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