Topic: mobile app development

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

Microsoft to acquire Xamarin

Microsoft has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Xamarin, a mobile app development platform provider. According to the two companies, this agreement will give developers more choice and flexibility when developing their apps for any device. “The combination of Xamarin, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services and Azure provides a complete … continue reading

Progress announces major overhaul of the Telerik Platform

Progress aims to cut the time it takes developers to create enterprise mobile user experiences. The company recently announced Telerik Platform 2.0, its mobile app development platform for Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps. The latest release features a major overhaul to the platform’s look, feel and UX. According to Brandon Satrom, general manager for … continue reading

Branch debuts Deepviews to preview native mobile app content

Branch, a mobile deep-linking company focused on contextual app discovery, has announced Deepviews: a new tool that changes how users interact with native mobile apps. Deepviews automatically generates a mobile Web replica of a page within an app, and from a user’s perspective this means they can preview native app content without downloading the app … continue reading

DreamFactory and Verizon partner on enterprise cloud development portal

DreamFactory and Verizon have partnered to launch a free enterprise application development portal for Verizon Cloud. Built with DreamFactory’s open-source REST API MBaaS and hosted on Verizon’s cloud, the DreamFactory-Verizon Partner Solutions Portal gives developers a cloud-first development environment for desktop, mobile and IoT app creation. The portal provides enterprise developers with CloudSpace sandboxes to … continue reading

Guest View: Enterprise mobility: A promise unfulfilled

The consumer mobility market has experienced massive growth, largely driven by the sale of smartphones, which topped 1.2 billion units sold globally in 2014, an increase of 28% from 2013. This consumer adoption subsequently drove the Bring Your Own Device movement, as employees demanded the right to bring their own mobile devices into their workplaces. … continue reading

Google’s Eddystone BLE beacons, Salesforce Shield and Glimpse joins Microsoft—SD Times news digest: July 15, 2015

Google has announced Eddystone, an open-source Bluetooth LE beacon format for developers to integrate into cross-platform applications. Eddystone defines a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) message format for proximity beacon messages, supporting multiple frame types for various application use cases on Android, iOS or other mobile platforms. Google is launching two new APIs along with Eddystone—the … continue reading

What’s new in deep linking: Branch Metrics partners with Referral SaaSquatch, and URX debuts ‘Buy’ buttons

Branch Metrics, a mobile deep linking company focusing on contextual app growth and discovery, has partnered with customer referral platform provider Referral SaaSquatch on a combined deep linking experience for mobile app developers. The partnership integrates Referral SaaSquatch’s framework, referral infrastructure and JavaScript widget with Branch Metrics’ deep linking ‘branch links,’ or the shareable referral links … continue reading

Microsoft open-sources WCF, and OpenStack debuts Community App Catalog—SD Times news digest: May 20, 2015

Microsoft announced it has open-sourced the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) framework as a .NET Foundation project. According to a blog post by WCF project lead Ron Cain, the new open-source version of WCF will target the .NET Core framework for cross-platform architectures on Linux, OS X and Windows. Visual Studio 2015 RC also supports WCF … continue reading

io.js 2.0, Facebook deep links mobile app ads, and Google’s DartPad—SD Times news digest: May 8, 2015

Version 2.0 of io.js, the popular fork of the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime platform, has been released. io.js 2.0 adds conformance to for the coming ECMAScript 6 specification of standardized JavaScript, as well as support for the latest version of Google’s Chrome V8 engine. In addition to ES6 features such as classes, the release adds … continue reading

Windows open source is possible, Microsoft’s IE Diagnostics Adapter, and Appcelerator’s new API framework—SD Times news digest: April 3, 2015

As Microsoft starts to bring more products and tools to open source, the company has announced that Windows may be headed in the same direction. According to Wired, Mark Russinovich, an engineer at Microsoft, announced at ChefCon that the company might someday give Windows away for free. “It’s definitely possible,” Russinovich said, according to Wired. … continue reading

The mobile threat landscape, Microsoft Band SDK Preview, and an IoT starter kit—SD Times news digest: Feb. 24, 2015

Intel Security recently released its McAfee Labs Threats Report, which revealed that mobile app developers are failing to patch their applications, leaving users vulnerable to hack attacks. The report tested the 25 most popular apps on Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Emergency Response Team’s (CERT) September list of mobile apps possessing login credential risks and found … continue reading

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