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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.

Analytics Tool IDs New Killer Mobile App: 'Communitainment'

Consumer-oriented mobile developers wondering where to focus their efforts in the coming year may want to think about targeting the new killer app as identified by Flurry Analytics: "Communitainment."

SurveyMonkey Shuttering App Analytics Service

Facing low customer interest in its SurveyMonkey Intelligence mobile app analytics service, the online survey specialist is closing it down Jan. 31, 2017.

Q&A with Jason Bock: Testing Tips, Advice and Insights

Modern Apps Live! presenter Jason Bock explains the importance and value of testing.

Analyst 2017 Prediction: Mobile Apps Will Be Composed, Not Coded, with APIs

Firm sees a changing mobile landscape driving a push toward more flexible, modular architectures for faster development.

Native iOS App Update Tool Gets Swift Support

Shortly after Walmart open sourced a tool for over-the-air React Native updates -- bypassing app store approval processes -- Rollout.io Inc. added Swift support to its own similar solution for iOS apps.

Appdome Unveils No-Code Mobile Integration Platform

Appdome Inc. today launched its new platform that provides automatic integration services for mobile apps, no coding required.

WaveMaker Expands API Integration of Mobile App Tool

WaveMaker expanded the API integration capabilities of its namesake rapid application development platform for creating enterprise mobile apps.

Research Firm Cites Five-Fold Explosion in Mobile App Developers

With enterprises still complaining about the mobile development skills shortage holding back mobility initiatives, Evans Data Corp. has published a new study showing an explosion in the number of mobile coders.

Apple, Deloitte Aim iOS at Enterprise

Having pretty much conquered the consumer mobile space, Apple is teaming up with industry partners to tackle the next frontier -- the enterprise.

Facebook's Analytics for Apps Goes Cross-Platform

Facebook announced a beta of its free Analytics for Apps tool that provides cross-platform functionality so developers can track metrics across iOS, Android and Web all in one place.

Google Issues Android Wear 2.0 Dev Preview, Delays Final Release

In announcing a new developer preview of Android Wear 2.0, Google indicated the final release of the OS for smartwatches won't happen until early next year.

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