Growing Android fragmentation — or device diversity if you prefer — has been visualized in a new report by crowdsourced cell phone signal startup OpenSignal, which has surveyed 682,000 devices to build its annual peek at Google’s mobile OS ecosystem.
Though developers may not see another beta version, a new report from BGR claims Apple has released a sixth iOS 8 beta to its testing partners. The release would explain conflicting rumors as to whether there would be a sixth beta version if this version is made available only to carriers and other partners for testing rather than the broader developer community.
XCTestCasePerformance Testingasynchronous Testing with XCTestExpectationMocking
With Xcode 6, we've finally arrived: the built-in testing tools are now good enough to use on their own. That is to say, there are no particularly compelling reasons to use any additional abstractions in order to provide acceptable test coverage for the vast majority apps and libraries. Except in extreme cases that require extensive stubbing, mocking, or other exotic test constructs, XCTest assertions, expectations, and performance measurements should be sufficient.
Project documentation from framework API reference documentation and structured comments in your own source code are displayed in the quick help panel and in code completion popover views. Doxygen and HeaderDoc structured comments are supported formats.
Multipeer Connectivity is a framework that enables nearby devices to communicate over infrastructure Wi-Fi networks, peer-to-peer Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth personal area networks. Connected peers are able securely transmit messages, streams, or file resources to other devices without going through an intermediary web service.
iOS Dev Tools is a list showcasing the greatest iOS development tools, including websites, desktop and mobile apps, and back-end services. I've tried to group the tools into logical categories and will mark any newly added tools as NEW.
This list is not complete - I hope it grows as more and more fantastic development tools are made. If you have any suggestions for tools that you would like to see added to the list, please let me know by email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or App.net.
Alamofire is an HTTP networking library written in Swift. Think of it as AFNetworking, reimagined for the conventions of this new language.
Of course, AFNetworking remains the premiere networking library available for Mac OS X and iOS, and can easily be used in Swift, just like any other Objective-C code. AFNetworking is stable and reliable, and isn't going anywhere. But for anyone looking for something a little more idiomatic to Swift, Alamofire may be right up your alley. (It's not a mutually-exclusive choice, either! AFNetworking & Alamofire will peacefully co-exist within the same codebase.) GitHub
The easiest way for mobile developers to get started on Google Cloud Platform
Optional server-side coding: Control your cloud service using Android and iOS client libraries.Cloud Datastore: Store millions of objects in the cloud and manage them from your app.Push Notifications: Send and broadcast objects as messages via Apple Push Notifications and Google Cloud Messaging.Event Driven Programming: Create real-time interactive user experiences using Continuous Queries.User authentication Authenticate users using Google Accounts.Per-object access: Prevent users from accessing private data using our authentication model.Built to scale: Mobile backend runs on App Engine infrastructure to scale to millions of users within hours (App Engine pricing applies).Developers Google
Did you know that Android has a built-in mechanism for locating or locking your lost phone? Google hasn’t done the best job marketing it, but it’s actually been baked right in since the release of Android 4.4*.
Zwar werden schon länger mehr Android-Geräte als iOS-Smartphones und -Tablets ausgeliefert, bei den aktiven Nutzern lag Apples OS bisher aber vorne - das hat sich jetzt geändert. Auch Windows Phone konnte seine Position verbessern.