iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Amazon Cloud Courts Mobile Developers at re:Invent 2016

If you're overwhelmed by the vast amount of application development news emanating from this week's re:Invent conference by Amazon Web Services, here's a roundup of the items especially relevant to coders in the red-hot mobile space.

Analytics Tool IDs New Killer Mobile App: 'Communitainment'

Consumer-oriented mobile developers wondering where to focus their efforts in the coming year may want to think about targeting the new killer app as identified by Flurry Analytics: "Communitainment."

SurveyMonkey Shuttering App Analytics Service

Facing low customer interest in its SurveyMonkey Intelligence mobile app analytics service, the online survey specialist is closing it down Jan. 31, 2017.

Google Unveils Low-Code App Maker for Corporate Suite

Google today entered the low-code dev tool market with App Maker, targeting business users who want to create apps to work with G Suite, the company's counterpart to Microsoft Office.

Amazon Cloud Updates Mobile Hub for Enterprise Apps

Amazon Web Services updated its tool for creating corporate apps that use existing user directories and hook into other apps and systems such as customer relationship management, sales management, accounting and customer service tools.

Realm Mobile Database Now on Node

Realm, the provider of a mobile object database for Android and iOS developers, has expanded from the client to the server with what it describes as the first object database for the Node JavaScript ecosystem: Realm Node.js.

Visual Studio Cordova Tools Get Faster Builds, Debugging

As part of the new Visual Studio 2017 release candidate, Microsoft has beefed up the build and debug functionality of its Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO), which allows mobile developers to create iOS and Android apps using JavaScript.

Microsoft Previews Visual Studio Mobile Center: 'Mission Control' for Apps

Microsoft today introduced a preview of the cloud-based Visual Studio Mobile Center during its Connect(); 2016 conference, offering services for building and managing iOS and Android apps.

Kony Goes Omni-Channel with New JavaScript API Approach for Mobile Development

Kony Inc. today announced a new JavaScript-driven, omni-channel approach to low-code mobile app development, designed to let developers mix and match native, Web and hybrid techniques in one cross-platform solution.

Q&A with Jason Bock: Testing Tips, Advice and Insights

Modern Apps Live! presenter Jason Bock explains the importance and value of testing.

Amazon Boosts Serverless Development in Mobile Hub

Amazon has just made it a little easier to develop serverless apps with its Mobile Hub while leveraging its Lambda service and the Amazon API Gateway.

Dev Firm: New Options Squeeze Hybrid Mobile Approach

A developer advocate makes the case that Progressive Web Apps and JavaScript-driven native apps are diminishing the use cases for the hybrid mobile development approach exemplified by Apache Cordova.

Analyst 2017 Prediction: Mobile Apps Will Be Composed, Not Coded, with APIs

Firm sees a changing mobile landscape driving a push toward more flexible, modular architectures for faster development.

Native iOS App Update Tool Gets Swift Support

Shortly after Walmart open sourced a tool for over-the-air React Native updates -- bypassing app store approval processes -- Rollout.io Inc. added Swift support to its own similar solution for iOS apps.

Google Says Final Goodbye to Eclipse IDE for Android Development

Google officially ended support for the Android Developer Tools plug-in that for a time turned Eclipse into the go-to platform for non-iOS mobile coders.

App Analytics Leads Firebase Mobile Back-End Upgrade

The Firebase platform for mobile and Web apps has been upgraded with new functionality -- including new app analytics -- in an update announced today.

Freelancing Site Says Machine Learning Is Hottest Skill

Freelancing site Upwork identified machine learning as the hottest skill in demand by employers in its latest skills index.

Walmart Open Sources Tool for Over-the-Air React Native Updates

With a new open source tool from WalmartLabs, mobile developers using React Native can now bypass Apple's App Store and do direct over-the-air updates.

Q&A: Implementing Enterprise Mobile DevOps

AppDevTrends conference presenter Roy Cornelissen talks about how to best integrate mobile development into an enterprise DevOps environment.

Xcode IDE Update Supports New MacBook Pro Touch Bar Development

Apple's Xcode 8.1 IDE supports the new Touch Bar feature that was the star of the company's recent MacBook Pro rollout.

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