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 tips on how to make Android development less frustrating, removing obsolete Cordova code from Xcode, why taking app messages at face value is a stupid mistake, and more.
Often we developers under-estimate the value that a proper font adds to the look and feel of our apps.
Memory management is a serious issue for Java development. When it comes to Android, though, things are a little different: consequences are limited to your individual app, rather than system-wide catastrophes. That means you might need some different strategies, and this recent article can help.
Two years ago a paper appeared with the provocative title “The Most Dangerous Code in the World.” Its subject? SSL, the foundation for secure e-commerce. The world’s most dangerous software, it turns out, is a technology we all use on a more or less daily basis.
Today, Gizmox and Kinvey announced the integration of Kinvey's mobile backend as a service offering with Visual WebGui.
Earlier this week, PhoneGap 3.4 was released. The PhoneGap announcement includes the usual background - how to install PhoneGap, how to upgrade PhoneGap, how to update an existing app, and so on - but the big announcement in this one is support for Firefox OS.
The latest Windows Phone App Studio allows windows app developers not only to develop windows phone 8.0 or 7.1.1 apps, but also to develop apps that can be ported to windows 8.1 app store itself.
We recently heard about Square's Flow as a solution for Android-induced development headaches, and it's a pretty interesting tool that looks like it could do a lot to speed up some of the uglier parts of Android development.
So no doubt pretty much everyone reading this uses TestFlight for distributing their betas, yes? Well, looks like you might have to rethink that plan.
For our Underutilized iOS Feature Of The Week award, how about UITextField/UITextView’s inputView field? Probably pretty much totally overlooked it, haven’t you? Here’s a sample implementation for next time something like that strikes your fancy.
The author has seen a number of people claim that it is rubbish that Nokia are claiming that existing Android code will just work unaltered on the new Nokia-X devices. Here's the thing though. They're not claiming that, but some of their claims are obviously causing some confusion.
This is a new series about programming blunders the author makes. Stuff that keeps him looking for solutions in all the wrong places while the answer most often is glaringly simple. If only he knew that right away!
The author found an article that explains how to make videos of your Android app in action. You can use these videos for promoting your app. It is very easy to do. All you have to do is use the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) tool in Eclipse. Connect your device and then start the ADB shell with something like this.
Brian Katz talks with Javier Soltero (@jsoltero) about his company Acompli, who have just come out of stealth with their new email app currently in Beta. Acompli is looking to capitalize on the BYOA model through building a great User Experience around email with the ability to have enterprise administration.
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 the announcement of Google's Project Tango, how to use Android APIs in JavaFX, news regarding Cocos2D and SpriteBuilder, and more!
In this chapter we are going to see how to create a silverlight Windows Phone 7 Application using Visual Studio 2010. Here in this chapter we will create a Hello World Application and try to run it in Windows Phone 7 Emulator to check the working mode of the application.
Sometimes, Android development is terrible. This recent blog post discusses some of the more common and recognizable pain points in Android development, and how to get around them.
In one of the author's recent projects, he was forced to use icons for the ApplicationBarButtons that didn’t fit into the circled template of the standard Windows Phone application bar.
If you are a long-time PhoneGap developer like the author, you may have missed a release note somewhere like he did. When PhoneGap released version 2.0, they dropped support for Xcode templates. While that sounds like a bad thing, it wasn't.
Android is pretty tricky to deal with at times, and surprisingly difficult for something very simple..
A while ago the author wrote about iOS Remote Debugging and PhoneGap/Cordova apps. Long story short - it kicks butt and is a great way to debug (and you can do the same with Android). There is one small issue though that you may run into, and I've got a workaround.
Feel like adding a little gratuitous animation to your interface? Here’s a library that makes that easy. It helps out with custom fonts, blurred backgrounds, and other goodies as well.
The success of an app depends on many things, while strategy plays a vital role. Some of the strategies that have to be adopted while developing android apps are discussed below.
Brian Katz talks with Caleb Sima (@csima) and Adam Ely (@adamely), Co-Founders of start-up Bluebox Security (@blueboxsec), about mobile security for the enterprise and the unique MIM technology and market approach they are offering.