Avian is a lightweight, portable, embeddable virtual machine that aims to support a reduced subset of Java on iOS alongside Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows. Version 1.2 added support for ARM64 on Linux and iOS.
Apple has announced they have open sourced three major components in their OSes’ security subsystem. Apple’s announcement has spun some controversy due to the restrictive nature of the license used for one of the libraries.
Following RoboVM’s acquisition by Xamarin, the company has raised the price of their offering and has closed the source code.
Atomic is a user interface designer that runs in the browser. Without writing any code, application designers can use it to show how the interface of an application should look like and behave when certain commands are executed.
At Flight 2015, its developer conference, Twitter announced that fastlane, has been included into Fabric, Twitter’s mobile development platform. As part of this announcement, Twitter is also making Fastlane, originally developed by Felix Krause for iOS, available for Android.
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.
As iOS 9 adoption crosses 50% and users experiment with content blocking, the polarised debate of whether content blockers are beneficial or harmful continues to rise. Meanwhile paid ad blockers have topped the app store charts. InfoQ looks at the rise of ad blockers and the effect that iOS 9 will have on publishers.
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.
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.
At QCon San Francisco, we offer two days of workshops (Nov 19-20). Workshops focus on developing the technical skills that leverage technologies you heard about from our expert practitioners during the conference sessions. Here is a glimpse at some of the experts you can learn from QCon SF ‘15 workshops.
Microsoft has released tools to enable Objective-C development on Windows which are intended to facilitate the porting of iOS apps to Windows. This move is not without some controversy, as some developers are upset at how their code was included in this project.
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.