iOS/Android/WP7 Development

GitHub Projects Simplify React Native UI Components

While the relatively young React Native technology continues to evolve and mature with its new "learn once, write anywhere" approach to mobile app development, individual developers are helping Facebook and other major project backers by contributing their own creations to the community.

CA Technologies Enhances API Management for Mobile Development

Improvements to CA Technologies' API management offerings help mobile developers create app back-ends and use open source components, among other new functionality.

Android Studio 2.2 Released with Nougat Support, Layout Editor

Google yesterday bumped up its official IDE for Android development to version 2.2, adding support for the company's new mobile OS, Nougat 7.0, along with a new layout editor and many other enhancements.

MoPub's Modular SDK for Mobile Ads Reduces App Sizes

Twitter's MoPub announced a new modular software development kit that can reduce the size of mobile apps by letting developers embed code only for specific ad formats they want to use.

Mobile Keyboard for Android Leverages Neural Networks

The six-year-old SwiftKey Keyboard for Android has been re-architected to leverage cutting-edge neural networking technology to provide improved predictive typing options, TouchType Ltd. announced yesterday.

Kochava Offers Free Mobile App Analytics Tool

Mobile analytics company Kochava announced a free version of its campaign measurement and optimization platform.

Open Source Mobile Dev Tool Onsen UI Breaks Free from AngularJS Dependency

Monaca today announced Onsen UI 2.0 -- a UI framework and tools for building HTML5-based native mobile apps -- is now JavaScript framework-agnostic, having broken from its AngularJS dependency roots.

Coders Report Specific iOS, Android Development Challenges

The Application Developers Alliance released a report that examines competition in the mobile app ecosystem, including iOS- and Android-specific development challenges.

Swift Playgrounds Teaches iOS Coding with iPad App

Along with releasing iOS 10, Apple this week introduced Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app that teaches how to use the company's new Swift programming language to build apps for its flagship mobile operating system.

iOS 10 Released with Focus on Communication

Apple officially released iOS 10 and -- as developers have known for some time -- the company's flagship mobile operating system comes with a new focus on communication of all kinds.

Survey Reveals Challenges of Wearables Development

Along with the obvious complexity of developing for yet another form factor, the lack of a clear vision from enterprise stakeholders in wearable initiatives and poor communication among vested parties provide even more challenges.

'Developer-Ready' Aruba Mobile Platform Improves Network Programmability

Taking a page from the software-defined networking (SDN) playbook, Aruba today introduced a new 'developer-ready' mobile platform that provides more network programmability via northbound APIs.

New Report Examines Chatbot Development

Visionmobile has published a new report examining chatbot development, one of the hottest new-age topics in the industry.

Google Highlights Android Nougat Security

Google this week blogged about security enhancements in Android 7.0 Nougat on the same day the first security bulletin was issued for the brand-new mobile OS.

Jobs Site: Top Mobile Freelancers Earn up to $70/Hour

Freelance development firm Upwork has showcased "the world's top mobile app development freelancers" on its site, revealing hourly rates ranging from $14 to $70 for coders working in countries around the globe, from Belarus to Sweden to the U.S.

Numbers Say Web Devs May Want To Target Mobile

Web developers looking where to concentrate their efforts might be interested in new research that indicates Americans now mostly use smartphones for their online lives.

Apple Starts App Store Cleanup, Removing Dregs

Today Apple is tending to some housekeeping chores in its App Store, cleaning out non-quality apps and providing mobile developers with guidance to keep their wares functional and engaging.

Android In-App Search Enhanced

Mobile developers can now apply for early access to new in-app search functionality for their Android apps.

Academicians Seek Better Cloud-Based Mobile App Storage

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York are trying to improve how mobile devices save data to the cloud.

Google Opens Up Early Access Program for Mobile App Testing

Google is inviting more mobile app developers to use its Early Access program, in which open betas are made available to the public to give users a first look at new creations while providing developers with valuable pre-release feedback.

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