Developer Tools

Google 'Flutter' now makes it easier to develop one app for both iOS and Android

Developers, start your engines. Google finally unveiled version 1.0 of Flutter at their Flutter Live event in London yesterday. Flutter, which has gone through six different updates since it was announced as an early alpha at Google's I/O conference in the summer of 2017, has already been used by companies across the world to create useful apps.

Flutter has helped thousands of developers create easy-to-use apps for both iOS and Android, Google said, and it has already been used... Read More »

Topics: Developer Tools , Android Software , iOS Software

How India became a new epicenter of the app economy

India's app economy is blossoming. In 2017, India outpaced the US as the world's No. 2 market in app downloads with 12.1 billion. The country is forecasted to have 37.2 billion app downloads per year by 2022, according to App Annie. And, 97 percent of India's smartphone users rely on apps over browsers and websites.

All of this makes it a prime spot for future app development.

"With the increase in better Internet connectivity like 3G and 4G network[s], the... Read More »

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Developers get ready to bring their iOS apps to MacOS Mojave

Apple's announcement of MacOS 10.14 Mojave came with the news that a few of Apple's in-house iOS apps were being ported to Mac. The first four apps available on Mojave are Apple News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Home. At WWDC 2018, Apple also said third-party developers could start porting their apps in 2019.

Download.com has reached out to several app developers and software consultants to see what they have planned for bringing iOS apps to Mac. The developers... Read More »

Topics: Developer Tools , Mac Software , iOS Software , Apps And Software

Learn the basics of coding on your phone with Google's new Grasshopper app

Google has an answer for those who say, "I wish I learned how to code." From Area 120, Google's experimental workshop, comes Grasshopper, a free app for Android and iOS that uses our love for games and puzzles to teach us JavaScript. With engaging guides and achievement points driving up you along, you will get a basic understanding of how to write JavaScript and other coding concepts.

"Grasshopper is the best way to start your coding adventure... Read More »

Topics: Developer Tools , Android Software , iOS Software

Will Microsoft buying GitHub change the future of apps?

As the platform where so many of the world's developers build today's apps, GitHub has an outsized influence on the code that gets made. With Microsoft buying GitHub for $7.5 billion, people are naturally going to ask how this will impact the future of software.

SEE: GitHub: A cheat sheet (TechRepublic)

In its official statement about on the acquisition, Microsoft asserted, "GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos and will operate independently to provide an open platform for all developers in... Read More »

Topics: Developer Tools , Windows Software

The best developer tools

Developer tools can help you design and develop apps, communicate with your team, and manage your projects. The right tools can make a development project go smoothly.

Developer tools FAQs

What can I use to design my app Before you start coding, you need an idea of what you're making. A tool like Sketch (MacOS) lets you drag user-interface elements around and choose... Read More »

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Build a Star Wars or Minecraft game during the Hour of Code

During the annual Hour of Code event, which this year takes place the week of the December 7, you can participate in a hands-on tutorial designed to demonstrate that anyone can learn the basics of computing programming. In an hour, you can learn to code a Star Wars game or program a character to move through a Minecraft world. If that seems too trivial, discover in an hour how to animate text using JavaScript.

This year, sites are organizing 124,000... Read More »

Topics: Developer Tools , Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Intel debuts cool new tech at IDF

At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco today, CEO Brian Krzanich had a lot more to show off than the CPUs and hardware that Intel is known for. With desktop PC sales flat at best for the past several years, Intel demonstrated that it's spreading into unexpected territory. The eclectic mix of prototypes and partnerships made for an interesting 90-minute presentation. It looks like Intel is preparing to go head-on against Qualcomm and ARM in the mobile space,... Read More »

Topics: Developer Tools , Android Software

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