iOS/Android/WP7 Development


MIT Project Becomes Thunkable Drag-and-Drop Mobile Dev Tool

A mobile app development start-up spawned from an open source MIT project has come out with Thunkable, adding to the pantheon of simplified drag-and-drop tools designed to let "anyone" become a coder.

Open Source Parse Dashboard Now Available

An open source Parse Dashboard is now available for mobile developers seeking to transition their projects from the managed back-end service Parse.com, which is being shut down by parent company Facebook next year.

Google Points to Gamers for Mobile App Success Lessons

Google says to look to gamers for app success tips, as they have more experience in improving onboarding, retention, conversion and ultimately the user Lifetime Value.

Twitter Launches Mobile App for Tracking Analytics

Twitter has launched a mobile app that helps developers on the go monitor the performance and stability of their own mobile apps.

Global Survey Sheds Light on Independent Mobile Developers, Who Much Prefer Android

Another "State of ..." developer survey is out, but with a twist -- it's a global survey of more than 1,000 mobile app devs who mostly work by themselves or in very small shops, where Android reigns supreme.

Keynote Integrates AppDome Security with Its Mobile App Testing Platform

Security functionality from AppDome is being integrated with the Keynote mobile app device testing cloud, the companies announced yesterday.

Adobe Aims To Simplify Enterprise App Development

Adobe wants to simplify the process of developing enterprise apps while making them as visually appealing and as easy to use as consumer apps.

Apperian Opens Up Mobile App Management APIs

Apperian Inc., known for its mobile app management (MAM) platform, is now exposing the functionality of that product through open APIs.

Microsoft Nixes React Native Support in Visual Studio 2015

Just in case there was any doubt, Microsoft quietly confirmed it won't be adding support for Facebook's React Native -- the game-changing way to build iOS and Android mobile apps with JavaScript -- to its flagship IDE, Visual Studio 2015.

Mobile Dev Survey: The Suits Are Taking Over

The business types are increasingly taking over the direction of enterprise mobile development initiatives, indicates a new survey from Red Hat Inc.

Microsoft, Now Buying Xamarin, Kills Android/Windows Bridge Project

Just to put the official nail in the coffin of Project Astoria, Microsoft announced it really is killing the Android/Windows bridge project in light of its acquisition of cross-platform toolmaker Xamarin. The iOS bridge project is being kept alive and is progressing.

Developer Start-Up's Vision: Real Human Support from Within a Mobile App

RevTwo Inc. is a start-up exiting from stealth mode with a developer-oriented platform for providing real human support from within a troublesome mobile app.

Microsoft To Buy Xamarin for Cross-Platform Mobile App Tooling

Mobile developers have no doubt noticed Microsoft was integrating more and more Xamarin functionality into Visual Studio, and today this lingering courtship was consummated with the announcement that Microsoft is going to outright buy the vendor of cross-platform dev tooling for building mobile apps.

AppConfig Community Arrives To Simplify Enterprise Mobile App Development

The AppConfig Community was announced yesterday at the Mobile World Congress, formed by several companies with the aim of simplifying and accelerating enterprise mobility initiatives through consistent and open development and configuration of secure apps.

New Open Source Database, Rich Text Editor Framework for React Ecosystem

Facebook said there were no major news announcements emanating from the just-started React.js Conf 2016 like last year's introduction of React Native, but nevertheless there is news today of a new database for React Native and a tool for building rich text editors in React for Web -- both open source.

IBM Furthers Server-Side Swift Development in the Cloud

After launching a sandbox playground for the newly open sourced Swift programming language last December, IBM today announced a runtime preview as the next step in its effort to advance server-side development with Apple's new dev darling.

Yahoo Revamps App Analytics in Mobile Dev Suite

Yahoo has redesigned its Flurry app analytics service while updating its mobile dev suite, it announced yesterday from its mobile developer conference in San Francisco.

Amazon Courts Parse-Using Mobile Devs with Cloud Services

Along with nearly every other mobile back-end vendor on the planet, Amazon is stepping up to the plate to offer its cloud as a replacement for the Parse service being shut down by its acquired owner, Facebook.

Kotlin Language JVM and Android Goes GA

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced the general availability of Kotlin 1.0, its open source programming language for both JVM and Android, after more than five years in development and two years of production use.

IDE Updates: Xcode Gets Playgrounds, Android Studio Improves Faster Emulator

Apple and Google are out with new beta updates to their mobile dev IDEs, with interactive playgrounds for iOS development in Xcode and improvements to the new, faster emulator for Android Studio.

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