iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Swift Usage Declines as Devs Go Multiplatform for Mobile, Says Report

Programming with Swift is on the decline as mobile developers increasingly shift to multiplatform tools using C# (Xamarin) and JavaScript (Apache Cordova and Ionic), says the new report from the TIOBE Index, which measures language popularity.

Realm Upgrades Database-Centric Mobile Dev Platform

Realm has updated its mobile app development platform, adding a studio tool that gives developers new insights into stored device data and interactions with that data, among other new features.

Google Updates New Streaming Apps SDK

Google has updated the SDK for its Android streaming apps project -- called Instant Apps -- that it introduced this year, providing a way to bypass the traditional installation process.

Flaw Found in WPA2 Wireless Networking Security Protocol

WPA2, the gold-standard protocol for protecting Wi-Fi networks, has been found to have a serious security vulnerability.

Release Pressure Forces 40% of Devs to Skip App Testing, Study Says

While some say developers have a choice job because of high salaries, another study is out pointing to a pressure-cooker environment in which the rush to release causes coders to shortcut basic security practices -- to the point of not even testing apps.

Google Launches Cloud NoSQL Database for Mobile, Web Apps

Google announced a new cloud-based NoSQL database called Cloud Firestore for its Firebase development platform, which supports mobile and Web app programming.

Microsoft Edge on iOS/Android Bridges Mobile-Desktop Browser Divide

Microsoft today unveiled two apps that bring its Edge browser to iOS and Android while bridging the divide between mobile and desktop browsers, letting users seamlessly switch between the two while continuing on the same project.

Careers Site: iOS Coding Pays More than Android

Not only do Apple's mobile devices cost more, but developing for them also pays more -- to the tune of $7,000 annually -- according to careers site Dice.

Walmart Labs Open Sources React Native Integration Tool

Walmart Labs is continuing to open source homegrown tools it develops as part of its embrace of React Native, now offering Electrode Native to integrate the technology into existing mobile apps on a piecemeal basis, using containers.

Facebook Relents to Developer Pressure, Relicenses React

The open source licensing issue that threatened to derail the popular React JavaScript library has been resolved, with Facebook agreeing to relicense the project without a controversial patent grant.

One-Click React Native Starter Project Now on AWS Cloud

One of the hottest mobile app development tools is now available on the Amazon cloud in an open source starter project featuring one-click deployment.

Bugsee Fulfills Requests for Xamarin Support in Mobile Bug/Crash Reporter

Bugsee said developers have asked for Xamarin support in the company's mobile bug and crash reporter and it's on the way, currently in beta.

Open Source NativeScript Mobile Framework Tackles Augmented Reality

With augmented reality the new hotness in the mobile development space, companies right and left are jumping on the AR bandwagon, including Progress, which just announced upcoming support in its open source, cross-platform NativeScript framework.

PacketZoom Offers Free Mobile Performance Analytics Tool

With a new "free-forever" mobile analytics tool, PacketZoom claims to offer the first end-to-end platform for performance management and optimization.

Tips for Developing iOS 11 Apps for iPhone X

After Apple's big iPhone X reveal, an online instructor has shared with ADTMag readers some tips for developing new apps for the upcoming iOS 11 that will power the device.

Report: App Interest May Be Waning, but Not for News, Push Notifications

A new report about mobile app usage from comScore Inc. indicates app discovery is generally down in the age of Millennials, but news apps and push notifications are making surprising comebacks.

Apple Continues iOS Enterprise Push with New Accenture Pact

After conquering the high-end consumer mobile space (and ceding the low end to Android), Apple is continuing its push to inject iOS apps into the enterprise with yet another partnership designed to increase market presence.

Study Indicates Enterprise Shift to 'Citizen Developers' Is Nearing Tipping Point

More than half of custom business apps are now being created outside the IT department, and 82 percent of surveyed companies believe citizen developers will become more important over the next two years,a FileMaker-commissioned report says.

AppDynamics, Apica Partner for DevOps App Performance Testing

AppDynamics and Apica have teamed up to deliver an enterprise-focused, integrated load testing and application performance monitoring solution.

Google Catches Up to Apple with Augmented Reality Kit for Mobile Apps

Google is catching up with arch-rival Apple in the mobile augmented reality space (popularized by Pokémon GO), announcing ARCore to keep pace with Apple's ARKit, unveiled in June.

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