iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Survey Shows Most Mobile Development Still Done with Native Tools

Despite the popularity of cross-platform development solutions, a new survey from JetBrains shows native tools still rule in the mobile space.

Android Q Beta 4 Finalizes Developer APIs, SDK

Google shipped Android Q Beta 4, which includes the final developer APIs (level 29) and official SDK for the next update of the mobile OS, along with updated build tools for the Android Studio IDE.

SwiftUI, Xcode 11, ARKit 3 Highlight Apple Developer News

At its Worldwide Developer Conference kicking off today, Apple highlighted all kinds of new goodies for developers, including SwiftUI, Xcode 11 and ARKit 3.

Alpha Software Updates Low-Code Mobile Dev Tools

Low-code development tools specialist Alpha Software has updated its offerings for creating enterprise-grade Web and mobile apps.

Open Source Angular 8.0 Development Platform Ships

Angular 8.0 was released this week, described as a major release of Google's open source development platform that can be used in Web, mobile Web, native mobile and native desktop applications.

Open Source Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Simplifies Mobile App Creation

Microsoft shipped Xamarin.Forms 4.0, a major update to its open source, cross-platform mobile app development solution that simplifies project start-ups with new Shell functionality.

Research Examines Android for Enterprise Apps

Research firm IDC has published a sponsored whitepaper examining the use of Android devices in the enterprise, where Google's flagship mobile OS fights security-related perceptions in its battle with Apple's iOS for business market share.

Chipmaker Qualcomm Gives Android Developers a '5G Wake-Up Call'

With new mobile development opportunities coming with early 5G wireless rollouts, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a "5G wake-up call" to Android developers, urging them to get onboard with the new technology.

Perfecto Publishes Mobile/Web App Testing Guide

The Summer 2019 Mobile & Web Test Coverage Index is meant to answer the question: "On what devices and browsers should I be testing my mobile and Web applications?"

Top 5 VS Code Tools for Mobile Development

The open source Visual Studio Code has become the No. 1 option for many developers, with a vast extension library that effectively turns the lightweight, cross-platform editor into a full-fledged integrated development environment (IDE). Amid an increasing demand for enterprise mobile apps, here's a roundup of some of the best VS Code extensions to meet that demand, based on installations and ratings.

Delivering Mobile, Web Apps Often Takes More than 4 Months, Says Survey by Low-Code Vendor

Amid soaring demand for enterprise apps and scarce dev talent, delivery times often average more than 4 months, says a new survey from low-code tooling vendor OutSystems.

Android Jetpack Gets New Libraries, Debuts Kotlin-Based Reactive Programming Model

Among new products and features announced at Google's recent I/O conference was an enhanced Jetpack, a collection of software components designed to help Android developers deal with common and difficult problems when creating mobile apps.

What's New in the Firebase Mobile Dev Platform

Google announced several updates to its Firebase mobile development platform, which provides back-end functionality such as Crashlytics crash reporting, app analytics, machine learning capabilities, performance monitoring and more.

Android Studio 3.5 Beta Released

Google has shipped Android Studio 3.5 Beta, continuing the company's Project Marble to improve the IDE's quality and stability in reaction to developer complaints about bugs and other problems.

Flutter UI Toolkit Aims Beyond Mobile, Starting with Web

Google has followed through on plans to broaden the scope of its Flutter UI framework for mobile apps, announcing a technical preview of Flutter for the Web.

Google Goes Kotlin-First for Android Mobile Development

Two years after tapping Kotlin for use in Android mobile development -- long dominated by Java -- Google is making it the No. 1 option.

JavaScript Breaks from Browser to Become Mobile Force, Report Says

JavaScript traditionally has been all about Web development, but a new survey indicates it's breaking out of that bailiwick to become a force in mobile app development -- and even desktop.

Google Enhances ML Kit, for Mobile Machine Learning

Google's updated ML Kit, which packages up the company's machine learning expertise and technology for mobile developers creating Android or iOS apps, has been beefed up with Natural Language Processing functionality and more.

Open Source PWABuilder for Progressive Web Apps Gets Version 2.0 Update

Microsoft announced an update to its open source PWABuilder tool to convert existing Web apps/sites to Progressive Web Apps, which act more like native desktop/mobile apps with the help of several technologies.

What's New in Android Studio 3.4

Google has shipped Android Studio 3.4, which continues the company's Project Marble work to make fundamental features of the flagship mobile development IDE rock-solid and polished.

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