Mobile Development

Mobile Development | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

Windows 11 window logo
butterfly birth morphing

Java / JVM / flavors / flavours

Kotlin 1.6.0 debuts memory manager

Memory manager for Kotlin/Native lifts restrictions on object sharing between threads and offers leak-free, concurrent programming primitives.

Abstract Java code

Kotlin roadmap points to compiler, mobile improvements

Android and iOS code sharing technology, namespace prototype, code coverage plug-in, and documentation generation tool also in the works.

ON-OFF  >  Pressing a power switch.

Power Apps review: Sweeter than Honeycode

Much more than a no-code builder, Power Apps lets you add functionality with Excel-like formulas, easily connects to external data sources, and integrates with Power Automate for flow editing and Power BI for data analysis.

android

Google unveils developer preview of Android 12L

Due in early-2022, Android 12L optimizes the Android system UI for large screens in preparation for the next wave of tablets, foldables, and Chromebooks.

Microsoft surface duo 2 folded on desk

Microsoft weighs in on Surface Duo apps

Microsoft unveils guidance and tools for adapting applications for dual-screen, foldable, and large-screen devices, especially the Surface Duo 2.

smartphones tablet mobile devices

Google Flutter 2.5 UI kit is now stable

The updated version hones in on performance and improved capabilities for Android and iOS.

toolbox full of tools and equipment for development, building and repair

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.

sunset ocean horizon solar

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.

colorful origami birds in flight

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.

Hopscotch numbers

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.

smartphone interface hand touch

Google Jetpack Compose Android UI toolkit now in beta

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

Android mobile phone

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.

Android robot superimposed on abstract gears wireframe / tuneup

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

recycle

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

Android mobile phone

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

cowboy boots

Bootstrap 5.0 alpha arrives, sans jQuery

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

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

Download the HTML5 Strategy Deep Dive

Preparing your website and Web apps for HTML5? Here's what you need to know

Load More
You Might Also Like