There are hundreds of thousands of mobile applications for nearly every purpose in the iOS or Android app stores. Usually they are created with Objective-C toolstacks for iOS devices and Java based for Android handsets. In this article we would like to show you two not so common ways to build native apps with Java and Xtend which help to share code between both worlds and simplify development.
The Android Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK, 2nd Edition is a collaborative effort by Ronan Schwarz, Phil Dutson, James Steele and Nelson To. The authors have succeeded in providing a solid reference book. A book for mobile app developers that can serve as an authoritative guide for newbies and intermediate to expert devs for creating awesome mobile apps.
This article presents the results, reactions, and observations from the 2012 InfoQ User Survey. 2,850 people completed the survey providing detailed feedback on their areas of interest.
Mobile Solutions are different from their Web and Desktop counterparts. Which Mobile Technologies, Development Tools and Processes should you use to deliver Rich Cross Platforms Mobile Solutions? 5
In this IEEE article, authors Damianos Gavalas and Daphne Economou discuss the application platforms for mobile devices. Platforms discussed are Java ME, .NET CF, Adobe Flash Lite, and Android. 3
InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview build and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about the upcoming version 1 release expected this autumn. 10