From traditional coding with Java in the venerable Eclipse IDE, the new normal for Android app development may soon be programming with the young Go language in the brand-new Android Studio.
A new survey shows problems with UI development cause project delays and cancelations and poor user adoption for apps that do get published.
For months Google had warned Android developers that the official IDE for programming in Java against its popular mobile OS would eventually become its own Android Studio, supplanting the venerable Eclipse IDE and its Android Developer Tools (ADT) plug-in -- and that day came yesterday.
Besides coding and monetization, a third key component of mobile app success has lately been gaining increasing attention in the development industry: analytics
Mobile development tool maker AppGyver yesterday introduced a new framework called Supersonic that the company claims achieves the Holy Grail of advanced HTML5-based hybrid apps: performance parity with native apps.
Ongoing security vulnerabilities on the Android mobile platform are still plaguing developers, and the bad guys are even making inroads on iOS attacks, according to a new report from Trend Micro Inc.
Facing a crucible of providing more sophisticated apps in shorter cycles, mobile front-end developers will be forced to rely on composition -- using prebuilt code components instead of coding all functionality from scratch, according to predictions from analyst firm Forrester Research Inc.
The Microsoft Open Technologies group has released an initial preview of a new plugin for JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE and the open-source Android Studio IDE.
The new HP Mobile Center integrates with the company's application lifecycle management (ALM) tools to provide on-premises mobile app testing in real-world networking conditions on actual devices.
With app management platforms proliferating in the new mobile-first era, Sencha Inc. has added some new twists to its offering such as including desktop applications in the mix and addressing the "Android fragmentation" problem with its Web-based cross-platform approach.
Cross-platform UI toolmaker Infragistics has released an update of its Ultimate toolkit that includes new and expanded features aimed at developers building "Microsoft Office-inspired," touch-enabled, high-performance business apps.
The latest mobile development survey from Appcelerator Inc. shows a "sometimes dramatic" disconnect between the realities of coders on the front lines compared with those of IT decision makers, especially concerning the areas of project ownership and tools used.
Enterprise developers are having a tough time keeping up with the demand for mobile apps in the new "mobile-first" era, according to a new survey.
Finally catching up with social media giants like Facebook Inc. and Google Inc., Twitter Inc. today unveiled its own mobile app developer platform.
One-click integration with PhoneGap for native packaging of hybrid cross-platform mobile apps suitable for app stores is among the new features of the Mendix enterprise app platform introduced today.
Mobile developers wanting to cash in on the next big thing might want to start looking at user health apps like heart rate monitors and more sophisticated projects on tap.
Infragistics Inc., known for its UI component development tools targeting the Microsoft .NET Framework, yesterday updated its developer toolkit with new functionality including increased support for building cross-platform mobile apps.
Salesforce.com today became the latest major software vendor to offer a no-coding-required development tool to let staffers at any skill level build enterprise mobile apps for its extended Platform-as-a-Service.
Telerik has launched a new plug-in marketplace for hybrid mobile developers.
Cross-platform mobile development tool vendor Xamarin Inc. introduced a bevy of new tools and several collaboration efforts during the company's Xamarin Evolve conference in Atlanta this week.