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Apple sets WWDC dates; sparks iOS 5 speculation

Apple has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place June 6-10 in San Francisco.

Report: web apps slower from iOS home screen than Safari browser

Apple’s iOS runs web-based applications at “significantly slower speeds” when they are launched from the iPhone or iPad’s homescreen than via the company’s Safari browser, according to tests by developers and The Register.

Scoreloop looks to drive iOS to Android porting

Scoreloop, the German firm which enables developers to add social connectivity to mobile games, wants to encourage iOS developers to port their games to the Android OS.

Report: RIM eyeing cross-platform BBM

RIM is apparently planning to extend support for its BlackBerry Messenger app cross-platform, with versions for Android and (potentially) Apple’s iOS.

Google claims 300,000 daily Android activations

Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering at Google, tweeted that “over 300,000” Android devices are being activated every day, following reports that the stellar growth of the mobile OS has slowed somewhat in recent weeks.

Sencha launches version 1.0 of its application framework

The US vendor has launched version 1.0 of its Sencha Touch application framework

Skyfire browser brings Flash to iPhone briefly

Skyfire launched a mobile browser which enables iPhone users to view Flash video content via the Apple App Store, although its availability was short-lived when demand meant the infrastructure supporting the product was overwhelmed.

iOS continues to dominate; the future is Android

In the first of a two part analysis feature, we look at developer opinions of platforms for existing and next-generation devices.

For Symbian, developer dissatisfaction could prove costly

Nokia needs to prevent a damaging developer exodus