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Red Hat Tool Estimates Enterprise Mobile App Complexity, Cost

Red Hat today published an online tool that helps organizations estimate the complexity involved and time required to build a mobile app depending upon answers to a questionnaire.

First Developer Preview of Android O Now Available

With the 7-month-old Android N now installed on less than 3 percent of devices, the first developer preview of Android O has landed, with new functionality for saving battery life, getting a better handle on notifications and much more.

2 Reports Investigate Growing Demand for Enterprise Mobile Apps

Two new research reports from different companies with different goals speak to one main conclusion: enterprises are demanding more mobile apps -- though who develops them, how they're created and what they're used for vary greatly.

Report Shows Android Threatening Windows for Most Popular OS

StatCounter published new research that shows Android is challenging Windows as the most popular OS used to access the Internet around the world.

SDK for iOS Enterprise Apps Coming from SAP

Enterprise software company SAP SE today announced an upcoming SDK for iOS development for the newly rebranded SAP Cloud Platform.

Google Revamps Android App Publishing

The company is switching to a new way for Android developers to publish their mobile apps to the Google Play store, providing several new features to manage the process.

Box 'Reimagines' Its Developer Experience Platform

Box released a group of updates including a new visual API navigator, a new developer console, and new interactive and crowd-sourced documentation.

Appdome Service Simplifies Commercial App SDK Integrations

Appdome, which provides a platform for infusing third-party functionality into mobile apps, has launched a new publisher service providing SDK integration for apps developed by enterprises for commercial use.

Q&A: Creating Modern Client-Side Applications Using TypeScript and Angular

Magenic's Allen Conway offers tips for moving from Angular 1 to Angular 2, what not to do when migrating between the two, his favorite feature of TypeScript and more.

Progressive Web Apps Gain Android Integration

Google's mission to make PWAs work just like native Android apps on smartphones has taken a big step forward.

Facebook's Mobile Back-end Parse Dies Today As Many Opt for Open Source Project

It provides functionality such as database access, social log-ins, push notifications, app analytics and more.

Finally Catching Up, iOS Coders Can Soon Respond to App Store Reviews

Catching up to functionality that Android -- and even Windows Phone -- developers have long enjoyed, iOS coders will soon be able to respond to reviews of their mobile apps posted on the App Store.

Google Tests Streaming Apps

Perhaps foretelling the future of the mobile app experience, Google Inc. has begun the first live testing of its Instant Apps streaming project, which lets users try an app without going through the traditional store download and installation process.

Don't Discount App Downloads in Favor of Revenue

It's not all about the increased revenue associated with Apple's App Store, says app analytics firm App Annie, which points out the benefits of the greater download reach of Google Play in its brand-new 2016 retrospective.

iOS Devs See 40 Percent 2016 Revenue Jump As Store Wars Continue

10 years after the debut of the iconic iPhone, Apple Inc. announced record revenue for its App Store and for iOS developers who created its 2.2 million app inventory as it battles Google Inc. for mobile supremacy.

Appdome Mobile Integration Tool Adds App Management

Appdome, which provides no-code automatic integration services for security and other functionality, is expanding into the Mobile Application Management arena through a partnership with Appaloosa.

10 Trends Shaping Mobile Development in 2017

Here's a look at 10 trends that will affect mobile app developers in the coming year, including augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, serverless and streaming apps and more.

Android SDK Report Shows Growth of Firebase Back-End

One interesting finding in a new report exploring SDK usage in Android apps is the rapidly growing popularity of Firebase, an app platform from Google that provides Backend-as-a-Service functionality.

Monetization Study: Mobile App Revenue Gaining on Games

In the consumer mobile space, game publishers have traditionally generated the most revenue, but a new app monetization report indicates non-game app makers are catching up.

Amazon Cloud Courts Mobile Developers at re:Invent 2016

If you're overwhelmed by the vast amount of application development news emanating from this week's re:Invent conference by Amazon Web Services, here's a roundup of the items especially relevant to coders in the red-hot mobile space.

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