Let the candy nickname speculation begin: Android P has arrived in the form of an early developer preview, less than seven months after Android Oreo (8.0) shipped.
Flutter, the open source mobile UI framework backed by Google, has emerged into beta with a new way to create native iOS and Android apps with one codebase.
Google has revamped its Dart programming language, adding strong typing and other optimizations for client-side development of mobile and Web apps.
With the announcement that Google's ARCore augmented reality SDK has emerged from preview in version 1.0, developers can now use it to create augmented reality apps for distribution through the Play Store.
"Kotlin on Android is here to stay, and we have big plans for it," said Florina Muntenescu, an Android developer advocate at Google, in announcing the preview of new extensions designed to ease the Kotlin coding experience for creating Android mobile apps.
Rust is on the rise, with the "most loved" open source programming language's community growing and a new Eclipse-based IDE in the works.
Mendix, a vendor of low-code development tools for creating mobile and Web apps, has entered a partnership in which IBM will support and resell the Mendix platform on the IBM Cloud.
A mobile app development company has published guidance on the cost and time frames involved with building different kinds of mobile apps.
New survey-based reports from low-code vendors indicate their tools provide benefits, but many enterprises are still unaware of those tools and those benefits.
As the low-code development tool space has evolved from rudimentary offerings to valuable enterprise stalwarts, OutSystems has taken the next step, partnering to deliver industry-specific solutions.
U.S. News & World Report has named software developer the best job for 2018, marking the first time since 2015 that the mainstream news publication's ranking wasn't topped by a healthcare-related position.
Those two development technologies experienced by far the most year-over-year growth in 2017, more than double the rate of No. 3 Docker.
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 announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to let organizations operate the Bonita open source, low-code development platform with AWS cloud technology.
The latest effort to ease iOS development with Xamarin -- which still requires hooking up to a Mac machine -- automates the provisioning process.
"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.
Amazon Web Services published a new Quick Start for using Couchbase, the popular document-oriented NoSQL database, on its cloud computing platform.
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.
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.
The latest report from security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. identifies the top three mobile malware threats -- which all run on Android.