release a major tools update next month for the upcoming "Mango" platform, slated for existing Windows Phones and future later this year.

Novell Releases Mono for Android 1.0 Devices

Yesterday Novell released the production version of Mono for Google's mobile OS, a set of tools and plug-ins that allow .NET developers to write applications for Android-based devices.

Free iPhone/iPad App Testing Tool Helps Agile Development

Gorilla Logic this week announced a new version of its free, open source FoneMonkey testing tool for iOS applications.

Google Exerting More Control Over Android

Is Android becoming a victim of its own success?

Report: Smartphone Market To Grow 49 Percent in 2011

An IDC report released today projects that the worldwide smarpthone market will see a 49.2 percent growth and will ship an estimated 450 million units for 2011.

Update for Windows Phone 7 Readies

According to an MSDN blog posting, Microsoft will be offering an update to its smartphone OS -- at a catch.

Amazon Appstore Opens, Without AT&T Support

The Amazon Appstore for Android is officially open for business.

Amazon App Store To Offer Exclusive Angry Birds Title

In an effort to drive traffic to its imminent app store, Amazon.com will exclusively offer a spin-off version of one of the most popular mobile device games of all time -- Angry Birds.

Oracle Delivers Mobile Java Framework for Cross-Platform App Creation

The Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile Client is designed to let developers working in Oracle's JDeveloper IDE to build enterprise apps for mobile platforms using the skills they already have, the company said

Android Takes Top Spot in Smartphone Market

According to a comScore report released yesterday, the Android mobile OS has overtaken Research In Motion's BlackBerry OS to become the highest selling smartphone operating system in the U.S.

Malware Targeting Android Phones Growing

According to researchers at Symantec Corp., Google's Android operating system is increasingly becoming the target of malicious code.

Amazon Hopes Its Marketing Edge Draws Android Devs

Software development companies, especially smaller ones that may only have a handful (or fewer) of developers, usually know a lot more about writing code than they do about marketing their products.

Developers Unhappy with New Apple App Rules; Antitrust Investigation Possible

Apple is riling up many in its developer community with new restrictions on what companies can sell within -- and outside of -- iPhone and iPad applications.

BlackBerry PlayBook To Come in all 4G Flavors

Research In Motion announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that its upcoming tablet PC, the PlayBook, will be be able to use cellular networks on HSPA+ and LTE standards, according to tech blog IntoMobile.

Verizon iPhone Hits Stores

Thursday is the first day you can walk into a store and buy a Verizon-enabled iPhone 4.

Android Market Gets Makeover

The Android Market has gotten a significant upgrade, including a Web-based browsing system, and new payment and currency options.

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