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  • Your Roadmap to an Open Mobile Application Development Strategy

    This article explains why, in a fast-changing mobile app environment, organizations should aim for flexibility by using an open development infrastructure for their mobile app development. This infrastructure should support multiple deployment options, decouple the front-end and MBaaS infrastructure, enable task automation by using both cloud services and a low-code development approach.

  • App Architecture, iOS Application Design Patterns in Swift Review and Author Q&A

    App Architecture, iOS Application Design Patterns in Swift by Chris Eidhof, Matt Gallagher, and Florian Kugler presents a number of architectures for iOS Swift applications, from the ubiquitous Model-View-Controller to a few more experimental ones. The book is accompanied by a set of videos that are available as a separate purchase and add a live-coding dimension to the book content.

  • Six Top Tools to Build Augmented Reality Mobile Apps

    Though many people consider Augmented Reality to be only an entertainment technology, it’s actually widely used in multiple industries like healthcare, e-commerce, architecture and many others. This article helps you understand what kind of AR apps can be created, what features you should look for in an AR SDK, and provides you a table comparing six widely known AR toolkits.

  • Mobile Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin

    Xamarin is becoming a popular tool for mobile app development. There are a number of very good reasons for this as well as a few drawbacks that make it unsuitable for certain kinds of apps. This article will dwell upon them as well as weigh up the pros and cons of cross-platform versus native development.

  • InfoQ Call for Articles

    InfoQ provides software engineers with the opportunity to share experiences gained using innovator and early adopter stage techniques and technologies with the wider industry. We are always on the lookout for quality articles and we encourage practitioners and domain experts to submit feature-length (2,000 to 3,000 word) papers that are timely, educational and practical.

  • How to Effectively Collect User Feedback in Mobile Application

    This article analyzes a variety of forms of collecting feedback in mobile applications from a number of perspectives, including user experience, development, operations,and cost. It also analyzes in which scenario each form of feedback is more applicable, with the purpose of helping mobile application developers or product managers use the right feedback mechanism and improve their products.

  • An Introduction to Differential Privacy

    Differential privacy leapt from research papers to tech news headlines last year when, in the WWDC keynote, Apple VP of Engineering Craig Federighi announced Apple’s use of the concept to protect user privacy in iOS. This article gives a definition of differential privacy and example of differentially private algorithms.

  • Swift and Objective-C Runtime Programming

    Since a few months ago, a debate has been going on within the Objective-C/Swift developer community concerning the lack of dynamic features in Swift and the importance that runtime programming plays in Objective-C and Cocoa. InfoQ has spoken with Swift developers Chris Eidhof and Drew Crawford to learn more about these potential issues.

  • Pros and Cons of Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

    The world has gone mobile. One of the most challenging situations for app developers is whether to develop a native mobile app or go for cross-platform. This article discusses the pros and cons of cross-platform mobile app development.

  • IBM's Swift on the Server

    Since Swift's open-source release, IBM has been working on the project and providing libdispatch on Linux, as well as providing a Swift web-based runtime and a managed catalog of Swift projects. InfoQ spoke to Chris Bailey and Patrick Bohrer, who presented at QCon London 2016, and asked them where they see Swift going in the future.

  • Understanding Bitcode for iOS Applications

    When Apple released Xcode 7, they also enabled applications to be distributed to the AppStore through bitcode, instead of per-processor target files. InfoQ looks under the covers at what Bitcode is, what advantages it may offer, and why developers should consider enabling bitcode projects for their iOS targets.

  • What’s New in iOS 9: Xcode 7 and Other Developer Tools

    In the first four installments of this series, we reviewed new and enhanced frameworks included with iOS 9 SD, changes to Swift and Objective-C, and the new Safari content blocking API. In this article, we will describe what is new within Apple Developer Tools, including Xcode Playgrounds, LLDB, UI testing, Interface Builder, etc.

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