iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Google Enhances ML Kit, for Mobile Machine Learning

Google's updated ML Kit, which packages up the company's machine learning expertise and technology for mobile developers creating Android or iOS apps, has been beefed up with Natural Language Processing functionality and more.

Open Source PWABuilder for Progressive Web Apps Gets Version 2.0 Update

Microsoft announced an update to its open source PWABuilder tool to convert existing Web apps/sites to Progressive Web Apps, which act more like native desktop/mobile apps with the help of several technologies.

Mendix Taps React Native for 'True' Low-Code iOS and Android Apps

In announcing its Spring '19 release, Mendix claims to be the first low-code application development platform vendor in the market to offer true native mobile apps with the model-based visual approach.

What's New in Android Studio 3.4

Google has shipped Android Studio 3.4, which continues the company's Project Marble work to make fundamental features of the flagship mobile development IDE rock-solid and polished.

Open Source Ionic Framework Woos PhoneGap Developers for Mobile Apps

Ionic, a six-year-old project seeking to make a bigger name for itself in the world of mobile app development, recently shipped an update to its major v4.0 release and soon after appealed to PhoneGap developers to get on board.

Live Share, IntelliCode Mark Release of Visual Studio 2019

In launching Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac, Microsoft highlighted the general availability of the collaborative Live Share functionality, along with the option to use AI-driven IntelliCode to smarten up the code-completion functionality of IntelliSense, and much more.

Mobile Performance Firm HeadSpin Adds Testing Functionality

HeadSpin, a mobile performance management specialist, announced a new suite of tools that incorporates new testing functionality gained in a company acquisition.

LinkedIn Data Says Flutter Is Fastest-Growing Skill Among Software Engineers

The business/careers-oriented social site LinkedIn studied internal data to determine the fastest-growing skills among software engineers, finding that Google's Flutter topped the list with its unique approach to mobile app development.

Google Upgrades Accelerated Mobile Pages Testing Tools

Google announced an upgrade to its open source AMP initiative to improve mobile Web browsing by speeding up page loads, improving the testing tools associated with the project.

Xcode Playground Lets Developers Try New Swift 5 Features

Apple announced Swift 5, which it describes as a major milestone release of the increasingly popular open source programming language used for iOS and other Apple Oses, and an independent developer has created an Xcode playground to try out its new features.

React Native Team Addressing Biggest Complaints: Upgrading and Debugging

The React Native Community recently conducted a survey via GitHub to ask mobile developers "What do you dislike about React Native?" and found that the two biggest complaints are upgrading and debugging.

Report: Low-Code Tools Increasingly Support ... Coding

The low-code dev tooling space -- helping "ordinary business users" crank out apps to meet growing demand amid a shortage of trained developers -- is evolving to support ... more coding, of all things.

Progress Updates Low-Code-for-Pros Kinvey Platform

Progress Software has updated its low-code Kinvey platform positioned as a productivity tool for professional developers, unlike competitors that target the non-coder "business user" audience.

Low-Code Kony Quantum Boosts 'Digital Experience Development'

A new product from low-code tooling specialist Kony has debuted, combining rapid application development functionality with the benefits of a "digital experience development platform."

Perfecto Unveils AI-Driven, No-Code Automation Testing

Perfecto, specializing in cloud-based DevOps testing of Web and mobile apps, unveiled a new solution that uses machine learning to automatically write and maintain test scripts.

Android Studio 3.4 Release Candidate Ships

Google's Android team has shipped the first release candidate for the next edition of its flagship IDE, Android Studio 3.4, which continues the Project Marble push to reduce bugs and improve quality in response to developer complaints.

Xamarin.Forms 3.6 Boosts Material Design Look-and-Feel

Microsoft's Xamarin team announced an update to its Xamarin.Forms UI toolkit -- for cross-platform iOS and Android projects -- that makes it easier to implement Material Design look-and-feel in such apps.

Low-Code Appian Update Addresses Enterprise Mobility

Appian last week updated its low-code app development platform, with enterprise mobility one of the key areas of focus.

Google Updates Flutter Mobile App SDK, Dart Programming Language

A year after unveiling the first Flutter beta at the Mobile World Congress, Google announced the first feature update for the open source mobile application development SDK at this year's edition of the show.

Google Adds UI Tools to ARCore Kit for Augmented Reality Apps

Augmented reality, commonly identified as one of the major trends in mobile app development for 2019, gets a boost in the Android camp with an update of Google ARCore SDK that features new UI tools among other enhancements.

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