Microsoft today announced it was open sourcing the technology behind its newly acquired Xamarin cross-platform mobile app development software, along with making Xamarin freely available in Visual Studio, including the Community Edition.
New mobile app development products were released this week to bake in security at the code level for native apps and to rapidly build projects visually, with the help of a new free design/prototyping tool.
No. 1 takeaway from poll of 21,000-plus developers? "Desktop development is still the most-popular place to be, attracting 50 percent of professional developers, and making money for them too."
New hub features in-depth research on exactly what people expect from a mobile experience, company says.
To solicit developer feedback for fine-tuning the upcoming Android N release, Google today made a preview of the smartphone OS available earlier than usual in the release cycle.
A mobile app development start-up spawned from an open source MIT project has come out with Thunkable, adding to the pantheon of simplified drag-and-drop tools designed to let "anyone" become a coder.
An open source Parse Dashboard is now available for mobile developers seeking to transition their projects from the managed back-end service Parse.com, which is being shut down by parent company Facebook next year.
Google says to look to gamers for app success tips, as they have more experience in improving onboarding, retention, conversion and ultimately the user Lifetime Value.
Security functionality from AppDome is being integrated with the Keynote mobile app device testing cloud, the companies announced yesterday.
Twitter has launched a mobile app that helps developers on the go monitor the performance and stability of their own mobile apps.
Another "State of ..." developer survey is out, but with a twist -- it's a global survey of more than 1,000 mobile app devs who mostly work by themselves or in very small shops, where Android reigns supreme.
Adobe wants to simplify the process of developing enterprise apps while making them as visually appealing and as easy to use as consumer apps.
Apperian Inc., known for its mobile app management (MAM) platform, is now exposing the functionality of that product through open APIs.
Just to put the official nail in the coffin of Project Astoria, Microsoft announced it really is killing the Android/Windows bridge project in light of its acquisition of cross-platform toolmaker Xamarin. The iOS bridge project is being kept alive and is progressing.
The business types are increasingly taking over the direction of enterprise mobile development initiatives, indicates a new survey from Red Hat Inc.
RevTwo Inc. is a start-up exiting from stealth mode with a developer-oriented platform for providing real human support from within a troublesome mobile app.
The AppConfig Community was announced yesterday at the Mobile World Congress, formed by several companies with the aim of simplifying and accelerating enterprise mobility initiatives through consistent and open development and configuration of secure apps.
Mobile developers have no doubt noticed Microsoft was integrating more and more Xamarin functionality into Visual Studio, and today this lingering courtship was consummated with the announcement that Microsoft is going to outright buy the vendor of cross-platform dev tooling for building mobile apps.
Facebook said there were no major news announcements emanating from the just-started React.js Conf 2016 like last year's introduction of React Native, but nevertheless there is news today of a new database for React Native and a tool for building rich text editors in React for Web -- both open source.