iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Mobile Analytics Firm: 23 Percent of Users Abandon Apps After One Use

According to mobile app analytics firm Localytics, mobile's importance is growing at a faster rate than the business innovation needed to keep pace, resulting in a "mobile engagement crisis" exemplified by poor user retention statistics.

New Community Projects for React Native: Deco IDE and Pepperoni Boilerplate

When Facebook open sourced React Native -- its technology for building mobile apps with JavaScript -- it invited community developers to help evolve the nascent product and they've followed through, just this week introducing an IDE and a boilerplate project.

Open Source Realm Mobile Database Hits Version 1.0

Citing advantages over the SQLite and Core Data databases commonly used in iOS and Android apps, Realm today launched version 1.0 of its namesake "mobile-first database."

Open Source Horizon Claims Edge over Google's Firebase Mobile Back-End

Much fanfare accompanied Google's elevation of its Firebase mobile back-end platform last week, but slipping under the radar was the quieter unveiling of Horizon, an open source JavaScript back-end for Web and mobile apps that claims advantages over Firebase.

I/O 2016: Google Innovates While It Plays Catchup

The annual Google I/O developer conference kicked off Wednesday with an opening keynote unveiling a range of upcoming products, including its new Siri/Cortana-like Google Assistant and an Amazon Echo-like Google Home device, but no Google-branded, stand-alone virtual reality headset.

Realm Launches Xamarin Mobile App Database

Realm, which develops open source mobile app databases to improve upon and compete with SQLite and Core Data, is out with a new offering targeting Xamarin, the cross-platform mobile development technology recently acquired by Microsoft.

Amid iPhone Slump, Apple Makes New Enterprise Overture

After a quarterly earnings report revealed a surprising slump in iPhone sales, Apple announced a new overture into the enterprise mobility space with partner SAP, paving the way for new opportunities for iOS developers.

NativeScript 2.0 Courts AngularJS Developers for Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

NativeScript, the new-age, open source JavaScript framework, was today bumped up to version 2.0, with increased support for cross-platform development of native mobile apps with Google's Angular 2 JavaScript framework.

Xamarin Connects Visual Studio to Macs To Build Native iOS Apps

Xamarin Inc., now a Microsoft subsidiary based on open source software, today announced new tools to help developers connect to Macs to create native iOS apps.

Apple, Google Ramp Up Developer Guidance

In advance of their upcoming developer conferences, Apple and Google have been ramping up their developer guidance and education efforts -- and perhaps portending more changes to come.

Swallowed Twice, Mobile App Firm RoboVM Calls It Quits

Bought by Xamarin, which was then bought by Microsoft, RoboVM called it quits today. The company let developers build native iOS and Android mobile apps with Java.

Low-Code Dev Tools Meet Need for Speed

It's all about speed for today's digital business leaders who rely on low-code development platforms, says Forrester Research, which today published a ranking of the various offerings.

Instant Run, Faster Emulator Lead New Android Studio 2.0 Final Release

Google's go-to IDE for developing Android mobile apps has officially hit version 2.0, with Instant Run functionality and a faster device emulator leading a host of new features.

SurveyMonkey Now Does Mobile App Analytics

Online survey company SurveyMonkey Inc. has switched gears by buying a mobile app analytics company and using its technology to launch an app intelligence platform.

From Stealthy Start-Up: Free Self-Service Mobile App BI Analytics

Promising to democratize mobile app analytics, start-up Pyze Inc. has emerged from stealth mode with a free business intelligence tool said to provide "a data scientist in a box."

Microsoft Open Sources Xamarin Runtime, Bundles It Free in Visual Studio

Microsoft today announced it was open sourcing the technology behind its newly acquired Xamarin cross-platform mobile app development software, along with making Xamarin freely available in Visual Studio, including the Community Edition.

New Tools Released for Built-in Mobile App Security, Rapid Visual Development

New mobile app development products were released this week to bake in security at the code level for native apps and to rapidly build projects visually, with the help of a new free design/prototyping tool.

Survey: Desktop Development Is Most Popular, Pays Well

No. 1 takeaway from poll of 21,000-plus developers? "Desktop development is still the most-popular place to be, attracting 50 percent of professional developers, and making money for them too."

Google Provides Mobile UX Tips

New hub features in-depth research on exactly what people expect from a mobile experience, company says.

Developer Preview of Android N Released Early

To solicit developer feedback for fine-tuning the upcoming Android N release, Google today made a preview of the smartphone OS available earlier than usual in the release cycle.

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