iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Chipmaker Qualcomm Gives Android Developers a '5G Wake-Up Call'

With new mobile development opportunities coming with early 5G wireless rollouts, chipmaker Qualcomm has issued a "5G wake-up call" to Android developers, urging them to get onboard with the new technology.

Perfecto Publishes Mobile/Web App Testing Guide

The Summer 2019 Mobile & Web Test Coverage Index is meant to answer the question: "On what devices and browsers should I be testing my mobile and Web applications?"

Top 5 VS Code Tools for Mobile Development

The open source Visual Studio Code has become the No. 1 option for many developers, with a vast extension library that effectively turns the lightweight, cross-platform editor into a full-fledged integrated development environment (IDE). Amid an increasing demand for enterprise mobile apps, here's a roundup of some of the best VS Code extensions to meet that demand, based on installations and ratings.

Delivering Mobile, Web Apps Often Takes More than 4 Months, Says Survey by Low-Code Vendor

Amid soaring demand for enterprise apps and scarce dev talent, delivery times often average more than 4 months, says a new survey from low-code tooling vendor OutSystems.

Android Jetpack Gets New Libraries, Debuts Kotlin-Based Reactive Programming Model

Among new products and features announced at Google's recent I/O conference was an enhanced Jetpack, a collection of software components designed to help Android developers deal with common and difficult problems when creating mobile apps.

What's New in the Firebase Mobile Dev Platform

Google announced several updates to its Firebase mobile development platform, which provides back-end functionality such as Crashlytics crash reporting, app analytics, machine learning capabilities, performance monitoring and more.

Android Studio 3.5 Beta Released

Google has shipped Android Studio 3.5 Beta, continuing the company's Project Marble to improve the IDE's quality and stability in reaction to developer complaints about bugs and other problems.

Flutter UI Toolkit Aims Beyond Mobile, Starting with Web

Google has followed through on plans to broaden the scope of its Flutter UI framework for mobile apps, announcing a technical preview of Flutter for the Web.

Google Goes Kotlin-First for Android Mobile Development

Two years after tapping Kotlin for use in Android mobile development -- long dominated by Java -- Google is making it the No. 1 option.

JavaScript Breaks from Browser to Become Mobile Force, Report Says

JavaScript traditionally has been all about Web development, but a new survey indicates it's breaking out of that bailiwick to become a force in mobile app development -- and even desktop.

Google Enhances ML Kit, for Mobile Machine Learning

Google's updated ML Kit, which packages up the company's machine learning expertise and technology for mobile developers creating Android or iOS apps, has been beefed up with Natural Language Processing functionality and more.

Open Source PWABuilder for Progressive Web Apps Gets Version 2.0 Update

Microsoft announced an update to its open source PWABuilder tool to convert existing Web apps/sites to Progressive Web Apps, which act more like native desktop/mobile apps with the help of several technologies.

Mendix Taps React Native for 'True' Low-Code iOS and Android Apps

In announcing its Spring '19 release, Mendix claims to be the first low-code application development platform vendor in the market to offer true native mobile apps with the model-based visual approach.

What's New in Android Studio 3.4

Google has shipped Android Studio 3.4, which continues the company's Project Marble work to make fundamental features of the flagship mobile development IDE rock-solid and polished.

Open Source Ionic Framework Woos PhoneGap Developers for Mobile Apps

Ionic, a six-year-old project seeking to make a bigger name for itself in the world of mobile app development, recently shipped an update to its major v4.0 release and soon after appealed to PhoneGap developers to get on board.

Live Share, IntelliCode Mark Release of Visual Studio 2019

In launching Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac, Microsoft highlighted the general availability of the collaborative Live Share functionality, along with the option to use AI-driven IntelliCode to smarten up the code-completion functionality of IntelliSense, and much more.

Mobile Performance Firm HeadSpin Adds Testing Functionality

HeadSpin, a mobile performance management specialist, announced a new suite of tools that incorporates new testing functionality gained in a company acquisition.

LinkedIn Data Says Flutter Is Fastest-Growing Skill Among Software Engineers

The business/careers-oriented social site LinkedIn studied internal data to determine the fastest-growing skills among software engineers, finding that Google's Flutter topped the list with its unique approach to mobile app development.

Google Upgrades Accelerated Mobile Pages Testing Tools

Google announced an upgrade to its open source AMP initiative to improve mobile Web browsing by speeding up page loads, improving the testing tools associated with the project.

Xcode Playground Lets Developers Try New Swift 5 Features

Apple announced Swift 5, which it describes as a major milestone release of the increasingly popular open source programming language used for iOS and other Apple Oses, and an independent developer has created an Xcode playground to try out its new features.

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