iOS/Android/WP7 Development


JetBrains Releases Major IntelliJ IDEA Update

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released a major update of its flagship code-centric Java IDE, IntelliJ IDEA.

Qualcomm Steps Up to the 5G Plate with New Snapdragon Chips

Qualcomm Technologies unveiled two new 5G mobile phone processors this week: the Snapdragon 865 for high-end Android phones, such as Samsung's Galaxy and Google's Pixel, and the slightly slower and less expensive Snapdragon 765.

Supreme Court Agrees To Decide Google v. Oracle

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to decide whether Google should have to pay Oracle billions of dollars for infringing on its copyright of 37 Java APIs Google used in its Android operating system.

PyTorch Mobile Machine Learning Framework Announced

On Thursday the developers of PyTorch announced PyTorch Mobile, which they say will allow for "end-to-end workflow from Python to deployment on iOS and Android."

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Dart Cracks IEEE Spectrum Programming Language Popularity List

Programming language popularity lists always include basically the same cast of the usual suspects like Python, Java and so on, but the latest IEEE Spectrum ranking sees newcomer Dart debuting at No. 16.

Google Publishes App OAuth Verification Guidance

As part of a data security initiative, Google has published guidance for developers to get their apps ready for OAuth verification by the company.

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Flutter Boosts Web Support, Defaults to Swift, Kotlin for Native Mobile

Google's open source, cross-platform Flutter UI toolkit, which started with a mobile focus, boosted its Web development tooling and has embraced Swift for native iOS projects and Kotlin for Android.

Google Ships Android 10, Donates Source Code, Posts Developer Tips

Google, announcing that Android 10 is shipping and its source being given to the Android Open Source Project, has published advice for developers to get their apps ready for the latest version of the mobile OS.

Mobile App Marketing Platform Gets In-App Messaging

Kumulos, known for its mobile app management platform, has added in-app messaging to its marketing automation solution, joining the existing push notifications functionality as another means of communication.

With iOS 13 Coming Soon, Apple Tells Developers: 'Get Ready for Dark Mode'

Apple's iOS 13 is coming soon with all kinds of new features and functionality, but the company today reminded mobile developers to get ready for one thing in particular: Dark Mode.

Enterprise Mobility Firm Offers 'Zero Management' Device Security

Enterprise mobility specialist Appdome is out with a new service that secures devices in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) shops without the need to install a management profile.

Kotlin 1.4 Coming with NPE Optimization

The Kotlin community released the 1.3.5 update of the language earlier this month, and along with it, plans for the upcoming 1.4 release and an explanation of a potential impact on Java developers.

Android Studio 3.5 Goes Stable, Culminating 'Project Marble' Quality Improvement Program

Google's months-long Project Marble aiming to improve the quality of its flagship IDE is culminating with the recent release of Android Studio 3.5 into the stable channel.

Automated Browser Tester Adds Mobile Functionality

LambdaTest has added mobile functionality to its cloud-based cross-browser testing platform, which provides real-world access to more than 2,000 browser/OS combinations.

Another Cloud Service Automates Mobile App Security

Much as low-code tooling has exploded among enterprises needing more apps amid a dearth of skilled professional developers, a new niche appears to be forming: automated cloud security services for iOS and Android projects.

Job Data Shows Spike in Android Skills Demand, but Mobile Job Searches Are Down

Employer interest in mobile developers -- especially for Android -- climbed from May of last year to this year, but job seeker interest significantly decreased during the same time period, according to internal data from careers site Indeed.

Dropbox Abandons Cross-Platform C++ for Mobile, Goes Native

Is the Holy Grail of cross-platform code-sharing for iOS and Android mobile apps attainable? Dropbox doesn't think so -- at least not with C++.

Researchers Offer Tool to Vet Possible Insecure Mobile Backends

New research indicates that even though mobile developers may follow security best practices in their projects, their apps may be contacting cloud-based backend platforms that can introduce vulnerabilities without their knowledge.

Application Development Research Predicts Low-Code Tooling Takeover

Low-code development tools, having grown and matured during a time of increased enterprise app demand and a programming skills shortage, will be used for most application development by 2024, research firm Gartner Inc. predicts.

SCADE Update Furthers Mobile Cross-Platform Swift Programming

SCADE, described as a next-generation mobile application development platform that allows Apple's open source Swift programming language to be used for Android apps in addition to iOS, now supports Swift 5 thanks to an update.

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