Appcelerator has announced version 2.0 of its cross-platform mobile development platform Titanium, which includes integrated cloud services that will make it easier for developers to build feature-rich apps for iPhone and Android-based devices at the same tim
Sencha has introduced Architect 2, a cross-platform development tool for HTML5-based mobile and desktop apps that aims to make it easier to create applications with the help of a new graphical user interface..
These mobile design “don’ts” will help any mobile designer avoid some messy obstacles, so make sure to keep them in mind.
Apple seems to be interested in making the life easier for iOS developers. According to the Patent Apple is working on a new digital content authoring tool. The patent carries the title ”Content Configuration for Device Platforms,” and describes a new authoring tool that would allow users to create content without needing to understand or access computer code.
Apple revealed on its Developer Center that developers will now be earning an extra 10% from iAd revenue, boosting it to 70% in total.
Koding, a web-based software development solution that incorporates social capabilities for the creation of web application in a variety of different languages.
Mobile application developers have to make a choice of whether to go with native development or Web—or even a hybrid development strategy—to build apps for the devices they want to support.
Application usability is enhanced when users know how to operate the UI and it guides them through the workflow. Violating common guidelines prevents both. Here are 10 app design mistakes people make.
Mobile App (video) development is a growing business, and it’s easy to understand why today’s tech-dreamers see this as a huge opportunity to cash in on their ideas.
Growing support of six crucial tech industry segments: gaming (Zynga, playMobi), digital media and analytics (Adobe, Flurry), monetization (PaymentOne, appMobi), social media (Facebook), web browsers (Mozilla), and search (Bing, Google).
Usability testing is last on everybody’s list of priorities. It’s time-consuming, can require specialist equipment, and is expensive to outsource. Not any more. Silverback makes it easy, quick and cheap for everyone to perform guerrilla usability tests with no setup and no expense, using hardware already in your Mac.
HTML5 Please is a new site that allows you to look up HTML5, CSS3, etc features, know if they are ready for use, and if so find out how you should use them – with polyfills, fallbacks or as they are.
Google is telling Android developers to stop using its Menu button and begin using the Action Bar that was introduced with the Android 3.0 Honeycomb release. Scott Main, lead tech writer for devloper.android.com said, “In order to provide the most intuitive and consistent user experience in your apps, you should migrate your designs away from using the Menu button and toward using the action bar. This isn’t a new concept—
Android Market has topped the 400,000 app mark, doubling the software available for the smartphone platform in just eight months, according to app analytics firm Distimo. Android Market is still shy of the 500,000-app milestone Apple’s App Store hit recently, but it remains behind its biggest OS competitor in more ways than one.
Apple regularly releases new software updates to fix bugs and introduce new features that were not announced in previous versions. Anyone signed up to the Apple development program is able to download the software. Many non-developers use this to get early versions of the software, but Apple warns the software is not in its final state.