iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Microsoft Nixes React Native Support in Visual Studio 2015

Just in case there was any doubt, Microsoft quietly confirmed it won't be adding support for Facebook's React Native -- the game-changing way to build iOS and Android mobile apps with JavaScript -- to its flagship IDE, Visual Studio 2015.

Mobile Dev Survey: The Suits Are Taking Over

The business types are increasingly taking over the direction of enterprise mobile development initiatives, indicates a new survey from Red Hat Inc.

Microsoft, Now Buying Xamarin, Kills Android/Windows Bridge Project

Just to put the official nail in the coffin of Project Astoria, Microsoft announced it really is killing the Android/Windows bridge project in light of its acquisition of cross-platform toolmaker Xamarin. The iOS bridge project is being kept alive and is progressing.

Developer Start-Up's Vision: Real Human Support from Within a Mobile App

RevTwo Inc. is a start-up exiting from stealth mode with a developer-oriented platform for providing real human support from within a troublesome mobile app.

Microsoft To Buy Xamarin for Cross-Platform Mobile App Tooling

Mobile developers have no doubt noticed Microsoft was integrating more and more Xamarin functionality into Visual Studio, and today this lingering courtship was consummated with the announcement that Microsoft is going to outright buy the vendor of cross-platform dev tooling for building mobile apps.

AppConfig Community Arrives To Simplify Enterprise Mobile App Development

The AppConfig Community was announced yesterday at the Mobile World Congress, formed by several companies with the aim of simplifying and accelerating enterprise mobility initiatives through consistent and open development and configuration of secure apps.

New Open Source Database, Rich Text Editor Framework for React Ecosystem

Facebook said there were no major news announcements emanating from the just-started React.js Conf 2016 like last year's introduction of React Native, but nevertheless there is news today of a new database for React Native and a tool for building rich text editors in React for Web -- both open source.

IBM Furthers Server-Side Swift Development in the Cloud

After launching a sandbox playground for the newly open sourced Swift programming language last December, IBM today announced a runtime preview as the next step in its effort to advance server-side development with Apple's new dev darling.

Yahoo Revamps App Analytics in Mobile Dev Suite

Yahoo has redesigned its Flurry app analytics service while updating its mobile dev suite, it announced yesterday from its mobile developer conference in San Francisco.

Amazon Courts Parse-Using Mobile Devs with Cloud Services

Along with nearly every other mobile back-end vendor on the planet, Amazon is stepping up to the plate to offer its cloud as a replacement for the Parse service being shut down by its acquired owner, Facebook.

Kotlin Language JVM and Android Goes GA

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced the general availability of Kotlin 1.0, its open source programming language for both JVM and Android, after more than five years in development and two years of production use.

IDE Updates: Xcode Gets Playgrounds, Android Studio Improves Faster Emulator

Apple and Google are out with new beta updates to their mobile dev IDEs, with interactive playgrounds for iOS development in Xcode and improvements to the new, faster emulator for Android Studio.

Mozilla Kills Firefox OS for Smartphones, Eyes Connected IoT Devices

Mozilla has given up on Firefox OS -- its ill-fated challenge to Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms -- to instead focus on connected devices "bringing the power of the Web to IoT."

Couchbase Mobile Targets Enterprise

Today's release of Couchbase Mobile -- the NoSQL database turned into a mobile dev solution -- targets the enterprise with administration, security and performance enhancements.

Visual Studio Code Gets Cordova Tooling for Cross-Platform Mobile

Microsoft updated its lightweight, open source code editor with a new tooling extension that provides support for building hybrid cross-platform mobile apps with Apache Cordova.

Facebook Shutting Down Parse Back-end Service for Mobile Development

Facebook is closing down the Parse Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service platform it acquired in April 2013, a move that will force many developers to switch their apps to an alternative backing service.

Mobile Dev Success: All About that MBaaS

New reports from mobile app development organizations show how Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service is crucial to enterprise mobility success, especially when using rapid application development or low-code tools.

Monitoring Service Adds Mobile App Performance Management

Site24x7 announced it has added mobile Application Performance Management functionality to its cloud monitoring service for DevOps and IT operations, providing real-time performance insights for native Android and iOS apps.

Survey: Open Source Tools Preferred for Mobile Development

A new survey published by Red Hat Inc., seeking to measure the maturity of enterprise mobility efforts, reveals that a large majority of mobile developers prefer using open source software.

Twitter Offers Mobile App Dev Tips

Twitter started the new year by sharing some of the hard-won tips and advice it has gleaned from its own development of mobile apps for the iOS and Android platforms.

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