iOS/Android/WP7 Development


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.

Mobile Is 'Top of Mind' in Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft said mobile app development was "top of mind" as it built the newly released Visual Studio 2017 IDE, which is now chock full of options to create apps for the major platforms using multiple tools and languages.

Report Shows Android Threatening Windows for Most Popular OS

StatCounter published new research that shows Android is challenging Windows as the most popular OS used to access the Internet around the world.

Foursquare Launches Pilgrim SDK for Mobile Location Intelligence

Foursquare is opening up its homegrown Pilgrim SDK to let third-party mobile developers build apps that use the company's contextually relevant location intelligence technology.

Android Studio 2.3 Improves 'Instant Run' Functionality

The latest edition of the free Android Studio IDE for creating mobile apps with Java continues to build upon the Instant Run functionality for quicker builds of incremental code changes.

Pyze Mobile Intelligence Service Now Supports Xamarin, React Native, More

Pyze Growth Intelligence platform provides services such as behavioral analytics for apps and mobile marketing.

Mozilla Partnership Provides No-Cost Firefox Mobile Device Testing

Mozilla is providing one year of free testing of mobile Web sites on the open source Firefox browser in a partnership with BrowserStack, which specializes in cross-browser testing tools.

MeshKit SDK Provides Peer-to-Peer Connectivity for Offline Phones

Open Garden Inc. announced a MeshKit SDK to let third-party developers incorporate peer-to-peer connectivity into their mobile apps for offline scenarios.

Genymobile Takes Android OS to the Cloud

Genymobile, known for its popular Genymotion Android emulator for mobile app development, is now providing an Android operating environment on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

SDK for iOS Enterprise Apps Coming from SAP

Enterprise software company SAP SE today announced an upcoming SDK for iOS development for the newly rebranded SAP Cloud Platform.

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