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CNX Ups the Ante in Mobile App Development for IBM i

March 18, 2014—CNX Corp. yesterday unveiled a major new release of its flagship Web and mobile development tool for IBM i, the Valence Framework version 4.0. The new version is based on Sencha Architect 3, which CNX says allows IBM i shops to develop Web and mobile apps almost completely in a drag-and-drop manner. The updated portal also has a place for accessing 5250 apps that haven't yet been rewritten or modernized for the new HTML5 world. IT Jungle

Tizen App Challenge Winners Announced

March 17, 2014—Tizen has announced the winners of the Tizen App Challenge, a contest that awarded over $4M in prizes to app developers. 54 prizes were awarded to top ranked Tizen apps across 9 categories. In addition, the top rated HTML5 apps received $50,000 each. App Developer Magazine

HTML5 platform helps Web-based project management software go mobile

March 12, 2014—Fostering collaboration and efficiency in the workplace is nothing new, but how that is achieved is evolving as workers turn to mobile devices to access information. To keep pace with the transition, Andrew Filev, CEO of Wrike, a Web-based project management application, knew he needed to make his offering mobile-friendly. TechTarget/

Report: HTML5 is the Future for Enterprise Developers

March 12, 2014—A new report finds standards-based HTML5 development, whose popularity has been growing in part because such apps can run cross-platform, has caught on big in the enterprise. CMSWire

Developer Survey: HTML5 Gaining, Windows Slipping

March 11, 2014—HTML5 developers queried recently by tools vendor Sencha remain dedicated to building apps via Web technologies, even as doubts have been cast on how effective HTML5 is vis à vis native development. Many of those same developers, however, have dropped support for the classic Microsoft Windows platform. InfoWorld

HTML5 Is Making Strides Among Developers

March 10, 2014—Mobile developers write for a number of different platforms, so assessing surveys of their desires and lists of which platforms they are using is a bit tricky. It is not as if they must choose one. ITBusinessEdge

Drifty, Makers of the Ionic Mobile Framework, Raise $1 Million

March 10, 2014—Drifty, a participant in the TechStars Cloud 2013 incubator, and makers of a suite of tools for mobile developers building apps and websites, most notably, the Ionic framework, has closed on a million in seed funding, the company is announcing. The funding comes from Arthur Ventures, and will help the company grow its team and continue development on the Ionic framework. TechCrunch

Approaches for Mobile Application Development

March 08, 2014—There has been a paradigm shift in mobile domain in the past 2 years with the introduction of smartphones.Every business desires to reach its customers through mobile applications and too on all the platforms. In addition, the business wants to keep the time to market the products minimum so that they can beat their competition and and also be able to show their superiority in the market. SiliconIndia

Jolt Awards 2014: Mobile and Coding Tools

March 07, 2014—Dr. Dobbs has awarded the Jolt Award for Mobile and Coding Tools for 2014.Dr. Dobb's Journal has recently announced the winners of the Jolt Awards for Mobile Development Tools. This award is meant to recognize the best tools for creating mobile applications. This year’s award recognizes the improvements made by cross-platform mobile development tools, noting that if “they continue to close the gap with native applications, they might well become the tool of choice for all development, save the most demanding.” InfoQ

INSIDE BlackBerry Developer Blog

March 05, 2014—In this post I wanted to go over how easy it is to package your existing Sencha Touch applications using PhoneGap and bring it to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Since the release of Sencha Touch 2.3 and Phone Gap 2.9, creating your cross platform applications (including BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android) has never been easier. Here is the quick review of the process. INSIDE BlackBerry Developer Blog