Two new research reports from different companies with different goals speak to one main conclusion: enterprises are demanding more mobile apps -- though who develops them, how they're created and what they're used for vary greatly.
With a focus on providing insights into future adoption trends, the Redmonk report weighs rankings from the GitHub code repository to gauge traction in code usage, while also collecting data from the Stack Overflow programming forum site to glean discussion-based metrics.
IBM introduced the new Bluemix Developer Console, which extends its existing Bluemix Mobile Dashboard by adding cloud native app development functionality.
Google is deprecating the Jack compiler toolchain it introduced in 2014 to incorporate Java 8 features, which will be be natively supported going forward.
With front-end mobile coding taken care of in the recent release of Android Studio 2.3, Google targeted cloud-based back-end development at its recent Google Cloud Next '17 conference.
Addressing the complexity of chaining together all the moving parts required to get a React Native project built and running, the open source community has published a starter app called Create React Native App to smooth the process.
Couchbase Inc. has launched a new version of its mobile-centric full stack data platform that adds scale-on-demand functionality.
The online programming community is providing guidance for developers who might be looking to change jobs in 2017.
Microsoft said mobile app development was "top of mind" as it built the newly released Visual Studio 2017 IDE, which is now chock full of options to create apps for the major platforms using multiple tools and languages.
StatCounter published new research that shows Android is challenging Windows as the most popular OS used to access the Internet around the world.
Foursquare is opening up its homegrown Pilgrim SDK to let third-party mobile developers build apps that use the company's contextually relevant location intelligence technology.
The latest edition of the free Android Studio IDE for creating mobile apps with Java continues to build upon the Instant Run functionality for quicker builds of incremental code changes.
Pyze Growth Intelligence platform provides services such as behavioral analytics for apps and mobile marketing.
Mozilla is providing one year of free testing of mobile Web sites on the open source Firefox browser in a partnership with BrowserStack, which specializes in cross-browser testing tools.
Open Garden Inc. announced a MeshKit SDK to let third-party developers incorporate peer-to-peer connectivity into their mobile apps for offline scenarios.
Genymobile, known for its popular Genymotion Android emulator for mobile app development, is now providing an Android operating environment on the Amazon Web Services cloud.
Enterprise software company SAP SE today announced an upcoming SDK for iOS development for the newly rebranded SAP Cloud Platform.
Virtual reality figures prominently in recent 2017 mobile development predictions and trends articles, and the emerging technology is getting a boost with a new VR development kit on tap from Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
The company is switching to a new way for Android developers to publish their mobile apps to the Google Play store, providing several new features to manage the process.