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Alpha Software Tackles Offline Mobile App Problem

Alpha Software Corp. upgraded its "low-code" mobile development offering with built-in offline support so data-driven apps can be used effectively when no network connectivity is available.

Facebook Gives Ad Access to More Mobile Developers

Facebook Inc. yesterday opened up its advertising Audience Network to let outside developers capitalize on the vast amounts of information it gathers about users in order to provide more targeted ads in mobile apps.

New Adobe SDK, Apps Extend Creative Software to Mobile Arena

Adobe Systems Inc. today unveiled a new software development kit (SDK) to help developers leverage the company's "Creative Cloud" of software and services when building mobile apps.

Kony Visualizer Addresses Mobile App UX Disconnect

Kony Inc. yesterday announced a design visualizer to address the disconnect between what a business stakeholder asks for in a new mobile app UX and what actually gets delivered by developers.

Espresso Logic Mobile App Developers Get Microsoft Azure Integration

Espresso Logic announced that its Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) designed to accelerate the development of mobile and Web apps is now integrated with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

Red Hat Grabs FeedHenry for Mobile App Development Platform

Open source powerhouse Red Hat Inc. today announced it's acquiring FeedHenry Ltd. to add mobile application development to its hybrid cloud portfolio.

Studies: Developers Failing at Mobile App Privacy, Security

Two new research studies paint a bleak picture of mobile app privacy and security, putting the blame on developers in both cases.

Survey Dispels Hype About Mobile App Development

Despite the continuous barrage of new mobile app development products and services being announced almost daily, a new survey of real-world developers shows a prevailing focus on desktop apps.

Embarcadero Updates Cross-Platform Development Studio

Cross-platform development tool vendor Embarcadero Technologies Inc. upgraded its studio product with increased connectivity and mobile options.

RESTful API Spans NoSQL and SQL Big Data Calls

As the SQL and NoSQL worlds continue to converge in the pursuit of comprehensive Big Data analytics solutions, a Silicon Valley start-up wants to provide a bridge between the two with RESTful APIs.

Pivotal Integrates Mobile Development Services with Cloud Platform

Pivotal Software Inc. is continuing to expand its offerings, most recently jumping into the enterprise mobile app development arena with the announcement of Pivotal CF Mobile Services on the back-end.

New 64-bit iOS and Mac Support Comes with Xamarin Unified API

It's been a busy week for cross-platform development tool maker Xamarin Inc., highlighted by a new Unified API stemming from more than a year's work to bring 64-bit application support to its iOS and Mac offerings and simplify code sharing between the two.

Apple's Swift Programming Language Promoted by Topcoder Crowdsourcing Platform

Cloud services provider Appirio is employing its topcoder crowdsourcing platform to speed up the development of applications built for iPhones, iPads, and Macs using Apple's new Swift programming language.

Analysts Say Mobile App Development Requires New Strategy, Techniques

Analysts from major research firms Gartner Inc. and IDC have recently emphasized that mobile app developers have to think differently from traditional practices -- or else.

Windows Phone Developers Can Now Respond to User Reviews of Their Apps

After a four-month pilot program, Microsoft this week rolled out functionality on its Dev Center that lets Windows Phone developers respond to user reviews of their mobile offerings posted on the app store.

Mobile Survey: Native Development, Back End Take Most Time

A new survey shows mobile app developers spend most of their time building native apps and that back-end coding takes up far more time than building the front-end UI.

Survey: Most Mobile App Developers Below 'Poverty Line'

It's really tough to make money building mobile apps, VisionMobile Ltd. revealed in its latest developer economics survey.

Appcelerator Goes Native, Simplifies Back-End Coding

Appcelerator Inc. upgraded its cross-platform mobile development platform with improved support for native SDKs and simplified coding for hooking up to databases and other back-end services.

More Mobile Big Data Analytics Coming with Apple-IBM Deal

In yesterday's joint statement announcing the new partnership between Apple and IBM, the companies specifically emphasized the promise of "bringing IBM's Big Data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad."

Apple Launches Swift Blog as New Language Gains Traction

Apple Inc. on Friday launched a blog for its new Swift programming language, amid signs it's gaining traction in the iOS and Mac OS developer communities.

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