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  • What's New in iOS 9: New SDK Frameworks

    by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 14, 2015

    At WWDC 2015, Apple introduced iOS 9. Although the new SDK does not introduce as many new or enhanced features as iOS 8, which included more than 4,000 new APIs, it does still provide a wealth of new functionality and enhancements. In this article, the first in a series focusing on iOS 9, we are going to review a number of new frameworks that Apple has included with its new mobile OS.

  • Meeting Developer Demands with WebRTC and CloudRTC Platforms

    by Peter Crocker on  Sep 08, 2015

    The WebRTC API lets developers easily integrate real-time comms into their apps. This article is the second part of a two part series analyzing the market of WebRTC platforms. It compares data from late 2013 / early 2014 to a survey conducted in April and May of this year as part of an ongoing coverage of the cloud real-time communications platform market.

  • Metadata-Driven Design: Building Web APIs for Dynamic Mobile Apps

    by Aaron Kendall on  Sep 01, 2015

    More than ten years ago, software architect Kevin Perera invented a design method for architectures that was called "metadata-driven design and development". In this article, Aaron Kendall explains how to use this design method and outlines similarities as well as differences to current techniques like RESTful services or HATEOAS by implementing a metadata-driven mobile application.

Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

Posted by Alexey Krivitsky on  Aug 26, 2015

This article describes learning from XING on how to scale mobile development from 2 to 10 teams, It summarizes all key decisions and structural changes they made in order to enable the scaling. 1

In-App Subscriptions Made Easy

Posted by Ofir Sharony on  Aug 01, 2015

There are various types of subscriptions: recurring, non-recurring, free-trial periods, various billing cycles, .... This article will make your life easier when addressing in-app subscriptions.

How to Turn Your App into a Business

Posted by Juned Ghanchi on  Jul 22, 2015

Developing an app that represents your business may seem easier than what it was five years ago but turning the app into a viable business requires more hardship than just development skills. 2

Article Series: Mobile-first in Africa

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 08, 2015

This series focuses on several African projects that are leveraging existing mobile technology to have a significant impact on people's lives.

SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 07, 2015

SMS Uprising is a collection of essays that provides practical examples of how mobile technology is providing new ways for activists in Africa to organise and strive for social change.

Ushahidi and the Power of Crowdsourcing

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 27, 2015

At the end of 2007, a political and humanitarian crisis erupted in Kenya due to suspicions that incumbent presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki had rigged the recent elections.

Q&A with Paul Swartout on the Evolution of Continuous Delivery and DevOps

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Jun 26, 2015

Book author Paul Swartout shares his view on cultural challenges to DevOps adoption and how the rise of mobile and microservices impacts Continuous Delivery approaches, among other topics.

12 Quick Tips about Application Level Performance Testing and More

Posted by Aviram Shotten, Ayal Zylberman on  Jun 03, 2015

In an economy where apps have become the very heart and soul of almost any business, you have less than one second to impress a user - app performance is essential to ensure your user's experience. 2

Mobile Apps Offline Support

Posted by Gustavo Machado on  May 29, 2015

Offline support for mobile applications can be thought of as the ability for the app to react gracefully to the lack of connectivity which is a common problem in the field of mobile app development. 3

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