iOS/Android/WP7 Development


ARCore 1.0 Ships for Augmented Reality Android Apps

With the announcement that Google's ARCore augmented reality SDK has emerged from preview in version 1.0, developers can now use it to create augmented reality apps for distribution through the Play Store.

Android KTX Provides Kotlin Extensions for Easier Mobile Development

"Kotlin on Android is here to stay, and we have big plans for it," said Florina Muntenescu, an Android developer advocate at Google, in announcing the preview of new extensions designed to ease the Kotlin coding experience for creating Android mobile apps.

Rust Never Sleeps: Community Grows, Eclipse-Based IDE Planned

Rust is on the rise, with the "most loved" open source programming language's community growing and a new Eclipse-based IDE in the works.

Low-Code Dev Firm Mendix Inks IBM Cloud Pact

Mendix, a vendor of low-code development tools for creating mobile and Web apps, has entered a partnership in which IBM will support and resell the Mendix platform on the IBM Cloud.

Dev Firm Provides Guidance on Cost, Time Frames for Creating Mobile Apps

A mobile app development company has published guidance on the cost and time frames involved with building different kinds of mobile apps.

Reports Say Low-Code Tools Pay Off, but Many Enterprises Still Unaware

New survey-based reports from low-code vendors indicate their tools provide benefits, but many enterprises are still unaware of those tools and those benefits.

OutSystems Partners for Industry-Specific Low-Code Tools

As the low-code development tool space has evolved from rudimentary offerings to valuable enterprise stalwarts, OutSystems has taken the next step, partnering to deliver industry-specific solutions.

Software Developer Named Best Job for 2018

U.S. News & World Report has named software developer the best job for 2018, marking the first time since 2015 that the mainstream news publication's ranking wasn't topped by a healthcare-related position.

Angular 2, React Native Top List of In-Demand Freelance Dev Skills

Those two development technologies experienced by far the most year-over-year growth in 2017, more than double the rate of No. 3 Docker.

Visual Studio Code Editor Gets New Extensions for Java Programming

The Visual Studio Code team continues to add Java functionality to Microsoft's open source, cross-platform code editor via extensions, just launching a new batch for working with Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle.

Bonitasoft Offers Open Source, Low-Code Platform on AWS Cloud

Bonitasoft announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to let organizations operate the Bonita open source, low-code development platform with AWS cloud technology.

Microsoft Smooths iOS Development with Xamarin in New Visual Studio Preview

The latest effort to ease iOS development with Xamarin -- which still requires hooking up to a Mac machine -- automates the provisioning process.

Report: Mobile App Growth Slows, Phablet Form Factor Rises

"2017 was the year that mobile app innovation and growth was disrupted," said mobile analytics company Flurry in its year-end report, which also noted the rise of the phablet form factor at the expense of medium-sized phones.

AWS Publishes Quick Start for Using Couchbase NoSQL Database in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services published a new Quick Start for using Couchbase, the popular document-oriented NoSQL database, on its cloud computing platform.

Apple Waives $99 Developer Program Fee for Some Organizations

One of the differences between developing for the Android mobile platform or Apple's iOS is the $99 Apple Developer Program membership fee for the latter, a distinction that's being loosened somewhat.

Fastest-Growing SDKs Predict 2018 Trends in Android Development

Because one of the best ways to see where something is going is to track where it's coming from, Android developers interested in what 2018 has in store can consult a new report on the fastest-growing SDKs of 2017.

Security Firm: Top 3 Mobile Malwares Target Android

The latest report from security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. identifies the top three mobile malware threats -- which all run on Android.

Microsoft Offers Optimization Tool for Mixed Reality Mobile Apps

Microsoft last week unveiled a new tool to ease and quicken the problematic process of optimizing 3D models for mixed reality apps for iOS and Android mobile apps.

Google Reconsidering Accessibilty Crackdown for Android Apps

Google is putting a hold on a plan to crack down on Android app developers who inject accessibility functionality into their apps without proving they actually help people with disabilities.

Advanced Course for Java Developers Offered by Google

Although Kotlin may be making waves as the fun new kid on the Android development block, Google isn't forgetting about its Java coders, having recently launched an advanced training course targeting the graybeard programming language.

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