RoboVM 1.13.0 released – Fabric RoboPod

Fabric RoboPod This release contains the first iteration of the Twitter Fabric RoboPod. This version is mainly concerned with the iOS side of Fabric, providing you bindings to the following Fabric services: Digits for phone number based sign-up and login MoPub for ads TwitterKit for Twitter integration Answers for mobile analytics Follow the links above to the official documentation! We are currently working on RoboVM samples for Fabric to make it even easier for you to use these bindings. Bug Fixes & Enhancements As always, we squashed bugs, improved performance and added some bells and whistles. Here are the most important changes: Fixed an issue with...

8 reasons your next mobile iOS and Android app should be in Java

Blog Java has been one of the most popular programming languages for over a decade, and in 2015, the language proved once again to be a driving force in the industry, as it took a commanding lead in the TIOBE language index. While TIOBE has its fair share of methodological issues, combining it with other rankings such as RedMonk’s or PYPL gives a good indicator of Java’s popularity. As the major player in the enterprise world, Java has always kept a steady pace, but how do we account for its recent growth? Oracle’s efforts introducing lambdas and streams in Java 8 are certainly a big draw. Being the lingua franca of the fastest growing mobile platform is...

Kotlin Contest – And the Winner is!

From November 25th to December 14th we held a Kotlin contest together with our friends over at JetBrains. Participants were asked to write cross-platform mobile apps using Kotlin and RoboVM for a chance to win some nice prizes. Today we are happy to announce the winners of the contest! Grand Prize Prat Tanapaisankit (@pt2121) submitted Summon, a cross-platform mobile app to call an Uber for your friends. Want to invite friends but aren’t sure how to get them to your place? Summon is the app for you! We selected Summon as the grand prize winner as it’s a great learning resources and also serves as a perfect example of how to share code across...