This blog post aims at addressing the following: Why is blocking the UI and waiting for the User’s input is sometimes required? Also, how do you have an Alert Modal that waits for the user’s input on Android using MonoDroid (Xamarin.Android).
What is your strategy for cross platform mobile development? It is a hard question to answer, because there are so many choices out there. In this video, the author talks about what he thinks about cross platform mobile development, defines your options, and gives you his recommendation.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include an SDK Manager Plugin for Gradle Android builds, part 5 of Paresh Mayani's series on how to be a lazy but productive Android developer, tips on how to speed up Android Studio, and more.
For a look at what's been happening outside of the Mobile Zone, we've assembled a collection of links from around the web, including RoboVM for building native iOS apps in Java, dependency injection in iOS, the death of Eclipse for Android development, the right way to ask for app permissions, and more.
There is nothing worse than when your phone hangs again and again. In this article, you'll find a number of free and useful apps to declutter and speed up your Android phone.
Well, you can go ahead and throw your phones away. Mobile is dead. That's what Matias Duarte, Director of Android UX design at Google, said at the 2014 Accel Design Conference in San Francisco: mobile is dead. His meaning, though, is a bit more nuanced than that.
A storm has been brewing in the world of mobile app development: which of the two most popular mobile platforms will be dominant in the future of smartphones and tablets, iOS or Android?
It has been a while, but next week (Wednesday, April 23rd) at 12PM CST, Holly Schinsky and Raymond Camden will be hosting an open Q and A session for PhoneGap and Cordova. They've run these before and they are pretty successful.
Here is what I do when I want to see the contents of an Android Shared Preferences file when I am debugging an app.
For v4 of the Google Analytics API for Android, Google has moved the implementation into Google Play Services. As part of the move, the EasyTracker class has been removed, but it's still possible to get a fairly simple ‘automatic’ Tracker up and running with little effort. In this post the author will show you how.
This video shows how to create a mobile tip calculator app in Appery.io with jQuery Mobile, how to build a binary for Android and iOS with PhoneGap, and how to instantly publish as an HTML5 mobile app
Android developers don't need to be messing around with icons and image file types just to get an arrow button to look the way it should look. To that end, Joan Zapata has created Iconify, which allows Android developers to use Dave Gandy's 370 FontAwesome icons in an easily scalable and customizable form.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a .NET endpoint to feed a Sencha Touch Nested List. This article is similar to the Creating a Sencha Touch Nested List with a PHP Backend tutorial that the author published, with the exception of the backend, which is done using c# instead of PHP.
Thank you to everyone (all 229 of you) who responded to the author's PhoneGap/Cordova survey. The survey asked what version of PhoneGap or Cordova you used, how quickly you upgrade, and asked what problems you had (in general) with PhoneGap and Cordova. Here are the results.
Jake Wharton has released an SDK Manager Plugin for Gradle Android builds, and covers details for usage, examples of output, and a full list of features.
In this episode, we are going to talk about Staggered GridView and making app awesome by including it in our Android app.
It's pretty clear that some people are very fond of RxJava, but that's not to say there are no hurdles to overcome. This recent post explores the author's first foray into RxJava, and while his opinion is clearly favorable, he suggests that there was a fairly substantial learning curve.
Smashing Magazine published an article on how to build a Tip Calculator app using mobile technologies including jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. As Appery.io is based on jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap, the author figured he would show that it is even faster and easier to build exactly the same app in Appery.io.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include how to capture signatures on Android devices, an HTML5 framework for mobile web apps, Android UI tips, and more.
The author adopted Android Studio early to get a jump on things. And in that time, he's certainly had his share of frustrations with it, but it’s going to be a superior tool to ADT when it comes out of beta, so it’s worth it to use it now. Here’s a few tips he’d like to share with you if you do plan on using it.
If you are a lazy Android developer and looking for image loading library, which could help you to load image(s) asynchronously without writing a logic for downloading and caching images then this article is for you.
We want to know what information you evaluated about Mobile Application Development Platform solutions in order to choose the best one for your use case.
Welcome to part 4 of the “Be a lazy but a productive Android developer” series. If you too lazy an Android developer to create row items for ListView/GridView, but would want to create an awesome ListView/GridView in a few easy steps, then this article is for you.