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AWS Mobile Hub Aims to Make it Easier to Use AWS in Android and iOS Apps

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 15, 2015

Among recent Amazon Web Services’ announcements at re:Invent, AWS Mobile Hub aims at making it easier for mobile app developers to use AWS services to build their apps’ backends.

Android Marshmallow Rollout Started

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 06, 2015

Google has announced they have started to roll out Android 6.0, codenamed Marshmallow, to Nexus devices. It is not yet entirely clear, though, when Marshmallow will become available on other devices.

Android Studio 1.4 Adds Support for Vector Graphics

by Abel Avram on  Oct 01, 2015

Google has released Android Studio 1.4 with support for vector graphics, a theme editor, templates for the Design Support Library, and easier connection to a Firebase account.

Oracle Propose New Mobile OpenJDK Project

by Ben Evans on  Sep 30, 2015 5

Oracle propose a new OSS project within OpenJDK to focus on porting the JDK to popular mobile platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. Oracle plans on contributing build system, Hotspot and JDK source changes required to target mobile platforms with a version of Java SE.

Bazel Enters Beta, Supports Groovy, Rust and Scala

by Abel Avram on  Sep 10, 2015

Bazel, the build system that Google open sourced six months ago, has reached the first beta milestone as planned, adding support for several languages and technologies.

Amazon Introduces New Monetization Model for Android Apps

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 01, 2015

Amazon has introduced a new mobile app monetization model dubbed Amazon Underground and linked with their own Amazon app store. The new model provides “actually free” apps to customers while developers are paid based on how long their apps are used.

LinkedIn Release QARK to Discover Security Holes in Android Apps

by Abel Avram on  Aug 27, 2015

LinkedIn has recently open sourced QARK, a static analysis tool meant to discover potential security vulnerabilities existing in Android applications written in Java.

Using Clojure to Build Native Android Apps

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 26, 2015 1

Clojure development on the Android platform has been progressing remarkably in the last few years, allowing developers to use it in fully fledged apps such as SwiftKey’s Clarity Keyboard. Here we will review the current status of tools that support Clojure on the Android platform.

Digium Open-sources Respoke SDKs for WebRTC and Messaging on iOS and Android

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 24, 2015

Digium, maker of WebRTC platform Respoke, has introduced open-source SDKs for iOS and Android that aim at making it easier to add real-time audio and video communication support to mobile apps. Furthermore, the SDK includes support for instant messaging and uses push notification in order to work even when running offline or in the background.

Android Marshmallow Comes with SDK 6.0 and API 23

by Abel Avram on  Aug 18, 2015

Google has unveiled that when it comes to Android, M stands for Marshmallow. They have also introduced Android 6.0 SDK which comes prepackaged with Android Studio or as a separate download that can be used with a different IDE.

Facebook’s Parse Open-sources its SDK for Android and iOS

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 16, 2015

Parse, Facebook-owned provider of a successful Mobile Backend as a service, has open-sourced its SDK for the iOS/OS X and Android platforms.

Intel Multi-OS Engine Enables Porting Android Apps to iOS

by Sergio De Simone on  Aug 03, 2015

Intel has introduced a new feature for its Integrated Native Development Experience (INDE) called Multi-OS Engine that aims to make it easier for Java developers to port their Android apps to the iOS platform.

Android 'Stagefright' Vulnerabilty puts Millions at Risk

by James Chesters on  Aug 03, 2015 1

Google has moved quickly to reassure Android users following the announcement of a number of serious vulnerabilities. The Stagefright Media Playback Engine Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities allow an attacker to send a media file over a MMS message targeting the device's media playback engine, responsible for processing several popular media formats.

Study: Developers Make Most Money out of Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Jul 31, 2015

VisionMobile has published the Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation Q3 2015 survey, observing that most developers are male and young, Windows leads on the desktop followed by the browser, developers like to keep their code in private clouds and they make most of the money from cloud services.

AWS Device Farm Enables Cloud Testing for Android and Fire OS

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 22, 2015

Amazon has introduced its new AWS Device Farm, a mobile test farm targeting the Android and Fire OS ecosystem that provides a growing collection of more than 200 unique environments, says Amazon, and integration with major testing automation frameworks and CI systems.

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