iOS/Android/WP7 Development Unveils Customizable Mobile Back-End today unveiled a new version of its Mobile Backend-as-a-Service featuring what it claims is an industry first: a pluggable architecture allowing for greater developer customization.

Couchbase Mobile Updated with Sync Gateway Improvements

Couchbase Mobile 1.3 has reached general availability, featuring improvements to its Sync Gateway mechanism that provides functionality such as authentication, authorization and data orchestration.

Developer Rants Reveal Most Annoying Programming Languages

A new community formed to let developers publicly air their rants about coding -- appropriately named devRant -- has dived into its collected data to reveal which programming languages provoke the most ire.

Dev Survey Examines What's Next on the Cutting Edge

To see what's next for developers on the cutting edge of technology, you probably need only look out the window to see the hordes of youngsters walking around with their heads buried in smartphones -- or consult a new dev survey that examines augmented reality and other new-age targets of modern development.

Android Breaks Away from iOS in Race for Developer Mindshare, Report Says

After years of a stagnant duopoly leading the race to capture developer mindshare, Android has broken away from iOS to signal the beginning of round two in the mobile OS wars, a new survey reports.

LinkedIn Open Sources Android Dev Tools

Continuing its policy of contributing to the developer community, LinkedIn this week announced the open sourcing of development tools it uses internally to create Android mobile apps.

Xamarin Extends Cross-Platform Reach

Xamarin, the cross-platform mobile app development tool recently acquired by Microsoft, can now share code across more of those platforms with its new support of .NET Standard Libraries.

Enterprise Mobile Dev Tool Goes from Low-Code to No-Code

Just in case those "ordinary business user" types find low-code tools too daunting to help meet the growing demand for enterprise mobile apps, dev tool maker Zuznow has gone to a no-code approach.

Pokémon-Go-on-Windows Movement Persists as Lawyers Crack Down

For a dead-in-the-water afterthought, Microsoft's newest version of its mobile OS is sure generating a lot of attention from users who want to play the world's most popular game on it.

LaunchKit Mobile Dev Tools Open Sourced in Google Buyout

Small start-up LaunchKit has open sourced its suite of namesake mobile development tools after being acquired by Google.

Kony MobileFabric Adds Object Services for Model-Driven Development

Leveraging concepts from the object-oriented programming world, Kony Inc. has updated its tooling for the rapid development of mobile applications.

Syncfusion Enhances Cross-Platform Xamarin Functionality

Enhanced cross-platform development functionality with Xamarin and JavaScript highlights today's update of Syncfusion's enterprise development suite.

Google Releases Final Android Nougat Preview, Answers User Questions

Google has released the final developer preview of its next mobile OS, Android 7.0 Nougat, in preparation of the final product scheduled to launch "later this summer." The Android engineering team also answered readers' questions in a Reddit "ask me anything" event today.

Apteligent Offers Free Mobile App Metrics SDK

Apteligent has launched an enhanced version of its Standard Edition SDK for tracking mobile app metrics, helping developers troubleshoot, prioritize and resolve issues that degrade UX.

WaveMaker Boosts Security in RAD Platform

WaveMaker added a security feature to its rapid application development platform designed for quickly creating and deploying hybrid cross-platform mobile and responsive Web apps.

44K Users Petition for Pokémon Go on Windows 10

Windows 10 Mobile may not be so irrelevant after all, judging from an online petition signed by more than 44,000 users who want a mobile game called Pokémon Go (you may have heard of it) developed for Windows 10 and its mobile variant.

LinkedIn Open Sources Tech for Mobile, Big Data and Java

With open source sensibilities aligned with its new owner, Microsoft, the business-oriented social media site this week contributed technology for building iOS view layouts, analyzing Big Data and detecting URLs with a Java library.

mLab Woos Parse Mobile Developers with MongoDB-as-a-Service

Already benefitting from mobile developers switching to its MongoDB-as-a-Service offering in the wake of the Parse back-end being shut down, mLab is out with a new guide to smooth the transition.

Google Increases Android Guidance Beyond Coding

Google has been bolstering its non-coding guidance for Android developers who are trying to get their wares noticed on the increasingly crowded Google Play app store.

In Turbulent Times, Google Offers Free Android Courses

Amid turbulent times for the Android ecosystem, Google is enticing new developers into its mobile OS fold through free beginner training courses presented via Udacity.

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