iOS/Android/WP7 Development


NativeScript 2.0 Courts Angular JS Developers for Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

NativeScript, the new-age, open source JavaScript framework, was today bumped up to version 2.0, with increased support for cross-platform development of native mobile apps with Google's Angular 2 JavaScript framework.

Xamarin Connects Visual Studio to Macs To Build Native iOS Apps

Xamarin Inc., now a Microsoft subsidiary based on open source software, today announced new tools to help developers connect to Macs to create native iOS apps.

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.

Low-Code Dev Tools Meet Need for Speed

It's all about speed for today's digital business leaders who rely on low-code development platforms, says Forrester Research, which today published a ranking of the various offerings.

Instant Run, Faster Emulator Lead New Android Studio 2.0 Final Release

Google's go-to IDE for developing Android mobile apps has officially hit version 2.0, with Instant Run functionality and a faster device emulator leading a host of new features.

SurveyMonkey Now Does Mobile App Analytics

Online survey company SurveyMonkey Inc. has switched gears by buying a mobile app analytics company and using its technology to launch an app intelligence platform.

From Stealthy Start-Up: Free Self-Service Mobile App BI Analytics

Promising to democratize mobile app analytics, start-up Pyze Inc. has emerged from stealth mode with a free business intelligence tool said to provide "a data scientist in a box."

Microsoft Open Sources Xamarin Runtime, Bundles It Free in Visual Studio

Microsoft today announced it was open sourcing the technology behind its newly acquired Xamarin cross-platform mobile app development software, along with making Xamarin freely available in Visual Studio, including the Community Edition.

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.

Survey: Desktop Development Is Most Popular, Pays Well

No. 1 takeaway from poll of 21,000-plus developers? "Desktop development is still the most-popular place to be, attracting 50 percent of professional developers, and making money for them too."

Google Provides Mobile UX Tips

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

Developer Preview of Android N Released Early

To solicit developer feedback for fine-tuning the upcoming Android N release, Google today made a preview of the smartphone OS available earlier than usual in the release cycle.

MIT Project Becomes Thunkable Drag-and-Drop Mobile Dev Tool

A mobile app development start-up spawned from an open source MIT project has come out with Thunkable, adding to the pantheon of simplified drag-and-drop tools designed to let "anyone" become a coder.

Open Source Parse Dashboard Now Available

An open source Parse Dashboard is now available for mobile developers seeking to transition their projects from the managed back-end service Parse.com, which is being shut down by parent company Facebook next year.

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.

Keynote Integrates AppDome Security with Its Mobile App Testing Platform

Security functionality from AppDome is being integrated with the Keynote mobile app device testing cloud, the companies announced yesterday.

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.

Global Survey Sheds Light on Independent Mobile Developers, Who Much Prefer Android

Another "State of ..." developer survey is out, but with a twist -- it's a global survey of more than 1,000 mobile app devs who mostly work by themselves or in very small shops, where Android reigns supreme.

Adobe Aims To Simplify Enterprise App Development

Adobe wants to simplify the process of developing enterprise apps while making them as visually appealing and as easy to use as consumer apps.

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