3 Trends Shaping Mobile Development in 2016. 3 Trends Shaping Mobile Development in 2016 Last year saw the emergence of forces promising a tectonic shake-up of the mobile app development industry in 2016.
Enginursday: Open Source Cross-Platform Mobile App Development. The New Age of Cross-Platform Mobile App Development. To build a mobile app, the first thing to decide used to be which platform to target first.
But now, with the right tools, apps can be developed once to run on every platform. Everyone has heard that promise before. Mobile App Development made easy with Visual Studio and Xamarin. Last month, we announced that Microsoft acquired Xamarin and welcomed the Xamarin team to Microsoft.
Today, in his Build 2016 keynote, Scott Guthrie laid out our plans for how Xamarin and Visual Studio will come together. If you haven’t already, check out Scott Guthrie’s keynote summary post and Nat Friedman’s blog. In short, we’re making Xamarin’s cross-platform tools available in Visual Studio, from Community up through Enterprise at no additional cost and we’re open-sourcing the Xamarin SDK – the core of the Xamarin toolchain. Xamarin launches major update to its cross-platform development tools. Xamarin, the cross-platform development platform Microsoft recently acquired, is holding its annual developer conference today.
No developer conference would be complete without a large number of announcements and Xamarin — almost as if to show that the Microsoft acquisition hasn’t stalled its momentum — is launching updates to almost all of the core features of its platform today. Indeed, as Xamarin’s former CEO and co-founder (and now Microsoft employee) Nat Friedman told me, the service has seen its downloads increase massively since the acquisition — and it surely doesn’t hurt that Xamarin is now available for free in a Community edition. Friedman says downloads were up three and a half times in the last two weeks since the company announced its new pricing plan compared to the full month before the announcement.
Some of Xamarin’s launches today were previously announced at Microsoft’s Build conference. Ten of the Best Cross-Platform Mobile Development Tools for Enterprises - App Development Marketplace. Over the last year or so the market for enterprise-ready mobile cross platform development has begun to take-off.
Large and medium sized companies are increasingly adapting to the mobile world and realising the need to offer tablet and smartphone access to their line-of-business apps, as well as the benefit of rolling out their own enterprise-to-customer apps. The need for the ability to rapidly develop and deploy apps at scale means cross platform development tools will only become more and more important over the coming years. IDC forecasts the market for such development platforms will see a compound annual growth rate of over 38% reaching $4.8 billion by 2017 and Gartner expects over 20 million enterprise apps to be developed by 2018. This value is evident in the growing number of investments and acquisitions in the enterprise mobile development space.
How to choose cross-platform app development tools. Companies are no longer running on single platforms such as Windows.
Today, your company supports phones, tablets and emerging technologies such as smartwatches and the promise of highly connected devices and sensors known as the Internet of Things. Many enterprises are now supporting many platforms with the leaders being Windows, Web, Apple's iOS and Google's Android. The goal of this article is to showcase cross-platform app development tools that are available now and to help you determine which application development software is best for your company. Xamarin vs Codename One Comparison. Posted in - Mobile App Date - 01 Jun. 2016 The smartphone market is fragmenting in massive proportions. iPhone had the first mover advantage in the smartphone race.
But consistent updates and device strategy by Google pivoted Android to #1 spot in the smartphone race. Windows phone although not anywhere near iOS or Android in terms of numbers, is still used by Microsoft loyalists. Difference Between Xamarin And Codename One. Cross Platform: The Future of Mobile App Development. March 15, 2016 Cross Platform: The Future of Mobile App Development By Rahul Kaul in Miscellaneous Smartphones/Mobile Applications Web Development The surging demand for new and improved Smartphones and tablets is increasingly leading to ever pervasive demand for mobile apps.
So what do you do in this volatile market situation? Do you make your app for a single platform or double your efforts to build it repeatedly for different platforms like iOS or Android?