Facing a crucible of providing more sophisticated apps in shorter cycles, mobile front-end developers will be forced to rely on composition -- using prebuilt code components instead of coding all functionality from scratch, according to predictions from analyst firm Forrester Research Inc.
The Microsoft Open Technologies group has released an initial preview of a new plugin for JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE and the open-source Android Studio IDE.
The new HP Mobile Center integrates with the company's application lifecycle management (ALM) tools to provide on-premises mobile app testing in real-world networking conditions on actual devices.
With app management platforms proliferating in the new mobile-first era, Sencha Inc. has added some new twists to its offering such as including desktop applications in the mix and addressing the "Android fragmentation" problem with its Web-based cross-platform approach.
Cross-platform UI toolmaker Infragistics has released an update of its Ultimate toolkit that includes new and expanded features aimed at developers building "Microsoft Office-inspired," touch-enabled, high-performance business apps.
The latest mobile development survey from Appcelerator Inc. shows a "sometimes dramatic" disconnect between the realities of coders on the front lines compared with those of IT decision makers, especially concerning the areas of project ownership and tools used.
Enterprise developers are having a tough time keeping up with the demand for mobile apps in the new "mobile-first" era, according to a new survey.
Finally catching up with social media giants like Facebook Inc. and Google Inc., Twitter Inc. today unveiled its own mobile app developer platform.
One-click integration with PhoneGap for native packaging of hybrid cross-platform mobile apps suitable for app stores is among the new features of the Mendix enterprise app platform introduced today.
Mobile developers wanting to cash in on the next big thing might want to start looking at user health apps like heart rate monitors and more sophisticated projects on tap.
Infragistics Inc., known for its UI component development tools targeting the Microsoft .NET Framework, yesterday updated its developer toolkit with new functionality including increased support for building cross-platform mobile apps.
Salesforce.com today became the latest major software vendor to offer a no-coding-required development tool to let staffers at any skill level build enterprise mobile apps for its extended Platform-as-a-Service.
Telerik has launched a new plug-in marketplace for hybrid mobile developers.
Cross-platform mobile development tool vendor Xamarin Inc. introduced a bevy of new tools and several collaboration efforts during the company's Xamarin Evolve conference in Atlanta this week.
Alpha Software Corp. upgraded its "low-code" mobile development offering with built-in offline support so data-driven apps can be used effectively when no network connectivity is available.
Facebook Inc. yesterday opened up its advertising Audience Network to let outside developers capitalize on the vast amounts of information it gathers about users in order to provide more targeted ads in mobile apps.
Adobe Systems Inc. today unveiled a new software development kit (SDK) to help developers leverage the company's "Creative Cloud" of software and services when building mobile apps.
Kony Inc. yesterday announced a design visualizer to address the disconnect between what a business stakeholder asks for in a new mobile app UX and what actually gets delivered by developers.
Espresso Logic announced that its Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) designed to accelerate the development of mobile and Web apps is now integrated with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
Open source powerhouse Red Hat Inc. today announced it's acquiring FeedHenry Ltd. to add mobile application development to its hybrid cloud portfolio.