Monday, February 01, 2016
When Apple introduced Swift in June 2014, the initial fanfare centered on the brand-new language’s emphasis on performance, approachability, and ease. Now, with Swift 2 out more than a year later, Apple has made good on that emphasis, pushing Swift closer to the kind of readability and maintainability development shops and IT organizations expect of a mature language.
Read more www.infoworld.com
Thursday, January 21, 2016
According to the announcement, Apple will partner with an unnamed local institution to develop a curriculum designed to enhance an already diverse iOS developer community. The company will also work with firms throughout Italy that offer computer training programs to broaden the App Development Center’s reach.
“Europe is home to some of the most creative developers in the world and we’re thrilled to be helping the next generation of entrepreneurs in Italy get the skills they need for success,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Read more appleinsider.com
Monday, January 11, 2016
Progress in the Web platform standards such as HTML5 and in the latest versions of iOS and Android has made Web languages and tools more viable for a greater swath of enterprise apps, according to a recent IDC study. In a report titled “The Evolving State of Mobile Software Development,” IDC analyst Al Hilwa says Web platform technologies now occupy an “ever-larger footprint” inside of many third-party cross-platform mobile platforms.
Read more www.eweek.com
Thursday, January 07, 2016
With Swift’s open-source release in December, its meteoric rise since it was first announced in 2014 continues. Before the announcement, Swift’s position in the TIOBE index in November 2015 had clibmed up to 15th in the chart, sitting just below Objective-C, Apple’s key language for iOS and OSX development.
Read more www.infoq.com
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
ZHONGGUANCUN, Beijing—In this fluorescent-lit classroom in northwest Beijing, a bespectacled Chinese man who calls himself Shrek is doing his part to haul China’s economy into the 21st century. He is the founder of a coding boot camp and online education platform that trains thousands of young Chinese to program Apple Watches, maintain Oracle databases and build Android apps—the very skills that China’s leaders hope will vault the country toward a high-income economy.
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Designing mobile apps is always going to be difficult, but there are ways to make life easier—and building a prototype of your interface is a good place to start. Pirate Studio is a capable prototyping platform which allows designers to create 100 percent native prototypes of mobile apps, without the need to write any code.
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Friday, December 11, 2015
WaveMaker, a company that provides technologies for rapid application development, has added hybrid mobile app development for iOS and Android to its platform, which is largely aimed at helping enterprises add mobile interfaces to their existing apps. Basically, there are three approaches to mobile apps: native apps that are developed specifically for iOS or Android; responsive web apps that render nicely on a mobile browser; and hybrid apps that are a lot like writing responsive apps but can access device features like the address book, the device GPS or the camera and may work for various devices.
Read more www.thewhir.com
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Apple recently announced that it has open sourced its Swift programming language that lets developers code software for iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS. You can now try it for yourself without installing anything, thanks to IBM. The company has launched a Web-based Swift sandbox where you can write code and execute it in a Linux server environment.
Read more thenextweb.com
Thursday, December 03, 2015
As promised earlier in the year, Apple’s Swift team has now posted source code for the Swift compiler and standard library functions and objects. Open-sourcing Swift is a big win for the developer community as it means Swift can now be setup to run on a server and many other use cases, bringing Apple programming talent and expertise beyond ‘just’ making apps iOS devices and Macs.
Read more 9to5mac.com
Friday, November 27, 2015
Our resident Cognizant digital/mobile expert, Peter Rogers, asked me to recommend a digital strategies topic to share, and I suggested Beacons for this week. I confess to reading about them daily without knowing much about them, so I want to thank Peter for this article! Enjoy! Let’s start with a Basic Beacons 101 class:
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015
iOS 9 is almost here, and like its predecessors it’s shaping up to be a game changer. For those of you who don’t want to be left in other developers’ dust, these five courses are packed with priceless insight into the inner workings of the latest build of Apple’s ubiquitous mobile operating system. With savings of up to 94%, these are lessons you can’t afford not to get.
Read more www.cultofmac.com
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
When a website is unveiled, it will immediately indexed by search engines because of the availability of index friendly content and source code. Unfortunately, the same is not happening in the case of a mobile application upload in the respective marketplace. Mobile app users have to download the app and open it to see what is in it.
Read more tech.co
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
With the advancement and new features of the watch OS2, different apps can now combine well with Apple Watch. The three primary ways, through which people can interact with an app on apple watch are- by viewing different notifications, accessing information in one glance and interacting with the app itself.
Read more www.softsystemsolution.com
Monday, August 17, 2015
HealthKit is a framework introduced in iOS 8 that provides a centralized, user coordinated and secure datastore for health and fitness related information. The HealthKit datastore is shared among apps so that they can access health and fitness related data.
Read more www.sitepoint.com
Thursday, June 11, 2015
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Crittercism, a leader of the growing app economy, today announced the Crittercism iOS SDK 5.2.0 supports Apple Watch. Now, Crittercism customers can ensure their Apple Watch apps will provide a stable, fast, and engaging user experience – delivering the same levels of quality users have grown accustomed to on their smartphones and tablets.
Read more sdtimes.com
This week Apple wrapped it’s keynote at WWDC, their annual developer event, and it’s clear from the numbers that the app ecosystem continues to grow at an incredible pace with 100,000,000 apps downloaded, and 850 downloads a second via the app store.
Read more techcrunch.com
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
The big news at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference always revolves around new apps and updated operating systems. This year’s event marked a completely different turning point for Apple: women took the stage during a keynote presentation.
Read more www.theage.com.au
Monday, June 08, 2015
Attendees registering for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference are being given a familiar jacket with a new flourish: text set in the company’s new internally created San Francisco font, along with a clever reference to Apple’s recently released Swift language.
Read more appleinsider.com
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Got an idea for an Apple Watch app? Now you can make your own no-fuss, interactive prototype—no device, no downloads and no coding knowledge required. ThinkApps launched a free online tool Tuesday that lets users throw together a working concept, complete with glances and notifications, using drag and drop.
Read more readwrite.com