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 for cross platform mobile app development

Kotlin is leading the pack of new JVM languages in the mobile space these days. Combining Kotlin with RoboVM allows you to not only target Android, but also use Kotlin on iOS, and share code between your frontends and backend. To help spread the word, we started a Kotlin contest a few weeks ago. Read about the details on our contest site and submit until the 14th of December! Getting Started with Kotlin on mobile If you are using IntelliJ Community or Ultimate editions, you can install RoboVM from the JetBrains Plugin Repository. You can also just download and install our custom build of IntelliJ, RoboVM Studio, which bundles up everything you need to get...