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Firm Adds Automated iOS Testing to Appium-Based Cloud Service

NTT Resonant added automated iOS testing to its Appium-based cloud testing service, supporting iOS 10 and later versions, along with adding support for another Appium version.

New Mobile App Service Seeks to Improve Push Notifications

London-based Pusher has launched a new service out of beta that is said to improve on mobile app push notifications, providing more visibility and information to developers about those notifications.

Appdome Updates Mobile Security Offerings

The company boosted the capabilities of its code obfuscation product and unveiled man-in-the-middle attack protection.

Mobile Dev Platform Takes Augmented Reality to the Browser

Augmented reality, the technology behind the Pokémon GO craze of a couple years ago, has become one of hottest areas of mobile app development. Now, a two-year-old California startup has taken it to the mobile Web.

Study: Open Source Software Contributes to Mobile App Vulnerabilities

A new study examined hundreds of popular Android apps for security vulnerabilities, finding that the improper use of open source software puts organizations and users at risk.

Analysts See Unexpected Rise in On-Premises Mobile Dev Platform Deployments

With everything moving to the cloud, research firm Gartner Inc. noticed an unexpected rise in on-premises mobile app development platform (MADP) deployments in its latest Magic Quadrant report.

NativeScript, Angular Team Up for Single-Project, Native Mobile/Web Apps

While previous efforts to combine NativeScript and the Angular framework for Web and native apps go back at least a couple of years, the teams this week announced an approach with a new ingredient: the open source NativeScript Schematics.

Swift Falls from Top 10 in RedMonk Programming Language Rankings

RedMonk noted the "relatively static nature of the top 10 languages" in its new programming language popularity report, but one notable change in that higher echelon is the exit of Swift.

Open Source Dart 2 Revamp Focuses on Mobile, Web Development

After a nearly eight-month pre-release preview, the Dart 2 programming language has emerged as a stable release that includes many breaking changes in a revamp that focuses on mobile and Web client-side development.

Google Bakes Machine Learning into New Android 9 Pie

Succeeding Android 8 Oreo, Android 9 Pie has launched, sporting by a bevy of new developer/user features enabled by machine learning.

Python, Java Top New Programming Language Popularity Rankings

New programming language popularity reports from <I>IEEE Spectrum</I> and TIOBE are out, showing perennial leaders Python and Java holding on to the No. 1 spots in two indices.

OutSystems Launches Low-Code App Intelligence Tool

OutSystems announced it's testing a low-code app intelligence tool designed to help organizations monitor performance and other metrics for mobile and other apps and quickly implement needed updates.

Most Kotlin Devs Are Java Jocks, Survey Finds

Pusher, a UK-based maker of communication and collaboration APIs, has released the results of a new developer survey, which found that most Kotlin developers come from a Java background and/or also work with Java.

Airbnb, Udacity Abandon React Native

Within the space of two weeks, two major enterprise dev teams announced they have abandoned React Native, the Facebook-originated technology unveiled five years ago as a new way to code native mobile apps using JavaScript.

Android P APIs Finalized as Release Candidate Nears

The next big Android mobile OS update is entering the home stretch, as developer APIs have been finalized and the dev team has issued an early release candidate build.

MongoDB Goes Mobile, Supports Kubernetes, Adds Serverless Platform

MongoDB Inc. announced a host of new offerings and improvements to its commercial offerings based on the open source MongoDB project, including a mobile database, new support for Kubernetes container orchestration and a new serverless platform.

Android Studio Updated to Handle New Dev Tools, OS Features

The Android team released Android Studio 3.2 (beta) to accommodate several new dev tools and OS features announced at the recent Google I/O conference.

Report: Unsecured Firebase Mobile Databases Leaking Enterprise Data

Cloud developers still aren't securing their data stores, a new report claims, resulting in the exposure of private enterprise information stored in Firebase, Google's mobile back-end platform.

Google Ships Flutter SDK Release Preview for Native iOS, Android Apps

Google has shipped the first release preview of its open source Flutter SDK, which uses the company's Dart programming language to build native iOS and Android mobile apps.

AI Assists Mendix Low-Code Tool for Enterprise Mobile, Web Apps

Low-code tool vendor Mendix today claimed the first artificial intelligence-assisted offering for quickly creating enterprise mobile and Web apps.

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