Mobile Development

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Appcelerator cloud in man's hands

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

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


Red Hat

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

mobile apps

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

man holding iPhone with flying apps

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

Google's retreat on Pointer Events makes life harder for Web developers

Google and Microsoft's different views on Pointer Events mask fundamental disagreements about the future of the Web

Python puts its print on multitouch apps with Kivy

The Kivy library is based on cross-platform OpenGL, so native apps can run on iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, and OS X

Amazon hopes to simplify mobile app testing with new tool

Live App Testing is available via Amazon's developer console

Adobe, Intel want in on Famo.us mobile app magic

Famo.us is providing its Apache Cordova refinements to Intel and Adobe to improve mobile apps overall

Microsoft looks to woo developers with Windows Phone upgrade

Windows Phone update improves security and messaging, but the platform still trails Android and iOS by a wide margin

Facebook to release open source library for iOS interface development

Async Display Kit, part of Facebook's Paper interface app for iOS, offers users better scrolling on devices

Where are the mobile dev payouts? In enterprise apps

If you want to make money as a mobile app developer, go for the enterprise, says VisionMobile

10 things you should know about Apple's Swift

Apps built using Swift won't be accepted to the iOS or Mac App Store until the fall, so there's still time to learn the ins and outs of this new programming language

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