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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.

Google Brings Material Design to CSS, HTML, and JavaScript

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 07, 2015 1

Google Material Design Lite) (MDL) aims to enable material design look and feel for websites. Material design is a visual language that is standard on Android and that Google is proposing cross-platform.

Amazon Releases Cloud Drive SDK for Android and iOS

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 30, 2015

A new SDK from Amazon will make it possible for Android and iOS developers to support Amazon Cloud Drive in their apps, says David Isbitski, principal evangelist at Amazon.

Google Ends Support for Android Eclipse Tools

by Abel Avram on  Jun 27, 2015 6

Google has announced the end of all Eclipse-based tooling for Android development by the end of the year.

Facebook's Moments App Does C++ for Cross-Platform Development

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 25, 2015

One of the most recent Facebook's apps, Moments, is using C++ to share its business logic across iOS and Android, Facebook's engineers Ashwin Bharambe, Zack Gomez, Will Ruben explain. Here we review Facebook engineers rationale for that choice and its outcomes.

How to Improve Android App Performance

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 17, 2015 12

Performance is key to mobile apps. Google provides a lot of training material to improve performance in Android apps. A brief overview of tips and techniques.

Parse Adds New Schema API and API Console

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 04, 2015

Parse has announced its new Schema API, which allows to programmatically manipulate the database schema used by an app, and the Parse API Console, which aims to make it easier to use Parse REST API without writing any code.

Google Play Services 7.5 Adds New Capabilities, APIs, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 02, 2015

At its latest Google I/O Developer Conference, Google announced the rollout of Google Play Services 7.5, which delivers new capabilities such as Smart Lock for Passwords and Instance ID; new APIs for Google Cloud Messaging and Google Cast; and supports accessing Google Maps API on Android Wear devices.

Google Introduces Smart Lock for Passwords

by Abel Avram on  Jun 02, 2015

Google has announced at I/O 2015 the Google Identity Platform, a collection of tools and APIs for managing identities and dealing with authentication and authorization across Android, iOS and web applications.

GCM 3.0 Sends Messages to Android, iOS and Chrome

by Abel Avram on  Jun 01, 2015

With GCM 3.0, Google has attempted to simplify the registration process and to make their cloud notification system work similarly on Android, iOS and Chrome. There is a new topic group and a messaging diagnostic tool.

Android Studio 1.3 Does C/C++ and More Material Design

by Abel Avram on  May 29, 2015

Google has announced Android Studio at I/O 2015, some of the most interesting features being: integration with JetBrains CLion, Android Design Support library, services integrations, more annotations and better emulator performance.

Breaking Changes in Android M

by Abel Avram on  May 29, 2015

Android M Preview comes with several breaking changes, related to Permissions, Dozing, WiFi, ART, and several others.

Tabris.js: Native Mobile Apps in JavaScript Without Web Views

by Sergio De Simone on  May 26, 2015 2

Tabris.js is an open source mobile framework aimed to build native iOS and Android apps entirely in JavaScript. Among the main benefits of Tabris.js are performance, a fast development cycle, and support for thrid-party plugins including Cordova’s, according to EclipseSource. InfoQ has spoken with EclipseSource’s Holger Staudacher.

Build iOS/Android Libraries in Common Lisp with LispWorks

by Sergio De Simone on  May 17, 2015

LispWorks 7.0 adds new runtime systems for both the Android and iOS platform to allow the creation of UI-less libraries that can be used in native mobile apps.

Xamarin.Studio 5.9 Now Supports C# 6

by Sergio De Simone on  May 15, 2015

The recently released Xamarin.Studio 5.9 adds support for C# 6, improvements to Sketches, new debugger’s visualizers, and more.

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