iOS/Android/WP7 Development


New Xcode 11 Beta 2 Helps Coders Try Out SwiftUI

By many accounts, Apple's new SwiftUI development framework was the hit of the company's big developer conference earlier this month, and the new Xcode 11 Beta 2 can help coders put it through its paces with new functionality.

Report: Security of iOS and Android Mobile Apps 'Roughly Equivalent'

New research from security vendor Positive Technologies examines vulnerabilities and threats in mobile applications, stating that the security level of iOS and Android apps is "roughly equivalent between the two platforms."

MongoDB to Merge Mobile-Centric Realm with Serverless Stitch Backend

MongoDB Inc., known for its popular namesake document-oriented NoSQL database that also comes in an open source version, announced it will merge its mobile-centric Realm offering with its serverless Stitch platform.

App Helps Mobile Developers Try, Demo Engagement and Analytics

Mobile engagement and analytics specialist Kumulos has created an app to specifically let mobile developers try out and demo marketing functionality to build and keep customers.

Survey Shows Most Mobile Development Still Done with Native Tools

Despite the popularity of cross-platform development solutions, a new survey from JetBrains shows native tools still rule in the mobile space.

Android Q Beta 4 Finalizes Developer APIs, SDK

Google shipped Android Q Beta 4, which includes the final developer APIs (level 29) and official SDK for the next update of the mobile OS, along with updated build tools for the Android Studio IDE.

SwiftUI, Xcode 11, ARKit 3 Highlight Apple Developer News

At its Worldwide Developer Conference kicking off today, Apple highlighted all kinds of new goodies for developers, including SwiftUI, Xcode 11 and ARKit 3.

Alpha Software Updates Low-Code Mobile Dev Tools

Low-code development tools specialist Alpha Software has updated its offerings for creating enterprise-grade Web and mobile apps.

Open Source Angular 8.0 Development Platform Ships

Angular 8.0 was released this week, described as a major release of Google's open source development platform that can be used in Web, mobile Web, native mobile and native desktop applications.

Open Source Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Simplifies Mobile App Creation

Microsoft shipped Xamarin.Forms 4.0, a major update to its open source, cross-platform mobile app development solution that simplifies project start-ups with new Shell functionality.

Research Examines Android for Enterprise Apps

Research firm IDC has published a sponsored whitepaper examining the use of Android devices in the enterprise, where Google's flagship mobile OS fights security-related perceptions in its battle with Apple's iOS for business market share.

Blockchain-Based Wallet Offered to Mobile App Developers

Blockchain development specialist ArcBlock announced ABT Wallet and an upcoming SDK, designed to let mobile app developers easily use decentralized identity functionality.

Chipmaker Qualcomm Gives Android Developers a '5G Wake-Up Call'

With new mobile development opportunities coming with early 5G wireless rollouts, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a "5G wake-up call" to Android developers, urging them to get onboard with the new technology.

Perfecto Publishes Mobile/Web App Testing Guide

The Summer 2019 Mobile & Web Test Coverage Index is meant to answer the question: "On what devices and browsers should I be testing my mobile and Web applications?"

Top 5 VS Code Tools for Mobile Development

The open source Visual Studio Code has become the No. 1 option for many developers, with a vast extension library that effectively turns the lightweight, cross-platform editor into a full-fledged integrated development environment (IDE). Amid an increasing demand for enterprise mobile apps, here's a roundup of some of the best VS Code extensions to meet that demand, based on installations and ratings.

Delivering Mobile, Web Apps Often Takes More than 4 Months, Says Survey by Low-Code Vendor

Amid soaring demand for enterprise apps and scarce dev talent, delivery times often average more than 4 months, says a new survey from low-code tooling vendor OutSystems.

Android Jetpack Gets New Libraries, Debuts Kotlin-Based Reactive Programming Model

Among new products and features announced at Google's recent I/O conference was an enhanced Jetpack, a collection of software components designed to help Android developers deal with common and difficult problems when creating mobile apps.

What's New in the Firebase Mobile Dev Platform

Google announced several updates to its Firebase mobile development platform, which provides back-end functionality such as Crashlytics crash reporting, app analytics, machine learning capabilities, performance monitoring and more.

Android Studio 3.5 Beta Released

Google has shipped Android Studio 3.5 Beta, continuing the company's Project Marble to improve the IDE's quality and stability in reaction to developer complaints about bugs and other problems.

Flutter UI Toolkit Aims Beyond Mobile, Starting with Web

Google has followed through on plans to broaden the scope of its Flutter UI framework for mobile apps, announcing a technical preview of Flutter for the Web.

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