iOS/Android/WP7 Development

Facebook Project's Cross-Platform Tool of Choice: C++

Never mind Sencha, Xamarin, PhoneGap, Appcelerator Titanium and dozens of other wannabe cross-platform mobile development tools -- a recent Facebook project resorted to a crusty old standby programming language to target iOS and Android platforms in a recent project: C++.

Facebook Shares Homegrown Mobile Code Testing Tool

Adding to the list of internally developed software projects open sourced by Facebook is Infer, a static code analyzer that uses groundbreaking, highly theoretical math to spot bugs in mobile programs before they're shipped off to serve a billion users.

Xamarin Teams with IBM for Cross-Platform App Security Features

Expanding upon a previous integration pact with IBM and its MobileFirst platform for mobile apps, cross-platform development specialist Xamarin Inc. is now hooking up its tooling with IBM MobileFirst Protect security features.

Android Studio Gets C/C++ Functionality

At its big I/O conference, Google today introduced the Android Studio v1.3 Preview so mobile developers can begin to play with the new features coming in M, the next version of the Android OS.

Liferay Extends Portal with Prewired Native Mobile App Components

Liferay Inc. announced a collection of native mobile components to help enterprises meet the exploding demand for iOS and Android apps.

Java SE 8 Available for MIPS

Imagination Technologies has made the latest version of Java SE 8 available for its MIPS CPU architecture, the company announced.

Report: Mobile Devs Not Interested in Universal Windows

An informal survey of mobile developers conducted by the Thomson Reuters news agency found little interest in Microsoft's plan to ease the modification of iOS and Android apps so they'll run on the upcoming Universal Windows Platform.

Survey Identifies Back-end Integration as Major Mobile Challenge

Open source powerhouse Red Hat Inc. released details of a recent survey that indicates back-end integration is a primary challenges in enterprise mobile app development, almost on par with the perennial problem of security.

Telerik Courts Low-Coders with Mobile Development Platform

Telerik today announced the addition of low-code features to its mobile development platform to let non-programmers help satisfy the exploding demand for enterprise mobile apps.

Startup Ties Mobile Apps to IoT Devices

Less than a year old, startup MODE Inc. has unveiled a platform designed to help mobile developers connect their apps to Internet of Things (IoT) devices spewing out tons of high-volume data.

IBM Taps Ionic Drag-and-Drop Tool for MobileFirst Development

IBM has entered the "low code" mobile development arena through a partnership with Ionic that combines the drag-and-drop design capabilities of Ionic Creator with IBM's MobileFirst Platform.

Yahoo Provides Apple Watch Analytics for Mobile Developers

Less than two weeks after the official launch of the Apple Watch wearable computer, Yahoo announced it's providing analytics for the device to mobile developers.

Startup moBack Offers Self-Deployable Mobile Backend Platform

Startup moBack Inc. has entered the increasingly crowded Mobile Backend-as-a-Service arena with a new platform emphasizing ease of use and control of customization features.

NativeScript Launch Highlights Telerik Mobile Upgrades

Telerik upgraded its mobile development portfolio this week, highlighted by the official launch of the open source NativeScript project designed to create native cross-platform apps via JavaScript.

Google Offers Mobile App UX Tips for More Conversions

Continuing its emphasis on mobility, the search giant published a guide to increase conversions via best-practice UX tips.

Mobile Report: Native Development Trails Web, Hybrid

The latest mobile development survey from OutSystems sheds further light on how companies are addressing the increasing importance of creating mobile apps, a business priority reaching "critical" status this year.

Appcelerator Ties Mobile App Platform to Box Cloud Storage

Appcelerator is teaming up to integrate the data and security functionality of Box Inc.'s file-sharing and storage service with its mobile app development platform.

Kony Adds Performance Analytics to Mobile Platform

The Kony mobile app development platform is getting new performance analytics capabilities via a partnership with SOASTA.

Google Emphasizing Site 'Mobile-Friendliness' Starting Next Week

Businesses can thrive or fail according to the whims of Google's site-ranking algorithms, and "mobile-friendliness" is about to become a more important factor in mobile search results, putting webmasters and mobile developers on high alert.

Startup Seeks To Smooth the Dev/Designer Relationship

Startup company Sympli today previewed a cloud-based tool to ease the often "tense" relationship between mobile developers and designers that can result from today's fast release cadences.

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