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As iPhone Turns 10, Users Prefer Apps over Siri

One finding of Axway's new survey about smartphones is that developers perhaps shouldn't concentrate on Siri-related projects at the expense of good, old-fashioned apps.

Windows 10 Mobile Development Chugs Along

Facing a 0.1 percent market share, Microsoft continues to chug along in developing Windows 10 Mobile, having this month released two new Windows Insider preview builds.

Cross-Platform App Dev Tool Corona Is Now Completely Free

Corona Labs has made both of the main components of its namesake cross-platform development framework free to use.

Analytics Tops Android SDK List, Firebase Back-End Is Hot

Android mobile app developers use more analytics SDKs than any other type, according to the latest data from SafeDK Mobile, which also noted big growth in usage of Google's Firebase back-end offering.

Google Cracks Down on Incentivized Android App Visibility Actions

Google this week announced a revision to its Google Play rules, essentially cracking down on incentivized Android app ratings, reviews and installs associated with the app store.

Analyst: Native/Hybrid Frustration Grows Mobile Web Development

A Gartner analyst, noting a low number of mobile apps being created for the enterprise, indicated that frustration with native and hybrid app development may be causing a growth in mobile Web apps to meet demand.

Augmented Reality, Machine Learning Highlight Apple's Mobile Dev Efforts

Cutting-edge technologies such as augmented reality and machine learning highlighted Apple's new mobile app development efforts revealed at the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference.

Researchers: Open Android Ports Leave Millions Vulnerable

Researchers at the University of Michigan have published a paper in which they break new ground in investigating security implications of open Internet ports in Android applications, finding flawed apps that leave millions of users vulnerable to attack.

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.

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