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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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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

Rejected by the App Store? Apple finally reveals why

Apple's posted a handy guide on the App Store review process, but developer beware -- the rules can change at any time

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Review: FeedHenry uses Node.js to fortify mobile apps

FeedHenry boosts enterprise mobile applications with rich client and tools support, as well as fast, scalable, Node.js-based back-end services

iOS 8: The 4 biggest opportunities (and challenges) for developers

iOS8 could be in the hands of users soon. Here are the top four new capabilities and the challenges they present

Famo.us talks big, but jQuery Foundation isn't worried

The cool Web and mobile library has high expectations but may be biting off more than it can chew

Wanna get rich? Don't build an app

ComScore found that six brands -- Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo, Amazon, and eBay -- built nine of the top 10 mobile apps

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