Xamarin’s Rough Transition to 64-bit iOS/OSX

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 14, 2013 1

In order to support 64-bit iOS and OSX, Xamarin has to make some breaking changes to the way it implements the mapping between C# and Objective-C libraries. Rather than being mapped to 32-bit types, NSInteger and CGFloat are now mapped to the new platform-specific data types nint and nfloat.

Developing iOS & Android Apps with C# in Visual Studio

by Abel Avram on  Nov 13, 2013

Xamarin partnerships with Microsoft to let developers build iOS and Android applications in Visual Studio. Xamarin University teaches developers how to do that.

AnyPresence Soups-up Enterprise MBaaS Platform:Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 04, 2013

There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…

OpenKit Brings back Cross-Platform Social Leaderboards

by Ralph Winzinger on  Oct 28, 2013

When OpenFeint was shut down in late 2012, lots of iOS and Android game developers were left without social functionalities or connection to social networks in their software. Popular games like Fruit Ninja, Fieldrunners or Pocket God were affected. Now, co-founders of OpenFeint released OpenKit, a successor API for cross-platform social services.

New Relic Adds Node.js Support, Improved Rendering and Alert System

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 26, 2013

New Relic, the app monitoring software has released an update with support for Node.js, improved rendering with histograms and percentiles in addition to an enhanced alert system. The San Francisco based startup also released a sketch of new features of the upcoming Android based mobile app.

Oracle Releases NetBeans 7.4 with JDK 8 and Mobile Web Application Support

by Charles Humble on  Oct 23, 2013

After previewing it at JavaOne, Oracle has now officially released NetBeans 7.4. The new release allows developers to work with the JDK 8 previews, adds support for integrating HTML5 into Java EE applications, and provides tools for developing mobile applications with Apache Cordova.

Amazon Elastic Transcoder Adds Audio Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 21, 2013

Amazon has recently added audio support for elastic transcoder that provides an ability to convert media files from one format to another without any depending upon about servers, storage and scalability.

Jelastic Leverages Mobile with iOS App

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 04, 2013

Jelastic, the cloud based Java and PHP hosting platform has recently launched a mobile app which enables you to connect to cloud management system remotely to monitor the environment in addition to the ability to view account information.

Icenium Gets Smarter with Visual Studio Extension

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 02, 2013

Telerik has released Visual Studio extension for Icenium which enables developers to build iOS and Android cloud based apps from within the IDE. It also includes simulators which can be accessed directly from within Visual Studio.

Developing iOS Games on Ruby

by Manuel Pais on  Sep 30, 2013

Brian Sam-Bodden, founder of Integrallis, gave a demonstration at the Barcelona Ruby Conference on how to leverage RubyMotion and open source 2D graphical libraries to quickly create 2D games for iOS in plain Ruby without any knowledge of Object-C.

MimeKit v0.5 Adds .NET Framework 4.0, Android and iOS Support for Xamarin

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 30, 2013 1

Jeffrey Stedfast has released MimeKit v0.5 with support for .NET Framework 4.0 and Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS assemblies. It also provides support for rfc2047 and rfc2231 encoders in addition to sign, encrypt, decrypt and verification of S/MIME message parts.

RAD Studio XE5 Adds Android, iOS and REST Client Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 28, 2013

The recently released RAD Studio XE5 provides support for Android, iOS and Rest client including the ability to build prototype and native apps in standard C++ or Delphi without any need for multiple projects and schedules.

Apple Now Allows Downloading Previous Versions of iOS Apps

by Ralph Winzinger on  Sep 19, 2013 3

Since the release of iOS 7 brings a whole new interface design for iPhone applications, developers might be forced to rework the user-interface of their iPhone apps as well, to match Apple's new Human Interface Guidelines. Apps designed for iOS 7 would be inappropriate for users who can't upgrade to the current iOS version, but Apple now also allows downloading previous versions of apps.

Developers Voice on Mobile Application Scenarios

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 14, 2013

The recently conducted survey among 1300 Windows desktop application developers by Embarcadero Technologies measured the taste of developers from across the world. The survey recorded the favourite platform and tools among the respondents.

Google Play Services to Beat Android Fragmentation

by Ralph Winzinger on  Sep 06, 2013 9

Fragmentation is said to be one of central handicaps when developing applications for Android. Google seems to have found a way to ease the pain for developers, at least when it comes to fragmentation of installed Android versions.

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