iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Are Mobile Designer Salaries Catching Up to Developers?

According to salary guides from career firms Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group, mobile designers rank near the top of tech professions expected to see significant salary increases in 2017.

IBM Goes Mobile with Watson

For two years, IBM has provided the cognitive computing capabilities of its Watson Analytics service via a Web interface, and now it's gone mobile.

Appdome Mobile Integration Tool Adds App Management

Appdome, which provides no-code automatic integration services for security and other functionality, is expanding into the Mobile Application Management arena through a partnership with Appaloosa.

Twitter's Fabric Shines in iOS Mobile SDK Report

The Fabric mobile dev suite from Twitter Inc. fares well in a new report on iOS mobile app SDK usage, beating industry heavyweights such as Google and Adobe in several categories.

10 Trends Shaping Mobile Development in 2017

Here's a look at 10 trends that will affect mobile app developers in the coming year, including augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, serverless and streaming apps and more.

Realm Mobile Database Taps IBM's Watson To Demo New Pro Edition

To highlight the capabilities of its new namesake Realm Mobile Platform Professional Edition, the mobile database specialist tapped in to the cognitive computing power of IBM's Watson technology for a demonstration of sophisticated image processing capabilities.

Android SDK Report Shows Growth of Firebase Back-End

One interesting finding in a new report exploring SDK usage in Android apps is the rapidly growing popularity of Firebase, an app platform from Google that provides Backend-as-a-Service functionality.

Amazon Cloud Adds C# Support to Lambda Service

Amazon Web Services announced that its AWS Lambda tool -- providing serverless functionality for projects such as app back-end services -- now supports Microsoft's C# programming language.

Alpha Software Boosts Offline Features in Low-Code Mobile Dev Tool

Alpha Anywhere 4.3, a low-code mobile and Web app development tool, has been released with increased offline functionality and several other improvements.

IBM Adds DevOps Toolchains to Bluemix Cloud

IBM unveiled a new DevOps offering for its cloud-based Bluemix app development platform, simplifying the process of setting up toolchains for automated coding, deployment and operations pipelines.

Salary Report: Mobile, Big Data Devs Lead Pack

Still enjoying tremendous demand for their skills, mobile coders and Big Data specialists are set to command the highest developer-related salaries next year, according to a new report from careers firm Robert Half Technology.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Rollout Provides New Dev Toys

Google is now rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which provides several new features to developers, including app shortcuts, round icon resources and image keyboard support -- along with new professional emoji featuring women and different skin tones.

Monetization Study: Mobile App Revenue Gaining on Games

In the consumer mobile space, game publishers have traditionally generated the most revenue, but a new app monetization report indicates non-game app makers are catching up.

Amazon Cloud Courts Mobile Developers at re:Invent 2016

If you're overwhelmed by the vast amount of application development news emanating from this week's re:Invent conference by Amazon Web Services, here's a roundup of the items especially relevant to coders in the red-hot mobile space.

Analytics Tool IDs New Killer Mobile App: 'Communitainment'

Consumer-oriented mobile developers wondering where to focus their efforts in the coming year may want to think about targeting the new killer app as identified by Flurry Analytics: "Communitainment."

SurveyMonkey Shuttering App Analytics Service

Facing low customer interest in its SurveyMonkey Intelligence mobile app analytics service, the online survey specialist is closing it down Jan. 31, 2017.

Google Unveils Low-Code App Maker for Corporate Suite

Google today entered the low-code dev tool market with App Maker, targeting business users who want to create apps to work with G Suite, the company's counterpart to Microsoft Office.

Amazon Cloud Updates Mobile Hub for Enterprise Apps

Amazon Web Services updated its tool for creating corporate apps that use existing user directories and hook into other apps and systems such as customer relationship management, sales management, accounting and customer service tools.

Realm Mobile Database Now on Node

Realm, the provider of a mobile object database for Android and iOS developers, has expanded from the client to the server with what it describes as the first object database for the Node JavaScript ecosystem: Realm Node.js.

Visual Studio Cordova Tools Get Faster Builds, Debugging

As part of the new Visual Studio 2017 release candidate, Microsoft has beefed up the build and debug functionality of its Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO), which allows mobile developers to create iOS and Android apps using JavaScript.

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