Apple announced this week that its Swift Benchmarking Suite is now open source and ready for developers who want to track performance of their iOS, WatchOS and OS X applications written in the Swift programming language.
Having recently purchased Telerik for $262 million, Progress is releasing a major update to the Telerik Platform for enterprise mobile app development. The updated platform now provides low code development options, enterprise mobile back-end-as-a-service, and a native development framework to provide development flexibility.
Mobile technology, along with cloud services, social business and big data analytics, will change the skills for 95 percent of IT roles over the next three to five years, predicts Joseph Pucciarelli, vice president and IT executive advisor at IDC.
If you want to attract the top IT talent in mobile development, you need to offer free lunches. A free gym membership, tuition reimbursement, working with the latest tech and a referral bonus wouldn't hurt either.
Whatever else 2014 shapes up to be, it should be a good year for mobile initiatives, judges the Enterprise Mobility Exchange.
Google's annual Google I/O conference is just around the corner. Developers from across the country will gather May 15-17 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the latest on Android, Google Glass, Google Wallet, Chrome and the rest of the Google landscape. Fierce will be covering this year's event to bring you all the news and events from the show. Check back here for the latest news.
While concerns continue to hamper the Chinese app market, a number of other factors are now helping to smooth out the path to China for mobile developers. As a result, many in the mobile app industry are taking another look at the possibilities of moving into the world's largest wireless market.
Facebook has acquired software development platform Parse, signaling the social networking giant's entry into a new business category: Premium application development tools and services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but multiple reports indicate the cash-and-stock agreement is valued at about $85 million
Adobe Systems has updated the end user licensing agreement for its Director 12 publishing platform, requesting that developers who leverage the software to create premium games for Apple's iOS award Adobe 10 percent of all earnings above $20,000.
Nokia is shuttering its free Nokia Developer Launchpad Program and invitation-only Developer Pro Program, steering partners to a new premium effort priced at $99 per year.