iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Facebook Tackles Android UIs with New Open Source Tool

Facebook has taken key tenets of its popular React JavaScript library -- such as declarative programming using chained components with immutable inputs and unidirectional data flow -- and applied them to a framework for creating UIs for Android.

Facebook Modernizes Open Source Relay JavaScript Framework for Mobile

Facebook today announced a new version of Relay -- its open source JavaScript framework for building data-driven applications -- that improves performance on mobile devices.

Rollout Rolls Out Mobile App Features in a New Way

Rollout.io today announced a new way to roll out features to iOS mobile apps by targeting different groups of users to try out changes before widespread distribution.

Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6 Fixes Java 8 Support

Google is continuing to implement support for Java 8 in its Android mobile OS, last week issuing Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6, which fixes numerous bugs associated with the company's new way of working with the latest edition of its default programming language.

Microsoft Responds to Developer Requests in Visual Studio Mobile Center Updates

Since announcing the preview of its Visual Studio Mobile Center last November, Microsoft has been steadily improving it, most recently with support for Visual Studio Team Services and more.

Apple TestFlight Now Does A/B App Testing

Up until this week, there was no easy way to use it for A/B testing in which multiple builds are tweaked to compare different features and designs.

Red Hat Tool Estimates Enterprise Mobile App Complexity, Cost

Red Hat today published an online tool that helps organizations estimate the complexity involved and time required to build a mobile app depending upon answers to a questionnaire.

Microsoft Open Sources React Native-Based Cross-Platform Library

React Native was never truly cross-platform, though it's getting closer.

JetBrains Releases Tech Preview of VM-less Kotlin

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has released the first Technology Preview of Kotlin/Native, a version of the open source programming language for the JVM, Android and JavaScript that compiles directly to machine code.

Pyze Targets Enterprises with New App Analytics Edition

One year after emerging from stealth with a new app analytics platform, Pyze Inc. has released an edition targeting the enterprise.

Shoutem Open Sources React Native-Based 'WordPress for Mobile Apps'

Shoutem today introduced a revamped React Native-based version of its online mobile app builder that it describes as "WordPress for mobile apps."

AppDynamics Release Features New Developer Toolkit

AppDynamics, an application intelligence specialist, today announced its Spring '17 release, featuring a new developer toolkit that supports Xamarin for mobile development and the Go programming language for app instrumentation.

Google To Certify Mobile Site Expertise

Google, which has long been prodding Web site developers to step up their game for better performance on mobile devices, is furthering that effort with a new Mobile Sites certification program.

Mobile Analyst: Factoring in Progressive Web Apps a Matter of 'When,' Not 'If'

Gartner Inc. analyst Jason Wong believes enterprises need to factor in the use of PWAs when developing their mobile strategies.

Android Overtakes Windows as World's Most Popular OS on Internet

Completing a trend foreshadowed in an earlier report, Android has surpassed Microsoft Windows as the most popular OS in terms of global Internet usage across all platforms, StatCounter announced today.

Analysts Sort Out Low-Code Mobile Development Platforms

Forrester Research expands on last year's low-code report with a mobile-centric study.

Apple Releases Swift 3.1, Xcode 8.3, iOS 10.3, More

The past week has been busy for Apple's software development team, as the company released Swift 3.1, Xcode 8.3, Swift Playgrounds 1.2, iOS 10.3 and more.

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.

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