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Are You Ready for New iOS and Android Versions?

Sep 22, 2016 | by Clay Schumacher, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Mobile App Development

It's the most wonderful time of the year, when new versions of our favorite mobile operating systems are released! iOS 10 started rolling out to devices everywhere on Tuesday 9/13, while Android 7.0 Nougat has been available officially since 8/23, and is rolling out gradually to Nexus and other recent Android devices as always.

If you've not kept up to date on what this means for your mobile apps, don't panic. With only a little effort you can make sure your apps are solid on updated devices everywhere.

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Making Memories and Mobile Apps

Aug 23, 2016 | by Valyn Reinig, Marketing Specialist | Tags: Mobile App Development

And that’s a wrap! The 2016 ISE Coding Garage ended with presentations and awards last week, but it’s just the beginning for some of these talented students. This year’s 9-week program, saw 21 participants, all creating their own Android apps.

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Is Automated Functional Testing Really Worth It?

Aug 09, 2016 | by Clay Schumacher, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Mobile App Development

Like it or not, developing mobile apps is no longer the wild west - domain of startups, dorm dwellers and cowboy coders. It's a professional business with enterprise grade infrastructure and continuous integration and delivery systems. One part of this that has really taken off is automated functional testing, also known as UI testing, and often discussed as part of the practice of Behavior Driven DevelopmentAndroid and iOS now both have their own bundled frameworks for performing this testing, as well as other alternatives such as Calabash.

One question that has plagued owners and managers is, "Is automated functional testing really worth the investment?"

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Students Learn to Develop Mobile Apps this Summer

Jul 21, 2016 | by Valyn Reinig, Marketing Specialist | Tags: Mobile App Development

The 2016 ISE Coding Garage has officially started! The 9-week program, designed for high school students that have taken the AP Computer Science course from West High or Iowa City, allows students to learn from ISE interns, and write and create their own Android app to present to a panel of judges.

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