iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Analytics Tops Android SDK List, Firebase Back-End Is Hot

Android mobile app developers use more analytics SDKs than any other type, according to the latest data from SafeDK Mobile, which also noted big growth in usage of Google's Firebase back-end offering.

Mobile Dev Platforms Boost Enterprise App Inventories, Analyst Says

Facing an ever-increasing demand for more mobile apps, enterprises that use mobile development platforms are shipping more apps than average, according to a new research report.

Java and JavaScript Top Latest RedMonk Language Rankings; Kotlin Gets a Spotlight

In the latest Programming Language Rankings from the industry watchers at RedMonk, Kotlin, a language that didn't make the Top 20, was given special attention in its discussion section.

Google Cracks Down on Incentivized Android App Visibility Actions

Google this week announced a revision to its Google Play rules, essentially cracking down on incentivized Android app ratings, reviews and installs associated with the app store.

Analyst: Native/Hybrid Frustration Grows Mobile Web Development

A Gartner analyst, noting a low number of mobile apps being created for the enterprise, indicated that frustration with native and hybrid app development may be causing a growth in mobile Web apps to meet demand.

Augmented Reality, Machine Learning Highlight Apple's Mobile Dev Efforts

Cutting-edge technologies such as augmented reality and machine learning highlighted Apple's new mobile app development efforts revealed at the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference.

Developers Again Blamed for Cloud Back-End Security Vulnerabilities

Developers are once again being blamed for cloud security vulnerabilities, this time in a new report from Appthority, which found terabytes of enterprise data exposed on cloud back-ends, including personally identifiable information.

Realm Adds Serverless Functionality to Data-Centric Mobile Platform

Realm is continuing to build upon its database-centric mobile app development platform, adding a new logic layer to incorporate back-end, serverless functionality.

Kotlin Gets First-Class Support on Android

Android developers were already able to use Kotlin through a plug-in, but from now on it'll ship alongside Java and C++ with the official Android IDE.

Google Is Open Sourcing Firebase SDKs for App Back-End Services

Google is open sourcing the client libraries of its Firebase mobile/Web development platform, which supports apps with a host of back-end services such as the popular Crashlytics crash reporting tool.

Xamarin Live Player Eases iOS Development from Windows (But You'll Still Need a Mac)

Microsoft this week clarified how iOS development will work with the new Xamarin-based tooling announced at the recent Build developers conference: It's easier, but a Mac will still be needed at some point.

New Android O Preview 2 Is First 'Beta-Quality Candidate'

Google today unveiled Android O Developer Preview 2, which it described as "our first beta-quality candidate" for its upcoming flagship mobile OS revamp.

Another Research Firm Tackles Low-Code Tools

Gartner is the latest major research firm to turn its attention to the burgeoning low-code movement, spawned by enterprises' increasing appetite for mobile/Web apps in the face of a dearth of qualified professional developers.

Ionic Partners with AWS for Mobile Back-End Starter Project on GitHub

To help Ionic developers navigate the intricacies of cloud-hosted services to support such apps with back-end functionality -- such as storage, databases, security, user management and more -- Ionic teamed up with Amazon Web Services on a starter mobile app they hosted on GitHub.

Is 'Visual Studio for Mac' Really Visual Studio?

After Microsoft today announced the general availability of Visual Studio for Mac, many developers on forum sites questioned if it's really the same IDE that Windows users have known and loved for years, or a refactored, rebadged and rebranded version of Xamarin Studio -- and no less than Xamarin chief Miguel de Icaza himself weighed in with some answers.

Apple Adds Discovery, Referrer Data to App Analytics Tool

Apple has updated its App Analytics tool, adding data about how users discover an app and the other apps or Web sites that provide referrals.

Researchers: Open Android Ports Leave Millions Vulnerable

Researchers at the University of Michigan have published a paper in which they break new ground in investigating security implications of open Internet ports in Android applications, finding flawed apps that leave millions of users vulnerable to attack.

Deco Software Acquired, Leaving Its React Native IDE to Live On in Open Source

Developer tools company Deco Software Inc. is closing shop to join Airbnb, leaving its React Native IDE to live on in open source only.

Report: Enterprise Mobility Focus Shifts to ROI

As enterprise mobility initiatives mature, their focus is increasingly shifting to boosting the bottom line, concludes a new report from Mobile Application Management specialist Apperian.

App Economy Report: 'Big Data Will Lead the Way'

A mobile industry association report reveals some 500,000 unfilled computing jobs right now, and that in the future, "Big Data will lead the way" as mobile apps both receive information and send key data to the cloud in real-time.

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