Mobile Development

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Go cross-platform with Apache Cordova

No one likes to build a different native app for every mobile platform in existence. Cordova saves you much of the sweat by offering standard APIs that talk to device-specific hardware

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3 UX ideas for the new generation of mobile apps

Financial services tech firm FIS is trying out three approaches to smarter mobile apps that any developer should consider

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The day the first iPad arrived

Here's a look back to five years ago when the first Apple iPads were delivered to the public

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Coding for cars: The next generation of mobile apps

Developers will need to rethink UIs, connection strategies, and how to capitalize on new data streams -- especially as autonomous cars start rolling off the lots

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First look: Microsoft's Azure App Services sweeten cloud development

Polished integration of Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services is a big step forward for cloud-oriented developers

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Wanted: Easy database app dev tools for the Web

Building database apps for a workgroup used to be a simple task. All we need is a new, modern set of Web tools to make that task easy again

Facebook's iOS UI development framework goes open source

ComponentKit framework, now offered for general use, reduces the complexity of writing code

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Review: 7 excellent mobile app builders

Alpha Anywhere, AnyPresence, and Salesforce1 lead a rich field of low-code mobile development tools

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Marketers can't keep up on updating their mobile apps

Forrester report finds that app enhancements are a challenge for developers due to complicating factors like OS upgrades and special features

How to scale your killer mobile app

Key database and app server considerations for scaling an enterprise mobile app without migraines

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Review: EachScape cloud IDE works mobile magic

EachScape accomplishes the hat trick of generating iOS, Android, and Web apps from an online drag-and-drop designer

Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

The FeedHenry acquisition last year now gives Red Hat an integrated mobile platform

With HSA's first specification, run one application across devices

HSA Foundation's first software and hardware specification could extract more performance, battery life from mobile devices

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JavaScript goes native for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps

The NativeScript development tool uses JavaScript and Typescript to build native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

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Review: AppStudio is like Visual Basic for mobile dev

NSB/AppStudio simplifies development of mobile Web and hybrid apps with a Visual Basic-like, drag-and-drop IDE

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Quick guide: Build a mobile app on Azure

All the major clouds offer mobile back ends as a service, but InfoWorld judged Azure's to be the best. Here's how to create a mobile app on Azure Mobile Services fast

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Review: Microsoft Azure beats Amazon and Google for mobile development

Easier than Amazon's Mobile SDK and more complete than Google's Firebase, Azure Mobile Services has more of what developers need

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The 8 trends mobile developers care about most

A new worldwide survey of mobile app developers reveals some interesting facts about their work, from platforms to motivation

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