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Escape the iOS SDK: Building iPhone (and Android) apps via Flash

Developers can in fact use Flash and the similar Corona SDK to create apps for the Apple App Store, as well as for Android.

Need an app? There's an outsourcer for that

For companies that want to build apps, but don't have any technical know-how, outsourcing development is one potential solution. But it's not without its quirks and pitfalls.

Apple launches iAd Producer

iAd developers can now take advantage of new software to create ad campaigns for Apple's mobile ad network.

Apple publishes six free e-books for developers

With thrilling titles like "Object Oriented Programming With Objective-C," the free books are sure to make the holiday seasons even merrier for Apple geeks everywhere.

Amazon integrates iOS, Android apps with the cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making it possible for developers to directly integrate mobile applications for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and also apps...

Apple clarifies Mac App Store rules

Apple on Friday posted a handful of tips to its Developer News page, reminding developers that trial and demo versions can't be submitted, as well as pointing them towards resources on file system usage and custom interface controls.

Wolfram Research intros Mathematica 8

A new Mathematica 8 integrates Wolfram|Alpha; just one of more than 500 new features.

Apple contributing to open source Mac Java project

Apple and Oracle have announced that they'll be working together on an open source implementation of Java for Mac OS X. For Apple, this means the elimination of another external dependency.

Microsoft, Adobe proclaim their love for HTML5

"We love HTML5," both companies claim, detailing support in their development tools

Textastic iPad text editor supports syntax highlighting, more

There is no shortage of iPad apps for creating basic documents and jotting down notes. But a new text editor targets developers and Web designers by supporting more than 80 development languages, syntax highlighting, WebDAV for exchanging files, and more.

Apple soliciting submissions for Mac App Store

An e-mail sent to members of Apple's Mac Developer Program invites developers to submit their Mac applications for review.

BBEdit 9.6 brings HTML5 support

The venerable text editor of choice for many programmers receives an upgrade, including new features for hand-coders of HTML5.

App Scanner lets iOS devs check apps pre-submission

Apple recently improved and clarified its App Store guidelines, but the use of private APIs is still strictly forbidden. App Scanner helps developers to check their apps for any potential hangups before submitting for App Store approval.

Intel tool will convert iPhone apps to run on Intel chips

Intel will provide a tool to help port iPhone apps to handsets and tablets with Intel chips.

Macworld to host session at MacTech 2010

The upcoming MacTech 2010 conference will feature a panel on virtualization moderated by Macworld Editorial Jason Snell, and readers can take advantage of discounted registration.