iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Security Firm: Top 3 Mobile Malwares Target Android

The latest report from security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. identifies the top three mobile malware threats -- which all run on Android.

Microsoft Offers Optimization Tool for Mixed Reality Mobile Apps

Microsoft last week unveiled a new tool to ease and quicken the problematic process of optimizing 3D models for mixed reality apps for iOS and Android mobile apps.

Google Reconsidering Accessibilty Crackdown for Android Apps

Google is putting a hold on a plan to crack down on Android app developers who inject accessibility functionality into their apps without proving they actually help people with disabilities.

Advanced Course for Java Developers Offered by Google

Although Kotlin may be making waves as the fun new kid on the Android development block, Google isn't forgetting about its Java coders, having recently launched an advanced training course targeting the graybeard programming language.

Google Cracks Down on Android App Info Collection

Google' Safe Browsing team has expanded the enforcement of the company's Unwanted Software Policy, promising to flag Android apps in Google Play that collect personal information about users without their consent.

OutSystems Marries DevOps with Low-Code

The low-code development specialists at OutSystems aren't going to be left out of the DevOps revolution, having added a new set of DevOps features to its namesake development platform specifically designed to help enterprise IT shops adopt low-code practices that accelerate app delivery.

Android Architecture Components Ships as 1.0 Stable

Google has shipped Architecture Components 1.0, a stable version of the guidance and libraries package for helping developers construct Android apps.

Google Rolls Out Final Android 8.1 Preview

Fresh on the heels of the big Android 8.0 Oreo release, Google has rolled out a final Android 8.1 preview before the new point release ships next month.

HeadSpin Emerges from Stealth with Mobile UX Testing Platform

HeadSpin Inc. has emerged from stealth with a new mobile platform emphasizing testing of mobile apps and measuring their experiences in real-world conditions.

17-Year Microsoft Vet Joins Google's Flutter Team, Leaving a Few Parting Shots

Seventeen-year Microsoft dev leader Tim Sneath is joining Google to work on the Flutter mobile app development framework, leaving a few parting shots at the failures of his former company on the way out.

NativeScript Gets 'Sidekick' to Boost Mobile Business App Development

Progress announced new components for its open source NativeScript mobile app development framework, including Sidekick for faster and easier development of mobile business apps.

Facebook Revamps Open Source Tool for Faster Android Builds

Facebook has completely revamped a four-year-old open source tool it developed for code builds, resulting in faster compile times for Android projects.

Salesforce Unveils Enterprise Low-Code Tool for Customized, Branded Mobile Apps

Salesforce unveiled a new low-code tool to help enterprise users of its CRM-centric products more easily create customized, branded, mobile business apps.

It's Official: Kotlin Is a Hit with Android Devs

During the first KotlinConf underway in San Francisco, Google provided an update on the programming language's use for Android development, indicating that it's a big hit so far.

Firebase Mobile Back-End Integrates Crashlytics

Among a host of other improvements, Google's popular Firebase back-end solution for mobile app development is getting closer ties to Crashlytics, the equally popular crash-reporting tool it acquired early this year.

Perl Is Most 'Disliked' Programming Language on Stack Overflow

Putting a new twist on the programming language popularity game, Stack Overflow data scientists decided to explore the opposite, concluding that Perl is the most "disliked" language, followed by Delphi and VBA.

Microsoft Adds React Native Code Signing to Visual Studio Mobile Center

Company supports React Native even though it might be seen as a competitor to its Xamarin technology and built-in Apache Cordova projects in Visual Studio.

Analyst: Enterprise Low-Code Dev Platforms 'Here to Stay'

The low-code movement has arrived in a big way to meet the insatiable demand for enterprise apps in the face of an industry-wide skills shortage.

Just Released: Android Studio 3.0, Android 8.1 Developer Preview

Google announced the availability of the latest version of its flagship IDE, Android Studio 3.0, while also launching a developer preview of Android 8.1 (Oreo).

Java News Round-Up: Jelastic Supports New Java, oneM2M-Based APIs, Android Studio RC 2

Jelastic cloud platform now provides live support for the just-released Java EE 8 and Java SE 9 implementations; Orange and Deutsche Telekom announce results of their cloud API collaboration; and Google moves its Android IDE to release candidate 2 status.

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