iOS/Android/WP7 Development


Visual Studio Code Editor Gets New Extensions for Java Programming

The Visual Studio Code team continues to add Java functionality to Microsoft's open source, cross-platform code editor via extensions, just launching a new batch for working with Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle.

Bonitasoft Offers Open Source, Low-Code Platform on AWS Cloud

Bonitasoft announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to let organizations operate the Bonita open source, low-code development platform with AWS cloud technology.

Microsft Smooths iOS Development with Xamarin in New Visual Studio Preview

The latest effort to ease iOS development with Xamarin -- which still requires hooking up to a Mac machine -- automates the provisioning process.

Report: Mobile App Growth Slows, Phablet Form Factor Rises

"2017 was the year that mobile app innovation and growth was disrupted," said mobile analytics company Flurry in its year-end report, which also noted the rise of the phablet form factor at the expense of medium-sized phones.

AWS Publishes Quick Start for Using Couchbase NoSQL Database in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services published a new Quick Start for using Couchbase, the popular document-oriented NoSQL database, on its cloud computing platform.

Apple Waives $99 Developer Program Fee for Some Organizations

One of the differences between developing for the Android mobile platform or Apple's iOS is the $99 Apple Developer Program membership fee for the latter, a distinction that's being loosened somewhat.

Fastest-Growing SDKs Predict 2018 Trends in Android Development

Because one of the best ways to see where something is going is to track where it's coming from, Android developers interested in what 2018 has in store can consult a new report on the fastest-growing SDKs of 2017.

Security Firm: Top 3 Mobile Malwares Target Android

The latest report from security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. identifies the top three mobile malware threats -- which all run on Android.

Microsoft Offers Optimization Tool for Mixed Reality Mobile Apps

Microsoft last week unveiled a new tool to ease and quicken the problematic process of optimizing 3D models for mixed reality apps for iOS and Android mobile apps.

Google Reconsidering Accessibilty Crackdown for Android Apps

Google is putting a hold on a plan to crack down on Android app developers who inject accessibility functionality into their apps without proving they actually help people with disabilities.

Advanced Course for Java Developers Offered by Google

Although Kotlin may be making waves as the fun new kid on the Android development block, Google isn't forgetting about its Java coders, having recently launched an advanced training course targeting the graybeard programming language.

Google Cracks Down on Android App Info Collection

Google' Safe Browsing team has expanded the enforcement of the company's Unwanted Software Policy, promising to flag Android apps in Google Play that collect personal information about users without their consent.

OutSystems Marries DevOps with Low-Code

The low-code development specialists at OutSystems aren't going to be left out of the DevOps revolution, having added a new set of DevOps features to its namesake development platform specifically designed to help enterprise IT shops adopt low-code practices that accelerate app delivery.

Android Architecture Components Ships as 1.0 Stable

Google has shipped Architecture Components 1.0, a stable version of the guidance and libraries package for helping developers construct Android apps.

Google Rolls Out Final Android 8.1 Preview

Fresh on the heels of the big Android 8.0 Oreo release, Google has rolled out a final Android 8.1 preview before the new point release ships next month.

HeadSpin Emerges from Stealth with Mobile UX Testing Platform

HeadSpin Inc. has emerged from stealth with a new mobile platform emphasizing testing of mobile apps and measuring their experiences in real-world conditions.

17-Year Microsoft Vet Joins Google's Flutter Team, Leaving a Few Parting Shots

Seventeen-year Microsoft dev leader Tim Sneath is joining Google to work on the Flutter mobile app development framework, leaving a few parting shots at the failures of his former company on the way out.

NativeScript Gets 'Sidekick' to Boost Mobile Business App Development

Progress announced new components for its open source NativeScript mobile app development framework, including Sidekick for faster and easier development of mobile business apps.

Facebook Revamps Open Source Tool for Faster Android Builds

Facebook has completely revamped a four-year-old open source tool it developed for code builds, resulting in faster compile times for Android projects.

Salesforce Unveils Enterprise Low-Code Tool for Customized, Branded Mobile Apps

Salesforce unveiled a new low-code tool to help enterprise users of its CRM-centric products more easily create customized, branded, mobile business apps.

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