iOS/Android/WP7 Development

New Android APIs Track Human Faces, Connect Nearby Devices

Google announced new APIs as part of a Google Play services upgrade that identify and track human faces in photos or video and connect to nearby mobile devices, along with enhancements for Google Cloud Messaging.

Facebook Open Sourcing Parse Back-End SDKs

Facebook company Parse is open sourcing its SDKs used to provide back-end services for mobile and other apps.

New Open Source SDKs for Native In-App Communications Released

Digium Inc. has unveiled open source SDKs aimed at helping mobile developers add real-time, in-app communications to their iOS and Android projects.

Android Devs Can Show Off Work -- or Borrow Ideas -- at Experiments Site

Google unveiled Android Experiments, a site where mobile developers can show off their innovative apps and glean ideas from open source code.

Oracle Wants to Include New Android Developments in its Java Lawsuit

Oracle Corp. wants to expand the scope of its complaint against Google in the long-running Oracle America v. Google Inc., Java copyright infringement lawsuit to include developments in the Android OS since the suit was filed in 2010.

Sneak Peek of Windows Bridge for iOS Now on GitHub

As of today, developers can access an early open source version of the Windows Bridge for iOS, designed to make it easier for Objective-C coders to build and run apps on Windows.

Tech Hiring Stays Red-Hot -- Except for Web Devs

It's great to be a developer these days, as reports continually point to strong demand, great salaries and low unemployment, and the latest quarterly report from careers site bears that out -- except for the Web guys, that is.

Mobile Analytics Startup Offers Free Tool

Amplitude Inc., a 2012 startup co-founded by two MIT graduates, today announced a free version of its mobile real-time analytics tool.

Data Theorem and Yahoo To Demo Open Source Mobile App Security Tool

Data Theorem Inc. and Yahoo will demo and then open source a new tool designed to simplify SSL security on iOS mobile apps.

New Developer Surveys Show where Mobile Hotness Lies

Web technologies are gaining back mobile developer mindshare, the Internet of Things is coming on strong (though perhaps not matching the hype), the cloud is raining money, and the paid-download/advertising models should be scrapped in favor of in-app purchases to generate revenue.

Salesforce Mobile Dev Tooling, Component Store Now Available

Salesforce today announced tools designed to help anyone -- not just developers -- create mobile apps for its CRM-based platform by using pre-built components assembled with a visual, drag-and-drop approach, along with a new exchange where enterprises can shop for such apps.

New Target for Mobile App Devs: Plasma Mobile on Linux

KDE community hopes open source mobility platform will join the ranks of iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Kony Updates Mobile Dev Back-End Platform

New API management, Mobile App Management, analytics and app performance services highlight Kony Inc.'s MobileFabric 6.5 update announced this week.

Visual Studio 2015 Arrives with Embrace of Android

Microsoft yesterday made the huge new release of Visual Studio 2015 available for download, with an embrace of cross-platform mobile development for Android -- and even iOS -- apps.

WebSphere Liberty Now Java EE 7 Compatible

IBM's WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Liberty profile, v8.5, is now Java EE 7 certified, the company announced this week.

Syncfusion Invites JavaScript Developers to Play

Syncfusion added a JavaScript Playground to its suite of development offerings, reflecting the company's embrace of new technologies beyond its Windows-centric roots. Integrates with Ionic for Hybrid Mobile Development

Appery LLC today announced it has integrated the Ionic SDK into its cross-platform development framework, targeting coders building hybrid mobile apps with Web technologies.

Free Developer Edition Leads Kony MBaaS Offerings on Amazon Cloud

Mobile Back-End-as-a-Service provides prebuilt developer services on the server side such as API management, identity services, message notifications, data storage and data synchronization.

Report Offers Tips to Avoid Mobile App 'Poverty Trap'

A new report offers some tips for coders to thrive in a conflicted mobile app development industry.

App Annie Adds Google Analytics

App Annie has added Google Analytics functionality to its free mobile app intelligence platform as part of a new beta offering.

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