The final versions of the free Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools for building Silverlight and XNA applications are available for download—just weeks before the first devices are expected at retail.
Developers looking for the most popular category of smartphone applications need only think one word: games.
Apple has made significant changes to its iOS development guidelines, in addition to providing guidance to developers on how to give their apps the best chance of being accepted into its App Store.
Apple is set to release the first major update to iOS 4 -- the current operating system on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad -- sometime today.
Palm has unveiled the next generation of its mobile OS platform -- webOS 2.0 -- and made the SDK available via the SDK Early Access Program.
Microsoft today announced that its new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system has been released to hardware manufacturing partners.
The wireless giant said it has signed an agreement to acquire Motally, a San Francisco-based provider of a mobile analytics software.
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A recent application featuring Nazi themes was jack-booted off the Android Market, proving that, while still being much more open than Apple's AppStore, there is a limit to what can be published and promoted.
On Thursday, Oracle filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming that, in developing its Android mobile operating system, the Internet search giant infringed on seven patents associated with the Java Platform.
Android's rocket-like trajectory in the smartphone market continues, as it's muscled out the iPhone and moved into third place worldwide among smartphone OSes.
The U.S. Army found a way to fight the sluggishness of traditional software development that's slowed even further by legendary government bureaucracy: go Agile.
In a new survey, more than half f application developers say they don't have enough time to complete their work and nearly a third said testing is their top challenge.
With working prototypes of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 in the hands of developers, and the software now at the technical preview stage, substantive judgments of the phone can be made.
The Android platform is hot right now, but if you really want to make money as a mobile developer, Apple's iPhone is still the place to be.
A developer of applications for the iPhone and iPad feels that Google's Android platform is too open, making it difficult for developers to write apps.
Google's flagship Android platform phone, the Nexus One, will soon be off the market in the U.S.
Rally Software last week announced it purchased an iPhone app that lets users manage Agile development projects remotely and has reduced its price from $15 to free.
If you're an application developer for Android with a thick skin, you may be able to get your app reviewed publicly by a Google employee.
In an effort to make it easier for Java developers to build applications for its Symbian-based mobile devices, Nokia is contributing the 2.1 version of its Java Runtime implementation to the open source Symbian Foundation.