iOS/Android/WP7 Development


JetBrains Releases Tech Preview of VM-less Kotlin

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released the first Technology Preview of Kotlin/Native, a version of the open source programming language for the JVM, Android and JavaScript that compiles directly to machine code.

Pyze Targets Enterprises with New App Analytics Edition

One year after emerging from stealth with a new app analytics platform, Pyze Inc. has released an edition targeting the enterprise.

Shoutem Open Sources React Native-Based 'WordPress for Mobile Apps'

Shoutem today introduced a revamped React Native-based version of its online mobile app builder that it describes as "WordPress for mobile apps."

AppDynamics Release Features New Developer Toolkit

AppDynamics, an application intelligence specialist, today announced its Spring '17 release, featuring a new developer toolkit that supports Xamarin for mobile development and the Go programming language for app instrumentation.

Google To Certify Mobile Site Expertise

Google, which has long been prodding Web site developers to step up their game for better performance on mobile devices, is furthering that effort with a new Mobile Sites certification program.

Mobile Analyst: Factoring in Progressive Web Apps a Matter of 'When,' Not 'If'

Gartner Inc. analyst Jason Wong believes enterprises need to factor in the use of PWAs when developing their mobile strategies.

Android Overtakes Windows as World's Most Popular OS on Internet

Completing a trend foreshadowed in an earlier report, Android has surpassed Microsoft Windows as the most popular OS in terms of global Internet usage across all platforms, StatCounter announced today.

Apple Releases Swift 3.1, Xcode 8.3, iOS 10.3, More

The past week has been busy for Apple's software development team, as the company released Swift 3.1, Xcode 8.3, Swift Playgrounds 1.2, iOS 10.3 and more.

Analysts Sort Out Low-Code Mobile Development Platforms

Forrester Research expands on last year's low-code report with a mobile-centric study.

First Developer Preview of Android O Now Available

With the 7-month-old Android N now installed on less than 3 percent of devices, the first developer preview of Android O has landed, with new functionality for saving battery life, getting a better handle on notifications and much more.

JavaScript Dominates 2017 Stack Overflow Developer Survey

JavaScript is again the No. 1 programming language in use and also figures prominently in many other categories.

2 Reports Investigate Growing Demand for Enterprise Mobile Apps

Two new research reports from different companies with different goals speak to one main conclusion: enterprises are demanding more mobile apps -- though who develops them, how they're created and what they're used for vary greatly.

RedMonk: JavaScript Remains No. 1 Programming Language

With a focus on providing insights into future adoption trends, the Redmonk report weighs rankings from the GitHub code repository to gauge traction in code usage, while also collecting data from the Stack Overflow programming forum site to glean discussion-based metrics.

Tech Recruiter Sees Big Surge in Demand for Mobile Dev Skills

Randstad Technologies cited a 104 percent 2014-2016 year-over-year increase in demand for skills in technologies such as iOS, Android, HTML5, Angular, Java and JavaScript.

New IBM Bluemix Developer Console Goes Cloud Native

IBM introduced the new Bluemix Developer Console, which extends its existing Bluemix Mobile Dashboard by adding cloud native app development functionality.

Android Turns Its Back on Jack Compiler Toolchain

Google is deprecating the Jack compiler toolchain it introduced in 2014 to incorporate Java 8 features, which will be be natively supported going forward.

Google Targets Mobile Back-End Development

With front-end mobile coding taken care of in the recent release of Android Studio 2.3, Google targeted cloud-based back-end development at its recent Google Cloud Next '17 conference.

Open Source Tool Smooths Onramp to React Native

Addressing the complexity of chaining together all the moving parts required to get a React Native project built and running, the open source community has published a starter app called Create React Native App to smooth the process.

Open Source Couchbase Mobile Now Scales on Demand

Couchbase Inc. has launched a new version of its mobile-centric full stack data platform that adds scale-on-demand functionality.

Stack Overflow Hiring Trends: ReactJS In, AJAX Out

The online programming community is providing guidance for developers who might be looking to change jobs in 2017.

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