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Apple Starts App Store Cleanup, Removing Dregs

Today Apple is tending to some housekeeping chores in its App Store, cleaning out non-quality apps and providing mobile developers with guidance to keep their wares functional and engaging.

Numbers Say Web Devs May Want To Target Mobile

Web developers looking where to concentrate their efforts might be interested in new research that indicates Americans now mostly use smartphones for their online lives.

Android In-App Search Enhanced

Mobile developers can now apply for early access to new in-app search functionality for their Android apps.

Tool Targets 'Zero-Code' Enterprise Apps

Another effort to bypass professional mobile app developers has emerged from TerraGo, which announced TerraGo Magic, "a zero-code app platform."

Twitter Brings Android SDKs Up To Par with iOS

Twitter Inc. announced updated developer tools for Android, some five months after first introducing them for iOS.

Apteligent Offers Free Mobile App Metrics SDK

Apteligent has launched an enhanced version of its Standard Edition SDK for tracking mobile app metrics, helping developers troubleshoot, prioritize and resolve issues that degrade UX.

Google Increases Android Guidance Beyond Coding

Google has been bolstering its non-coding guidance for Android developers who are trying to get their wares noticed on the increasingly crowded Google Play app store.

In Turbulent Times, Google Offers Free Android Courses

Amid turbulent times for the Android ecosystem, Google is enticing new developers into its mobile OS fold through free beginner training courses presented via Udacity.

Despite Mobile App Demand, Enterprise Spending Lags, Research Indicates

Despite the much-publicized demand for mobile app development in the enterprise, spending for such initiatives remains low, according to a new report from research firm Gartner that parallels the findings of many other studies.

New Back-End Services Anchor Salesforce App Cloud Mobile

Salesforce today announced it has unified several of its mobile app development resources and combined them with new back-end services for a new initiative called Salesforce App Cloud Mobile.

Report: 'Android Is No Longer Fragmented' (That Much, Anyway)

The many Android OS versions in use -- often cited as an impediment to mobile developers targeting the iOS rival platform -- isn't actually that bad anymore, says a new research report that indicates coders should mostly concern themselves with the KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow releases.

Firm Seeks Overhaul of Mobile App Metrics To Improve User Experience

Mobile app analytics firm Apteligent believes developers are focusing on the wrong metrics when it comes to improving the UX.

Mobile Analytics Firm: 23 Percent of Users Abandon Apps After One Use

According to mobile app analytics firm Localytics, mobile's importance is growing at a faster rate than the business innovation needed to keep pace, resulting in a "mobile engagement crisis" exemplified by poor user retention statistics.

Apple, Google Ramp Up Developer Guidance

In advance of their upcoming developer conferences, Apple and Google have been ramping up their developer guidance and education efforts -- and perhaps portending more changes to come.

Swallowed Twice, Mobile App Firm RoboVM Calls It Quits

Bought by Xamarin, which was then bought by Microsoft, RoboVM called it quits today. The company let developers build native iOS and Android mobile apps with Java.

Free Visual Studio Code Editor Hits 1.0

After a one-year preview, the free Visual Studio Code editor has hit version 1.0 with the help of open source community developers, Microsoft announced today.

New Tools Released for Built-in Mobile App Security, Rapid Visual Development

New mobile app development products were released this week to bake in security at the code level for native apps and to rapidly build projects visually, with the help of a new free design/prototyping tool.

Google Provides Mobile UX Tips

New hub features in-depth research on exactly what people expect from a mobile experience, company says.

Google Points to Gamers for Mobile App Success Lessons

Google says to look to gamers for app success tips, as they have more experience in improving onboarding, retention, conversion and ultimately the user Lifetime Value.

Twitter Launches Mobile App for Tracking Analytics

Twitter has launched a mobile app that helps developers on the go monitor the performance and stability of their own mobile apps.

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