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Facebook Introduces Bolts To Ease Mobile Development

Mobile development is made so much easier when you have an SDK to work from. Facebook’s mobile SDKs for iOS and Android are some of the best in the biz, and now the social network is making parts of it open source. Facebook announced today that Bolts – a “collection of low-level libraries designed to make developing mobile apps easier” …

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Java, Objective-C Still Popular Thanks To Mobile Development

Every month, TIOBE Software releases an index of the most popular programming languages based upon a variety of factors. Most months, the popularity of these languages don’t change much thanks to developers sticking to what they know. As we head into 2014, that still remains to be the case. The first TIOBE Index report of 2014 has gone live and …

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Android App Translation Service Goes Live For All Developers

Back at Google I/O in May, the company showed off a new app translation service for Android developers. In short, it would allow developers to hire professional translators through Google who would then translate their app into however many languages they needed. Now the service is finally ready to go live. Google announced today that developers large and small are …

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Amazon Mobile App Developers Now Have Access To Analytics, A/B Testing

Despite building Fire OS on top of Android, Amazon wants developers to choose its platform over Android or iOS when building apps. Over the last year, it’s become easier to recommend the platform as Amazon has leveraged the power of AWS to offer a number of services to developers that are typically hard to implement on their own. Amazon announced …

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Amazon’s Appstore Developer Select Promises Better Discoverability

Discoverability on mobile is a major hurdle that any new mobile developer will have to overcome if they want to make it in an increasingly crowded industry. There usually isn’t a lot a new developer can do to overcome this, but Amazon might just have a solution for the developing willing to scratch its back. Amazon announced today the launch …

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Facebook Enhances Open Graph On Mobile, Updates iOS SDK

At the Facebook Home unveiling, Mark Zuckerberg said that people are increasingly consuming content on mobile. It’s true for Facebook as is it true for just about everything else. That’s why Facebook needs to step up its mobile game, and it did just that today. At its Mobile Developer Conference in New York City, Facebook announced that Open Graph is …

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Mobile Game Development Is Easy And Profitable (If You’re Lucky)

It seems that everybody is going into mobile game development these days. The traditional console market is shrinking as more and more gamers tire of the same 6-year-old hardware. They’re beginning to look for new experiences that they can’t get anywhere else, and mobile games provide that experience. It’s a huge industry and developers stand to profit from it. A …

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Here’s Your First Look At The Firefox OS Developer Preview Phones

Developers have been able to build apps for Firefox OS for a while now. The only caveat was that they had to build apps within a simulator as the hardware wasn’t available yet. That all changes soon as Mozilla has announced the first hardware being built with Firefox OS in mind. Mozilla announced this morning that it’s building two Firefox …

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Amazon Makes It Easier To Integrate Its APIs Into Android Apps

So, you’re building an Android app, and you want to make it available on the Amazon Appstore. You’re going to have to integrate all the necessary Amazon APIs into your app, and that could take a long time. Rather, it used to as Amazon has just introduced a new tool that makes it easier to develop apps for its appstore. …

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Kindle Fire Developers Can Now Send Push Notifications To Users

One of the benefits of building apps for Android and iOS is that developers can use push notifications as a way of keeping users engaged. A game can remind players of a special in-game event, or a dining app can remind users that their favorite restaurant is offering discounts. These kind of messages will now be available on Kindle Fire …

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Amazon Now Provides Free A/B Testing To Mobile App Developers

The Amazon Appstore is booming, and Kindle Fires are an even bigger hit this holiday season. Developers will want to jump on board to get some of the sweet revenue from the still growing Kindle market. Not to mention, Amazon provides some excellent tools for those who develop for its platforms and distribution channels. Amazon announced today that developers who …

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Application Craft Targets The Mobile Development Scene With Latest Release

Development, regardless of platform, could stand to be a little easier. That’s especially true when it comes to mobile development, one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Not everybody has the necessary skills to create sophisticated mobile apps from scratch so some development outlets are creating tools to make it easier. Application Craft announced this morning that it …

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