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Has Altaiar04/21/14
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AlertDialogs that Blocks Execution and Wait for Input on Android (MonoDroid/Xamarin.Android)

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).

John Sonmez04/21/14
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Cross Platform Mobile Development (iOS, Android, WP8)

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.

Alec Noller04/20/14
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The Best of the Week (Apr. 11): Mobile Zone

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.

Alec Noller04/19/14
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (Apr. 19): Mobile Zone

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.

Katie Stanfield04/19/14
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Keep your Smartphone from Getting Hanged

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.

Alec Noller04/18/14
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Google's Matias Duarte on Why Mobile is Dead

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.

Eda Liu04/18/14
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The Big Question in Mobile App Development: iOS or Android?

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?

Raymond Camden04/18/14
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Open PhoneGap/Cordova Session Next Week

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.

Bill Lahti04/17/14
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How to View an Android Shared Preferences File

Here is what I do when I want to see the contents of an Android Shared Preferences file when I am debugging an app.

Ben Wilcock04/17/14
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Working with Google Analytics API v4 for Android

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.

Alec Noller04/17/14
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Telerik Releases Open Source Kendo UI Core

UI enthusiasts can rejoice: Yesterday, Telerik announced the release of Telerik Kendo UI Core, an open source package of UI and JavaScript tools that also includes Telerik Kendo UI Mobile.

Max Katz04/17/14
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Creating jQuery Mobile Tip Calculator App in

This video shows how to create a mobile tip calculator app in with jQuery Mobile, how to build a binary for Android and iOS with PhoneGap, and how to instantly publish as an HTML5 mobile app

Alec Noller04/16/14
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Iconify: Simplified Icon Management for Android

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.

Jorge Ramon04/16/14
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Creating a Sencha Touch Nested List with a .NET Backend

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.

Raymond Camden04/15/14
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Results of PhoneGap Survey

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.

Alec Noller04/15/14
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SDK Manager Plugin for Gradle Android Builds

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.

Paresh Mayani04/14/14
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Be a Lazy but Productive Android Developer, Part 6: Staggered GridView

In this episode, we are going to talk about Staggered GridView and making app awesome by including it in our Android app.

Alec Noller04/14/14
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7 Tips for Using RxJava on Android

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.

Max Katz04/14/14
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Creating a Tip Calculator Mobile App in with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap

Smashing Magazine published an article on how to build a Tip Calculator app using mobile technologies including jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. As 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

Alec Noller04/13/14
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The Best of the Week (Apr. 4): Mobile Zone

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.

John Blanco04/11/14
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How to Speed up Android Studio

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.

Paresh Mayani04/11/14
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Be a Lazy But Productive Android Developer, Part 5: Image Loading Library

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.

Hirvesh Munogee04/11/14
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ChocolateChip-UI: A Mobile Web Framework in HTML5, CSS & Javascript

ChocolateChip-UI is a mobile HTML5 web framework which allows you to create beautiful mobile web applications using HTML5, CSS & JavaScript. It has built-in native looks for Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8.

Mitch Pronschinske04/10/14
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Mobile App Development Platforms: What Features Should We Compare?

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.

Paresh Mayani04/10/14
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Be a Lazy but a Productive Android Developer, Part 4: Card UI

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.