At WWDC 2015, Dave Abrahams, of C++/Boost fame and now lead of the Swift Standard Library group at Apple, introduced Swift as a Protocol-oriented language, and showed how protocols can be used to improve your code.
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.
Facebook has made changes to their Graph API which Microsoft says has forced it to drop Facebook support from several Microsoft applications. This means popular apps like Windows Photos and OneDrive will no longer exchange data with Facebook.
Facebook has open sourced Infer, a static analysis tool for C, Java and Objective-C.
At WWDC 2015 Apple announced watchOS 2, which brings new features and capabilities for apps "to integrate even more closely with Apple Watch" by allowing access to the Apple Watch home screen, digital crown, microphone, etc.
Apple has announced at WWDC 2015 that they will open-source Swift 2.0 under a permissive open-source license, the object-oriented/functional language released at last year's WWDC, and the standard libraries and compilers will run on iOS, OSX and Linux. Furthermore Apple has simplified the developer programs, allowing developers to build iOS, OSX and watchOS applications with the same membership.
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.
At WSO2Con EU 2015, WSO2 has announced API Cloud and App Cloud, two complete solutions for managing APIs and respectively enterprise applications throughout their lifecycle.
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 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.
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.
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.
Android M Preview comes with several breaking changes, related to Permissions, Dozing, WiFi, ART, and several others.
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.