Mobile Development

Mobile Development news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

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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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Microsoft stakes claim on smartwatches with Band SDK

Competing with Apple and Google, Microsoft hopes developers can create apps that give the Band platform an edge

How to choose a database for your mobile apps

Data synchronization and offline capabilities are key to successful mobile apps. Follow these guidelines to selecting a provider

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Node.js fork JXcore goes open source, aims for mobile developers

The JXcore variant of Node.js bristles with intriguing features and aims to move Node into the mobile world

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Apple Swift follows familiar path to .Net and Android

Silver lets developers use a common language across multiple platforms, but it is not a cross-platform technology

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Yahoo angles for developers and dollars with new mobile suite

Mobile is now a core business, according to CEO Marissa Meyer, and the new offerings will help developers use Yahoo to monetize their apps

Yahoo has reasons of its own to help mobile developers

The company holds its first-ever mobile developer conference this week

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