iOS/Android/WP7 Development

Mobile Dev Concerns: Hackers/Malware and Buggy Apps

Security concerns continue to be the No. 1 worry in enterprise mobile development projects, a new poll finds, while another study says 75 percent of apps are shipped sporting up to 10 bugs.

Real-Time Mobile App UX Tool Goes Beta

Fuse announced its tool for real-time mobile app UX collaboration between developers and designers is now available for download following a closed beta.

App Analytics Tool Predicts User Behavior

Web and mobile app analytics company Localytics announced a new tool that uses machine learning to predict user behavior in an effort to reduce churn and boost customer conversions.

Progress Promises Free Dev Software for Education

Progress Software announced a new suite of app development software designed to be freely downloaded by students, recent graduates and new developers wanting to get help with designing enterprise-class applications.

Low-Code Tool Addresses Mobile App Offline Problem

Mendix said it addressed the thorny problem of handling offline functionality in mobile apps with the latest rendition of its rapid application development tool.

Google Doubles Allowable Size of Android Apps

Google announced it was doubling the Android app file size limit from 50MB to 100MB, while warning developers to not use the additional leeway just because it's available, as it could degrade the UX.

Study: Enterprises Slow to Leverage Mobile Apps

A new study from Accenture indicates that executives are aware of the importance of enterprise mobile apps, but few organizations are following through to take full advantage of their mobile investments.

Open Source Meteor Platform Supports ES2015, Angular and React JavaScript

The ambitious Meteor JavaScript framework -- targeting cross-platform Web and native mobile app development -- has settled on standardized ECMAScript 2015 as its default JavaScript base, with support for Angular and React added on.

AOT Compiler for Java RoboVM Gets an Upgrade

The latest edition of the RoboVM ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler and runtime library for Java is now available, coinciding with the release of Apple's iOS 9 mobile OS and Xcode 7 IDE.

Taplytics Hooks Mobile Analytics to Google Cloud Data Warehouse

Mobile app analytics company Taplytics today announced a new service that leverages the data warehouse in the Google Cloud Platform for access to raw data that can be analyzed and visualized with a variety of tools.

TD Mobile Dev Tool Tackles Hybrid

Gupta Technologies today announced its TD Mobile tool for simplified enterprise app development has added capabilities to create hybrid cross-platform mobile apps.

Facebook Releases React Native for Building Android Apps in JavaScript

React Native for Android was announced by Facebook today, with a new-age JavaScript-based approach that emphasizes a "learn-once, write-anywhere" paradigm instead of traditional cross-platform techniques.

Today's Devs: Polyglot, More Women, Plagued by Faulty Requirements

The non-profit Application Developers Alliance published a new study of the modern development scene, pointing to polyglot programmers using multiple languages, more women joining the ranks and failed software projects caused by faulty requirements.

Yahoo Tells Devs Mobile Is All About Apps, Not Web

Apps continue to beat up the browser in the mobile world, Yahoo said at its developer conference this week, citing statistics from its Flurry Analytics tool.

Survey Shows Devs Slow To Go Mobile

Despite all the hype about smartphone apps and enterprise mobility, the latest survey from Telerik shows a surprisingly slow adoption of mobile development.

NetBeans 8.1. Beta Released

The beta version of NetBeans 8.1 is now available, supporting developers working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8 and Java ME Embedded 8, with a number of new tools and enhancements.

Mobile Back-End Service Goes API Route

AnyPresence Inc. today said it's going beyond its Mobile-Back-End-as-a-Service (MBaaS) roots in a new release of its platform that adds an API-driven approach to facilitate Internet of Things (IoT) and other development.

New Android APIs Track Human Faces, Connect Nearby Devices

Google announced new APIs as part of a Google Play services upgrade that identify and track human faces in photos or video and connect to nearby mobile devices, along with enhancements for Google Cloud Messaging.

Facebook Open Sourcing Parse Back-End SDKs

Facebook company Parse is open sourcing its SDKs used to provide back-end services for mobile and other apps.

New Open Source SDKs for Native In-App Communications Released

Digium Inc. has unveiled open source SDKs aimed at helping mobile developers add real-time, in-app communications to their iOS and Android projects.

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