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Jennifer Wright11/27/14
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Mobile Development for Everyone

The gaps between target platforms used to be so wide that developers had to code separate versions of their app to reach each market. Today, the barriers are lower. So many tools and resources are available for developers of all backgrounds that it’s impossible to claim making a mobile app is too difficult.

John Walter11/26/14
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Dev of the Week: Max Katz

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Max Katz, head of Developer Relations for

Adi Gaskell11/26/14
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Babylon provides another step towards remote healthcare

Earlier this month I attended the Health 2.0 conference in London, and there were a fascinating array of projects covered from around the world.  I’ll be reviewing some of the better products over the coming days, but I think the biggest trend...

Lauren Clapper11/26/14
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Is T-Mobile's Music Freedom Really Free?

T-Mobile just announced that it's adding more apps under its Music Freedom coverage that allows customers to stream music without overages. However, since the choice of apps is determined by T-Mobile alone and it's only just allowed us to see our data speed, is this really free?

Kon Soulianidis11/25/14
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Working with D3.js

D3.js is a JavaScript library that is used to generate visualisations, usually based on sets of data. I have been using it on a dashboard project for the past month, and wanted to share some of my thoughts and impressions as a new user.

Ketan Parmar11/25/14
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Android Login with Facebook

Your activity has a lot of scattered code for Facebook login. It will be more complex and unmanageable when you will have another social network login, like Facebook and Twitter.This quick tutorial walks through how to build a Facebook login on your Android device.

Lauren Clapper11/24/14
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The Mobile Shopping App Market: How Developers Make Up the Lucrative Shift Towards M-Commerce

If you're a mobile developer, mobile app shopping may alter the future of your role from a creator to a "value-adding reseller." According to Matt Asay's Read Write article, online shopping has branched out to mobile apps as well, with the number of people shopping on mobile devices growing exponentially.

Andrew Trice11/24/14
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IBM Worklight Powered Native Objective-C iOS Apps

IBM MobileFirst Foundation, or IBM Worklight, is a middleware solution for developing mobile applications. Most people think that Worklight is just for creating hybrid mobile (HTML-powered) applications. While this is one of the powerful workflows that Worklight enables, it’s also just the “tip of the iceberg”.

Rick Delgado11/23/14
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In Phones We Trust: Building a Relationship with BYOD

Building trust in a BYOD program isn’t really any different than building confidence in other key business initiatives. Success is founded on fair policies that employees understand. If companies can clearly explain what they expect of their employees, and the importance of data security while still providing flexibility, employees will respond positively.

Franck Wolff11/23/14
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Beyond JSON: Spearal Serialization Protocol for iOS

Spearal is a new, open-source, serialization protocol that aims to overcome the limitations of JSON. It targets - as a first step - HTML and native mobile applications connected to a Java backend. This article introduce the Spearal iOS module, written in Swift, with a iPhone / Spring MVC sample application.

Ina Tontcheva11/23/14
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Become Part of the Web of Apps: Developers Tricks to Increase App Engagement

Mobile developers are facing some severe limitations when it comes to app distribution. How can you you overcome these limitations and put your app in your users hands?

Lauren Clapper11/23/14
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Social Media, Social Good: 7 Apps that Can Help Save the World

Social networking and mobile apps have become an integral part of the way we socialize and go about our day-to-day routines, and charities are increasingly utilizing them to increase awareness. Here are seven apps that incorporate the things you do on a daily basis that can help make the world a better place.

Raymond Camden11/22/14
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Determining Installed Plugins at Runtime for Cordova and PhoneGap Applications

A Twitter user asked an interesting question: How can I tell via JavaScript if a particular plugin is installed in a Cordova/PhoneGap application? He mentioned that his code base was stand alone and would be used within other projects. There are a couple of different ways to handle this in InAppBrowser.

Andrew Trice11/21/14
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So, What is IBM MobileFirst?

I’m still “the new guy” on the MobileFirst team here at IBM, and right away I’ve been asked by peers outside of IBM: “So, what exactly is MobileFirst/Worklight? Is it just for hybrid apps?” In this post I’ll try to shed some light on IBM MobileFirst, and for starters, it is a lot more than just hybrid apps.

Ajitesh Kumar11/21/14
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Angular JS: Two Ways to Initialize an Angular App

This article represents code samples along with related concepts for two different ways in which Angular app can be defined. The two key points are automatic initialization and manual initialization.

Shay Shmeltzer11/21/14
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Modifying the Oracle Alta Skin

n this blog/video I'm going to show you how you can further fine tune the look and feel of your Alta application by modifying and extending your skin with CSS. Since the skinning design time is not completely there for Alta in JDeveloper 12.1.3, there are a couple of tricks to help you out.

Lauren Clapper11/21/14
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Complaints and Issues Continue to Plague Apple's iOS 8

Apple released its 8.1.1 update this week, but it seems that it isn't everything that people were hoping for. Bugs and issues still exist, some persisting while some are new, and the OS is on track to become the buggiest yet. But the issues may not be a surprise or a problem for Apple.

Max Katz11/20/14
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How To Build a Farmers Market Search Hybrid Mobile App

This video shows how to build a Farmers Market search app based on a zip code. The app has two pages. The first page allows to search for farmers markets by entering a zip code. The second page shows details for a selected farmers market.

Courtney Symons11/20/14
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Don't Get Caught with Your App Down on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It's been said that a man's life can be defined by one key moment, one decision, or, maybe most importantly, a lack of a decision. I've come to learn that something similar can be said of an ecommerce company or ecommerce app on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Lauren Clapper11/20/14
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The Apple WatchKit is Now Available for Devs. What Does that Mean for Mobile?

On Tuesday, Apple announced the release of Watchkit for developers to create apps for the Apple Watch, set to be released sometime in 2015. Is it the death of mobile apps as we know it? Or are they changing the game by improving it?

Lauren Clapper11/19/14
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The New Facebook Groups App is Keeping Up with Your Needs

Facebook released its new Groups App for iOS and Android this past Tuesday. Here's a look inside what it is, what it can do for you, and how Facebook might be facing its demographic change.

Rick Delgado11/19/14
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Desktop-as-a-Service and BYOD: Two Growing Complementary Trends

BYOD and DaaS are both growing trends that are making bigger impacts in the business world with each passing year. One of the reasons both are growing at such a steady pace is how they work together so effectively.

Tony Siciliani11/19/14
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Android Tips: Add an On/Off Toggle for a Widget

When we need to give to users of our apps the ability to switch on/off a given feature, we automatically think of check boxes, toggle buttons or switches. If we’re looking for something entirely different, there are other ways to give users a visual feedback on whether a given feature is enabled or not, such as icons.

Matt Lacey11/19/14
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How to Add a Twitter Feed to Your App Studio App

I've recently released an app for the UK based charity Toilet Twinning. The app started life in App Studio but I wanted to add the ability to show tweets from a specific account in the app. This post is an attempt to address this and show how to add a twitter feed to an app studio app.

Lauren Clapper11/18/14
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Nokia's N1: Is It Just Another iPad Imitator?

Only months after selling its device business to Microsoft, Nokia has announced its N1 tablet. While it might look familiar to you, it has some slick features that will set it apart from its competitors.