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Andrej Tozon04/24/14
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Launch Windows Phone 8.1 Podcasts App from Your App

The latest Windows Phone update, Windows Phone 8.1, will bring a new app for managing podcasts. The good thing for developers here is the fact that we’ll be able to integrate the new app in our applications’ workflow by launching the Podcasts app by one of the following URI schemes: itpc:, pcast: and podcast:.

Max Katz04/24/14
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Creating jQuery Mobile App in Using Page Templates

This video shows how to create a jQuery Mobile app in, use page templates, and use jQuery Mobile Panel components for the navigation and menu.

Raymond Camden04/23/14
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PhoneGap Developer App

At the end of last week a really interesting new PhoneGap tool was launched - the PhoneGap Developer App. The PG Developer App is a "shell" application that you can install on a real device (both Android and iOS with Windows Phone coming soon) and test with a local copy of your code.

Marcelo Jabali04/23/14
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Debugging Oracle ADF Mobile Applications: Part I

The author has been involved with the Oracle Mobile Application Framework (a.k.a. ADF Mobile) lately and one of the things developers typically ask me during my talks is how to debug mobile applications created with the Oracle framework.

Benjamin Ball04/22/14
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (April 22)

This week's topics include a new Internet of Things investment, Android is twice as stable, coverage of the Red Hat Summit in San Fran, debugging iOS apps, the internet of things as a caretaker, optimization of resource utilization in Mule, and more advancements with 3D-printed applications.

Jorge Ramon04/22/14
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Sencha Touch 2 Stores: Client-Side Sorting

This is a Sencha Touch Store sort tutorial where you will learn the different ways to perform client-side sorting of the records in a Sencha Touch Store. These tutorial covers: Using a Sencha Touch Store’s sorters config, using the Store Class’s sort method, and using the Store Class’s setSorters method

Raymond Camden04/22/14
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Recording: Debugging Mobile Applications Presentation

Thank you to everyone who attended the author's Google Hangout presentation last week. He's getting used to the platform, but is still open to tips on how to improve. In this article, you'll find the recording of his presentation.

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).

Bozhidar Bozhanov04/21/14
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Scheduling Repeated Tasks in Android

A somewhat common usecase for android applications is to have them launched when the phone is started, and execute some piece of code periodically.

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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Mobile Zone Link Roundup (Apr. 19)

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.