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Microsoft acquires cross-platform mobile app power with HockeyApp

HockeyApp will provide analyze app crashes and distribute beta releases for Visual Studio Online users

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Android's Jack and Jill compilers head uphill to developers

Android's new, largely undocumented compilers are still works in progress, but aim to speed up the compilation process

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Keep out hijackers: Secure your app store dev account

Stolen credentials are blamed for a fraudulent App Store offering -- and could easily have been prevented

12 great Lollipop APIs every Android 5.0 developer will love

From 3D views to managed provisioning processes, there’s a lot for Android app developers to love about Lollipop

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MBaaS shoot-out: 5 clouds for building mobile apps

AnyPresence, Appcelerator, FeedHenry, Kinvey, and Parse share plenty of common ground, but two stand apart

Meteor JavaScript reaches 1.0 milestone

The open source JavaScript framework is geared for faster development of Web and mobile apps

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Mobile dev divide could be red flag for IT

Developers and execs can't agree on the direction for enterprise mobile dev, with huge implications for IT departments

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Review: AnyPresence aces enterprise mobile apps

AnyPresence combines broad client support, useful code generation, and a rich set of options for data storage and enterprise integration

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RoboVM beckons Java 8 programmers to iOS

The workaround technology lets developers use lambdas and defaults and provides full access to the hardware and the native iOS APIs

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Review: Parse delivers on mobile apps, but not for business

Facebook's MBaaS shines for consumer mobile applications, but misses some must-haves for business apps

New rules aim to prevent IoT devices from taking down mobile networks

Carriers are scared that sloppily written apps and chatty devices will overload their networks with signaling traffic

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Review: Appcelerator is a mobile cloud platform in progress

Appcelerator Platform 2 combines rich mobile client support with the advantages of Node.js, but lacks pre-built integrations and full sync support

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

A mobile app creation tool for business users is also in the works

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Red Hat ventures into mobile app dev with FeedHenry buy

FeedHenry's Node.js- and MongoDB-powered MBaaS and mobile dev platform will augment Red Hat's open hybrid cloud strategy

WatchKit tools pave the way for Apple Watch app developers

Key developer says Apple Watch will be important in Apple ecosystem, but Watch-only apps won't likely be big hits

Apple's Swift language achieves 1.0 release milestone

Apple's follow-up to Objective-C reaches GM status for iOS and will do the same on the Mac when Yosemite ships this fall

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Review: Kinvey boosts enterprise mobile apps

Kinvey pairs rich mobile client and tools support with flexible back-end services, but external integrations are limited

iPhone and iPad app building will be easier on iOS 8, say developers

Improvements to beta testing and app vetting relieve some of developers' biggest pain points

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