RoboVM 1.4 released – RoboVM Studio

Another 3 weeks have past, another RoboVM release is due! This time we have something very special to announce. RoboVM Studio. At RoboVM, we believe everyone should use the tools they love. Some people live entirely on the command line, others prefer Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA or NetBeans. For each of these environments we provide plugins that are easy to setup and use. We’ll continue to support all these scenarios equally. However, setting up cross-platform development for both iOS and Android can be quite cumbersome. Our goal with RoboVM Studio is it to make it easier for new comers to get going. RoboVM Studio has all the little knobs setup so you do not...

RoboPods Voting Result and Preview

A little over two weeks ago we announced RoboPods and asked for your feedback. RoboPods is our effort to provide high-quality RoboVM bindings for the most popular 3rd party services like social media integration, ad networks or crash reporting. Each binding is called a RoboPod. A RoboPod comes in form of a simple JAR file published via Maven Central so you can easily integrate it via Maven or Gradle. A RoboPod is also accompanied by samples as well as documentation. You could vote for 7 different categories. A total of 259 responses were received. We think that’s an amazing participation rate for our small project, so thanks for putting a smile on our...

WWDC 2015 Keynote Summary for Developers

No iOS/OS X developer can escape the annual WWDC by Apple. It’s where Apple announces the latest and greatest new features and changes to their operating systems and developer tools. The keynote is usually a mixture of material relevant to developers as well as show casing new end user facing features. Here, I’ll focus on the former and just briefly summarize the later so you get a feel for what new things you can provide to your users. OS X El Capitan The latest iteration of OS X goes under the name El Capitan, focusing on improved user experience and performance. A developer beta is available today, a public beta will be available in July, with a...