Microsoft updated its lightweight, open source code editor with a new tooling extension that provides support for building hybrid cross-platform mobile apps with Apache Cordova.
Facebook is closing down the Parse Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service platform it acquired in April 2013, a move that will force many developers to switch their apps to an alternative backing service.
New reports from mobile app development organizations show how Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service is crucial to enterprise mobility success, especially when using rapid application development or low-code tools.
Site24x7 announced it has added mobile Application Performance Management functionality to its cloud monitoring service for DevOps and IT operations, providing real-time performance insights for native Android and iOS apps.
A new survey published by Red Hat Inc., seeking to measure the maturity of enterprise mobility efforts, reveals that a large majority of mobile developers prefer using open source software.
Twitter started the new year by sharing some of the hard-won tips and advice it has gleaned from its own development of mobile apps for the iOS and Android platforms.
Analysts are advising mobile development leaders to put more thought into dev team organization, one of the bedrock basics upon which successful mobility initiatives are built.
React Native, a new approach to creating mobile apps unveiled by Facebook early last year, is an important development that's still maturing and unlikely to be suitable for enterprise adoption until late this year, IDC analyst Al Hilwa said in recent research report.
Codename One wants the open source community to take its relatively new iOS Java VM and run with it.
WaveMaker Inc.'s mobile rapid application development tool now lets developers create hybrid apps along with pure Web apps.
The latest edition of Telerik's cross-platform mobile app development platform is all about speed, shipping enterprise apps quicker and shortening update cycles.
"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.
Google introduced a new preview of its flagship Android Studio IDE for mobile app development, addressing longstanding emulator and build speed problems.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.