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.
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 Appery.io.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.