iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Open Source Projects Further RESTful API-Based Development

Open source projects are emerging to further software development practices based on RESTful APIs, which are becoming more instrumental in providing app back-end services and other functionality.

Study: More Investment, Better Metrics Make Good Mobile Apps Great

A new study commissioned by IBM sheds light on the divide between good mobile apps and great mobile apps, finding the latter come from initial enterprise investments in development resources and follow-on measurement of indicators that lead to success.

Crittercism Improves Analytics Capabilities for Hybrid Mobile Apps

Mobile app intelligence company Crittercism, which provides analytics about app usage, performance and UX, today announced improved functionality to track hybrid apps.

JetBrains Releases Kotlin 1.0 Beta for JVM and Android

Software development toolmaker JetBrains announced the availability of the beta release candidate of Kotlin 1.0, its open source programming language, for both Java Virtual Machines and Android.

Dev Shop Offers Stats To Prove Android Coding Costs More than iOS

Independent dev shop Infinium Inc. has published numbers from its own experience to back up its belief that Android development takes longer than equivalent iOS development and is thus more expensive.

Mobile Dev Firm RoboVM Gives Up on Open Source

RoboVM "closed sourced" the code used in its mobile app development tooling, citing no significant contributions to the project and thus no benefits derived -- and in fact accusing competitors of using the open source code against the company in commercial products.

New Dev Services Include 'Mobile Makeover' to Get Apps in Shape

Mobile app development company Sourcebits this week announced a new approach to providing mobile app design and development services -- including a "Mobile Makeover" of existing apps to get them in enterprise shape.

Xamarin and Sencha Partner with Oracle on Mobile Development

Along with cloud and Big Data news at Oracle Corp.'s OpenWorld 2015 conference, Xamarin and Sencha have announced mobile development partnerships with the company.

Mobile Dev Partnership Aims for 'Plug-and-Play' Enterprise Solution

Kony and Exicon today announced a partnership to provide a simplified "plug-and-play" solution for enterprise mobile development efforts, where customer engagement counts more than the number of app downloads.

With Buyout, Xamarin Adds Java to its Cross-Platform Mobile Dev Portfolio

Xamarin now claims to be the only cross-platform mobile development vendor that allows for native iOS and Android app creation in both C# and Java, having acquired technology for the latter language with an acquisition of Swedish company RoboVM.

Research Firm Ranks DIY App Coding Tools

A research firm has turned its attention to low-code (or no-code), do-it-yourself tools that are seeing increasing use in the enterprise in the face of a mobile development skills shortage.

Mobile App Analytics Tool Adds Power BI Integration

The appFigures mobile app analytics platform has been integrated with Microsoft Power BI to bring new business intelligence capabilities to bear on the app store data it gathers, the company announced today.

Study: iOS App Store Provides Revenue, Google Play Has Download Reach

Mobile developers wondering which of the two major app stores to target may find some guidance in a recent survey from App Annie, which indicated Apple's App Store generates more revenue for devs while the Google Play store for Android apps provides more download volume.

Updated Globo Mobile Platform Supports iOS 9 Development

Globo, a specialist in enterprise mobility management, announced full support of Apple's new iOS 9 in its application development tooling and other mobile products.

App Testing Tool Seeks to Get Devs Closer to Users

App testing and analytics specialist Perfecto Mobile introduced a new tool designed to provide more real-world UX scenarios to development teams testing and fine-tuning their apps.

Latest Language Ranking: Objective-C Swiftly Falling from Favor

Apple's new Swift programming language continued its assault on the venerable Objective-C, inexorably marching -- as the company planned -- to become the defacto standard for iOS and Mac development, according to a new popularity index.

Mobile Dev Concerns: Hackers/Malware and Buggy Apps

Security concerns continue to be the No. 1 worry in enterprise mobile development projects, a new poll finds, while another study says 75 percent of apps are shipped sporting up to 10 bugs.

Real-Time Mobile App UX Tool Goes Beta

Fuse announced its tool for real-time mobile app UX collaboration between developers and designers is now available for download following a closed beta.

App Analytics Tool Predicts User Behavior

Web and mobile app analytics company Localytics announced a new tool that uses machine learning to predict user behavior in an effort to reduce churn and boost customer conversions.

Progress Promises Free Dev Software for Education

Progress Software announced a new suite of app development software designed to be freely downloaded by students, recent graduates and new developers wanting to get help with designing enterprise-class applications.

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