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Jetpack Compose for Android turns GA

Google’s ‘modern’ declarative toolkit for building native Android user interfaces is now available in a 1.0 production release.

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Microsoft sunsets Xamarin toolkit

With .NET MAUI due to arrive in November 2021, Microsoft announced it would end updates to the Xamarin mobile app development platform in November 2022.

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Google Flutter gains sound null safety, payments plug-in

Version 2.2 of the UI toolkit for building Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, macOS, web, and embedded applications was unveiled this week.

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NativeScript 8.0 shines on Apple M1, Webpack

Latest release of the JavaScript framework for mobile app development also adds new CSS capabilities and plug-ins for ESLint, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

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Google Jetpack Compose Android UI toolkit now in beta

Declarative UI toolkit is intended to ease the development of native applications across Android platforms.

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Android 12 developer preview bolsters privacy, user experience

Developers can play with new capabilities in security, privacy, media transcoding, rich content insertion, audio, and more.

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Android Studio improves machine learning support

Android Studio 4.1 highlights include a database inspector and easier import of TensorFlow Lite models into Android apps

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Kotlin mobile SDK shares code across Android, iOS

The Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile plug-in allows developers to write, run, and debug shared code in Android Studio

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Google’s UI toolkit for Android moves to alpha release

A production version of the framework for building Android UIs, called Jetpack Compose, is due next year

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Bootstrap 5.0 alpha arrives, sans jQuery

Update to the mobile-first website framework promises lighter file sizes and faster page loading

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Microsoft enables native mobile development with Blazor

Mobile Blazor Bindings allow developers to build native Android and iOS using C#, .NET, and web programming patterns

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JetBrains bringing iOS device support to Android Studio

JetBrains plug-in for Android Studio will allow developers to run, test, and debug Kotlin on iOS devices and simulators

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Android Studio 4.0 backs native UI toolkit

Now available in a preview release, the Android Studio 4.0 ‘Canary’ upgrade works with the JetPack Compose UI toolkit and improves Java 8 support

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Android Studio 4.0 backs native UI toolkit

Now available in a preview release, the Android Studio 4.0 ‘Canary’ upgrade works with the JetPack Compose UI toolkit and improves Java 8 support

How to build a mobile app on Azure

Among the major clouds offering mobile back ends as a service, InfoWorld judged Microsoft’s to be the best. Now you can get started with Azure Mobile Services, and create your mobile app fast

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