iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Codename One Launches Open Source iOS Java VM

Codename One wants the open source community to take its relatively new iOS Java VM and run with it.

WaveMaker Goes Hybrid with Codeless Mobile App Tool

WaveMaker Inc.'s mobile rapid application development tool now lets developers create hybrid apps along with pure Web apps.

Telerik Update Aims to Speed Cross-Platform Enterprise App Development

The latest edition of Telerik's cross-platform mobile app development platform is all about speed, shipping enterprise apps quicker and shortening update cycles.

Microsoft Tackles Mobile Skills Shortage with Low-Code PowerApps

"There simply aren't enough skilled developers to keep up with demand for business app scenarios," says Microsoft exec Bill Staples in a blog post introducing PowerApps, the company's new low-code cross-platform mobile app development solution designed to let non-developers create enterprise apps.

Android Studio 2.0 Preview Features Faster Emulator, Build Speeds

Google introduced a new preview of its flagship Android Studio IDE for mobile app development, addressing longstanding emulator and build speed problems.

Chrome Devs Paint 'Progressive Apps' as Future of Mobile Web

At this week's Chrome Dev Summit 2015, Google's developers pointed to "progressive Web apps" as the way toward Web development nirvana in which Web apps equal native apps in performance and functionality.

With Android/Windows Bridge Stalled, Microsoft Moves Forward on iOS Project

With the Project Astoria plan to allow the building of Windows 10 apps with Android code via emulation in big trouble, Microsoft is nevertheless moving forward on its similar Windows Bridge for iOS.

Xamarin Adds Mac Agent for End-to-End iOS Development in Visual Studio

Xamarin today unveiled version 4 of its cross-platform development suite, featuring a new Xamarin Mac Agent that lets developers build iOS apps completely from within the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.

Study Investigates Millionaire Mobile App Developers

How many millionaire mobile app developers are out there? New research seeking to answer that question reportedly dispels some "myths" about the profitability of mobile app development, contradicting other studies that paint a bleak picture of developer income levels.

New-Age Flipkart Site Closes Gap Between Mobile Apps and Web

After formerly abandoning its mobile Web site in favor of an app-only approach, Flipkart this week unveiled a new "Flipkart Lite" site that takes advantage of cutting-edge Web technologies to close the gap between the two approaches.

Research Report: Android Studio Ranks Far Below Xcode, Visual Studio

New research from Strategy Analytics compared the mobile developer environments from Apple, Google and Microsoft, finding that Android Studio ranks far behind the Xcode and Visual Studio IDEs.

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.

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.

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.

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