Progress announces NativeScript Sidekick and NativeScript Marketplace

Progress is updating its open source framework NativeScript with new tools and capabilities for cross-platform mobile development. The update includes NativeScript Sidekick, augmented reality support for iOS 11 and Android Oreo, the NativeScript Marketplace, verified plugins, and the release of free NativeScript UI widgets. “As the popularity of NativeScript has skyrocketed, with more than one … continue reading

Report: Android developers are switching from Java to Kotlin

Google surprised Android developers back in May when it announced for the first time it was adding a new programming language to the operating system. Since then, Kotlin language adoption has exploded among developers so much that it is set to overtake Java in the next couple of years, according to a new report. Realm, … continue reading

CodePush comes to Microsoft’s Visual Studio Mobile Center

The Visual Studio Mobile Center is bringing mobile developers a new service for their applications. Microsoft announced that CodePush is now a part of the Visual Studio Mobile Center family. The Visual Studio Mobile Center is a mission control solution for mobile applications. It is designed to provide developers with faster release cycles, better quality … continue reading

Survey: Challenges around mobile app strategy stifle innovation for business leaders

Businesses value mobile technology, but they’re discovering deploying and managing mobile applications isn’t so easy. According to a survey released today from Kony, Inc., businesses are still unsatisfied with the apps they have, and organizations note that issues with IT are holding them back. Kony partnered with Wakefield Research and surveyed more than 1,000 business … continue reading

Guest View: How to monetize apps, according to neuroscience

Where do you stand on the in-app purchases versus ads debate? Ads are an important monetization tool for many of you, while others turn their noses up because they might threaten the user experience. We decided to take the debate to the next level to prove who’s right using neuroscience — and it turns out … continue reading

How to keep your users engaged after your app goes live

Developers put so much time and effort into their applications during development, it seems once the application goes live they no longer give it that extra attention. Instead, developers have become accustomed to just releasing bug fixes to their applications when necessary, adding functionality at a much slower pace. This, however, is a huge problem … continue reading

Realm releases the Realm Mobile Platform for responsive apps

The mobile database provider Realm is combining its mobile database and object server solutions to provide developers with a real-time server. The Realm Mobile Platform is designed to enable developers to build mobile apps that feature real-time capabilities for messaging and collaboration. “Limitations to mobile database and synchronization technology have long been the biggest source … continue reading

SD Times Blog: How Pokémon GO can keep up the momentum

When Pokémon GO launched into the App Store and Google Play, it quickly became one of the most popular mobile applications in history. But now, only less than two months later, the app already seems to be losing steam. When the app first launched, the neighborhood and streets were flooded with kids and adults of … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: LaunchKit

LaunchKit wants to help mobile app developers create, launch and monitor their applications with web-based tools it has recently released as open source. The company’s suite of products include a screenshot builder, app website builder, review monitor and sales reporter. Screenshot builder allows developers to create images for app stores. App website builder enables developers … continue reading

Altova adds new audio and video controls in MobileTogether 2.2

Altova is focusing on multimedia assets in its latest release of MobileTogether, the company’s framework for native mobile app development and deployment. Version 2.2 features new audio and video functionality tools. “These new features make it really easy to add the ‘wow’ factor to the app you’re building for iOS, Android, Windows and other platforms,” … continue reading

The state of mobile: Exciting times, exploding choices

These days, everyone has a best friend: Their smartphone. “On the Web, personalization is a constant struggle, whereas on mobile it’s pretty accurate,” said Nancy Hua, cofounder and CEO of Apptimize, a mobile A/B testing platform. “You know everything they’ve ever done. You also know their context at that moment: Are they on the go? … continue reading

Red Hat reveals survey on LOB decision-makers, Samsung’s new flash storage for mobile devices, and Intel partners with CODE2040—SD Times digest: Feb. 25, 2016

Red Hat commissioned a new mobile survey that focused on line-of-business (LOB) decision-makers that almost half see mobility as a means to automate existing business processes. Only 26% of them cited pursuing mobile objectives as changing the way they do business. On the other hand, IT decision-makers view mobile apps as more transformative for the … continue reading

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